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Transatlantic Discourses Of Freedom And Slavery In The English Revolution, John Donoghue Jan 2014

Transatlantic Discourses Of Freedom And Slavery In The English Revolution, John Donoghue

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Three themes in the discursive history of freedom and slavery during the English Revolution are explored here: the liberty of conscience, the liberty of the body, and the liberty of commerce. In the contests waged to define these liberties, contending factions of revolutionaries refashioned their opponents’ concepts of freedom as forms of bondage. Although explored in discrete fashion by historians, these discourses of religious, bodily, and commercial liberty hardly operated independently from one another. Indeed, they became increasingly entangled as the Revolution reached its imperial turn (ca. 1649-1655), accompanied as it was by the rise of the slave trade in ...


Mother Jones: Ireland To North America To Ireland, Elliot Gorn Jan 2014

Mother Jones: Ireland To North America To Ireland, Elliot Gorn

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Although we don't hear her name so often anymore, Mother Jones was one of the great figures of the early twentieth century. She and her family were refugees from the Famine, and I want to argue here that her early life in Ireland, Canada, and the United States molded her, made her the great crusader for social justice and tribune of the working class that she became as an old woman. "Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose," Kris Kristofferson has written, words that well describe the life of Mother Jones.


De-Centering Carl Schmitt: The Colonial State Of Exception And The Criminalization Of The Political In British India, 1905-1920, John Pincince Jan 2014

De-Centering Carl Schmitt: The Colonial State Of Exception And The Criminalization Of The Political In British India, 1905-1920, John Pincince

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