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Synopsis:
In 1869 six London families arrived in Nemaha County, Kansas, as the first colonists of the Workingmenand#8217;s Cooperative Colony, later fancifully renamed Llewellyn Castle by a local writer. These early colonists were all members of Britainand#8217;s National Reform League, founded by noted Chartist leader James Bronterre Oand#8217;Brien. As working-class radicals they were determined to find an alternative to the grinding poverty that exploitative liberal capitalism had inflicted on Englandand#8217;s laboring poor. Located on 680 acres in northeastern Kansas, this collectivist colony jointly owned all the land and itsand#160;natural resources, with individuals leasing small sections to work. The money from these leases was intended for public works and the healthcare and education of colony members.

The colony floundered after just a few years and collapsed in 1874, but its mission and founding ideas lived on in Kansas. Many former colonists became prominent political activists in the 1890s, and the colonyand#8217;s ideals of national fiscal policy reform and state ownership of land were carried over into the Kansas Populist movement.

Based on archival research throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, this history of an English collectivist colony in Americaand#8217;s Great Plains highlights the connections between British and American reform movements and their contexts.

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Bridging the fields of indigenous, early American, memory, and media studies, On Records illuminates the problems of communication between cultures and across generations. Andrew Newman examines several controversial episodes in the historical narrative of the Delaware (Lenape) Indians, including the stories of their primordial migration to settle a homeland spanning the Delaware and Hudson Rivers, the arrival of the Dutch and the first colonial land fraud, William Pennand#8217;s founding of Pennsylvania with a Great Treaty of Peace, and the and#8220;infamousand#8221; 1737 Pennsylvania Walking Purchase.

As Newman demonstrates, the quest for ideal recordsand#8212;authentic, authoritative, and objective, anchored in the past yet intelligible to the presentand#8212;has haunted historical actors and scholars alike. Yet without and#8220;proof,and#8221; how can we know what really happened? On Records articulates surprising connections among colonial documents, recorded oral traditions, and material and visual cultures. Its comprehensive, probing analysis of historical evidence yields a multifaceted understanding of events and reveals new insights into the divergent memories of a shared past.

About the Author

John L. Brooke is Humanities Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio State University. He has won the Bancroft Prize for The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844.

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ISBN:
9780807833230
Subtitle:
A Worker's Cooperative on the Great Plains
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Author:
Brooke, John L.
Author:
Newman, Andrew
Author:
Entz, Gary R.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Eighteeth century; national revolution; Martin Van Buren; Jacksonian Era; American History; political history; Alexis de Tocqueville s civil society; American public life; Enlightenment; new republic; Age of Jackson; New World Republic;
Subject:
Regency
Subject:
; American Revolutionary settlement; legitimacy; consent; Hudson Valley; slavery; race; antirent; insurrection; microhistory; United States; print culture; political party; Martin Van Buren; gender; Shakers; New York; Columbia Country;
Subject:
Eighteeth century
Subject:
national revolution
Subject:
Martin Van Buren
Subject:
Jacksonian Era
Subject:
American history
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Alexis de Tocqueville s civil society
Subject:
American public life
Subject:
Enlightenment
Subject:
New Republic
Subject:
Age of Jackson
Subject:
New World Republic
Subject:
American Revolutionary settlement
Subject:
Legitimacy
Subject:
Consent
Subject:
Hudson Valley
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Race
Subject:
antirent
Subject:
insurrection
Subject:
microhistory
Subject:
United states
Subject:
print culture
Subject:
political party
Subject:
Gender.
Subject:
Shakers
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Columbia Country
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
New Yor
Subject:
K
Subject:
Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American Hist
Series Volume:
Civil Life on the Up
Publication Date:
20131201
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 maps
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
Age of Jackson

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Columbia Rising: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson
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Product details 288 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807833230 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 1869 six London families arrived in Nemaha County, Kansas, as the first colonists of the Workingmenand#8217;s Cooperative Colony, later fancifully renamed Llewellyn Castle by a local writer. These early colonists were all members of Britainand#8217;s National Reform League, founded by noted Chartist leader James Bronterre Oand#8217;Brien. As working-class radicals they were determined to find an alternative to the grinding poverty that exploitative liberal capitalism had inflicted on Englandand#8217;s laboring poor. Located on 680 acres in northeastern Kansas, this collectivist colony jointly owned all the land and itsand#160;natural resources, with individuals leasing small sections to work. The money from these leases was intended for public works and the healthcare and education of colony members.

The colony floundered after just a few years and collapsed in 1874, but its mission and founding ideas lived on in Kansas. Many former colonists became prominent political activists in the 1890s, and the colonyand#8217;s ideals of national fiscal policy reform and state ownership of land were carried over into the Kansas Populist movement.

Based on archival research throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, this history of an English collectivist colony in Americaand#8217;s Great Plains highlights the connections between British and American reform movements and their contexts.

"Synopsis" by , Bridging the fields of indigenous, early American, memory, and media studies, On Records illuminates the problems of communication between cultures and across generations. Andrew Newman examines several controversial episodes in the historical narrative of the Delaware (Lenape) Indians, including the stories of their primordial migration to settle a homeland spanning the Delaware and Hudson Rivers, the arrival of the Dutch and the first colonial land fraud, William Pennand#8217;s founding of Pennsylvania with a Great Treaty of Peace, and the and#8220;infamousand#8221; 1737 Pennsylvania Walking Purchase.

As Newman demonstrates, the quest for ideal recordsand#8212;authentic, authoritative, and objective, anchored in the past yet intelligible to the presentand#8212;has haunted historical actors and scholars alike. Yet without and#8220;proof,and#8221; how can we know what really happened? On Records articulates surprising connections among colonial documents, recorded oral traditions, and material and visual cultures. Its comprehensive, probing analysis of historical evidence yields a multifaceted understanding of events and reveals new insights into the divergent memories of a shared past.

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