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Words of enticement: The effort to attract immigrants to Texas, 1865-1914
Texans, native and adopted, have continually broadcast the advantages of moving to their state. Over the years they believed an investment of time and energy meant they could influence this flow of migration. A prodigious ...
Rhetoric and reality: The making of Chinese perceptions of the United States, 1949-1989
When the people of a given society contemplate the outside world, they do so with inherited but constantly changing values, assumptions, preoccupations, and aspirations. Who they are, one might say, largely determines what ...
The rise of evangelical religion in South Carolina during the eighteenth century
Using a developmental model as a heuristic tool for understanding the main contours of socioeconomic and cultural development in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century South Carolina, and following Samuel S. Hill's advice ...
Hearts divided: The marriage and family of Elizabeth and William Wirt, 1802-1834
This joint biography of Elizabeth Gamble Wirt (1784-1857) and William Wirt (1772-1834) tells the story of a middle-class couple in the upper South from 1802 to 1834. The Wirts were members of the emerging urban professional ...