Fear and the Shaping of Early American Societies

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Lauric Henneton, Louis Roper
BRILL, Apr 21, 2016 - History - 324 pages
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Fear and the Shaping of Early American Societies tracks the impact of fear and responses thereto on the social and political construction of 17th- and 18th-century America.
 

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Contents

Adjusting to Fear in Early America
1
From Sea Monsters and Savages to Sorcerers and Satan A History of Fear in New France
38
Fortunes Frowns and the Finger of God Deciphering Fear in the Caribbean c 1600c 1720
60
Fear and the Genesis of the English Empire in America
76
Fear Uncertainty and Violence in the Dutch Colonization of Brazil 16241662
93
Rumors Uncertainty and DecisionMaking in the Greater Long Island Sound 16521654
115
Our fears surpass our hopes Virginian Reactions to the Execution of Charles i 16491652
137
Ffourty thousand to cutt the Protestants throats The Irish Threat in the Chesapeake and the West Indies 16201700
160
Imprisoning Persons at their Pleasure The AntiCatholic Hysteria of 1689 in the Middle Colonies
182
A Bloody Conspiracy Race Power and Religion in New Yorks 1712 Slave Insurrection
204
10 Fear and the Making of a Huguenot Identity 16851750
226
A Land where Hunger is in Gold and Famine is in Opulence Plantation Slavery Island Ecology and the Fear of Famine in the French Caribbean
243
The Inhabitants of the Province had been frequently Alarmed Fear and Rumor in the Colonial Southeastern Backcountry 17541765
265
The Unpleasing Part of the Drama Fear Devastation and the Civilian Experience of the Revolutionary War
284
Index
305
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