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Repositioning North American Migration History ...
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This volume gathers established and new scholars working on North American immigration, transmigration, internal migration, and citizenship whose work analyzes the development of migrant and state-level institutions as well as migrant networks. With contemporary migration research most often focused on the development of transnational communities and the ways international migrants maintain relationships with their sending region that sustain the circular flow of people, ideas, and traditions across national boundaries it is useful to compare these to similar patterns evident within the terrain of internal migration. To date, however, international and internal migration studies have unfolded in relative isolation from one another with each operating within these distinct fields of expertise rather than across them. Although there has been some important linking, there has not been a recent major consideration of human migration that works across and within the various borders of the North American continent. Thus, the volume presents a variety of chapters that seek to consider human migration in comparative perspective across the internal/international divide. Marc S. Rodriguez is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University; Donna R. Gabbaccia is the Mellon Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh; James R. Grossman is the Vice President of Research and Education at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Repositioning North American Migration History is a volume in Studies in Comparative History, sponsored by Princeton University's Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies.CONTRIBUTORS: JOSEF BARTON, WALLACE BEST, DONNA GABBACCIA, JAMES GREGORY, TOBIAS HIGBIE, MAE NGAI, WALTER NUGENT, ANNELISE ORLECK, KUNAL PARKER, KIMBERLY PHILLIPS, BRUNO RAMIREZ, MARC RODRIGUEZ

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American Metempsychosis
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'The transmigration of souls is no fable. I would it were, but men and women are only half human.' With these words, Ralph Waldo Emerson confronts a dilemma that illuminates the formation of American individualism: to evolve and become fully human requires a heightened engagement with history. Americans, Emerson argues, must realize history's chronology in themselves--because their own minds and bodies are its evolving record. Whereas scholarship has tended to minimize the mystical underpinnings of Emerson's notion of the self, his depictions of 'the metempsychosis of nature' reveal deep roots in mystical traditions from Hinduism and Buddhism to Platonism and Christian esotericism. In essay after essay, Emerson uses metempsychosis as an open-ended template to understand human development. In Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman transforms Emerson's conception of metempsychotic selfhood into an expressly poetic event. His vision of transmigration viscerally celebrates the poet's ability to assume and live in other bodies; his American poet seeks to incorporate the entire nation into his own person so that he can speak for every man and woman.

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The River Flows On
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The River Flows On is an impressively broad study of slave resistance in America, spanning the colonial and antebellum eras in both the North and South and covering all forms of recalcitrance, from major revolts and rebellions to everyday acts of disobedience. Walter C. Rucker analyzes American slave resistance with a keen understanding of its African influences while he also traces the emergence of an African American identity, orientation, consciousness, and culture. Rucker identifies African ethnic enclaves throughout the original thirteen colonies that produced unique modes of resistance, but he also points to the shared cultural heritage that facilitated collective action among both African- and American-born slaves. The ubiquitous belief in conjure and spiritual forces, the importance of martial dance and the drum, and ideas about the afterlife and transmigration all served as cultural bridges and fostered a sense of solidarity among slaves. Focusing on the role of African cultural and sociopolitical forces, Rucker gives in-depth attention to the 1712 New York City revolt, the 1739 Stono rebellion in South Carolina, the 1741 New York conspiracy, Gabriel Prosser's 1800 Richmond slave plot, and Denmark Vesey's 1822 Charleston scheme. He concludes with Nat Turner's 1831 revolt in Southampton, Virginia, which bore the marks of both conjure and Christianity, reflecting a new, African American consciousness. More than a basic human reaction to oppressive circumstances, slave resistance in early America was distinctly rooted in multiple strands of African ethnic heritage. With rich evidence drawn from anthropology, archaeology, and religion, The River Flows On is both innovative and convincing.

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Inheritance: Kindred Spirits
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Inheritance:Kindred Spirits is book 2 in the Inheritance Trilogy. Fulfilling the conditions of the Will means a fresh start in Britain for young American Marketing Executive, Josh MacMaddock. Unbeknown to Josh MacMaddock, the mysterious property he has inherited hides a secret. A series of incidents centred in the chapel of the house leads to the climatic revelation that it is situated on the site of an ancient druidic stone circle, itself an intersection of ley-lines which have been reactivated after centuries of dormancy, by oil-drilling in the near-by Irish Sea He discovers the mysterious circumstances of his relative's death: combustion within the henge. Further investigations into his deceased relative reveals his membership of an ancient secret Order 'that has existed across centuries from druidic times to the present day. Tormented by flashbacks, Josh senses impending disaster unless he discovers the nature and purpose of the Secret Order. Teaming up with Dr Gwyn Rowlands an ex alcoholic, archaeologist, they attempt to unravel the Order's purpose, the secret of the house and as other murder attempts fail, the reason why they are on someone's death list. Hypnotic regression provides evidence of transmigration and clues to the nature of the house. Extract The tunnel Rounding a corner my flashlight picked up writing carved into the rock of the tunnel. 'What's that?' whispered Bob. I played the beam across the smoothened rock face and examined the writing. Lichen covered the surface in patches, masking letters and words. I pulled a ten pence coin from my pocket and used the edge to scrape away the green growth, stepped back and shone the flashlight beam over the exposed rock. Bob started reading in a hoarse and hesitant voice. 'Be warned and commaunded ye who so trespasseth here! Hither lieth a gate of Samhain, to the otherworlde...' Quotation The Celtic Druids teach this: 'souls are not annihilated, but pass after death from one body to another, and they hold that by this teaching, men are much encouraged to valor, through disregarding fear of death.' Julius Caesar - Dictator & Consul of the Roman Republic (100 BC to 44 BC) Book 1 = Inheritance: Who Do You Think You Are? Book 3 = Inheritance: In Their Bloodied Footsteps

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Rethinking the Informal City: Critical Perspect...
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'...a worthwhile and timely contribution to the field of Latin American urban studies, which will help to fill the current gap in literature on the Latin American city...this book's major contribution is in its exploration of the social, spatial, cultural and aesthetic processes which constitute the informal city, which is (re)presented as fluid, dynamic, and most importantly, as part of the city. This aspect should ensure its interest to scholars of space and culture; as in rethinking the informal city, we are forced to re-evaluate our understandings of the city itself.' · Space and Culture Latin American cities have always been characterized by a strong tension between what is vaguely described as their formal and informal dimensions. However, the terms formal and informal refer not only to the physical aspect of cities but also to their entire socio-political fabric. Informal cities and settlements exceed the structures of order, control and homogeneity that one expects to find in a formal city; therefore the contributors to this volume - from such disciplines as architecture, urban planning, anthropology, urban design, cultural and urban studies and sociology - focus on alternative methods of analysis in order to study the phenomenon of urban informality. This book provides a thorough review of the work that is currently being carried out by scholars, practitioners and governmental institutions, in and outside Latin America, on the question of informal cities. Felipe Hernández is an Architect and lecturer in architectural design, history and theory at the University of Cambridge. He has an MA in Architecture and Critical Theory and received his PhD from the University of Nottingham. He taught previously in the School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, and has also taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), the Universities of Nottingham, East London and Nottingham Trent. Felipe Hernández has published extensively on contemporary Latin American cities, focusing on the multiplicity of architectural practices that operate simultaneously in the constant re-shaping of the continent's cities. He is the author of Beyond Modernist Masters: Contemporary Architecture in Latin America (Birkhäuser 2009) and Bhabha for Architects (Routledge 2009) and co-editor of Transculturation: Cities, Space and Architecture in Latin America (Rodopi 2005). Peter Kellett is senior lecturer in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a qualified architect with an M.A. in Social Anthropology and has worked and researched in Latin America for many years. His Ph.D. is an ethnographic study of informal housing processes in northern Colombia, and his research continues to focus largely on housing, particularly on understanding how disadvantaged households create, use and value dwelling environments in cities in the developing world. He has lectured and published widely, and in addition to his work in Latin America he has worked on large comparative research projects in Asia and Africa, as well as in the U.K. Lea Knudsen Allen completed her Ph.D. in the Department of English Literatures and Cultures at Brown University. She has worked extensively on issues to do with postcolonial discourse, transmigration and cultural representation. Her doctoral thesis, entitled 'Cosmopolite Subjectivities and the Mediterranean in Early Modern England', explored these topics in the context of early modern English drama, poetry and travel literature. She has published on exoticism and international trade in the work of Jonson and Marlowe. Additionally, Allen has an interest in representations of urban and social space, a topic on which she has also published. Currently Lea lives in the United Kingdom and teaches for the Universities of Maine (USA) and Liverpool (UK).

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Repositioning North American Migration History ...
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This volume gathers established and new scholars working on North American immigration, transmigration, internal migration, and citizenship whose work analyzes the development of migrant and state-level institutions as well as migrant networks. With contemporary migration research most often focused on the development of transnational communities and the ways international migrants maintain relationships with their sending region that sustain the circular flow of people, ideas, and traditions across national boundaries it is useful to compare these to similar patterns evident within the terrain of internal migration. To date, however, international and internal migration studies have unfolded in relative isolation from one another with each operating within these distinct fields of expertise rather than across them. Although there has been some important linking, there has not been a recent major consideration of human migration that works across and within the various borders of the North American continent. Thus, the volume presents a variety of chapters that seek to consider human migration in comparative perspective across the internal/international divide. Marc S. Rodriguez is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University; Donna R. Gabbaccia is the Mellon Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh; James R. Grossman is the Vice President of Research and Education at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Repositioning North American Migration History is a volume in Studies in Comparative History, sponsored by Princeton University's Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies.CONTRIBUTORS: JOSEF BARTON, WALLACE BEST, DONNA GABBACCIA, JAMES GREGORY, TOBIAS HIGBIE, MAE NGAI, WALTER NUGENT, ANNELISE ORLECK, KUNAL PARKER, KIMBERLY PHILLIPS, BRUNO RAMIREZ, MARC RODRIGUEZ

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The River Flows On
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The River Flows On is an impressively broad study of slave resistance in America, spanning the colonial and antebellum eras in both the North and South and covering all forms of recalcitrance, from major revolts and rebellions to everyday acts of disobedience. Walter C. Rucker analyzes American slave resistance with a keen understanding of its African influences while he also traces the emergence of an African American identity, orientation, consciousness, and culture. Rucker identifies African ethnic enclaves throughout the original thirteen colonies that produced unique modes of resistance, but he also points to the shared cultural heritage that facilitated collective action among both African- and American-born slaves. The ubiquitous belief in conjure and spiritual forces, the importance of martial dance and the drum, and ideas about the afterlife and transmigration all served as cultural bridges and fostered a sense of solidarity among slaves. Focusing on the role of African cultural and sociopolitical forces, Rucker gives in-depth attention to the 1712 New York City revolt, the 1739 Stono rebellion in South Carolina, the 1741 New York conspiracy, Gabriel Prosser's 1800 Richmond slave plot, and Denmark Vesey's 1822 Charleston scheme. He concludes with Nat Turner's 1831 revolt in Southampton, Virginia, which bore the marks of both conjure and Christianity, reflecting a new, African American consciousness. More than a basic human reaction to oppressive circumstances, slave resistance in early America was distinctly rooted in multiple strands of African ethnic heritage. With rich evidence drawn from anthropology, archaeology, and religion, The River Flows On is both innovative and convincing.

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American Metempsychosis
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'The transmigration of souls is no fable. I would it were, but men and women are only half human.' With these words, Ralph Waldo Emerson confronts a dilemma that illuminates the formation of American individualism: to evolve and become fully human requires a heightened engagement with history. Americans, Emerson argues, must realize history's chronology in themselves--because their own minds and bodies are its evolving record. Whereas scholarship has tended to minimize the mystical underpinnings of Emerson's notion of the self, his depictions of 'the metempsychosis of nature' reveal deep roots in mystical traditions from Hinduism and Buddhism to Platonism and Christian esotericism. In essay after essay, Emerson uses metempsychosis as an open-ended template to understand human development. In Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman transforms Emerson's conception of metempsychotic selfhood into an expressly poetic event. His vision of transmigration viscerally celebrates the poet's ability to assume and live in other bodies; his American poet seeks to incorporate the entire nation into his own person so that he can speak for every man and woman.

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Inheritance: Kindred Spirits
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Inheritance:Kindred Spirits is book 2 in the Inheritance Trilogy. Fulfilling the conditions of the Will means a fresh start in Britain for young American Marketing Executive, Josh MacMaddock. Unbeknown to Josh MacMaddock, the mysterious property he has inherited hides a secret. A series of incidents centred in the chapel of the house leads to the climatic revelation that it is situated on the site of an ancient druidic stone circle, itself an intersection of ley-lines which have been reactivated after centuries of dormancy, by oil-drilling in the near-by Irish Sea He discovers the mysterious circumstances of his relative's death: combustion within the henge. Further investigations into his deceased relative reveals his membership of an ancient secret Order 'that has existed across centuries from druidic times to the present day. Tormented by flashbacks, Josh senses impending disaster unless he discovers the nature and purpose of the Secret Order. Teaming up with Dr Gwyn Rowlands an ex alcoholic, archaeologist, they attempt to unravel the Order's purpose, the secret of the house and as other murder attempts fail, the reason why they are on someone's death list. Hypnotic regression provides evidence of transmigration and clues to the nature of the house. Extract The tunnel Rounding a corner my flashlight picked up writing carved into the rock of the tunnel. 'What's that?' whispered Bob. I played the beam across the smoothened rock face and examined the writing. Lichen covered the surface in patches, masking letters and words. I pulled a ten pence coin from my pocket and used the edge to scrape away the green growth, stepped back and shone the flashlight beam over the exposed rock. Bob started reading in a hoarse and hesitant voice. 'Be warned and commaunded ye who so trespasseth here! Hither lieth a gate of Samhain, to the otherworlde...' Quotation The Celtic Druids teach this: 'souls are not annihilated, but pass after death from one body to another, and they hold that by this teaching, men are much encouraged to valor, through disregarding fear of death.' Julius Caesar - Dictator & Consul of the Roman Republic (100 BC to 44 BC) Book 1 = Inheritance: Who Do You Think You Are? Book 3 = Inheritance: In Their Bloodied Footsteps

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