Glimpses Of Colonial Society

Author: William Paterson
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429004800
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A man of remarkable achievement in both the law and in politics, William Paterson's letters provide insight into pre-Revolutionary War America, with specific commentary on his social circle and life at The College of New Jersey (later Princeton College). Paterson's letters, often dated New Bromley, NJ, give insight into the thoughts and mores of the man who went on to become Attorney-general of New Jersey during the Revolution, a framer of the Federal Constitution, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, then Governor of the state, and, at the time of his death, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Glimpses Of Colonial Society

Author: W. Jay Mills
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780483916234
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Excerpt from Glimpses of Colonial Society: And the Life at Princeton College, 1766-1773; By One of the Class of 1763 William Paterson was born in County Antrim, Ireland, December 24, 174 5. Shortly afier his birth his parents emigrated to the New World, and for a period Of about three years wandered here and there through the colonies before adopting a fixed abode. In the Paterson papers we find it recorded that they journeyed to the hamlet of Princetown in the spring-time of 1750, and be coming SO enamoured with the place, purchased one hundred acres of land in the centre of the set tlement for a permanent home. Six years after the family became residents of this isolated spot on the King's Highway connecting New York City and Philadelphia, President Burr of the young College Of New Jersey removed his students from Newark to Princeton, - to Shield them from the temptations and allurements of the nearby city Of New York. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Glimpses Of Colonial Society And The Life At Princeton College 1766 1773

Author: W. Jay Mills
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781110462063
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Early American Proverbs And Proverbial Phrases

Author: Bartlett Jere Whiting
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674219816
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Mr. Whiting has combed all the obvious sources and hundreds of out-of-the-way publications of local journals and historical societies. This body of material, "because it covers territory that has not been extracted and compiled in a scholarly way before, can justly be said to be the most valuable of all those that Whiting has brought together," according to Albert B. Friedman. "What makes the work important is Whiting's authority: a proverb or proverbial phrase is what BJW thinks is a proverb or proverbial phrase. There is no objective operative definition of any value, no divining rod; his tact, 'feel,' experience, determine what's the real thing and what is spurious."

Princetonians 1748 1768

Author: James McLachlan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400870771
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Benjamin Rush, William Paterson, David Ramsay, Oliver Ellsworth, Jonathan Edwards, Jr.—these are only a few of the remarkable men who attended the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) in its first twenty-one classes. Alumni included five members of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, twenty two participants in the Continental Congress, four Senators, seven Congressmen, and two Justices of the Supreme Court. This volume describes the lives of the 338 men who graduated from the College between 1748 and 1768. Their biographies are arranged by year of graduation, and an introduction provides the early history of the College and its role in colonial culture. In sharp contrast to the graduates of other colleges at the time, Princeton's early students were either born or found their later careers in every one of the thirteen states as well as in Tennessee, Kentucky, the West Indies, and Ireland. After graduation most became clergymen, lawyers, doctors, businessmen, and soldiers. While some served as national leaders, others rose to prominence in state and local government, becoming governors, state legislators, and participants in the drafting of state constitutions. This record of their lives is a mine of information about America during the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early National periods. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Dance And Its Music In America 1528 1789

Author: Kate Van Winkle Keller
Publisher: Pendragon Press
ISBN: 9781576471272
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"Beginning with Toya Indian dances in Florida and the Matachines dance-drama in the Southwest, and moving to ordination balls, pantomimes, Black election celebrations and country dances called "Burgoyne's Surrender" and "Washington's Resignation," this study presents dance in the North American lands that would become the United States of America as a powerful yet ephemeral medium of communication and social dynamics. It integrates the history of dance and its music into cultural, commercial, and aesthetic aspects of life in the New World, both for established native societies and newcomers." "Special topics include dance as a metaphor and preparation for battle, Yankee peddlers of dance and their publications, French connections, Spanish influences, dance on board ships, in religion and in the military, and Negro jigs, the Virginia Reel, and mumming traditions. Included is the colorful history of theatrical dancers who performed on the boards from Portsmouth to Charleston and competitive dancers in early versions of today's Scottish games. The core of the book is a state-by-state narrative of dance and dance music in each colony or territory from Maine to California. Thoroughly documented with extensive period quotations, illustrations, footnotes, bibliography and a detailed index, this study integrates much new information with a new way of looking at dance as a phenomenon that was both re-creative and manipulative, commercial and personal, and pleasurable and painful to those who participated."--BOOK JACKET.