Franklin

Babel of the Atlantic / edited by Bethany Wiggin.

Publication:
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2019] , ©2019
Series:
The Max Kade Research Institute series: Germans beyond Europe
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Multilingualism -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century.
Multilingualism -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century.
Multilingualism -- Middle Atlantic States -- History -- 18th century.
Pennsylvania -- Religion -- History -- 18th century.
Antislavery movements -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century.
Antislavery movements.
Multilingualism.
Religion.
Middle Atlantic States.
Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"A collection of essays examining colonial Philadelphia and its surroundings as a zone of cultural and linguistic interchange. Documents everyday multilingualism and intercultural negotiations with special attention to themes of religion, education, race and the abolitionist movement, and material culture and architecture"--Provided by publisher.
"A collection of essays examining colonial Philadelphia and its surroundings as a zone of cultural and linguistic interchange. Documents everyday multilingualism and intercultural negotiations with special attention to themes of religion, education, raceand the abolitionist movement, and material culture and architecture"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction : multilingual soundings in the colonial Mid-Atlantic : "differences of manners, languages and extraction, was now no more" / Bethany Wiggin
"Wie ein Nimrod/like a nimrod" : Babel, confusion, and coercive bilingualism in the eighteenth-century Mid-Atlantic / Patrick M. Erben
The Moravian threat to the Old World establishment / Craig Atwood
Women, migration, and Moravian mission : negotiating Pennsylvania's colonial landscapes / Katherine Faull
Benjamin Franklin, the Philadelphia Academy, Halle, and Göttingen / Jürgen Overhoff
German or English? : Halle's pastors in Pennsylvania and the search for the right language, 1742-1820 / Wolfgang Flügel
Writing against slavery : Germantown, Quakers, and the ethnic origins of early antislavery thought / Katharine Gerbner
"Ein schrecklicher Zustand" : race, slavery, and gradual emancipation in Pennsylvania / Birte Pfleger
How the Quakers worked with Moravians, Germans, the French, the British, and enslaved and free Africans : all in the antislavery cause / Maurice Jackson
Communicating through wood and stone : building a new world identity in Pennsylvania / Cynthia G. Falk
Germans in colonial Philadelphia : ethnicity, hybridity, and the material world / Lisa Minardi.
Notes:
Includes contributor bios (pages 299-301).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Zebooker fund bookplate.
Contributor:
Wiggin, Bethany, 1972- editor.
ISBN:
9780271083230
0271083239
OCLC:
1049270093
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