Item Details

Babel of the Atlantic

edited by Bethany Wiggin
Format
Book
Published
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2019]
Language
English
Series
The Max Kade Research Institute Series: Germans Beyond Europe
Max Kade German-American Research Institute Series
ISBN
9780271083230, 0271083239
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.
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.
Description
xiii, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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