The Duke of Stockbridge

... floor and grope his way out of doors as best he might , when he should return to his senses . For doors were not locked in Stock bridge in those days . CHAPTER III . The Tavern - Jail at Barrington Peler's 28 The Duke of Stockbridge.

The Duke of Stockbridge


The Duke of Stockbridge

Reproduction of the original: The Duke of Stockbridge by Edward Bellamy

The Duke of Stockbridge

Reproduction of the original: The Duke of Stockbridge by Edward Bellamy

The Duke of Stockbridge

The Duke of Stockbridge by Edward Bellamy.

The Duke of Stockbridge

The Duke of Stockbridge by Edward Bellamy.

The Reign of King Stephen

Canterbury believed (and attestation lists confirm) that most of those who flocked to join him after landing were old Angevin loyalistsl.3 The second datable appearance of Duke Henry in 1153 was also in Hamp— shire, at Stockbridge, ...

The Reign of King Stephen

At last: an authoritative, up to date account of the troubled reign of King Stephen, by a leading scholar of the Anglo-Norman world. David Crouch covers every aspect of the period - the king and the empress, the aristocracy, the Church, government and the nation at large. He also looks at the wider dimensions of the story, in Scotland, Wales, Normandy and elsewhere. The result (weaving its discussions around a vigorous narrative core) is a a work of major scholarship. A must for specialist and amateur medievalists alike.

Gambling and Survival in Native North America

A comparison to Bellamy's The Duke of Stockbridge highlights Sedgwick's class bias . As noted earlier , a number of references locate post - revolutionary Stockbridge as the central site of the novel . While Catharine Maria was born too ...

Gambling and Survival in Native North America

"The Pequots have found success at their southeastern Connecticut casino in spite of the odds. But in considering their story, Paul Pasquaretta shifts the focus from casinos to the political struggles that have marked the long history of indigenous-colonial relations.

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The Duke of Stockbridge

The Duke of Stockbridge


Friends of Liberty

The Battle of West Stockbridge is vividly recreated in Edward Bellamy's The Duke of Stockbridge: A Romance of Shays' Rebellion (New York: Silver, Burdett, 1900), chapter 24. 23. Jones, Stockbridge, 193–94; other versions are in The ...

Friends of Liberty

Friends of Liberty tells the remarkable story of three men whose lives were braided together by issues of liberty and race that fueled revolutions across two continents. Thomas Jefferson wrote the founding documents of the United States. Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a hero of the American Revolution and later led a spectacular but failed uprising in Poland, his homeland. Agrippa Hull, a freeborn black New Englander, volunteered at eighteen to join the Continental Army. During the Revolution, Hull served Kosciuszko as an orderly, and the two became fast friends. Kosciuszko's abhorrence of bondage shaped histhinking about the oppression in his own land. When Kosciuszko returned to America in the 1790s, bearing the wounds of his own failed revolution, he and Jefferson forged an intense friendship based on their shared dreams for the global expansion of human freedom. They sealed their bond with a blood compact whereby Jefferson would liberate his slaves upon Kosciuszko's death. But Jefferson died without fulfilling the promise he had made to Kosciuszko-and to a fledgling nation founded on the principle of liberty and justice for all.

Alternative America

18 The Duke of Stockbridge was not the " great book " he himself intended to write , nor did it deal with the " late riots " of 1877. The novel was nevertheless conceived as a commentary on the contemporary social scene and its hero as ...

Alternative America

Discusses the efforts of three nineteenth-century American journalists to change government policies, improve social conditions, and reform the political system through their books

The Muckrakers

What was perhaps Bellamy's most interesting story made no public impression at all : The Duke of Stockbridge . This excellent account of Shays's Rebellion offered cogent reasons for its occurrence , but critics who were willing to argue ...

The Muckrakers

This edition of Louis Filler's classic account carries the muckraking tradition through World War II, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, Korea, Vietnam, Ralph Nader, and Watergate.

The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia

The Duke of Stockbridge: A Romance of Shays' Rebellion. 1879. Reprint, Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1962. Edwards, William H. Timothy and Rhoda Ogden Edwards of Stockbridge, Mass., and Their Descendants: A ...

The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely acknowledged as one of the most brilliant religious thinkers and multifaceted figures in American history. A fountainhead of modern evangelicalism, Edwards wore many hats during his lifetime--theologian, philosopher, pastor and town leader, preacher, missionary, college president, family man, among others. With nearly four hundred entries, this encyclopedia provides a wide-ranging perspective on Edwards, offering succinct synopses of topics large and small from his life, thought, and work. Summaries of Edwards's ideas as well as descriptions of the people and events of his times are all easy to find, and suggestions for further reading point to ways to explore topics in greater depth. Comprehensive and reliable, with contributions by 169 premier Edwards scholars from throughout the world, The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia will long stand as the standard reference work on this significant, extraordinary person.

The Great Tradition

Where his sympathies lay he had already made clear in The Duke of Stockbridge , a novel of Shays's Rebellion , which appeared in a Berkshire newspaper in 1879. Though he was very much an amateur when he wrote it , he showed that the ...

The Great Tradition


The Masterless

Edward Bellamy, The Duke of Stockbridge: A Romance of Shays's Rebellion, ed. Joseph Schiffman (Cambridge, Mass., 1962). For a sense of the interpretations Bellamy was overturning, see two classic historical works by his contemporaries: ...

The Masterless

In this provocative book, Wilfred McClay considers the long-standing tension between individualism and social cohesion in conceptions of American culture. Exploring ideas of unity and diversity as they have evolved since the Civil War, he illuminates the historical background to our ongoing search for social connectedness and sources of authority in a society increasingly dominated by the premises of individualism. McClay borrows D. H. Lawrence's term 'masterless men'--extending its meaning to women as well--and argues that it is expressive of both the promise and the peril inherent in the modern American social order. Drawing upon a wide range of disciplines--including literature, sociology, political science, philosophy, psychology, and feminist theory--McClay identifies a competition between visions of dispersion on the one hand and coalescence on the other as modes of social organization. In addition, he employs intellectual biography to illuminate the intersection of these ideas with the personal experiences of the thinkers articulating them and shows how these shifting visions are manifestations of a more general ambivalence about the process of national integration and centralization that has characterized modern American economic, political, and cultural life.

Imaginary Communities

This is nowhere more evident than in his earlier historical novel, The Duke of Stockbridge (1879). In this work, Bellamy returned to the period immediately after the founding of the republic. Surveying the events surrounding the ...

Imaginary Communities

"Imaginary Communities is a beautiful treatment of utopian narratives as the quintessential genre for figuring social space in the modern nation-state. Wegner demonstrates a wide-ranging yet lighthanded philosophical learnedness, an urgent political conscience, and a deeply historical sense that narrative utopias are like specters that haunt particular moments of upheaval, crisis, and contradiction within modernity: whether the threshold between the vestiges of feudal agrarian society and early modern English capitalism, conflicts between the new oligarchy of industrializing late 19th c. United States and the increasing militancy of the labor movement, the uneven successes and failures of the Russian Revolution of 1905, or the mid-century Cold War struggles."—Lisa Lowe, author of Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics "In this important book, Wegner argues that the historical work done by utopian narratives should be reconsidered, interrogated, challenged—and continued. Insightful and provocative, Imaginary Communities will prove a valuable contribution to our thinking about the politics of imagination."—Daniel Cottom, author of Cannibals and Philosophers: Bodies of Enlightenment "Phillip Wegner's Imaginary Communities represents a major intervention in our understanding not merely of utopian literature, but the very ways in which we view our world. His concept of utopian narrative as both vision and practice, as participating in "real" worlds, a force for change rooted in the social world "as it is" and as it is becoming and is "imagined," succeeds wonderfully well; his notion of the imperative of "failure" as a resource of hope is deeply humane. He provides a body of work worth thinking through and thinking with. As a historian, I find the historicity of his approach, the literary arch spanning from the origins of the European nation-state to our global present and future, compelling in its ambition and execution. Wegner moves well beyond the more tired moves of "new historicist" literary criticism: this is historicist scholarship in a new key."—James Epstein, author of Radical Expression: Political Language, Ritual, and Symbol in England, 1790-1850

Americans in Dissent

It is easy to view The Duke of Stockbridge as a political commentary written by a disillusioned observer of the Gilded Age. During the early 1880s Bellamy's life changed in several ways. In 1880 he joined his brother Charles in a ...

Americans in Dissent

Americans in Dissent is designed as a collection of biographical essays written for general readers and undergraduates that focuses on the topic of American dissent during the period from 1830 to 1890.

Authoritarian Socialism in America

... political issues , frequently expressing his views in the editorial columns of the Springfield Daily Union and , indirectly , through the medium of an historical novel , The Duke of Stockbridge , 85 dealing with Shays's Rebellion .

Authoritarian Socialism in America

"An important book. It brings a new perspective on aspects of the socialist movement that sheds light on some of the reasons for its failure."--Seymour Martin Lipset "Many books add to our fund of historical knowledge. Few recast our historical understanding. Authoritarian Socialism in America is one of those rare books. . . No one will leave this passionately argued book with unshaken faith in the Progressive equation of reform and democracy. Lipow's book is a revelation."--David Brody

... political issues , frequently expressing his views in the editorial columns of the Springfield Daily Union and , indirectly , through the medium of an historical novel , The Duke of Stockbridge , 85 dealing with Shays's Rebellion .


Critics and Crusaders

The Duke of Stockbridge has its setting in the western part of Massachusetts. In 1786 the acute economic depression which followed the Revolutionary War drove the impoverished populace to desperation. Hard money was practically ...

Critics and Crusaders

The quest for freedom has always been a defining characteristic of the American people. That neither constitutionalism nor capitalism has secured complete freedom for every person is demonstrated by media announcements of slavery, oppression, exploitation, and a variety of shortcomings in the economic system. That said, and as this volume seeks to demonstrate through a history of radical commentaries, there have always been bold spirits who fight for such ambitious heights.With changing times, freedom meant different things to those who worked for it. This book in its broadest sense is a history of libertarianism. Each of the libertarians in this full study, extending from William Lloyd Garrison to Eugene V. Debs, fought for the ideal of political economy as a practical ideal. In so doing these major figures at the margins of power expanded the entire field of human rights. Charles A. Madison concludes that radicalism became an ideology in the search for freedom.The zeal and activity of these figures did much to attain the political freedom and economic well- being that Americans are inclined to take for granted. These individual chapters are set in frames supplied by background sketches of the movements each group led, and the whole is an attempt to depict and re-evaluate America's social progress without the rigor or formality of impersonalized history.