Mistress of Riversdale

Mistress of Riversdale

A richer reflection of life in early 19th-century Maryland and the Washington environs cannot be found. -- Washington Post Book World

Author: Rosalie Stier Calvert

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801843995

Category: History

Page: 407

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A richer reflection of life in early 19th-century Maryland and the Washington environs cannot be found. -- Washington Post Book World
Categories: History

The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe

The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe

5: Lothian and Borders, and photographs ML1587, ML1588, ML5247, and 5250 and MLD/134/2 and MLD134/3. 1 5 Much of the Stier correspondence has been published in Margaret Law Callcott, Mistress of Riversdale: The Plantation Letters of ...

Author: Michael W. Fazio

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801881046

Category: Architecture

Page: 769

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This deeply researched and abundantly illustrated study catalogs all of Latrobe's domestic commissions, offering an authoritative treatment of the concepts, designs, and unique interior and exterior features of his houses. Benjamin Henry Latrobe, an English émigré and the first professional architect of international stature to practice in the United States, invented an American house type for the new democratic republic. Calling upon his diverse education and travel experiences in Europe and his training with eminent architects and engineers in London, Latrobe responded to American manners and climate by producing what he called his "rational house," an application of Enlightenment thinking to the design of a proper living environment for the citizens of the world's most recent democracy. Establishing a new benchmark in Latrobe studies, Michael W. Fazio and Patrick A. Snadon extend their analysis to Latrobe's training and career in England and Europe, his principles of design, and his methods of architectural practice. The authors trace the evolution of his design thinking through analytical essays on all of his major domestic commissions and conclude with a summary discussion of his position within the international architectural scene, his design theories, the integration of interior design and engineering into his architectural practice, and the preservation of his houses.
Categories: Architecture

Merchants and Profit in the Age of Commerce 1680 1830

Merchants and Profit in the Age of Commerce  1680   1830

Mistress of Riversdale, pp. 161,265. REC to HJS, 10 September 1808, 1 April 1809, Callcott (ed.), Mistress of Riversdale, pp. 191–2, 201. Marks, 'Economics and Society in a Staple Plantation System', pp. 109,465–9.

Author: Dominique Margairaz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317317951

Category: History

Page: 256

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Merchant activity across Europe, America and China during the long eighteenth century is explored in this collection of essays. Using a unique data set from accounts and correspondence, contributors are able to show the fragmented nature of merchant activity and the importance of trust-based social and cultural networks.
Categories: History

Empire and Nation

Empire and Nation

18,1814; to HJS, March 20, 1815, Callcott, ed., Mistress of Riversdale, 223, 238, 263, 280. 15. Prince George's County Register of Wills [PGCRW], Inventories, April 3,1838, PC 1,411–17. 16. REC to HJS, Sept. 22,1805; Oct. 7,1805; Jan.

Author: Eliga H. Gould

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM

ISBN: 9781421419138

Category: History

Page: 394

View: 631

A look at America’s revolution in the context of the larger British empire: “Many interesting essays . . . a valuable scholarly contribution.” —Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History How did events and ideas from elsewhere in the British empire influence development in the thirteen American colonies? And what was the effect of the American Revolution on the wider Atlantic world? In Empire and Nation, leading historians reconsider the American Revolution as a transnational event, with many sources and momentous implications for Ireland, Africa, the West Indies, Canada, and Britain itself. The opening section of the book situates the origins of the American Revolution in the commercial, ethnic, and political ferment that characterized Britain’s Atlantic empire at the close of the Seven Years’ War. The empire experienced extraordinary changes, ranging from the first stirrings of nationalism in Ireland to the dramatic expansion of British rule in Canada, Africa, and India. The second part focuses on the rebellion of the thirteen colonies, touching on slavery and ethnicity, the changing nature of religious faith, and ideas about civil society and political organization. Finally, contributors examine the changes wrought by the American Revolution both within Britain’s remaining imperial possessions and among the other states in the emerging “concert of Europe.” These essays challenge assumptions about the “exceptional” character of the republic’s founding moment—even as they invite readers to think anew about the complex ways in which the Revolution reshaped both American society and the Atlantic world.
Categories: History

Empire and Nation

Empire and Nation

Prince George's County Levy Court ( PGCLC ) , Proceedings , April 7 , 1795 , 1 ; Judgements , April Session , 1800 , 467 ; Callcott , ed . , Mistress of Riversdale , 54 , 93 , 112 , 119 , 128 , 130 , 131 , 141 , 164 , 168 , 200 , 345 .

Author: Professor of History Eliga H Gould

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801879124

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 450

How did events and ideas from elsewhere in the British empire influence development in the thirteen American colonies? What was the effect of the American Revolution on the wider Atlantic world? In Empire and Nation, leading historians reconsider the American Revolution as a transnational event, with many sources and momentous implications for Ireland, Africa, the West Indies, Canada, and Britain itself. The opening section situates the origins of the American Revolution in the commercial, ethnic, and political ferment that characterized Britain's Atlantic empire at the close of the Seven Years' War (1756–1763). The empire then experienced extraordinary changes, ranging from the first stirrings of nationalism in Ireland to the dramatic expansion of British rule in Canada, Africa, and India. The second part focuses on the rebellion of the thirteen colonies—touching on slavery and ethnicity, the changing nature of religious faith, and ideas about civil society and political organization. Finally, contributors examine the changes wrought by the American Revolution both within Britain's remaining imperial possessions and among the other states in the emerging "concert of Europe." The essays in Empire and Nation challenge facile assumptions about the "exceptional" character of the republic's founding moment, even as they invite readers to think anew about the complex ways in which the Revolution reshaped both American society and the Atlantic world.
Categories: History

The Tobacco Plantation South in the Early American Atlantic World

The Tobacco Plantation South in the Early American Atlantic World

REC to IvH, October25, 1816; REC to HJS, March 13,1819, Callcott, Mistress of Riversdale,304, 343. 38. See, for example, REC to IvH, May6,1807, ibid., 168. 39. REC to IvH,September 28,1804, ibid.,100,and 81,n.1. 40.

Author: S. Sarson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137116567

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 784

A look at the extensive inequality and individualism in Prince George's County, Maryland, and the wider tobacco south, this book draws on colonial historiography to take a groundbreaking approach and examines the profound impacts of the structure of the international tobacco trade on local life.
Categories: History

The Human Tradition in the Atlantic World 1500 1850

The Human Tradition in the Atlantic World  1500   1850

Rosalie Stier Calvert to Madame H. J. Stier, November 1803, in Mistress of Riversdale: The Plantation Letters of Rosalie Stier Calvert, 1795–1821, ed. Margaret Law Callcott (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991), 62. 5.

Author: Karen Racine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442206991

Category: History

Page: 286

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This collection of compact biographies puts a human face on the sweeping historical processes that shaped contemporary societies throughout the Atlantic world. Focusing on life stories that represented movement across or around the Atlantic Ocean from 1500 to 1850, The Human Tradition in the Atlantic World, 1500–1850 explores transatlantic connections by following individuals—be they slaves, traders, or adventurers—whose experience took them far beyond their local communities to new and unfamiliar places. Whatever their reasons, tremendous creativity and dynamism resulted from contact between people of different cultures, classes, races, ideas, and systems in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. By emphasizing movement and circulation in its choice of life stories, this readable and engaging volume presents a broad cross-section of people—both famous and everyday—whose lives and livelihoods took them across the Atlantic and brought disparate cultures into contact.
Categories: History

The Country Seats of the United States

The Country Seats of the United States

See Margaret Law Callcott , Mistress of Riversdale : The Plantation Letters of Rosalie Stier Calvert ( Baltimore ... Landscape Chronology File , Riversdale Museum , Riverdale , Maryland ; Callcott , Mistress of Riversdale , 53–54 . 63.

Author: William Russell Birch

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812241320

Category: Architecture

Page: 87

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Reproduced in its entirety with twenty color plates, this annotated edition of The Country Seats of the United States includes notes on the sites shown and a biographical essay situating Birch within his artistic and political world.
Categories: Architecture

George Washington Parke Custis

George Washington Parke Custis

See Margaret Law Callcott, ed., Mistress of Riversdale: The Plantation Letters of Rosalie Stier Calvert 1795–1821 (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins ... Rosalie Stier Calvert to Isabelle van Havre, May 5, 1808, Mistress of Riverdale, 188.

Author: Charles S. Clark

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476686622

Category: History

Page: 200

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George Washington Parke Custis (1781-1857) was raised at Mount Vernon by George and Martha Washington. Young "Wash" appears in Savage's 1789 painting of the first presidential family, his small hand placed symbolically on a globe. He would later make his mark on the national landscape by building Arlington House on the Potomac. A poor student, he emerged as an agricultural reformer and sought-after Federalist orator. He championed the plights of Irish Americans and war veterans. An important memoirist, he wrote well-received theatrical works and produced paintings rich in historical detail. Inheriting much of the vast Custis fortune, he also became the enslaver of more than 200 people. The slow march toward their emancipation became the central struggle of his life, particularly after his daughter's 1831 marriage to Robert E. Lee. This first full-length biography of Custis offers a 21st century reappraisal of life that dramatically bridged the American Revolution and the Civil War.
Categories: History

Reading the Man

Reading the Man

H.J. Stier, Riversdale, December 29, 1803, in Calvert, Mistress of Riversdale, p. 70. 18. The Greek style symbolized the classical love of democracy to which Custis was committed, but he also made the house an extension of the Potomac ...

Author: Elizabeth Brown Pryor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101202463

Category: History

Page: 688

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“Pryor’s biography helps part with a lot of stupid out there about Lee – chiefly, that he was, somehow, ‘anti-slavery.’” – Ta-Nehisi Coates, theatlantic.com An “unorthodox, critical, and engaging biography” (Boston Globe) – Winner of The Lincoln Prize Robert E. Lee is remembered by history as a tragic figure, stoic and brave but distant and enigmatic. Using dozens of previously unpublished letters as departure points, Pryor produces a stunning personal account of Lee's military ability, shedding new light on every aspect of the complex and contradictory general's life story. Explained for the first time in the context of the young United States's tumultuous societal developments, Lee's actions reveal a man forced to play a leading role in the formation of the nation at the cost of his private happiness.
Categories: History