Scholars and students interested in slavery and abolition, British and American politics and culture, and Atlantic history will also take an interest in this provocative work.
Author: Jenna M. Gibbs
Publisher: JHU Press
Jenna M. Gibbs explores the world of theatrical and related print production on both sides of the Atlantic in an age of remarkable political and social change. Her deeply researched study of working-class and middling entertainment covers the period of the American Revolution through the first half of the nineteenth century, examining controversies over the place of black people in the Anglo-American moral imagination. Taking a transatlantic and nearly century-long view, Performing the Temple of Liberty draws on a wide range of performed texts as well as ephemera—broadsides, ballads, and cartoons—and traces changes in white racial attitudes. Gibbs asks how popular entertainment incorporated and helped define concepts of liberty, natural rights, the nature of blackness, and the evils of slavery while also generating widespread acceptance, in America and in Great Britain, of blackface performance as a form of racial ridicule. Readers follow the migration of theatrical texts, images, and performers between London and Philadelphia. The story is not flattering to either the United States or Great Britain. Gibbs's account demonstrates how British portrayals of Africans ran to the sympathetic and to a definition of liberty that produced slave manumission in 1833 yet reflected an increasingly racialized sense of cultural superiority. On the American stage, the treatment of blacks devolved into a denigrating, patronizing view embedded both in blackface burlesque and in the idea of "Liberty," the figure of the white goddess. Performing the Temple of Liberty will appeal to readers across disciplinary lines of history, literature, theater history, and culture studies. Scholars and students interested in slavery and abolition, British and American politics and culture, and Atlantic history will also take an interest in this provocative work.
1841A Revolution Performing the temple of liberty : Slavery , rights , and
revolution in transatlantic theatricality ( 1760s - 1830s ) . Gibbs , Jenna Marie , p .
1941A Revolution and reaction : Santo Domingo during the Haitian Revolution
Of necessity he treats with prohibitory laws , and their results , and he asks ,
concerning these prohibitory laws , “ Whether in performing a duty to the class
who need the protection of the Government , the liberty of those who do not need
It first of all gives complete liberty , so plaintiffs ' temple agreed to refrain from
enforcing certain rights which it thought ... been held that a trustee is bound to
accept offerings through worshippers and perform the festivals demanded by
Thereupon the good - natured fellow signed the bills , with all the innocence of a
child performing its mother ' s bidding ... the signing of which , according to our
French law relating to foreigners , might involve the loss of his liberty for life .
... offered , they are likewise justly blameable of negligence in performing their
duties , and equally guilty with the former . ... Kings and popular estates are
bound to hinder the pollution or ruin of the temple of God , and ought to free and
Playing with his irritable or angry antagonist , Sheridan exposed him by sallies of
wit , or attacked him with classic elegance of satire ; performing this arduous task
in the face of a crowded ... It can't be liberty ; that they seem to have plenty of .
The Holy Temple , the glory of the city , rose above three terraces , each
supported by colonaded archways . ... The morning service was about to end ,
and the congregation listened to the Levites playing their silver trumpets and
... pedestrian plaza created when the city closed a street that ran through the
Denver Performing Arts Center campus . ... City and the LDS Church , which now
, in effect , owns a public property where anything goes , right in front of its temple
Decidedly , on that Sunday morning that other hero , Theseus , the slayer of the
Minotaur , whose temple stood round the corner ... Then he remembered the
awful day when , coming back from school after an acrobatic performance up at
Liberty Hill Baptist Church , originally Euclid Avenue Temple ( see also Fairmount Temple ( Anshe Chesed ) , p . ... The giant church auditorium , christened the Liberty Hill Performing Arts Center has , over the years , hosted the Ohio
Author: Lloyd H. Ellis (Jr.)
Publisher: Sacred Landmarks (Kent State)
An informative guide to the Cleveland area's houses of worship The sacred landmarks of Cleveland and the surrounding area provide a fascinating array of architectural styles and often serve as visual focal points and social centers in the area's many ethnic communities. In A Guide to Greater Cleveland's Sacred Landmarks, author Lloyd Ellis describes the origins of the area's religious communities, outlines the history of their buildings, interprets their architectural styles, and provides details on significant interior features. Ellis profiles seventy-five Protestant churches, fifty-seven Catholic churches, eight Jewish institutions, eight Orthodox churches, three Mosques, two Unitarian churches, and a Hindu temple, and provides readers with fifteen recommended tours around Cuyahoga County. He describes each structure by explaining its importance as a religious, cultural, or architectural landmark, and accompanies each entry with an exterior photograph. In addition to serving as a reference to thriving religious institutions, A Guide to Greater Cleveland's Sacred Landmarks preserves the memory of the area's extinct or endangered religious communities, passing the stories of past generations to generations in the future. Anyone interested in greater Cleveland's architectural, religious, and ethnic history will welcome this well-researched and richly illustrated guide.
Wiser heads argued that a cavernous , granite Greek temple was not an ideal
setup for modern police administration . ... Certain school officials have their eyes
on it as a home for the High School for Performing Arts . In the meantime , the ...
Seeing that each member is performing his duties in the priesthood , in the
auxiliary organizations , in the temple , and in the civic life of the community . 6 .
Seeing that every wage earner in the home is a full tithepayer and fulfilling other
... and make purchases ; 3 . to offer prayers to their Goddess Indirayi ( the temple
of Indirayi is located near Indravelli ) . ... As a matter of fact , one man after performing the obsequies of his brother found to his utter surprise that the dead ...
... but of a culture that was impressed upon temple marble and monumental
granite by the stone worker ' s hammer and chisel , engraved upon ... Vocational
education in the schools is only the performing of an old service in a new setting .
The 12 - year - old Buddha was lost and then found in a temple among wise men
as Jesus was purported to have been ; and like the latter , this much earlier figure
was held ... Both Buddha and Krishna were credited with performing miracles .
Without doing on earth ? the evil ones so restrained and inbibited that it , Sunday
- school would not be worthy of ... While they may not school is where he may
receive the sympathree days they found him in the temple , be done well , yet
... encircled Christianity , indeed , was more luxurious by inferior priests , and performing rites and corrupt than had been that of ... pagan temple . The bishop
of The bishopric of Rome now became Rome became a prince of the Empire ,
and a ...
Author: Thomas Scott Godfrey BurhrmanPublish On: 1931-08
WE BEHELD HIS GLORY ” Cantata for Mixed Voices with Organ Accompaniment
Book by Anna Temple Music by JOSEPH W . CLOKEY Dean of the Southern ...
Suitable for performance during Christmastide or any other season of the year . ... Liberty Temple Chimes “ Grade A ” Liberty Temple Harp Vocal Score $ 1 .