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By Dennis Montgomery

1607 vividly tells the tale of the founding of Jamestown, recounting the location of the unique Indian population, the coming of the British settlers four hundred years in the past, the development of the city, and glossy excavations on the web site. alongside the best way, we meet such generic figures as King James, John Smith, and Pocahontas. We additionally come upon unusual episodes of cannibalism and skullduggery, heroism and romantic love. The publication is a compilation of articles from Colonial Williamsburg journal.

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On this account, tribal groups characterize primitive humanity, but as the species developed, tribes of indistinguishable individuals gave way to autonomous individuals bound to society by self-interest. Human individuals were taken to follow the same course, beginning as dependent children and developing into autonomous rational adults. Growth depended on gaining independence from one’s social groups and particular places and asserting one’s self as an individual. G. Stanley Hall (1844–1924) in his work Adolescence (1904) proposed what he called the “recapitulation theory” of human development in which individual lives recapitulate the evolutionary development of humanity.

This move from individualism to a social ethic was central to the view offered by Gilman, Addams, and later by John Dewey and other twentieth-century social philosophers. “The time has come,” Gilman wrote in her 1899 Women and Economics, “when we are open to deeper and wider impulses than the sex-instinct; the social instincts are strong enough to come into full use at last.  .  138). This sort of increased “social consciousness” was displayed by workers in Chicago the year after the Columbian Exposition closed when their response to economic depression erupted in the infamous Pullman Strike of 1894.

She became especially interested in the work of several Italian revolutionaries and fell in love with one in particular. She lived with, and had a son with, Giovanni Angelo Ossoli (ten years younger than she), but they never married. In 1850 the family set sail for the United States. The ship ran aground just off Fire Island in New York. The body of her son was found. Thoreau went to New York to search for Fuller, but Ossoli’s and Fuller’s bodies were never recovered. This loss was felt keenly by many, including those active in the women’s movement.

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