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Pathways to Conservative Identification: The Politics of Ideological Contradiction in the United States

Christopher Ellis and James A. Stimson

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers a long-standing paradox in American public opinion: that the American public is, on average, operationally liberal and at the same time symbolically conservative. It discusses ... More


The United States and the Revolutions of 1848

Timothy M. Roberts and Daniel W. Howe

in The Revolutions in Europe, 1848–1849: From Reform to Reaction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249978
eISBN:
9780191697852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249978.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1848, most Americans did not believe their own country needed the kind of revolution Continental Europe was having. Their reactions to the revolutions nevertheless reveal much about their own ... More


First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration

Hans L. Trefousse

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224685
eISBN:
9780823234936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224685.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One hundred and forty years after his assassination on April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln towers more than ever above the landscape of American politics. In myth and memory, he is always the Great ... More


Introduction: Sumner's Conjecture

in Us Against Them: Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226435701
eISBN:
9780226435725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435725.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the role of ethnocentrism in contemporary American public opinion, and explains that although ethnocentrism is an ancient ... More


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