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Uncertain Victory: Big Business and the Politics of Regulatory Reform

Benjamin C. Waterhouse

in Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149165
eISBN:
9781400848171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149165.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores how the debate over the Chrysler bailout within the business community highlighted persistent tensions over what “free market” solutions really should look like, as well as ... More


“Bitter Days”: The Heyday of Anti-Communism

Richard M. Fried

in Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195043617
eISBN:
9780199853724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195043617.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Even independent of McCarthy, the years 1950–1954 marked the climax of anti-communism in American life. The Korean stalemate generated both a bruising debate over containment and sourness in national ... More


Restaging the Charismatic Scenario: Fictions of African American Leadership

Erica R. Edwards

in Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter situates the twentieth-century cultural complex of black charismatic leadership within the making of post-Reconstruction black political culture. In African American political culture ... More


Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest

Lawrence Davidson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125244
eISBN:
9780813135021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125244.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Elected officials, and especially presidential candidates, are increasingly asked to define their relationships to special interest groups. Such special, or private, interests play a disproportionate ... More


Religious Rhetoric in American Political History

Christopher B. Chapp

in Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins by tackling emotion and identity from a historical point of view, evaluating the use of religious rhetoric in American politics from early Puritan political communities through ... More


American Zion

Eran Shalev

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186925
eISBN:
9780300188417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186925.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Bible has always been an integral part of American political culture. Yet in the years before the Civil War, it was the Old Testament, not the New Testament, that pervaded political rhetoric. ... More


The Rhetorical Construction of Religious Constituencies

Christopher B. Chapp

in Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter concludes that religious rhetoric is a force mainly responsible for shaping the contours of American political culture. Religious rhetoric is also electorally consequential and ... More


Reflections on the Bible and American Political Life

Mark A. Noll

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0013
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter looks at the establishment of a powerful common discourse based on biblical language and motifs, both Jewish and Christian, that reinforced American public and political culture. It ... More


Conclusion

George Klosko

in The Transformation of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199973415
eISBN:
9780190676346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973415.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Recap of the main argument of the book and implications. Criticism of equality of opportunity as a basis for welfare programs, in comparison to “moderate liberalism.” Other possible justifications ... More


Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination

Alondra Nelson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676484
eISBN:
9781452948164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676484.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Between its founding in 1966 and its formal end in 1980, the Black Panther Party blazed a distinctive trail in American political culture. The Black Panthers are most often remembered for their ... More


Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Daniel LaChance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226066691
eISBN:
9780226066721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066721.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the latter half of the twentieth century, Americans imagined the death penalty in ways that reflected and reinforced broader shifts in the nation's cultural and political landscape. As the core ... More


Towards a ‘tolerable state of order’

in The evolving role of nation-building in US foreign policy: Lessons learned, lessons lost

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719087509
eISBN:
9781781704882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087509.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Explores the political culture argument and illustrates it through a description of how political culture shaped threat perceptions and such national security analyses and statements as the Project ... More


Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Fiona Deans Halloran

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Thomas Nast (1840–1902), the founding father of American political cartooning, is perhaps best known for his cartoons portraying political parties as the Democratic donkey and the Republican ... More


A Conversation with William W. Freehling and Michael F. Holt, September 19, 2008

JOHN W. QUIST

in James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044262
eISBN:
9780813046242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044262.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

At the 2008 Buchanan symposium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Michael F. Holt and William W. Freehling discussed sectionalism, the coming of the Civil War, historical contingency, shifts in the ... More


Conclusion: The Way Forward

Louis Michael Seidman

in On Constitutional Disobedience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199898275
eISBN:
9780190260125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898275.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

With all of the arguments presented regarding constitutional obedience, it can be said that a major cultural change is needed in order to disregard or even change the Constitution. At present, ... More


Epilogue The Rubicon Is Passed the War and Beyond

Elizabeth R. Varon

in Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832325
eISBN:
9781469606200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887189_varon.15
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book argues that from the very founding of the United States, the “question of Union or Disunion” was inseparable from the issue of slavery's destiny. The central premise of American political ... More


Constraints on the Executive

Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule

in The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199765331
eISBN:
9780190259952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199765331.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses domestic political constraints on the executive. It argues that the system of elections, the party system, and American political culture constrain the executive far more than ... More


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