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“A Stroke of Manly Courage”

Honor Sachs

in Home Rule: Households, Manhood, and National Expansion on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300154139
eISBN:
9780300216530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154139.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the separatist crisis that hit the Kentucky settlements as settlers began to question their place in the new nation. In 1793, Gilbert Imlay published The Emigrants, a novel that ... More


Collaborators for Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy

William F. Moore

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038464
eISBN:
9780252096341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038464.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Few expected politician Abraham Lincoln and Congregational minister Owen Lovejoy to be friends when they met in 1854. One was a cautious lawyer who deplored abolitionists' flouting of the law, the ... More


The Shadow of a Coming War

Robert V. Bruce

in The Gettysburg Lectures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195089110
eISBN:
9780199853830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089110.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter gives a stalking revelation of the fear that gripped America during its antebellum years of the Civil War. Following 1812 and until the Civil War, balancing the free and slave states was ... More


Joseph Holt, James Buchanan, and the Secession Crisis

DANIEL W. CROFTS

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/9780813044262.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Conventional wisdom disparages President James Buchanan for allowing the secession movement to incubate and doing nothing to stop it. But Joseph Holt of Kentucky, Secretary of War during Buchanan’s ... More


The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Michael T. Gilmore

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

How did slavery and race impact American literature in the nineteenth century? This book argues that they were the carriers of linguistic restriction, and writers from Frederick Douglass to Stephen ... More


Southern Curiosities

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” came to symbolize America's disunion in general and the growing divide between North and ... More


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

Elizabeth R. Varon

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

In the decades of the early republic, Americans debating the fate of slavery often invoked the specter of disunion to frighten their opponents. As this book shows, “disunion” connoted the dissolution ... More


Introduction

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This Introduction presents a short history of nineteenth-century American literature. It discusses the profound effect of the Civil War and the formation of radically distinct cultures, the age of ... 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


Conclusion: Shall It Be Peace, or a Sword?

Gary W. Gallagher

in Lincoln and the Decision for War: The Northern Response to Secession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831885
eISBN:
9781469603797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886328_mcclintock.15
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In conclusion, this book discusses Lincoln's challenge to secessionists to follow a course that would avert war. Seeing four possible outcomes of the crisis—compromise, peaceable secession, the use ... More


Religion and the formation of a Southern national ideology

Mitchell Snay

in Gospel of Disunion: Religion and Separatism in the Antebellum South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807846872
eISBN:
9781469616162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807846872.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter focuses on the formation of Southern national ideology. Examining the creation of Southern religious nationalism provides another perspective for viewing the strong relationship between ... More


Introduction

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.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book argues that “disunion” was once the most provocative and potent word in the political vocabulary of Americans. From the time of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 up to the Civil War, ... More


The Language of Terrifying Prophecy Disunion Debates in the Early Republic

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.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the era of constitution making, which bequeathed to the young nation not only a legacy of compromise and indecision on slavery, but also the beginnings of a discourse in which ... More


Pre-Song Challenges to the Confucian-Legalist Political Framework and Song Responses

Dingxin Zhao

in The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199351732
eISBN:
9780199351756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351732.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter first discusses how a powerful Confucian-Legalist empire reemerged after a long period of disunity (3rd–6th c. ce), when northern China was ruled by simultaneous and/or successive ... More


A Minority of One

Bonnie S. Anderson

in The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter: Ernestine Rose, International Feminist Pioneer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199756247
eISBN:
9780190626402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756247.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Beginning at the radical Free Convention in Vermont, 1858, this chapter shows how Ernestine Rose was both an insider and an outsider in women’s rights because of her atheism. It describes her and ... More


Dissention, Division, Departure

Bonnie S. Anderson

in The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter: Ernestine Rose, International Feminist Pioneer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199756247
eISBN:
9780190626402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756247.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 7 describes Ernestine Rose’s life from 1861 to 1869, when she and William returned to England. The Civil War temporarily ended the women’s movement, saw an increase in religious belief, and ... More


The Interpreter of National Maladies: Poe’s American Turn

J. Gerald Kennedy

in Strange Nation: Literary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict in the Age of Poe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780195393682
eISBN:
9780190490621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393682.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Though Poe persisted in favoring the “foreign subject,” two-thirds of his later tales portrayed American incidents after “The Gold-Bug,” thus delivering a subtle critique of American delusions. Three ... More


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