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Eminent Victorians on American Democracy: The View from Albion

Frank Prochaska

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640614
eISBN:
9780191738678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640614.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a survey of a wide range of British opinion on the United States in the nineteenth century and highlights the views of John Stuart Mill, Walter Bagehot, Sir Henry Maine, and James Bryce, ... More


The Founding Fathers and the Debate over Religion in Revolutionary America: A History in Documents

Matthew Harris and Thomas Kidd (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195326499
eISBN:
9780199918188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326499.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Whether America was founded as a Christian nation or as a secular republic is one of the most fiercely debated questions in American history. This book offers an examination of the essential ... More


Conclusion

Carole Hillenbrand

in Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol: The Battle of Manzikert

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625727
eISBN:
9780748671359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625727.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The book's short conclusion reminds the reader of how Manzikert is perceived, both by medieval Muslim and Byzantine chroniclers, as a pivotal event in the perennial conflict between Christianity and ... More


 “Equality or Nothing!”: Religious Pluralism in the Founding of the Republic

Chris Beneke

in Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305555
eISBN:
9780199784899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305558.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter connects the demise of exclusive religious establishments with the foundation of republican governments. It also traces the extension of equal recognition to previously marginal groups, ... More


Constitutional Interpretation: What's Wrong With ‘Original Intent’?

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter takes a fresh look at the interpretive strategy of `originalism’ or `original intent’ and shows that this strategy is defective for a number of heretofore unsuspected reasons. Chief ... More


Religion and Stable Self‐Government

Thomas F. Farr

in World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how a more realistic and historically accurate understanding of religion and democracy can increase the effectiveness of U.S. foreign policy in influencing the natural desire of ... More


 The Early Republic: Thomas Jefferson's Philosophy of History and the Future of American Christianity

Johann Neem

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Thomas Jefferson is famous for believing that reason would moderate American Christianity. In time, he prophesied, Americans would replace faith‐based Christianity with a Unitarian Christianity ... More


The Political Origins of China's Death Penalty Exceptionalism

David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring

in The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337402
eISBN:
9780199868674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337402.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter begins by providing a context for Chinese capital punishment through descriptions of the scale of criminal justice in the PRC and of the political organization of its criminal justice ... More


Network Dynamics of New Firm Formation: Developing Russian Commodity Markets

Gernot Grabher and David Stark

in Restructuring Networks in Post-Socialism: Legacies, Linkages and Localities

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290209
eISBN:
9780191684791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290209.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Political Economy

This chapter looks at differences between the founding processes of start-up firms with state-embedded spin-offs using the development of post-Soviet commodity exchange markets as a representation. ... More


“All at Once in a Bundle”: The Blurring of the Just Bounds

John Perry

in The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756544
eISBN:
9780199897407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756544.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter connects the theories of political liberalism and toleration advocated by Locke to the way in which those theories are instantiated in the founding period of America and today. We see ... More


Genesis as a Reflection of the Complexity of Life: Further Aspects of Content

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Genesis is like an encyclopedia of life. Among other features, it highlights: the founding of civilization; harmony and disharmony; blessing; marriage and family; relative roles of women and men; ... More


Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic

Mark David Hall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199929849
eISBN:
9780199980574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929849.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Roger Sherman was the only founder to sign the Declaration and Resolves (1774), Articles of Association (1774), Declaration of Independence (1776), Articles of Confederation (1777, 1778), and ... More


James Bryce: Anglo-Saxon Democracy

Frank Prochaska

in Eminent Victorians on American Democracy: The View from Albion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640614
eISBN:
9780191738678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640614.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, American History: 19th Century

James Bryce, a former Ambassador to the United States, was the most positive Victorian writer on American democracy. His magisterial book The American Commonwealth dealt with virtually every aspect ... More


R. K. Narayan

John Thieme

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719059261
eISBN:
9781781701249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059261.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

R. K. Narayan's reputation as one of the founding figures of Indian writing in English is re-examined in this comprehensive study of his fiction. Arguing against views that have seen Narayan as a ... More


A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America

Saul Cornell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Americans are deeply divided over the Second Amendment. Some assert that the Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns. Others, that it does no more than protect the right of states to ... More


The Pre-federal State Constitutions: The Founding Decade

Robert F. Williams

in The Law of American State Constitutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195343083
eISBN:
9780199866960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343083.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Most of the American states adopted constitutions in the decade prior to the federal constitutional convention. There were two major “waves” of state constitution-making. The first wave was hasty, ... More


Desirable desire: ‘I am wholly given over unto thee’

Helen Cooper

in The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248865
eISBN:
9780191719394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248865.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Romance is decisively distinguished from hagiography by the value given to sexuality — specifically, to women’s ardent sexuality such as finds its fullest expression in marriage and procreation. The ... More


The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Robert G. Parkinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626635
eISBN:
9781469628103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626635.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Common Cause is about how the founding fathers mobilized political authority and military resistance to defeat their cultural cousins. This study examines the overall shape of mobilization in the ... More


The Founding Fathers and Religion

Matthew L. Harris and Thomas S. Kidd

in The Founding Fathers and the Debate over Religion in Revolutionary America: A History in Documents

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195326499
eISBN:
9780199918188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326499.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to introduce many of the essential controversies over religion in the Founding period, roughly from the beginning of the American Revolution in ... More


Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

David M. Krueger

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Myths of the Rune Stone tells the story of how white Midwesterners created, adapted, and propagated a myth that Viking missionaries had visited their region and were “massacred” by local Indians ... More


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