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Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine’s Text at the Turn of the Century

Claudia Tate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108576
eISBN:
9780199855094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108576.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Why did African American women novelists use idealized stories of bourgeois courtship and marriage to mount arguments on social reform during the last decade of the 19th century, during a time when ... More


Clarifications

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0024
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Will Lawther, active in the Durham Miners' Association (DMA) since 1907, was a leading and gaoled member of Red Chopwell's Council of Action during the General Strike. Within the DMA in the 1920s, he ... More


The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Robert Faulkner

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123937
eISBN:
9780300150278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123937.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book examines political ambition, good and bad, paying particular attention to honorable ambition. The book contends that too many modern accounts of leadership slight such things as ... More


Opposing Political Paths

Paula C. Clarke

in The Soderini and the Medici

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229926
eISBN:
9780191678943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229926.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The settlement of 1444 constituted a turning point not just for the Soderini, but for the regime as a whole. When it was clear that the controls were to be used to shift the locus of political power, ... More


Women’s Underrepresentation in U.S. Politics: The Enduring Gender Gap in Political Ambition

Jennifer L. Lawless, Richard L. Fox, and Gail Baitinger

in Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199328734
eISBN:
9780199398966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328734.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In light of the importance of women’s presence in politics, it is critical to understand why so few women hold public office in the United States. This chapter argues that the fundamental reason for ... More


Introduction: Honorable Statesmen and Obscuring Theories

Robert Faulkner

in The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123937
eISBN:
9780300150278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123937.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces the purpose of the book in discussing individuals with great political ambition, particularly its good version. It looks at the lives and examples of a number of politicians ... More


Imperial Grandeur and Imperial Hollowness: Xenophon's Cyrus the Great

Robert Faulkner

in The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123937
eISBN:
9780300150278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123937.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Xenophon's Education of Cyrus, particularly the character of Cyrus the Great, who founded the Persian empire in the middle of sixth century bc. Xenophon's account of Cyrus, ... More


Political Career Paths of Term Limited Legislators

Kathryn A. DePalo

in The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter four looks at the career paths of legislators under term limits and where term limited legislators go. Many run for higher office, but an increasing number of members are going back home to ... More


Publishing reason: John Toland and print and scribal communities

Justin Champion

in Republican Learning: John Toland and the Crisis of Christian Culture, 1696-1722

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719057144
eISBN:
9781781700259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719057144.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the role of John Toland in the print and scribal communities. Toland did more than simply read and write books: he was a key agent in disseminating ideas around the elite salons ... More


Building Legacies

Lindsey Apple

in The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134109
eISBN:
9780813135908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134109.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Recognizing in his sons his own fascination with risk, Clay sought to channel their gambling spirit into acceptable outlets. With the aid of strong daughters-in-law he involved his sons in ... More


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