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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


“The Present Administration Are Your Best Recruiting Officers”

Michael F. Holt

in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161045
eISBN:
9780199849635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One Massachusetts Whig lamented after Henry Clay's shocking defeat. His despair about the party's continued viability was widely shared. Many historians have accepted these Whig obituary notices as ... More


Contemplating Calamity

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the presidential election of 1860 in Knoxville. It opens with a vignette of a famous encounter between William G. Brownlow and Alabama “Fire Eater” William Lowndes Yancey, a ... More


Fast-Fish and the Temple of the Philistines

Reeve Huston

in Land and Freedom: Rural Society, Popular Protest, and Party Politics in Antebellum New York

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195136005
eISBN:
9780199848782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136005.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter begins with a passage from Herman Melville, published in 1851, which offers a painful insight into the politics and economy of his era. Regarding property in human beings, the law of ... More


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