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Cynthia Grant Tucker

in No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390209
eISBN:
9780199866670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390209.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After earning a B.A. at Radcliffe and spending five disillusioning years working with social relief agencies, Abby Adams Eliot is asked by the Women's Education Association of Boston to start a ... More


Sicily and the Unification of Italy: Liberal Policy and Local Power, 1859-1866

Lucy Riall

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206804
eISBN:
9780191677311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206804.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This is an in-depth analysis of the impact of Italian unification on the hitherto isolated communities of rural Sicily. Traditional explanations of Sicily's instability depict a society trapped by a ... 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


Crisis in the Western Channel, 1855–1864

Sasha D. Pack

in The Deepest Border: The Strait of Gibraltar and the Making of the Modern Hispano-African Borderland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781503606678
eISBN:
9781503607538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503606678.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter reassesses the origins and consequences of the Hispano-Moroccan War of 1859–1860, conventionally seen as a war driven by domestic Spanish politics. Examining military correspondence ... More


A Region on the Divide

Brooks Blevins

in A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2: The Conflicted Ozarks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042737
eISBN:
9780252051593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042737.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 1 provides the backdrop to disunion and warfare. It chronicles slave life and the impact of slavery on Ozarks society in the tense decade preceding the outbreak of war. Using the nomenclature ... More


The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914

Ilham Khuri-Makdisi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262010
eISBN:
9780520945463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262010.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book establishes the existence of a special radical trajectory spanning four continents and linking Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria between 1860 and 1914. The author shows that socialist and ... More


Revolution

Lucy Riall

in Under the Volcano: Empire and Revolution in a Sicilian Town

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646494
eISBN:
9780191744815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646494.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

In 1848, a revolution broke out in Palermo that was the starting-point for a European wide conflagration. During the two years (1848–49) of revolution, the exercise of power was transformed, and the ... More


Viva l’Italia

Lucy Riall

in Under the Volcano: Empire and Revolution in a Sicilian Town

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646494
eISBN:
9780191744815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646494.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This chapter offers a new interpretation of the revolt at Bronte and its repression. In early August 1860, the peasants of Bronte rebelled over the refusal of the town council to implement the land ... More


The Wolf Is Really upon Us Now: The Presidential Race, April–November 1860

Michael D. Robinson

in Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633787
eISBN:
9781469633794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633787.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter probes the presidential contest of 1860 between four major candidates: Democrat Stephen Douglas; Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge; Republican Abraham Lincoln; and Constitutional ... More


Secession, Merchant-Soldiers, and the Civil War, 1860–1863

Frank J. Byrne

in Becoming Bourgeois: Merchant Culture in the South, 1820-1865

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124049
eISBN:
9780813134857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124049.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the changes in the lives of merchant families in the American South during the period from 1860 to 1863. The election of Republican Abraham Lincoln to the presidency in 1860 ... More


Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy

William L. Barney

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190076085
eISBN:
9780190076115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076085.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Rebels in the Making narrates and interprets secession in the fifteen slave states in 1860–1861. It is a political history informed by the socioeconomic structures of the South and the varying forms ... More


A Kingdom of Primitive Oaks

Richard Higgins and Richard Higgins

in Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In 1860, Thoreau’s life was focused on trees. In October, he surveyed Concord’s woods and concluded it had no old-growth trees. In November he was amazed to find a forest of old-growth oaks “waving ... More


Elections: November–December 1860

Timothy B. Smith

in The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628460971
eISBN:
9781626740563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460971.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter traces the roots of Mississippi's secession from the Union at the 1860 presidential elections, where Abraham Lincoln, an advocate of anti-slavery, won the presidency. The Mississippians, ... More


“We Regarded You as Brothers”: Defeat and Division

Michael Todd Landis

in Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453267
eISBN:
9780801454837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453267.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the Northern Democratic Party's disastrous showing in the 1858 elections and the division that beleaguered the party. It discusses the Democratic regulars' conflict with Stephen ... More


“Though the Heavens Fall”: 1860 and Beyond

Michael Todd Landis

in Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453267
eISBN:
9780801454837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453267.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the fate of the Northern Democratic Party after 1860. Democrats assembled in Charleston on April 23, 1860 for the national convention. Regular Democrats scored a victory on the ... More


Life in the North: Before the War

James G. Mendez

in A Great Sacrifice: Northern Black Soldiers, Their Families, and the Experience of Civil War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282500
eISBN:
9780823285907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282500.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

When war broke out on April 12, 1861, about two hundred thousand African Americans scratched out a life for themselves in a northern society that was hostile to their very existence. Though a few ... More


Mourning the Nahḍah: From Beirut to Cairo, after Midnight

Elizabeth M. Holt

in Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276028
eISBN:
9780823277216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276028.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The 1880s, witnessing disappointing returns on silk in Syria, Salīm al-Bustānī’s far too early death in 1884, the increasing censure of the Sublime Porte, and the emigration to Cairo of Jurjī Zaydān, ... More


Origins of the Foreign Policy Partnership, 1801–1861

Joseph A. Fry

in Lincoln, Seward, and US Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177120
eISBN:
9780813177137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177120.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the genesis of the unlikely Lincoln-Seward foreign policy partnership. Attention is given to their respective childhoods and educational opportunities, marriages, family lives, ... More


The Press and the Presidential Election of 1860

Berry Craig

in Kentucky's Rebel Press: Pro-Confederate Media and the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174594
eISBN:
9780813174846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174594.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Voters had four candidates to choose from in the presidential election of 1860. The Kentucky press endorsed three of the hopefuls, the winner not among them. The Louisville papers reflected the ... More


Hildebrando Fuentes’s Peruvian Amazon: National Integration and Capital in the Jungle

Cristóbal Cardemil-Krause

in Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786941831
eISBN:
9781789623598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941831.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In this essay Cardemil-Krauze reconstructs the life and writings of Peruvian politician Hildebrando Fuentes during and after his tenure as mayor (Prefecto) of Iquitos, the most important Amazonian ... More


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