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Race and Civil Repair (1): Duality and the Creation of a Black Civil Society

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Civil Sphere

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162509
eISBN:
9780199943364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.003.0027
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Since their first institutionalization in the seventeenth century, the promises made by the civil spheres of democratic nation-states have been mocked by gross exclusions and inequalities. These ... More


Self Realization

Simine Short

in Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036316
eISBN:
9780252093326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036316.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Octave Chanute's search for accomplishments beyond a successful career. While the engineering profession gave him administrative experience, personal contacts, and status, he ... More


Land politics in Columbia 1781–1804

John L. Brooke

in Columbia Rising: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833230
eISBN:
9781469600949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833230.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter presents Martin Van Buren's lasting legacy to the American political system: his conception of political parties in perpetual civil struggle. Ambiguously situated between state and ... More


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