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The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Leah Wright Rigueur

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Covering more than four decades of American social and political history, this book examines the ideas and actions of black Republican activists, officials, and politicians, from the era of the New ... More


Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the most powerful partisan figure in the contemporary U.S. Congress. How this came to be, and how the majority party in the House has made control of ... More


The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era

Andrew L. Slap

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227099
eISBN:
9780823234998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227099.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

In the Election of 1872 the conflict between President U. S. Grant and Horace Greeley has been typically understood as a battle for the soul of the ruling Republican Party. This book ... More


Religious Rhetoric in American Political History

Christopher B. Chapp

in Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins by tackling emotion and identity from a historical point of view, evaluating the use of religious rhetoric in American politics from early Puritan political communities through ... More


Introduction

Timothy Stanley and Jonathan Bell

in Making Sense of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036866
eISBN:
9780252093982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036866.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter considers the challenges, setbacks, and accomplishments of American liberal reformers in the twentieth century. Covering themes such as gender, class, labor, race, urban ... More


The New Math: A Political History

Christopher J. Phillips

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226184968
eISBN:
9780226185019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185019.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The new math changed the way Americans think about mathematics. The mathematicians and teachers who designed the novel and controversial curriculum in the late 1950s--generously supported by the ... More


When Congress Investigates

Douglas L. Kriner and Eric Schickler

in Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171852
eISBN:
9781400883639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171852.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the forces driving variation in congressional willingness to use its investigative powers over time. Marshaling an original dataset identifying more than 11,900 days of ... More


Artists of the Possible: Governing Networks and American Policy since 1945

Matt Grossmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199967834
eISBN:
9780199370726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967834.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book presents a new view of American policymaking, focusing on networks of actors responsible for policymaking. Policy change is not easily predictable from election results or public opinion ... More


Hidden in Plain Sight: Soul Music, Radio History, and the Rise of the TJMS

Micaela di Leonardo

in Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

Chapter 2 uses autobiographical material to lay out radio/black radio and African American music history, from the 1950s to the present—across the West and East Coasts, the South, and the ... More


Mr. Rhea's Missing Letter and the First Seminole War

David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler

in America's Hundred Years' War: U.S. Expansion to the Gulf Coast and the Fate of the Seminole, 17631858

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035253
eISBN:
9780813039121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035253.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Jackson's 1818 invasion of Spanish Florida—the First Seminole War—and the immeasurable repercussions of that brief event. It demonstrates how this conflict shaped the course ... More


Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power

Douglas L. Kriner and Eric Schickler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171852
eISBN:
9781400883639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171852.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Although congressional investigations have provided some of the most dramatic moments in American political history, they have often been dismissed as mere political theater. But these investigations ... More


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