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Charles Francis Adams Jr. and Bureaucracy

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines why a commission such as the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was created to regulate the railroads by focusing on the views of railroad expert Charles Francis Adams Jr. It ... More


The National Phase of the Liberal Republican Movement, 1870–1872

Andrew L. Slap

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227099
eISBN:
9780823234998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227099.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

The liberal republicans saw the Cincinnati Convention as the ultimate means to gain control of the Republican Party. However, the proceedings of the Liberal Republican ... More


Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Henry Brooks Adams always knew for whom he wrote. It was not for himself, or his friends, or his family, but for the ages. His letters to his brother, Charles Adams, undulate with confused and ... More


Henry Adams on Lincoln

John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

in Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227365
eISBN:
9780823240869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Henry Adams rarely referred to Abraham Lincoln in his public writings. He was in Rome when news reached him of the president's assassination, and his attitude was distant, hardly grief-stricken. This ... More


The Ritual Year in England c.1490–c.1540

Ronald Hutton

in The Rise and Fall of Merry England: The Ritual Year 1400–1700

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203636
eISBN:
9780191675911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203636.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter elaborates that until now nobody has attempted to provide a systematic portrait of English seasonal rituals and pastimes in the half-century before the Reformation. The evidence of such ... More


A College Fetich?

Eric Adler

in The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197518786
eISBN:
9780197518816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518786.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

For part of Harvard’s graduation ceremony of 1883, Charles Francis Adams, Jr., delivered a fiery address lambasting the college for its continued insistence on ancient Greek as part of its admission ... More


Reaching across the Abyss

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Seven describes how the constitutional amendment’s supporters—conciliatory Republicans and antisecession Southerners—tried to make common cause. This chapter profiles seven key House members ... More


The Corwin Amendment

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Six introduces Seward’s counterpart in the House of Representatives, Ohio’s Thomas Corwin, a prominent veteran who headed a special committee to address the crisis. When the Deep South ... More


Congress Acts

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Ten details the improbable achievement of the conciliators during the last week of the congressional session in late February and early March 1861 as they assembled wafer-thin two-thirds ... More


Tourists and the Making of an American Mainline

David Walker

in Railroading Religion: Mormons, Tourists, and the Corporate Spirit of the West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653204
eISBN:
9781469653228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653204.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter aims to trace railroad, tourist, and Mormon interactions beneath–and influencings of–the canopy of congressional law. It explores the recasting of federal anti-Mormon policies in light ... More


Origins

Antonio M. Gotto and Jennifer Moon

in Weill Cornell Medicine: A History of Cornell's Medical School

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702136
eISBN:
9781501703676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702136.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter details the establishment of Cornell University's medical department. Within a few years of Cornell's founding in 1865, the university started offering a four-year course in natural ... More


American Royalty

Spencer W. McBride

in Joseph Smith for President: The Prophet, the Assassins, and the Fight for American Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190909413
eISBN:
9780197572436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909413.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

This chapter tells the story of a visit to Nauvoo by two men from illustrious American families, Charles Francis Adams and Josiah Quincy. Adams and Quincy were touring the American West in 1844 when, ... More


‘Is This an Hotel? Are There Thieves in the House?’: The Spatial Contexts of Crime

Ushashi Dasgupta

in Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction: The Lodger World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198859116
eISBN:
9780191891670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859116.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter suggests that tenancy plays a major role in nineteenth-century detective fiction, an emerging genre that counted Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Charles Warren Adams as enthusiastic early ... More


The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today

Eric Adler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197518786
eISBN:
9780197518816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518786.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Battle of the Classics criticizes contemporary apologetics for the humanities and presents a historically informed case for a decidedly different approach to rescuing the humanistic disciplines ... More


Epilogue: Everybody Knows Her Name

Marilyn J. Westerkamp

in The Passion of Anne Hutchinson: An Extraordinary Woman, the Puritan Patriarchs, and the World They Made and Lost

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197506905
eISBN:
9780197506936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197506905.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter briefly considers the persistence of Anne Hutchinson as a historical figure, remembered but frequently misunderstood, across the centuries. Notes the limited sources and chronicles the ... More


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