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A Simple Justice: Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote

Melanie Beals Goan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180175
eISBN:
9780813180182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180175.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When the Declaration of Independence was signed by a group of wealthy white men in 1776, poor white men, African Americans, and women quickly discovered that the unalienable rights it promised were ... More


The Second Bank of the United States

Richard Ellis E.

in Aggressive Nationalism: McCulloch v. Maryland and the Foundation of Federal Authority in the Young Republic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323566
eISBN:
9780199788705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323566.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the creation of the 2 BUS and the differences that existed between it and the First Bank of the United States (1 BUS). It also examines the early operations of the 2 BUS and ... More


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

Michael F. Holt

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161045
eISBN:
9780199849635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The political home of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Horace Greeley, and the young Abraham Lincoln, the American Whig Party was involved at every level of American politics—local, state, and federal—in ... More


“The Slavery Excitement Seems Likely to Obliterate Party Lines”

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/9780195161045.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The intensification of sectional squabbling over slavery extension proved an even more formidable obstacle to Zachary Taylor's hope of winning immediate statehood for California and New Mexico and ... More


“Not Fitted to Make Converts”

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/9780195161045.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A Baltimore resident wrote in February 1844 about the impending presidential election to the son of the certain Whig standard bearer, Henry Clay of Kentucky. Their own unprecedented harmony, the ... More


“To Rescue the Government and Public Liberty”

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/9780195161045.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Although Henry Clay referred to Congress' failure to enact his American System, his words reflected as well National Republicans' gloom. As a tiny minority, they would resist but they could not stop ... More


“No Opposition Man Can Be Elected President”

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/9780195161045.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Convinced of Andrew Jackson's unpopularity in the spring of 1834 and concerned primarily with resisting the tyranny of the national executive, the Whig party's national leaders hoped to transplant ... More


“We Have Many Recruits in Our Ranks from the Pressure of the Times”

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/9780195161045.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

To Henry Clay, the new Whig party seemed as ineffectual and divided as the various anti-Jackson elements had been at the beginning of 1833. Meanwhile, the party had barely begun to organize in the ... More


“Harrison and Prosperity or Van Buren and Ruin”

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/9780195161045.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Whig party's choice of General William Henry Harrison instead of Henry Clay at Harrisburg has made them seem particularly opportunistic. Whigs, indeed, nominated military heroes rather than ... More


“The Whig Party Seems Now Totally Broken Up and Dismembered”

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/9780195161045.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The story of the first Whig presidential administration is a story of opportunity lost. Although it is a tale often told, most accounts have been biographical and have focused largely on personal ... More


“The Whigs Are in High Spirits”

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/9780195161045.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Even though the issues and contestants changed during the 1844 election campaign, most Whigs voiced continual certitude about their triumph. “Everywhere the Whigs are confident”, Gustavus Henry, a ... 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


“The Contest for President Should Be Regarded as a Contest of Principles”

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/9780195161045.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Many historians have echoed Thomas Dorr's charge that the Whig party's nomination of Zachary Taylor in 1848 was an act of desperation, a confession that they could not win on issues. By January 1848, ... More


The Mentelles: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the Immigrant Family Who Educated Antebellum Kentucky

Randolph Paul Runyon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175386
eISBN:
9780813175690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175386.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Drawing on newly translated materials and previously overlooked primary sources, Randolph Paul Runyon explores the life and times of the Mentelles in this intriguing dual biography. He illustrates ... More


Octavia E. Butler

Gerry Canavan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040665
eISBN:
9780252099106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040665.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

“I began writing about power because I had so little,” Octavia E. Butler once said. Butler's life as an African American woman—an alien in American society and among science fiction writers—informed ... More


The Whigs' America: Middle-Class Political Thought in the Age of Jackson and Clay

Joseph W. Pearson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179728
eISBN:
9780813179735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179728.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is about politics, exploring the general outlook of a group of Americans called Whigs. The Whigs were one of the two great political parties in the United States between the years 1834 and ... More


“Ali Likes the Film a Lot. He’s Seen it Six Times”1

Xan Brooks

in Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses Ali, a film by Michael Mann. Starring Will Smith in the title role, Ali tells the story of the boxer Muhammad Ali, including his capture of the heavyweight title from Sonny ... More


William Henry Harrison

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the similarities between the Jackson administration and the Whig presidency of William Henry Harrison, particularly the same aggressive defense of executive power that is often ... More


“I Just Wanna Be a Cosmic Cowboy”: Pastoral Imagery and Progressive Country Music

Travis D. Stimeling

in Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199747474
eISBN:
9780199896981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747474.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Participants in the progressive country music scene romanticized the pastoral spaces of rural Texas in their fashion, rhetoric, and musical practices. This chapter explores both the ways that ... More


Introduction

Randolph Paul Runyon

in The Mentelles: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the Immigrant Family Who Educated Antebellum Kentucky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175386
eISBN:
9780813175690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175386.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter provides a brief overview of the book, touching on topics that will be covered in depth later. These include the Mentelles' French origins; their experience of the French Revolution; ... More


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