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The Ku-Klux in the National Press

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Northern newspapers used the Klan to talk about the nature of citizenship, the expansion of the state, and their anxieties that the individual was subject to manipulation by an increasingly robust ... More


The Union Saved Again

Grant R. Brodrecht

in Our Country: Northern Evangelicals and the Union during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279906
eISBN:
9780823281497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279906.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The fifth chapter explores the transformation of northern evangelical opinion regarding Andrew Johnson from 1866 to 1868 and their subsequent welcoming of Ulysses S. Grant as a two-time savior of the ... More


Empires, Interlopers, Corruption, and America’s Early India Trade

Jonathan Eacott

in Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600-1830

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469622309
eISBN:
9781469623153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622309.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Even as their Revolution freed Americans from direct British rule and from the East India Company’s monopoly, American merchants and consumers quickly entered into newly codependent relationships ... More


General Orders No. 40 and the Freedmen’s Bureau’s End: The J. J. Reynolds Era, September 1867–December 1868

Christopher B. Bean

in Too Great a Burden to Bear: The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823268757
eISBN:
9780823271771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268757.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Bureau’s end is in this chapter. Overseeing its demise in Texas was J. J. Reynolds. Reynolds appointed the second most field personnel and the most with military service. The length of tenures ... More


Courts in the New Nation: A Tempestuous Beginning

Eric M. Freedman

in Making Habeas Work: A Legal History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479870974
eISBN:
9781479802470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870974.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Judicial independence as a corollary of checks and balances had a difficult start after Independence. Judges were closely identified with the Crown and the common law they administered had no visible ... More


Unmindful of the High Duties: Andrew Johnson

Harold H. Bruff

in Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226211107
eISBN:
9780226211244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211244.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Reconstruction occurred on a blank constitutional slate. President Andrew Johnson’s rigid character and outdated values adversely affected the nation’s approach to it. After following Abraham ... More


Accountability of Judges

Sudhanshu Ranjan

in Justice versus Judiciary: Justice Enthroned or Entangled in India?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199490493
eISBN:
9780199096275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490493.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Judges are not above the law. Like the other institutions of the State, the judiciary must be accountable. Chief Justice Edward Coke told King James I point blank that was not above the law and ... More


Bill Clinton: Sin, Atonement, and Repairing the Breach

Gary Scott Smith

in Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391394
eISBN:
9780199391424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391394.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The faith of Bill Clinton is difficult to decipher. He professed to have been “born again” as a youth, frequently testified that his faith was important to him, attended church regularly as ... More


Can the President Be Charged with a Crime?

Andrew Coan

in Prosecuting the President: How Special Prosecutors Hold Presidents Accountable and Protect the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190943868
eISBN:
9780190948184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943868.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

What if a sitting president accepted illegal foreign campaign donations or sought to obstruct an ongoing federal investigation? Could he be charged with a crime? The conventional wisdom is no, but ... More


The Lord Admiral, the Parliament-men and the narrow seas, 1625–271

Thomas Cogswell

in Connecting centre and locality: Political communication in early modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526147158
eISBN:
9781526155528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526147165.00009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

While most historians analysing the 1620s have focused on Buckingham’s great expeditions – Mansfelt, Cadiz and the Ile de Re – contemporaries, particularly along the east coast, had their eyes on ... More


The Republicans Pivot

Samuel L. Popkin

in Crackup: The Republican Implosion and the Future of Presidential Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190913823
eISBN:
9780197520307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913823.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

President Trump’s inaugural speech, a dark vision of “American carnage,” foreshadowed the administration to come. He considered presidential power a monetizable asset to convert into a family ... More


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