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Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833

John Saillant

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195157178
eISBN:
9780199834617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157176.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the second half of the eighteenth century, British and American men and women began criticizing the slave trade and slavery as violations of the principles of Christianity, natural rights, and ... More


Introduction

Alexander Tsesis

in For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195379693
eISBN:
9780199949847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379693.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This introductory chapter sets out the focus of the book, namely the various ways politicians, associations, groups, and individuals have relied on the Declaration of Independence to justify changing ... More


Congressional Insolvency

Max. M Edling

in A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195148701
eISBN:
9780199835096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148703.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Provides background accounts of political development in the USA from the American War of Independence to the Philadelphia Convention, and establish that, by 1787, Congress was marked by military ... More


Radical Gettysburg

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter carefully analyzes the text of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address – beginning with the opening line, which evokes the Declaration of Independence rather than the Constitution – as the ... More


Charles James Fox

L. G. Mitchell

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201045
eISBN:
9780191674815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201045.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Charles James Fox was one of the most colourful figures in 18th-century politics. Notorious for the excesses of his private life, he was at the same time one of the leading politicians of his ... More


The Emerging Independence of the UNHCR Under Auguste Lindt

Gil Loescher

in The UNHCR and World Politics: A Perilous Path

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246915
eISBN:
9780191599781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246912.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Two political events at the centre of world politics in the mid‐ to late‐1950s—the Hungarian Revolution and the subsequent intervention by the USSR and the Algerian War of National Independence ... More


Federalism as a Cure for Democracy's Discontent?

Mark Tushnet

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0024
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Federalism holds out the possibility of mutually profitable economic and cultural exchanges that gradually erode differences over fundamental interests, and that, given enough time, people may come ... More


The New Paternalism

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

On 1 Nov 1994, the UN Trusteeship Council voted to suspend operations after Palau, the last remaining trust territory, attained independence. The sovereign state has emerged out of decolonization as ... More


The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record

A.G. Noorani (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670561
eISBN:
9780199080618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670561.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book presents important documents recording the reactions of Muslims in the aftermath of the Independence and Partition of India, and in the subsequent fifty years. Besides key political ... More


The Independence of Scotland: Self-government and the Shifting Politics of Union

Michael Keating

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199545957
eISBN:
9780191719967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545957.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

After three hundred years, the Anglo-Scottish Union is in serious difficulty. This is not because of a profound cultural divide between England and Scotland but because recent decades have seen the ... More


Becoming Independent

Michael Keating

in The Independence of Scotland: Self-government and the Shifting Politics of Union

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199545957
eISBN:
9780191719967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545957.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

There are no strong legal, constitutional or political obstacles to Scottish independence. There would be arguments about dividing assets but these could be resolved by compromise. Scotland might ... More


Conclusion: Simple Spectators?

William R. Ryan

in The World of Thomas Jeremiah: Charles Town on the Eve of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387285
eISBN:
9780199775774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387285.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The book draws to a close with the failed loyalist/Cherokee invasion of the backcountry in July 1776. Paradoxically, at the very same moment that the Cherokee were fighting against South Carolina ... More


The Problem with Necker’s Compte Rendu au roi (1781)

Joël Félix

in The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Despite its iconic status, Necker's Compte-rendu au roi is one of the most debated but least understood historical documents of the Ancien Regime. This chapter challenges the assumption that the ... More


America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

Mark Weston Janis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579341
eISBN:
9780191722653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579341.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This book is an exploration of the ways in which Americans have perceived, applied, advanced, and frustrated international law. It demonstrates the varieties and continuities of America's approaches ... More


Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic

Mark David Hall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199929849
eISBN:
9780199980574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929849.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Roger Sherman was the only founder to sign the Declaration and Resolves (1774), Articles of Association (1774), Declaration of Independence (1776), Articles of Confederation (1777, 1778), and ... More


PHILADELPHIA POLITICS, IN AND OUT OF DOORS, 1742–76

Benjamin L. Carp

in Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304022
eISBN:
9780199788606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304022.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Philadelphia is the case study for this chapter because of the famous political meetings that occurred inside the State House (now known as Independence Hall), as well as the dramatic mobilization of ... More


Nature in Arms: German Philhellenism, its Literature, and the Greek War of Independence

Constanze Güthenke

in Placing Modern Greece: The Dynamics of Romantic Hellenism, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231850
eISBN:
9780191716188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231850.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

One of the guiding questions of this study is whether a change took place in the representation of the Greek land with the emergence of the Greek nation state. This chapter looks at the strategies ... More


Independence, Policies, and Strategies

James Mitchell, Lynn Bennie, and Rob Johns

in The Scottish National Party: Transition to Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199580002
eISBN:
9780191731099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580002.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Attitudes on Scotland’s constitutional status as well as other policy positions and views on party strategy are explored in this chapter. Most members endorse the official policy of independence in ... More


Juan Bautista Sancho: Tracing the Mallorcan Connection

Craig H. Russell

in From Serra to Sancho: Music and Pageantry in the California Missions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343274
eISBN:
9780199867745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343274.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Among the friars, few rival Juan Bautista Sancho (1772?–1830) in musical expertise. This chapter maps out Sancho's family tree and his early life in Artà, Mallorca. It explores his development as a ... More


Jefferson, Madison, and Marshall: The Law of Nations and the New Republic

Mark Weston Janis

in America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579341
eISBN:
9780191722653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579341.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

No group of America's leaders has ever been more mindful of the law of nations than were the Founding Fathers. This chapter tells a little of that story. It begins with American perceptions of the ... More


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