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Jefferson Davis's Generals

Gabor S. Boritt (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard once wrote that “no people ever warred for independence with more relative advantages than the confederates.” If there was any doubt as to what Beauregard ... More


The Federalists and the Uses of Fiscal Powers

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:
10.1093/0195148703.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Offers brief sketches of the institutionalization of the military and fiscal powers granted by the US Constitution, and of the uses made of them by the Federalists in the 1790s. Gives an outline of ... More


Loyalty and Betrayal

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:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter confronts the problem of conferring meaning on the violence of armed conflict – is it crime, or is it war? – and addresses the questions of treason and loyalty that arose during the ... More


The Retrieval of Civic Virtue: A Critical Appreciation of Sandel's Democracy's Discontent

Thomas L. Pangle

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:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The civic republican public philosophy is rooted in Aristotle and Machiavelli. It stresses the civic virtues deliberative self-government requires in the citizenry, and makes the formation of ... More


State and People the American Revolution

David Armstrong

in Revolution and World Order: The Revolutionary State in International Society

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198275282
eISBN:
9780191598739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198275285.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

While there are important differences between the American Revolution and other revolutions, there are also some striking similarities. The basic ideas of the American outlook on international ... More


God, the State, and Revolution

Carl A. Raschke

in Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173841
eISBN:
9780231539623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173841.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Both insurrection and resurrection derive from the same Latin root through which we obtain the word surge. It is the power of resurrection that eventually decides the minute of insurrection. A ... More


Introduction: With God on All Sides

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the central questions involving leadership in a religiously diverse America. During the U.S. Civil War, religion fueled arguments on both sides of the conflict. Abraham ... More


Joseph Priestley in America *

Jenny Graham

in Joseph Priestley, Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199215300
eISBN:
9780191706929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215300.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses Priestley's life in America. Priestley, who was implicated in more than one way in the activities of the English radicals, departed for America in April 1794. Priestley ... More


 The Early Republic: Thomas Jefferson's Philosophy of History and the Future of American Christianity

Johann Neem

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Thomas Jefferson is famous for believing that reason would moderate American Christianity. In time, he prophesied, Americans would replace faith‐based Christianity with a Unitarian Christianity ... More


Revolutionary Disestablishment

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the intellectual foundations of the movement toward disestablishment during the revolutionary period. It argues that, while a variety of ideologies influenced the founders—Whig ... More


Resistance and Revisionism

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the reactions among conservative clergy to disestablishment that were generated by the French Revolution and Jefferson’s election as president in 1800. It examines the impact ... More


Legal Christianity Applied

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the Christian-nation maxim’s antebellum application in three areas—blasphemy laws (the trial of Abner Kneeland), oath requirements, and Sunday laws—and how those uses affected ... More


Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty

John A. Ragosta

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388060
eISBN:
9780199866779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388060.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Before the American Revolution, no state more seriously discriminated against and persecuted religious dissenters than Virginia. Over 50 dissenting ministers, primarily Baptists, were jailed, and ... More


Chapter 20

Roger G. Kennedy

in Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140552
eISBN:
9780199848775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

There was another judge to sit beside Peter Bruin at any trial of Aaron Burr: Thomas Rodney. Rodney had become peculiarly desirous of avoiding offense to Thomas Jefferson. Rodney was aware that ... More


Revisiting America with Irony

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 analyzes The Irony of American History (1952) re-introduced by Andrew J. Bacevich in 2008, the book that stands at the center of the Niebuhr revival. Hardly just a political tract, the ... 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


After the War

John A. Ragosta

in Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388060
eISBN:
9780199866779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388060.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

By wars' end, dissenters had still not achieved full religious liberty, with continuing administration of some social and governmental activities granted to Anglican vestries; yet, with the necessity ... More


Republicanism Black and White

John Saillant

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

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195157178
eISBN:
9780199834617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157176.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During the American Revolution and in the early national years, republican ideology was claimed by both the supporters and the critics of American slavery. For some, black men seemed to lack the ... More


Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War

Bruce Levine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147629
eISBN:
9780199788866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147629.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book offers an illuminating account of Major-General Patrick Cleburne's fascinating and politically charged idea — that “the most courageous of our slaves” be trained as soldiers and that “every ... More


Early Appalachian Literature

Kevin E. O’Donnell (ed.)

in Writing Appalachia: An Anthology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178790
eISBN:
9780813178806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0701
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The texts collected here describe late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century Appalachia as a geographical and political frontier and include Cherokee narratives, works by pioneers and frontiersmen ... More


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