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George Pendleton and Mass Opinion

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/9780300198782.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines how voter ignorance influenced elections and monetary policy in the immediate postbellum period by focusing on Democrat George Pendleton's use of greenback inflation as a ... More


The Election of 1868

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/9780300198782.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Ohio gubernatorial election of 1867 and how it influenced national politics, the presidential election of 1868, and the Democratic Party's monetary positions. It first ... More


“I Believe God Is With Us.”: Letters 49 through 61 Letters 49 through 61 April 1862 through August 1862

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

in “far, Far From Home”: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086645
eISBN:
9780199853946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Dick and Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to their family in South Carolina dated from April to August 1862. These letters contained nothing specific except that Tally made the ... More


Chester A. Arthur

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/9780300121261.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the Pendleton Act to reform the civil service, which was adopted during Chester A. Arthur's administration. It established a bipartisan Civil Service Commission of three ... More


The Conception and Estimate of a Gentleman

John Mayfield

in Counterfeit Gentlemen: Manhood and Humor in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033372
eISBN:
9780813039480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033372.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

For a time, the Virginia gentleman was not the two-dimensional wall hanging he was later to become. He was open to interpretation, even caustic satire. More than that, his impact as a masculine image ... More


John Pendleton Kennedy’s Plantation of the Picturesque

Christopher Hanlon

in America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the resonance of the English picturesque in the U.S. South, arguing that while southern appreciators of landscape during the antebellum period admired the picturesque for ... More


Oaks, Serpents and Dandies: Pseudoaristocracy in Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent and John Pendleton Kennedy's Swallow Barn

Ellen Crowell

in The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction: Aristocratic Drag

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625482
eISBN:
9780748652051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625482.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter compares dandyism in Anglo-Irish and Anglo-Southern literature, focusing on Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent and John Pendleton Kennedy's Swallow Barn. It argues that in these two ... More


From the Wilderness to the Valley: 17 March–31 December 1864

Graham T. Dozier

in A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618746
eISBN:
9781469618760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618746.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter presents the letters written by Thomas Henry Carter to his wife Susan between March 17 and December 31, 1864. In these letters, Carter talks about running a camp in winter quarters and ... More


Squeeze Play: Merit in Government

Joseph F. Kett

in Merit: The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451225
eISBN:
9780801467677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451225.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter turns to the installation of merit systems in the federal and state governments, and uses these systems as a window on the continuing interaction of merit with equal rights and popular ... More


Anxieties of Ownership:: Debt, Entitlement, and the Plantation Romance

Chad Luck

in The Body of Property: Antebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263004
eISBN:
9780823266340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263004.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the exploitative property relationship of master and slave as it is depicted in the pro-slavery novels of William Gilmore Simms and in the popular slave narratives of Frederick ... More


Introduction

Hannah Gurman

in The Dissent Papers: The Voices of Diplomats in the Cold War and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158725
eISBN:
9780231530354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158725.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the evolution of the diplomatic establishment in the State Department in the United States. The last sixty years has seen the history of the State ... More


Rebuilding Civil Society

Rod Andrew Jr.

in Life and Times of General Andrew Pickens: Revolutionary War Hero, American Founder

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631530
eISBN:
9781469631554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631530.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses Pickens’s leadership at the local and state level (serving in the General Assembly) after the end of the war. It discusses the new South Carolina’s government’s efforts to ... More


Retirement and Looking Back

Rod Andrew Jr.

in Life and Times of General Andrew Pickens: Revolutionary War Hero, American Founder

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631530
eISBN:
9781469631554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631530.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter briefly covers Pickens’s service in the state legislature during the War of 1812, the dissolution of his trading company, Andrew Pickens & Company, in 1798, his move from Pendleton to ... More


A Representation of Almost Every Interest and Pursuit in the Union: The Border South on the Eve of the Secession Crisis

Michael D. Robinson

in Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633787
eISBN:
9781469633794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633787.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores the political, economic, and social trajectory of the Border South during the decade of the 1850s. Utilizing census data, it demonstrates the importance of slavery to the ... More


After the Airlifts

Allison Varzally

in Children of Reunion: Vietnamese Adoptions and the Politics of Family Migrations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630915
eISBN:
9781469630939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630915.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses upon the aftermath of Operation Babylift, the mass airlift of Vietnamese children to the United states on the eve of the nation’s formal withdrawal. Arguably the most dramatic ... More


The Federal Bureaucracy: From Patronage to Civil Service

Gary D. Libecap

in Government & The American Economy: A New History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251271
eISBN:
9780226251295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Via a myriad of social programs, regulations, taxes, and payments, the federal government permeates virtually every aspect of life in the United States. The current federal bureaucracy is largely ... More


Baptists in North America

Bill J. Leonard

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199683710
eISBN:
9780191823923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199683710.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Baptists in nineteenth-century North America were known as eager proselytizers. They were evangelistic, committed to the idea of a believers’ church in which believers’ baptism was the norm for ... More


A Performative Account of Black Girlhood

Ruth Nicole Brown

in The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199341801
eISBN:
9780199355662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341801.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides a performative account of black girlhood for youth coming of age during Obama’s presidency. Drawing on the theoretical and methodological praxis of new black, hip hop feminism, ... More


Messing, 1834–1840

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Chapter 3 explores the “Bachelor’s mess,” a phrase drawn from Buchanan’s correspondence, and notes the many ways in which their shared Washington boardinghouse intersected with the overlapping ... More


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