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Congress Decides

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In early 1913, the issue was thrown into the halls of Congress for a final decision. At the same time, a new administration came into power with President Woodrow Wilson appointing Franklin Lane as ... More


Senatorial Junta

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

in The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the institutional power of the F Street Mess during the 33rd Congress including their influence over President Franklin Pierce and Stephen Douglas, the author of the proposed ... More


The Power to Repeal

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

in The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how the F Street Mess managed the floor debate and passage of the Kansas-Nebraska bill in the United States Senate. The chapter pays particular attention to Douglas and the ... More


Hollywood Hates Hitler!: Jew-Baiting, Anti-Nazism, and the Senate Investigation into Warmongering in Motion Pictures

Chris Yogerst

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496829757
eISBN:
9781496829801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496829757.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In September of 1941, a handful of isolationist senators set out to tarnish Hollywood for war-mongering. The United States was largely divided on the possibility of entering the European War, yet the ... More


Women and the New Senate Club

Michele L. Swers

in Women in the Club: Gender and Policy Making in the Senate

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226022796
eISBN:
9780226022963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226022963.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The advancement of women into politics, particularly in the United States Senate, is a recent phenomenon. This chapter focuses on the U.S. Senate, analyzing how gender influences the legislative ... More


Kansas

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

in The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the internecine warfare that erupts in Kansas after the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act known as Bleeding Kansas. It focuses David Rice Atchison’s leadership of proslavery ... More


Heirs of Calhoun

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

in The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter begins with biographical sketches of David Rice Atchison of Missouri and Andrew Pickens Butler of South Carolina. The chapter also discusses the elections of Atchison, Butler, Hunter and ... More


Humor of a Country Lawyer

Sam J. Ervin Jr.

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807844649
eISBN:
9781469616346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875735_Ervin
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Originally published in 1984, this collection of stories and anecdotes winds its way from the author's native Morganton through Chapel Hill and Harvard, the military, the North Carolina Supreme ... More


Origin of the Education Bill

Gordon B. McKinney

in Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140872
eISBN:
9780813141367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140872.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Henry W. Blair supported legislation on federal aid to education introduced by other senators when he first arrived in that chamber. Starting in 1881 he introduced his own bill that distributed funds ... More


General Reformer

Gordon B. McKinney

in Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140872
eISBN:
9780813141367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140872.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Blair was a major spokesman for the following general reforms: recognition of the rights of organized labor; political rights for African Americans; more rights for women; and he sought to control ... More


The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Pushing back against the idea that the Slave Power conspiracy was merely an ideological construction, Alice Elizabeth Malavasic argues that some southern politicians in the 1850s did indeed hold an ... More


The Case for Regime Change

Christopher Hitchens

in A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244863
eISBN:
9780520932166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244863.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter deals with the removal of the Saddam Hussein regime. In 1998, the United States Senate unanimously adopted the Iraq Liberation Act, at a period when Iraq had been labelled as a “rogue” ... More


William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography

Charles C. Bolton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037870
eISBN:
9781621039488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037870.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For more than six decades, William F. Winter (b. 1923) has been one of the most recognizable public figures in Mississippi. His political career spanned the 1940s through the early 1980s, from his ... More


The Garfield Years

John Roy Lynch

John Hope Franklin (ed.)

in Reminiscences of an Active Life: The Autobiography of John Roy Lynch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781604731149
eISBN:
9781496833624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731149.003.0027
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter studies the Garfield administration, which started out under most favorable auspices. Roscoe Conkling took an active and leading part in the Senate as a champion and spokesman of the ... More


1875: Democratic Victory

John Roy Lynch

John Hope Franklin (ed.)

in Reminiscences of an Active Life: The Autobiography of John Roy Lynch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781604731149
eISBN:
9781496833624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731149.003.0022
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the Democratic victory in 1875. Although as a result of the sanguinary revolution in 1875 there was no hope or prospect of future Republican success in Mississippi, the ... More


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