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“Harrison and Prosperity or Van Buren and Ruin”

Michael F. Holt

in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161045
eISBN:
9780199849635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Whig party's choice of General William Henry Harrison instead of Henry Clay at Harrisburg has made them seem particularly opportunistic. Whigs, indeed, nominated military heroes rather than ... More


“The Whig Party Seems Now Totally Broken Up and Dismembered”

Michael F. Holt

in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161045
eISBN:
9780199849635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The story of the first Whig presidential administration is a story of opportunity lost. Although it is a tale often told, most accounts have been biographical and have focused largely on personal ... More


William Henry Harrison

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/9780300121261.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the similarities between the Jackson administration and the Whig presidency of William Henry Harrison, particularly the same aggressive defense of executive power that is often ... More


William Henry Harrison, March–April 1841

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967797
eISBN:
9780199333264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967797.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Most people assume that William Henry Harrison, who died barely a month after his inauguration, did nothing of constitutional significance as president. In fact, he did. As the first Whig elected ... More


“A Major American Institution…Built upon Human Disappointment”: Agenda Setting in the U.S. Senate

James A. Wooten

in The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: A Political History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242739
eISBN:
9780520931398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242739.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Richard Nixon’s administration took up pension reform as part of the presidential transition process. Current law required the managers of a plan to file a description of the plan and annual reports ... More


The Pursuit of Status

Peter Borsay

in The English Urban Renaissance: Culture and Society in the Provincial Town 1660-1770

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202554
eISBN:
9780191675409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202554.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter investigates how social status during this period was acquired and competed. In early modern Britain, status could only be acquired among the wealthy and powerful through birth. As a ... More


Coda: Butter Buyers

in On Demand: Writing for the Market in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804738569
eISBN:
9780804772907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804738569.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers William Harrison's Description, where he complains that middlemen are ruining local economies all over England, and suggests that Harrison is not simply the retrograde ... More


The Subject of the Newgate Novel: Crime, Interest, What Novels Are About

Jesse Rosenthal

in Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196640
eISBN:
9781400883738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196640.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines a central moment in the development of moral narrative practices—one that is, at the same time, a moment in the coming into being of “the Victorian novel.” Looking at Charles ... More


Forewarned, Forearmed

Edward P. Crapol

in John Tyler the Accidental President

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872239
eISBN:
9781469602288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882726_crapol.5
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter talks about President William Henry Harrison's death due to pneumonia after just a month in office. Popular legend has it that Vice President John Tyler was momentarily stunned when ... More


Rollerball

Andrew Nette

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Rollerball, the Canadian-born director and producer Norman Jewison's 1975 vision of a future dominated by anonymous corporations and their executive elite, in which all individual effort and ... More


Cider’s Last Hurrah

Andrew F. Smith

in Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter first describes the key role of hard cider in the 1840 presidential elections. Whig candidate General William Henry Harrison, who ran against incumbent Martin Van Buren, was promoted as ... More


Towards Rollerball

Andrew Nette

in Rollerball

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the origins of Rollerball (1975) in the context of science-fiction cinema in the late 1960s and the first half of the 1970s, when the genre began a move to the centre of the ... More


“I am President”: John Tyler, Presidential Succession, the Crisis of Legitimacy, and the Defense of Presidential Power

Aaron Scott Crawford

in When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190650759
eISBN:
9780190650780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650759.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

John Tyler was the first vice president in American history to succeed to the presidency upon the death of an incumbent president (William Henry Harrison), and few such successions have been as ... More


Clark

Gillum Ferguson

in Illinois in the War of 1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036743
eISBN:
9780252094552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036743.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on William Clark, who replaced Brigadier General Benjamin Howard in command at Saint Louis. Major General William Henry Harrison suggested Clark, whom he knew from the days when ... More


Introduction: ‘History Really is Gone’

Andrew Nette

in Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Rollerball, the 1975 dystopian science fiction film of Canadian-born director and producer Norman Jewison. Rollerball was based on a short story in ... More


A Green Light in the Senate

James A. Wooten

in The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: A Political History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242739
eISBN:
9780520931398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242739.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The content of any legislation the Senate passed would be determined in negotiations between the Labor and Finance Committees. The business community’s desire for federal preemption greatly increased ... More


Elizabethan chroniclers and parliament

Ian W. Archer

in Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719099588
eISBN:
9781526139030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099588.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chronicles remained the dominant form of historical writing throughout the sixteenth century, and contained much material about the relationship of parliament and the crown and the wider political ... More


Texas

Edward P. Crapol

in John Tyler the Accidental President

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872239
eISBN:
9781469602288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882726_crapol.10
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows how John Tyler had his eye on the prize of Texas from the moment he entered the White House. Americans had long been interested in acquiring Texas. At the time of the Louisiana ... More


Conclusion

Robert G. Parkinson

in The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626635
eISBN:
9781469628103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626635.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Stories of British involvement in Indian violence and slave insurrections stayed current in America's political and cultural bloodstream long after 1783. Continuing conflict along the Canadian and ... More


Undercover Agents Use Deceptive Ambiguity

Roger W. Shuy

in Deceptive Ambiguity by Police and Prosecutors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190669898
eISBN:
9780190669928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669898.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Undercover operations are deceptive by definition. First, the speech event is camouflaged so that the targets believe it is very different from what it really is. This misunderstanding of the speech ... More


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