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“God Save Us from Whig Vice Presidents”

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/9780195161045.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When Millard Fillmore signed the Compromise measures in September 1850 and the New York Democratic state platform endorsed them, William Henry Seward's New York allies instructed Thurlow Weed that ... More


The Seward Amendment

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Five centers on New York senator William Henry Seward, soon to be Lincoln’s secretary of state, who recognized sooner than most other Republicans that the secession epidemic in the Deep South ... More


Congress Acts

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Ten details the improbable achievement of the conciliators during the last week of the congressional session in late February and early March 1861 as they assembled wafer-thin two-thirds ... More


Lincoln, Seward, and US Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era

Joseph A. Fry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177120
eISBN:
9780813177137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177120.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Henry Seward formed a most unlikely, but exceedingly successful foreign policy partnership. While functioning as the ... More


Before the Storm: Race for Commercial Empire, 1846–1876

Lon Kurashige

in Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629438
eISBN:
9781469629452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629438.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter addresses U.S. policies furthering expansion to the Pacific Coast in order to establish the nation as a Pacific commercial power through trade with China. Such policies gave rise to an ... More


The Unfazed and the Alarmed

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Eight explores the internal dynamics within the Republican Party that made any seeming compromise unacceptable. Once the party formed in the mid-1850s, most of its candidates for office in ... More


Ely S. Parker and the Paradox of Reconstruction Politics in Indian Country

C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa

in The World the Civil War Made

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624181
eISBN:
9781469624204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624181.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the experiences of Ely S. Parker, a Tonawanda Seneca, to highlight the paradox of Reconstruction politics in Indian Country in the post-Civil War era. In September 1861, Parker ... More


Wrapping the World in Fire: The Interventionist Crisis in the Civil War

Howard Jones

in American Civil Wars: The United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631097
eISBN:
9781469631110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631097.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Too often overlooked in the American Civil War was the crisis over foreign intervention and possible diplomatic recognition of the Confederacy as a sovereign nation. Outside observers watched events ... More


The Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln, and the Problem of the Constitution

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Three shows that the Republican Party, established in the mid-1850s, was dominated by moderates—most notably, Abraham Lincoln. They insisted that the territorial issue alone best demonstrated ... More


In the Father's House

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

On October 25, 1858, William H. Seward of the fledgling Republican Party addressed a large crowd in Rochester, New York about slave labor in America. He predicted that either the sugar plantations of ... More


The President Speaks

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Eleven begins with Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural address on March 4, 1861. He pointedly denied that he or the Republican Party intended to “interfere with the institution of slavery in the ... 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


The Ratification Fizzle

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Twelve shows that the other thirteenth amendment, even though quickly made obsolete by the outbreak of war in April 1861, attracted some initial attention and retained support for the next ... More


Lincoln’s Dreams of Death

Jonathan W. White

in Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632049
eISBN:
9781469632063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632049.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Abraham Lincoln believed that dreams had some predictive capacity—that, perhaps, in dim ways, they could reveal the future. Several stories survive of dreams that he had that portended his death. ... More


Epilogue

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/9781469635521.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The epilogue looks are the roles played by Atchison, Hunter, and Mason during the Civil War and their post war lives. Only Hunter endeavoured to return to public life after the war but was ... More


Epilogue One: James M. Ashley and the Thirteenth Amendment

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Epilogue One enlarges on the now-familiar story, as dramatized by film director Steven Spielberg—how Congress, during the last year of the war, approved the real Thirteenth Amendment that abolished ... More


Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Daniel W. Crofts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This landmark book examines a little-known episode in the most celebrated aspect of Abraham Lincoln’s life: his role as the “Great Emancipator.” Lincoln always hated slavery, but he also believed it ... More


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