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Obama's America

Carl Pedersen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638949
eISBN:
9780748672059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638949.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The year 2008 will be remembered as the moment when the United States elected its first African American president. This book seeks to place the extraordinary rise of Barack Obama within the larger ... More


Introduction: The Mantle of Lincoln

Simon Topping

in Lincoln's Lost Legacy: Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928–1952

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032283
eISBN:
9780813038971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032283.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book chronicles the history of the Republican Party and the early civil rights movement, and provides an indication of the increasing importance of the African American vote. In the period ... More


The Chatham ministry II. Grafton as caretaker (1767–1768): political re-alignments

Peter D. G. Thomas

in George III: King and Politicians 1760-1770

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064289
eISBN:
9781781700310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064289.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the political realignments in Great Britain from 1767–1768. When Lord Chatham fell ill in 1767, the Duke of Grafton took over the government, but formally became prime minister ... More


We Claim Our Rights the Advent of Abolitionism

Elizabeth R. Varon

in Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832325
eISBN:
9781469606200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887189_varon.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter argues that Americans had much cause to wonder at their progress; “since the Revolution, the nation's population and territorial expanse had more than doubled,” Eric Foner notes. But as ... More


Culture Wars

Raymond A. Patton

in Punk Crisis: The Global Punk Rock Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190872359
eISBN:
9780190872397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872359.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter shows how the growing culturally oriented divisions in and around punk peaked in the mid-1980s in culture wars that emerged simultaneously in societies across the First and Second ... More


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