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 “Equality or Nothing!”: Religious Pluralism in the Founding of the Republic

Chris Beneke

in Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305555
eISBN:
9780199784899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305558.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter connects the demise of exclusive religious establishments with the foundation of republican governments. It also traces the extension of equal recognition to previously marginal groups, ... More


Preserving the Republic While Defeating the Slave Power, 1848–1865

Andrew L. Slap

in The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227099
eISBN:
9780823234998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227099.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the liberal republicans' efforts from 1848 to 1865 to defeat slavery while preserving the republic. Liberal republicans were antislavery partly because ... More


Grant and the Republic, 1868–1872

Andrew L. Slap

in The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227099
eISBN:
9780823234998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227099.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

In their long struggle to preserve republican government, the liberal republicans initially embraced U. S. Grant as a savior. By 1868, they wanted to finish the reconstruction ... More


Joseph Priestley in America *

Jenny Graham

in Joseph Priestley, Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199215300
eISBN:
9780191706929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215300.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses Priestley's life in America. Priestley, who was implicated in more than one way in the activities of the English radicals, departed for America in April 1794. Priestley ... More


Without God

Maurizio Viroli

in As If God Existed: Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142357
eISBN:
9781400845514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142357.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the impact of Jean-Jacques Rousseau on the history of republican religion. Rousseau was well aware that republics need religion to come to life and endure. He notes that great ... More


Open Governance

Frank Dikötter

in The Age of Openness: China before Mao

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099203
eISBN:
9789882206595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099203.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows that even if the central government is often believed to have been weak in republican China, it displayed considerable elements of ... More


Solidarism

Theodore Zeldin

in A History of French Passions: Volume 1: Ambition, Love, and Politics

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221777
eISBN:
9780191678493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221777.003.0022
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In French history, as a chronicle, laws and crises have followed each other in blundering succession. It is wrong, first of all, to imagine that interest in social questions became predominant only ... More


The Charisma of Italy

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry and the Realm of Politics: Shakespeare to Dryden

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117315
eISBN:
9780191670916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117315.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

On 23 July I553 Mr John Lock, on his voyage to Jerusalem, glimpsed ‘the white walles’ of the fortified city of Ragusa, on the coast of Dalmatia or, by its ancient name, Illyria. Ragusa was, however, ... More


: The Gulf between Nature and Freedom and Nature's Guarantee of Perpetual Peace

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay examines the relation between Kant's Toward Perpetual Peace and the nature–freedom problem posed in the third Critique. The problem concerns the “immense gulf,” which separates the ... More


“Those Who Should Be Brothers”

Michael J. Goleman

in Your Heritage Will Still Remain: Racial Identity and Mississippi's Lost Cause

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812049
eISBN:
9781496812087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812049.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores the secession crisis in Mississippi and how it influenced a sense of social identity within the state. Mississippians sought redress to their grievances over repeated attacks ... More


The Referendum Revival and the Constitutional Moment

Stephen Tierney

in Constitutional Referendums: The Theory and Practice of Republican Deliberation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592791
eISBN:
9780191741067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592791.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter first sets out the focus of the book, namely the relationship between constitutional referendums and democracy. As direct democracy is used increasingly to supplement, and in some ... More


The Remedy

David Brian Robertson

in The Original Compromise: What the Constitution’s Framers Were Really Thinking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199796298
eISBN:
9780199979707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796298.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The delegates agreed that the country required a national government that could mount an effective military defense and nurture the nation's prosperity. They understood that they had a unique ... More


Lincoln's Political Religion and Religious Politics

John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

in Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227365
eISBN:
9780823240869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Abraham Lincoln's understanding of the requirements of republican government led him to direct religious sentiment toward responsible democracy or self-government. As a successful republic requires a ... More


Trials of the Early Republic

in Ottoman Ulema, Turkish Republic: Agents of Change and Guardians of Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773119
eISBN:
9780804777766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773119.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the secularist policies of the early republican governments. The policies of the early republic left “former” ulema with difficult questions and tough choices. Particularly ... More


How Does a “Republican Form of Government” Differ from “Democracy” (and to which should We Be Committed Today)?

Sanford Levinson

in Framed: America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890750
eISBN:
9780190260088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890750.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines how a “republican form of government” differs from “democracy” in the United States. It suggests that what counts as an adequately “representative” democracy is not fully ... More


world Revolutions and the Coming of the American Civil War

Andre M. Fleche

in The Revolution of 1861: The American Civil War in the Age of Nationalist Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835234
eISBN:
9781469601946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869925_fleche.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The chapter looks at the actions and effects of the republican government in America on world events in the mid-nineteenth century. European nationalist movements expressed opinions about the ... More


The Advent of Modern Liberty (1795)

Biancamaria Fontana

in Germaine de Staël: A Political Portrait

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169040
eISBN:
9781400880614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169040.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at how Staël claimed that, in order to unify the nation under a republican government, it was necessary to identify the durable interests and aspirations of the majority of the ... More


“Romans, Countrymen, and Lovers”: Political Love and the Rule of Law in Julius Caesar

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation among Disciplines and Professions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924939
eISBN:
9780226924946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924946.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar portrays for its readers two kinds of political love. The first is seen through Brutus—the love of the institutions of the Roman Republic—where he speaks of his abstract ... More


Court Order

Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the history of court reform and concludes with another recent skit, this one critical of former judicial practices. The twentieth century opened in Yemen with a judgeship ... More


Federalism

David J. Bodenhamer

in The Revolutionary Constitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360444
eISBN:
9780190254339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360444.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the theme of federalism in American constitutional history. Federalism was the most novel doctrine to emerge from the Constitutional Convention. It addressed two pressing ... More


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