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Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Paul Frymer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691166056
eISBN:
9781400885350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166056.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the politics of the United States' westward expansion, showing how the government's regulation of population movements on the frontier, both settlement and removal, advanced ... More


“Design His Course to Mexico”: The Fugitive Slave Experience in the Texas–Mexico Borderlands, 1850–1853

Mekala Audain

in Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056036
eISBN:
9780813053806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056036.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the mid-1850s, Texas slaveholders estimated that some 4,000 fugitive slaves had escaped south to Mexico. This chapter broadly examines the process in which runaway slaves from Texas escaped to ... More


“Come After Us”

Scott C. Esplin

in Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism's Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042102
eISBN:
9780252050855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042102.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the religious tensions created in Nauvoo, Illinois, by the return of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) to the region in the twentieth century and ... More


Deferring Crisis

Erin Stewart Mauldin

in Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865177
eISBN:
9780190865207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865177.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the ecological regime of slavery and the land-use practices employed by farmers across the antebellum South. Despite the diverse ecologies and crop regimes of the region, most ... More


Horizons

Jason Phillips

in Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190868161
eISBN:
9780190908416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868161.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Military History

Focusing on westward expansion, this chapter studies antebellum warnings that frontier conflicts would cause civil war. It shows how diverging material cultures divided northerners and southerners in ... 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


Resolute Motherhood: Memories of Women’s War Making in New England

Gina M. Martino

in Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640990
eISBN:
9781469641010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640990.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 5 explores how local and regional historians in eighteenth and nineteenth-century New England appropriated memories of colonial women’s war making to help shape new gender ideologies, ... More


Understanding the Issues

Hugh Lafollette

in In Defense of Gun Control

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190873363
eISBN:
9780190873400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873363.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The gun control debate is often cast as if there were two options: we either have it or we don’t. This is a mistake. Our real options lie along five different, albeit overlapping, continua. The first ... More


The Bible Cause in an Age of Immigration and Expansion

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the role of the American Bible Society (ABS) in distributing the Bible to Italian, Polish, Swedish, and other immigrants coming to American shores at the turn of the twentieth ... More


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