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6. Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan

6. Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0006
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‘Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan’ describes the growing skepticism and secularism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that led ... More
The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction  

James Marten

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780190681418
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10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.001.0001
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9780190681388
The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction describes the differing experiences of childhood across time and place, focusing on conflict, change, war, reform, and the issues and ... More
5. Revolutions of the Renaissance and Reformation

5. Revolutions of the Renaissance and Reformation  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0005
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‘Revolutions of the Renaissance and Reformation’ begins with The Republic of Florence created in 1115, which endured frequent and extreme revolutions during the power struggle between the ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0007
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9780199922680
Despite the abolition of slavery with the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, notions of black inferiority and white supremacy still persisted in both the North and the South. The ... More
1. What constitution?

1. What constitution?  

Martin Loughlin

in The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778445
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697694.003.0002
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9780199697694

What constitution?’ asks why Britain never adopted a ‘modern’ constitution. The traditional view of constitution saw it as an inheritance, developed over time from the national spirit. The ... More
1. The politics of the Constitution, 1787–89

1. The politics of the Constitution, 1787–89  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0002
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9780199340057
‘The politics of the Constitution, 1787–89’ describes the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and its ratification. The central actors were George Washington, James Madison, Benjamin ... More
5. Politics in war and Reconstruction, 1861–76

5. Politics in war and Reconstruction, 1861–76  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0006
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The Civil War and its aftermath intensified politics in the North, sharpening the divide between Republicans and Democrats and factionalizing the Republican Party. The war did not ... More
8. Early Cold War politics, 1945–74

8. Early Cold War politics, 1945–74  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0009
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Cold War rivalry between nuclear powers—the United States and the Soviet Union—set the tone and substance of American politics from the end of the Second World War to the collapse of the ... More
7. Affluence, depression, and world war, 1920–45

7. Affluence, depression, and world war, 1920–45  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0008
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The quarter-century from 1920 to 1945 proved to be both critical and transformative for American government. Americans witnessed in these twenty-five years an economic boom in the 1920s, a ... More
IntroductionAbolitionist agitation in a world of slavery and pain

Introduction: Abolitionist agitation in a world of slavery and pain  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780190914035
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10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0001
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9780190213220
This brief survey of abolitionism focuses mostly on Anglo-American reformers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but it also surveys Atlantic-wide movements that began with slave ... More
4. Satyāgraha

4. Satyāgraha  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776816
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.003.0004
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9780192854575
‘Satyāgraha’ explains how, for Gandhi, satyāgraha, meaning civil insistence on or tenacity in the pursuit of truth, aimed to penetrate the barriers of prejudice, ill-will, dogmatism, ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Vanessa Schwartz

in Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365722
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389418.003.0001
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9780195389418
The ‘Introduction’ emphasizes the importance of the French Revolution. Even 200 years on, the French Revolution's significance on both the national and international stage is understood. ... More
5. The whitening of the West

5. The whitening of the West  

Stephen Aron

in The American West: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Jan 2015
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9780199393602
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858934.003.0006
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9780199858934
“What is the true significance of the word ‘white’?” asked Pablo de la Guerra, a delegate to the convention charged with writing a constitution for a new state of California, in 1849. The ... More
8. The view from Hollywood

8. The view from Hollywood  

Stephen Aron

in The American West: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Jan 2015
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9780199393602
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858934.003.0009
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9780199858934
‘The view from Hollywood’ begins with the “Westerns” that dominated American cinema for much of the twentieth century and that influenced popular understandings of the western past. It goes ... More
3. Living in the margins

3. Living in the margins  

Madeline Y. Hsu

in Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190219796
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190219765.003.0003
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9780190219765
“Living in the margins” considers the lived realities of immigrants’ efforts to foster community, livelihood, and family under exclusion. Birthright citizenship was a key steppingstone to ... More
5. Imperialism, immigration, and capitalism

5. Imperialism, immigration, and capitalism  

Madeline Y. Hsu

in Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Dec 2016
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9780190219796
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10.1093/actrade/9780190219765.003.0005
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9780190219765
“Imperialism, immigration, and capitalism” considers the Southeast Asians who entered the United States between 1975 and 1994, mostly as refugees resulting from theVietnam War. It goes on ... More
Introduction: mass immigration, past and present

Introduction: mass immigration, past and present  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365623
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10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0001
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9780195331783
The United States is a nation of diverse peoples bound together through an allegiance to the constitution. The Introduction looks at where the people of the United States have come from and ... More
9. To the present

9. To the present  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365715
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0009
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9780195389142
History doesn't end, it just continues. Each era seems to be the one of the most significant change. The end of the 1960s led to an era of disorientation in the United States. ‘To the ... More
7. The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968–79

7. The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968–79  

Robert McMahon

in The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775413
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801784.003.0007
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9780192801784
During the 1970s the Cold War experienced a change in pace, as world leaders sought to stabilize international affairs. ‘The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968–79’ covers detente ... More
6. ‘An Auschwitz every three months’Society as camp?

6. ‘An Auschwitz every three months’: Society as camp?  

Dan Stone

in Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780191790102
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723387.003.0006
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9780198723387
‘ “An Auschwitz every three months”: to society as camp?’ examines the meaning and significance of the concentration camp. There is no single type of concentration camp and no clear ... More

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