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7. Reunion

7. Reunion  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780195367805.003.0007
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‘Reunion’ examines the period after the Emancipation Proclamation, the ongoing Civil War, and the presidential campaign of 1864. By the fall of 1864, large portions of the Confederacy's ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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Is it possible to put value on the achievements of Abraham Lincoln? Lincoln was described as the Great American Man and there were many ways in which he lived up to that name. The Epilogue ... More
1. Vengeance: April–December 1865

1. Vengeance: April–December 1865  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Reconstruction: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780190454821
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10.1093/actrade/9780190454791.003.0002
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‘Vengeance, April–December 1865’ begins with the death of Abraham Lincoln on April 15, 1865, after being shot by the Southerner, John Wilkes Booth, and the swearing in of Lincoln’s vice ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Reconstruction: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2020
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The Reconstruction era embraces the twelve years, from 1865 to 1877, of active effort to rebuild and reconstitute the American union after the attempt by the Confederate States of America ... More
1. What is populism?

1. What is populism?  

Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser

in Populism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780190234904
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10.1093/actrade/9780190234874.003.0001
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“What is populism?” explains the ideational approach taken by this VSI. Populism is positioned within the context of liberal democracy. It is a label seldom claimed by people or ... 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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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
5. Steam and IronThe Civil War Navy (1850–1865)

5. Steam and Iron: The Civil War Navy (1850–1865)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0005
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From 1850, the issue of slavery’s future affected nearly every aspect of American politics and government. That same decade also witnessed a virtual technological revolution that affected ... More
3. Balance of powers

3. Balance of powers  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0003
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Two questions guided the framers when dividing power among the branches of government: What were the limits and purposes of national power? What were the roles and responsibilities of the ... More
5. Debate

5. Debate  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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‘Debate’ describes the debates between Lincoln and Stephen Douglas leading up to the legislative elections in 1858. Although Douglas was re-elected, Lincoln had come within an ace of ... More
6. Emancipation

6. Emancipation  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Emancipation’ explains how Lincoln responded to the secessionist crisis. The Confederates had seceded in order to avoid being coerced into emancipation. Presidents had no constitutional ... More
2. Advancement

2. Advancement  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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‘Advancement’ describes how, in the aftermath of the War of 1812, the penetration of the markets promised a social and moral revolution equal to that of 1776, through the cheapening of ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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Abraham Lincoln is one of the most famous Americans world-wide. What has made him so well known? For Americans, in the years after his death, he was famous as the Great Emancipator of ... More
1. Equality

1. Equality  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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‘Equality’ describes the arrival of Abraham Lincoln's forebears in the New World and their search for independence and prosperity. The notion that people were born into permanent borders of ... More
6. Law: 1866–1876

6. Law: 1866–1876  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Reconstruction: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780190454821
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10.1093/actrade/9780190454791.003.0007
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So much of Reconstruction is understood as a struggle over race, politics, and the nature of state sovereignty within a federal system that not enough attention is paid to how it was also a ... 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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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. Elements of American democracy

1. Elements of American democracy  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365692
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10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0001
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In all, the United States has a very large number of political and governmental players who are constantly busy with politicking, judging, and administering. ‘Elements of American ... More
4. Liberty

4. Liberty  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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9780199365661
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10.1093/actrade/9780195367805.003.0004
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‘Liberty’ examines the roots of Lincoln's revulsion for slavery and describes the condition of liberal democracy in Europe and America in the 1840s. Lincoln saw slavery as a direct ... More
5. Democracy and populism

5. Democracy and populism  

Bernard Crick

in Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775574
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802507.003.0006
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‘Democracy and populism’ considers populism's influence on democracy in Britain and the USA and the dangers that it can pose. Populism attempts to arouse a majority who are, or believe ... More
EpilogueAbolitionist endings in the Atlantic world … and new beginnings

Epilogue: Abolitionist endings in the Atlantic world … and new beginnings  

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/9780190213220.003.0008
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9780190213220
In the final decades of the nineteenth century, American abolitionists began writing memoirs, histories, and reminiscences of the grand struggle for freedom. Part of a battle over Civil War ... More
8. The Experience of Politics: I. How to be an Activist

8. The Experience of Politics: I. How to be an Activist  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0008
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9780192853882
‘The Experience of Politics: I. How to be an Activist’ considers the actual experience of engaging in politics and the characteristics suitable for a career in politics. Politicians need a ... More

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