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4. Taking the farther West

4. Taking the farther West  

Stephen Aron

in The American West: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393602
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858934.003.0005
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9780199858934
By the time the last Indian removals from the First West were being carried out in the early nineteenth century, the demands of Americans for lands farther west, within and beyond the ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Ian Thompson

in Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
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May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779992
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681204.003.0001
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9780199681204
‘Origins’ attempts to define the scope of landscape architecture and how the profession has developed over time. The term ‘landscape architecture’ first appeared in print in the title of ... More
The spread of the Industrial Revolution abroad

The spread of the Industrial Revolution abroad  

Robert C. Allen

in The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706786.003.0006
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The Industrial Revolution may have ended for Britain in 1867, but it had only just begun elsewhere. ‘The spread of the Industrial Revolution abroad’ charts the different regions’ share of ... More
2. Advancement

2. Advancement  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365661
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195367805.003.0002
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9780195367805
‘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
3. Indians in the East

3. Indians in the East  

Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green

in North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365555
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195307542.003.0003
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9780195307542
As the American Revolution ended, Native peoples saw new challenges. Although the United States had just been created, the survival of the new nation relied on cooperation with the ... More
5. Assimilation and allotment

5. Assimilation and allotment  

Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green

in North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365555
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195307542.003.0005
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9780195307542
There were many contradictions in the way that the Native Americans were treated following European invasion, particularly in terms of the antithetical policies of separating Indians on ... 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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9780195378320
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
4. From artifact to intellectual

4. From artifact to intellectual  

Sean Teuton

in Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780190231392
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199944521.003.0004
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9780199944521
‘From artifact to intellectual’ describes the nineteenth-century Indian Wars and the numerous Native American autobiographies that provide a glimpse into indigenous patterns of living, ways ... More
5. Checks and balances

5. Checks and balances  

Donald A. Ritchie

in The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190280178
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190280147.003.0005
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9780190280147
Legislative results rank high in measuring the success of a president. But as “Checks and balances” makes clear, Congress is sensitive to its independent role as part of government. While ... More
3. An American Navy ConfirmedThe War of 1812

3. An American Navy Confirmed: The War of 1812  

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/9780199394760.003.0003
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9780199394760
When America declared war against the British in 1812, most U.S. Navy ship captains hoped to conduct independent cruises against British commerce, but John Rodgers lobbied successfully for ... More
The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert C. Allen

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780191785450
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706786.001.0001
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9780198706786
The Industrial Revolution was a pivotal point in British history that occurred between the mid-18th and mid-19th centuries, and led to far reaching transformations of society. The ... More
4. Liberty

4. Liberty  

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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9780199365661
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10.1093/actrade/9780195367805.003.0004
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9780195367805
‘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
2. The presidency finds its place

2. The presidency finds its place  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458232
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0002
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9780190458201
An important issue with respect to setting up the new system of government was where to put the presidency. The capital city, it was decided, would be central between North and South. ... More
2. Expansionism

2. Expansionism  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0002
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9780199899395
Over the course of nearly three hundred years, the people who inhabited what came to be called the United States enlarged their territorial holdings. As they did so, their belief that ... More
8. The Court and the world

8. The Court and the world  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365821
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.003.0008
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9780199754540
American attitudes towards foreign law was initially ambivalent. The same can be said about foreign opinions towards American law. ‘The Court and the world’ looks at the extent the American ... More
3. To write in English

3. To write in English  

Sean Teuton

in Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780190231392
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199944521.003.0003
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9780199944521
‘To write in English’ explains how the written word allowed Native Americans to more easily pass on the oral literature of their people and to be recognized as educated and rational agents. ... More
The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction  

Linda Greenhouse

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365821
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.001.0001
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book
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9780199754540
The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction tells the Court's story by drawing on its history and its written and unwritten rules to show how it really works. The Supreme ... More
6. The Court and the other branches

6. The Court and the other branches  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365821
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199754540
What does the phrase ‘separation of powers’ mean? Would the phrase ‘dynamic interaction’ be more accurate? ‘The Court and other branches’ examines the relationships between the president, ... More
Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Thompson

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779992
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681204.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199681204
Landscape architecture plays an important role in shaping the places in which we live and work. But what is it? Landscape architects are involved in the layout of business parks, the ... More
2. Campaigns and constituents

2. Campaigns and constituents  

Donald A. Ritchie

in The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190280178
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190280147.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190280147
Elected locally, candidates for Congress go to Washington to make national policy. “Campaigns and constituents” explores how voting on major legislation often means a choice between ... More

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