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2. Advancement

2. Advancement  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2009
Published Online: 
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
5. Was America different?

5. Was America different?  

Robert J. Allison

in The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190861124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.003.0005
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chapter
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9780190225063
America differed from the old world: its physical landscape, the population's high rate of literacy, and the institution of slavery. After the Revolution, these features continued to set ... 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
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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
1. First principles

1. First principles  

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/9780199899395.003.0001
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9780199899395
The United States began its existence as an act of foreign policy. It is no exaggeration to say that the nation owes its very existence to the successful pursuit of war and diplomacy. ... More
3. The age of the city, 1860–1900

3. The age of the city, 1860–1900  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190200619
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0004
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9780190200589
In the aftermath of the Civil War, Americans united in an impulse to commemorate the lives lost and to coordinate that effort with new campaigns for civic beautification. “The age of the ... More
The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert J. Allison

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190861124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.001.0001
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book
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9780190225063
Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern ... More
2. A brief history of American political parties

2. A brief history of American political parties  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458195
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0002
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9780190458164
‘A brief history of American political parties’ traces the development of US politics from the initial emergence of parties as the Founders differed on policies they believed served the ... More
8. Political parties and democratic choice

8. Political parties and democratic choice  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365692
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0008
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9780195373851
‘Political parties and democratic choice’ explores the development of political parties and how they shaped citizenship. Several defining elements of party competition emerged between ... More
4. 1850–1865: Slavery and Civil War

4. 1850–1865: Slavery and Civil War  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0004
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9780195389142
The slave trade shaped American history. By 1860, nearly 90 percent of African Americans living in America were slaves. ‘1850–1865: Slavery and Civil War’ considers the importance of ... 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
6. American emancipationsAbolitionism in the Civil War era

6. American emancipations: Abolitionism in the Civil War era  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190914035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0007
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9780190213220
Even before the election of 1860, abolition made national headlines with John Brown’s failed raid at Harpers Ferry. Though he hoped to foment a slave rebellion in western Virginia, Brown’s ... More
3. The time is nowThe rise of immediate abolition

3. The time is now: The rise of immediate abolition  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190914035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0004
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9780190213220
Organized abolitionism had been in operation for nearly fifty years when it took a radical turn during the 1830s. “The time is now: The rise of immediate abolition” describes how a new ... More
4. The abolitionist crossroads

4. The abolitionist crossroads  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190914035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0005
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9780190213220
After the turbulent 1830s, doubt and discord haunted the antislavery ranks. Facing opposition in the North and South, immediate abolitionists quarrelled not only with their opponents but ... More
3. Electing presidents (and other ways to occupy the Oval Office)

3. Electing presidents (and other ways to occupy the Oval Office)  

Charles O. Jones

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

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458232
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0003
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ISBN: 
9780190458201
The design of the executive leadership helped shape the opportunities and establish the boundaries of presidential power. Would it work? “Electing presidents” looks at how the system of ... More

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