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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
DOI: 
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
4. Comme disait M. de Tocqueville

4. Comme disait M. de Tocqueville  

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/9780192802507.003.0005
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9780192802507
How can democracy be prevented from degenerating into despotism? ‘Comme disait M. de Tocqueville’ details Alexis de Tocqueville's investigation into democracy in America, and his attempts ... More
3. Making the first American West

3. Making the first American 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/9780199858934.003.0004
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9780199858934
‘Making the first American West’ outlines the “First West”, a vast territory beyond the Appalachian Mountains that remained the focus of intense rivalries between French, Spanish, and ... More
6. The watering of the West

6. The watering 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/9780199858934.003.0007
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‘The watering of the West’ describes the 1902 Reclamation Act (or Newlands Act) that established a National Bureau of Reclamation charged with constructing dams and irrigation projects in ... More
1. Equality

1. Equality  

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/9780195367805.003.0001
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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
Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction  

Allen C. Guelzo

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365661
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10.1093/actrade/9780195367805.001.0001
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Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction explores the problems that confronted Lincoln and liberal democracy — equality, opportunity, the rule of law, slavery, freedom, and ... More
2. Revolutionary moments

2. Revolutionary moments  

Colin Ward

in Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776069
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804778.003.0002
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9780192804778
Revolutions throughout history have produced anarchists. ‘Revolutionary moments’ looks back at periods of revolutionary activity during the past four centuries including the English Civil ... More
NapoleonA Very Short Introduction

Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Bell

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780190911959
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10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.001.0001
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Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise and lively portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte’s character and career, situating him firmly in historical context. It ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

David A. Bell

in Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780190911959
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10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.003.0001
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9780199321667
The story of Napoleon’s life runs from his birth on Corsica in 1769 to his death in exile on Saint Helena in 1821, stretching beyond his death to include posthumous battles over his ... More
2. Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824

2. Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824  

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/9780199340057.003.0003
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9780199340057
The Founding Fathers feared political factions as a natural corruption of democrat government. None envisioned the rise of the severe factionalism that arose during George Washington's ... More
1. Waves of decolonization

1. Waves of decolonization  

Dane Kennedy

in Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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May 2016
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9780190605537
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340491.003.0002
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9780199340491
‘Waves of decolonization’ outlines three phases of decolonization, beginning with the first wave in the Americas in the late eighteenth century, which led to the creation of the United ... More
4. Taking the farther West

4. Taking the farther 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/9780199858934.003.0005
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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
4. LegaciesWhat history has made of the founding fathers

4. Legacies: What history has made of the founding fathers  

R. B. Bernstein

in The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780190273545
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10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.003.0004
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9780190273514
“Legacies: What history has made of the founding fathers” shows that the founding fathers’ history has unfolded in two ways—one being their developing role in the American people’s ... 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
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9780199365661
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10.1093/actrade/9780195367805.003.0002
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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
5. Debate

5. Debate  

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/9780195367805.003.0005
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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
1. The word and the deed

1. The word and the deed  

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/9780192802507.003.0002
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9780192802507
‘The word and the deed’ considers the shifting conceptions of democracy throughout history. Democracy's roots are European, starting from classical Greek civilization. Democracy can refer ... More
2. The journey from Westphalia to Philadelphia

2. The journey from Westphalia to Philadelphia  

Stella Z. Theodoulou and Ravi K. Roy

in Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780191792014
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724230.003.0002
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9780198724230
‘The journey from Westphalia to Philadelphia’ provides a historical overview of the Anglo-American administrative traditions that have shaped contemporary administrative systems. It ... More
3. Independence

3. Independence  

Robert J. Allison

in The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780190861124
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10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.003.0003
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9780190225063
By spring 1776 British authority had collapsed in the colonies. Congress appointed John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston to draft a ... 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
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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
4. Indians in the West

4. Indians in the West  

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/9780195307542.003.0004
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9780195307542
The Indians in the West, as well as those of the East, went through dramatic change following European invasion of America which brought as well as disease and conflict, new technologies, ... More

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