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American Political History

Donald Critchlow.

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 168 pages.

American Political History: A Very Short Introduction explores key turning points in American political history, the nature of the two-party system, representative presidential and...

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Antimonopoly in American Politics, 1945–2000

Daniel Scroop.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Economic History. 8716 words.

Antimonopoly, meaning opposition to the exclusive or near-exclusive control of an industry or business by one or a very few businesses, played a relatively muted role in the history of the...

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Civilian Nuclear Power

Daniel Pope.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Economic History; History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 10023 words.

Nuclear power in the United States has had an uneven history and faces an uncertain future. Promising in the 1950s electricity “too cheap to meter,” nuclear power has failed to come close...

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

Donald T. Critchlow.

in American Political History

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 3959 words.

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...

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Lobbying and Business Associations

Benjamin C. Waterhouse.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1870-1900; US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Legal and Constitutional History; Political History; Economic History. 8121 words.

Political lobbying has always played a key role in American governance, but the concept of paid influence peddling has been marked by a persistent tension throughout the country’s history....

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Politics in war and Reconstruction, 1861–76

Donald T. Critchlow.

in American Political History

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 4077 words.

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...

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The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60

Donald T. Critchlow.

in American Political History

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 4158 words.

In the ten years following the 1844 election the entire political landscape changed, including the demise of the Whig party and the rise of a powerful new northern party, the Republican...

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Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present

Donald T. Critchlow.

in American Political History

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 3973 words.

‘Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present’ describes the five salient factors that shaped the context for post-Cold War politics: the demise of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, booms and...

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