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Advanced Education

Richard Archer.

in Jim Crow North

December 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 7348 words.

People of European descent and of African descent who struggled for equal rights agreed that education, including higher education, was essential for black advancement. When white reformers...

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After the Vote

Elisabeth Israels Perry.

March 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 384 pages.

Soon after his first inauguration in 1934, New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia began appointing women into his administration. By the end of his three terms he had installed almost a...

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 All-Solar Houses

Daniel A. Barber.

in A House in the Sun

December 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 10362 words.

At MIT, the interest in solar house heating had become so widespread that distinct positions started to develop; the MIT Fund’s stance was that solar house heating was experimentally...

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Alternative Spiritualities and Alternatives to Spirituality

Alan S. Kahan.

in Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion

August 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 11150 words.

Tocqueville thought some form of spiritual check and balance was necessary for democratic societies, and that religion was the best form. However, he also considered alternatives, which...

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 Architecture and the Sun

Daniel A. Barber.

in A House in the Sun

December 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 13605 words.

The Association for Applied Solar Energy seemed to be an ideal place for the incubation of solar technology, especially after the excitement that had been generated by its 1955 World...

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Atomic Anxieties

Asa McKercher.

in Camelot and Canada

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 14276 words.

Common Cold War interests united Canada and the United States in the summer of 1961 as a crisis with the Soviet Union over the status of Berlin had the potential to devolve into war. As...

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Behaving Righteously

John M. Thompson.

in Great Power Rising

April 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 10975 words.

Chapter 5 offers a fresh perspective on the Chinese boycott of US goods in 1905–1906. It argues that Roosevelt, who previously supported the exclusion of Chinese immigrants, came to view...

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Beyond State v. Mann Thomas Ruffin’s Jurisprudence

Alfred L. Brophy.

in University, Court, and Slave

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 7045 words.

“Beyond State v. Mann” builds on the previous chapter to evaluate how Justice Thomas Ruffin of the North Carolina Supreme Court decided cases involving slaves and sometimes other people. It...

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Bosom Friends

Thomas J. Balcerski.

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 320 pages.

The friendship of the bachelor politicians James Buchanan (1791–1868) of Pennsylvania and William Rufus King (1786–1853) of Alabama has excited much speculation through the years. Why did...

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Breaking a Barrier

Richard Archer.

in Jim Crow North

December 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 7379 words.

Had Massachusetts legislators been aware of how many mixed marriages existed in their state (and in their region, for that matter), they may not have repealed the law. In their own lives...

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Brown University’s President Confronts Slavery

Alfred L. Brophy.

in University, Court, and Slave

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 5938 words.

Brown University’s president, Francis Wayland, debated slavery with another Baptist minister, Richard Fuller. The debate reveals the stark contrast between the antislavery and proslavery...

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Camelot and Canada

Asa McKercher.

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 312 pages.

John F. Kennedy’s thousand days as president coincided not only with the crisis years of the Cold War, but also with the most fractious period in the Canada–United States relationship since...

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The Chancellor, the Slave, and the Student

Alfred L. Brophy.

in University, Court, and Slave

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 4574 words.

In 1858, a University of Mississippi student assaulted one of the slaves owned by F.A. P. Barnard, the university’s chancellor. Barnard then expelled the student. But the student complained...

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Checks and Balances for Democratic Souls

Alan S. Kahan.

in Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion

August 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 14445 words.

Freedom and greatness are inseparable qualities for Tocqueville, and religion in democratic society is essential for the preservation of both. Contrary to the predictions, hopes, or fears...

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The Collision of Seditious Libel and Freedoms of Press and Speech in America’s Constitutional Period

Wendell Bird.

in Press and Speech Under Assault

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 19914 words.

Chapter 3 describes the collision in late eighteenth-century America between freedoms of press and speech and the crime of seditious libel. It discusses how the new states’ declarations of...

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Conclusion

Daniel A. Barber.

in A House in the Sun

December 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 3564 words.

By the beginning of the 1960s, experimentation in the modern solar house was largely over. Many of the houses built in the 1950s were sold, often without their solar heating systems intact....

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Conclusion

Daniel J. Sargent.

in A Superpower Transformed

January 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 5824 words.

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Even the most powerful nations and even the wisest planners of the future remain themselves creatures as well as creators of...

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Conclusion

Kenneth Owen.

in Political Community in Revolutionary Pennsylvania, 1774-1800

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 1392 words.

The organizational mechanisms that lay behind the success of Thomas McKean’s gubernatorial campaign in 1799 would have been strikingly familiar to those who had formed county committees and...

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Conclusion

John M. Thompson.

in Great Power Rising

April 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 2097 words.

The conclusion considers the argument that, due in large part to the nature of the US political system, TR’s foreign policy was unsuccessful. It acknowledges the numerous challenges...

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The Crime of Seditious Libel, and England’s Evisceration of Freedoms of Press and Speech

Wendell Bird.

in Press and Speech Under Assault

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 20322 words.

Chapter 2 describes the development of the crime of seditious libel (criticism of government) in English common law, and the crown judges’ purposeful effort to support the government and...

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