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1848

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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The Constitution of 1848

Frank Cicero.

in Creating the Land of Lincoln

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 10119 words.

Chapter 4 focuses on the 1847 Illinois state constitutional convention and the constitution approved by voters in 1848. Democrats comprised a majority of delegates, but Whigs built many...

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Running, 1848–1853

Thomas J. Balcerski.

in Bosom Friends

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 10668 words.

Chapter 6 considers the presidential election of 1848, the Compromise of 1850, and the election of 1852. During these years the friendship of Buchanan and King first intensified, then...

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Ministering, 1844–1848

Thomas J. Balcerski.

in Bosom Friends

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 10181 words.

Chapter 5 traces a period of extended separation between Buchanan and King, from 1844 to 1848. During the administration of President James Polk each man turned his attention to foreign...

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Balfour, Arthur James (25 July 1848)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 733 words.

(b. Whittingehame, East Lothian, 25 July 1848; d. Woking, 19 Mar. 1930)

British; leader of the House

Balfour, Arthur James (25 July 1848)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 733 words.

The grandson on his mother's side of the 2nd Marquess of Salisbury, Balfour was educated at Eton and Trinity College,

Antislavery Upheaval in the Capitol: The Wilmot Proviso Debates and the Widening Sectional Divide, 1846–1848

Corey M. Brooks.

in Liberty Power

January 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 8341 words.

This chapter highlights the extent to which many of the Liberty Party’s antislavery and anti-Slave Power arguments came to infiltrate congressional discourse in debates over the Wilmot...

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Harvard President and Semi-Private Citizen

Matthew Mason.

in Apostle of Union

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 15141 words.

This chapter begins with Everett’s return to the U.S. and service as president of Harvard College, and follows his thoughts and actions relative to slavery, race, reform, and the Union...

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Black Codes and Bondage, Settling the North, Legislative Follies

Frank Cicero.

in Creating the Land of Lincoln

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 15231 words.

Chapter 3 covers the years in which the Illinois state capital moved from Kaskaskia to Vandalia to Springfield, focusing on legislative and judicial debates surrounding the Black Code,...

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Two Transformative Decades

Frank Cicero.

in Creating the Land of Lincoln

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 8920 words.

Chapter 5 summarizes important events in Illinois between 1848 and 1868, including population growth in the Chicago area and a shift in the state’s demographics. The major political debate,...

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Liberty Men and the Creation of an Anti–Slave Power Coalition, 1846–1849

Corey M. Brooks.

in Liberty Power

January 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 10440 words.

This chapter demonstrates how Liberty Party coalitionists like Gamaliel Bailey, Salmon Chase, and Henry B. Stanton paved the way for a broadened anti-Slave Power coalition before and during...

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Custom and Law in the Modern Period

Martyn Rady.

in Customary Law in Hungary

August 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 14280 words.

At the end of the eighteenth century, in the wake of Joseph II’s reforms, the diet began to assume the initiative in legal reform, although only a few of its proposals were converted into...

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The Moral Climate of Reform

Angus Hawkins.

in Victorian Political Culture

May 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 14506 words.

This chapter examines the changing moral climate surrounding renewed discussion of parliamentary Reform after 1848. Britain’s avoidance of revolution in 1848 was celebrated as proof of the...

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Agriculture, Industry, and Communications

Anna Ross.

in Beyond the Barricades

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 13174 words.

This chapter looks at the efforts of the Brandenburg–Manteuffel and Manteuffel Ministries of State to reform agriculture, industry, and communications in the post-revolutionary decade....

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Bureaucratic Geographies of the State

Anna Ross.

in Beyond the Barricades

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 9014 words.

This chapter explores the nature of the Prussian state on the eve of 1848 and the administrative challenges it posed to officials. This includes an overview of Prussia’s territories and...

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Beyond the Barricades

Anna Ross.

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 256 pages.

Beyond the Barricades is an original study of government after the 1848–9 revolutions. It focuses on a number of conservative ministers in Prussia who sought to learn lessons...

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Mosley, Sir Oswald Ernald, sixth baronet (1896–1980), politician and fascist leader

Robert Skidelsky.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Theory; Political History. 4889 words.

Mosley, Sir Oswald Ernald, sixth baronet (1896–1980), politician and fascist leader, was born at 47 Hill Street, Mayfair, London, on 16 November 1896, the grandson of Sir Oswald Mosley,...

The Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States

Rebecca J. Mead.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Legal and Constitutional History; Political History; US Cultural History; American Women's History. 11570 words.

Woman suffragists in the United States engaged in a sustained, difficult, and multigenerational struggle: seventy-two years elapsed between the Seneca Falls convention (1848) and the...

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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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