Politics and Culture of the Civil War Era: Essays in Honor of Robert W. Johannsen

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Susquehanna University Press, 2006 - Всего страниц: 346
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Robert W. Johannsen, professor emeritus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is one of the leading Jacksonian- and Civil War-era historians of his generation. Works such as his Stephen A. Douglas and To the Halls of the Montezumas have cemented his place in period scholarship. He also has mentored literally dozens of professional historians. In his honor, eleven of his students have gathered to contribute new essays on the period's history. On display here are cutting-edge examinations of thought and culture in the late Jacksonian era, new considerations of Manifest Destiny, and fascinating interpretations of the lives of the two political giants of the period, Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. Democratic Party politics and Civil War-era religion also come into play.

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Robert W Johannsen Historian
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John L OSullivan and the Tragedy of Radical Jacksonian Thought
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The Boundless Empire for American Science 184856
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The Strange Fate of Popular Sovereignty
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The Demise of Democratic Party Unity
129
Abraham Lincoln Stephen A Douglas the Model Republic and the Right of Revolution 184861
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Jackson Men in the Party of Lincoln
178
Copperhead Christian Reactions to the President and the War
199
Perceptions of a Civil War Organizations Benevolent Program
220
Isaac Tichenors Civil War and the Roles of Confederate Ministers
240
Burnside Revisited
265
Zachariah Chandlers Role in the Election of Abraham Lincoln in 1864
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Writings of Robert W Johannsen
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Notes on Contributors
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Index
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Стр. 176 - I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races...
Стр. 173 - And this issue embraces more than the fate of these United States. It presents to the whole family of man, the question, whether a constitutional republic, or a democracy — a government of the people, by the same people — can, or cannot, maintain its territorial integrity, against its own domestic foes.
Стр. 156 - ... shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right — a right which, we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can may revolutionize, and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit.
Стр. 134 - The Constitution regulates our stewardship; the Constitution devotes the domain to union, to justice, to defence, to welfare, and to liberty. But there is a higher law than the Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble purposes.
Стр. 176 - I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races — that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.
Стр. 278 - The general commanding directs that you keep your whole command in position for a rapid movement down the old Richmond road, and you will send out at once a division at least to pass below Smithfield to seize, if possible, the height near Captain Hamilton's, on this side of the Massaponax, taking care to keep it well supported and its line of retreat open.
Стр. 168 - When the white man governs himself, that is selfgovernment; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than selfgovernment — that is despotism. If the negro is a man, why then my ancient faith teaches me that "all men are created equal," and that there can be no moral right in connection with one man's making a slave of another.
Стр. 112 - I agree with Judge Douglas he is not my equal in many respects — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowment. But in the right to eat the bread, without the leave of anybody else, which his own hand earns, he is my equal and the equal of Judge Douglas, and the equal of every living man.
Стр. 60 - ... our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.
Стр. 156 - ... ../Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better.

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