Official Proceedings of the National Democratic Convention

Held in Cincinnati, June 2-6, 1856 (Classic Reprint)

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Author: Democratic National Convention

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781331590835

Category: Reference

Page: 86

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Excerpt from Official Proceedings of the National Democratic Convention: Held in Cincinnati, June 2-6, 1856 Official Proceedings of the National Democratic Convention: Held in Cincinnati, June 2-6, 1856 was written by Democratic National Convention in 1856. This is a 77 page book, containing 37103 words. Search Inside is enabled for this title. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents

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Author: William A. DeGregorio,Sandra Lee Stuart

Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781569804766

Category: History

Page: 872

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The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents: Eighth Edition contains more in-depth information about every U.S. president to hold office than any other single book. A factual, unbiased look at every American chief executive, this book chronicles their lives, their administrations, their friends and foes, their successes and their failures. This unique reference volume will be fully updated to include the results of the highly controversial 2012 election.

Media and the American Mind

From Morse to McLuhan

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Author: Daniel J. Czitrom

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807841075

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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In a fascinating and comprehensive intellectual history of modern communication in America, Daniel Czitrom examines the continuing contradictions between the progressive possibilities that new communications technologies offer and their use as instruments

Victorians Against the Gallows

Capital Punishment and the Abolitionist Movement in Nineteenth Century Britain

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Author: James Gregory

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857730886

Category: History

Page: 384

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By the time that Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837, the list of crimes liable to attract the death penalty had effectively been reduced to murder. Yet, despite this, the gallows remained a source of controversy in Victorian Britain and there was a growing unease in liberal quarters surrounding the question of capital punishment. In this book, James Gregory examines organised efforts to abolish capital punishment in Britain and the Empire in the Victorian era, focusing particularly on the activities of the Society for the Abolition of Capital Punishment. The amelioration of the notoriously ‘Bloody Code’ of the British state may have limited capital punishment effectively to a small number of murderers after 1840 but, despite this, capital punishment was a matter of perennial debate, from the local arena of school debating societies to the ‘imperial Parliament’, and a topic to trouble the minds of thoughtful Victorians across the British world. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from pamphlets by abolitionists or their opponents to gallows broadsides, official inquiries, provincial newspapers, novels and short stories, Gregory studies a movement acknowledged by contemporaries to be agitating one of the ‘questions of the day’ - challenging as it did contemporary theology, state infliction of violence, and prevalent ideas about punishment. He explores important aspects such as: capital punishment debates in the ‘Lex Britannica’ of British colonies and dominions, the role of women abolitionists and the class and gendered inflexions to the ‘gallows question’, the representation of the problem of capital punishment in Victorian fiction, and the relationship between abolitionists and the Home Office which exercised the royal prerogative of mercy. While the abolitionism of Nonconformist reformers such as the Quakers and Unitarians is familiar, Gregory introduces the reader to the abolitionist debates in Jewish, secularist and spiritualist circles, and explores themes such as the imagined role of the Queen as ‘fount of mercy’ and the disturbing figure of the hangman. Studying the provincial, national and international aspects to the movement, Victorians Against the Gallows offers an important contribution to our understanding of Victorian reform activities, and Victorian culture.

History of Woman Suffrage: 1900-1920

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Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton,Susan Brownell Anthony,Matilda Joslyn Gage,Ida Husted Harper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women

Page: N.A

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Abraham Lincoln

A History

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Author: John George Nicolay,John Hay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Presidents

Page: 470

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Frontier Democracy

Constitutional Conventions in the Old Northwest

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Author: Silvana R. Siddali

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107090768

Category: History

Page: 400

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Frontier Democracy examines the debates over state constitutions in the antebellum Northwest (Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) from the 1820s through the 1850s. This is a book about conversations: in particular, the fights and negotiations over the core ideals in the constitutions that brought these frontier communities to life. Silvana R. Siddali argues that the Northwestern debates over representation and citizenship reveal two profound commitments: the first to fair deliberation, and the second to ethical principles based on republicanism, Christianity, and science. Some of these ideas succeeded brilliantly: within forty years, the region became an economic and demographic success story. However, some failed tragically: racial hatred prevailed everywhere in the region, in spite of reformers' passionate arguments for justice, and resulted in disfranchisement and even exclusion for non-white Northwesterners that lasted for generations.

The book of presidents

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Author: Tim Taylor,United States

Publisher: Ayer Co Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 703

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Contains information on the lives, careers, and achievements of United States presidents as well as a key to constitutional amendments and major acts and treaties

Marx at the Margins

On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies

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Author: Kevin B. Anderson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022634570X

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson uncovers a variety of extensive but neglected texts by Marx that cast what we thought we knew about his work in a startlingly different light. Analyzing a variety of Marx’s writings, including journalistic work written for the New York Tribune, Anderson presents us with a Marx quite at odds with conventional interpretations. Rather than providing us with an account of Marx as an exclusively class-based thinker, Anderson here offers a portrait of Marx for the twenty-first century: a global theorist whose social critique was sensitive to the varieties of human social and historical development, including not just class, but nationalism, race, and ethnicity, as well. Through highly informed readings of work ranging from Marx’s unpublished 1879–82 notebooks to his passionate writings about the antislavery cause in the United States, this volume delivers a groundbreaking and canon-changing vision of Karl Marx that is sure to provoke lively debate in Marxist scholarship and beyond. For this expanded edition, Anderson has written a new preface that discusses the additional 1879–82 notebook material, as well as the influence of the Russian-American philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya on his thinking.

Samuel Medary & the Crisis

testing the limits of press freedom

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Author: Reed Williams Smith

Publisher: Ohio State Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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This political biography tells the story of Samuel Medary, a controversial journalist and political activist who published a Peace Democrat (Copperhead) newspaper - the Crisis - in Columbus, Ohio, during the Civil War. Medary, a staunch supporter of states' rights and civil liberties, opposed the Union war effort and fought against government attempts to suppress the peace movement. In his editorials he repeatedly encouraged civilian resistance to President Lincoln's policies, including conscription, martial law, and heavy taxation. Samuel Medary and the "Crisis" is engaging reading for scholars and students of the history of journalism, the Civil War, Ohio and U.S. history, and the Constitution.

A People's History of the United States

1492-Present

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Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317325303

Category: History

Page: 744

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This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

With Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons: to which is Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans

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Author: William Cooper Nell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American soldiers

Page: 396

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Organization Theory and Design

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Author: Richard L. Daft

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305533887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 688

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Discover the most progressive thinking about organizations today as acclaimed author Richard Daft balances recent, innovative ideas with proven classic theories and effective business practices. Daft’s best-selling ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN presents a captivating, compelling snapshot of contemporary organizations and the concepts driving their success that will immediately engage any reader. Recognized as one of the most systematic, well-organized texts in the market, the 12th edition of ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN helps both future and current managers thoroughly prepare for the challenges of today’s business world. This revision showcases some of today’s most current examples and research alongside time-tested principles. Readers see how many of today’s well-known organizations thrive amidst a rapidly changing, highly competitive international environment. New learning features provide opportunities for readers to apply concepts and refine personal business skills and insights. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Trump: The Art of the Deal

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Author: Donald J. Trump,Tony Schwartz

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307575333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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President Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America’s foremost deal-maker. “I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight. Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal “Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again.”—The New York Times “Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet.”—Chicago Tribune “Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump’s larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader’s attention is instantly and fully claimed.”—Boston Herald “A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography.”—New York Post

The Significance of the Frontier in American History

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Author: Frederick Jackson Turner

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196331X

Category: History

Page: 128

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This hugely influential work marked a turning point in US history and culture, arguing that the nation’s expansion into the Great West was directly linked to its unique spirit: a rugged individualism forged at the juncture between civilization and wilderness, which – for better or worse – lies at the heart of American identity today. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861

A History of the Education of the Colored People of the United States from the Beginning of Slavery to the Civil War

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Author: Carter Godwin Woodson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: 454

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