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As If an Enemy's CountryThe British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution

As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution

Richard Archer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199895779
eISBN:
9780190254551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895779.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the dramatic period leading to the American Revolution, no event did more to foment patriotic sentiment among colonists than the armed occupation of Boston by British soldiers. This book presents ... More

Fighting ChanceThe Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Faye E. Dudden

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199772636
eISBN:
9780190254476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772636.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The advocates of woman suffrage and black suffrage came to a bitter falling-out in the midst of Reconstruction, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the Fifteenth Amendment for granting black men the ... More

The Founding Fathers Reconsidered

The Founding Fathers Reconsidered

R. B. Bernstein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199832576
eISBN:
9780190254674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832576.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book presents an overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and clergy known as the “Founding Fathers” — who got as close to the ... More

The Revolutionary Constitution

The Revolutionary Constitution

David J. Bodenhamer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360444
eISBN:
9780190254339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360444.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The framers of the Constitution chose their words carefully when they wrote of a more perfect union—not absolutely perfect, but with room for improvement. Indeed, the United States no longer operates ... More

Sick from FreedomAfrican-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Jim Downs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Bondspeople who fled from slavery during and after the Civil War did not expect that their flight toward freedom would lead to sickness, disease, suffering, and death. But the war produced the ... More

The Siege of WashingtonThe Untold Story of the Twelve Days That Shook the Union

The Siege of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days That Shook the Union

John Lockwood and Charles Lockwood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199759897
eISBN:
9780190254452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199759897.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

On April 14, 1861, following the surrender of Fort Sumter, Washington was “put into the condition of a siege,” declared Abraham Lincoln. Located sixty miles south of the Mason-Dixon Line, the ... More

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