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From:The Journal of Civil War Era (Vol. 9, Issue 4) Peer-ReviewedThe election of 1856 saw the emergence of the Republican Party and the political realignment that produced the Civil War. While these events are often interpreted as a defensive response to proslavery aggression, in...
From:Victorian Studies (Vol. 54, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedThis essay argues against the historicist tendency to grant interpretive priority to a text's narrowly construed, originary historical context, and in favor of greater attention to historical processes and acts of de-...
From:Diverse Issues in Higher Education (Vol. 35, Issue 26)"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground." Abolitionist journalist and orator Frederick Douglass spoke those profound words as part of his...
From:Oregon Historical Quarterly (Vol. 121, Issue 4) Peer-ReviewedI: "A PROPER ATTITUDE OF RESISTANCE" 1831-1851 In September 1851, when A.H. Francis and his brother I.B. Francis had just immigrated from New York to Oregon and set up a business on Front Street in Portland, a judge...
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