Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

United States History Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

79,717 Full-Text Articles 20,877 Authors 11,831,330 Downloads 320 Institutions

All Articles in United States History

Faceted Search

79,717 full-text articles. Page 1 of 1092.

Higher Law And Lincoln's Antislavery Constitutionalism: What It Means To Say The Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery, Joel A. Rogers 2023 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Higher Law And Lincoln's Antislavery Constitutionalism: What It Means To Say The Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery, Joel A. Rogers

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The US Civil War was fought over slavery. But what do we really mean when we say that? This paper examines that question, first by exploring the idea of “higher law,” which gained tremendous traction in American society starting around 1850. Proponents of the idea claimed that laws such as the Fugitive Slave Act are immoral; that the immorality of such laws is self-evident, and that such immoral laws should be resisted—sometimes even with violence. Meanwhile, opponents of the idea of higher law were not necessarily in favor of slavery, but they opposed the use of extra-Constitutional means to bring …


Interview With Lt. Col. Herbert H. Schaaf, Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections 2023 Georgia Southern University

Interview With Lt. Col. Herbert H. Schaaf, Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections

Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections Oral History collection

Unknown interviewer; interviewed on February 17th, 1986. Find this collection in the University Libraries' catalog!


Interview With Dr. Alvin Mclendon, Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections 2023 Georgia Southern University

Interview With Dr. Alvin Mclendon, Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections

Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections Oral History collection

Unknown interviewer; interviewed on October 14th, 2004. Find this collection in the University Libraries' catalog!


Interview Series: Eggs & Issues, 1988 March 12, Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections 2023 Georgia Southern University

Interview Series: Eggs & Issues, 1988 March 12, Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections

Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections Oral History collection

Find this collection in the University Libraries' catalog!


Abdoo, Mary, 1913-1990 (Sc 3668), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2023 Western Kentucky University

Abdoo, Mary, 1913-1990 (Sc 3668), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3668. “The Elk Horn Coal Corporation,” by Mary Abdoo. The 1935 report examines Elkhorn coal as well as the corporation’s history, officers, and financial status. Includes a letter from the author outlining the company’s approval of the report.


An Inverted Mirror: Early American Perspectives On The Revolution In St. Domingue, Eric May 2023 Pace University

An Inverted Mirror: Early American Perspectives On The Revolution In St. Domingue, Eric May

Gilder-Lehrman Institute Theses

No abstract provided.


Stewart, James Minor, 1916-2017 (Mss 748), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2023 Western Kentucky University

Stewart, James Minor, 1916-2017 (Mss 748), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scans (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Collection 748. Wartime log kept by James M. Stewart, Bowling Green, Kentucky, during his 2½ years as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II. Includes artwork, poetry and photographs of the prison camp and fellow prisoners.


Review Of From Whence I Came: The Kennedy Legacy, Ireland And America Brian Murphy And Donnacha Ó Beacháin (Editors) Published In 2021, Eamon Maher 2023 Technological University Dublin

Review Of From Whence I Came: The Kennedy Legacy, Ireland And America Brian Murphy And Donnacha Ó Beacháin (Editors) Published In 2021, Eamon Maher

Level 3

No abstract provided.


Intersections Of Violence Against Immigrant Women On The United States-Mexico Border, Holland Morgan 2023 West Chester University

Intersections Of Violence Against Immigrant Women On The United States-Mexico Border, Holland Morgan

Ramifications

There have been growing tensions along the United States-Mexico border over the last twenty years and the very unique position of Mexican immigrant women is largely ignored. With the increased militarization of the border to protect American land from people considered ‘illegal’, this has left immigrant women vulnerable to gendered violence from border officials; as well as state systems that silence their voices or persecute them for their undocumented status. This paper uses the disciplines of history, sociology, and women’s and gender studies to make connections between the state portrayal of immigrant women, violence in border cities, and community efforts …


Audio Activism: A Discussion Of Mother Country Radicals, Zayd Dohrn 2023 Northwestern University

Audio Activism: A Discussion Of Mother Country Radicals, Zayd Dohrn

RadioDoc Review

This article is a transcript of a speaking event at Northwestern University, USA, in which producer Sarah Geis interviewed writer Zayd Dohrn and podcast producer Misha Euceph about their recent podcast Mother Country Radicals, which concerns the history of the Weather Underground, as well as Black Liberation more broadly, from the perspective of Dohrn, who grew up as a child of radicals from that period. Dohrn and Euceph explain the process and thinking they brought to the project and explore a few key moments that shaped the podcast, reflecting on the complicated relationship between family and activism.


"Either On Account Of Sex Or Color": Policing The Boundaries Of The Medical Profession During Reconstruction, Adam Lloyd-Jones 2023 Swarthmore College

"Either On Account Of Sex Or Color": Policing The Boundaries Of The Medical Profession During Reconstruction, Adam Lloyd-Jones

Swarthmore Undergraduate History Journal

In 1868, the American Medical Association (AMA) was asked to permit consultation with female physicians and admit them as delegates. In 1870, a delegation of Black doctors sought entrance to an Annual AMA meeting. The AMA refused entrance to both female and Black physicians. This paper argues that these meetings, and the question of inclusion for Black and female practitioners, arose out of the political climate that Reconstruction created. Expanding from previous scholarship, this paper further analyzes the role of Chicago doctor Nathan Smith Davis in the perpetuation of a white medical profession.


The Kissinger Of Death: Henry Kissinger And The Letelier-Moffitt Assassination, Anna Considine 2023 Swarthmore College

The Kissinger Of Death: Henry Kissinger And The Letelier-Moffitt Assassination, Anna Considine

Swarthmore Undergraduate History Journal

On September 21st, 1976, Orlando Letelier was assassinated in the streets of Washington, DC. The murky story of the assassination has slowly emerged in the decades since, revealing the key roles of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and Operation Condor. However, with the level of intelligence available to the United States about the Chilean dictatorship, how was the assassination able to take place at all? Was the United States complicit? This paper illuminates the role of the US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, in the Letelier-Moffitt assassination by investigating declassified documents from US National Security Archive from the months leading up …


Bibliography For "Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Display Of Books Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.", Isabella Piechota, Kalea Brown 2023 Chapman University

Bibliography For "Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Display Of Books Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.", Isabella Piechota, Kalea Brown

Library Displays and Bibliographies

A bibliography created to accompany a display about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January 2023 at the Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University.


A Misguided Attempt To Populate Upper Canada With Loyalists After The American Revolution, Marvin L. Simner 2023 Western University

A Misguided Attempt To Populate Upper Canada With Loyalists After The American Revolution, Marvin L. Simner

History Publications

Following the American Revolution, and to achieve a more appropriate governing climate, the British Parliament issued the Constitutional Act of 1791 which created, out of a single province, “two separate Canadas, each having a representative government with an elected assembly of its own.” The French-speaking sector became known as Lower Canada while the English-speaking sector was called Upper Canada. [1] What became immediately apparent with this division of the province was the highly disproportionate population in the two distinct sectors, and the potential danger this posed for the security of the province as a whole. In Lower Canada, today known …


“Principles Which Constitute The Only Basis Of The Union” : Virginian Beliefs During The Nullification Crisis, 1832-1833, Sean Elliott Kellogg 2023 University of Montana, Missoula

“Principles Which Constitute The Only Basis Of The Union” : Virginian Beliefs During The Nullification Crisis, 1832-1833, Sean Elliott Kellogg

Undergraduate Theses, Professional Papers, and Capstone Artifacts

Preceding the American Civil War by three decades, the Nullification Crisis is often overshadowed by that larger conflict. It tends to be thought of only as an event in which the two sides of the war, pro-union and anti-union, coalesced around divisive issues. This perspective obscures the complex ideological loyalties that were in conflict during the crisis. These disagreements were on especially clear display in the influential border state of Virginia, which hosted many different opinions about the relevant issues. The state ultimately chose to steer a middle course. In January 1833, it adopted a set of resolves that rejected …


Coleman Gin Lapping Machine Ad, N.D., 2022 Arkansas State Archives

Coleman Gin Lapping Machine Ad, N.D.

Finding aids

The broadside in this collection is undated.


J.C. Steele Civil War Reminiscence, Undated, 2022 Arkansas State Archives

J.C. Steele Civil War Reminiscence, Undated

Finding aids

This collection contains the Civil War reminiscences of J.C. Steele of the 17th Arkansas Confederate Infantry.


Confederate Reminiscences Clippings, Undated, 2022 Arkansas State Archives

Confederate Reminiscences Clippings, Undated

Finding aids

This collection contains six undated clippings of Civil War remembrances.


Wagon Tracks Volume 37, Issue 1 (November 2022), 2022 University of New Mexico

Wagon Tracks Volume 37, Issue 1 (November 2022)

Wagon Tracks

Contents

2 On the Cover: Starvation Peak by Dennis Maloney

4 Insights from your President

6 Joanne’s Jottings

5, 8-9 Trail News

10 The First Printing Press in New Mexico

11 Poetry: "Youth on the Santa Fe Trail," "Rendezvous 2022," by Ron Wilson

12 Ancestors on the Trail: Marion Sloan Russell and Claude Francis LaLoge

13-20 Poetry, Novels, Movies, and Children's Literature of theSanta Fe Trail by Dr. Michael Olsen

20 Letter to the Editor

21-30 A Trail Tale Revisited: The Death of Jedediah Smith on the Cimarron River in 1831 by Craig Crease

31 Chapter Reports

33 Membership Form …


Controlling Death: Exploring The Discourse Of Suicide In Antebellum America, Austin Tyrrell 2022 University of Windsor

Controlling Death: Exploring The Discourse Of Suicide In Antebellum America, Austin Tyrrell

The Great Lakes Journal of Undergraduate History

Suicide amongst slaves in antebellum America occurred frequently enough that systems of control were put in place by slave owners to limit their occurrence. Meanwhile, abolitionists used instances of slave suicide to evoke sympathy and advance their cause. This article explores how and why conceptualizations of white and black suicide differed. In doing so, it argues that contemporary discourse about slave suicide was intentionally used to shape racist perceptions as a means of maintaining control over slaves and the institution of slavery alike.


Digital Commons powered by bepress