The Cambridge Companion To Modern German Culture

Author: Eva Kolinsky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521568708
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It is difficult enough to maintain a consensus on such matters in countries with
stable constitutional systems, like Britain or the United States. It is therefore
hardly surprising that the roles of the state and the citizen and the rival claims of
order and liberty are subject to dispute and misunderstanding in a country like
Germany, with its broken constitutional history. Imperial Germany, 1871-1918
The Empire that was proclaimed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles on 18 January
1871 was the ...

The Cambridge Companion To African American Women S Literature

Author: Angelyn Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521858887
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Dictated, shaped, and, in one unique case, written by enslaved and formerly
enslaved African American women before the ratification of the Thirteenth
Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Reconstruction era that
followed, the slave narrative — its complex artistry and aesthetics — continues to
inform the literary forms subsequently developed by African American women
writers. Studies in the slave narrative have examined the critical and imaginative
shifts the genre ...

The Cambridge Companion To War Writing

Author: Kate McLoughlin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139828509
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Although battlefields are not entirely absent from the memorializing of the
Revolution, the national imagination has been captured more by political sites
such as Independence Hall, Mount Vernon, Monticello, and documents such as
the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of
Rights. Moreover, images such as the signing of the Declaration of
Independence (disseminated widely as a popular engraving), the Liberty Bell,
and the Boston Tea Party ...

The Cambridge Companion To War Writing

Author: Catherine Mary McLoughlin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521895685
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Although battlefields are not entirely absent from the memorializing of the
Revolution, the national imagination has been captured more by political sites
such as Independence Hall, Mount Vernon, Monticello, and documents such as
the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of
Rights. Moreover, images such as the signing of the Declaration of
Independence (disseminated widely as a popular engraving), the Liberty Bell,
and the Boston Tea Party ...

The Cambridge Companion To Leo Strauss

Author: Steven B. Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139828253
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Strauss's many detractors claim that he was hostile to democracy, and Strauss's
students disagree about the implications of his views for the United States.I It may
help orient the reader if at the outset I state the view for which I shall argue —
namely, that in this matter there are compelling reasons to take Strauss at his
word. ”Wisdom,” he declared, ”requires unhesitating loyalty to a decent
constitution, and even to the cause of constitutionalism.”z The word "even” may
appear curious but ...

The Cambridge Companion To Modern American Culture

Author: C. W. E. Bigsby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521841321
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In its formative moments – the Continental Congress and the Constitutional
Convention – the new republic was already divided along sectional lines that in
turn marked out different economic, social, political, and security interests. Indeed
, two of the defining “facts” about the United States of America – the existence of
slavery and the presence of (so-called) “free land” in the West – made sectional
politics inevitable. From them emerged the North–South and the East–West
polarities in ...

The Cambridge Companion To Abraham Lincoln

Author: Shirley Samuels
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521193168
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Constitution. Abraham Lincoln unfolded his political career as a series of
responses to threats to the very idea of democratic legitimacy in the United States
. Crisis is the central narrative mode of his political discourse; American
selfgovernment itself inevitably lies in the balance. Even as early as 1838, in the
first major address of his political career, Lincoln sensed “something of ill-omen
amongst us,” suggesting a serious threat to “the preservation of our political
institutions” (1:28-29).

The Cambridge Companion To Tocqueville

Author: Cheryl B. Welch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827359
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His most recent books, all published by Cambridge University Press, are Closing
the Books: Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective (2004), Ulysses
Unbound (2000), and Alchemies of the Mind (1999). He is working on a
comparative study of constitution-making in France and the United States in the
eighteenth century. Robert T. Gannett, Jr., is an independent scholar and director
of the Institute for Community Empowerment in Chicago. He is the author of
Tocqueville Unveiled: ...