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The Resource Washington brotherhood : politics, social life, and the coming of the Civil War, Rachel A. Shelden

Washington brotherhood : politics, social life, and the coming of the Civil War, Rachel A. Shelden

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Washington brotherhood : politics, social life, and the coming of the Civil War
Title
Washington brotherhood
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politics, social life, and the coming of the Civil War
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Rachel A. Shelden
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Language
eng
Summary
"Traditional portrayals of politicians in antebellum Washington, D.C., describe a violent and divisive society, full of angry debates and violent duels, a microcosm of the building animosity throughout the country. Yet, in Washington Brotherhood, Rachel Shelden paints a more nuanced portrait of Washington as a less fractious city with a vibrant social and cultural life. Politicians from different parties and sections of the country interacted in a variety of day-to-day activities outside traditional political spaces and came to know one another on a personal level. Shelden shows that this engagement by figures such as Stephen Douglas, John Crittenden, Abraham Lincoln, and Alexander Stephens had important consequences for how lawmakers dealt with the sectional disputes that bedeviled the country during the 1840s and 1850s--particularly disputes involving slavery in the territories. Shelden uses primary documents--from housing records to personal diaries--to reveal the ways in which this political sociability influenced how laws were made in the antebellum era. Ultimately, this Washington "bubble" explains why so many of these men were unprepared for secession and war when the winter of 1860-61 arrived"--
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1981-
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Shelden, Rachel A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
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  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Politicians
  • Statesmen
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Manners and customs
  • Political culture
  • Politicians
  • Politics and government
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
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Washington brotherhood : politics, social life, and the coming of the Civil War, Rachel A. Shelden
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: The Washington Fraternity in the Mid Nineteenth Century; PROLOGUE: The Politician's Landscape in Antebellum Washington; CHAPTER ONE: A Perfect Tower of Babel: The Culture of Congress and the Wilmot Proviso; CHAPTER TWO: Odd Fellows, Teetotalers, and Young Indians: Washington Associations and the Election of 1848; CHAPTER THREE: Behind the Curtain Where Great Men Relax: Capital Social Life and the Compromise of 1850; CHAPTER FOUR: An F Street Mess: Federal Living Arrangements and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
  • CHAPTER FIVE: The Most Immoral and Corrupt Place in the Union: Vice, Violence, and the Caning of Charles SumnerCHAPTER SIX: We Know No Lecompton Here: Cross-Partisan Relationships and the Fight over Kansas; CHAPTER SEVEN: Like Taking a Last Leave of a Brother: The Washington Community Faces the Secession Crisis; EPILOGUE: The Washington Brotherhood in War and Peace; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
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ocn865483367
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1 online resource (281 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781469612683
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
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22573/ctt4cf7n5
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865483367
Label
Washington brotherhood : politics, social life, and the coming of the Civil War, Rachel A. Shelden
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: The Washington Fraternity in the Mid Nineteenth Century; PROLOGUE: The Politician's Landscape in Antebellum Washington; CHAPTER ONE: A Perfect Tower of Babel: The Culture of Congress and the Wilmot Proviso; CHAPTER TWO: Odd Fellows, Teetotalers, and Young Indians: Washington Associations and the Election of 1848; CHAPTER THREE: Behind the Curtain Where Great Men Relax: Capital Social Life and the Compromise of 1850; CHAPTER FOUR: An F Street Mess: Federal Living Arrangements and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
  • CHAPTER FIVE: The Most Immoral and Corrupt Place in the Union: Vice, Violence, and the Caning of Charles SumnerCHAPTER SIX: We Know No Lecompton Here: Cross-Partisan Relationships and the Fight over Kansas; CHAPTER SEVEN: Like Taking a Last Leave of a Brother: The Washington Community Faces the Secession Crisis; EPILOGUE: The Washington Brotherhood in War and Peace; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Control code
ocn865483367
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (281 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469612683
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4cf7n5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865483367

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