Crisis of the House Divided

This definitive analysis of the Lincoln-Douglas debates is “one of the most influential works of American history and political philosophy ever published (National Review).

Author: Harry V. Jaffa

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226111582

Category: History

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This definitive analysis of the Lincoln-Douglas debates is “one of the most influential works of American history and political philosophy ever published (National Review). In Crisis of the House Divided, noted conservative scholar and historian Harry V. Jaffa illuminates the political principles that guided Abraham Lincoln from his reentry into politics in 1854 through his Senate campaign against Stephen Douglas in 1858. Through critical analysis of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Jaffa demonstrates that Lincoln’s political career was grounded in his commitment to constitutionalism, the rule of law, and abolition. A landmark work of American history, it “has shaped the thought of a generation of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War scholars." To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication, Jaffa has provided a new introduction (Civil War History). "A searching and provocative analysis of the issues confronted and the ideas expounded in the great debates…A book which displays such learning and insight that it cannot fail to excite the admiration even of scholars who disagree with its major arguments and conclusions."—D. E. Fehrenbacher, American Historical Review

Crisis of the House Divided

Crisis of the House Divided is the standard historiography of the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Author: Harry V. Jaffa

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226391132

Category: History

Page: 451

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Crisis of the House Divided is the standard historiography of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Harry Jaffa provides the definitive analysis of the political principles that guided Lincoln from his re-entry into politics in 1854 through his Senate campaign against Douglas in 1858. "Crisis of the House Divided has shaped the thought of a generation of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War scholars."—Mark E. Needly, Jr., Civil War History "An important book about one of the great episodes in the history of the sectional controversy. It breaks new ground and opens a new view of Lincoln's significance as a political thinker."—T. Harry Williams, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences "A searching and provocative analysis of the issues confronted and the ideas expounded in the great debates. . . . A book which displays such learning and insight that it cannot fail to excite the admiration even of scholars who disagree with its major arguments and conclusions."—D. E. Fehrenbacher, American Historical Review

House Divided

House Divided is a citizen’s guide for changing the way housing can work in big cities.

Author: Alex Bozikovic

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 9781770565937

Category: Political Science

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Housing is increasingly unattainable in successful global cities, and Toronto is no exception -- in part because of zoning that protects “stable” residential neighborhoods with high property values. House Divided is a citizen’s guide for changing the way housing can work in big cities. Using Toronto as a case study, this anthology unpacks the affordability crisis and offers innovative ideas for creating housing for all ages and demographic groups. With charts, maps, data, and policy prescriptions, House Divided poses tough questions about the issue that will make or break the global city of the future.

Willmoore Kendall

At the same time , Jaffa offers a long quotation and fourteen specific citations to the 1959 Kendall review of Crisis of the House Divided . This is the highly selective approach that Jaffa and those who follow his example have used in ...

Author: John A. Murley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739105515

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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Willmoore Kendall: Maverick of American Conservatives provides the first book-length study of a man long regarded as a founding father of American intellectual conservatism. This edited collection brings together a diverse range of perspectives on Kendall's life and work and places the post-World War II political theorist in the context of modern American conservatism. Far from providing a monolithic view of Kendall's thought, the contributions illuminate an unconventional, often contradictory, thinker. The book traces the development of Kendall's body of political thought from his early years in Oxford, through his work on John Locke, to the later speculation that produced The Basic Symbols of the American Political Tradition, and analyzes the influence of Leo Strauss on his later work. Including, for the first time in print, the complete correspondence between Kendall and Strauss that significantly shaped Kendall's later work, Willmoore Kendall is a vital contribution to American intellectual history.

A House Divided

An unpublished term paper submitted for a course given at the University of Connecticut by Steven Spender. Cf. O'Brien. T.E. Lawrence: a bibliography.

Author: Stephen Ely Tabachnick

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:960093634

Category: Arab countries

Page: 21

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An unpublished term paper submitted for a course given at the University of Connecticut by Steven Spender. Cf. O'Brien. T.E. Lawrence: a bibliography.

A New Birth of Freedom

Every student of Lincoln needs to read and ponder this book.”— James M. McPherson, Princeton University “A masterful synthesis and analysis of the contending political philosophies on the eve of the Civil War.

Author: Harry V. Jaffa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538114339

Category: History

Page: 620

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When it originally appeared, A New Birth of Freedom represented a milestone in Lincoln studies, the culmination of over a half a century of study and reflection by one of America's foremost scholars of American politics. Now reissued on the centenary of Jaffa’s birth with a new foreword by the esteemed Lincoln scholar Allen Guelzo, this long-awaited sequel to Jaffa’s earlier classic, Crisis of the House Divided, offers a piercing examination of the political thought of Abraham Lincoln and the themes of self-government, equality, and statesmanship on the eve of the Civil War. “Four decades ago, Harry Jaffa offered powerful insights on the Lincoln-Douglas debates in his Crisis of the House Divided. In this long-awaited sequel, he picks up the threads of that earlier study in this stimulating new interpretation of the showdown conflict between slavery and freedom in the election of 1860 and the secession crisis that followed. Every student of Lincoln needs to read and ponder this book.”— James M. McPherson, Princeton University “A masterful synthesis and analysis of the contending political philosophies on the eve of the Civil War. A magisterial work that arrives after a lifetime of scholarship and reflection—and earns our gratitude as well as our respect.”— Kirkus Reviews “The essence of Jaffa's case—meticulously laid out over nearly 500 pages—is that the Constitution is not, as Lincoln put it, a 'free love arrangement' held together by passing fancy. It is an indissoluble compact in which all men consent to be governed by majority, provided their inalienable rights are preserved.”— Bret Stephens; The Wall Street Journal

Beyond a House Divided

From health care, to the role of religion in America, to abortion, to the importance of traditional ethics in business and society, Anderson uses fresh polling data and keen insight in BEYOND A HOUSE DIVIDED to show that a surprising ...

Author: Carl Anderson

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 9780307887757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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If you follow politics or the news, America is a country of culture wars and great divides, a partisan place of red states and blue states, of us against them. From pundits to politicians it seems that anyone with an audience sees a polarized country - a country at war with itself. In a radical departure from this "conventional wisdom," Carl Anderson explores what the talking heads have missed: an overwhelming American consensus on many of the country's seemingly most divisive issues. If the debates are shrill in public, he says, there is a quiet consensus in private - one that America's institutions ignore at their peril. From health care, to the role of religion in America, to abortion, to the importance of traditional ethics in business and society, Anderson uses fresh polling data and keen insight in BEYOND A HOUSE DIVIDED to show that a surprising consensus has emerged despite these debates. He sheds light on what's been missing in the public and political debates of the last several years: the consensus that isn't hard to find if you know where to look. For Anderson, allowing polar opposites to drive the discussion has made the resolution of contentious issues impossible. Instead, he says, we should look to the consensus among Americans as the best prospect for a beneficial conclusion.

Crisis of the Strauss Divided

The collection includes an important original essay, published here for the first time, “Straussian Geography: A Memoir and Commentary.”

Author: Harry V. Jaffa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442217133

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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Harry V. Jaffa, one of Strauss’s most influential students and an ardent participant in the internal divisions among Straussians, brings together his key contributions to the battle to define Strauss’s legacy. The collection includes an important original essay, published here for the first time, “Straussian Geography: A Memoir and Commentary.”

The Origins of the American Civil War

Onthe differences between Douglas and Lincoln,seeHarry V. Jaffa, Crisis of the House Divided:An Interpretationof the LincolnDouglas Debates (Seattle: University of Washington Press,1959, 1973), pp.107–10. 63.

Author: Brian Holden Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317871934

Category: History

Page: 456

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The American Civil War (1861-65) was the bloodiest war of the nineteenth century and its impact continues to be felt today. It, and its origins have been studied more intensively than any other period in American history, yet it remains profoundly controversial. Brian Holden Reid's formidable volume is a major contribution to this ongoing historical debate. Based on a wealth of primary research, it examines every aspect of the origins of the conflict and addresses key questions such as was it an avoidable tragedy, or a necessary catharsis for a divided nation? How far was slavery the central issue? Why should the conflict have errupted into violence and why did it not escalate into world war?

The Soul of Politics

20 Quoted in Crisis of the House Divided, 214. 21 Strauss Divided, 18. 22 Crisis of the House Divided, 238. 23 A New Birth of Freedom, 30. 24 Crisis of the House Divided, 195. 25 New Birth of Freedom, 530. 26 Rediscovery of America, ...

Author: Glenn Ellmers

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781641772013

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Harry V. Jaffa (1918-2015), professor at Claremont McKenna College and Distinguished Fellow of the Claremont Institute, was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. His hundreds of students have reached positions of power and prestige throughout the intellectual and political world, including the Supreme Court and the Trump White House. Jaffa authored Barry Goldwater’s famous 1964 Republican Convention speech which declared, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” William F. Buckley, Jaffa’s close friend and a key figure in shaping the modern conservative movement, wrote, “If you think it is hard arguing with Harry Jaffa, try agreeing with him.” His widely acclaimed book Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1959), was the first scholarly work to treat Abraham Lincoln as a serious philosophic thinker. As the earliest protégé of the controversial scholar Leo Strauss, Jaffa turned his theoretical insights to understanding the United States as the “best regime” in principle. He saw the American Revolution and the Civil War as world-historical events that revealed the true nature of politics. Statesmanship, constitutional government, and the virtues of republican citizenship are keys to unlocking the most important truths of political philosophy. Jaffa’s student, Glenn Ellmers, was given complete access to Jaffa’s private papers at Hillsdale College to produce the first comprehensive examination of his teacher’s vast body of work. In addition to Lincoln and the founding fathers, the book shares Jaffa’s profound insights into Aristotle, Shakespeare, Winston Churchill, and more.

Conservatives and the Constitution

... embodied (through the principles of the Declaration, as vindicated by Lincoln) fixed, eternal. 137 See, e.g., Jaffa, Crisis of the House Divided, 14, which discusses the Founders' acknowledgment that slavery was in conflict with the ...

Author: Ken I. Kersch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521193108

Category: History

Page: 414

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Recovers a contested, evolving tradition of conservative constitutional argument that shaped the past and is bidding to make the future.

The Imperiled Union

The best critical appraisal is Harry V. Jaffa, Crisis of the House Divided (New York, 1959). 18. For the political aspects of Lincoln's racial position see Fehrenbacher, "Only His Stepchildren," pp. 46-47. 19.

Author: Kenneth M. Stampp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198020295

Category: History

Page: 320

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A collection of essays by a master historian. Amongst the subjects that Stampp tackles are the inevitability of the Civil War and the truth about why the confederacy actually died. The other essays are a mix of historiography and analysis of issues including Lincoln's role in reinforcing Fort Sumter, the impact of psychology in trading slaves, and the role of racism in the Republican Party.

A House Divided

Both Harry V. Jaffa , Crisis of the House Divided : An Interpretation of the Lincoln - Douglas Debates ( 1959 ) , and Don E. Fehrenbacher , Prelude to Greatness : Lincoln in the 1850s ( 1962 ) , are essential to an understanding of ...

Author: Richard H. Sewell

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: WISC:89102881133

Category: Sectionalism (United States).

Page: 223

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"A well-written, traditional, and brief narrative of the period from the end of the Mexican War to the conclusion of the Civil War... Shows the value of traditional political history which is too often ignored in our rush to reconstruct the social texture of society." -- Civil War History

A House Divided

Compendium of the Impending Crisis of the South, 147 on the connection between literature and liberty, 148 on costs of slavery for non-slaveholders, 149 Impending Crisis of the South and How to Meet It, 146, 148–52 Hemings, Sally, ...

Author: Mason I. Lowance Jr.

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691188867

Category: History

Page: 492

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This anthology brings together under one cover the most important abolitionist and--unique to this volume--proslavery documents written in the United States between the American Revolution and the Civil War. It makes accessible to students, scholars, and general readers the breadth of the slavery debate. Including many previously inaccessible documents, A House Divided is a critical and welcome contribution to a literature that includes only a few volumes of antislavery writings and no volumes of proslavery documents in print. Mason Lowance's introduction is an excellent overview of the antebellum slavery debate and its key issues and participants. Lowance also introduces each selection, locating it historically, culturally, and thematically as well as linking it to other writings. The documents represent the full scope of the varied debates over slavery. They include examples of race theory, Bible-based arguments for and against slavery, constitutional analyses, writings by former slaves and women's rights activists, economic defenses and critiques of slavery, and writings on slavery by such major writers as William Lloyd Garrison, John Greenleaf Whittier, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Together they give readers a real sense of the complexity and heat of the vexed conversation that increasingly dominated American discourse as the country moved from early nationhood into its greatest trial.

Lincoln s American Dream

In fact, the only work which has ever attempted a full analysis of the theoretical and practical meaning of Equality in Lincoln's political thought is my Crisis of the House Divided.6 In it I pointed out that American historical ...

Author: Kenneth L. Deutsch

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574885880

Category: History

Page: 500

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Despite the voluminous literature on the central figure in American history, no other book in the field of political science compares to Lincoln's American Dream. It addresses comprehensively the overarching themes of Lincoln's political thought and leadership through provocative and divergent interpretations from leading scholars. Each chapter is devoted to one of these major themes about Lincoln: - The Declaration and equality - Political ambition - Race and slavery - His democratic political leadership - Executive power - Religion and politics - The Union and the role of the state The book's thirty-three contributors include such respected Lincoln scholars and political commentators as Harry V. Jaffa, Stephen B. Oates, Mark E. Neely, Richard C. Current, Herman Belz, and Frank J. Williams. With an introduction by Kenneth L. Deutsch and Joseph R. Fornieri, Lincoln's American Dream will be of enduring interest to scholars, students, teachers, and Lincoln aficionados alike and will attract interest in the fields of American history, leadership, religion and culture, American studies, and African-American studies.

Lincoln s Sacred Effort

Jaffa , Crisis of the House Divided , 185-86 ; Aristotle , The Politics , trans . Carnes Lord ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1984 ) , bk . 5 , chap . 9 , 167 ( 1310al7-19 ) : " If lack of self - control exists in the case of ...

Author: Lucas E. Morel

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739101064

Category: History

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Lucas Morel examines what the public life of Abraham Lincoln teaches about the role of religion in a self-governing society. Lincoln's understanding of the requirements of republican government led him to accommodate and direct religious sentiment toward responsible self-government. As a successful republic requires a moral or self-controlled people, Lincoln believed, the moral and religious sensibilities of a society should be nurtured.