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United States Capitol Historical Society

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Works: 136 works in 345 publications in 2 languages and 22,111 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Biography  Military history  Guidebooks  Church history  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Other
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We, the people; the story of the United States Capitol, its past and its promise by Lonnelle Aikman( Book )
62 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and French and held by 3,490 libraries worldwide
An illustrated history of the United States Capitol building, with a view of the legislators at work
Women in the age of the American Revolution by Ronald Hoffman( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 1,278 libraries worldwide
Given in memory of Mary Collie Cooper by the Texas Research Ramblers
Congress & the presidency by D.C.) Center for congressional and presidential studies (Washington( file )
in English and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
"Feature articles, review articles and book reviews on all aspects of Congress, the Presidency and incorporating policy making, broadly defined; combining the disciplines of history and political science."
We shall overcome : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Black freedom struggle ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 992 libraries worldwide
Personal accounts of King and his era
Arms and independence : the military character of the American Revolution ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Washington past and present : a guide to the Nation's capital by Donald R Kennon( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
A complete guidebook to the nation's capital
Diplomacy and revolution : the Franco-American alliance of 1778 by D.C.) United States Capitol Historical Society (Washington( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
An Uncivil war : the southern backcountry during the American Revolution ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
Essays originally presented at a symposium in Washington, D.C., Mar. 18-19, 1982 under the sponsorship of the United States Capitol Historical Society and the Institute of Early American History and Culture
Religion in a revolutionary age ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
The following four essays study the religious experiences of women, blacks, workers, and evangelicals in Revolutionary America. Elaine Forman Crane explores the religious motivations and actions of women and their consequent impact on the political process. Sylvia R. Frey discusses the formative periods of African-American Christianity in the South. Ronald Schultz evaluates the role of religion among Philadelphia's working class in the years after the Revolution. And Robert M. Calhoon studies evangelicalism in the South, particularly its impact on Revolutionary politics, its attempt to reconcile republicanism and Christianity, its congregational discipline, and its sermons
The Bill of Rights : government proscribed ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
As Scholars Have Long Recognized, the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution - the Bill of Rights - resulted from the political negotiations that transpired in the various state ratifying conventions called to approve or reject the draft produced by the 1787 Constitutional Convention. The tenacious opposition that had marked many of the convention's deliberations quickly carried over into the states where Antifederalists, convinced that the proposed new form of government posed insidious dangers to the people and the states, insisted that its powers be sharply proscribed. The Bill of Rights that ultimately emerged from this process of accommodation and compromise has frequently been invoked as the republic's essential foundation of individual liberty. The opening essays in this collection by Lois G. Schwoerer, Donald S. Lutz, and Kenneth R. Bowling set the Bill of Rights in context by tracing its historical lineages and establishing the political context for its adoption by the states. Paul Finkelman sees the differences between Federalist fears of anarchy and Antifederalist fears of tyranny as eventually reconcilable, while Saul Cornell and Whitman H. Ridgway examine how particular functional dimensions of the various rights were popularly conceived. Michael Lienesch finds a major significance of the Bill of Rights to have been the enhanced credibility it afforded the new governing authority. Akhil Reed Amar goes beyond that conclusion and argues for the amendments' having important organizational and governing consequences, a position that Forrest McDonald rejects as not borne out by the subsequent history of the United States. Bernard Schwartz concludes the volume with a comparative examination of the American and French experiences with bills of rights that supports those scholars who argue for the critical role played by the Constitution's first amendments in matters of constitutional jurisprudence
Of consuming interests : the style of life in the eighteenth century ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
The United States Capitol : designing and decorating a national icon ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
"The United States Capitol: Designing and Decorating a National Icon combines the papers from the United States Capitol Historical Society's first two conferences dedicated to the visual history and appreciation of this most significant of public buildings in the United States."--Jacket
Inventing Congress : origins and establishment of the First Federal Congress by United States Capitol Historical Society( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
"Inventing Congress collects the best available scholarship on the First Federal Congress, revisiting the record from a perspective of two hundred years. Fresh, informative, and enlightening, the essays touch on some of the formidable challenges facing the leaders of the new republic." "The papers collected in Inventing Congress originated in two conferences held in 1994 and 1995 sponsored by the United States Capitol Historical Society in its series, "Perspectives on the History of Congress, 1789-1801.""--BOOK JACKET
The House and Senate in the 1790s : petitioning, lobbying, and institutional development ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
A republic for the ages : the United States Capitol and the political culture of the early republic by Donald R Kennon( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Slavery and freedom in the age of the American Revolution by Slavery and freedom in the age of the American Revolution( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Montgomery C. Meigs and the building of the nation's Capital ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Congress and the crisis of the 1850s by Donald R Kennon( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
During the long decade from 1848 to 1861 America was like a train speeding down the track, without an engineer or brakes. The new territories acquired from Mexico had vastly increased the size of the nation, but debate over their status-and more importantly the status of slavery within them-paralyzed the nation. Southerners gained access to the territories and a draconian fugitive slave law in the Compromise of 1850, but this only exacerbated sectional tensions. Virtually all northerners, even those who supported the law because they believed that it would preserve the union, despised being t
In the shadow of freedom : the politics of slavery in the national capital ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
From the publisher. Few images of early America were more striking, and jarring, than that of slaves in the capital city of the world's most important free republic. Black slaves served and sustained the legislators, bureaucrats, jurists, cabinet officials, military leaders, and even the presidents who lived and worked there. While slaves quietly kept the nation's capital running smoothly, lawmakers debated the place of slavery in the nation, the status of slavery in the territories newly acquired from Mexico, and even the legality of the slave trade in itself. In the Shadow of Freedom, with essays by some of the most distinguished historians in the nation, explores the twin issues of how slavery made life possible in the District and how lawmakers in the District regulated slavery in the nation
 
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Alternative Names
Capitol Historical Society
Capitol Historical Society, United States
U.S. Capitol Historical Society
United States Capitol Historical Society, Washington.
United States Capitol Historical Society, Washington, D.C.
US Capitol Historical Society.
USCHS.
Washington (D.C.). United States Capitol Historical Society
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English (194)
French (1)
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