A Patriot's History of the Modern World, Vol. II: From the by Larry Schweikart, Dave Dougherty

By Larry Schweikart, Dave Dougherty

The bestselling historians flip their concentration to America’s function on this planet because the finish of worldwide battle II
Schweikart, writer of the number 1 New York Times bestseller A Patriot’s background of the United States, and Dougherty take a severe examine the USA, from the postwar increase to her look for identification within the twenty-first century.
The moment quantity of A Patriot’s historical past of the fashionable World alternatives up in 1945 with an international irrevocably altered via international warfare II and a strong, effective usa. yet new foes and demanding situations quickly arose: the becoming sphere of Communist effect, antagonistic dictatorships and unreliable socialist allies, the emergence of China as an fiscal contender, and the specter of international Islamification.
The e-book reestablishes the argument of yankee exceptionalism and the interaction of our democratic pillars—Judeo-Christian non secular ideals, unfastened industry capitalism, land possession, and customary law—around the world.
Schweikart and Dougherty supply a desirable conservative background of the final six many years.

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Both opposed the Wilmot Proviso and both favored the Compromise of 1850-Douglas had been chief architect of the latter while Vallandigham tried to rally grass-roots support for the controversial measure. For both, law was destined to become only the handmaiden of political ambitions. And both possessed a self-confidence bordering on audacity. Yet on the question of slavery they did not see eye to eye. Douglas refused to see it as a moral issue. To the "Little Giant," slavery was but an institution, tried and true.

15 Elsewhere in Ohio most of the Democratic congressional candidates went down to defeat as the Republican trend swept the upper midwest. After a brief rest and a chance to savor his victory, Vallandigham went forth to renew his campaign for Douglas's election. A cloud of gloom, evolving out of the October elections, hung heavily over the Douglas backers. Republicanism seemed to be on the upswing, a harbinger of the November elections.

The air was charged with tension, heightened by the hanging of John Brown three days earlier. Abolitionists spoke of his heroic death and his noble speech from the scaffold shortly before the trap was sprung. " Ohio abolitionists followed suit. "1° These same Ohio abolitionists had earlier excoriated Vallandigham for interrogating Brown in the Harpers Ferry arsenal. One Republican editor had called the congressman "a dirty dog" who was guilty of asking "leading and tricky questions" to elicit answers he could "twist" for political gain.

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