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Liberty Party

The Liberty party was organized in Warsaw, New York, in 1839 by abolitionists convinced that they must take their decade-long antislavery propaganda campaign into the polling booth to ...

Liberty Party

Liberty Party   Reference library

Joel H Silbey

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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342 words

..., the Liberty Party drew support largely from Protestant groups op-posed to slavery on moral and religious grounds. Party leaders tried to broaden their appeal by stressing in their platform an economic argument against slavery, claiming that wasteful expenditures by slaveholders drained resources from workers and the mid-dle class in the North. The party fared poorly at a time when deep loyalties to the two major parties, the Democrats and the Whigs, as well as a lack of widespread antislavery sentiment, dominated American political culture. Liberty Party...

Liberty Party.

Liberty Party.   Reference library

Joel H. Silbey

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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323 words

...Ohio, the Liberty party drew support largely from Protestant groups opposed to slavery on moral and religious grounds. Party leaders tried to broaden their appeal by stressing in their platform an economic argument against slavery , claiming that wasteful expenditures by slaveholders drained resources from workers and the middle class in the North. The party fared poorly at a time when deep loyalties to the two major parties, the Democrats and Whigs, and a lack of widespread antislavery sentiment dominated American political culture. Liberty party activists...

Liberty Party

Liberty Party   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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1,012 words

...at the Liberty Party's January convention, some party members met with disenchanted Democrats in Buffalo, New York, and created the Free-Soil Party. This party supported the Wilmot Proviso, a measure passed by the House of Representatives in 1846 that would have prevented the expansion of slavery into the land taken from Mexico at the end of the Mexican-American War. The Free-Soil Party chose former president Martin Van Buren as their presidential candidate for the election of 1848 and received 10 percent of the vote in New York. The Free-Soil Party...

Liberty Party

Liberty Party  

The Liberty party was organized in Warsaw, New York, in 1839 by abolitionists convinced that they must take their decade-long antislavery propaganda campaign into the polling booth to accomplish ...
India and English Government

India and English Government   Reference library

Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khān

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
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Religion
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1,307 words
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Oxford University Press

... agitation, and all papers, Hindu and Muhammadan, agree on publishing articles distorting the facts and opposed to the Government, still no harm can be done to the Government. The Government will of course be compelled to curtail the sphere of liberty which is now allowed, and to frame a law for taking away the liberty of the press. The Government will not have to be blamed for this course; whatever it will do will be a punishment for actions of the Indians themselves. Who can say that the Government is to be blamed for having, after the Mutiny of 1857, taken...

Labour History

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John L. Halstead

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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5,401 words
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Oxford University Press

... The Independent Labour Party ( ILP ), founded in 1893 at Bradford, was even more important. This socialist party, less London‐based than the other societies and more involved in the trade unions, was author of the successful ‘labour alliance’ strategy, which led to non‐Liberal, or ‘independent’ labour's 1906 general election breakthrough, and formation of the Labour Party. Here David Howell's exemplary British Workers and the Independent Labour Party 1888–1906 ( 1983 ) should be consulted. The ILP provided the Labour Party with its most prominent...

Political Pluralism from an Islamic Perspective

Political Pluralism from an Islamic Perspective   Reference library

Salim Al-Awa Muhammad

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
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Religion
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4,109 words
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Oxford University Press

...Parties which call for that which is right and good, and which serve the interests of the public are included in the Qur'anic description of the believers. “[T]hey are the Party of Allah. Truly it is the Party of Allah that will achieve success.” ( 58:22 ) Parties which oppose the commands of Allah and His Messenger and which harm the interests of the public come under the Qur'anic description. “[T]hey are the party of Satan. Truly, it is the party of Satan that will lose.” ( 58:19 ) An Islamic state incurs no reproach today by licensing political parties...

The Participation of Islamists in a Non-Islamic Government

The Participation of Islamists in a Non-Islamic Government   Reference library

Rachid Ghannouchi

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
Subject:
Religion
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3,685 words
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Oxford University Press

...Islamists in a Non-Islamic Government A Tunisian-born Islamic thinker and politic activist who was educated at Cairo University and the University of Damascus, Ghannouchi founded Tunisia's Islamic Tendency Movement in 1981 (Tunisia's largest Islamist party), later renamed Hizb al-Nahda (Renaissance Party) in 1988. Imprisoned twice during the 1980s, he has lived in exile in London since the early 1990s. Ghannouchi has been a major voice in the Islamic movement on political and social issues from Islam and democracy to women's rights in Islam. The author here...

We Must Think Before We Act; September 11 Was a Gift to the U.S. Administration

We Must Think Before We Act; September 11 Was a Gift to the U.S. Administration   Reference library

Muhammad Husain Fadlallah Sayyid

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
Subject:
Religion
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5,608 words
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Oxford University Press

...The same as with the left. Aren’t there parties coming from the left? They took some things from Marxism but then went beyond it, like the national-ists. Were we not saying in the forties “Arabs over all” like Hitler? On this basis, when we study the subject, we note that no room is left for moderate Islamists so that they might take their liberty. In Egypt and every Islamic country no Islamic religious party is allowed. When this party has a political vision (whether correct or erroneous), why don’t they give it liberty within the system? Is it because the...

Enlightenment

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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7,794 words
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Oxford University Press

...and to campaign for universal toleration, parliamentary reform, and the *abolition of the slave trade. Their main emphasis was on change effected through individual truth-seeking and honest persuasion, and hence they advocated greater political liberty primarily as a guarantee for civil rights and civil liberty. To criticize Rational Dissenters as radical individualists is to miss the point; their concern was to improve society and to curb the state, which was viewed with great suspicion. This both enhanced and limited their radicalism. Tensions within...

Religion

Religion   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,549 words
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Oxford University Press

...gains. Secure in his new-found Unitarianism after 1768 , Priestley advanced a comprehensive view of religious liberty, which insisted that large areas of human experience, notably religion and *education [17] , were better left to the individual freed from any collective interference, and many liberal-minded Dissenters soon came to share this way of thinking. Such confident argument put forward Dissent as a set of principles involving liberty, independence, openness, and rational progress, and tended to stigmatize even friends and allies within the Church...

Islamic Culture in Danger

Islamic Culture in Danger   Reference library

Muhammad Shahrur

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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4,191 words
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Oxford University Press

...system, the system of parties and opposition, opinion and contrary opinions, a system of interrogation. Consequently the State is a contract between the power and citizens by way of a constitution which should guarantee not falling into these five matters. Today there are three solutions: let the umma fall into oblivion, or abandon Islam, or work to reform it. Otherwise I can only wish the regimes and rulers of the Arabs from the Ocean to the Gulf a pleasant sojourn and long security, as long as the problem of liberty remains incurable in the heads...

The Two Noble Kinsmen

The Two Noble Kinsmen   Reference library

Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,335 words
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Oxford University Press
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...bring away’, and bid one another a solemn farewell. 2.1 A wooer talks with the Jailer about his projected marriage to the Jailer’s Daughter, who speaks enthusiastically about the prisoners Palamon and Arcite. 2.2 Palamon and Arcite are consoling one another for their lost liberty with promises of eternal friendship when Palamon sees Emilia from the window, gathering flowers with her woman in the garden beneath. He falls in love with her, as does Arcite, and the two immediately quarrel as rivals for her. The Jailer takes Arcite away, released by Theseus...

Law

Law   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,210 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...by radical minorities opposed to the government as an appropriate forum for negotiating with the power of the executive. They were frequently encouraged by the tendency of common law judges (who were often party politicians themselves) to make quasi-absolute statements about the fundamental status of common law as the protector of individual liberty and property under the Glorious Revolution settlement of the constitution. Even at the level of sober theory, the individualist natural law ideology which Blackstone and most other eighteenth-century legal...

Islam, Reason, and Civilization

Islam, Reason, and Civilization   Reference library

Shaykh Muhammad ‘Abduh

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2,125 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...heard. It became clear that the exaggerations of their idle dreams which had shaped into such grievous efforts had no vestige of truth. And, furthermore, they found freedom in a religion where knowledge, law and art could be possessed with entire certitude. They discovered that liberty of thought and breadth of knowledge were means to faith and not its foes. By God's will they acquired some experience of refined culture and went off to their own territories thrilled with what they had gained from their wars—not to mention the great gains the travellers gathered...

Dialogue Between East and West

Dialogue Between East and West   Reference library

Mohammad Khatami Ayatollah

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2,648 words
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Oxford University Press

...Iran's President and head of the National Library of Iran. He was elected President of the Islamic Republic of Iran on May 23, 1997, with over two-thirds of the popular vote and reelected for a second term in 2001. He has published several books and articles, including Islam, Liberty and Development and From the City-World to the World-City. In an address given in 1999, Khatami, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran between 1997-2005, commends dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims. In his view, the Renaissance in the West was meant to revitalize religion...

Slavery

Slavery   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
4,891 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...a reappraisal of a host of British ideals and systems. The conflict had hinged on questions of representation, but had also aroused wider debate about liberty—and the supposedly ‘freeborn’ British had been seen as constitutional transgressors and violators of human rights. Anti-slavery provided the opportunity of restoring the British belief that they, above all others, were a people wedded to liberty. After all, what institution seemed more violent and more thoroughly a denial of liberties than the Atlantic slave system? To ever more people, slavery...

The Psychological Role of Islam in Economic Development

The Psychological Role of Islam in Economic Development   Reference library

Muhammad Baqir Al-Sadr

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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5,229 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...of the true tie with his God and his looking to earth instead of to heaven snatched from his mind any true notion of a lofty presence on high or of limits imposed from outside the circle of his own self. This prepared him psychologically and noetically to believe in his right to liberty and to submerge himself in a flood of feelings of independence and individualism. . . . Freedom played a principal role in European economy and the oper-ation of development was able to use to advantage the deep-rooted feelings of European man concerning freedom, independence and...

Religion and Liberty

Religion and Liberty   Reference library

Mehdi Bazargan

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
8,567 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...instincts. Protected against doubt, we would remain as stationary in our position as ants, horses, and pigeons. Free will and liberty, fraught with weakness, confusion, and concerns as they are, provoke us to concentrate, think, decide, and move. As such, they are the tools of extraordinary evolution and progress among human beings as compared to animals. Reason, perception, will, and morality are all results of free will and liberty. Freedom is God's gift to His steward on earth, humankind. Whoever takes away this freedom is guilty of the greatest...

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,203 words
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Oxford University Press
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...that he means to see what his oratory can do to win over the people, after which he will discuss the future with Octavius. 3.2 Brutus ascends the pulpit before the plebeians and assures them, in prose, that though he loved Caesar he had to kill him to preserve their country’s liberty: they hail him as a hero, but at his insistence they remain after his departure to hear Antony. Antony, praising the conspirators with an irony that becomes increasingly obvious, reminds the people of Caesar’s virtues, shows a document he claims is his will, and, coming down from...

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