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Victoria Claflin Woodhull: the first woman to run for the US presidency

To her enemies, she was Mrs Satan. To Walt Whitman, she was “a prophecy of the future”. To Gloria Steinem, from the vantage point of the 1970s, she was “the most controversial suffragist of them all”. But to the Equal Rights Party on 6 June 1872,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 14 Jul 2022

Informing a Nation: The Newspaper Presidency of Thomas Jefferson

BOOK REVIEW: Informing a Nation: The Newspaper Presidency of Thomas Jefferson by Mel Laracey (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2021) In Informing a Nation:... The post Informing a Nation: The Newspaper Presidency of Thomas Jefferson appeared...

Astrolabe or Mariner’s Astrolabe?

I am always happy to see bits from the history of science playing some role in contemporary political culture. So I delighted in hearing that as Portugal handed over the presidency of the EU to Slovenia, the Portuguese also gave them an astrolabe. I wonder,...
From: Darin Hayton on 3 Sep 2021

Review: Political Thought and the Origins of the American Presidency

Political Thought and the Origins of the American Presidency edited by Ben Lowe (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2021) In Political Thought and the... The post Review: Political Thought and the Origins of the American Presidency appeared...

Indian Peace Medals and Monarchical Symbolism in Early US Diplomatic Culture

“Revolutionary Material Culture Series” This series examines the Age of Revolutions through its material markers, reminding us that materials themselves reflected and shaped political cultures around the revolutionary Atlantic and World. By...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Mar 2019

Q&A: Jeremi Suri, author of The Impossible Presidency

The question of whether the office of the Presidency is too unwieldy with its ever-expanding duties has once again engaged pundits. Most recently, journalist Scott Dickerson’s article raised the issue, a piece which includes the recent study...
From: The Junto on 1 May 2018

Washington’s Presidency: How the Revolutionary War Shaped the Executive Branch

By Lindsay M. Chervinsky George Washington wrote to his close friend, Henry Knox, on April 1, 1789, as he prepared to leave his beloved Mount Vernon for New York City to be sworn in as the first President of the United States. Washington confided in Knox...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Apr 2016

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