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“A Country Rich in Cattle”

Janet M. Davis.

in The Gospel of Kindness

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 11143 words.

This chapter explores the significance of India to the American humane movement during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Colonial India served as a popular field for humane education...

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“A Ground Swell of Public Indignation”

Thomas Jundt.

in Greening the Red, White, and Blue

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 14143 words.

By the late 1950s there were growing concerns about the damaging effects of consumption. Environmentalists were in the avant-garde of limiting consumption, and they had an expanding green...

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“A Righteous Man Regards the Life of His Beast”

Janet M. Davis.

in The Gospel of Kindness

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 9490 words.

This chapter explores the rise of American animal protectionism during the Second Great Awakening. Evangelical Protestant revivalism promoted a new proactive theology of free moral agency,...

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“A World of Kindness Is a Copy of Heaven”

Janet M. Davis.

in The Gospel of Kindness

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 12747 words.

This chapter examines women’s animal advocacy through the lens of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. As part of her “Do Everything” policy, WCTU president Frances Willard created the...

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The Afro-American Council’s Internal History, 1898–1908

Susan D. Carle.

in Defining the Struggle

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 13864 words.

This chapter analyzes the trajectory of the National Afro-American Council's internal history, which involved three stages: first, more radical members' efforts at dissent; second, Booker...

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Alcohol in the Atlantic

David Carey Jr..

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 17555 words.

Dating from the earliest times in Latin America, alcohol has played a crucial social, economic, political, and cultural role. Often reserved for politico-religious leaders, alcohol was a...

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All About Me

George Cotkin.

in Feast of Excess

January 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 6399 words.

Norman Mailer was in the news in 1960, not simply because of his recently published and highly controversial book Advertisements for Myself, but because he had stabbed his wife almost to...

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American and Un-American Bodies

Paul K. Longmore.

Edited by Catherine Kudlick.

in Telethons

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 6956 words.

In fully embracing the medical model of disability, telethons both drew on and transmitted distinctly American notions of embodiment. Twentieth-century body ideology interacted with the...

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“An Extreme Gesture”

George Cotkin.

in Feast of Excess

January 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 6163 words.

Gore Vidal’s novel Myra Breckinridge captured the sexual revolution with its main character as a transgendered individual. From the opening line, “I am Myra Breckinridge and no man will...

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Architecture in Mexico City, 1940–1980

Kathryn E. O’Rourke.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History; Urban History. 9420 words.

Architecture in Mexico City in the mid-20th century was shaped by rapid economic and urban growth, demographic change, new construction technologies, and politics. Architects adapted...

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