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The American Antinuclear Movement

Paul Rubinson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; US Cultural History; History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 13401 words.

Spanning countries across the globe, the antinuclear movement was the combined effort of millions of people to challenge the superpowers’ reliance on nuclear weapons during the Cold War....

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American Foreign Policy and the Space Race

Teasel Muir-Harmony.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; History of Science and Technology. 9071 words.

The Soviet Union’s successful launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957, captured global attention and achieved the initial victory in what would soon become...

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brujería

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Psychology.

A name for rootwork in Spanish-speaking communities of the Caribbean and the southern United States, where it is also called mal puesto. [Spanish brujería witchcraft, from bruja a witch]

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Childbirth and Breastfeeding in 20th-Century America

Jessica Martucci.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

Article. Subjects: American Women's History; History of Science and Technology. 395 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. Please check back later for the full article.

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electricity

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — United States History.

Any effect resulting from the existence of stationary or moving electric charges.

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environmental racism

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — United States History.

Intentional or unintentional racial discrimination in environmental policy‐making, enforcement of regulations and laws, and targeting of communities for the disposal of toxic waste and...

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Food in 19th-Century American Cities

Cindy R. Lobel.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1870-1900; US Cultural History; Urban History; History of Science and Technology. 9293 words.

Over the course of the 19th century, American cities developed from small seaports and trading posts to large metropolises. Not surprisingly, foodways and other areas of daily life changed...

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George Washington Carver

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Science and Mathematics.

(1864–1943) American agricultural chemist

Carver was born a slave in Diamond Grove, Missouri. Nevertheless, he managed to acquire some elementary education and went on to study at...

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global city

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Earth Sciences and Geography.

A central location for the leading industries of globalization; specifically financial and specialist business services, with their own forms of production as ‘control centres’ of the world...

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Global Economy

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — United States History.

Commercial interactions on a global scale have been an important feature of the growth of the capitalist system for half a millennium. Patterns of trade as much as three or ...

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