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Antarctic Détente

Adrian Howkins.

in Frozen Empires

February 2017; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 15005 words.

This chapter examines the origins of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty, which suspended sovereignty claims and reservations of rights to Antarctica and created “a continent dedicated to peace and...

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Atoms for Peace in Latin America

Gisela Mateos and Edna Suárez-Díaz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Diplomatic History; History of Science and Technology. 7757 words.

On December 8, 1953, in the midst of increasing nuclear weapons testing and geopolitical polarization, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower launched the Atoms for Peace initiative....

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‘Can we distinguish the sheep from the wolves?’: Émigrés, Allies, and the Reconstruction of Germany

Jessica Reinisch.

in The Perils of Peace

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); History of Science and Technology. 19108 words.

This chapter looks at members of the German medical professions in war-time exile, and contrasts British, American, French and Soviet responses to their requests to assist in the rebuilding...

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Conclusion

Roberta Bivins.

in Contagious Communities

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); History of Science and Technology. 3877 words.

The Conclusion briefly reflects on the central questions raised by Contagious Communities: how and why did questions about migrant health and disease become central to British debates of...

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Conclusion

Anne Hardy.

in Salmonella Infections, Networks of Knowledge, and Public Health in Britain, 1880-1975

December 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); History of Science and Technology. 5528 words.

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Conclusion

Adrian Howkins.

in Frozen Empires

February 2017; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 6493 words.

The conclusion considers the contemporary implications of an argument for imperial continuity in the environmental history of the Antarctic Peninsula region. The significant role played by...

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Contagious Communities

Roberta Bivins.

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); History of Science and Technology. 448 pages.

It was only a coincidence that the NHS and the Empire Windrush (carrying 492 migrants from Britain’s West Indian colonies) arrived together. As the ship’s passengers disembarked in June...

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Contained but not Controlled

Roberta Bivins.

in Contagious Communities

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); History of Science and Technology. 25036 words.

Chapter 2 tracks the shift from a weakly medicalized to an increasingly racialized—and politicized—response to immigration, as rising numbers of West Indian and South Asian economic...

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Disney Health Films in Mexico

María Rosa Gudiño Cejudo.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); History of Science and Technology. 6992 words.

In August 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, concerned with Nazi infiltration in the Americas and continental defense, created the Office of Inter-American Affairs (OIAA) and appointed...

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Early Modern Afro-Caribbean Healers

Pablo F. Gómez.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Caribbean History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 7058 words.

In the early modern Spanish Caribbean, ritual practitioners of African descent were essential providers of health care for Caribbean people of all origins. Arriving from West and West...

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