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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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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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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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Infrastructure: Mass Transit in 19th- and 20th-Century Urban America

Jay Young.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Urban History; History of Science and Technology. 10232 words.

Mass transit has been part of the urban scene in the United States since the early 19th century. Regular steam ferry service began in New York City in the early 1810s and horse-drawn...

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Nuclear Arms Control in U.S. Foreign Policy

Jonathan Hunt.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; History of Science and Technology. 457 words.

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The Panama Canal and the United States

Michael E. Donoghue.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1870-1900; Diplomatic History; History of Science and Technology. 11633 words.

The United States’ construction and operation of the Panama Canal began as an idea and developed into a reality after prolonged diplomatic machinations to acquire the rights to build the...

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Print, the Press, and the American Revolution

Robert G. Parkinson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Early 19th Century US History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 8446 words.

According to David Ramsay, one of the first historians of the American Revolution, “in establishing American independence, the pen and press had merit equal to that of the sword.” Because...

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Social Science and Foreign Affairs

Joy Rohde.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Diplomatic History; US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; History of Science and Technology. 14090 words.

Since the social sciences began to emerge as scholarly disciplines in the last quarter of the 19th century, they have frequently offered authoritative intellectual frameworks that have...

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Television in America

Gary R. Edgerton.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; US Cultural History; History of Science and Technology. 11926 words.

Television is an ever-evolving and multi-dimensional medium, being at once a technology, an industry, an art form, and an institutional force. In the United States, it emerged as an idea...

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