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America’s Wars on Poverty and the Building of the Welfare State

David Torstensson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Urban History; Labour History. 11887 words.

On January 5, 2014—the fiftieth anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s launch of the War on Poverty—the New York Times asked a panel of opinion leaders a simple question: “Does the U.S....

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American Labor and Working-Class History, 1900–1945

Jeffrey Helgeson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; Urban History; Labour History. 14249 words.

Early 20th century American labor and working-class history is a subfield of American social history that focuses attention on the complex lives of working people in a rapidly changing...

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Angel Island Immigration Station

Judy Yung and Erika Lee.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; Urban History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity). 9390 words.

The Angel Island Immigration Station (1910–1940), located in San Francisco Bay, was one of twenty-four ports of entry established by the U.S. government to process and detain immigrants...

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The Anti-Chinese Massacre in Los Angeles as a Reconstruction-Era Event

Victor Jew.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Civil War and Reconstruction US History; Urban History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History. 9023 words.

Long regarded as a violent outburst significant mainly for California history, the 1871 Los Angeles anti-Chinese massacre raises themes central to America’s Civil War Reconstruction era...

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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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The Asian American Movement

Daryl Joji Maeda.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Political History; Urban History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity). 7753 words.

The Asian American Movement was a social movement for racial justice, most active during the late 1960s through the mid-1970s, which brought together people of various Asian ancestries in...

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Asian Americans and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots/Uprising

Shelley Sang-Hee Lee.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African American History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); US Cultural History; Urban History. 9661 words.

Although the 1992 Los Angeles riots have been described as a “race riot” sparked by the acquittals of a group of mostly white police officers charged with excessively beating black motorist...

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The Car and the City

David Blanke.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; Urban History. 11303 words.

The relationship between the car and the city remains complex and involves numerous private and public forces, innovations in technology, global economic fluctuations, and shifting cultural...

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The City Beautiful Movement, 1890–1920

John D. Fairfield.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US Cultural History; Urban History. 13503 words.

The City Beautiful movement arose in the 1890s in response to the accumulating dirt and disorder in industrial cities, which threatened economic efficiency and social peace. City Beautiful...

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Company Towns in the United States

Hardy Green.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Urban History. 8855 words.

Company towns can be defined as communities dominated by a single company, typically focused on one industry. Beyond that very basic definition, company towns varied in their...

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