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Advanced Education

Richard Archer.

in Jim Crow North

December 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 7348 words.

People of European descent and of African descent who struggled for equal rights agreed that education, including higher education, was essential for black advancement. When white reformers...

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The Advent of the People’s Court

Yoram Meital.

in Revolutionary Justice

December 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; Political History. 13135 words.

This chapter examines the circumstances surrounding the establishment of the People’s Court and its exceptional powers. The RCC saw the tribunal as a mean to promote much broader objectives...

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After the Vote

Elisabeth Israels Perry.

March 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 384 pages.

Soon after his first inauguration in 1934, New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia began appointing women into his administration. By the end of his three terms he had installed almost a...

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 All-Solar Houses

Daniel A. Barber.

in A House in the Sun

December 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 10362 words.

At MIT, the interest in solar house heating had become so widespread that distinct positions started to develop; the MIT Fund’s stance was that solar house heating was experimentally...

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Alternative Spiritualities and Alternatives to Spirituality

Alan S. Kahan.

in Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion

August 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 11150 words.

Tocqueville thought some form of spiritual check and balance was necessary for democratic societies, and that religion was the best form. However, he also considered alternatives, which...

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American Environmental Policy since 1964

Richard N. L. Andrews.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Environmental History. 8829 words.

Between 1964 and 2017, the United States adopted the concept of environmental policy as a new focus for a broad range of previously disparate policy issues affecting human interactions with...

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American Indian Activism after 1945

Bradley Shreve.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Native American History. 10350 words.

American Indian activism after 1945 was as much a part of the larger, global decolonization movement rooted in centuries of imperialism as it was a direct response to the ethos of civic...

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American Political History

Donald Critchlow.

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 168 pages.

American Political History: A Very Short Introduction explores key turning points in American political history, the nature of the two-party system, representative presidential and...

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Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law

Nicholas Vincent.

in Magna Carta

June 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History; British History. 4948 words.

‘Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law’ examines the context of Plantagenent rule, with particular attention given to legal matters. The Plantagenents have a reputation for...

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Antimonopoly in American Politics, 1945–2000

Daniel Scroop.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Economic History. 8716 words.

Antimonopoly, meaning opposition to the exclusive or near-exclusive control of an industry or business by one or a very few businesses, played a relatively muted role in the history of the...

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