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“A Country Rich in Cattle”

Janet M. Davis.

in The Gospel of Kindness

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 11143 words.

This chapter explores the significance of India to the American humane movement during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Colonial India served as a popular field for humane education...

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“A Ground Swell of Public Indignation”

Thomas Jundt.

in Greening the Red, White, and Blue

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 14143 words.

By the late 1950s there were growing concerns about the damaging effects of consumption. Environmentalists were in the avant-garde of limiting consumption, and they had an expanding green...

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“A Righteous Man Regards the Life of His Beast”

Janet M. Davis.

in The Gospel of Kindness

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 9490 words.

This chapter explores the rise of American animal protectionism during the Second Great Awakening. Evangelical Protestant revivalism promoted a new proactive theology of free moral agency,...

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“A World of Kindness Is a Copy of Heaven”

Janet M. Davis.

in The Gospel of Kindness

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 12747 words.

This chapter examines women’s animal advocacy through the lens of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. As part of her “Do Everything” policy, WCTU president Frances Willard created the...

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The Accidental Political Advantages of a Nonpolitical Book Program

Victoria M. Grieve.

in Little Cold Warriors

September 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 10361 words.

In the early years of the Cold War, the US government devoted substantial energy and funds to using books as weapons against the Soviet Union. Books and the principles they represented were...

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Acquiring the Station

Queeny Pradhan.

in Empire in the Hills

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; Social and Cultural History. 14312 words.

This chapter questions the notion of hill stations as uninhabited spaces prior to the arrival of the British. The acquisition was not a ‘natural’ takeover—an impression conveyed in the...

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The Aesthetic of Freedom

Chaity Das.

in In the Land of Buried Tongues

October 2017; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; Social and Cultural History. 25690 words.

This chapter marks a division of genre as we move from memoirs and testimonies to fiction. While most of the works under consideration are post-war stories, fiction written during the war...

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Afong Moy Presents Chinese Objects for Personal Use

Nancy E. Davis.

in The Chinese Lady

August 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 10174 words.

In New York and elsewhere, Afong Moy, with Atung’s assistance, presented Chinese objects such as toys, paper folders, firecrackers, fans, card cases, and shawls which the Carneses brought...

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Afong Moy Presents Chinese Objects for the Home

Nancy E. Davis.

in The Chinese Lady

August 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 10961 words.

Near the time Afong Moy arrived in New York, the Hone family was planning a move to a new home. Though there is no evidence that they purchased the Carneses’ Chinese goods that they saw in...

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The Afro-American Council’s Internal History, 1898–1908

Susan D. Carle.

in Defining the Struggle

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 13864 words.

This chapter analyzes the trajectory of the National Afro-American Council's internal history, which involved three stages: first, more radical members' efforts at dissent; second, Booker...

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