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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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American Urban Planning Since 1850

Harold Platt.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Urban History. 10127 words.

As places of dense habitation, cities have always required coordination and planning. City planning has involved the design and construction of large-scale infrastructure projects to...

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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. 9033 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 Black Freedom Struggle in the Urban North

Thomas J. Sugrue.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Civil War and Reconstruction US History; Urban History. 18650 words.

Racism in the United States has long been a national problem, not a regional phenomenon. The long and well-documented history of slavery, Jim Crow laws, and racial violence in the South...

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Capoeira: From Slave Combat Game to Global Martial Art

Matthias Röhrig Assunção.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Social and Cultural History; Urban History. 10703 words.

Capoeira is a martial art that developed from combat games enslaved Africans brought to Brazil. It is systematically documented since the beginning of the 19th century in Rio de Janeiro and...

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