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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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Afterword

Eric C. Rath.

in Devouring Japan

July 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; Social and Cultural History. 5560 words.

In 1946 an English-language guidebook to Japanese food began with the following warning:

Initiation of foreigners into Japanese dishes must be a gradual one proceeding...

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Agustín Lorenzo: Beloved Bandit of History and Folklore

Liliana Toledo Guzmán.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History; History of Gender and Sexuality; Revolutions and Rebellions. 10139 words.

Agustín Lorenzo was a prototypical social bandit, according to Eric Hobsbawm’s definition in his studies of that phenomenon. As a bandit from south central Mexico believed to have lived...

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Alam

Shreekant Kumar Chandan.

in Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

August 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Asian History. 3615 words.

Shreekant Chandan shows how the seventeenth-century poet Alam projected Princāmā-e Muazzam as a rightful heir to Aurangzeb’s Mughal throne in his Shyāmsnehī by borrowing notions of ideal...

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Alcohol in the Atlantic

David Carey Jr..

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 17555 words.

Dating from the earliest times in Latin America, alcohol has played a crucial social, economic, political, and cultural role. Often reserved for politico-religious leaders, alcohol was a...

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Alfred Métraux: Between Ethnography and Applied Knowledge

Rodrigo Bulamah.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History; Intellectual History. 11880 words.

Alfred Métraux was part of a prolific moment in which French sociology and ethnology were enlarging their scientific scope and advancing toward new fields. Following the colonial expansion...

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Alien Sightings and OVNI Culture in Argentina

David M. K. Sheinin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History. 8833 words.

During the Cold War, there were thousands of Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) sightings in Argentina (in Spanish, Objeto volador no identificado or OVNI). The mainstream media reported on...

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All About Me

George Cotkin.

in Feast of Excess

January 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 6399 words.

Norman Mailer was in the news in 1960, not simply because of his recently published and highly controversial book Advertisements for Myself, but because he had stabbed his wife almost to...

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Ambedkar and Environmental Thought

Mukul Sharma.

in Caste and Nature

December 2017; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; Social and Cultural History. 18092 words.

Building on the previous chapter, which deals with a wide range of Dalit materials and writers, this chapter focuses primarily on Ambedkar’s views, and their relationship to Indian agrarian...

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America’s Cultural Revolution in Transnational Perspective

Leora Auslander.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; United States History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 10076 words.

Through their successfully waged war and also by their novel political strategies, eighteenth-century North Americans seeking home rule made history. By systematically organizing around a...

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American and Un-American Bodies

Paul K. Longmore.

Edited by Catherine Kudlick.

in Telethons

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 6956 words.

In fully embracing the medical model of disability, telethons both drew on and transmitted distinctly American notions of embodiment. Twentieth-century body ideology interacted with the...

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