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A “New Babel of Voices”

Jason C. Parker.

in Hearts, Minds, Voices

December 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10866 words.

The USIA continued to expand its activities in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East throughout the 1950s. There, US outreach encountered volatile issues of race, empire, development, and...

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Abolition, Revolution, and Renewed War

P. J. Marshall.

in Edmund Burke and the British Empire in the West Indies

July 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Latin American History. 11988 words.

After 1783 and the presentation of a Quaker petition to Parliament, a highly organized campaign for the immediate abolition of the slave trade gained strong public support. Until 1788, Buke...

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Absent at the Creation

Jason C. Parker.

in Hearts, Minds, Voices

December 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11602 words.

While the Truman administration perceived and declared the Cold War a total conflict early on in the postwar years, its public diplomacy activities did not reflect this global scale for...

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Acquisitions on a Grand Scale

Kathy Peiss.

in Information Hunters

February 2020; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 12724 words.

After the war, the new Librarian of Congress Luther Evans worked with State and War Department officials on a plan to send library agents to Europe. The agents would acquire every book...

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After Unification

Jacob S. Eder.

in Holocaust Angst

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 15650 words.

This chapter traces the evolution of Holocaust angst until the end of the Kohl era in 1998. After German unification, German officials grew increasingly worried about what they already...

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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 September 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History; History of Gender and Sexuality; Revolutions and Rebellions. 10224 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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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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The American Solution

Charlie Laderman.

in Sharing the Burden

December 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 12557 words.

This chapter re-examines the American conflict over its world role after World War I and reinterprets the evolution of ideas on the purpose of the League of Nations in both Britain and the...

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Anarchy, Surveillance, and Repressing the “Hindu” Menace

Seema Sohi.

in Echoes of Mutiny

September 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10979 words.

Chapter 3 details the collaborative efforts of US, Canadian, and British officials to deport the Indian radical and Ghadar Party leader Har Dayal in the spring of 1914 under the...

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Anticommunism in 20th-Century Chile: From the “Social Question” to the Military Dictatorship

Marcelo Casals.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History; Revolutions and Rebellions. 13684 words.

Anticommunism was a central force in the history of the Chilean political conflict in the 20th century. Not only did several political actors define their identities and actions by their...

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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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Argentine Intellectual Circles and the European Crisis of the 1930s

Jorge Nállim.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 8011 words.

Beginning in the second half of the 19th century, Argentina became closely linked to the North Atlantic world, as the founding fathers of the modern state established a political order...

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The Autonomous Department of Press and Publicity (Departamento Autónomo de Prensa y Publicidad)

Ana Laura de la Torre.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 10188 words.

The Autonomous Department of Press and Publicity (DAPP) created by Lazaro Cardenas’s administration responded to the need for a fixed ideological framework that would allow for the...

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Barcelona Business Interests and the Atlantic World

Yolanda Blasco-Martel and Jose Miguel Sanjuan Marroquin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History; Urban History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 8816 words.

Barcelona is an ancient Mediterranean Catalan city. It was inhabited by the Iberians, the Romans, and the Muslims, who turned it into an important port city. In the 10th century it became...

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Benito Juárez and Liberalism

Guy Thomson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Legal and Constitutional History. 20726 words.

Benito Juárez was born on March 21, 1806, in San Pablo Guelatao, a Zapotec-speaking hamlet in Sierra de Ixtlán (renamed the Sierra de Juárez on July 30, 1857) in Mexico’s southeastern state...

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“Betty Friedan versus the Third World”

Jocelyn Olcott.

in International Women's Year

September 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); History of the Americas. 5325 words.

This chapter centers on US feminists’ objections to the fact that a man, Mexican Attorney General Pedro Ojeda Paullada, presided over the IWY intergovernmental conference. Those more...

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Beyond Mexico City

Jocelyn Olcott.

in International Women's Year

September 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); History of the Americas. 12170 words.

This chapter examines the legacies of the IWY intergovernmental conference and NGO tribune, with particular emphasis on the networks and media projects that emerged out of the gatherings...

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Book Burning—American Style

Kathy Peiss.

in Information Hunters

February 2020; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 10036 words.

The American military government in Germany faced a particular problem of mass acquisitions tied to postwar occupation policy. The Allies had agreed to purge Nazism from the German book...

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Brazil and the Paraguayan War: Conflicts and Interests

Francisco Doratioto.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Military History; Social and Cultural History. 9543 words.

In 1863 and 1864, historical and political contradictions in the River Plate region led to civil war in Uruguay, creating tensions with neighboring nations in the region. The Brazilian...

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