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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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The Civil Rights Movement in the Urban South

Claudrena N. Harold.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Urban History. 11787 words.

The civil rights movement in the urban South transformed the political, economic, and cultural landscape of post–World War II America. Between 1955 and 1968, African Americans and their...

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Immigration to the United States after 1945

Xiaojian Zhao.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History; Urban History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity). 13448 words.

Post-1945 immigration to the United States differed fairly dramatically from America’s earlier 20th- and 19th-century immigration patterns, most notably in the dramatic rise in numbers of...

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Juvenile Justice in the United States

David S. Tanenhaus.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Legal and Constitutional History; Political History; Urban History. 6796 words.

Juvenile justice is a technical term that refers to the specific area of law and affiliated institutions, most notably the juvenile court, with jurisdiction over the cases of minors who are...

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LGBTQ Politics in America since 1945

Emily K. Hobson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; US Cultural History; Urban History. 11495 words.

Since World War II, the United States has witnessed major changes in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) politics. Indeed, because the history of LGBTQ activism is almost...

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Progressives and Progressivism in an Era of Reform

Maureen A. Flanagan.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1870-1900; US History 1900 - 1945; Political History; US Cultural History; Urban History; Labour History. 10751 words.

The decades from the 1890s into the 1920s produced reform movements in the United States that resulted in significant changes to the country’s social, political, cultural, and economic...

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Public Authorities

Gail Radford.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Urban History; Labour History. 12582 words.

Public authorities are agencies created by governments to engage directly in the economy for public purposes. They differ from standard agencies in that they operate outside the...

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Public Sector Unionism

Joseph E. Hower.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Political History; Urban History; Labour History. 8884 words.

Government employees are an essential part of the early-21st-century labor movement in the United States. Teachers, firefighters, and police officers are among the most heavily unionized...

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Urban Politics in the United States before 1940

James J. Connolly.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; Political History; Urban History. 9496 words.

The convergence of mass politics and the growth of cities in 19th-century America produced sharp debates over the character of politics in urban settings. The development of what came to be...

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Urban Politics in the United States since 1945

Lily Geismer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Urban History. 12485 words.

Urban politics provides a means to understand the major political and economic trends and transformations of the last seventy years in American cities. The growth of the federal government;...

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Zoning in 20th-Century American Cities

Christopher Silver.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Political History; Urban History. 7838 words.

Zoning is a legal tool employed by local governments to regulate land development. It determines the use, intensity, and form of development in localities through enforcement of the zoning...

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