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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 Splendid Bauble”

David S. Schwartz.

in The Spirit of the Constitution

December 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 4867 words.

Since 1969, scholars have insisted that McCulloch v. Maryland established the foundations of the modern welfare state, yet during this same period, the Supreme Court has retreated from...

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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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“Acting Directly on the People”

David S. Schwartz.

in The Spirit of the Constitution

December 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 6728 words.

Post–Civil War nationalism meant a partial but significant reversion to prewar constitutionalism, recognizing federal legislative authority over “every foot of American soil” and...

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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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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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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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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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“An Extreme Gesture”

George Cotkin.

in Feast of Excess

January 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 6163 words.

Gore Vidal’s novel Myra Breckinridge captured the sexual revolution with its main character as a transgendered individual. From the opening line, “I am Myra Breckinridge and no man will...

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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 Media Regulation, Fake News, and the Election of Mauricio Macri

Mariana De Maio.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History. 11161 words.

November 2015 became a key date in the history of Argentina as former president Cristina Fernandez’ party lost the national elections by the narrowest of margins, less than 700,000 votes,...

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