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“A Worth-While Living from the Soil”: The Farmlet in Southern California from the Late Nineteenth Century to World War II

Eileen V Wallis.

in The Western Historical Quarterly

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Canadian History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science). 11070 words.

Abstract

The American West has a long tradition of informal or backyard agricultural production. Such enterprises were urban and suburban instead of rural,...

Abolition

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 9071 words.

The abolition of slavery in Latin America took place between the Wars of Independence of the 1810s and 1820s and the 1880s when slavery was finally suppressed in Cuba (in 1886) and Brazil...

Abolitionists, Doctors, Ranchers, and Writers: A Family Journey through American History. By Lynne Marie Getz

Jairo E Marshall.

in The Western Historical Quarterly

October 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Canadian History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science). 458 words.

Abraham Gesner

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — History of the Americas.

(1797–1863), geologist, chemist, entrepreneur.

Born in the Annapolis Valley, Gesner studied medicine in London in 1825–6. Between 1836 and 1846, he published geological surveys of...

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Agricultural Technologies

Angus Wright.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 22723 words.

The size and diversity of Latin America make it impossible to identify a characteristic “Latin American agricultural technology.” There are few types of agricultural technologies that are...

Alexander Tilloch Galt

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — History of the Americas.

(1817–93)

Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt, one of the most prominent founders of the Dominion of Canada, was born in London on 6 September 1817. He died in Montreal on 19 ...

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America’s Best Female Sharpshooter: The Rise and Fall of Lillian Frances Smith. The William F. Cody Series on the History and Culture of the American West. By Julia Bricklin. Foreword by Jeremy Johnston

Wendy L. Rouse.

in The Western Historical Quarterly

April 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Canadian History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science). 407 words.

America’s West: A History, 1890–1950. Cambridge Essential Histories. By David M. Wrobel

Laura J Arata.

in The Western Historical Quarterly

October 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Canadian History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science). 714 words.

Andean Contributions to Rethinking the State and the Nation

Marc Becker.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 10454 words.

The Andean region of South America is alternatively understood as a geographic, historical, or cultural area. The Spanish named the steep mountain slopes that parallel the Pacific coast...

André Siegfried

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Politics.

(1875–1959).

Siegfried was a young French sociologist who toured Canada in 1904 and observed the Canadian general election in that year. Only 29, he had earlier written an...

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Andrés Bello

Iván Jaksic.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 9566 words.

Andrés Bello (b. 1781–d. 1865) is widely recognized as a leading Latin American intellectual whose life spanned the late colonial period, the independence process, and the postindependence...

Antislavery Narratives

William Luis.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 7077 words.

The antislavery narratives refer to a group of works written in Cuba during the late 1830s under the tutelage of Domingo del Monte, Cuba’s most important literary promoter of the century. A...

Archives of Dispossession: Recovering the Testimonies of Mexican American Herederas, 1848–1960. Gender and American Culture. By Karen R. Roybal

Jean A Stuntz.

in The Western Historical Quarterly

July 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Canadian History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science). 416 words.

Argentina in the Era of Mass Immigration

Alejandro Meter.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 6987 words.

In his exploration of the dichotomy between civilization and barbarism in 1845, Domingo F. Sarmiento, an Argentine intellectual who would become president some years later, proposed...

Argentine Literature

David William Foster.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 7844 words.

Argentine literature is somewhat of an outlier among the major productions of Latin America, having its roots neither in the culture associated with the great Spanish and Portuguese empire...

Argentinian Literature

Graciela Montaldo.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 14205 words.

This entry is focused on Argentinean literature. Because of its historical context, Argentinean literature is more than poetry, fictions, or experimentations with writing; it is a political...

The Arrogance of the East: How Westerners Created a Region

Flannery Burke.

in The Western Historical Quarterly

October 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Canadian History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science). 11610 words.

Abstract

This article tells the story of the Harvard Commission on Western History (1912–1920) and its principal collector, Thomas P. Martin, a graduate...

The Artist and His Model: The Crossing Paths of Maynard Dixon and George Whitewing

Barbara Winther.

in The Western Historical Quarterly

July 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Canadian History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science). 2505 words.

Asian Art and Its Impact in the Americas, 1565–1840

Dennis Carr.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 12731 words.

Between 1565 and 1815, the Spanish viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru imported vast quantities of Asian export goods shipped across the Pacific, becoming one of the most important trade...

Asian-Peruvian Literature

Ignacio López-Calvo.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 12615 words.

In the early 21st century most people of Asian descent in Peru are of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean origin. The Korean community is by far the smallest of the three, with approximately two...