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The Demise of Community

Amy Hill Shevitz.

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River

August 2007; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7537 words.

This chapter discusses the slow demise of the Jewish community during the latter half of the twentieth century. It was during this time when the United States was undergoing a remarkable...

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Beginning a Community School

Sam F. Stack.

in The Arthurdale Community School

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11169 words.

This chapter chronicles the first year of the establishment of the Arthurdale School within the Arthurdale subsistence homestead. The West Virginia Advisory Committee, whose members...

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Family, Church, Community

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche.

in Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad

December 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6731 words.

This chapter explores the roles played by family, church, and community in the Black Underground Railroad movement. By mapping Black settlements, it clarifies and exposes the relationship...

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Finding and Founding Communities

Amy Hill Shevitz.

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River

August 2007; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8131 words.

This chapter discusses the rapid population and economic growth which happened along the Ohio River Valley, as communities were slowly founded and built. In response, the governments helped...

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Families and Community Life

Darrel E. Bigham.

in On Jordan’s Banks

December 2005; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8022 words.

This chapter examines the families and community of African Americans living along the Ohio River. During the unsettled times after the Civil War, African Americans sought to create new...

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Building a Free Community

Christy Clark-Pujara.

in Dark Work

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7756 words.

This chapter demonstrates how African American used institution building to address the racism that relegated them to the margins of politics, the economy, and society as a whole. In the...

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Building Print Community

Julia Guarneri.

in Newsprint Metropolis

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 18310 words.

The third chapter turns to New York and examines the print community that emerged in features such as “human interest” stories, urban travelogues, reprinted church sermons, and letters to...

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Changing Communities, Changing Identities

in Labor and Love in Guatemala

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 23560 words.

The Indian tribute labor system in Guatemala gradually disintegrated in the eighteenth century. As elsewhere in Spanish America, this was a transition not only from draft labor to free...

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Household and Community

Lisa Sousa.

in The Woman Who Turned Into a Jaguar, and Other Narratives of Native Women in Archives of Colonial Mexico

January 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 14023 words.

Chapter 8 investigates relations within the household, focusing on family organization, ritual kinship, and residence patterns. Members of the household, whether blood relatives or not,...

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Banking on the Community

Abigail Rosas.

in Black and Brown in Los Angeles

November 2013; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9554 words.

This chapter examines the experiences of Mexican immigrants in Broadway Federal Bank, established in the post-World War II period to specially serve the needs of African Americans in South...

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Families and Communities

Kathleen López.

in Chinese Cubans

June 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 13797 words.

This chapter describes how local histories in Cuba have focused on the most prominent Chinese, recognized for their service in the wars for independence and transnational businesses....

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Religion and the Community

in The Life Within

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 14390 words.

This chapter deals with the worship of patron saints and other nonhousehold saints, confraternities, ritual kinship, and funerals, all aspects of religion that, although often starting in...

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Not without Partnering with the Community

Vanessa Siddle Walker and Ulysses Byas.

in Hello Professor

August 2009; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 15701 words.

This chapter examines the strategies the black professor utilized to develop the local community. Byas explains the multiple ways the professor sought the support of the community and how...

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“To Plan Our Own Community”

Roberta Gold.

in When Tenants Claimed the City

March 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12268 words.

This chapter examines the democratically planned state-sponsored projects that became possible due to the new banner of cooperation between government and grassroots organizers. It first...

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Establishing Community Media in the Mountains

Ann Marie Stock.

in On Location in Cuba

May 2009; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9714 words.

This chapter examines the development of Televisión Serrana, a media collective located in the remote Sierra Maestra region. It addresses the following questions: How did the community...

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Community Action Comes to Newark

Mark Krasovic.

in The Newark Frontier

April 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11703 words.

This chapter charts the Community Action Program’s arrival and first few years in Newark, which was among the first cities to submit an antipoverty grant proposal to the federal Office of...

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Burying the Knife, Building Communities

Hannah Gill.

in The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina, Revised and Expanded Second Edition

September 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11058 words.

Chapter 4 profiles the migration stories and integration processes of three individuals from Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean who have settled in different parts of the state,...

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A New China, a New Community

Fredy González.

in Paisanos Chinos

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9072 words.

This chapter illustrates the profound changes that affected the Chinese Mexican community after Mexico established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. Chinese Mexican...

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Case Studies in Irrigation and Community

Donald J. Pisani.

in Water and American Government

December 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 15491 words.

This chapter examines two different agricultural communities in Snake River Valley in Idaho: one at Rupert and the other at Twin Falls. It reveals that while irrigation was never the...

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. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Community, and Professionalism

Yolanda Y. Johnson.

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0

February 2011; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8012 words.

This chapter examines the interrelationships among membership, professionalism, and community activism in black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) by focusing on the life of Loraine...

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