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Allegiance, Identities, and National Scientific Communities

Cameron B. Strang.

in Frontiers of Science

August 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 20320 words.

This chapter studies how individuals in the lower Mississippi Valley fashioned identities as men of science. It focuses on the 1790s to the 1810s, an era when several empires and other...

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Jewish Communities on the Ohio River

Amy Hill Shevitz.

August 2007; p ublished online September 2011 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 288 pages.

When westward expansion began in the early nineteenth century, the Jewish population of the United States was only 2,500. As Jewish immigration surged over the century between 1820 and...

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Burying the Knife, Building Communities

Hannah Gill.

in The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina

November 2010; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11042 words.

This chapter presents narratives of three immigrants from Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean who have settled in different parts of North Carolina. The stories shed light on the...

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Changing Communities, 1768–1810

in The Power of Song

April 2010; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 20525 words.

This chapter examines changing mission communities in Baja California and the Pimerìa when new political realities clashed with plans for evangelization following the Jesuit expulsion in...

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From Community Education to Neighborhood Schools

Andrew R. Highsmith.

in Demolition Means Progress

July 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8958 words.

In response to a series of polarizing labor organizing drives sponsored by the United Auto Workers union in the 1930s, which culminated in the Flint sit-down strike of 1936-1937, local...

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Communities Organized for Public Service

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Latin American History. 612 words.

Ernesto Cortés Jr. and other activists in San Antonio, Texas, founded Communities Organized for Public Service (COPS) in 1974.

Latina labor and Community Organizers

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Latin American History. 2103 words.

Latina labor and community organizers have fought courageously for social and economic justice in the United States. In most cases

Creating Community in the Midwest

Wanda A. Hendricks.

in Fannie Barrier Williams

December 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8932 words.

This chapter examines Fannie Barrier Williams' move to Chicago with her husband S. Laing Williams and how she built a strong local coalition that eased her entry into the segregated world...

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In Search of Work and Community

Marcia Walker-McWilliams.

in Reverend Addie Wyatt

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 14198 words.

This chapter continues the exploration of the themes of family, faith, and experiences of racism and economic poverty but within the context of Addie Wyatt's nascent marriage to her...

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Ministering in Communities of Struggle

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf.

in Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South

March 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 15680 words.

This chapter examines how ministers understood their responsibility and conveyed that to their congregations. For hundreds of southern preachers, a choice had to be made when the Congress...

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Socialism in Two Summer Communities

Bruce Dancis.

in Resister

January 2014; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 4184 words.

The author recounts his experience with socialism while he was growing up living in two summer communities: the Three Arrows Cooperative Society in New York and Buck’s Rock Work Camp in New...

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From Community School to Traditional

Sam F. Stack.

in The Arthurdale Community School

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8407 words.

This chapter discusses the gradual transition of the Arthurdale School from an experiment educational institution to a more traditional one following the departure of the progressive...

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Toward a More Inclusive Community

Carol Nackenoff.

in The Progressives' Century

October 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9361 words.

Many social welfare initiatives that have found their way into the administrative state can be traced to proposals advanced by the mobilized women of the Progressive era. These female...

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Bypass the Middlemen and Feed the Community

Monica M. White.

in Freedom Farmers

October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 2942 words.

In the 1960s, Bolivar County, Mississippi was one of the nation’s most impoverished due to systemic oppression and the decline of the agricultural industry. Residents responded by drawing...

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The Layered Communities of Mexican Cotton Textile Workers

in Revolution within the Revolution

April 2008; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 13572 words.

Cotton textile workers lived in textile communities, mill towns, factory housing, and working-class neighborhoods that facilitated an easy communication among them. This chapter describes...

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Conclusion: Community Action and the Hollow Prize

Mark Krasovic.

in The Newark Frontier

April 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 5460 words.

The book’s conclusion considers the legacy of 1960s community action in the decades after the election of the city’s first black mayor in 1970, a period in which the city was regarded as a...

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Cuban Communities in Late Nineteenth-Century Mexico

Dalia Antonia Muller.

in Cuban Émigrés and Independence in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf World

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 16779 words.

This chapter closely examines the development of Cuban migrant communities in three Mexican cities: Veracruz, Merida, Mexico City and compares them to Cuban communities established in the...

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The OAH and the Community College Professoriate

Charles A. Zappia.

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

April 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3438 words.

This chapter focuses on “the purest teaching institutions in the world of higher education: the community colleges.” A professor in one of those colleges, the author here, narrates the...

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From Rabble-Rousing to SPARCing Community Transformation

Courtney Elizabeth Knapp.

in Constructing the Dynamo of Dixie

May 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6699 words.

This chapter describes the evolution of Chattanooga Organized for Action as they transitioned from a popular protest group into a 501-C3 non-profit who initiates, supports and connects...

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Music, Dance, and Community, 1680–1767

in The Power of Song

April 2010; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 13491 words.

This chapter investigates the impact of political and economic conditions on the forms and functions of music and dance within mission communities in New Spain during the period from 1680...

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