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Academic Health Centers Under Stress: External Pressures

Kenneth M. Ludmerer.

in Time to Heal

February 2005; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12493 words.

Domestic tranquility returned quickly to the United States with the end of the Vietnam War. Nevertheless, in the 1970s and 1980s, academic health centers came under new external pressures....

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Fruits of Passion The Dynamics of Interracial Sex

Winthrop D. Jordan.

in White Over Black

February 2012; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 19474 words.

This chapter shows that the Englishmen who came to America brought with them not merely a prevalent social mood but also certain specific sexual mores and certain more or less definite...

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The Family Legacy of Henry Clay

Lindsey Apple.

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 362 pages.

Known as the Great Compromiser, Kentuckian Henry Clay left a valuable legacy to his country by defining the role of Speaker of the House, envisioning a plan, the American System, that...

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The Battle of Peach Tree Creek

Earl J. Hess.

October 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 344 pages.

On July 20, 1864, the Civil War struggle for Atlanta reached a pivotal moment. As William T. Sherman's Union forces came ever nearer the city, Confederate President Jefferson Davis replaced...

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Chicago 1889

in Citizen

November 2005; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7917 words.

In February 1889 Jane Addams came to Chicago to join Ellen, who was teaching at the Kirkland School. The previous April they had discussed starting a settlement house; now, ten months...

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The Battle of the Narrative

Hillel Cohen.

in Good Arabs

June 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 14993 words.

One of the tasks collaborators were assigned was to pass on information about people who spoke out against the state of Israel, its leaders, or its institutions. Critical statements were...

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July 21–22

Earl J. Hess.

in The Battle of Peach Tree Creek

October 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9204 words.

Union and Confederate survivors evaluated the battle of Peach Tree Creek, commented on the performance of their enemy, and judged the conduct of their own officers. The Federals were...

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The Confucian Comes Home (1921–1937)

Shiona Airlie.

in Thistle and Bamboo

October 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 4016 words.

After so many years working in China, James Stewart Lockhart and his wife were in no mood to settle down immediately to life back in the UK. From the time he left Weihaiwei until he settled...

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James Baldwin and the 1980s

Joseph Vogel.

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 208 pages.

Few literary figures are as commonly referenced in contemporary culture as James Baldwin. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the election of Donald Trump, and daily debates...

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Catholicism

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History.

The word derives from the universality of faith in the Christian church, but since the 16th cent. has referred to the portion of Christianity accepting papal authority. It delineates the...

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British Empire

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

At its apogee, around 1920, the British empire was the largest ever known, reputed to cover a quarter of the world's land area, and a fifth of its population. Like all mighty oaks, this one...

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religious toleration

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

A principle accepted without question by most people in the 21st cent., came about more by a process of exhaustion than by the triumph of reasoned argument. Few people in the 16th cent....

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Plasticiens

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

Quebec painting movement. The Automatiste vogue created the mood for a return to a better-controlled and more orderly form of painting. A manifesto written by Rodolphe de Repentigny,...

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Billie Holiday

John Szwed.

in African American Studies

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African American History. 4606 words.

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia, 7 April 1915; died in New York City, 7 April 1959) is considered by many to be the most important of all jazz singers. By age twenty she...

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Unto the Breach

Joseph Locke.

in Making the Bible Belt

September 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; History of Religion. 11809 words.

An aggressive clerical mood penetrated the deepest ranks of religious leadership and convinced evangelical Texans to overcome their doubts and refuse to yield any longer to the culture of...

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Great Power Rising

John M. Thompson.

April 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 280 pages.

This book examines the relationship between domestic politics and Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy. It argues that, in spite of the complicated nature of the US system, with its...

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Angelina Weld Grimké

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — United States History.

(1880–1958), poet, playwright, essayist, and short fiction writer of the Harlem Renaissance.

Although Angelina Weld Grimké's writings appeared in many leading publications of the...

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The future of assimilation

David A. Gerber.

in American Immigration

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Migration Studies. 3544 words.

American institutions have from the start been shaped around accommodating differences. Some commentators now believe that this culture has ended and that current mass immigration is...

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Ebb tide, 1919–1921

in Progressivism

December 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); US History 1900 - 1945. 2415 words.

‘Ebb tide, 1919–1921’ explores what became of progressivism in the 1920s. The conditions in 1919 were worsened by economic downturns. The popular mood was one of disillusionment, due to...

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The Second World War

Kenneth O. Morgan.

in Twentieth-Century Britain

August 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 4679 words.

For the people of Britain, the Second World War was a far less jingoistic affair than the First. Although there was a powerful spirit of national unity, the mood was one of determination...

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