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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Neil M. Maher.

in Nature's New Deal

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 13153 words.

This part of the book investigates how the Corps and its conservation work transformed local communities situated near the more than five thousand CCC camps scattered across the country. To...

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Community

Jennifer Hull Dorsey.

in Hirelings

March 2011; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6748 words.

This chapter focuses on the African Methodist Episcopal Church and its meaning for free men and women in rural Maryland. Founded in 1816 by Reverend Richard Allen in collaboration with...

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Maintaining Community

Amy Hill Shevitz.

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River

August 2007; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7114 words.

This chapter provides a description of the Jewish communities in America during the nineteenth century. The small Jewish communities showed remarkable institutional persistence, holding...

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Community Kingdoms

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

[This entry comprises four articles:Central Mexico (Nahua)Oaxaca (Mixtec and Zapotec)Maya HighlandsMaya LowlandsThe first article discusses the organization and development of Nahua...

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Community Control

Elizabeth Todd-Breland.

in Political Education

October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12084 words.

This chapter examines the movement for community control that developed in Chicago during the 1960s and 1970s. Students, parents, and community organizations pursued community control of...

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Merchant Communities

Aaron D. Anderson.

in Builders of a New South

January 2013; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12187 words.

This chapter describes the rise of the postwar business and mercantile class in Natchez. This new breed of merchant-entrepreneurs, which included former Confederate soldiers, Yankee...

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Community Priest

Mario T. García.

in Father Luis Olivares a Biography

August 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 18551 words.

This chapter specifically reveals Fr. Olivares’ involvement with UNO as a community priest. He led the signature action that focused on discriminatory auto insurance rates in East Los...

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Community Centers

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. 2485 words.

The history of community centers in barrios through the 1980s is intertwined with racism in city government. Few cities deviated

A Community Within a Community

Janette Thomas Greenwood.

in First Fruits of Freedom

March 2010; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 18950 words.

This chapter discusses the new political activism that southern black migrants implemented in the community institutions they built, in the community celebrations they inspired, and in the...

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From Beloved Community to Imagined Community

Joe Street.

in From Sit-Ins to SNCC

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7958 words.

This chapter by Joe Street traces the development of SNCC's concept of community, placing particular emphasis on the transition that occurred between the conclusion of the Mississippi...

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The Community within a Community

Amy Hill Shevitz.

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River

August 2007; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8929 words.

This chapter discusses the events that unfolded in the Jewish community in the Ohio River Valley during the Civil War. When General Ulysses S. Grant issued an order to have all Jews removed...

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Community and Culture

Nathaniel Millett.

in The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 10875 words.

This chapter re-creates and analyzes different aspects of the maroon community's population and activities. First is a detailed examination of the geographic and cultural origins of the...

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Neighborhood Obituaries, Resilient Communities

Mérida M. Rúa.

in A Grounded Identidad

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11010 words.

Notions of loss, death, and resiliency from the 1960s to the present are brought together in this chapter to examine the effects of urban renewal and gentrification on Puerto Rican...

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Communities of Reciprocal Knowledge

Mérida M. Rúa.

in A Grounded Identidad

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 5402 words.

This chapter explores issues of power in the relationship of the scholar and the community of study as well as the promises and limits of “native” research. It contends that scholars must...

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Communities at Maturity

Amy Hill Shevitz.

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River

August 2007; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8015 words.

This chapter discusses the maturity of the Jewish communities and settlements along the Ohio River. The first few decades of the new century were critical for the development of American...

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A Community of Labor

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick.

in Silk Stockings and Socialism

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12931 words.

This chapter is an introduction to the community, culture, and class relations of Greater Kensington. It delineates its history, the development of industries and institutions, the...

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The Arthurdale Community School

Sam F. Jr. Stack.

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 220 pages.

The book examines the Arthurdale School, which was created during the Great Depression and dedicated to the purpose of building community and preparing students for participation in...

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Family and Community

WILLIAM DUSINBERRE.

in Slavemaster President

February 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3305 words.

Like slaves elsewhere, Polk's bondpeople established as strong family and community lives as was feasible. But the strength of their family institutions was weakened by the prevalence of...

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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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