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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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Public Housing in Urban America

D. Bradford Hunt.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; Urban History; Labour History. 8589 words.

Public housing emerged during the New Deal as a progressive effort to end the scourge of dilapidated housing in American cities. Reformers argued that the private market had failed to...

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Puerto Ricans in the United States

Lorrin Thomas.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Labour History; US Cultural History; Urban History. 11780 words.

Puerto Rican migrants have resided in the United States since before the Spanish-Cuban-American War of 1898, when the United States took possession of the island of Puerto Rico as part of...

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American Labor and Working-Class History, 1900–1945

Jeffrey Helgeson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; Urban History; Labour History. 14249 words.

Early 20th century American labor and working-class history is a subfield of American social history that focuses attention on the complex lives of working people in a rapidly changing...

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