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Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

An option strategy involving either a purchased call and a written put or a written call and a purchased put for the same expiry date (cf. conversion; reverse conversion). Also known as a c...

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Breaking Ties, Building Fences

Rachel St. John.

in Line in the Sand

June 2011; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11633 words.

This chapter looks at the decade of war that included both the Mexican Revolution and the United States' participation in the First World War, describing how war transformed the border from...

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Good Fences

Asa McKercher.

in Camelot and Canada

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 15951 words.

John Kennedy was not the first American president with whom John Diefenbaker dealt, and so for the sake of comparison, this chapter reviews the Eisenhower administration’s handling of the...

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To the Stone Fence

Earl J. Hess.

in Pickett's Charge—The Last Attack at Gettysburg

November 2001; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 18894 words.

This chapter describes events after the Confederates reached Emmitsburg Road. They arrived about fifteen or twenty minutes after the start of the attack, and the two wings, Pettigrew's and...

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Behind the White Picket Fence

Sarah Mayorga-Gallo.

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 224 pages.

Creekridge Park is a multi-ethnic, mixed-income urban neighborhood in Durham, North Carolina. In order to better understand what living in a multi-ethnic neighborhood means to residents and...

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High Tide

Earl J. Hess.

in Pickett's Charge—The Last Attack at Gettysburg

November 2001; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 20081 words.

While Pickett's division had a firm line—the stone fence and the earthwork—to crowd up to, Rebel forces on the left had only an indistinct demarcation for their high tide. The stone fence...

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War of Nerves

William L. Shea.

in Fields of Blood

November 2009; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7504 words.

This chapter focuses on Fayetteville—a country town that still had the power to charm even after being bruised and battered by eighteen months of war. “Fayetteville is the nicest country...

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Land, Taxes, And Participation

David D. Hall.

in A Reforming People

August 2012; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 16044 words.

This chapter discusses how the efforts of colonists to introduce new taxation and land distribution policies in their colonies resulted in strong reactions from the inhabitants of the...

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The Wall

Stephanie Elizondo Griest.

in All the Agents and Saints

July 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8803 words.

The most inane obstacle that undocumented immigrants face upon reaching U.S. soil is the 670-mile border wall that Congress erected after passing the 2006 Secure Border Fence Act. The...

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“Unconquered in Spirit”

Rod Gragg.

in Covered with Glory

March 2010; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8330 words.

This chapter illustrates the bloody mess on Emmitsburg Road. As the troops on the Confederate left fell back under the storm of Federal fire, many halted in the lane and lay on their...

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Fight for the Borden House

William L. Shea.

in Fields of Blood

November 2009; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7052 words.

This chapter describes how the survivors of the Confederate counterattack struggled to regroup atop the Ridge amid renewed Union artillery fire. Fagan's four Arkansas regiments formed a...

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Huntsville Becomes the “Rocket City”

Monique Laney.

in German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie

June 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 10646 words.

This chapter examines how rocket engineers from Nazi Germany helped transform Huntsville into a “Rocket City.” When the German rocket experts and their families moved from Fort Bliss,...

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Sherman Decides to Strike

Earl J. Hess.

in Kennesaw Mountain

April 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9171 words.

This chapter describes how the Confederates worked all night on June 22 to clear the battlefield of their dead and wounded. Their failure to find all of them before dawn forced an end to...

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The scene was wild and desolating

Kent Masterson Brown.

in Retreat from Gettysburg

April 2005; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9120 words.

This chapter chronicles the tortuous journey on which General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia embarked as they made their retreat to Virginia during the Battle of Gettysburg...

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Country and Town

Edward L. Ayers.

in Southern Crossing

July 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9906 words.

This chapter discusses the plights of a regular Southern farmer and his climb up the “agricultural ladder”. Merchants were of equal importance in the Southern agricultural scene and had...

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Esther Wheelwright

Ann M. Little.

in The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 10787 words.

This chapter shows the clothing discipline in New England. Men and women, from toddlers to adults, wore knee-length, loose-fitting linen shirts both to bed and under their daytime clothing....

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Spotsylvania, May 8–11

Earl J. Hess.

in Trench Warfare Under Grant & Lee

September 2007; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6780 words.

This chapter discusses Grant's decision to disengage at the Wilderness and move on to the strategic crossroads at Spotsylvania Court House. The move began at 8:30 p.m., with the Fifth Corps...

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Revealing Vulnerabilities

Erin Stewart Mauldin.

in Unredeemed Land

January 2019; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12786 words.

The Civil War precipitated the breakdown of southerners’ extensive land-use system by removing vital agricultural resources and accelerating ongoing environmental damage. For four years,...

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Public Lands and Political Meaning

Karen Merrill.

July 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 293 pages.

The history of the American West is a history of struggles over land, and none has inspired so much passion and misunderstanding as the conflict between ranchers and the federal government...

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As Furious as the Last Horseman of a Legion of the Bitter-End

Jennifer Ritterhouse.

in Discovering the South

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7616 words.

This chapter centers on Daniels's interviews with Birmingham industrialist Charles F. DeBardeleben and labor organizer William Mitch of the United Mine Workers (UMW) and Congress of...

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American Agriculture, 1800–1862

Richard Lyman Bushman.

in The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century

May 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9096 words.

After 1800, the primary market for agricultural products shifted from overseas ports to cities in the United States. Growing urban populations created an ever-increasing demand, not only...

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