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The New Deal: A Global History

Kiran Klaus Patel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149127
eISBN:
9781400873623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149127.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book provides a radically new interpretation of a pivotal period in US history. The first comprehensive study of the New Deal in a global context, the book compares American responses to the ... More


America’s Chinese

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about how the ethnic Chinese throughout the United States greeted the news of the People's Republic of China's entry into the Korean War with immense trepidation. Almost overnight, ... More


Cosmic Dimensions: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's Omega Point

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter profiles the life and work of Jesuit priest and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Born in France, the priest worked for much of his adult life as a scientist in China, including ... More


The World Plague Epidemic of the 1890s

James C. Mohr

in Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162318
eISBN:
9780199788910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The bubonic plague pandemic of the 1890s originated in south-central China and spread through the rest of Asia and around the world along accelerated trade routes. Using the new science of ... More


The Diplomacy of Migration: Transnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War

Meredith Oyen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700149
eISBN:
9781501701474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700149.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the Cold War, both Chinese and American officials employed migration policy to pursue legitimacy, security, and prestige. They focused on allowing or restricting immigration, assigning refugee ... More


Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam

Gareth Porter

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239487
eISBN:
9780520940406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239487.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book offers an interpretation of how and why the United States went to war in Vietnam. It provides a challenge to the prevailing explanation that U.S. officials adhered blindly to a Cold War ... More


The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism

Karen Leong

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244221
eISBN:
9780520938632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244221.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout the history of the United States, images of China have populated the American imagination. Always in flux, these images shift rapidly, as they did during the early decades of the twentieth ... More


The War before the Communist Spring Offensive of 1951

William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood

in Passing the Test: Combat in Korea, April-June 1951

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134529
eISBN:
9780813135991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134529.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides context for the chapters that follow. It explains both U.S. and UN strategy and operations and those of the Communist Chinese and North Korean forces, which were preparing what ... More


Transnational Celebrations in Changing Political Climates

Chiou-Ling Yeh

in Making an American Festival: Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253506
eISBN:
9780520942431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253506.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1951, San Francisco's Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association staged a Chinese New Year celebration to “support the anti-communism policy of the U.S. government.” The parade's celebratory ... More


Lords of the Pacific: Sugar Barons in the Hawaiian and Philippine Islands

Richard P. Tucker

in Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220874
eISBN:
9780520923812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220874.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter takes a look at the sugar barons who built sugar plantations in the Hawaiian and Philippine Islands. The first section examines the trade in China, which was mostly cloth, timber, ... More


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