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Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Josie Underwood

Nancy Disher Baird (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A well-educated, outspoken member of a politically prominent family in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Josie Underwood (1840–1923) left behind one of the few intimate accounts of the Civil War written by a ... More


The Weimar Background

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Justifying one's suicide with reference to Germany's defeat in 1918 was common among nationalist men in the war's immediate aftermath, reflecting despair at their country's failure. For suicides, the ... More


Wartime suicides, 1939–1944

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

World War II began on September 1, 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland in a bloody campaign. The suicide rate closely mirrored Germany's fortunes in the war. When Germany's military fortunes ... More


The Origins of Neo-liberalism: Depression and Dictatorship

A. J. Nicholls

in Freedom with Responsibility: The Social Market Economy in Germany 1918-1963

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208525
eISBN:
9780191678059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208525.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the origin of the concepts of neo-liberalism, and it looks at the subsequent economic depression and dictatorship that came to Germany during the early 20th century. Walter ... More


Family and Tragedy in the Development of Corra Harris

Catherine Oglesby

in Corra Harris and the Divided Mind of the New South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032474
eISBN:
9780813038728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032474.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on family and tragedy in Corra Harris's life—all of which blended in a complex mixture that molded and developed her as a distinguished and widely published writer. This chapter ... More


Only Yesterday: Hope and Disillusionment at the End of a Century

Michael Dennis

in The New Economy and the Modern South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032917
eISBN:
9780813038407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032917.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Dreams of Silicon prosperity dominated Virginia's public life in the 1990s, but they failed to answer nagging questions about the economic hardship that so many Virginians faced. The rhetoric of ... More


Heroes or Traitors?

Paul Taylor

in Heroes or Traitors?: Experiences of Southern Irish Soldiers Returning from the Great War 1919-1939

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381618
eISBN:
9781781384954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381618.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Loyalist lobbying groups found it politically convenient to emphasize the victimisation of ex-servicemen, and later a republican historiography excluded them from the nation’s narrative; both factors ... More


Banished: Sojourns of the Damned

Guenter B. Risse

in Driven by Fear: Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco's House of Pestilence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039843
eISBN:
9780252097959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039843.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter demonstrates how scenes of severe human hardship illustrate and authenticate the San Francisco pesthouse experience. While legislation, politics, aversive emotions, and medical theories ... More


More Sinned Against Than Sinning

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes how the faith of Boston social workers regarding self-improvement was shaken by the increasing focus on poverty, neglect, and material hardship during the 1930s. It explains ... More


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