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“Strong, Firm, and Correct Propaganda” (1886)

Di Nyu-Yorker Yidishe Folkstsaytung

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes a program for the debut issue of a radical Yiddish weekly, Di nyu-yorker yidishe folkstsaytung. Espousing socialism and proto-Jewish nationalism, the program aims to address ... More


The Friction That We Name Grief

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126280
eISBN:
9780199854165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

By the spring of 1887, even though he had contempt for journalism as a profession, Ambrose Bierce had already been writing for two decades. He started his writing as an apprentice with Californian, ... More


Reporting the Retreat: War Correspondents in Burma, 1942

Philip Woods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190657772
eISBN:
9780190686512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657772.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The British defeat in Burma at the hands of the Japanese in 1942 marked the longest retreat in British army history and the beginning of the longest campaign in the Second World War. It also marked a ... More


Convenience and Innovation: The Mid-Twentieth Century

John van Willigen

in Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813146898
eISBN:
9780813151458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146898.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This was an era of paradox: there was more interest in both ethnic and so-called gourmet recipes, which required more sophisticated cooking techniques, and a parallel concern for convenience in meal ... More


The <i>PM</i> Years and the Science Writers at War

Jared S. Buss

in Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054438
eISBN:
9780813053172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054438.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 5 continues the narrative by charting Ley’s role as a weapons expert and journalist during the Second World War. This chapter puts forth a more complex argument surrounding the role of ... More


“America’s Most Interesting Daily” (1922)

Oswald Garrison Villard

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0035
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how the Yiddish daily Forverts is held in high esteem in liberal and social circles even outside of the immigrant Jewish community. It laments that few outside of the ... More


A Thousand Fond Memories and a Few Regrets

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.8
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Gloria Steinem and how she arranged for the author to have lunch with Marlo Thomas. In those days, Gloria was one of the few women doing serious advocacy journalism. She was ... More


Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Stefan Collini

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In a series of penetrating and attractively readable essays, Stefan Collini explores aspects of the literary and intellectual culture of Britain from the early twentieth century to the present. The ... More


‘New Orwells’?: Christopher Hitchens, Tony Judt, Timothy Garton Ash

Stefan Collini

in Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the work of three essayists and political commentators whose writing has attracted considerable attention in recent decades. Hitchens could be a dazzling and entertaining ... More


War Correspondents

Philip Woods

in Reporting the Retreat: War Correspondents in Burma, 1942

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190657772
eISBN:
9780190686512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657772.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter gives a brief outline of the historiography of the Burma campaign; military histories predominate, but there has been an increasing interest in the civilian experience, and also in the ... More


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