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Food Co-ops in America: Communities, Consumption, and Economic Democracy

Anne Meis Knupfer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451140
eISBN:
9780801467714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451140.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In recent years, American shoppers have become more conscious of their food choices and have increasingly turned to CSAs, farmers' markets, organic foods in supermarkets, and to joining and forming ... More


The Making of the Incompetent Indian

Tanis C. Thorne

in The World's Richest Indian: The Scandal over Jackson Barnett's Oil Fortune

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182989
eISBN:
9780199789030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182989.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the impact of legislative efforts to protect the landed estate of Indians. Members of Congress trying to protect the remaining landed estate of Indians followed a twisted ... More


“An Individuality All Its Own”: Tourist City and Tourist Citizens, 1876–1915

Catherine Cocks

in Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227460
eISBN:
9780520926493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227460.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about the turn-of-the-century city guidebooks and urban sketches that promoted new ways of approaching and moving about cities, and which helped to create the tourist as a distinct ... More


The Growth in Property Ownership by African Americans in Harlem

Kevin McGruder

in Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169141
eISBN:
9780231539258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169141.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the increased property ownership of blacks in Harlem. From 1910 to 1920 the African American residential presence in Harlem continued to grow, pushed both by the movement of ... More


Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Richard Harris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Each year, North Americans spend as much money fixing up their homes as they do buying new ones. This obsession with improving their dwellings has given rise to a multibillion-dollar industry that ... More


The End of the African American Welcome in Harlem

Kevin McGruder

in Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169141
eISBN:
9780231539258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169141.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on events in Harlem in 1904. The year was pivotal for African Americans then living in Harlem. Their unremarkable coexistence with the white residents, marked by fluid, informal ... More


Community-Based, “Catch-All” Organizing on New York’s Lower East Side

Lisa Phillips

in A Renegade Union: Interracial Organizing and Labor Radicalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037320
eISBN:
9780252094507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037320.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at how many of the older men who owned the small wholesale and retail shops throughout the Lower East Side either sold merchandise on a cart or as clerks in small shops. Salesmen ... More


Introduction

Richard Harris

in Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The home improvement industry involves many different players, from lenders to manufacturers and retailers. Then there are the media such as consumer magazines, television shows, and web sites and ... More


The Foundation of Home Ownership

Richard Harris

in Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the first half of the twentieth century, home ownership as a social norm was instrumental in the rise of the home improvement industry in North America. Although the Depression actually gave ... More


A Zelig of the American Cultural Economy

Richard Harris

in Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The rise of the home improvement industry was made possible by the collective prosperity that brought more people into the middle class. Although most property owners had always tried to maintain ... More


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