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In Pursuit of Gold: Chinese American Miners and Merchants in the American West

Sue Fawn Chung

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036286
eISBN:
9780252093340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036286.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Both a history of an overlooked community and a well-rounded reassessment of prevailing assumptions about Chinese immigrants in the American West, this book brings to life the world of ... More


Barrhead

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the life and developments at Barrhead, Ellen Dawson's birthplace. One of Scotland's earliest industrial towns, Barrhead emerged in 1780 through a partnership of merchants from ... More


Case Studies in Irrigation and Community: Twin Falls and Rupert

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines two different agricultural communities in Snake River Valley in Idaho: one at Rupert and the other at Twin Falls. It reveals that while irrigation was never the solution William ... More


January 1909: Kentucky and Tennessee

Elizabeth McCutchen Williams

in Appalachian Travels: The Diary of Olive Dame Campbell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136448
eISBN:
9780813141404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136448.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Stopping at schools and colleges along the way, the Campbells heard stories of the family and community feuds in Kentucky, the most famous of which was the Hatfield-McCoy war which was fought across ... More


The Model Scout

Carol Boggess

in James Still: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174181
eISBN:
9780813174815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts Jim Still’s adolescent and high school experiences. As World War I ended, the family moved from the country to town and young Still began playing baseball and visiting the ... More


Thailand’s “77th Province”: Culinary Tourism in Thai Town

Mark Padoongpatt

in Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293731
eISBN:
9780520966925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293731.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 explores "Thai Town" in East Hollywood (established in 1999) to highlight the role of culinary tourism in Thai American struggles for a right to the global city. It charts the history of ... More


American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

David Pedersen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Over the past half-century, El Salvador has transformed dramatically. Historically reliant on primary exports such as coffee and cotton, the country emerged from a brutal civil war in 1992 to find ... More


Epilogue

Julio Capó Jr.

in Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635200
eISBN:
9781469635217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635200.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The epilogue introduces some of the major changes that came about after World War II and their effects on Miami’s queer individuals and communities. Miami’s liberal policy remained in place—albeit ... More


The Terrible News in Each Morning’s Paper: The War Abroad and at Home

Leonard Rogoff

in Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630793
eISBN:
9781469630816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630793.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Weil in the late 1930s confronted rising anti-Semitism in America as well as Europe. An advocate of world peace and disarmament, she saw the war effort as necessary to defeat Hitler. She remained ... More


City Building and Boundary Making

Andrew R. Highsmith

in Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 1900 and 1940, Flint rose to prominence as the manufacturing hub for General Motors. As America’s national obsession with automobiles took root, Flint, a quintessential company town, ... More


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