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Planning Mombasa

Justin Willis

in Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203209
eISBN:
9780191675782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203209.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes what efforts were made to reshape the town of Mombasa through town planning by the administration. In Mombasa, the authorities sought to remake urban physical space in order to ... More


Town and Countryside

Eduardo Posada-Carbó

in The Colombian Caribbean: A Regional History 1870-1950

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206286
eISBN:
9780191677069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206286.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Rural life in the Colombian Caribbean did not revolve only around crops and livestock. Alongside an overwhelmingly rural picture — where farms were gradually turning into villages and villages into ... More


The Death and Life of Sosloviia in the Post-Reform Empire

Alison K. Smith

in For the Common Good and Their Own Well-Being: Social Estates in Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199978175
eISBN:
9780190215590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199978175.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, World Modern History

This chapter looks at the ways that sosloviia, and particularly the process of gaining or leaving a soslovie, were altered during and after the era of the Great Reforms. During the reign of Alexander ... More


From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame

Mark Monmonier

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534657
eISBN:
9780226534640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534640.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Brassiere Hills, Alaska. Mollys Nipple, Utah. Outhouse Draw, Nevada. In the early twentieth century, it was common for towns and geographical features to have salacious, bawdy, and even derogatory ... More


“I’d Never Had Pain Like That—A Searing, Dying Agony”: Racialized Clandestine Abortion

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the methods African women used to procure abortion prior to colonialism and the importation to South Africa of colonial laws prohibiting abortion. It explains why clandestine ... More


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