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Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

Jason Weems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816677504
eISBN:
9781452953533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677504.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The history of the American Midwest is marked by stories of inhabitants’ struggles to envision the unbroken expanses of their home landscape. During the 1920s and 1930s these attempts to visualize ... More


The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Grant Hayter-Menzies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is the story of two women from worlds that could not seem farther apart — imperial China and the American Midwest — who found common ground before and after one of the greatest clashes between ... More


Pioneering Visions: The Midwestern Grid, the Atlas, and An Aerial Imagination

Jason Weems

in Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816677504
eISBN:
9781452953533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677504.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The story of aeriality and midwesternness is a complicated mixture of innovation and continuity. It begins with an assessment of preaviation aerial gazes as a means of seeing, conceptualizing, and ... More


“Every Woman Deviating from the Code”: Cultural Lag, Moral Contagion, and Social Disintegration

Maureen A. Molloy

in On Creating a Usable Culture: Margaret Mead and the Emergence of American Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831165
eISBN:
9780824869236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831165.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses Mead's least well known work, The Changing Culture of an Indian Tribe (1932). Located in the American Midwest—far from her usual ethnographic locus in the Pacific—the book ... More


Lederman's Vision

in Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226346236
eISBN:
9780226346250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the leadership of Leon M. Lederman as director of the Fermilab. It provides a biographical background of Lederman and describes his leadership style. Like Robert R. Wilson, ... More


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