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The French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power

Richard F. Kuisel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151816
eISBN:
9781400839971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151816.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

There are over 1,000 McDonald's on French soil. Two Disney theme parks have opened near Paris in the last two decades. And American-inspired vocabulary such as “le weekend” has been absorbed into the ... More


The American Way

Suellen Hoy

in Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111286
eISBN:
9780199854011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111286.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter talks about the gradual integration of the then nationwide concern on cleanliness to personal and individual concern. It tackles the effort and work of Booker T. Washington to inculcate ... More


“A Language That He Wants to and Must Forget” (1918)

B. Sheyfer

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/9780814757437.003.0034
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is a letter disagreeing with the Arbeter Ring's educational policies. It argues that the efforts of the organization's National Education Committee are being wasted on teaching their ... More


Maintaining Community

Amy Hill Shevitz

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124308
eISBN:
9780813134932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter provides a description of the Jewish communities in America during the nineteenth century. The small Jewish communities showed remarkable institutional persistence, holding together to ... More


Citizenship for Americanized Chinese (1897)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0026
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Wong had not maintained any communication with his son or his wife since he fled China for Yokohama in 1873. He finally received his first word from his family in China in 1896. Wong amassed a list ... More


Immigrants and Ethnics: Post–World War II Italian Immigration and Boston’s North End (1945–2016)

James S. Pasto

in New Italian Migrations to the United States: Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040955
eISBN:
9780252099496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040955.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter presents post-World War II Italian immigration to Boston’s North End against tropes of mafia, racial conflict, and white flight in favor of analysis in terms of segmented assimilation ... More


U.S. Colonialism, Migration, and Sexualities: The Filipino American Case

Yen Le Espiritu

in Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772522
eISBN:
9780814723814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772522.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter studies how immigration between the Philippines and the United States has altered men's and women's sexual lives. Focusing on Filipino immigrants, the chapter argues that, owing to the ... More


Introduction: The Many Storytellers of Asian American Fiction

Stephen Hong Sohn

in Racial Asymmetries: Asian American Fictional Worlds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800070
eISBN:
9781479800551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800070.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter argues that Asian American literature is traditionally understood as a body of texts written in English that depicts a specific social history in which individuals of ... More


The Courier League

Samuel O. Regalado

in Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037351
eISBN:
9780252094538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037351.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the proliferation of baseball in Seattle—another point of entry for the Japanese coming to the Americas in the late nineteenth century. The Seattle Japanese community was very ... More


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