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Beyond 1968: The 1969 Black Monday Protest in Memphis

James Conway

in An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175515
eISBN:
9780813175706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175515.003.0014
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the aftermath of the sanitation strike and the assassination of Martin Luther King, the black community in Memphis achieved an unprecedented political mobilization, especially through the NAACP’s ... More


Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems

Didier Sornette

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175959
eISBN:
9781400885091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175959.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The scientific study of complex systems has transformed a wide range of disciplines in recent years, enabling researchers in both the natural and social sciences to model and predict phenomena as ... More


The Incongruities of Reform: Rights-Centered Liberalism and Legal Realism in the Early New Deal Years

in Reconsidering Roosevelt on Race: How the Presidency Paved the Road to Brown

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226500867
eISBN:
9780226561127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561127.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the rights-advocacy groups that initially drove the movement to expand civil rights and liberties protection at the federal level. These groups included industrial labor ... More


Capitalist Realism: The 1987 Stock Market Crash and the New Proprietary of Tom Wolfe and Oliver Stone

Leigh Claire La Berge

in Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199372874
eISBN:
9780199372898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372874.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores how finance began to stand in for “the economy” through the journalistic and realistic representation of the 1987 stock market crash. It is centered on Tom Wolfe’s novel The ... More


Becoming Displaced

in Transforming Displaced Women in Sudan: Politics and the Body in a Squatter Settlement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226001999
eISBN:
9780226002019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226002019.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the fundamental processes that result in displacement and the complex problems to which it gives rise. War as an act of aggression and dominance obliterates people's basic ... More


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