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/ IDEAS: Franklin Roosevelt's Progressive Era Influences

Neil M. Maher

in Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Enviromental Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306019
eISBN:
9780199867820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306019.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter One examines the ideological origins of New Deal conservation and the CCC. It begins by showing how the idea for the Corps originated both from Roosevelt's early experiences with the ... More


Speech out of Thin Air: , 530 U.S. 640 (2000)

Randall P. Bezanson

in Too Much Free Speech?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037115
eISBN:
9780252094224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037115.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the Supreme Court's decision in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale. Since age eight, James Dale had been a Scout in his home town of Monmouth, New Jersey. By 1988, when he finished ... More


The Fit Male Body, Nation, and Empire

Ina Zweiniger‐Bargielowska

in Managing the Body: Beauty, Health, and Fitness in Britain 1880-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199280520
eISBN:
9780191594878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280520.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The question of national physique was catapulted to the forefront of public debate amidst revelations of high rejection rates among military recruits during the Boer War, 1899‐1902. Military ... More


Mobilized Childhood Responds to the Threat

Margaret Peacock

in Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618579
eISBN:
9781469618593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618579.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the shift in image of the Cold War child into an activist for the promotion of government-led peace around the world and a symbol of international legitimacy for the Soviet ... More


On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth

Jay Mechling

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226517049
eISBN:
9780226517032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226517032.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the folk customs of adolescent males in the Boy Scouts of America during a summer encampment in California's Sierra Nevada. Drawing on more than twenty years of research and ... More


Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: "Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930"

Benjamin René Jordan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627656
eISBN:
9781469627670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627656.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Contrary to works arguing that both Boy Scouting and mainstream American manhood emphasized primitive virility and martial aggression in the early twentieth century, this book demonstrates that the ... More


Signs of the Times: The Dale Opinion

Andrew Koppelman and Tobias Barrington Wolff

in A Right to Discriminate?: How the Case of Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale Warped the Law of Free Association

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121278
eISBN:
9780300155921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121278.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the reasoning in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale. It argues that the Supreme Court's opinion in the case offers a useful cautionary lesson in First Amendment jurisprudence: ... More


Reviving England

Simon Featherstone

in Englishness: Twentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623655
eISBN:
9780748651764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines three private initiatives of national recovery during the main period of English revivalism. It states that the Boy Scouts of Robert Baden-Powell and the English folk-dance ... More


Jack and Esther’s Paths to Activism and Each Other

Sara Rzeszutek Haviland

in James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166254
eISBN:
9780813166735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166254.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

James Jackson and Esther Cooper were raised in similar middle-class, talented-tenth black households with politically engaged parents. Jack grew aware of race, segregation, and economic inequality by ... More


Character Is Capital: Manufacturing Habit in Mark Twain’s Character Factory

James B. Salazar

in Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741306
eISBN:
9780814786536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741306.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the pedagogy of “habit” through a reading of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889). By tracing the novel's formal inversion of the realist modes of ... More


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