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Landscape Architect

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter describes the story of the chestnut blight epidemic in the eastern United States, a fungal disease that reshaped the entire landscape. The chestnut was a dominant tree in American ... More


Break Beats in the Bronx: Rediscovering Hip-Hop's Early Years

Joseph C., Jr. Ewoodzie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632759
eISBN:
9781469632773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632759.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The origin story of hip-hop—one that involves Kool Herc DJing a house party on Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx—has become received wisdom. But Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr. argues that the full story remains ... More


Prologue: The Present Past

James Carter

in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195398854
eISBN:
9780199894413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes the process by which writing a historical monograph became more biographical and personal through chance encounters with the subject’s colleagues and descendants. Meeting with ... More


The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Allen Jones

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This is the story of Allen Jones and his odyssey from the streets of the Bronx to a life as a professional athlete and banker in Europe, but it is also provides a unique vantage point on the history ... More


As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Janet Grossbach Mayer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Rundown, vermin-infested buildings; rigid, slow-to-react bureaucratic systems; children from broken homes and declining communities. How can a teacher succeed? How does a student not only survive but ... More


Tenacious Tamika

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Academic workshops were scheduled for each morning — Janet Mayer taught English and reading. Tamika stuck to her, and so began their relationship that has stuck for all these years. Although not all ... More


Bronx Beginnings

ALLEN JONES and Mark Naison

in The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is Allen Jones's story, and it is also the story of thousands of young men and women who grew up in that particular time and place, many of whom were not lucky enough to be pulled away from ... More


Bridging the Gap

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

There are so many other Bronx students and this chapter describes a few of them. A young man, a valedictorian some years ago, admitted to a few of his teachers, that he had been homeless for the last ... More


1963 and Me

ALLEN JONES and Mark Naison

in The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The year 1963 has become a permanent part of the memory of every American who is old enough to remember the events of that year. That fateful year has meaning for Allen Jones's personal history as ... More


Continuity and Change in New York City

Franklin E. Zimring

in The City that Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844425
eISBN:
9780199943357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844425.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter is a wide-ranging survey of population, social, and economic factors thought to influence crime trends. It marches through various data sets to test continuity or structural change in ... More


Senegalese Enclaves in New York City

Ousmane Oumar Kane

in The Homeland Is the Arena: Religion, Transnationalism, and the Integration of Senegalese Immigrants in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732302
eISBN:
9780199894611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732302.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter addresses the formation process of Senegalese neighborhoods. It identifies three areas with large concentrations of Senegalese people: the enclave in Harlem called “Little Senegal” or “ ... More


The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York

Neil J. Sullivan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331837
eISBN:
9780199851607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331837.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Timed to be released at the start of 2008 spring training, this book chronicles the entire history of a stadium that was home to the greatest dynasty in sports history, a stadium that saw its final ... More


The Cross and Other Jewish Stories

Lamed Shapiro

Leah Garrett (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110692
eISBN:
9780300134698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110692.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Lamed Shapiro (1878–1948) was the author of groundbreaking and controversial short stories, novellas, and essays. Himself a tragic figure, Shapiro led a life marked by frequent ocean crossing, ... More


Boy from the Bronx

Bruce Dancis

in Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter, the author presents a brief account of his growing up in a secular Jewish home in New York City during the 1950s and early 1960s, along with his encounter with racism and ... More


Neighbors and Teachers

Margaret M. McGuinness

in Neighbors and Missionaries: A History of the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239870
eISBN:
9780823239917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239870.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Twenty years after the founding of Madonna House, the Sisters of Christian Doctrine opened a second social settlement. Located in the Bronx, Ave Maria House offered the traditional programs founded ... More


Policy Frameworks: Scaling Civic Ecology Practices Up and Out

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

in Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028653
eISBN:
9780262327169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Three general steps move civic ecology practices from small local innovations to broader policy innovations: giving a label to the phenomenon (in our case “civic ecology”); becoming more effective as ... More


The Battle of the Northeast Bronx, Part 1

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the efforts to extend subway service into the Northeast Bronx. Originally proposed in 1928 as an extension of the IND Concourse Line, it would take on other forms. The task of ... More


Introduction

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is dedicated to Bronx students and to all urban students across the United States who not only have had to endure very difficult home problems but also have had to overcome abysmal school ... More


Nobody

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is about Nobody, Janet Mayer — an ordinary person. It describes how Mayer came to be the teacher she was and what she accomplished during more than three decades of teaching in the ... More


It Was the Worst of Times

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1975, the United States was in the midst of yet another economic crisis, and New York City was close to financial ruin. Mayor Abraham Beame and Governor Hugh Carey looked to President Gerald Ford ... More


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