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 Go West, Young Man

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter begins with a description of Webb's move to Chicago where he worked as a jeweler. Webb married Laura Conger in Chicago on May 4, 1870, but she disappeared the night of the Great Fire. It ... More


The Restoration: A Political and Religious History of England and Wales, 1658–1667

Ronald Hutton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203926
eISBN:
9780191676048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203926.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The years 1658–67 form one of the most vital and eventful periods in English history, witnessing the Plague, the Great Fire of London, the naval wars against the Dutch, and, above all, the ... More


f o u r f o u r The Conversion to Newton

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s studies from 1754 to 1757, the application of his dynamic perspectives to fire, tides, the Earth’s rotation, climate, winds, and earthquakes. Section 1 surveys the ... More


“Forsaking All for Jesus”: F. M. Messenger and Burning Bush Communalism

William Kostlevy

in Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377842
eISBN:
9780199777204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1905, the MCA acquired the Fountain Spring House, an old resort hotel in Waukesha Wisconsin. Rejecting private property the MCA insisted that all true Christians would give up their possessions. ... More


‘After-Birth-Inscriptions’:1 Historical Disputes and the Great Fire of London

Peter Hinds

in ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’: Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264430
eISBN:
9780191733994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the close association of Catholics with fire and the firing of cities. It looks particularly at the resonant memory of the 1666 Great Fire. The chapter considers the Monument ... More


Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Gregory L. Simon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This book investigates the ongoing politics, folly, and avarice shaping the production of increasingly widespread yet dangerous suburban and exurban landscapes. The 1991 Oakland Hills Tunnel Fire is ... More


The Zemblan Who Came in from the Cold: Nabokov’s Cold War

Steven Belletto

in No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199826889
eISBN:
9780199932382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826889.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Vladimir Nabokov has been taken by many readers to be pugnaciously apolitical in his work—indeed, until very recently, few critics have thought of Nabokov as engaging political questions at all. ... More


Water, Earthquake, and Fire

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Two leaders emerged as San Francisco pursued the valley: Mayor James Phelan and naturalist John Muir. Both were determined and led strong constituencies, and each held competing views of the meaning ... More


THE GREAT BALTIMORE FIRE

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter gives new information about the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, which destroyed more than 140 acres and left 35,000 Baltimoreans jobless. The event ranks with the Chicago fire of 1871 and ... More


Camerawork

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates the camerawork in Hawks’ films and the director’s working relationships with cameramen. Hawks comments on cameraman Gregg Toland’s work in Ball of Fire. He also discusses ... More


Music

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0031
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hawks discusses the challenges of incorporating music into his pictures. He talks about working with several composers over the course of his career, his fondness for jazz, and his choice to cast ... More


Survey of the Colour Vision Demands in Fire-Fighting

Stephen J. Dain and Laura E. Hughes

in Normal and Defective Colour Vision

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525301
eISBN:
9780191584947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.003.0036
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter describes a survey of colour contingent tasks with regard to colours used, redundancy of coding, and significance of error, both safety and financial. From this, researchers identified ... More


The Guts and the Glory: Pressfield’s Spartans at the Gates of Fire

Emma Bridges

in Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars: Antiquity to the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279678
eISBN:
9780191707261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279678.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

One artistic genre that has received comparatively little attention in studies of the reception of ancient history is that of the historical novel. This chapter shows that literary snobbery regarding ... More


Youth and Pleasure 1725–1761

Peter D. G. Thomas

in John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses John Wilkes' early life, including his family background and his marriage to Mary Mead. It looks at Wilkes' introduction to the Hell Fire Club and his friendship with Thomas ... More


Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Adam Mack

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039188
eISBN:
9780252097225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039188.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A hundred years and more ago, a walk down a Chicago street invited an assault on the senses. Untiring hawkers shouted from every corner. The manure from thousands of horses lay on streets pooled with ... More


Who Is “My Nabokov”?

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter, the author talks about his unique association with Vladimir Nabokov. He recalls reading the Nabokov novel Lolita for the first time and how it has mystified him. He also read Pale ... More


Conclusion: From Excavating to Treating the Incendiary

Gregory L. Simon

in Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This concluding chapter begins by using the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona to illustrate the real risks and human tragedies that arise when fighting fires that threaten residential communities. The ... More


The Establishment and Development of the Chinese-Owned Insurance Sector

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Toward the end of the Qing Dynasty, foreign insurers in China began to open up to investments from local merchants. However, Chinese investors were entitled only to profits and not voting rights or ... More


Post–World War II Rejuvenation and Transformation

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The war nearly destroyed a century of painstaking effort among British firms in Hong Kong and China. The colony's insurance sector was not spared the havoc. In face of imminent invasion, foreign ... More


The gatherer-hunters and their world

I. G. Simmons

in Global Environmental History: 10,000 BC to AD 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621583
eISBN:
9780748670765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621583.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

For about 99% of the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens, we have been gathers and hunters. This-life way has largely disappeared except in a few marginal environments but carried distinctively low ... More


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