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Composers' Dilemmas

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0043
Subject:
Music, Popular

The point of departure for John Benson Brooks for his “Alabama Concerto” was a series of field recordings made by Harold Courtlander and this featured on Folkways as “Negro Folk Music of Alabama.” He ... More


Asser: Battleground of Scholarship Charnel: House of Scholars

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the earliest extant biography of an English king in Asser's Life of King Alfred. It notes that the immediacy of this extraordinary source is heightened by Asser's claim to be ... More


Neurotic Saint and Invalid King

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the contribution to knowledge about the private life and personality of King Alfred made by the author of Life, which is in conflict with much of what is known about Alfred from ... More


Death of a Generation: How the Assassinations of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War

Howard Jones

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176056
eISBN:
9780199850051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176056.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When John F. Kennedy was shot, millions were left to wonder how America, and the world, would have been different had he lived to fulfill the enormous promise of his presidency. For many historians ... More


The Circle of John Mair

Alexander Broadie

in A History of Scottish Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616275
eISBN:
9780748652471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616275.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

John Mair was the centre of a circle at the University of Paris. Among the Scots were George Lokert, William Manderston and Robert Galbraith. Three other Scots who were in the circle of John Mair in ... More


The Affluent Society Revisited

Mike Berry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686506
eISBN:
9780191766374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686506.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This book looks at the background to and causes of the global economic crisis that erupted in 2008 and is with us still. It does this by revisiting a classic book of the past, John Kenneth ... More


Why Revisit The Affluent Society?

Mike Berry

in The Affluent Society Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686506
eISBN:
9780191766374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686506.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The rationale for the book’s focus and themes is outlined. The Affluent Society is ‘one of those books’ that define the economics discipline, standing in a long line starting with Adam Smith’s Wealth ... More


The 1950s Limited Government, Limited Affluence

Frank Stricker

in Why America Lost the War on Poverty—and How to Win it

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831113
eISBN:
9781469603575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882290_stricker.5
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Many Americans favorably viewed the decade of the 1950s, remembering it as a time of prosperity and moral calm. There were also unfavorable sentiments, however, especially the notion that economic ... More


The New Man Wants Your Soul: Critiquing Managerial Capitalism (1945–1960s)

Christian Olaf Christiansen

in Progressive Business: An Intellectual History of the Role of Business in American Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198701033
eISBN:
9780191770500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701033.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

As World War II faded into the background, ideas of progressive and ethical business were soon met with criticism from a diversity of economic and political stances, especially concerning the raison ... More


‘Shaken’

Rudra Chaudhuri

in Forged in Crisis: India and the United States Since 1947

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199354863
eISBN:
9780199388271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354863.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

Recounting India’s humiliating defeat against Chinese forces in the latter quarter of 1962, this chapter argues how even shattered Indian elites sought to safeguard Indian interests whilst at the ... More


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