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Blind Eyes and Willful Ignorance: U.S. Foreign Policy, Media, and Foreign Evangelicals

Virginia Garrard‐Burnett

in Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit: Guatemala Under General Efrain Rios Montt, 1982-1983

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195379648
eISBN:
9780199869176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379648.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter uses newly declassified documents to examine how the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala turned a blind eye to the excesses of the Ríos Montt regime in order to help advance U.S. strategic goals ... More


The Politics of Imprisonment: How the Democratic Process Shapes the Way America Punishes Offenders

Vanessa Barker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195370027
eISBN:
9780199871315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370027.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines how the democratic process and social trust shape penal sanctioning in the United States. The research shows that higher levels of civic engagement tend to support milder ... More


The Board of Appellate Review

Ben Herzog

in Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814760383
eISBN:
9780814770962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760383.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Following the U.S. Supreme Court rulings and the ensuing legislative changes, the U.S. Department of State established the Board of Appellate Review to oversee the department’s expatriation ... More


The Evolution of a Nation: How Geography and Law Shaped the American States

Daniel Berkowitz and Karen B. Clay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136042
eISBN:
9781400840540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136042.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Although political and legal institutions are essential to any nation's economic development, the forces that have shaped these institutions are poorly understood. Drawing on rich evidence about the ... More


Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Robyn Muncy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691122731
eISBN:
9781400852413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691122731.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Josephine Roche (1886–1976) was a progressive activist, New Deal policymaker, and businesswoman. As a pro-labor and feminist member of Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, she shaped the founding ... More


Can Organizational Mechanisms Solve Minority Group Coordination Problems? Logic, Lessons, and Evidence from Legislative Caucuses in the American States

Kristin Kanthak and George A. Krause

in The Diversity Paradox: Parties, Legislatures, and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891726
eISBN:
9780199933433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891726.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the use of legislative member organizations, or caucuses, as catalysts for the type of coordination that was shown in the previous chapter to be beneficial for minority group ... More


Consular Dilemmas

Ben Herzog

in Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814760383
eISBN:
9780814770962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760383.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter presents the initial practical dilemmas that led the U.S. Department of State to adopt a policy of exclusive nationality. Letters and circulars exchanged between Washington and U.S. ... More


Losing Vietnam: How America Abandoned Southeast Asia

Ira A. Hunt, Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813142081
eISBN:
9780813142449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142081.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book chronicles the efforts of U.S. military and State Department officials after the official ceasefire in Vietnam who argued that severe congressional budget reductions would lead to the ... More


Colonial Amnesia: Rethinking Filipino “American” Settler Empowerment in the U.S. Colony of Hawai‘i

Dean Itsuji Saranillio

in Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830151
eISBN:
9780824869243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter argues that Filipinos in Hawai‘i are settlers who have been maneuvered by the U.S. settler state against Hawaiians, despite their shared histories of American colonization. Through ... More


Twenty-One. International Man of Music

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Schuman's activities with the U.S. State Department are explored in this chapter. The national and international profile of the Juilliard School of Music had grown considerably in part because of the ... More


National Law, Transnational Justice?

Susanna Rankin Bohme

in Toxic Injustice: A Transnational History of Exposure and Struggle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520278981
eISBN:
9780520959811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278981.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Beginning in 1999, DBCP-affected Nicaraguans organized a national movement for the passage of a law that would counter U.S. defendants’ forum non conveniens strategy by facilitating DBCP cases in ... More


“Melting Like Snow”

Gholam R. Afkhami

in The Life and Times of the Shah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253285
eISBN:
9780520942165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253285.003.0022
Subject:
History, Middle East History

By mid-November 1978, most experts at the U. S. Department of State had come to believe that the United States should be bracing for a post-shah Iran. The Iranian generals' view of their relationship ... More


7 The Board of Appellate Review

Ben Herzog

in Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814760383
eISBN:
9780814770962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760383.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Following the U.S. Supreme Court rulings and the ensuing legislative changes, the U.S. Department of State established the Board of Appellate Review to oversee the department’s expatriation ... More


The U.S. States

in Rules and Restraint: Government Spending and the Design of Institutions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226682594
eISBN:
9780226682617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226682617.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter, which analyzes the state spending outcomes and budgetary bargaining from three different perspectives to shed light on how budget rules shape fiscal practices in the states, also ... More


Conclusion: Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá/From Neither Here nor There

Deborah A. Boehm

in Intimate Migrations: Gender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789834
eISBN:
9780814789858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789834.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how migrants operate both within and outside of nation-states. Although individuals and families do act outside of state control, circumventing the state and strategically ... More


Introduction

Ismael García-Colón

in Land Reform in Puerto Rico: Modernizing the Colonial State, 19411969

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033631
eISBN:
9780813038476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033631.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Social forces in Puerto Rico drastically transformed the society during the middle decades of the twentieth century. This book specifically explores how the U.S. colonial state in Puerto Rico ... More


Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174525
eISBN:
9781400885183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174525.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1970s America, politicians began “getting tough” on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation's penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era's ... More


A Clearer Picture of this Country: Trailer Camping to Discover America

Terence Young

in Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the development and use of camping trailers, particularly the history of Airstream trailers and the company's colourful founder, Wally Byam. Byam initially came to Southern ... More


Conclusion

in Rules and Restraint: Government Spending and the Design of Institutions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226682594
eISBN:
9780226682617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226682617.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the prospects for future reforms, given the challenges of enforcement and the political problems associated with design. It evaluates the hurdles facing constitutional budget ... More


Conclusion: Forging an “Underclass”

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

in Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174525
eISBN:
9781400885183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174525.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter discusses how chronicling the recent history of the U.S. welfare state presents different challenges. Instead of making visible the towering institutions in plain sight, ... More


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