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The Beaver and the Fleur-de-Lis

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Missionary endeavors in New France were different from those in Maryland and Latin America. French fur traders were mainly interested in commerce with the Native American, not his land. Killer ... More


Lewis & Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

Kris Fresonke and Irene Bloemraad (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228399
eISBN:
9780520937147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228399.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Two centuries after their expedition awoke the nation both to the promise and to the disquiet of the vast territory out west, Lewis and Clark still stir the imagination, and their adventure remains ... More


Resonant-mass detectors

Michele Maggiore

in Gravitational Waves: Volume 1: Theory and Experiments

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570745
eISBN:
9780191717666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570745.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes the basic principle of resonant-mass detectors, with emphasis on aspects that have an intrinsic conceptual interest, such as understanding how a GW interacts with a macroscopic ... More


War Stories and Tales from the Frontier

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter describes in detail captivity narratives and soldiers' memoirs from the Seven Years' War and the War of Independence of their encounters with Indians.


Travel

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian travel-writers were keen anthropologists. Faced by difficulties almost as great as Polyphemus or Scylla and Charybdis, some earned the status of epic heroes. Some were mere ‘wanderers’, ... More


Introduction

Jane I. Smith

in Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148053
eISBN:
9780199849277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148053.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The current encounter of Muslims with the West is tapping into a long and rich history of conquest, cooperation, fears, and misconceptions. From the earliest days of Islam as a religious and cultural ... More


Alien Plots: Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Inez ven der Spek

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238140
eISBN:
9781781380444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the heart of this study is a science fiction story by James Tiptree Jr (Alice Sheldon-Bradley, 1916–1987) about a brother and a sister (and fifty-eight other human beings) who encounter an alien ... More


Scientific Exploration and Empire

Robert A. Stafford

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Throughout the nineteenth century, Britain sustained a programme of scientific exploration linked directly with her Imperial and trading interests. It played an important role both in shaping and ... More


The Saga of Captain Cook 1

Hobbles Danaiyarri

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents an account of British explorer Captain James Cook’s discovery of Australia as recorded the memory of Hobbles Danaiyarri, an Aboriginal cultural custodian and cattle-station ... More


The Mobilization of Women

Geoffrey G. Field

in Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604111
eISBN:
9780191731686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Britain was second only to the USSR in the extent to which it mobilized women in the Second World War. This chapter discusses women's recruitment into war factories, the armed forces, and ... More


Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Ellen Ross (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Late-nineteenth-century Britain saw the privileged classes forsake society balls and gatherings to turn their considerable resources to investigating and relieving poverty. By the 1890s at least half ... More


On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Barbara Stein

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At a time when women could not vote, and very few were involved in the world outside the home, Annie Montague Alexander (1867–1950) was an intrepid explorer, amateur naturalist, skilled markswoman, ... More


Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa

Johannes Fabian

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221222
eISBN:
9780520923935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221222.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Explorers and ethnographers in Africa during the period of colonial expansion are usually assumed to have been guided by rational aims such as the desire for scientific knowledge, fame, or financial ... More


Southern outreach: New Zealand claims Antarctica from the ‘heroic era’ to the twenty-first century

Katie Pickles

in New Zealand'S Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719091537
eISBN:
9781526104120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091537.003.0013
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter considers New Zealand’s strong connection to, and evolving relationship with, Antarctica. New Zealand staked a claim to the Ross Dependency in 1923; in 1958 Sir Edmund Hillary completed ... More


The Chumash World at European Contact: Power, Trade, and Feasting Among Complex Hunter-Gatherers

Lynn Gamble

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254411
eISBN:
9780520942684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254411.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

When Spanish explorers and missionaries came onto Southern California's shores in 1769, they encountered the large towns and villages of the Chumash, a people who at that time were among the most ... More


Things, Sounds, and Spectacles

Johannes Fabian

in Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221222
eISBN:
9780520923935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221222.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Among the “strange things” that drew explorers outside the safe confines of rationally controlled inquiry were certain objects and performances. Realizing this adds an important dimension to the ... More


Charisma, Cannabis, and Crossing Africa: Explorers in the Land of Friendship

Johannes Fabian

in Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221222
eISBN:
9780520923935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221222.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Many discoveries entertained European readers, fed the greed for power and wealth of many nations, and made explorers famous. This chapter presents one discovery that was absent from ancient myths ... More


Beatrice (Potter) Webb

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Beatrice (Potter) Webb, a slum explorer and philanthropist. Born to a wealthy Gloucestershire businessman and his wife who were involved with the Charity Organization Society ... More


“The Story Is What Saves Us”: American Catholic Memoirs

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Autobiographical works such as Augustine's Confessions are the very foundation of Catholic Studies. Our understanding of the evolution of Catholic life in North America is deeply grounded in ... More


Down the Peninsula

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0025
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The wedge-shaped strip of territory known to all San Franciscans as “the Peninsula,” broad at its base in the south and pinched to a tip by ocean and Bay at its northern end, is a multicolored land. ... More


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