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1925–1927

Patrick McGilligan

in Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676552
eISBN:
9781452948942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676552.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the making of Metropolis, which Lang envisioned as the “costliest and most ambitious picture ever” made in Europe, with thousands of extras, huge sets, special effects that ... More


Adding Religion to Chicago’s Story

Paul D. Numrich and Elfriede Wedam

in Religion and Community in the New Urban America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199386840
eISBN:
9780199386871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199386840.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 argues that a full telling of Chicago’s story must include attention to the religion factor. From the 1600s to the 1930s, Chicago transformed from a frontier town into an industrial ... More


Amelia Alderson and Mrs Opie: ‘more of the woman’

Harriet Guest

in Unbounded Attachment: Sentiment and Politics in the Age of the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686810
eISBN:
9780191767067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686810.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter four discusses the opportunities which Amelia Alderson Opie grasped with so much enthusiasm on her visits to London in the 1790s - the chance to meet leading radicals and reformers, and to ... More


Bayesian computation (MCMC)

Ziheng Yang

in Molecular Evolution: A Statistical Approach

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199602605
eISBN:
9780191782251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602605.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter provides a detailed introduction to modern Bayesian computation. The Metropolis–Hastings algorithm is illustrated using a simple example of distance estimation between two sequences. A ... More


Booʼlaʼck.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter gives an account of the distant view of the Egyptian metropolis and its environs: the Nile being at its highest point. This chapter also discusses the general appearance of Boo'la'ck, ... More


The Bourgeois City

in Barcelona's Vocation of Modernity: Rise and Decline of an Urban Image

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758321
eISBN:
9780804787505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758321.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In 1848, the first railroad in the Iberian Peninsula and the eleventh in the world was inaugurated. Known as the Barcelona-Mataró line, it represented a dramatic leap in urbanization that permanently ... More


Catholic Spirits

Josef Sorett

in Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199844937
eISBN:
9780190606640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844937.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter follows the rise of a racial catholicity; a formation that reflected the convergence of a shift toward the universal in black writing and the marked expansion of an African American ... More


Chicago

Sonja D. Williams

in Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039874
eISBN:
9780252097980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039874.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Richard Durham's new life in Chicago, where his family moved in August 1923 on board an Illinois Central Railroad train. In searching for her family's new home in Chicago, ... More


Chicago Made: Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis

Robert Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226477015
eISBN:
9780226477046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477046.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the lumberyards and meatpacking factories of the Southwest Side to the industrial suburbs that arose near Lake Calumet at the turn of the twentieth century, manufacturing districts shaped ... More


Chicago, the Mighty City

in Chicago Made: Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226477015
eISBN:
9780226477046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477046.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chicago shot to industrial preeminence almost overnight, becoming America's second largest industrial metropolis by 1900. While it never matched New York, the city's industrial growth was ... More


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