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Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Louis Hyman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Before the twentieth century, personal debt resided on the fringes of the American economy, the province of small-time criminals and struggling merchants. By the end of the century, however, the most ... More


Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Lily Geismer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book traces the reorientation of modern liberalism and the Democratic Party away from their roots in labor union halls of northern cities to white-collar professionals in postindustrial ... More


The Problem

Christopher F. Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg

in The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159751
eISBN:
9781400852697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159751.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explains how it is one of the best documented facts of American politics that groups with less power and authority in society are less likely to participate in politics. People typically ... More


International at the Creation: Early Modern American History

Karen Ordahl Kupperman

in Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230576
eISBN:
9780520936034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230576.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter states that in early American history, the boundaries that were honored with the title “American history” were meaningless. The beginning of the chapter presents one version of the ... More


Introduction

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book presents the criticism of modern democracy. It aims to emphasize that the criticism of, and not simply “debate about” or a “discourse concerning” democracy is meant. Athenian democracy has ... More


The Cremation of Baron De Palm

Stephen Prothero

in Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208162
eISBN:
9780520929746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208162.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The corpse of Baron Joseph Henry Louis Charles De Palm went up in flames in an event billed as the first cremation in modern America. Opponents denounced it as Satan's errand. Cremation was superior ... More


City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Daniel J. Walkowitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794692
eISBN:
9780814784525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This is the story of English Country Dance, from its 18th-century roots in the English cities and countryside, to its transatlantic leap to the United States in the 20th century. The book argues that ... 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


Radio's Challenges: Public Intellectuals and the Problem of Mass Culture

in Radio's America: The Great Depression and the Rise of Modern Mass Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471914
eISBN:
9780226471938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471938.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses public intellectuals and the problem of mass culture. Radio's intellectual defenders' idea that mass culture bowed to the will of the populace had considerable endurance, but ... More


Introduction

Ronald D Eller

in Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125237
eISBN:
9780813135014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125237.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book aims to examine the politics of development in Appalachia since 1945 with an eye toward exploring the idea of progress as it has evolved in modern America itself. This section provides that ... More


Growth and Development

Ronald D Eller

in Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125237
eISBN:
9780813135014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125237.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the vital role played by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) in the modernization of Appalachia during the decades after the waning of the antipoverty crusade. It notes ... More


Gnosticism Out on a Limb

April D. DeConick

in The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Closing remarks that leave reader to wonder about the therapeutic and personal shape of religion in modern America; debt to the ancient Gnostics who altered the very fabric of religion. Engages the ... More


Introduction

Stephen Prothero

in Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208162
eISBN:
9780520929746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208162.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Death changes humans in an instant into something completely new. Spirit, soul, and mind flash away, and what was once a living body becomes a new creation. The American ways of death—burial and ... More


Decorating Holiday Bags at the Friends Seminary, Making Dinner in the Kitchen

in Heaven's Kitchen: Living Religion at God's Love We Deliver

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042817
eISBN:
9780226042831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042831.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter attempts to study religion in daily life as well as looking at dissatisfaction with recent debates about the character of religious life in modern America. It aims to generate some ... More


Media, Messages, and Emotions

Brenton J. Malin

in Doing Emotions History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038051
eISBN:
9780252095320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038051.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers links between media and emotion in a modern American context. It traces certain understandings of emotion in order to tell a story about how American media critics have ... More


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