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The Harlem Revolts of 1935 and 1943

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Racial tensions have been recurring phenomena deeply embedded in New York City's past, as they have been in American history in general. Among others, there were significant protests in Harlem in ... More


Malaysia, 1981–1997: Islamization and Capitalist Development

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

in The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144260
eISBN:
9780199833931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144260.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the 1980s, Malaysia adopted the policy of state‐led Islamization. The ruling UMNO party co‐opted ABIM, fashioned itself as an Islamically oriented party, and adopted many Islamist ideas. The state ... More


American Allegory: Lindy Hop and the Racial Imagination

Black Hawk Hancock

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226043074
eISBN:
9780226043241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043241.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

“Perhaps,” wrote Ralph Ellison more than seventy years ago, “the zoot suit contains profound political meaning; perhaps the symmetrical frenzy of the Lindy-hop conceals clues to great potential ... More


The Individual and the “General Situation”: Defining the Race Problem at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Education, Training, and Research in Race Relations

Leah N. Gordon

in From Power to Prejudice: The Rise of Racial Individualism in Midcentury America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226238449
eISBN:
9780226238586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226238586.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

Chapter Three examines the University of Chicago’s Committee on Education, Training, and Research in Race Relations (CETRRR), which sociologist Louis Wirth established in 1947 to produce and ... More


Voices of contention and BBC programming

Darrell M. Newton

in Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081675
eISBN:
9781781702840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081675.003.0026
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter begins with an examination of the 1960s, and looks at heightened concerns about urban unrest following the riots at Notting Hill and in Nottingham. Each event created further concerns ... More


Soldiers’ Interlude: The Symptoms of Withdrawal

Gregory A. Daddis

in No Sure Victory: Measuring U.S. Army Effectiveness and Progress in the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199746873
eISBN:
9780199897179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746873.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 8 concentrates on how MACV assessed the organizational effectiveness of U.S. Army units serving in Vietnam in 1970. Did officers sense there had been a deterioration of combat effectiveness ... More


The Race of a More Perfect Union: James Baldwin, Segregated Memory, and the Presidential Race

P. J. Brendese

in A Political Companion to James Baldwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813169910
eISBN:
9780813174761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169910.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses the 2008 election of President Barack Obama to examine racial tensions and divisions present in memory, both between and within black and white Americans. P. J. Brendese’s study of ... More


Brooklyn's Dodgers: The Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball, 1947–1957

Carl E. Prince

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115789
eISBN:
9780199854066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book captures the intensity of the Brooklyn Dodgers' relationship to its community in the 1950s. Ethnic and racial tensions were part and parcel of a working-class borough; the Dodgers' presence ... More


Race at Cornell

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick

in Cornell: A History, 1940-2015

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801444258
eISBN:
9780801471896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444258.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter examines the civil rights era at Cornell University, with particular emphasis on the issue of race. The civil rights era at Cornell began in April 1961, when Martin Luther King Jr. urged ... More


Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Darrell M. Newton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081675
eISBN:
9781781702840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081675.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book provides an institutional case study of the BBC Television Service, as it undertook the responsibility of creating programmes that addressed the impact of black Britons, their attempts to ... More


From diffidence to desperation: the British, the Americans, the War and the move to Federation

Mary Chamberlain

in Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean: Barbados, 1937-66

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078767
eISBN:
9781781701997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078767.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the role played by the United States, Great Britain and the Second World War in the formation of the Federation of West Indies. From the start of the Second World War, the ... More


. Labor Unions, Social Reorganization, and the Acculturation of Black Workers, 1910–1932

Touré F. Reed

in Not Alms but Opportunity: The Urban League and the Politics of Racial Uplift, 1910-1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832233
eISBN:
9781469605708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888544_reed.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter advances the view that Leaguers, although also perceiving unions as vehicles through which Afro-American workers' wages could be improved, conceived of the union movement as a means of ... More


The 1958 General Strike and Its Aftermath

Gail Saunders

in Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062549
eISBN:
9780813051550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062549.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 8 describes the dispute which led to the general strike of 1958. A government-appointed Airports Board, which controlled parking regulations at the airport, agreed on a “franchise” project ... More


Academic Identity Politics

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick

in Cornell: A History, 1940-2015

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801444258
eISBN:
9780801471896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444258.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter examines how the issue of ethnic studies at Cornell University evolved into a component of what came to be known as “multiculturalism” or “identity politics.” It considers how Cornell ... More


Critical Years: From Pigeons to People

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 10 discusses Darwin’s evolving views on sexual selection in a period of mounting racial and sexual tension in which a heightened sense of national identity reinforced the racial and gender ... More


Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Tracy E. K'Meyer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125398
eISBN:
9780813135274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky, represents a cultural and geographical intersection of North and South. Throughout its history, Louisville has simultaneously displayed ... More


Days of Fear

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the climate of fear that plagued society in the 1980s. These fears, including fear of national decline, of enemies abroad, of dangerous classes at home, lay behind Reaganism’s ... More


Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

James Wierzbicki

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Derided for its conformity and consumerism, 1950s America paid a price in anxiety. Prosperity existed under the shadow of a mushroom cloud. Optimism wore a Bucky Beaver smile that masked worry over ... More


James Baldwin and the Politics of Disconnection

Susan J. McWilliams

in A Political Companion to James Baldwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813169910
eISBN:
9780813174761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169910.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines those works of Baldwin’s, both fiction and nonfiction, which are concerned with American citizenship and its complicity with a growing sense of a fractured nationality, reaching ... More


Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History

John P. Rosa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828257
eISBN:
9780824868468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828257.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The Massie–Kahahawai case of 1931–1932 shook the Territory of Hawai’i to its very core. Thalia Massie, a young Navy wife, alleged that she had been kidnapped and raped by “some Hawaiian boys” in ... More


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