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An African American DilemmaA History of School Integration and Civil Rights in the North

An African American Dilemma: A History of School Integration and Civil Rights in the North

Zoë Burkholder

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190605131
eISBN:
9780190605162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605131.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, Americans have viewed school integration as a central tenet of the Black civil rights movement. Yet school integration was not the only—or even always the ... More

After RedliningThe Urban Reinvestment Movement in the Era of Financial Deregulation

After Redlining: The Urban Reinvestment Movement in the Era of Financial Deregulation

Rebecca K. Marchiel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226723648
eISBN:
9780226723785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723785.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After Redlining explains the changed relationship between urbanites and their banks during the last third of the twentieth century, and argues that an urban social movement drove the change. In so ... More

Asian American SpiesHow Asian Americans Helped Win the Allied Victory

Asian American Spies: How Asian Americans Helped Win the Allied Victory

Brian Masaru Hayashi

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780195338850
eISBN:
9780190092856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195338850.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

Asian Americans were brought into the Office of Strategic Services, forerunner of the CIA, during World War II under the assumption of a secure loyalty. They served as research analysts, special ... More

Buffalo at the CrossroadsThe Past, Present, and Future of American Urbanism

Buffalo at the Crossroads: The Past, Present, and Future of American Urbanism

Peter H. Christensen (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501749766
eISBN:
9781501749797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749766.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a diverse set of twelve cutting-edge chapters that highlight the outsized importance of Buffalo, New York, within the story of American urbanism. The chapters consider the history of ... More

Charlie Brown's AmericaThe Popular Politics of Peanuts

Charlie Brown's America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts

Blake Scott Ball

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190090463
eISBN:
9780190090494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090463.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Charles Schulz’s Peanuts was an unexpectedly political comic strip. While many people have come to identify Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, and Snoopy with childhood and innocence, ... More

Chesterfield Smith, America's Lawyer

Chesterfield Smith, America's Lawyer

Mary E. Adkins

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066660
eISBN:
9780813058856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066660.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chesterfield Smith was one of the boldest lawyers of the twentieth century. A child of a poor, broken household but also a child of a politically connected family, Smith grew up aimless. His World ... More

Co-conspirator for JusticeThe Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman

Co-conspirator for Justice: The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman

Susan M. Reverby

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656250
eISBN:
9781469656274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656250.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Alan Berkman (1945–2009) was no campus radical in the mid-1960s; he was a promising Ivy League student, football player, Eagle Scout, and fraternity president. But when he was a medical student and ... More

The ColumnistLeaks, Lies, and Libel in Drew Pearson's Washington

The Columnist: Leaks, Lies, and Libel in Drew Pearson's Washington

Donald A. Ritchie

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190067588
eISBN:
9780190067618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067588.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In the “Washington Merry-Go-Round,” a nationally syndicated newspaper column that appeared in hundreds of papers from 1932 to 1969, as well as on weekly radio and television programs, the ... More

The Daughters of the American Revolution and Patriotic Memory in the Twentieth Century

The Daughters of the American Revolution and Patriotic Memory in the Twentieth Century

Simon Wendt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066608
eISBN:
9780813058757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066608.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a comprehensive account of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and its efforts to keep alive the memory of the nation’s past. It argues that, especially prior to World War II, ... More

Ding Dong! Avon Calling!The Women and Men of Avon Products, Incorporated

Ding Dong! Avon Calling!: The Women and Men of Avon Products, Incorporated

Katina Manko

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190499822
eISBN:
9780190499853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499822.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Avon Lady was a woman who sold cosmetics door-to-door and earned commissions on her sales. In the 1950s, she became famous in a long-running advertising campaign that featured a two-chime ... More

Lunar OutfittersMaking the Apollo Space Suit

Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit

Bill Ayrey

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066578
eISBN:
9780813058849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066578.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Lunar Outfitters chronicles the history of the Apollo space suit and how it was developed and produced. It focuses on the employees of ILC Industries, the maker of these lunar suits, and highlights ... More

The Machine Has a SoulAmerican Sympathy with Italian Fascism

The Machine Has a Soul: American Sympathy with Italian Fascism

Katy Hull

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691208107
eISBN:
9780691208121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208107.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the interwar years, the United States grappled with economic volatility, and Americans expressed anxieties about a decline in moral values, the erosion of families and communities, and the decay ... More

Poor Man's FortuneWhite Working-Class Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850-1950

Poor Man's Fortune: White Working-Class Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850-1950

Jarod Roll

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656298
eISBN:
9781469656311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656298.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

White working-class conservatives have played a decisive role in American history, particularly in their opposition to social justice movements, radical critiques of capitalism, and government help ... More

Redefining the Immigrant SouthIndian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War

Redefining the Immigrant South: Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War

Uzma Quraishi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655192
eISBN:
9781469655215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655192.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the early years of the Cold War, the United States mounted expansive public diplomacy programs in the Global South, including initiatives with the recently partitioned states of India and ... More

Sisterly NetworksFifty Years of Southern Women's Histories

Sisterly Networks: Fifty Years of Southern Women's Histories

Catherine Clinton (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066615
eISBN:
9780813058764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066615.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Tracing the development of the field of southern women’s history over the past half century, Sisterly Networks shows how pioneering feminists laid the foundation for a strong community of sister ... More

UndeliveredFrom the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to the Manufactured Crisis of the U.S. Postal Service

Undelivered: From the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to the Manufactured Crisis of the U.S. Postal Service

Philip F. Rubio

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655468
eISBN:
9781469655482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655468.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For eight days in March 1970, over 200,000 postal workers staged an illegal "wildcat" strike--the largest in United States history--for better wages and working conditions. Picket lines started in ... More

Valuing Clean AirThe EPA and the Economics of Environmental Protection

Valuing Clean Air: The EPA and the Economics of Environmental Protection

Charles Halvorson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197538845
eISBN:
9780197538876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197538845.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The passage of the Clean Air Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970 marked a sweeping transformation in American politics. In a few short years, the environmental ... More

The Young LordsA Radical History

The Young Lords: A Radical History

Johanna Fernández

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469653440
eISBN:
9781469653464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653440.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Against the backdrop of America’s urban rebellions in the 1960s, an unexpected cohort of New York radicals unleashed a series of urban guerrilla actions against the city’s racist policies and ... More

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