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. In the Beginning

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238022
eISBN:
9780520939851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238022.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter addresses the men who laid the earliest foundations of electrical science and technology. It also provides some basic principles of electrostatics along with the technologies that ... More


Middle Ground: Translation, Mediation, Correspondence

Scott Spector

in Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219090
eISBN:
9780520929777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219090.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about the surveyed landscape of culture produced by German-speaking Prague Jews and the keen interest in translations from Czech to German that stands out. There is no ... More


Re-presenting Zionism as the Apex of Global Conspiracy

Michael Berkowitz

in The Crime of My Very Existence: Nazism and the Myth of Jewish Criminality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251120
eISBN:
9780520940680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251120.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on a specific Nazi propaganda directive, of June 1944, in which the anti-Semitic conspiracy fantasy of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” of a general Jewish attempt at world ... More


Prophecies and Alarms

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, American

Following discharge from the army early in 1919 and a period of economic collapse and political crisis in Germany, Paul Hindemith flirted with the alternatives in a trio of operas. One of them, Das ... More


Otto H. Close: Promising Leader, Complacent Bureaucrat

Miroslava Chávez-García

in States of Delinquency: Race and Science in the Making of California's Juvenile Justice System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271715
eISBN:
9780520951556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271715.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the experience of Otto H. Close, superintendent at the Preston School of Industry from 1920 to 1945, to examine how he turned the school around from a largely archaic, brutal ... More


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