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The Promise of the Suburbs: A Victorian History in Literature and Culture

Sarah Bilston

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179330
eISBN:
9780300186369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

When did the suburbs gain their reputation as places of dullness and sterility? This book traces the origins of such suburban stereotypes back to the 1820s, the earliest decade of suburban growth, ... More


A Nation Mobilizes

Frank M. Snowden

in The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-1962

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108996
eISBN:
9780300128437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108996.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the Italian crusade against malaria in 1904, which involved a close partnership among the state, local governments, and the medical profession. The central government purchased ... More


The Emergence of the Medieval Jewish Physician

John M. Efron

in Medicine and the German Jews: A History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083774
eISBN:
9780300133592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083774.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explains why the medical profession was popular among the Jews—physician-rabbis were highly visible figures on the Jewish social landscape from the medieval period until the eighteenth ... More


Specialization in a Democracy [1979]

John Higham

in Hanging Together: Unity and Diversity in American Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088182
eISBN:
9780300129823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088182.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

In the nineteenth century, specialization led creators and custodians of knowledge to turn their particular competences into professions. The new professions became possible due to the multiplication ... More


The Professions of Conversion

Elisheva Carlebach

in Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter is concerned with the professions that the converts had before and after conversion. It starts with a discussion on the converts' professions before they were converted, which was mostly ... More


Poshpenny v. Lone Tree State

Alvin Kernan

in The Fruited Plain: Fables for a Postmodern Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092905
eISBN:
9780300128345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092905.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter gives a satirical tale of class-action lawsuits through the experiences of Thompson Joad. Thompson graduated 426th in a class of nearly six hundred from Lone Tree State's noted law ... More


“Art at Home”: Women and the Suburban Interior

Sarah Bilston

in The Promise of the Suburbs: A Victorian History in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179330
eISBN:
9780300186369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179330.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Later Victorian interior design manuals presented design as a way of rescuing home life and, by extension, society and the nation, from the forces of capitalism and commodity culture. They treat the ... More


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