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The Olympian Religion

David Bebbington

in The Mind of Gladstone: Religion, Homer, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267651
eISBN:
9780191708220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267651.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Gladstone changed his mind about aspects of Homer during the period when he was writing about the poet. Instead of rejecting the possibility that the poet drew his ideas from nature worship, ... More


School Business

Kim Tolley

in Heading South To Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624334
eISBN:
9781469624358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624334.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 reconstructs Susan Nye Hutchison's transformation from nearly destitute widow in New York to successful academy founder in North Carolina. Her journals reveal the relatively unknown ... More


La Folie d'Ida

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0017
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers the various roles played by Ida Rubenstein, none of which surpassed the magnificence of Cléopâtre and Schéhérazade. Among these were Helen of Troy in Hélène de Sparte; two more ... More


Wharf Rat

James C. Nicholson

in The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167503
eISBN:
9780813167824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167503.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Born in County Tipperary, Ireland, in 1831, John Morrissey came to America as a young child with his family, eventually settling in Troy, New York. He received very little schooling and worked a ... More


Champion

James C. Nicholson

in The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167503
eISBN:
9780813167824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167503.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In 1858 Morrissey returned to the prize ring after a five-year absence during which he expanded his casino interests, married Susannah Smith of Troy, New York, and welcomed a son, John Jr., to the ... More


Vindication

James C. Nicholson

in The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167503
eISBN:
9780813167824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167503.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

After the fall of the Tweed Ring, Morrissey became a major power broker within Tammany Hall along with “Honest” John Kelly. Eventually a rift between the two developed, and Morrissey was twice ... More


We Who Must Die Demand a Miracle: Christmas 1989 at the Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco

Lynne Gerber

in Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636269
eISBN:
9781469636276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636269.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In the 1980s and 1990s, gay religious leaders and communities faced a challenge that stretched their physical, emotional, spiritual, and theological resources past their limits. The emergence of AIDS ... More


Serpico

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the preparations for and start of public hearings on the charges of Frank Serpico on December 14, 1971. Serpico claimed that top-level people in the Department and in City ... More


A World Made Safe for Discovery: Travel, Cultural Diplomacy, and the Politics of Surf Exploration

Scott Laderman

in Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279100
eISBN:
9780520958043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279100.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 2 shows how surf culture continued to globalize after World War II and became a popular cultural phenomenon. Surf tourism grew with the advent of jet travel and the expansion of the postwar ... More


Limited War Sets the Stage for the POW Odyssey

Charles S. Young

in Name, Rank, and Serial Number: Exploiting Korean War POWs at Home and Abroad

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780195183481
eISBN:
9780199344796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183481.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Military History

The global Cold War shaped the Korean conflict and limited its scope. The United States entered the war under the assumption that fighting could be limited to the Korean peninsula. It was part of a ... More


The Birth of Tragedy, 1822–1897

in Knossos & the Prophets of Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289533
eISBN:
9780226289557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289557.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter introduces the two great prophets of Minoan modernism, Friedrich Nietzsche and Heinrich Schliemann. It also investigates the way in which Nietzsche's heroic, aristocratic creed for a ... More


Rediscovering Sacadas

Ewen Bowie

in Patterns of the Past: Epitēdeumata in the Greek Tradition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668885
eISBN:
9780191804748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668885.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores the power and relevance of the epic tradition in ancient Greece in relation to poetic performance. More specifically, it considers the reconstruction of some of the work and of ... More


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