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The Discovery of Radiation and Its Hazards

J. Samuel Walker

in Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223288
eISBN:
9780520924840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223288.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Exposure to x-rays could cause serious bodily injury. Some physicians have noticed inexplicable burns on the bodies of patients after lengthy exposure to x-rays. Within two decades after they were ... More


Hungering for Heroes

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the Americans' hunger for heroes when Gerald Ford stepped into the U.S. presidency in August 1974. It suggests that Ford's most controversial action was pardoning former ... More


Criticism versus Libel

Alan Ackerman

in Just Words: Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167122
eISBN:
9780300171808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167122.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines distinctions and connections between defamation and literary criticism. It discusses how questions about deliberate falsehood and damaged reputations alone prove difficult to ... More


Disasters as Political Challenges

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

It is a well-documented phenomenon that incumbents are generally advantaged when running for reelection. Various anecdotes about the effects of disaster on elections and public officials indicate a ... More


In the Eye: Incumbents from Severely Damaged Cities

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Florida City and Homestead were entirely within the severe damage zone of Hurricane Andrew--the hurricane's eye wall. Devastation from the hurricane is most clearly associated with this area of the ... More


On the Edge: Incumbents from Less Severely Damaged Cities

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The city of South Miami and the village of Key Biscayne were the only municipalities located entirely within the moderate damage zone. Incumbents from this moderate damage zone had less reelection ... More


Out of the Eye: Incumbents from the Least Severely Damaged Cities

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Three cities located in the mild damage zone, Hialeah Gardens, Miami Springs, and West Miami were able to clear hurricane debris and return to normal in short order. With little damage, the northern ... More


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