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The Learned Press: Geography, Science, and Mathematics

Vittoria Feola and Scott Mandelbrote

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199557318
eISBN:
9780191772320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

This chapter surveys works on the natural and physical sciences, geography and mathematics, and discusses how from the mid-seventeenth century new scholarship worked to capitalize on the ... More


Witch-Burners: The Politics of Sectionalism

in The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226005416
eISBN:
9780226005423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226005423.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter details the use of Salem witchcraft by Southern editors and politicians as a regional slur to answer abolitionist charges about the cruel nature of slavery. Salem was used to define ... More


“Suspicious Minds”

in Nixon at the Movies: A Book about Belief

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226239682
eISBN:
9780226239705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239705.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The most characteristic title of all Capra's films belongs to the period, that is, American Madness (1932), which offers a sense of vibrant topicality, which it proceeds to undercut with an ... More


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