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Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Sue Fawn Chung

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Though recognized for their work in the mining and railroad industries, the Chinese also played a critical role in the nineteenth-century lumber trade. This book continues an examination of the ... More


Woodland Deer: An Ecological Journey in Miniature

SSJ Monica Weis

in The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130040
eISBN:
9780813135717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130040.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter provides a vignette or snapshot of Thomas Merton's spiritual journey—his story in miniature—as he learned to interact responsibly with the deer in the woods surrounding his hermitage. ... More


Getting Established 1820–1826

Lawrence M. Crutcher

in George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136882
eISBN:
9780813141411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

George takes an equity interest in the Bakewell & Prentice saw mill, but he too falls ill, and a planned expansion falls behind schedule. John's friends determine that he must go to Italy for his ... More


Women in the Frontier Club

Christine Bold

in The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter Three considers ways in which this quintessentially masculine genre is a woman’s story. It identifies the mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and female mentors of frontier clubmen without ... More


Radical Nativism: The Know-Nothing Movement and the Citizenship of Paupers

Hidetaka Hirota

in Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190619213
eISBN:
9780190619244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619213.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines pauper removal in a time of radical nativism, focusing on the anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant Know-Nothing movement during the mid-1850s. Know-Nothingism raised social forces ... More


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