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The American Way of Life: Folklores of Capitalism, 1935–1939

Charles F. McGovern

in Sold American: Consumption and Citizenship, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830338
eISBN:
9781469606040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876640_mcgovern.12
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter demonstrates the corporate counteroffensive against the New Deal, labor, and consumer activism. Leaders of corporate enterprise employed new strategies to blunt growing sentiments for ... More


Asking for Help: Survey and Experimental Evidence on Financial Advice and Behavior Change

Angela A. Hung and Joanne K. Yoong

in The Market for Retirement Financial Advice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683772
eISBN:
9780191763359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683772.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

When do individuals actually improve their financial behavior in response to advice? Using survey data from current defined contribution (DC) plan holders in the RAND American Life Panel (ALP), we ... More


The Emergence of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Karissa Haugeberg

in Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040962
eISBN:
9780252099717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040962.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the history of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), where antiabortion activists encourage women not to have abortions. CPCs, which emerged in the late 1960s, offered prolife women ... More


Introduction

David A. Varel

in The Scholar and the Struggle: Lawrence Reddick's Crusade for Black History and Black Power

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660967
eISBN:
9781469660981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660967.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Introduction identifies the central themes, activities, and turning points in Reddick’s career. It traces his involvement with organizations including the Schomburg Library, University of ... More


Afterword

Ron Formisano

in American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041273
eISBN:
9780252099878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The history of this country is not an unrelieved narrative of wealth and power always winning, always greedy, and never limited.


The Dustbin of History

David Harrington Watt

in Antifundamentalism in Modern America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801448270
eISBN:
9781501708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448270.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores three different attempts to write a fitting obituary for Protestant fundamentalism. The first, Stanley Kramer's 1960 film Inherit the Wind, portrays fundamentalism as a ... More


Female Pygmalions

Maria DiBattista

in Fast-Talking Dames

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088151
eISBN:
9780300133882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088151.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter first looks at the legacy that the fast-talking dame created. Film critic André Bazin assessed such a legacy by first appreciating the idea that American comedy “was the most serious ... More


Brand NFL: Making and Selling America's Favorite Sport

Michael Oriard

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807871560
eISBN:
9781469604992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899656_oriard
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Professional football today is an $8 billion sports entertainment industry—and the most popular spectator sport in America, with designs on expansion across the globe. This field-level view of the ... More


Rehearsals for Freedom

William A. Darity

in From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469654973
eISBN:
9781469654997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654973.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 7 opens Part IV, which investigates the lost opportunities for constructing citizenship for the formerly enslaved in the Civil War’s aftermath. In particular, this chapter examines a variety ... More


Measuring Total Household Spending in a Monthly Internet Survey: Evidence from the American Life Panel

Michael D. Hurd and Susann Rohwedder

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Beginning in May 2009 we fielded a monthly Internet survey designed to measure total household spending as the aggregate of about 40 spending components. We developed a unique summary table which ... More


All Things Reconsidered: The Promise of NPR

Jeff Porter

in Lost Sound: The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627779
eISBN:
9781469627793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627779.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

NPR has always been a haven for people with brains, but in the beginning it was also a sanctuary for literate people with ears. As the final chapter explains, the “magazine” format adopted by All ... More


Harnessing Luck as an Industrial Product

Ira Glass

in Reality Radio, Second Edition: Telling True Stories in Sound

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469633138
eISBN:
9781469633152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633138.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The very notion of a radio documentary “fan” would have sounded weird at one time—back when the word documentary might have evoked thoughts of sonic Brussels sprouts. The producers who have done the ... More


One Story, Week by Week

Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder

in Reality Radio, Second Edition: Telling True Stories in Sound

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469633138
eISBN:
9781469633152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633138.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The team that created Serial, led by host/reporter Sarah Koenig and executive producer Julie Snyder, created a sensation that surprised them as much as anyone else. In its first season, the This ... More


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