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American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Craig Bruce Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638836
eISBN:
9781469638850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The American Revolution was not only a revolution for liberty and freedom, it was also a revolution of ethics, reshaping what colonial Americans understood as “honor” and “virtue.” As Craig Bruce ... More


Fortification and Control, 1903–2015

James P. Delgado, Tomás Mendizábal, Frederick H. Hanselmann, and Dominique Rissolo

in The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062877
eISBN:
9780813051826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062877.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 8 examines the era of U.S. control of the isthmus, the construction of the Panamá Canal, its impacts and fortification, the end of the American era, and the rise of modern Panamá and its ... More


Epilogue

Robert F. Zeidel

in Robber Barons and Wretched Refuse: Ethnic and Class Dynamics during the Era of American Industrialization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748318
eISBN:
9781501748332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748318.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This epilogue discusses how closing America's proverbial gates to the influx of European and Asian laborers ended the decades-long era when industrialization and immigration had combined to transform ... More


Radio's America: The Great Depression and the Rise of Modern Mass Culture

Bruce Lenthall

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471914
eISBN:
9780226471938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471938.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Orson Welles' greatest breakthrough into the popular consciousness occurred in 1938, three years before Citizen Kane, when his War of the Worlds radio broadcast succeeded so spectacularly that ... More


Implications for American Leadership

Matthew Kroenig

in The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the U.S. and China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190080242
eISBN:
9780190080273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080242.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reviews the central arguments of the book and its findings about a democratic advantage in international politics. It then discusses the implications for international relations theory ... More


Leaves

Whitney Anne Trettien

Bill Maurer and Lana Swartz (eds)

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In the early 18th century, the American colonials were awash with both paper currency and its twin: counterfeit bills. Benjamin Franklin became a proponent of using leafs prints in currency as an ... More


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