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Revival: Missionary Reform in Alice Hobart’s Yang and Yin and Missionary Rebuke in Claude McKay’s Banana Bottom

Albert H. Tricomi

in Missionary Positions: Evangelicalism and Empire in American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035451
eISBN:
9780813039640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035451.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter studies two notable missionary novels, Alice Tisdale Hobart's 1936 Yang and Yin and Claude McKay's Banana Bottom. The first novel is considered to be the best fictional account of an ... More


A Folson Story

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Popular

In such an uncertain climate, it seemed unlikely Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart would get a further commitment from Paramount, so Hart briefly rejoined his partner in New York, only to find there ... More


Residence

Deirdre Coleman

in Henry Smeathman, the Flycatcher: Natural History, Slavery, and Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940537
eISBN:
9781789629132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940537.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Smeathman arrives at the Banana Islands and meets the Clevelands and Corkers, powerful mulatto chiefs. He describes various aspects of African life, from cures for exotic tropical diseases to African ... More


“Weh eye nuh see heart nuh leap”: Claude McKay’s Literary Drag Performance in Banana Bottom

Jarrett H. Brown

in Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319389
eISBN:
9781781380901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay examines the persuasive fit between the biographical evidence of Claude McKay’s life, his characterization of Bita Plant as a maroon figure returning to “the point of entanglement” ... More


Haruki Murakami: The Prizes, Process, and Production of World Literature

William Marling

in Gatekeepers: The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190274146
eISBN:
9780190274177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274146.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Murakami rose through Japan’s literary prize system and small journals, winning the Gunzo Prize for Hear the Wind Sing. He then trained himself to be a translator and apprenticed by translating ... More


St Lucia: Jobs and Integration of a Small-Island Nation

Andrew S. Downes, Edwin St Catherine, and Ezra Jn Baptiste

in Jobs For Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198754848
eISBN:
9780191816321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754848.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

St Lucia is a small developing island nation in the Caribbean which historically depended on the banana industry as a major source of output growth, employment, and foreign exchange. When external ... More


Climate, Society, and Sustainable Development: Assessing Vulnerability, Building Adaptive Capacity

Cynthia Rosenzweig and Daniel Hillel

in Climate Variability and the Global Harvest: Impacts of El Niño and Other Oscillations on Agro-Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195137637
eISBN:
9780197561669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195137637.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Agriculture and food security, water resources, ecosystems, natural disasters, and human health are all affected significantly by short-term fluctuations of weather and by longer-term changes of ... More


The Long Arm of the Law

Kal Raustiala

in Does the Constitution Follow the Flag?: The Evolution of Territoriality in American Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195304596
eISBN:
9780197562413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195304596.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

Rene Martin Verdugo-Urquidez was driving in San Felipe, Mexico on a winter’s day in 1986 when he was stopped by several Mexican police officers. The officers arrested Verdugo-Urquidez, placed him ... More


Properties and Management of Oxidic Soils

S. R. Juo, Anthony and Kathrin Franzluebbers

in Tropical Soils: Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195115987
eISBN:
9780197561157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195115987.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Oxidic soils are deeply weathered, fine-textured, oxide-rich soils in the tropics. These soils are the second most abundant soils in the tropics. Geographically, oxidic soils are found in Latin ... More


Properties and Management of Allophanic Soils

S. R. Juo, Anthony and Kathrin Franzluebbers

in Tropical Soils: Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195115987
eISBN:
9780197561157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195115987.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Allophanic soils are dark-colored young soils derived mainly from volcanic ash. These soils typically have a low bulk density (< 0.9 Mg/m3), a high water retention capacity (100% by weight at field ... More


The Tropical Environment

S. R. Juo, Anthony and Kathrin Franzluebbers

in Tropical Soils: Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195115987
eISBN:
9780197561157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195115987.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

The term “tropics” refers to the continuously warm and frost-free zone of the world that lies approximately between the Tropic of Cancer (or latitude 23.5° north of the equator) and the Tropic of ... More


Soil Fertility

S. R. Juo, Anthony and Kathrin Franzluebbers

in Tropical Soils: Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195115987
eISBN:
9780197561157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195115987.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

In the natural world, plant species evolve and adapt to specific soil and climatic conditions. The productivity and stability of a natural soil-plant continuum or ecosystem are maintained through ... More


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