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Capitolizing on Divine Qualities

Anna J. Clark

in Divine Qualities: Cult and Community in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226825
eISBN:
9780191710278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226825.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the late second and early first centuries bc and considers the temple foundations and refoundations that are attested for this period, including the competition of Marius with ... More


State Capitals Today: Symbols of American Democracy

Christian Montès

in American Capitals: A Historical Geography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080482
eISBN:
9780226080512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080512.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter concludes the study by addressing the question of the changes in the place of capitals in today’s United States. On the one side, capitals rule the states in an immaterial way, active ... More


Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an informal history of modern economic thought as told through autobiographical chapters by twenty-three Nobel Prize laureates in Economics. The chapters not only provide unique insights ... More


Summers with Lincoln: Looking for the Man in the Monuments

James A. Percoco

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228959
eISBN:
9780823234981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228959.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Across the country, in the middle of busy city squares and hidden on quiet streets, there are nearly 200 statues erected in memory of Abraham Lincoln. No other American has ever been ... More


Is Writing a Letter to your Member of Congress a Thing of the Past?: Congressional Office Communication and Accessibility

Jocelyn Jones Evans

in One Nation Under Siege: Congress, Terrorism, and the Fate of American Democracy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125886
eISBN:
9780813135489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125886.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the administrative changes introduced by the Capitol Police for handling congressional mail in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 2001. Some of the most significant ... More


Gateway to American History or Fort Capitol?: Construction of the Capitol Visitor Center

Jocelyn Jones Evans

in One Nation Under Siege: Congress, Terrorism, and the Fate of American Democracy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125886
eISBN:
9780813135489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125886.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses and traces the impact of security threats on the project development and management of the Capitol Visitor Center. It was under construction from 2001 to 2008 and was opened to ... More


The Social Meaning of Congressional Change: Expressive, Behavioral, and Symbolic Elements of Institutional Reform

Jocelyn Jones Evans

in One Nation Under Siege: Congress, Terrorism, and the Fate of American Democracy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125886
eISBN:
9780813135489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125886.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the major conclusions of the text. By returning to the three lenses offered by Goodsell, it is revealed that the security threats introduced in 2001 led to substantial changes ... More


Keys to Jerusalem: Collected Essays

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642021
eISBN:
9780191738555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The author of this book has lived in Jerusalem for forty-eight years, during which time he has taught graduate students its history and archaeology, and also compiled a bestselling archaeological ... More


The Untold Story: The Mediated Female Ghost in England’s Blenheim Palace and Baton Rouge’s Old State Capitol

Robin Roberts

in Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815569
eISBN:
9781496815606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815569.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

A multi-media exhibit entitled The Untold Story in the World Heritage site Blenheim Palace uses new media not to emphasize great public triumphs, but instead to reveal private family relationships. ... More


The Industrial Section

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Although Los Angeles is widely known for its manufacture of motion pictures and aircraft, and the extensive commercial development around its harbor, relatively few people are aware that it produces ... More


“Without Precedent”: Coxey’s Army Invades Washington, 1894

Lucy G. Barber

in Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242159
eISBN:
9780520931206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242159.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The exceptional claim that ordinary Americans had a right to express their demands in the capital was one that activists and politicians would struggle with in the next century. The organizers' ... More


Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity

Jason Moralee

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190492274
eISBN:
9780190492298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492274.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Rome’s Capitoline Hill was the smallest of the Seven Hills of Rome. Yet in the long history of the Roman state it was the empire’s holy mountain. The hill was the setting of many of Rome’s most ... More


Brown and Roach, Inc.

Nick Catalano

in Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144000
eISBN:
9780199849017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144000.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

The month of August 1954 brought about the flowering of the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet. With the personnel complete and Brown's new compositions in place, the time was ripe to record the new ... More


Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Jean H. Baker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190696450
eISBN:
9780190051402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696450.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe is a biography of America’s first professionally trained architect and engineer. Born in 1764, Latrobe was raised in Moravian communities in ... More


Back to the Capitol: Artists'Voices

Jeffrey F. Meyer

in Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520214811
eISBN:
9780520921344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214811.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents a survey of the responses of poets and novelists to capital and Capitol. At the last stop on the self-devised pilgrimage, these views stand as a summary of recent changes in the ... More


Capital and Capitol: City at the Center of the World

Jeffrey F. Meyer

in Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520214811
eISBN:
9780520921344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214811.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter investigates the national capital as a repository of myths in stone, asking what can be learned about the nature of the new republic that built it and the evolving national government ... More


United Methodism in Crisis: Prophetic Witness through the Board of Church and Society

in Public Pulpits: Methodists and Mainline Churches in the Moral Argument of Public Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226804743
eISBN:
9780226804767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226804767.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The United Methodist Building is the last nongovernmental edifice left facing directly onto the Capitol. Dedicated in 1924 by the Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals of the Methodist ... More


Opportunity Wasted, 1948

Michael Bowen

in The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834855
eISBN:
9781469602752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869192_bowen.8
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses Taft's disdain for the liberal policies of the preceding sixteen years and his desire to promote the Republicans as a conservative alternative to the Democrats. Though Taft ... More


My Home Sweet Home: Commemoration, Coercion, and Commerce after 9/11

Sheryl Kaskowitz

in God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Chapter 5 explores the profusion of post-9/11 uses of “God Bless America,” beginning with the spontaneous Congressional performance on the steps of the Capitol that anointed the song as a vehicle for ... More


The State House in Raleigh

Paul Hardin Kapp, Todd Sanders, and William Seale

in The Architecture of William Nichols: Building the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461381
eISBN:
9781626740754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461381.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The original first State House in Raleigh was a plain, simple, no-nonsense cubic block building typical of North Carolina structures in the late eighteenth century. It was designed and built by ... More


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