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Protection in Ascent, 1908–23

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Muller's aftermath in legal history through the landmark case of Adkins v. Children's Hospital (1923). In Oregon, an employer (Children's Hospital) sought an injunction against ... More


 Evangelical Attitudes toward Democracy in Kenya

Terence O. Ranger and John Karanja

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195174779
eISBN:
9780199871858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the sociotheological character of the main evangelical institutions in Kenya and how that character affects their political orientation. It also explores their participation in ... More


Monument to Defeat: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in American Culture and Society

LAWRENCE A. TRITLE

in Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264669
eISBN:
9780191753985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Monument or memorial? Defeat or withdrawal? The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC pays tribute to more than 58,000 Americans who died fighting an unpopular war. Yet today the ‘Wall’, as it ... More


Hybrid Plans

August Baker, Dennis E. Logue, and Jack S. Rader

in Managing Pension and Retirement Plans: A Guide for Employers, Administrators, and Other Fiduciaries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195165906
eISBN:
9780199835508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516590X.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In addition to DB and DC plans, many companies are establishing “hybrid” plans — plans that have features of both DB and DC plans. The first section of this chapter describes several types of hybrid ... More


Social Security Policy

Peter A. Diamond

in Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247899
eISBN:
9780191697692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247899.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter focuses on the various arguments concerning social security reform and the important factors that should be analyzed in deciding what reform policy should be adopted. Due to the growth ... More


New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics

Ramzi Fawaz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479814336
eISBN:
9781479840021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814336.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The New Mutants examines how the American superhero became a cultural embodiment of the political aspirations of racial and gendered minorities in the post-WWII period. The book uncovers how the ... More


The Rise and Fall of British Girls’ Comics

Julia Round

in Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824455
eISBN:
9781496824509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter provides context and background to the study. It tells the story of Misty’s creation and situates it within the wider picture of British girls’ comics in the late twentieth century. It ... More


Eight Plants That Make Mayos Mayos

David Yetman and Thomas R. Van Devender

in Mayo Ethnobotany: Land, History, and Traditional Knowledge in Northwest Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227217
eISBN:
9780520926356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227217.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes eight species of plants that make the Mayos Mayos. These include the Cordia parvifolia DC., Stenocereus thurberi, Agave vivipara L. and Vallesia glabra. This chapter also ... More


Capital Bluegrass: Hillbilly Music Meets Washington, DC

Kip Lornell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780199863112
eISBN:
9780190933685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199863112.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book documents the history and development of bluegrass music in and around Washington, DC. It begins with the pre-bluegrass period of country music and ends with a description of the local ... More


Madness in the City of Magnificent Intentions

Martin Summers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190852641
eISBN:
9780190060138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852641.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, American History: 20th Century

This book is a history of the federal mental institution Saint Elizabeths Hospital and its relationship to Washington, DC’s African American community. Founded in 1855 to treat insane military ... More


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

Jeffrey Meyer

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520214811
eISBN:
9780520921344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214811.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Washington, D.C., is a city of powerful symbols—from the dominance of the Capitol dome and Washington Monument to the authority of the Smithsonian. This book takes us on an informative tour of the ... More


Crisis Control: Crisis on Infinite Earths and the Creation of a Unified Comic Book Universe

Andrew J. Friedenthal

in Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811325
eISBN:
9781496811363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811325.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter begins by exploring a seminal moment in superhero comics–1985’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover series from DC Comics–to show how retconning came to be a valuable asset in comic book ... More


Whitman in Washington: Becoming the National Poet in the Federal City

Kenneth M. Price

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198840930
eISBN:
9780191876547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840930.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

During Walt Whitman’s decade in Washington, DC, 1863–73, he labored intensely, at times seeming to have three lives at once. He wrote the most distinguished journalism of his career; came into his ... More


Zack Snyder and the Professional Toxic Fanboy

Anastasia Salter and Mel Stanfill

in A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy: The Construction of Authorship in Transmedia Franchises

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830463
eISBN:
9781496830517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830463.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 6 interrogates Snyder’s aspirations to auteur status, arguing that they are in tension with his one-note style that always goes darker, grittier, and more violent, no matter what. Snyder’s ... More


Our Man in Lima

Russell Crandall

in Drugs and Thugs: The History and Future of America's War on Drugs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300240344
eISBN:
9780300255874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300240344.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter notes a sizable cocaine seizure in Lima, Peru's capital, that was nestled in the arid hills next to the Pacific Ocean on May 11, 1996. It recounts how Peruvian authorities happened upon ... More


Resisting “Passive Revolution”: The Migrant Rights Movement in Washington, D.C., and New York City

Alfonso Gonzales

in Reform Without Justice: Latino Migrant Politics and the Homeland Security State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199973392
eISBN:
9780199369911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973392.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

As a way to highlight the agency of Latino migrant activists and the resiliency of the state in the face of pressures from below, chapter 5 draws on interviews with Latino migrant rights activists ... More


Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

José Alaniz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Thing. Daredevil. Captain Marvel. The Human Fly. Drawing on DC and Marvel comics from the 1950s to the 1990s and marshaling insights from three burgeoning fields of inquiry in the ... More


Congress Acts

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Ten details the improbable achievement of the conciliators during the last week of the congressional session in late February and early March 1861 as they assembled wafer-thin two-thirds ... More


Introduction: “Unmasked at Last!”: Death, Disability, and the Super-Body

Alaniz José

in Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter provides a brief history of the superhero genre. Since its inauguration in 1938's Action Comics #1, the superhero genre has served as a disability and death-denying representational ... More


Dismodernism and “The World's Strangest Heroes”

Alaniz José

in Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter studies DC's Doom Patrol and Marvel's X-Men, both consisting societal outcasts led by a strong patriarchal figure in a wheelchair, who all live together in alternate communities hidden ... More


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