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Return to Downing Street, October–December 1951

John W. Young

in Winston Churchill's Last Campaign: Britain and the Cold War 1951–1955

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203674
eISBN:
9780191675942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203674.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Winston Churchill's return to power on October 26, 1951. It describes his slowly deteriorating health and fluctuating mental state, and how these affected his different ... More


Origins and Destinations

Christopher Hilliard

in English as a Vocation: The 'Scrutiny' Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695171
eISBN:
9780199949946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695171.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter provides an anatomy of the Downing English School. It reconstructs the undergraduate population from 1932 until Leavis's retirement in 1962 using archival records and establishes the ... More


Great British Icons

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter highlights the three great icons of British government: 10 Downing Street, the Palace of Westminister, and Buckingham Palace. 10 Downing Street is the place where the prime minister ... More


Charles’s First Dutch War, 1664–1667

Ronald Hutton

in Charles the Second: King of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229117
eISBN:
9780191678851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229117.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the events that occurred prior to the first war with the Dutch. The reason for this war may be attributed to the moves and attitudes Clarendon and Downing showed while at the ... More


The Fruit-Garden

John A. Stempien and John Linstrom (eds)

in The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion: Essential Writings

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501740237
eISBN:
9781501740275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740237.003.0032
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The close relation with a fruit tree and its home-production, "is one of the sacred associations" for Bailey in this chapter. This chapter also gives a brief overview of the history of late ... More


Two balls of roasted snow

P. J. McLoughlin

in John Hume and the Revision of Irish Nationalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079566
eISBN:
9781781702468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079566.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The influence of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) suggested the party's strengthened position in the aftermath of the Anglo-Irish Agreement. John Hume's secret discussions with Gerry ... More


Talking to the Enemy, 1993–95

Feargal Cochrane

in Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178708
eISBN:
9780300194869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178708.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on discussions held between the British Government and the Provisional IRA between 1993 and 1995. By late 1993, Irish Taoiseach Albert Reynolds was trying to hammer out an ... More


The River in a Garden: A. J. Downing

David Schuyler

in Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450808
eISBN:
9780801464232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450808.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the life and work of landscape gardener and tastemaker Andrew Jackson Downing. Downing was born in 1815 in Newburgh, New York, a village on the west bank of the Hudson River just ... More


Conclusion

David Schuyler

in Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450808
eISBN:
9780801464232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450808.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter describes the sad fate of the Hudson Valley in the twentieth century. By 1909, the Hudson had been transformed from America's river into the polluters' river. Every city and ... More


The Emergence of the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Ideal

Amy G. Richter

in At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 1 explores the relationship between home and a new middle-class moral order emerging in the early decades of the nineteenth century. As men’s labor increasingly moved outside the home, ... More


Cottage Desire: The Bondwoman’s Narrative and the Politics of Antebellum Space

William A. Gleason

in Sites Unseen: Architecture, Race, and American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732465
eISBN:
9780814733271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732465.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes Hannah Craft's novel The Bondwoman's Narrative, a text not only concerned with, but in many ways structured by, the architectural forms of both bondage and freedom. An ... More


First Impressions

David Ellis

in Memoirs of a Leavisite: The Decline and Fall of Cambridge English

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318894
eISBN:
9781846318023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318894.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes how Ellis was able to substitute two years in the workplace for compulsory military service, before going up to Downing College, and then his first impressions of Leavis, with ... More


American Indian Literature and Indigenous Mexico

James H. Cox

in The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675975
eISBN:
9781452947679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675975.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book focuses on American Indian literature, particularly novels, histories, and plays about Mexico and Indigenous Mexican peoples, cultures, and histories between 1920 and 1960. The main ... More


Dreadful Armies: Indigenistas and Other Criminals in Todd Downing’s Detective Novels

James H. Cox

in The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675975
eISBN:
9781452947679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675975.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter recounts Todd Downing’s travel in a postrevolutionary Mexico that was in the process of incorporating indigeneity into a unified national identity. In eight of the ten novels that ... More


“Mexico Is an Indian Country”: American Indian Diplomacy in Native Nonfiction and Todd Downing’s The Mexican Earth

James H. Cox

in The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675975
eISBN:
9781452947679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675975.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter studies how Todd Downing, Will Rogers, and many of the authors from the 1920s to the 1960s model and document the diplomacy in American Indian literature and politics in their writing. ... More


Conclusion: Revolutions before the Renaissance

James H. Cox

in The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675975
eISBN:
9781452947679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675975.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The narratives of revolutionary indigenous Mexico by Todd Downing and Lynn Riggs are a selective but compelling part of the mid-twentieth-century American Indian writing. Recognizing that the ... More


The Downing Street Declaration and Framework Documents, 1993–1995

John Coakley and Jennifer Todd

in Negotiating a Settlement in Northern Ireland, 1969-2019

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198841388
eISBN:
9780191876868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841388.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, International Relations and Politics

The Downing Street Declaration of 1993 and the Framework Documents of 1995 mark a new direction in British–Irish policy. After the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985, the Irish government had gained a ... More


New Dawn or More of the Same?: Blair and Europe, 1997–2007

Stephen Wall

in Reluctant European: Britain and the European Union from 1945 to Brexit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198840671
eISBN:
9780191876318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840671.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, UK Politics

The Labour Party under Tony Blair was pro-European but its policies, apart from on social issues, were not far from those of the Conservatives. Blair was cautious on joining the single currency, a ... More


{ Introduction }

John Evelev

in Picturesque Literature and the Transformation of the American Landscape, 1835-1874

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192894557
eISBN:
9780191915499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894557.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Introducing the book as a whole, this chapter argues that the rise in popularity of the picturesque in mid-nineteenth-century America was a discipline of transforming landscapes to serve bourgeois ... More


The Park Movement Picturesque rus in urb

John Evelev

in Picturesque Literature and the Transformation of the American Landscape, 1835-1874

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192894557
eISBN:
9780191915499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894557.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In the mid-nineteenth century, the urban bourgeoisie sought to respond to challenges of city life through the creation of public urban parks in a wide-scale project that has been termed the “park ... More


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