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“God’s Golden City”: Myth, Paradox, and the Propter Nos

Shona N. Jackson

in Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677757
eISBN:
9781452948232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677757.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes the myth of El Dorado “located” in Guyana as a founding myth for social formation in the Caribbean region, and as part of a discursive framework for cultural and political ... More


The Promise of Paradise

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys utopian ideas in Latin America, from the European myths projected onto the New World during exploration to more recent endeavors to discover or build paradise on earth. Themes ... More


The Beginnings of Anglo-American Local Government in California

Edward Leo Lyman

in Taming the Elephant: Politics, Government, and Law in Pioneer California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234116
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234116.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter demonstrates the difficulties confronting county officials in El Dorado County and San Bernardino County, and in San Francisco and Sacramento, as samples of the struggles counties faced ... More


Golden Kings, Cocaine Lords, and the Madness of El Dorado: Guayana as Native and Colonial Imaginary

Neil L. Whitehead

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Guayana’ is one of those indigenous terms which have survived, against all colonial odds, to do duty as valuable designations of cultural areas long since divided politically. The word morphed into ... More


The United States versus Libya: El Dorado Canyon, Pan Am Flight 103, and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Phil Haun

in Coercion, Survival, and War: Why Weak States Resist the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804792837
eISBN:
9780804795074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792837.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter considers three cases between the United States and Libya from 1981 until 2003. Libya’s support of international terrorism triggered a crisis for the United States, culminating in the El ... More


Themes and Variations: Three Westerns

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0032
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Hawks remembers the production of Rio Bravo, and how it lead to the creation of the films El Dorado and Rio Lobo, exploring the similarities and differences between each of the ... More


Short of War: Air Power in the 1980s

Brian D. Laslie

in The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160597
eISBN:
9780813161297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160597.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter 5 looks for what, if any, impact real-world operations occurred as a result of changes to air force doctrine during the “small wars” of the 1980s. In other words, were there results seen in ... More


Camerawork

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates the camerawork in Hawks’ films and the director’s working relationships with cameramen. Hawks comments on cameraman Gregg Toland’s work in Ball of Fire. He also discusses ... More


John Wayne

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0028
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores Hawks’ working relationship with John Wayne, who the director describes as an immensely talented actor and strong personality. He discusses Wayne’s acting habits, his ability to ... More


Terra Mythica

Robert A. Voeks

in The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226547718
eISBN:
9780226547855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547855.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Tropical nature symbolizes for many an imaginary heaven on Earth, a latter day Garden of Eden mantled by pristine vegetation, inhabited by a harmonious bestiary, and peopled by the innocent stewards ... More


Music

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0031
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hawks discusses the challenges of incorporating music into his pictures. He talks about working with several composers over the course of his career, his fondness for jazz, and his choice to cast ... More


(Conclusion)

Colin A. Palmer

in Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power: British Guiana's Struggle for Independence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834169
eISBN:
9781469603919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899618_palmer.14
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book concludes with George Chapman's celebration of Sir Walter Raleigh's encounter with Guiana in his quest for the fabled El Dorado. This ode to the new promised land reflected the optic of the ... More


Landmarks of the Old Town

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The marvel is not that so little but that so much of the San Francisco's venerable and homely architecture has escaped time's vicissitudes of which not the least was the fire of 1906. Recalling the ... More


Imagining and Constructing a New Guiana

Colin A. Palmer

in Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power: British Guiana's Struggle for Independence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834169
eISBN:
9781469603919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899618_palmer.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the reason behind the pessimism of the Robertson Commission about British Guiana's potential for economic change. “We do not believe that there can ever be built up in British ... More


An Inheritance of Loss: Archaeology’s Imagination of Disaster

Karen Holmberg

in Humans and the Environment: New Archaeological Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199590292
eISBN:
9780191917998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199590292.003.0022
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

Disasters often de-scribe (Blanchot 1995: 7); they evade written description or complete encapsulation in the narratives we try to create about them. In ... More


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