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Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America

Jennifer Van Horn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469629568
eISBN:
9781469629582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629568.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Over the course of the eighteenth century, Anglo-Americans purchased an unprecedented number and array of goods. This book investigates these diverse artifacts—from portraits and city views to ... More


Change Comes to Val-Kill

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Eleanor was spending more and more time away from Val-Kill, and Nancy Cook, especially, was worn out with travels to West Virginia, trying to keep Val-Kill afloat, and coping with all the visitors ... More


Kinship

Lawrence A. Cunningham

in Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the advantages and challenges of family businesses through the experiences of the following Berkshire companies: Nebraska Furniture Mart Inc., RC Willey Home Furnishings, Star ... More


Reputation

Lawrence A. Cunningham

in Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter underscores the importance of investing in reputation through the experiences of the following Berkshire subsidiaries: the manufactured housing company Clayton Homes Inc., the furniture ... More


The Daily Life of an Organist

Andrew Talle

in Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252040849
eISBN:
9780252099342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252040849.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter eleven presents a case study of a professional organist named Carl August Hartung whose everyday life is unusually well documented by an account book he kept for thirteen years, from the age ... More


Displaced Persons, Displaced Possessions: The Furniture Operation in France

Shannon L. Fogg

in Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942-1947

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787129
eISBN:
9780191829192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787129.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter establishes the demographic background related to Jews in Paris at the beginning of the Second World War, and also describes the measures taken against Jews after the German defeat and ... More


Conclusion: Coming to Terms with the Past

Shannon L. Fogg

in Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942-1947

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787129
eISBN:
9780191829192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787129.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter summarizes the main ideas of the book. Focusing on Paris, a major center of both looting and Jewish life during and after the Second World War, the book reveals the importance of looking ... More


A Death in Dixie

Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

in Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199967933
eISBN:
9780190225612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967933.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes Warren McCleskey’s childhood and his crime that later led to two important United States Supreme Court cases. Race was a significant issue at the time in Georgia, where ... More


The Trial of Warren McCleskey

Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

in Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199967933
eISBN:
9780190225612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967933.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the trials for the Dixie Furniture Company robbery and the murder of Officer Frank Schlatt. Warren McCleskey’s Atlanta murder trial began with the prosecutor arguing that ... More


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