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New Zealand English

Jennifer Hay and Margaret A. Maclagan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625291
eISBN:
9780748651542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625291.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book is a description of English as it is spoken in New Zealand. New Zealand English (NZE) is one of the youngest native-speaker varieties of English, and is the only variety of English where ... More


Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Jay Watson and James G. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806345
eISBN:
9781496806383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

At the turn of the millennium, the Martinican novelist and critic Édouard Glissant offered the bold prediction that “Faulkner’s oeuvre will be made complete when it is revisited and made vital by ... More


Just Trade: A New Covenant Linking Trade and Human Rights

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol and Stephen Joseph Powell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814736937
eISBN:
9780814790861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814736937.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

It is generally assumed that pro-trade laws are not good for human rights, and legislation that protects human rights hampers vibrant international trade. In a bold departure from this canon, this ... More


The Foreign Policy of Lyndon B. Johnson: The United States and the World, 1963-69

Jonathan Colman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640133
eISBN:
9780748652693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640133.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Drawing on recently declassified documents as well as some of the latest published research, this book provides a fresh general account of President Johnson's handling of US foreign relations. It ... More


Brazil, Lyric, and the Americas

Charles A. Perrone

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034218
eISBN:
9780813038797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034218.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This volume explores how recent Brazilian lyric engages with its counterparts throughout the Western Hemisphere in an increasingly globalized world. The study focuses on the years from 1985 to the ... More


Conquest

Bernard Lewis

in Cultures in Conflict: Christians, Muslims and Jews in the Age of Discovery

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102833
eISBN:
9780199854509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102833.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines issues concerning the discovery of the American continent in 1492. It mentions the beliefs of some analysts that the term discovery is both misleading and demeaning because the ... More


Wait for the West Wind

Ben Finney

in Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the third basic adaptation for oceanic expansion by analyzing how, in 1986, Hōkūle'a sailed eastward across Polynesia from Samoa to Tahiti by utilizing westerly wind shifts. In ... More


The Western Hemisphere: The Alliance for Progress, Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Jonathan Colman

in The Foreign Policy of Lyndon B. Johnson: The United States and the World, 1963-69

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640133
eISBN:
9780748652693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640133.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines several aspects of American policy in the Western Hemisphere. It explores Johnson's involvement in the Alliance for Progress, a US-sponsored body set up by John F. Kennedy in ... More


The Hidden History of International Law in the Americas: Empire and Legal Networks

Juan Pablo Scarfi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190622343
eISBN:
9780190622374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190622343.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

The Hidden History of International Law in the Americas explores the intellectual history of a distinctive idea and approach to American international law in the Western Hemisphere, focusing ... More


Reluctant Hosts: The Taínos of Hispaniola

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Columbus's Outpost among the Tainos: Spain and America at La Isabela, 1493-1498

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090406
eISBN:
9780300133899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090406.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on “American Indians,” the term by which the indigenous people of the Americas have been known in Western literature since 1492. They had occupied the Western Hemisphere for tens ... More


An Architecture of U.S. Strategy after the Cold War

Robert B. Zoellick

in In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449093
eISBN:
9780801460814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449093.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines U.S. strategy and policy at the end of the Cold War, along with political economy dimensions as well as U.S. policies toward the Asia-Pacific and Western Hemisphere. It ... More


The Making of the Hockey Stick

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

In this chapter, the author explains how the hockey stick arose as a logical consequence of decades of work by paleoclimate researchers that led to increasingly rich networks of climate proxy data ... More


In the Line of Fire

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter explains how the hockey stick emerged as a fundamental icon in the assault against the scientific case for human-caused climate change after it was displayed in the IPCC Third Assessment ... More


Traditional Religion in West Africa and in the New World: A Thematic Overview

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the major manifestations of African traditional religion in the New World. It outlines significant general principles and practices carried to the Western Hemisphere by captive ... More


China’s Security Challenge to the United States in Latin America and the Caribbean

R. Evan Ellis

in China, The United States, and the Future of Latin America: U.S.-China Relations, Volume III

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479899289
eISBN:
9781479811588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899289.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The national security challenge presented by the People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.) to the United States in the Western Hemisphere is principally long-term and indirect. It is a challenge that is ... More


Fathers of Violence: Frederick Douglass, John Brown, and the Radical Reproduction of Sensibility

Elizabeth Barnes

in Love's Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834565
eISBN:
9781469603346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877968_barnes.7
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines George Fitzhugh's infamous critique of northern capitalism, in which he proposes southern slavery as evincing the most humane, most affectionate, and most liberating ... More


Migratory Birds and Pathogen Movement

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the role of avian migrants in the movement and spread of pathogens, with particular emphasis on West Nile virus (WNV) and avian influenza. Migratory birds can serve as hosts ... More


The State of Florida Paleoindian Studies Early Paleoindian Potentials on the Continental Shelf

Ervan G. Garrison

in New Directions in the Search for the First Floridians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400738
eISBN:
9781683400875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400738.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Especially given the debate over the timing and means of prehistoric human colonization of the Western Hemisphere, the search for submerged archaeological sites on the sea floor is critical. This ... More


The Victualling Board's Shipping, 1755–1762

David Syrett

in Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War: The Sails of Victory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897860
eISBN:
9781781380710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897860.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explains the role of the British Victualling Board in securing victory in the Seven Years' War. A subordinate of the British Admiralty, the Victualling Board aimed to procure and ... More


Lucky Luciano in Cuba

Eduardo Sáenz Rovner

in The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831755
eISBN:
9781469605722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888582_saenz_rovner.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on Salvatore Lucania, better known as Lucky Luciano, and his deportation to Italy. After his deportation, rumors began to circulate that he wanted to leave Italy and return to ... More


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