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1870–1876: The Franco-Prussian War, the WPA, and Arbitration

PAUL LAITY

in The British Peace Movement 1870-1914

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248353
eISBN:
9780191714672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248353.003.02
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

On July 19, 1870, the Franco-Prussian War began. Rumours circulated that Napoleon III intended to invade Belgium, and the peace movement in Britain found itself having to counter a ‘strong, warlike ... More


1880–1889: The IAPA, Egypt, and the IAL

PAUL LAITY

in The British Peace Movement 1870-1914

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248353
eISBN:
9780191714672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248353.003.04
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Liberal victory in the 1880 general election was a cause for celebration within the peace movement in Britain. To capitalise on this new optimism, Henry Richard gave notice of a parliamentary ... More


“Cosa de Cuba!”: American Literary Travels, Empire, and the Contract Coolie

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 mines an under-examined archive of American travelogues to Cuba to explore the emergence of Chinese “cooliesm” as a transatlantic racial formation enmeshed in the geopolitics of U.S. Empire ... More


Other Poets

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian poets are often interesting, either because of their own eccentricity, or else because they were so popular with contemporary readers. John Keble’s motto, ‘Don’t be original’ kept him well ... More


“My brother got killed in the war”: Internecine Intertextuality

Richard Thomas

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with intertextual aspects of civil war literature and with the way such intertexts complicate and intensify the aesthetic response to the suffering and loss associated with ... More


“To Be Something and Somebody in the World”

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Henry George's early life and how he hoped to make his mark doing something and, as his mother encouraged him in a departing letter, “to be something and somebody in the ... More


Exploiting the Apostles of Destruction: Anarchism, Modernism and the Penny Dreadful

Deaglán Ó Donghaile

in Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640676
eISBN:
9780748651689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers the negative impression Europeans and Americans had of anarchism during the late nineteenth century. It introduces propaganda by the deed, which provided anarchists with ... More


Introduction: The Title Controversy and the Early Presidency

Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon

in For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452987
eISBN:
9780801471919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452987.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book examines the presidential title controversy as well as the dispute's role in public acceptance of the presidency and its effect on an emerging understanding of executive leadership in the ... More


The Residents of Glenwood

Karen L. Cox

in Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635033
eISBN:
9781469635057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635033.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter introduces Jennie Merrill’s neighbors and their personal histories. Richard Henry Clay Dana, known as Dick, was descended from the Danas of New England who were both journalists and ... More


Memoir’s American Roots

G. Thomas Couser

in Memoir: An Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199826902
eISBN:
9780190252878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826902.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter attempts to identify and illuminate some precedents for the modern memoir in early genres and masterpieces of American literature. It shows that much early American literature was what ... More


Mutiny, Midshipmen, and the Middle Class

William P. Leeman

in The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833834
eISBN:
9781469604039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895825_leeman.11
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter illustrates how Americans had debated the naval academy question in the halls of Congress, in the wardrooms of navy ships, and on the pages of newspapers and magazines. Although some ... More


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