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The Manufacturers Confer

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the manufacturers' meetings concerning the formation of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first meeting was held in May 1922 at the Institution of Electrical ... More


Market Cities, People Cities: The Shape of Our Urban Future

Kevin T. Smiley

Michael Oluf Emerson (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479856794
eISBN:
9781479882922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856794.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Cities are diverging in our contemporary era. Specifically, we use our analysis of Copenhagen and Houston to argue that cities exist for one of two reasons: for markets or for people. Market Cities ... More


New World Cities: Challenges of Urbanization and Globalization in the Americas

John Tutino and Martin V. Melosi (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469648750
eISBN:
9781469648774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648750.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

For millennia, urban centers were pivots of power and trade that ruled and linked rural majorities. After 1950, explosive urbanization led to unprecedented urban majorities around the world. That ... More


Carlos Acosta

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Dance

Carlos Acosta speaks about Fernando as a teacher who introduced adolescent boys to the laws of physics in the ballet studio, and while Acosta had little direct contact with Alonso, explains how he ... More


Mourning in Migrant Spaces

Syed Akbar Hyder

in Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195373028
eISBN:
9780199851973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373028.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

From the 1970s onwards, the Shii Muslim community of Houston, Texas, has invited zakirs from India and Pakistan for Muharram. The Houston community grew from a few hundred South Asian Shias in the ... More


Believing in Ethiopians

Maghan Keita

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses contributions of African American intellectuals to the debates inherent to Martin Bernal's controversial thesis on the origins of Western Classical Civilization. Pre‐dating ... More


Postscript

Elisabeth Petry

in Can Anything Beat White?: A Black Family's Letters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033209
eISBN:
9781617030680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033209.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter presents the author’s personal messages to the various members of her family covered in this book. These include Willis S. James, Anna Houston James, Charley Hudson, Bertha James Lane, ... More


Courtrooms: Local Lawyers and Legal Activism

Jeffrey D. Gonda

in Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625454
eISBN:
9781469625478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625454.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the cases in local and appellate courts, tracing the work of anti-covenant lawyers who were the lifeblood of the fight for housing access. As these attorneys battled against ... More


Building Tradition: On Control and Authority in Vernacular Architecture

Simon J. Bronner

in Explaining Traditions: Folk Behavior in Modern Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134062
eISBN:
9780813135885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134062.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter suggests the agency of tradition, especially in the social and psychological functions enacted by individuals and groups in the intentional maintenance of vernacular architectural forms. ... More


Home Sweet Tent

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

People in Youngstown who had come to Texas seeking work told tales of harassment and jail, this chapter states. One man said police escorted him to the freeway and told him never to return to the ... More


True Bottom

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

On their first day in Houston, before they had met the Alexanders, Dale Maharidge and Michael S. Williamson had gone to skid row. At the Star Hope Rescue Mission on La Branch Street, they saw ... More


Forging Ahead in the Twenty-First Century

Antonio M. Gotto and Jennifer Moon

in Weill Cornell Medicine: A History of Cornell's Medical School

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702136
eISBN:
9781501703676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702136.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter talks about how Weill Cornell renewed its commitment to caring for patients throughout the city after the 9/11 tragedy. The first years of the new millennium were characterized by an ... More


Landmark Status: 1954–1989

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Show Boat entered the American opera house in 1954 and has slowly solidified its position as appropriate for the opera stage during a period when racial stereotypes on the ... More


From Texas to New York

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0027
Subject:
History, Military History

Pursuant to orders of the War Department, on the retirement of General Robert L. Bullard, Charles Summerall left Fort Sam Houston on January 11, 1925, and assumed command of the Second Corps Area ... More


Agreeable to a Republican Government: The Rise of Backcountry Partisanship, 1784–1785

Kevin T. Barksdale

in The Lost State of Franklin: America's First Secession

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125213
eISBN:
9780813135199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125213.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the struggle over the Franklin Constitution and the inner workings of the Franklin government from 1784 to the end of 1785, which expose the movement's fiscal motivations, ... More


Houston Toads and Texas Politics

Lauren E. Brown and Ann Mesrobian

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

A number of species of amphibians have long been recognized as sliding toward extinction. For example, Houston toads (Bufo houstonensis) were first thought to be nearing extinction forty years ago, ... More


Work in Postindustrial America

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter is an overview of the evolution of the postindustrial United States and in particular the path San Jose and Houston have taken. It sketches the history and economic progress of Silicon ... More


Place Matters: How Local Governments Enforce Immigrant Worker Rights

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter turns to the role of local government in channeling enforcement efforts. After comparing the struggle between business and labor in San Jose and Houston, the chapter recounts the debate ... More


Beyond Government: How Civil Society Serves, Organizes, and Advocates for Immigrant Workers

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter evaluates the role civil society organizations have played in implementing the rights of immigrant workers. It considers both the framing of the issue in each place and the strategies ... More


Conclusion: Making Rights Real for Immigrant Workers

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This concluding chapter offers several lessons learned from assessing the political field of immigrant worker rights in San Jose and Houston. It addresses the question of whether workers are better ... More


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