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Introduction

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is about the friendship of two women, the Empress Dowager Cixi and Sarah Pike Conger, the wife of an American diplomat stationed at Peking over the years 1898–1905. Mrs. Conger came to ... More


Game Management

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Aldo Leopold's Report on a Game Survey of the North Central States received nearly universally positive reviews. He followed it up with Game Management, a larger book detailing the history, theory, ... More


Coming of Age in America: The Transition to Adulthood in the Twenty-First Century

Mary Waters (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520270923
eISBN:
9780520950184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270923.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

What is it like to become an adult in twenty-first-century America? This book takes us to four very different places—New York City; San Diego; rural Iowa; and Saint Paul, Minnesota—to explore the ... More


Adrenaline and Gasoline

Leslie Berlin

in The Man behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195163438
eISBN:
9780199788569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163438.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter recounts Robert Noyce's boyhood years, growing up in Grinnell, Iowa, during the 1940s and 1950s, up to his graduation from Grinnell College with a double major in math and physics.


Visceral and decision-making functions of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex

Nasir Naqvi, Daniel Tranel, and Antoine Bechara

in The Orbitofrontal Cortex

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198565741
eISBN:
9780191723971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565741.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter reviews the role of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPFC) in autonomic functions and decision-making, with an emphasis on data from humans with VMPFC lesions. The somatic marker ... More


“This Nebraska Business Will Entirely Denationalize the Whig Party”

Michael F. Holt

in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161045
eISBN:
9780199849635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On December 14, Iowa's Democratic Senator Augustus Dodge introduced a bill to organize the area west of Missouri and Iowa into a Nebraska Territory. The seemingly innocuous bill was immediately sent ... More


Dean’s Demise and Taking on Bush

Daniel Kreiss

in Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199782536
eISBN:
9780199950614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782536.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with Dean’s “Sleepless Summer Tour” and ends with Kerry’s defeat at the hands of George W. Bush. Dean’s eight-city tour drew tens of thousands to rallies, revealing the extent of ... More


The Great Midwest

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

As early as the 1830s, the Old Northwest began to expand and blur into that elusive region known as the Midwest. The post-war Midwest centred on a tier of four states, Kansas, Nebraska, and the ... More


Partisans and Partners: The Politics of the Post-Keynesian Society

Josh Pacewicz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226402550
eISBN:
9780226402727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402727.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Since the 1970s, American political parties and voters have diverged: politicians and party leaders have grown more polarized, while voters’ ambivalence towards the two parties and preferences for ... More


¡Viva La Causa! in Iowa

Janet Weaver

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores how Mexican Americans in Iowa supported the national boycott of California table grapes in the 1960s while concurrently fighting for the rights of Tejano migrant workers ... More


Making History Every Day: The Iowa Labor History Oral Project and Popular Education

Jennifer Sherer

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In this chapter, the author presents an approach to teaching labor history drawn from her experience as an educator at the University of Iowa Labor Center. In particular, she focuses on the Iowa ... More


Local Vino: The Winery Boom in the Heartland

James R. Pennell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040740
eISBN:
9780252099199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040740.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The art and craft of winemaking has put down roots in the Midwest, where enterprising vintners coax reds and whites from the prairie earth while their businesses stand at the hub of a new tradition ... More


Accountability for Reasonableness in Action: Public Sector Mental Health Contracting

Norman Daniels and James E. Sabin

in Setting Limits Fairly: Can we learn to share medical resources?

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149364
eISBN:
9780199865123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149364.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter looks at how public contracting for mental health care delivered by private, for-profit, managed care organizations can contain measures to ensure such accountability. Specifically, it ... More


Under the Blue Sky of Iowa: Those who Write in their Own Language

Minae Mizumura

in The Fall of Language in the Age of English

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163026
eISBN:
9780231538541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163026.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes Minae Mizumura's stay in Iowa as part of the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa, a program designed to give foreign writers a taste of university life in ... More


Straight from the Heartland: Coming of Age in Ellis, Iowa

Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas

in Coming of Age in America: The Transition to Adulthood in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520270923
eISBN:
9780520950184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270923.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Young people in Iowa were much more expected to follow a “traditional” transition to adulthood than other young people nationally, or the other young people in the cities characterized in this book. ... More


Where is Russia's New Music?: Iowa, That's Where

Richard Taruskin

in On Russian Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249790
eISBN:
9780520942806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249790.003.0036
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the discussions on Russian classical music and operas presented at the music festival titled “The Russian Contemporary Music Festival,” organized by the Iowa City institution ... More


God's Chosen Sojourners: The Inspirationists of Amana, Iowa

S. Scott Rohrer

in Wandering Souls: Protestant Migrations in America, 1630-1865

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833728
eISBN:
9781469604305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895870_rohrer.10
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter tells the story of the Inspirationists, a German and Swiss group led by their prophet to Iowa in the mid-1850s after God told them to leave upstate New York and move west. It notes that ... More


Hotspots

Michael Lannoo

in Malformed Frogs: The Collapse of Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255883
eISBN:
9780520942530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255883.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes several malformed frog hotspots, and also describes a staterun aquacultural site from northwestern Iowa that produces malformed frogs. It presents four sets of radiographs of ... More


Epilogue

H. Roger Grant

in Follow the Flag: A History of the Wabash Railroad Company

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747779
eISBN:
9781501747793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747779.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter talks about the last moments of the Wabash Railroad before it was completely derailed. There are other remnants of the Wabash in place. A variety of small-town depots remain, and a few ... More


We Got Along Splendid: (1844–1848)

Quincy D. Newell

in Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, a Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199338665
eISBN:
9780190932176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199338665.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After Joseph Smith’s death, Jane Manning worked for his successor, Brigham Young, and she married another black convert, Isaac James. When the Mormons left Nauvoo in 1846, Jane and Isaac James ... More


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