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The Demise of Protestant Moral Reform Politics

P. C. Kemeny

in The New England Watch and Ward Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190844394
eISBN:
9780190844424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844394.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

In the 1920s the Watch and Ward Society suddenly and dramatically lost its role as custodian of morally acceptable literature. In the early 1920s the organization enjoyed a string of victories, ... More


The Triptych of the Twenties: Bryan, Darrow, and Mencken and What They Meant to the White South

Angie Maxwell

in The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on journalist H. L. Mencken, attorney Clarence Darrow, and politician and activist William Jennings Bryan, whose interactions contributed to a collective regional identity for ... More


Hands-up, America!: Studies in Classic American Literature

Lee M. Jenkins

in The American Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060507
eISBN:
9780813050676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060507.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter reassesses Lawrence’s Studies in Classic American Literature in the context of its publication in the United States in 1923. In American Studies today, Lawrence’s Studiesis deemed a ... More


Savage Realism

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The new breed of realists, according to H. L. Mencken, offered not the old, flabby, kittenish realism of William Dean Howells's imitators but the sterner, more searching realism that got under the ... More


Paul Gottfried and Paleoconservatism

Seth Bartee

in Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Behind the New Threat to Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190877583
eISBN:
9780190926793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877583.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the life and work of Paul Gottfried, who is known as the founder of Paleoconservatism, a reformulation of the Right that advocated aspects of the conservatism of Edmund Burke, ... More


The Fugitive Imagination A John Brown for the Old South

R. Blakeslee Gilpin

in John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835012
eISBN:
9781469602608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869277_gilpin.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on John Scopes, a Rhea County biology teacher charged with illegally explaining evolution in his high school science class. A bonanza for journalists, the trial exposed America's ... More


How the USA Lost the Civil War

Catherine Gallagher

in Telling It Like It Wasn't: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226512389
eISBN:
9780226512556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512556.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter traces the history of the counterfactual premise that the Confederacy might have successfully seceded from the union. Beginning at the time of the war itself and continuing into our own ... More


Natchez and Richard Wright in Southern American Literature

Margaret Walker Alexander

in The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how the South is depicted in literature as both a historical region and a mythical place. It considers the work of Richard Wright, including how he was influenced by Natchez ... More


Introduction

Fred C. Smith

in Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039560
eISBN:
9781626740099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter contains a brief examination of southern plain folk and their concerns about social status. Along with that description the major thesis of this book is expanded and includes ancillary ... More


The New England Watch and Ward Society

P. C. Kemeny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190844394
eISBN:
9780190844424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844394.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

The New England Watch and Ward Society provides a new window into the history of the Protestant establishment’s prominent role in late nineteenth-century public life and its confrontation with ... More


American Journalists, Artists, and Adventurers and the Zionist Movement (1917–1947)

Shalom Goldman

in Starstruck in the Promised Land: How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652412
eISBN:
9781469652436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652412.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

Beginning with the “reconquest of Jerusalem” of the British over the Turks, this chapter details the transition to British rule and the seeds sown for future conflict. The Balfour Declaration served ... More


Mysterious Stranger: Grandpa Twain’s Dark Side

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at Mark Twain as a representation of America’s essentially double nature—the weird mix of sentimentality and cynicism, idealism and rough justice, gregariousness and loneliness ... More


Liberating “Shadow” America: Antifascism, Pluralism, and Democracy, 1932–39

John P. Enyeart

in Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042508
eISBN:
9780252051357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 traces Louis Adamic’s emergence as a leader in the antifascist vanguard. By the mid-1930s, Adamic proclaimed that the United States was ripe for fascist exploitation and pointed to the ... More


“Eleven More Months and Ten More Days”—Parts 1 and 2: Colt Brothers Accompanied by Rex Cole Mountaineers Panachord 25029

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0063
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Colt Brothers, “Eleven More Months and Ten More Days”—Pts 1 & 2, Arthur Fields, Fred Hall, H.L Mencken, rural humor, representations of “hillbillies”, and country music in the ... More


Taunt Terms: U.S.

Ralph Keyes

in The Hidden History of Coined Words

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190466763
eISBN:
9780197573921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190466763.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

More than a few of the many new words coined by exuberant Americans were created as insults. Like their counterparts abroad these terms lost their sting over time and became mainstream terminology. ... More


Concluding Thoughts

David A. Patterson Silver Wolf

in The New Addiction Treatment: From Good Intentions and Bad Intuitions to Data, Performance, and Technology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197601372
eISBN:
9780197601402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197601372.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The concluding chapter briefly revisits some of the main points of the book and makes the closing argument for a new addiction treatment system.


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