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The Tools of Science: Dialectics and Children's Literature

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter takes as its point of departure the launch of the Soviet satellite, Sputnik, in 1957 and the subsequent passage of the National Defense Education Act, which, as part of its program of ... More


Scaring Up Money for College: How the Politics of Crisis Set the Stage for Gender-Egalitarian Student Aid

Deondra Rose

in Citizenship By Degree: U.S. Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190650940
eISBN:
9780190867300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650940.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

By providing substantial financial support for college students on the basis of need, the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) blazed a trail for gender parity in public support for college ... More


Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century

Christopher P. Loss

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148274
eISBN:
9781400840052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148274.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tracks the dramatic outcomes of the federal government's growing involvement in higher education between World War I and the 1970s, and the conservative backlash against that involvement ... More


“Just Follow the Money”: The Cold War, the Humanistic Study of Religion, and the Fallacy of Insufficient Cynicism

William E. Arnal and Russell T. McCutcheon

in The Sacred Is the Profane: The Political Nature of "Religion"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199757114
eISBN:
9780199979530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757114.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the Cold War context of the late 1950s and early 1960s provided the background for the development (i.e., the funding and need to exist) of the humanistic/nontheological ... More


Devising “Constructive Peacetime Uses”

Scott Christianson

in The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255623
eISBN:
9780520945616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255623.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When World War I ended, the United States shut down its poison gas plants for a time. But General Amos Fries and the chemical industry vowed to fight the dismantling of the precious apparatus they ... More


Improvement, 1921–1925

Thomas I. Faith

in Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038686
eISBN:
9780252096624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038686.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the Chemical Warfare Service's (CWS) efforts to improve its public image and its reputation in the military in the first half of the 1920s. It shows that while the National ... More


The “New Scramble” for Africa

Rosemary Salomone

in The Rise of English: Global Politics and the Power of Language

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780190625610
eISBN:
9780190625641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625610.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines France’s efforts using the “soft power” of language to maintain a presence particularly in French-speaking Africa, and similar efforts by China in its Belt and Road Initiative ... More


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