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America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

Mark Weston Janis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579341
eISBN:
9780191722653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579341.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This book is an exploration of the ways in which Americans have perceived, applied, advanced, and frustrated international law. It demonstrates the varieties and continuities of America's approaches ... More


A History of Opinion in the U.S. Media

Ronald N. Jacobs

in The Space of Opinion: Media Intellectuals and the Public Sphere

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797929
eISBN:
9780199944170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797929.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 2 traces the history of the space of opinion and analyzes the rise of the special class of media pundits who dominate it. It chronicles the rise to influence of the newspaper columnist in the ... More


Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations

Kyle T. Bulthuis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479814275
eISBN:
9781479894178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814275.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the fifty years after the Constitution was signed in 1787, New York City grew from a port town of 30,000 to a metropolis of over half a million residents. This rapid development transformed a once ... More


Introduction Modes of Thought and Feeling in the Founding Generation

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick

in The Age of Federalism

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093810
eISBN:
9780199854127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book begins with the first appearance of the United States as a self-acknowledged nation. The nation arose with deep anxieties as to the very character the new republic was to assume. The most ... More


Education and Nation Building

Edmund L. Drago

in Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229376
eISBN:
9780823234912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229376.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the situation of education and nation building in South Carolina after the Civil War. By 1864, South Carolina educators were creating a children's literature and textbook ... More


Black Manhood and the End of Nonviolence

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the shift of some of the major groups of the Black Power movement towards aggressive violence and even guerilla warfare in the second half of the 1960s. Since the late 1950s, ... More


Assata Is Welcome Here: Black Radicalism, Political Asylum, and the Diplomacy of Exile and Freedom

Teishan A. Latner

in Cuban Revolution in America: Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469635460
eISBN:
9781469635484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635460.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Five examines Cuba’s provision of formal political asylum to political dissidents from the United States. Focusing on black radical activists such as Robert F. Williams, Eldridge Cleaver, ... More


Liberating the Pariah: Politics, The Jews, And Hannah Arendt

Leon Botstein

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents a condensed version of a piece written not long after Hannah Arendt's death in 1975. The original essay took its impetus from a request from Martin ... More


Otis Ferguson: The Way of the Camera

David Bordwell

in The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226352176
eISBN:
9780226352343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352343.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Otis Ferguson died in the Merchant Marine soon after America entered the war, but he became something of a model for the three other critics who followed. An unorthodox intellectual, he wrote slangy, ... More


Surveillance Scandals and the Downfall of the Bureau of Investigation

Jennifer Luff

in Commonsense Anticommunism: Labor and Civil Liberties between the World Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835418
eISBN:
9781469601717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869895_luff.10
Subject:
History, Economic History

During the Harding administration, the leaders of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) were behind the scenes, working closely with the Bureau of Investigation (BI). However, a series of articles ... More


The United States and Europe: 1909–1920

Constance Jordan

in Reason and Imagination: The Selected Correspondence of Learned Hand

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199899104
eISBN:
9780190260132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899104.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines Hand's correspondence from 1909 to 1920, showing his investment in the politics of the nation and his engagement with the policies of the European powers. His letters to ... More


In Defense of an Impure Transgender Politics

Isaac West

in Transforming Citizenships: Transgender Articulations of the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479832149
eISBN:
9781479826872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479832149.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter focuses on a cover story from the New Republic that declared transgender rights to be the next great civil rights issue. A close reading of the cover image and the ... More


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