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Roosevelt's America: The Flickering Beacon

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

Increasingly Roosevelt's 1930s America looked like European capitalism's last best hope. But what were the true lessons of its successes and obvious failures? ‘Middle’ opinion in Britain — ... More


Life on the Press: Philadelphia Evening Bulletin and New York World

Robert L. Gambone

in Life on the Press: The Popular Art and Illustrations of George Benjamin Luks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732221
eISBN:
9781604734799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732221.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the time in George Luks’s life when he began to seek out an alternative to magazine work. In January of 1894, Luks secured a position on the Philadelphia Press, rooming with ... More


The Gilded Age from the Other Side of the Tracks: Hogan’s Alley

Robert L. Gambone

in Life on the Press: The Popular Art and Illustrations of George Benjamin Luks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732221
eISBN:
9781604734799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732221.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter talks about George Luks securing work at Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World, wherein five and a half months later he would illustrate the paper’s most popular comic strip, Hogan’s Alley. ... More


“From Dumps to Glory”: Flushing Meadows and the New York World’s Fair of 1939–1940

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the environmental reclamation of Flushing Meadows for the 1939-1940 Queens world’s fair. In the 1930s, the infamous ash dump at Flushing Meadows stood as stark proof of the ... More


After the Chicago World's Fair: Exhibiting Mormonism in America, 1893–1934

Reid L. Neilson

in Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384031
eISBN:
9780199918324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384031.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The successes, as well as the failures, at Chicago helped LDS leaders realize the importance of exhibiting their ecclesiastical institution as a culturally advanced society thereafter. Striving for ... More


Epilogue: The Limits of the World of Tomorrow

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This epilogue examines suburbanization as it was celebrated by the New York World’s Fair and as the major landscape transformation of postwar greater New York. The World of Tomorrow sold visitors a ... More


Nineteenth-Century Stories and Columns

Aurora Wallace

in Media Capital: Architecture and Communications in New York City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037344
eISBN:
9780252094521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037344.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter sets Joseph Pulitzer's spectacular building for his paper, the New York World, against the moves uptown by the Herald and the Times that would begin the shift away from the ... More


New Frontiers

Vicki Ohl

in Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at the role of Kay Swift in the preparation for the 1939 New York World's Fair as director of light music. It explains that fair president Grover Whalen wanted a song by George ... More


“It’s Tough When You Have a Museum in a Mall”: How the Seaport (Almost) Succeeded

James M. Lindgren

in Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines whether the South Street Seaport realized its vision under Robert “Peter” Neill III's leadership. The Seaport was conceived as pure Sixties and its district as a “museum without ... More


Big-City Newspaperman

William E. Ellis

in Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173986
eISBN:
9780813174792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173986.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter, Ellis describes Cobb’s difficult first year in the big city. Finding a job to support his family and learning how the New York newspapers were run proved to be a daunting task. ... More


White and White and Read All Over

Felix Harcourt

in Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the place of the Ku Klux Klan in the history of newspaper publishing, and how the press culture of the 1920s helped expand an imagined community (in the formulation of Benedict ... More


“Sometimes You Just Can’t Get a Break”: How 9/11 Torpedoed the Seaport

James M. Lindgren

in Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the impact of 9/11 on the South Street Seaport Museum's historic preservation plans. In 2001, the Seaport received an initial $5 million to rehabilitate Schermerhorn Row and ... More


From Newspaperman to Short Story Writer

William E. Ellis

in Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173986
eISBN:
9780813174792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173986.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Ellis begins by describing Cobb’s successful ventures as a humorist and how his appearance played into his style. His attention to detail and offbeat subjects became a staple for Evening World ... More


Travels, the Era of World War II, and Illness

Lee Shai Weissbach

in A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783637
eISBN:
9780804786201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Beginning with an account of two trips Frieden and his wife took in the late 1930s and covering the years of World War II and its aftermath, this portion of Frieden’s memoir has something of a ... More


Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

William E. Ellis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173986
eISBN:
9780813174792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173986.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky, Irvin S. Cobb rose from his humble beginnings to national renown as one of America’s most celebrated writers during the early twentieth century. Shortly after ... More


The TRK-12: RCA’s First Mass-Marketed Television Receiver

Danielle Shapiro

in John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693405
eISBN:
9781452954318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Design

Vassos significantly shaped the Radio Corporation of America’s (RCA) installations at the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair and its first mass marketed televisions. This chapter examines the first mass ... More


Minister of Propaganda

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's propaganda campaign for incumbent Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 presidential election at the height of the Civil War. The Union's summer campaigns of 1861 had ... More


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