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Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form

Kathleen M. Blee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842766
eISBN:
9780199951161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842766.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Democracy in the Making looks at how activist groups form. By closely observing the dynamics of 60 emerging activist efforts on the left and right over a three year period in Pittsburgh, ... More


Crime, Law, and Group Politics in Two Urban Locales

Lisa L. Miller

in The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty, and the Politics of Crime Control

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331684
eISBN:
9780199867967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331684.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the need to re-vision political mobilization and interest group activity through the lens provided by politicized urban neighborhoods. The scholarly emphasis ... More


Chapter One Fantastic Rhythm: The Pittsburgh Years

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter plots the three lines along which Strayhorn’s music developed: classical music, theater music, and jazz. After a brief biographical narrative, it investigates Strayhorn’s surviving ... More


Amyloid Imaging and (What is “Normal”?) Aging

William E. Klunk and Chester A. Mathis

in Imaging the Aging Brain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

One thing that has become clear from amyloid imaging studies is how early the full burden of plaques accumulate, often by the time a patient first develops symptoms. This finding brings with it the ... More


Making Democracy

Kathleen M. Blee

in Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842766
eISBN:
9780199951161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842766.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces major questions and arguments and outlines the direction of the book. It includes general descriptions of the data and logic of methodology and background on Pittsburgh and ... More


Giving a Damn: Essays in Dialogue with John Haugeland

Zed Adams and Jacob Browning (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035248
eISBN:
9780262335850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035248.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In his work, the philosopher John Haugeland (1945–2010) proposed a radical expansion of philosophy’s conceptual toolkit, calling for a wider range of resources for understanding the mind, the world, ... More


The Boy in His Own Company

Daniel Kremer

in Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165967
eISBN:
9780813166742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Furie was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His parents, Polish-Jewish immigrants from the same European village, raised him with progressive values that were counter to the climate and ... More


Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

Jessie B. Ramey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036903
eISBN:
9780252094422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036903.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This innovative study examines the development of institutional child care from 1878 to 1929, based on a comparison of two “sister” orphanages in Pittsburgh: the all-white United Presbyterian ... More


The Influence of the Black Press

Kathleen M. German

in Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812353
eISBN:
9781496812391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The black press had a tremendous impact on shaping and solidifying attitudes in the African American community. This chapter identifies the impact of black journalists who shaped minority public ... More


The Next Generation of Longitudinal Studies

Magda Stouthamer-Loeber

in The Future of Criminology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917938
eISBN:
9780199950430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917938.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the important role that David Farrington has played in the start-up and design of the Pittsburgh Youth Study and how he always stressed hands-on data collection and management. ... More


Ireland, My Sireland (1859–1886)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter sets the stage for Victor Herbert's upbringing. It traces Herbert's Irish roots and influential people in his life, such as his grandfather Samuel Lover who was an artist, author, ... More


Pittsburgh—Heaven and Hell (1898–1904)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By the late 1880s Herbert has composed six successful operettas when he is offered a one-year contract for the Pittsburgh Orchestra. Herbert's motivation for accepting the contract can be traced to ... More


Coda Brilliante—The Victor Herbert Orchestra (1901–1924)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Herbert decided to part ways with the Pittsburgh Orchestra at the turn of th twentieth century. The Victor Herbert Orchestra which had begun in the last three years of Herbert's residency in ... More


Examination of the built environment and prevalence of obesity: neighbourhood characteristics, food purchasing venues, green space and distribution of Body Mass Index

Tamara Dubowitz, Theresa L. Osypuk, and Kristen Kurland

in Social inequality and public health

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423207
eISBN:
9781447303398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423207.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter highlights the effect of the overall social environment on health, showing how poverty in a high-inequality society (such as the US) is spatially associated with factors that make ... More


• Hinduism in Pittsburgh: Creating the South Indian “Hindu” Experience in the United States

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter, on the impressive temple to Vishnu as Ventakesvara (Lord of the Venkata Hill) in Pittsburgh, describes what it took to transplant this major deity from the hills of Andhra Pradesh to ... More


“A New era of Labor Relations”: Teachers and the Public-Sector Labor Problem

Jon Shelton

in Teacher Strike!: Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040870
eISBN:
9780252099373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040870.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter outlines the parameters of the “public sector labor problem.” When private sector unions grew powerful after World War II, public employees organized for similar rights. In many states ... More


The Pittsburgh Teacher Strike of 1975–76 and the Crisis of the Labor-Liberal Coalition

Jon Shelton

in Teacher Strike!: Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040870
eISBN:
9780252099373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040870.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter documents the nation’s longest and most contentious teacher strike in the immediate wake of the New York City fiscal crisis of 1975, after which New York and many other cities were ... More


The University of Pittsburgh and the Black Action Society: Campbell’s Early Years as a Student Activist

Osizwe Raena Jamila Harwell

in This Woman's Work: The Writing and Activism of Bebe Moore Campbell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807588
eISBN:
9781496807625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807588.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter one commences with a detailed account of Bebe Moore Campbell’s experiences at the University of Pittsburgh. Blending social history with biography, the chapter explores Campbell’s activism ... More


Keeping Americans Safe at Work

Jonathan D. Karmel

in Dying to Work: Death and Injury in the American Workplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709982
eISBN:
9781501714382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709982.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter traces workplace safety laws and regulations from after the Civil War to the passage of the OSHAct. It features the activists, journalists,social scientists and workplace disasters that ... More


Getting Out

Bruce Dancis

in Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author discusses his release on parole from the Federal Youth Center on December 23, 1970. He first went up for parole during his fifth month of imprisonment in Ashland. His parole was quickly ... More


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