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Progress, Pressure, and Precocity

Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines discourses concerning the so-called increased ‘velocity’ in child development and education in England during the 19th century. The key examples of texts in these debates come ... More


PLAYS AND PLAYERS

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken finds reprieve by becoming a drama critic. An older critic gives him valuable advice that becomes the mainstay of Mencken's style: in order to get a crowd, you must give them a show. Mencken ... More


The Spirit of Brown

Roy L. Brooks

in The Racial Glass Ceiling: Subordination in American Law and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300223309
eISBN:
9780300227611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223309.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter lays the foundation for an understanding of the socio-legal race problem and possible solutions. It begins with the Supreme Court’s inglorious racial history in which the Court, from ... More


Messing, 1834–1840

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Chapter 3 explores the “Bachelor’s mess,” a phrase drawn from Buchanan’s correspondence, and notes the many ways in which their shared Washington boardinghouse intersected with the overlapping ... More


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