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Toward Wal-Mart: The Death of the Department Store Movement

Traci Parker

in Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648675
eISBN:
9781469648699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648675.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The book concludes with an examination of the relocation of department stores to suburban shopping centers and the Sears, Roebuck, and Company affirmative action cases. Mass suburbanization, the rise ... More


Epilogue what Happened to the Early Movements?: The Child Development Field after World War II

Alice Boardman Smuts

in Science in the Service of Children, 1893-1935

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108972
eISBN:
9780300128475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108972.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book concludes by highlighting the intensified interest in social and emotional behavior, as the once-popular investigations of physical growth and physiological functioning declined in the late ... More


Mounds, Watery Places, and Death in South Florida: The Fort Center Mound-Pond Complex

Daniel M. Seinfeld

in Iconography and Wetsite Archaeology of Florida's Watery Realms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400783
eISBN:
9781683401056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400783.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter by Daniel Seinfeld revisits William Sears’s 1960s excavations at Fort Center, specifically looking at ideas about the mortuary pond. Seinfeld provides a reassessment of earlier ideas ... More


Fort Center’s Wooden Bestiary: Early Impressions from a Reanalysis

S. Margaret Spivey-Faulkner

in Iconography and Wetsite Archaeology of Florida's Watery Realms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400783
eISBN:
9781683401056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400783.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter by S. Margaret Spivey-Faulkner complements chapter 2 by revisiting earlier interpretations of the animal carvings recovered by archaeologist William Sears in the 1960s from the Fort ... More


Women’s History and the Sears Case

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the dynamics of job segregation by gender as well as the social and cultural construction of boundaries between “male” and “female” work in the retail sector. More specifically, ... More


The Key to the Continent: New York

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's mission to defend New York against the British during the American Revolution. Lee headed for New York on January 8, 1776, escorted by a group of Virginia ... More


How I Became Provost

in Stanford in Turmoil: Campus Unrest, 1966–1972

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760799
eISBN:
9780804771016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760799.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1958, the author came to Stanford University to teach modern British history. Prior to that, he spent five years at Washington University in St. Louis, where he had a greater role in faculty ... More


Force Him to Show His Hand

Kent Masterson Brown

in Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781469661995
eISBN:
9781469662015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661995.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Meade’s June 30 orders directed General George Sykes’s Fifth Corps to move to Hanover, Pennsylvania; General Henry W. Slocum’s Twelfth Corps to move to Two Taverns, Pennsylvania; General John ... More


Apparel Prices 1914–1993 and the Hulten/Bruegel Paradox

Robert J. Gordon (ed.)

in Price Index Concepts and Measurement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226148557
eISBN:
9780226148571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148571.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter describes the comparison of hedonic and matched-model (MM) indexes for apparel prices in the United States using Sears catalogue data over the period 1914–1993, and compares the ... More


Coined by Chance

Ralph Keyes

in The Hidden History of Coined Words

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190466763
eISBN:
9780197573921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190466763.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Among the many of ways in which words are born, one seldom receives its due: happenstance. Sources of new words can be fluky. Many new words have resulted from misprints (derring do), befuddlement ... More


The Rabbit Strays

Con Chapman

in Rabbit's Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190653903
eISBN:
9780190055288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653903.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

The chapter describes Johnny Hodges’s break with the Ellington orchestra in the early 1950s. He had occasionally threatened to leave the band, and in early 1951 he did so with the encouragement of ... More


Pick Them Up or Let Them Cry (for a While)?: The Passionate Debate Over Sleep Training

David Rettew

in Parenting Made Complicated: What Science Really Knows About the Greatest Debates of Early Childhood

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197550977
eISBN:
9780197551004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197550977.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter will describe the long and fascinating battle over sleep training. It covers topics like “Ferberization” and other sleep training techniques and how to use them. Data on both the ... More


Epilogue: Omens

Mark H. Lytle

in The All-Consuming Nation: Chasing the American Dream Since World War II

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197568255
eISBN:
9780197568286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197568255.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Epilogue ends with a riff on the self-storage industry as a symptom of overconsumption and an apt metaphor for the United States in the age of Trump. Its main focus is on the misperceptions Trump ... More


Buying for the Baby: Marketing to Expectant Parents

Lara Freidenfelds

in The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190869816
eISBN:
9780190052171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869816.003.0006
Subject:
History, Family History, American History: 20th Century

During the nineteenth century Americans increasingly bought rather than made their material possessions, and in the early twentieth century a robust market for baby and children’s goods emerged, via ... More


The Red-headed Stepchild

Chad Broughton

in Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199765614
eISBN:
9780197563106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199765614.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Two Weeks After BusinessWeek lauded Maytag’s remarkable success, the company broke clean from a century-old tradition. On August 12, 1999, Lloyd Ward replaced Leonard Hadley by a vote of the board ... More


El Principio Sacarino: Purity, Equilibrium, and Whiteness in the Sugar Mill

Daniel B. Rood

in The Reinvention of Atlantic Slavery: Technology, Labor, Race, and Capitalism in the Greater Caribbean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190655266
eISBN:
9780190655297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190655266.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter looks at how the 1830s discovery of “ferments” (soon to be renamed enzymes) in organic chemistry transformed sugar experts’ understanding of waste in production. The more they studied ... More


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