Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 45 items

  • Keywords: Train x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Wendy Wall

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329100
eISBN:
9780199870226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329100.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For fifty years, scholars and popular commentators have portrayed the decades immediately following World War II as a time of unusually deep and well-grounded national unity, a period when postwar ... More


Dynamics of Consumer-Resource Systems with Discrete Reproduction: Multiple Resources and Confronting Model Predictions with Empirical Data

André M. de Roos and Lennart Persson

in Population and Community Ecology of Ontogenetic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137575
eISBN:
9781400845613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137575.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter considers models where processes like foraging, metabolism, and mortality are continuous, whereas reproduction is assumed to take place as a discrete event at the start of the growth ... More


The Freedom Train

Wendy L. Wall

in Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329100
eISBN:
9780199870226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329100.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the politics behind the most ambitious postwar effort to promote a consensual vision of the nation: the Freedom Train of the late 1940s. Conceived in office of Attorney General ... More


Crusading for Freedom at Home and Abroad

Wendy L. Wall

in Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329100
eISBN:
9780199870226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329100.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Beginning in the late 1940s, government officials and an array of private elites worked to enlist civil society in general—and immigrants and their children in particular—in efforts to project the ... More


Get Out or Get Involved: Revolutionary Change and Conflicting Visions of Freedom

Andrea J. Queeley

John M. Kirk (ed.)

in Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061092
eISBN:
9780813051376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061092.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 2 explores the impact of the 1959 revolution on Anglo-Caribbean communities through the recollections of the children and grandchildren of immigrants who came of age in the early ... More


The Transport

John K. Stutterheim

in The Diary of Prisoner 17326: A Boy's Life in a Japanese Labor Camp

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823231508
eISBN:
9780823250745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231508.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

The events of this chapter take place over the first two days in which the author and his family are transported from their home village to imprisonment. Along the way, the author is subjected to ... More


The Opposing Transport Systems

Charles R. Shrader

in A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165752
eISBN:
9780813165950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 6, the author describes and compares the transportation systems of the two sides, particularly with respect to their adaptability to the climate, terrain, and operational environment in ... More


Liberalism and American Stories of Peoplehood

Marc Stears

in Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600670
eISBN:
9780191738203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600670.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Opening by comparing Freeden’s approach to liberalism and that taken by Hartz in his celebrated Liberal Tradition in America, this chapter examines the status of liberal thinking in the US in the ... More


On the American Stage

Sarah Morelli

in A Guru's Journey: Pandit Chitresh Das and Indian Classical Dance in Diaspora

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042867
eISBN:
9780252051722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042867.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter situates Pandit Chitresh Das’s work within the history of first-generation Indian Americans and other South Asian culture bearers who helped influence US attitudes toward India’s culture ... More


Damnable Conspiracies

R. Scott Huffard Jr.

in Engines of Redemption: Railroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652818
eISBN:
9781469652832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652818.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter traces anxieties over railroad safety and train wrecks in the South, which had the nation’s most dangerous railroads by the 1890s. As carnage piled up on the South’s rail lines, ... More


American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Jeffrey P. Moran

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The question of teaching evolution in public schools is a continuing and frequently heated political issue in America. From Tennessee's Scopes Trial in 1925 to recent battles that have erupted in ... More


Kesilir

John K. Stutterheim

in The Diary of Prisoner 17326: A Boy's Life in a Japanese Labor Camp

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823231508
eISBN:
9780823250745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231508.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

In this chapter, the author tells of how his family journeyed to the labour camp in which his father was being detained. Along the way, the author found himself seated on a train beneath cargo ... More


Vadim Abdrashitov and Alexander Mindadze’s The Train Stopped (1982): Film as a Metaphor for Consciousness

Alyssa DeBlasio

in The Filmmaker's Philosopher: Merab Mamardashvili and Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474444484
eISBN:
9781474476638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444484.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Most of Mamardashvili’s direct commentary on film comes from “The Aesthetics of Thinking,” a lecture series he delivered to students at Tbilisi State University during the 1986–7 academic year. Most ... More


The Anti-Tourist: Jenny Diski's Skating to Antarctica and Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America with Interruptions

Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

in Transatlantic Women's Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624454
eISBN:
9780748652242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624454.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Jenny Diski's travel memoirs Skating to Antarctica and Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking around America with Interruptions, suggesting that these works celebrate the ... More


Enter the revenant

Geraldine Cousin

in Playing For Time: Stories of Lost Children, Ghosts and the Endangered Present in Contemporary Theatre

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061974
eISBN:
9781781700976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061974.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter discusses ghost characters in six Irish plays: Conor McPherson's award-winning The Weir, Shining City, Stewart Parker's Pentecost and three plays by Marina Carr: The Mai, Portia Coughlan ... More


Re-Imagining the Practice of Law: Popular Twentieth-Century Fiction by American Lawyer/Authors

David Ray Papke

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the lives and works of five 20th-century American lawyers/authors. These lawyers/authors are Melville Davisson Post, Arthur Train, Erle Stanley Gardner, Scott Turrow, and John ... More


ARTIST | SURGEON: ‘You were my best work’

Jez Conolly and Emma Westwood

in Seconds

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800859289
eISBN:
9781800852396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859289.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Discussion of the importance of artistry, be it through artistic creativity, surgical prowess or filmmaking choices, with an examination of the identity crisis experienced by post-war American middle ... More


“Flat Wheel Train Blues”—Nos. 1 and 2: Red Gay and Jack Wellman Brunswick 523

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0060
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Red Gay, Jack Wellman, “Flat Wheel Train Blues”—No. 1 & 2, train songs, rural humor, old-time fiddling, Brunswick Records, location recording, and radio


A Country for Old Men: The South of Clyde Edgerton’s Early Novels

Robert Donahoo

in Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses Clyde Edgerton's early novels, whose characters define themselves and the essential nature of contemporary life in the South. If we accept Erik Bledsoe's description of the ... More


Finessing the Interval

Michael Fisch

in An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo's Commuter Train Network

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226558417
eISBN:
9780226558691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558691.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter one traces the emergence of operation beyond capacity in Tokyo’s commuter train network as a schema of operation that evolves in conjunction with rapid urbanization over the course of a ... More


View: