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Government by the Privileged

Nicholas Carnes

in The Cash Ceiling

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter opens the discussion on why working-class Americans—people employed in manual labor, service industry, or clerical jobs—almost never go on to hold political office in the United States. ... More


Conclusion: “say something american if you dare”

Joshua L. Miller

in Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195336993
eISBN:
9780199893997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336993.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book's aim has been to relate part of one eventful segment of the longer history of U.S. language politics: the years between 1898 and 1945. The study has been predominantly concerned with ... More


The Peace Puzzle: America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011

Daniel C. Kurtzer, Scott B. Lasensky, William B. Quandt, Steven L. Spiegel, and Shibley Z. Telhami

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451478
eISBN:
9780801465864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451478.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Each phase of Arab–Israeli peacemaking has been inordinately difficult in its own right, and every critical juncture and decision point in the long process has been shaped by U.S. politics and the ... More


Challenging the Union: American Repeal and U.S. Diplomacy

David Sim

in A Union Forever: The Irish Question and U.S. Foreign Relations in the Victorian Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451843
eISBN:
9780801469688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451843.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter looks at Irish political leader Daniel O'Connell's transatlantic campaign for the repeal of the Act of Union between Britain and Ireland in the 1840s. O'Connell's campaign received ... More


Immigrants and Electoral Politics: Nonprofit Organizing in a Time of Demographic Change

Heath Brown

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704833
eISBN:
9781501705922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704833.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book addresses an important set of questions about the current state and future trajectory of U.S. politics in the midst of increasing racial and ethnic diversity. The book's analysis of voting ... More


Conclusion

Alvin B. Tillery

in Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448973
eISBN:
9780801461019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448973.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter evaluates the contributions of the strategic behavior model of black elite activism in the U.S. foreign policymaking arena. As this book illustrates, black leaders often take ... More


The rise of the moral agenda and American public opinion

Ashbee Edward

in The Bush Administration, Sex and the Moral Agenda

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072765
eISBN:
9781781701294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072765.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces the emergence of the moral agenda as a key issue in American public opinion and in U.S. politics. It explains that moral and cultural concerns became frontline political issues ... More


Reconstruction's Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains

Steven E. Nash

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626246
eISBN:
9781469628080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626246.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Reconstruction typically brings to mind war-torn plantations and battles over the meaning of freedom after the Civil War. Slavery was such a central part of southern life—permeating every aspect of ... More


“Ranch Stiffs” and “Beach Cowboys” in the Shrinking Public Sphere: Sexual Domestication in and

Nicole Seymour

in Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037627
eISBN:
9780252094873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037627.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter counters universal readings of Brokeback Mountain (2005) as either a simplistic pastoral that romanticizes the American West, or a universal love story in service of gay normalization by ... More


Communism On the Shop Floor and Off

Nelson Lichtenstein

in A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics, and Labor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037856
eISBN:
9780252095122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037856.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses how Communism continues to generate the same kind of debates that divided the left, and the left from the right, more than half a century ago. In some instances, documents ... More


Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Micaela di Leonardo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

Black Radio is a window into the most famous radio show you never heard of. The Tom Joyner Morning Show is a quarter-century-old syndicated black morning radio show reaching more than eight million ... More


The United States and the Contraband Slave Trade to Brazil, 1831–1856

Leonardo Marques

in The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300212419
eISBN:
9780300224733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212419.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 5 discusses the forms of U.S. participation in the transatlantic slave trade to Brazil during the illegal era. It shows how Portuguese and Brazilian slave traders employed multiple U.S. ... More


Introduction

Rafael Alarcón, Luis Escala, and Olga Odgers

in Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284852
eISBN:
9780520960527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284852.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Mexican migration and integration to the United States. The migration of Mexicans to the United States stands out by virtue of its volume and its ... More


Female Quixotism and the Fantasy of Region

Michael J. Drexler and Ed White

in The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871674
eISBN:
9781479888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871674.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Tabitha Gilman Tenney's Female Quixotism (1801) and how it maps the Founders system's emergence and political mobilization. Female Quixotism serves as a counterpoint to the ... More


Epilogue: Of Violent Others and Orders of Violence

Anthony W. Fontes

in Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297081
eISBN:
9780520969599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297081.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The final chapter traces the fates of several main characters in prison and on the street through the chaos of Guatemalan politics in recent years. It splices these narratives into a discussion of ... More


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