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Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

Charles L. Cohen and Ronald L. Numbers (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931903
eISBN:
9780199345779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931903.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries most Americans acted as though they lived in a Christian nation. Most Americans knew little about the religions of the world except that there ... More


Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland

Erin M. Kempker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041976
eISBN:
9780252050701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041976.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book maps the interplay of conservative and feminist women in Indiana during the second half of the twentieth century and proposes an alternative framework for understanding the second wave ... More


Bending Reality with Large Strawberries

Emily Pawley

in The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The introduction begins by exploring the culture of ‘agricultural giants,’ enormous, precisely-measured animals and plants. These giants were products of a massive, transatlantic culture of ... More


The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Emily Pawley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The Nature of the Future examines a place and period of enormous agricultural vitality—antebellum New York State—and follows thousands of “improving agriculturists,” part of the largest, most ... More


Introduction

Charles L. Cohen and Ronald L. Numbers

in Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931903
eISBN:
9780199345779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931903.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introduction sets the historical context for examining religious pluralism in America. The “first diversity” consisted primarily of various Protestants gathered in regional denominational ... More


Introduction

Erin M. Kempker

in Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041976
eISBN:
9780252050701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041976.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The introduction sets up the differing perspectives and world views of feminist and conservative women in the last half of the twentieth century and situates their politics in the American Midwestern ... More


Southern White Ministers and the Civil Rights Movement

Elaine Allen Lechtreck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817525
eISBN:
9781496817570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817525.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

How did southern white ministers who believed that racial segregation was against God’s teachings attempt to convince people in their churches and their communities to abandon fears of integration ... More


Religious Pluralism in Modern America: A Sociological Overview

John H. Evans

in Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931903
eISBN:
9780199345779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931903.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In reference to religion, the term “pluralism” intends something more than “diversity,” which refers to the simple fact that differences exist. Pluralism, rather, involves understanding the diverse ... More


United States of America

Mark J. P. Wolf

in Video Games Around the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262527163
eISBN:
9780262328487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527163.003.0038
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

This essay is a history of video games in the United States of America, and it contains a description of the American video game industry and how it has grown. The focus is mainly on how American ... More


The Only Thing Worth Fighting For

Robert Dallek

in Democrat and Diplomat: The Life of William E. Dodd

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199946938
eISBN:
9780190254599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199946938.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on William Dodd's reaction to Woodrow Wilson's victory in the presidential election held on November 5, 1912. It first considers Dodd's bid to become a spokesman for Virginia's ... More


Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Jennifer Brier, Jim Downs, and Jennifer L. Morgan (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book investigates the ways in which race and sex intersect, overlap, and inform each other in United States history. The book includes thought-provoking articles that explore how to view the ... More


Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia

Caroline E. Janney (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640761
eISBN:
9781469640785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640761.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The last days of fighting in the Civil War's eastern theater have been wrapped in mythology since the moment of Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House. War veterans and generations of ... More


Dr. King's Painful Dilemma

Daniel S. Lucks

in Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Martin Luther King's tortuous odyssey from civil rights activist to antiwar spokesman is explored in detail in chapters 5 and 6. Chapter 5 describes how LBJ's powerful and eloquent speech on the ... More


Vietnam and Civil Rights: The Great Diversion, 1965

Daniel S. Lucks

in Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 focuses on the simultaneity of the Johnson administration's escalation of the war in Vietnam and passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act, marking the end of de jure segregation. While the ... More


Blackface Nation: Race, Reform, and Identity in American Popular Music, 1812-1925

Brian Roberts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451503
eISBN:
9780226451787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451787.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As the United States transitioned from a rural nation to an urbanized, industrial giant between the War of 1812 and the early twentieth century, ordinary people struggled over the question of what it ... More


Introduction: The Gossamer Network

Cameron Blevins

in Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190053673
eISBN:
9780197550069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053673.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How did the American state consolidate its power over the vast and remote territory of the western United States? This chapter orients readers to the period of western expansion spanning the 1860s to ... More


Geography and State Power

Cameron Blevins

in Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190053673
eISBN:
9780197550069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053673.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 1 situates the US Post within the larger landscape of the 19th-century American state. Analyzing the geography of the US Post challenges traditional assumptions about how states are organized ... More


Pluralism: Notes on the American Catholic Experience

R. Scott Appleby

in Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931903
eISBN:
9780199345779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931903.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The religious diversity surrounding Catholics in twentieth-century America prompted them to justify their place in that society by retrieving examples of tolerance and accommodation from a previously ... More


Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women's Suffrage Movement

Allison K. Lange

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226703244
eISBN:
9780226703381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703381.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Picturing Political Power analyzes images of political power from the nation’s founding through the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Building on scholarship that focuses on antislavery ... More


Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Edward L. Glaeser and Claudia Goldin (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Despite recent corporate scandals, the United States is among the world's least corrupt nations. But in the nineteenth century, the degree of fraud and corruption in America approached that of ... More


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