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The Twentieth Century

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes the aftermath of WWII and the challenges society faced in housing and caring for the generation of baby boomers who were born into extreme deprivation. It discusses ... More


El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century

Jill Edwards (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165818
eISBN:
9781617971297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This new collection of studies presents fresh insights into a war fought over unusually difficult terrain and with exceptional supply demands. From the ongoing Italian geomorphic study of the Alamein ... More


Dark Lens: Imaging Germany, 1945

Françoise Meltzer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226625638
eISBN:
9780226625775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226625775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book draws on literature and a never-before-seen cache of photographs taken by a member of the French Resistance (who is also the author's mother), immediately following the Allied bombing of ... More


Dictionaries of Military Slang

Coleman Julie

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter considers dictionaries of military slang from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam as well as some WWI glossaries published during this period. RAF slang is well represented in the British and ... More


Music, Mourning, and War: Henryk Górecki’s Third Symphony and the Politics of Remembering

Maria Cizmic

in Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734603
eISBN:
9780199918546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734603.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 3, “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs,” and the ways in which it engages historical memory by referencing numerous traumatic events that shaped Poland’s ... More


The President and American Capitalism Since 1945

Mark H. Rose and Roger Biles (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056524
eISBN:
9780813053455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056524.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This anthology contributes to the literature on the history of capitalism and connects the fields of political history, business history, and presidential studies. The essays demonstrate the ... More


Journey to Poland: Documentary Landscapes of the Holocaust

Maurizio Cinquegrani

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474403573
eISBN:
9781474453592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403573.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Journey to Poland: Documentary Landscapes of the Holocaust provides a new topographical methodology for the study of cinema and the Holocaust and addresses crucial issues of memory and history in ... More


Communism and anti-Communism in early Cold War Italy: Language, symbols and myths

Andrea Mariuzzo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526121875
eISBN:
9781526138712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526121875.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The struggle in projects, ideas and symbols between the strongest Communist Party in the West and an anti-Communist and pro-Western government coalition was the most peculiar founding element of the ... More


Shifting Demographics: The Arrival of Ashkenazi and Iraqi Jews

Lior B. Sternfeld

in Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781503606142
eISBN:
9781503607170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503606142.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 1 explores ways that the Jewish community became more diverse following World War II. It examines the sociological and demographic transformations that the Jewish population experienced ... More


The Latest Catastrophe: History, the Present, the Contemporary

Henry Rousso

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226165066
eISBN:
9780226165370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165370.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In this book Rousso sets two tasks for himself: (1) to provide a history of the problem of “contemporariness” in history writing; (2) to analyze how contemporary history came to be a sub-discipline ... More


British Labour and developments in Ireland in the immediate post-war years

Peter Collins

in The British Labour Party and Twentieth-Century Ireland: The cause of Ireland, the cause of Labour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096013
eISBN:
9781526103963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096013.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter looks at the British Labour cabinet’s response to events in Ireland in the wake of World War Two. That response was coloured by the lingering hostility in Britain regarding Éire’s ... More


Country to City, circa 1949–1954

Emily Satterwhite

in Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813130101
eISBN:
9780813135854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130101.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In Chapter 3, readers' responses to Harriett Simpson Arnow's agrarian Hunter's Horn (1949) and her migration-themed The Dollmaker (1954) illustrate white American concerns about mobility and “roots” ... More


Introduction: Military Might, Melodious Music

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter briefly discusses an in-depth study of the US Navy Steel Band and its relationship within the scope of two overarching narratives: the development of post-WWII military ... More


Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Hans van de Ven, Diana Lary, and Stephen MacKinnon (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789660
eISBN:
9780804793117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Before WWII, China mattered little in international relations. Afterwards, it was recognized as one of the victorious allies, it secured a permanent seat in the UN’s Securty Council, and it had ... More


To Change a Culture

Lan Cao

in Culture in Law and Development: Nurturing Positive Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199915231
eISBN:
9780199362936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915231.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter demonstrates how a thick conception of development necessitates an examination of both law and culture. First, the chapter deals with culture change in Turkey, Japan, and Germany., which ... More


The Man and the Image

Amir Engel

in Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428635
eISBN:
9780226428772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428772.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The concluding chapter of this book sets out to discuss the difference between Scholem’s image and his portrait, as it was painted in throughout the book. And it sets to explain Scholem’s enduring ... More


J. G. Ballard, a.k.a. Shanghai Jim

D. Harlan Wilson

in J. G. Ballard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041433
eISBN:
9780252050039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041433.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This biographical chapter traces Ballard’s life from Shanghai, China, where he was interned as a child in a Japanese prison camp during WWII, to Shepperton, England, where he spent most of his adult ... More


France’s Deluded Quest for Allies: Safeguarding Territorial Sovereignty and the Balance of Power in East Asia, 1931–1945

Marianne Bastid-Bruguiere

in Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789660
eISBN:
9780804793117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on France’s efforts to maintain a role in East Asian affairs and protect its control of French Indo-China. The chapter traces the decline of French influence to WWI, examines ... More


An Imperial Envoy: Shen Zonglian in Tibet, 1943–1946

Chang Jui-te

in Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789660
eISBN:
9780804793117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

China’s relations with Tibet have been, and are, a frequent source of difficulty. During WWII, they achieved a nadir, leading the Nationalists to appoint a high level representative who set out, with ... More


The Evolution of the Relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and the Comintern during the Sino-Japanese War

Yang Kuisong

in Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789660
eISBN:
9780804793117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

During WWII, Stalin’s policy in East Asia aimed at drawing Japan into a quagmire in China so as to avoid fighting a war on two fronts. This meant supporting the Nationalists in China, the only force ... More


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