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Monument to Defeat: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in American Culture and Society

LAWRENCE A. TRITLE

in Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264669
eISBN:
9780191753985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Monument or memorial? Defeat or withdrawal? The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC pays tribute to more than 58,000 Americans who died fighting an unpopular war. Yet today the ‘Wall’, as it ... More


Immigrant Entrepreneurship

David Pedersen

in American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1980s, the Washington DC metropolitan area was especially attractive to lenders of U.S. dollars and major U.S. banks that were seeking access to the regional money market. The largest ... More


Melting Fields of Snow

David Pedersen

in American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with the accounts of two authors, Francisco Gavidia and Manlio Argueta, who provided two dominant perspectives of El Salvador at the end of the 1970s. In particular, it explores ... More


Introduction

David Pedersen

in American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In his 2004 book Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity, Samuel P. Huntington argued that America's national culture was at risk due to the recent decades of large-scale population ... More


Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Meyer

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520214811
eISBN:
9780520921344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214811.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Washington, D.C., is a city of powerful symbols—from the dominance of the Capitol dome and Washington Monument to the authority of the Smithsonian. This book takes us on an informative tour of the ... More


Brushing against the Golden Grain

David Pedersen

in American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the reflections of two immigrants—Gabriel Escobar and Sigfredo Chávez—who describe a profound transformation of life in the town of Intipucá in El Salvador. Escobar, a ... More


Resisting “Passive Revolution”: The Migrant Rights Movement in Washington, D.C., and New York City

Alfonso Gonzales

in Reform Without Justice: Latino Migrant Politics and the Homeland Security State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199973392
eISBN:
9780199369911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973392.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

As a way to highlight the agency of Latino migrant activists and the resiliency of the state in the face of pressures from below, chapter 5 draws on interviews with Latino migrant rights activists ... More


The Wealth of Pueblos

David Pedersen

in American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines wealth in the pueblo of Intipucá in El Salvador and among Intipuqueños living in Washington DC. It focuses on the story of Marvin Chávez, the son of a Salvadoran migrant in the ... More


Welcome to Intipucá City

David Pedersen

in American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines contemporary social relations in the pueblo of Intipucá in El Salvador, and how the country's president, Armando Calderón Sol, attempted to link a national project of governance ... More


Tales of Twelve Sister Church Relationships

Janel Kragt Bakker

in Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199328208
eISBN:
9780199369331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328208.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the grassroots arena of mission, homing in on the experience of twelve congregations involved in sister church relationships. As a way of comparing these relationships among ... More


Conclusion

David Pedersen

in American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book has explored how and why certain dominant but highly partial accounts of life have formed and circulated across El Salvador and the United States, concealing the complete history from which ... More


Coming of Age during Jim Crow

David A. Varel

in The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534886
eISBN:
9780226534916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534916.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The first chapter traces Davis’s social and intellectual influences in the first third of his life, from 1902 to 1931. In 1902, Davis was born into a relatively affluent black family in Washington, ... More


One Hears of Negro Country Clubs: Golfing the Great Migration and Harlem Renaissance

Lane Demas

in Game of Privilege: An African American History of Golf

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634227
eISBN:
9781469634241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634227.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the development of golf clubs in black communities during and after the Great Migration surrounding World War I. By the 1920s, golf had become a frequent pastime in many black ... More


Options and Models for the Future

David Pedersen

in American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes a model of counterinsurgency warfare that has guided U.S. policies in Iraq since the latter was invaded by the United States in 2003. It highlights the public appearance of El ... More


Congress Acts

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Ten details the improbable achievement of the conciliators during the last week of the congressional session in late February and early March 1861 as they assembled wafer-thin two-thirds ... More


Building the American Memorials in Europe, 1925–1933

Thomas H. Conner

in War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813176314
eISBN:
9780813176345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176314.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the creation of the first generation of ABMC sites. By the end of the 1920s, it had begun work on the erection of monuments in Europe and had hired fourteen architects for the ... More


Coda Election Fatigue: Political Emotion in Space and Time

Nathan Wolff

in Not Quite Hope and Other Political Emotions in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198831693
eISBN:
9780191869556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831693.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

If preceding chapters employed an atmospheric metaphor for thinking about politics’ affective environments the Coda argues that recent theories of temporality provide another important model for ... More


The Church of Scientology

Stuart A. Wright and Susan J. Palmer

in Storming Zion: Government Raids on Religious Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780195398892
eISBN:
9780190269982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398892.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a case study of the Church of Scientology. It begins with an overview of the government raids on the group from 1963 to 1989, followed by the history and background of ... More


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