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The Saunderson Family and Gaelic Ireland

Alvin Jackson

in Colonel Edward Saunderson: Land and Loyalty in Victorian Ireland

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204985
eISBN:
9780191676437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204985.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the significance of the Cavan acres for the Saundersons, and helps unravel the tortuous processes by which they were divested of this property. Sanderson, the Saunderson ... More


Surrender and Capitulation in the Middle East in the Age of the Crusades

John France

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The great age of crusading in the Middle East, from 1095 to 1291, witnessed a collision between peoples inspired by rival religions, each of which had its own conception of Holy War. Crusading was ... More


Sculpture at Heroes’ Acre, Harare, Zimbabwe: Classical Influences?

Jessie Maritz

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on material culture, using both Greek and Roman analogues in discussing the sculpture at National Heroes’ Acre in Zimbabwe. It compares the formal and thematic aspects of the ... More


Reparations for Slavery and Lydia Maria Child’s Reconstruction of the Family

Jeffory A. Clymer

in Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199897704
eISBN:
9780199980123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897704.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In the early years of Reconstruction, a number of black citizens, white Radical Republicans, and several novelists called for reparations for the formerly enslaved. Chapter 4 focuses especially on ... More


Battles at Home and Abroad

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0040
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author describes England's conquests by land during the late war and traces the origin of the war with Tippoo Sultan. He reflects on the events of the war and Napoleon Buonaparte's invasion of ... More


Getting into the Picture Business

Ian Christie

in Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226105628
eISBN:
9780226610115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610115.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Edison’s kinetoscope, launched in 1893 after his success with the phonograph, continued the 19th century’s fascination with reproductive novelties, also typified by the stereoscope. Kinetoscopes, ... More


The South's Countersuit: William Mac-Creary Burwell's White Acre vs. Black Acre

Jeannine Marie DeLombard

in Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830864
eISBN:
9781469605791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887738_delombard.10
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses William Mac-Creary Burwell's White Acre vs. Black Acre, a proslavery novel that relates with humor the history of the quarrel between the North and the South with reference to ... More


Tracing Trauma in Rape Fiction of the Long 1990s

Robin E. Field

in Writing the Survivor: The Rape Novel in Late Twentieth-Century American Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781942954835
eISBN:
9781800341838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954835.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The 1990s rape novels depict contested stories of sexual assault by employing the rhetorical techniques of postmodernism and writing about trauma to eschew the linear narration of realism that ... More


The AFSC in Israel

Nancy Gallagher

in Quakers in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict: The Dilemmas of NGO Humanitarian Activism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161056
eISBN:
9781617970177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161056.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the next phase of the history described in this book, the AFSC dispatched three workers to Israel to distribute emergency relief under UN auspices and to work toward the rehabilitation and ... More


Multiple worlds

Don Randall

in David Malouf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068324
eISBN:
9781781701140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068324.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyses Fly Away Peter and Harland's Half Acre, which bring Malouf into focus as a writer of multiple-worlds fictions. In Fly Away Peter, the pluralisation of the fictional world gives ... More


Fixing Stocking Rates: Monitoring and the Politics of Measurement

Nathan F. Sayre

in The Politics of Scale: A History of Rangeland Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226083117
eISBN:
9780226083391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083391.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter 4 looks at the scientific struggle to determine carrying capacities and the political struggle to impose them on ranchers in the form of stocking rates. It took the Forest Service decades of ... More


Wasteland Island

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162547
eISBN:
9780300163742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162547.003.0010
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explores the origin of John Sinclair's political arithmetic of land use to determine the precise measure of marginal soil still available for improvement in the Highlands. The changing ... More


Emergent Socio-Environmental Development in Amazonia

Marianne Schmink

in Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060675
eISBN:
9780813050942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060675.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Barely noticeable against the backdrop of Brazil’s growing reputation as a development powerhouse in agroindustry and infrastructural construction, inhabitants of the Amazon region are engaged in a ... More


To the New Millennium

David Clarke

in Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 years

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748678891
eISBN:
9780748689286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678891.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter completes the Glasgow story covering the huge expansion of teaching and research in astronomy locally, nationally and internationally from the 1950s. Following Smart's retirement, Peter ... More


Contested Frontiers: Territory and Power in Euclides da Cunha’s Amazonian Texts

Cinthya Torres

in Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786941831
eISBN:
9781789623598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941831.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This essay explores the political and discursive mechanisms Brazilian writer Da Cunha employs to build a historical past for Brazil in the Amazon, while simultaneously discrediting Bolivia and Peru’s ... More


Markets, politics and profits

Patrick Grattan

in Oasts and Hop Kilns: A History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622515
eISBN:
9781800853300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622515.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

The appeal of hops to gamblers. Disputes and law suits over dried hops. Frequent revisions of the Law to close illegal practices. Management of tithes for the clergy led to other disputes. Seasonal ... More


The Land Giants

Jason Vuic

in The Swamp Peddlers: How Lot Sellers, Land Scammers, and Retirees Built Modern Florida and Transformed the American Dream

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781469663333
eISBN:
9781469663173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469663333.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Unveiled in 1957, the Mackles Brothers’ $10 down, $10 a month sales campaign brought millions in revenue, and led to the creation of the publically-traded General Development Corporation (GDC) and ... More


This Division between Faith in Democracy and Power Descending from Authority: From Raleigh to Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the first leg of Jonathan Daniels's trip through the textile mill towns of North and South Carolina and into Tennessee. His ambivalent attitude toward working-class white ... More


Producer Dynamics in Agriculture Empirical Evidence

Mary Clare Ahearn, Penni Korb, and Jet Yee

in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226172569
eISBN:
9780226172576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172576.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter provides new statistics on the entry, exit, and growth of farms using data from the U.S. Census of Agricultures from 1978 to 1997. Entry and exit statistics can reflect sales or leases ... More


The Individual's Ghost: Towards a New Mythology of the Postmodern

Leslie Heywood

in American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237365
eISBN:
9781846312540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237365.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter calls for a cultural and literary theory that refocuses on ‘multicultural postmodernism’. It criticizes theoretical assertions that marginalize race and gender, and provides fresh ways ... More


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