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Massive Resistance and Minimum Compliance: The Origins of the 1957 Little Rock School Crisis and the Failure of School Desegregation in the South

John A. Kirk

in Massive Resistance: Southern Opposition to the Second Reconstruction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177862
eISBN:
9780199870189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177862.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter asserts that scholars who focus on the scenes of violent unrest precipitated by the political antics of Governor Orval Faubus misrepresent the real character of the crisis. It focuses ... More


Introduction

Jane Naomi Iwamura

in Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738601
eISBN:
9780199894604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738601.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As an entrée to the book, this chapter lays out the theoretical framework of the analysis, including the concepts of Virtual Orientalism and the icon of the Oriental Monk. Early visual constructions ... More


Symbolic Fathers and the Revenge of the Dutiful Daughters

Veronica Makowsky

in Susan Glaspell's Century of American Women: A Critical Interpretation of Her Work

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078664
eISBN:
9780199855117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078664.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In Glaspell’s two novels of the 1930s, Ambrose Holt and Family (1931) and The Morning is Near Us (1939), sons remain essential as a woman’s only possible means for a better future in a world that ... More


Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Danny Orbach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Imperial Japanese soldiers were notorious for blindly following orders, and their enemies in the Pacific War derided them as “cattle to the slaughter.” But, in fact, the Imperial Japanese Army had a ... More


Nightingales in Berkeley Square

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

This chapter looks closely at the Astaires’ relationship, both professional and personal, with producer Charles Dillingham for whom they did three shows between 1919 and 1922. The first two shows ... More


Blossoms

John A. Stempien and John Linstrom (eds)

in The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion: Essential Writings

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501740237
eISBN:
9781501740275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740237.003.0023
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This essay celebrates the joy of flowers, which are described as part of the "background" of the common day. The sense appeal of blossoms represents more than profit, botany, or gardening. It is the ... More


Florida A&M Develops a Sporting Congregation

Derrick E. White

in Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652443
eISBN:
9781469652467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652443.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the development of Florida A&M’s football program. From its beginnings in 1896 through the early 1930s, FAMU’s football teams were not very good. Ironically, FAMU’s football ... More


The Golden Age of Black College Football Begins

Derrick E. White

in Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652443
eISBN:
9781469652467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652443.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

The post-World War II period began the highwater mark for Black college football generally and Florida A&M specifically. Gaither returned to coaching in 1945 after brain surgery. FAMU expanded its ... More


Act Three: Scene Two (1914–1924)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Society of American Dramatists and Composers gathered on its twenty-first birthday to pay tribute to its most illustrious member, Victor Herbert. Following this comes a discussion of The Only ... More


A Ziegfeld Soprano and a Shubert Tenor

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The performers playing the six white leads in Show Boat exercised considerable influence over how Hammerstein and Kern wrote their roles. Draft scripts and other archival evidence demonstrate the ... More


An Eye for Trees

Richard Higgins and Richard Higgins

in Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Thoreau observed the shape, color, texture and stance of trees. His eye took in all—root, trunk, bark, branch and crown, leaf, blossom and cone. He knew them all over Concord—birches, basswoods, ... More


The Sun Also Shone: Embracing Life

James L. Huffman

in Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872915
eISBN:
9780824877866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872915.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The brighter aspects of hinmin life are examined here, with poor people seen as agents who embraced challenges and sought to enjoy life. At work, many found meaning in what they did, even as they ... More


My Perilous Girlhood

Yuan-tsung Chen

in The Secret Listener: An Ingenue in Mao's Court

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197573341
eISBN:
9780197573372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197573341.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In early 1941 , Yuan-tsung’s family moved to Chongqing, the wartime capital of the Nationalist government, where she attended the prestigious Nankai Middle School and went through the trials and ... More


The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

Michael Marder

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169035
eISBN:
9780231538138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169035.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in ... More


Prologue

William A. Everett

in Sigmund Romberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111835
eISBN:
9780300138351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111835.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the life and career of Hungarian-born composer Sigmund Romberg. This volume examines the reasons why Romberg has been ignored by the ... More


Continued Success: The Magic Melody and Blossom Time

William A. Everett

in Sigmund Romberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111835
eISBN:
9780300138351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111835.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the success of Sigmund Romberg's operettas The Magic Melody and Blossom Time. It explains that The Magic Melody was produced by Wilner-Romberg Productions and that though the ... More


Exploring New Possibilities: From Cherry Blossoms to The New Moon

William A. Everett

in Sigmund Romberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111835
eISBN:
9780300138351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111835.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines operettas by Sigmund Romberg that represented a fundamental paradigm shift from his earlier works for the Shuberts. These include his collaboration with George Gershwin called ... More


Cherry Blossom: From Resistance to Rebellion, 1931

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the Cherry Blossom Society's rebellion of 1931. The Cherry Blossom Society, or Sakura-kai, was a clandestine organization whose activities precipitated a wave of military ... More


The Pendulum Swings … and Swings Again

Naomi Greene

in From Fu Manchu to Kung Fu Panda: Images of China in American Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838355
eISBN:
9780824869755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838355.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores the historical arc of American film representations of China in the context of the tensions between the self and the other or, more generally, those between America and China. ... More


Yan Lianke’s Vacillation: To Be or Not to Be Zhuangzi?

Liu Jianmei

in Zhuangzi and Modern Chinese Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190238155
eISBN:
9780190238179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238155.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter delves into the struggling inner world of Yan Lianke, who vacillates between participating in social reform and retreating into the reclusive world. His novel Lenin’s Kisses depicts a ... More


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