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“We are not dealing entirely with the past”: Americans Remember Lewis & Clark

John Spencer

in Lewis & Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228399
eISBN:
9780520937147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228399.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter studies the Lewis and Clark centennial. It demonstrates that the anniversary hype of 1904 came from railroad pamphlets, the expansionist wars of Theodore Roosevelt, and boosterism. It ... More


Communion

Matt Tierney

in Dismantlings: Words against Machines in the American Long Seventies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746413
eISBN:
9781501746567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746413.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explains communion as a planetary practice of collective self-identification. Communion takes shape in opposition to teletechnological ideals of global togetherness. Opposed to the ... More


Dynamics of Small-Town Change

Sonya Salamon

in Newcomers to Old Towns: Suburbanization of the Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734125
eISBN:
9780226734118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734118.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the dynamics of small town-change in the U.S. and analyzes how and why rural places are transformed. It describes rural communities as being characterized by tension between ... More


Boosterism Breeds Suburbanization: Bunkerton

Cynthia Loula

in Newcomers to Old Towns: Suburbanization of the Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734125
eISBN:
9780226734118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734118.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter presents a case study of the role of boosterism in the suburbanization process in the rural town of Bunkerton, Illinois. After decades of decline, merchant-led initiatives achieved a ... More


In Search of Explanatory Models

Christian Montès

in American Capitals: A Historical Geography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080482
eISBN:
9780226080512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080512.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter draws on a diachronic perspective to identify explanatory models putting the processes of capitals’ selection in the larger framework of the American territorial construction. It thus ... More


Making Fairyland Real

Julio Capó Jr.

in Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635200
eISBN:
9781469635217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635200.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the lives of some of the queer women and men who helped tailor Miami’s fairyland image as a site of nonconformity that lacked the rigidity ascribed to larger, industrial urban ... More


Slowing Uranium in Australia: Lessons for Urgent Transition beyond Coal, Gas, and Oil

James Goodman and Stuart Rosewarne

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

If keeping fossil fuels in the ground requires a perceptual shift from viewing them as highly valued, net beneficial resources to seeing them as costly, planetary threats, then Australia’s ... More


Introduction

Henry Knight

in Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044811
eISBN:
9780813046396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044811.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introductory chapter sets out the comparative nature of the book: an investigation into how two American states, California and Florida, competed with one another while selling themselves as ... More


Orienting the Gateway to the Pacific: Reconsidering Japan and Reshaping Civic Identity

Meredith Oda

in The Gateway to the Pacific: Japanese Americans and the Remaking of San Francisco

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226592602
eISBN:
9780226592886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226592886.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter charts Japan’s movement to the heart of San Francisco’s “Gateway to the Pacific” identity and the beginnings of the city’s transpacific urbanism. Local, regional, and global conditions ... More


Boosters, Saracens, and Indians

Pamela H. Simpson

in Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on cereal architecture. It discusses the role of boosters in the promotion of the Midwest. Several case studies offer evidence of patterns of overlapping interests in land ... More


Technicolor Consciousness

Justin Gautreau

in The Last Word: The Hollywood Novel and the Studio System

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190944551
eISBN:
9780190944599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944551.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Reapproaching more canonical Hollywood novels in the context of three-color Technicolor and the Production Code, this chapter argues that Nathanael West’s The Day of the Locust and Raymond Chandler’s ... More


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