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Samuel Insull: Architect and Prime Mover of the Electric Utility Business in the United States

Jeremiah D. Lambert

in The Power Brokers: The Struggle to Shape and Control the Electric Power Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029506
eISBN:
9780262330985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029506.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Using the career of Samuel Insull as a template, this chapter describes the origins and development of the electric power business in the United States from the 1890’s to the early 1930’s. During ... More


The Birth of Midtown

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There are two misconceptions about why Midtown emerged. First is the bedrock valley and second is Grand Central Station. This chapter demonstrates the true cause of Midtown’s rise as a skyscraper ... More


Edifice Complex?: The Cause of the 1920s Building Boom

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The skyscraper boom of the Roaring Twenties has not been subjected to much rigorous study. What caused it? There are two conventional stories: The ego story and the financing story. The ego story ... More


The Aftermath

Ian Campbell

in The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy's National Shame

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190674724
eISBN:
9780190943172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674724.003.0009
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter describes the immediate aftermath of the three-day massacre, including the efforts by the French and American envoys, Albert Bodard and Cornelius Van Engert, to manage the deteriorating ... More


The Virtual Jazz World

Ken Prouty

in Knowing Jazz: Community, Pedagogy, and Canon in the Information Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031632
eISBN:
9781617031649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031632.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter talks about what is called virtual jazz, and the virtual jazz world. The earliest days of this virtual jazz world have been summed by Bret Primack—writer for Jazz Times in 1998—as the ... More


Mirror worlds?

David Gelernter

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195068122
eISBN:
9780197560372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195068122.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

what are they? They are software models of some chunk of reality, some piece of the real world going on outside your window. Oceans of information pour endlessly into ... More


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