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Fomenting Class War

Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery

in Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149721
eISBN:
9781400840434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149721.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the “class war” that aimed to decapitate the village elite, turn other villagers against them, and raise up the village poor. Class war was crucial to creating the “socialist ... More


Contemplating Calamity

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the presidential election of 1860 in Knoxville. It opens with a vignette of a famous encounter between William G. Brownlow and Alabama “Fire Eater” William Lowndes Yancey, a ... More


On the Identification of the Middle Class

Anthony B. Atkinson and Andrea Brandolini

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the identification of the “middle class” using data from the LIS and the LWS Databases. It first considers definitions based purely on income, where class limits are set either ... More


Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America

John L. Jackson Jr.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226389981
eISBN:
9780226390000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390000.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Harlem is one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world—a historic symbol of both black cultural achievement and of the rigid boundaries separating the rich from the poor. But as this book shows ... More


“These Are Troublous Times”: Social Class in the Comedies of Preston Sturges

Christopher Beach

in Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474406550
eISBN:
9781474416146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406550.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the role of social class in three comedies directed by Preston Sturges in the early 1940s: Christmas in July, Sullivan’s Travels, and The Palm Beach Story. In tracing the ... More


Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story

Cicero M., III Fain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042591
eISBN:
9780252051432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042591.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book studies the multi-generational transition of rural and semi-rural southern black migrants to life in the embryonic urban-industrial town of Huntington, West Virginia, between 1871 and 1929. ... More


Into the Crucible: The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and the Black Industrial Worker, 1870–1900

Cicero M. Fain III

in Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042591
eISBN:
9780252051432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042591.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the period from 1870 to 1900, a time in which African Americans increasing move into the capitalist-wage system to better their circumstance. It highlights the criticality of ... More


Community, Race, and Class: Black Settlement Patterns, 1871Early 1900s

Cicero M. Fain III

in Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042591
eISBN:
9780252051432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042591.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the period encompassing Huntington’s nascent physical development, increasing black migrant influx into the town and region, an emergent black residential population, and the ... More


“This Is a City of Bubbles”: Lagos and the Phenomenon of Colonial Urbanism

Saheed Aderinto

in When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038884
eISBN:
9780252096846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038884.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter discusses the socioeconomic, gendered, and racial structure of colonial Lagos and reveals the identities of individuals and groups that shaped sexual politics. While the British were ... More


Sharing and Dividing Farm Work

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the increasing scale and degree of specialization of commercial farms and the trend toward combining off-farm labor with small-scale farming affected the gender division of ... More


Bronze Kettledrums and Iconic Halberds: The Political Symbols of an Emerging Regional Tradition (650–500 BC)

Alice Yao

in The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199367344
eISBN:
9780199367368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367344.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 4 continues with the acts of burial and mourning of the Bronze Age discussed in chapter 3, and traces the escalation of warfare and social stratification that begin to define a regional ... More


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