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Lewis & Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

Kris Fresonke and Irene Bloemraad (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228399
eISBN:
9780520937147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228399.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Two centuries after their expedition awoke the nation both to the promise and to the disquiet of the vast territory out west, Lewis and Clark still stir the imagination, and their adventure remains ... More


The Location of Whales in the Antarctic

Quentin R. Walsh

in The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034799
eISBN:
9780813039688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034799.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Experience taught that heavy ice outside the Ross Sea indicated very few whales to be present in that body of water. Norwegian expeditions therefore did not force the pack but entered the Ross Sea ... More


Of the Shipwreck and Marvelous event that befell a reverend canon of the holy cathedral of this our city of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola and to others who experienced this crisis, from which they escaped by God's mercy in the manner that will be related here.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0026
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter relates the greed of those who busied themselves in pearl harvesting on the islands of Cubagua and Margarita, provinces and coasts of Paria, Araya, and Cumaná. Those people were so ... More


Experimenter Expectancy

Robert Rosenthal

in Artifacts in Behavioral Research: Robert Rosenthal and Ralph L. Rosnow's Classic Books

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385540
eISBN:
9780199869824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385540.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses another “attribute” highly dependent on the specific experiment being conducted—the expectancy the experimenter has of how his subjects will respond. The particular expectation ... More


The Emergence of the King's Firm Purpose, 1382–84

Christopher Fletcher

in Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546916
eISBN:
9780191720826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546916.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

When Richard II began to assert himself at the age of 15, it was still ambiguous whether he was of an age to exert his full authority. This chapter focuses on one strategy the king pursued to remedy ... More


The Pursuit of Manhood, 1384–86

Christopher Fletcher

in Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546916
eISBN:
9780191720826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546916.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter continues the story of Richard II's pursuit of manhood to its first apparent success in the 1385 royal expedition to Scotland. Although it was met with enthusiasm by contemporaries, and ... More


‘Fire Brigades’: Expeditionary Operations, 1945–1956

David French

in Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

During the Second World War the British developed a sophisticated and highly effective capability to mount amphibious expeditionary operations. This chapter begins by examining how and why that ... More


Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

Freda Harcourt and Sarah Palmer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073939
eISBN:
9781781700761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073939.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book is a study on the history of the P&O shipping company, paying due attention to the context of nineteenth-century imperial politics that so significantly shaped the company's development. ... More


The Doctrine of Discovery in United States History

Robert J Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, and Tracey Lindberg

in Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579815
eISBN:
9780191594465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579815.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter shows how throughout American history that the United States government, state governments, and U.S. citizens relied on Discovery principles to claim and acquire the lands and rights of ... More


Separation: September 1926–January 1927

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Xu Guangping re-opened the correspondence, expressing misgivings about their separation, which she described as being for only a year, and already began to think about how Lu Xun might make his way ... More


Military and naval expeditions of the 1620s

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Jacobean Peace — which followed James VI and I’s accession to the English throne and the end of the Anglo-Spanish war — was characterized by the official pursuit of diplomacy rather than war in ... More


Empire, Sign Languages, and the Long Expedition, 1819–1821

Robert Lawrence Gunn

in Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature, and the Making of the North American Borderlands

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479842582
eISBN:
9781479812516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842582.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 explores early written documentation of Plains Indian Sign Language (PISL)—often referred to as Plains Sign Talk, or Hand Talk—noted pervasively across 19th-Century literatures of ... More


Pioneering Westward

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow

in Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195375732
eISBN:
9780199918300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375732.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1847, along with apostle John Taylor, Pratt led the first large Mormon wagon caravan to Utah following Brigham Young’s pioneer company. He clashed first with Young and then local ecclesiastical ... More


Such a Revolution

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Early in 1787, Joseph Banks convinced the British government of the advantages for transplanting breadfruit from Tahiti to the West Indies. He believed that this almost paradisal plant could usefully ... More


Chinese Cultural Nationalism and Southern Localism

Law Wing Sang

in Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099296
eISBN:
9789882206755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099296.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter observes that in contrast to the one-China conception in dominance now, regionalism was a key theme of early Republican Chinese politics, as there was no stable central Chinese ... More


“A jaunt … agreeable and instructive”: The Vacationer as Tourist

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

The history of tourism cannot be entirely subsumed within the history of vacations. Some people became tourists without being on vacation at all; business travelers, for example, who “did” the sights ... More


A Military Campaign

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

On Sunday morning, May 18, everything was ready, and the heavy baggage had already been dispatched to the ship for Berwick. On Sunday evening, in the midst of farewells to friends, a totally ... More


A Passion for Paleontology

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

As related in the latter portion of the previous chapter, Alexander developed a keen interest in paleontology. This chapter looks at her first expeditions. Alexander first attended a series of ... More


The World's News, 1865–1914

Donald Read

in The Power of News: The History of Reuters

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207689
eISBN:
9780191677779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207689.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter recounts the rapid growth of Reuters after they completed the world's first transatlantic cable and how their subscribers began to receive an unbroken flow of news. The speed of news by ... More


War and Commemoration: ‘The Responsibility of Empire’

Joy Damousi

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines Australians participating in British imperial wars and commemorations. It evaluates Australia’s role in different events from the Sudan expedition in the 1880s to the recent ... More


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