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Casual Labour and the Swahili in Mombasa

Justin Willis

in Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203209
eISBN:
9780191675782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203209.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter aims to gain an understanding of why movement to Mombasa was such an attractive option for some people in the early colonial period and demands an analysis of the Mombasa labour market ... More


Josh

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0048
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the story of Josh Gibson's legendary home-run hits. He was credited not just a home-run hitter but as the home-run hitter. He was considered a black Babe Ruth. The chapter ... More


Protecting Homes and Other Types of Property

Stephanie M. Stern and Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir

in The Psychology of Property Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479835683
eISBN:
9781479857623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835683.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter questions the tendency of property law to bestow more generous protection against dispossession due to debts or other losses to residential property than to personal or commercial ... More


Land Use and Distribution on the Prairies

JEREMY ADELMAN

in Frontier Development: Land, Labour, and Capital on the Wheatlands of Argentina and Canada 1890-1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204411
eISBN:
9780191676253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204411.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

American homestead legislation was embodied in the Dominion Lands Act of 1872, aimed to foster the settlement of the open lands with ‘family farms’. Since landownership was the goal of the settlers, ... More


Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism

Jason G. Strange

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043031
eISBN:
9780252051890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043031.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing upon deep ethnographic fieldwork, and written in lively prose that weaves together story and evidence, the book explores contemporary homesteading in Appalachia as a means of resistance to ... More


Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Amy Starecheski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Though New York’s Lower East Side today is heavily gentrified, it spent decades as an infamous site of blight, open-air drug dealing, and class conflict—an emblematic example of the tattered state of ... More


Homestead Exemptions from Taxation

Danny M. Adkison and Lisa McNair Palmer

in The Oklahoma State Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197514818
eISBN:
9780197514849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514818.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter assesses Article XII-A of the Oklahoma constitution, which concerns homestead exemptions from taxation. Section 1 provides that “all homesteads as is or may be defined under the Laws of ... More


The Attempted Assassination of Henry Clay Frick (memoir; 1912)

Alexander Berkman

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is a prison memoir detailing the attempted assassination of Henry Clay Frick, chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, to avenge the deaths of seven steel workers killed by Frick's ... More


Homesteading and Manufacturing Whiteness

Paul Frymer

in Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691166056
eISBN:
9781400885350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166056.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the incorporation of the territory first acquired in the Louisiana Purchase, particularly the states west of the Mississippi with the exception of the Southwest. It first ... More


Homestead and Exemptions

Danny M. Adkison and Lisa McNair Palmer

in The Oklahoma State Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197514818
eISBN:
9780197514849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514818.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter looks at Article XII of the Oklahoma constitution, which concerns homestead and exemptions. Section 1 was amended in 1997 to clarify homestead rights when a property is used for both ... More


When Dreams Become Nightmares: Treasure Hunters and the Tragedy of Gerald Klein

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033204
eISBN:
9780813039596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter examines the tragedy of Florida-based treasure hunter Gerald Klein. Klein found a shipwreck, which was later confirmed to the lost HMS Fowey, about twelve miles south of Miami and some ... More


Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930

Karen V. Hansen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746811
eISBN:
9780199369478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746811.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

In 1904, Scandinavian settlers began moving onto the Spirit Lake Dakota Indian Reservation. These land-hungry first and second generation immigrants struggled with a poverty nearly as severe as that ... More


You Can See Other People’s Poop

Jason G. Strange

in Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043031
eISBN:
9780252051890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043031.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing upon ethnographic fieldwork, this chapter deepens the questions raised in the introduction with visits to a “country” homestead (during a pig roast) and a “bohemian” homestead (during a work ... More


Hard Living

Jason G. Strange

in Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043031
eISBN:
9780252051890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043031.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The third of three chapters that examine “cultural division in a capitalist society,” chapter 7 focuses upon behavioral and ideational differences and oppositions between country and bohemian ... More


Don’t Need Their Coal

Jason G. Strange

in Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043031
eISBN:
9780252051890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043031.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter evaluates contemporary homesteading and rural subsistence in eastern Kentucky as a form of activism and resistance. It argues that homesteading alone is not a particularly effective ... More


Without a Chief

Jason G. Strange

in Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043031
eISBN:
9780252051890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043031.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The epilogue forms a coda to the previous chapter, which argues that contemporary homesteading in eastern Kentucky represents a serious form of activism and resistance to capitalist modernity, even ... More


Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

A. Whitney Sanford

in Living Sustainably: What Intentional Communities Can Teach Us about Democracy, Simplicity, and Nonviolence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813168630
eISBN:
9780813168951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168630.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Contemporary intentional communities have learned important lessons from the successes and failures of previous communities in areas such as governance, labor, and skill-building. Nonetheless ... More


Introduction: Illuminating the Encounter

Karen V. Hansen

in Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746811
eISBN:
9780199369478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746811.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

This introduction appraises the processes underlying the historical encounter between immigrants and Indians in the early twentieth century. It brings into the same frame two dominant processes in ... More


The Reservation Land Rush: Allotment and Land Taking

Karen V. Hansen

in Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746811
eISBN:
9780199369478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746811.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

The convergence of the Dawes Act and the Land Allotment Act of 1904, created the conditions that enabled homesteaders to settle on Indian land at Spirit Lake; it did so at the price of Dakota ... More


. Tupelo Homesteads: A Shelter in the Storm

Fred C. Smith

in Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039560
eISBN:
9781626740099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is an institutional history of Tupelo Homesteads. The Homesteaders were subject to a milder and more subtle form of pressure to cooperate than were the clients of Dyess and Hillhouse. ... More


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