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Dickens and the Spirit of the Age

Andrew Sanders

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183549
eISBN:
9780191674068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183549.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book considers the extent to which Dickens and his work reflects the vibrant novelty of the middle third of the 19th century, an age in which the modern world was shaped and determined. It looks ... More


Southern Farmers and Their Stories: Memory and Meaning in Oral History

Melissa Walker

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124094
eISBN:
9780813134789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124094.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The industrial expansion of the twentieth century brought with it a profound shift away from traditional agricultural modes and practices in the American South. The forces of economic ... More


A New Civilization

Vaclav Smil

in Creating the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195168747
eISBN:
9780199835522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168747.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Pre-WWI technical advances have created economies and societies whose abundance of material possessions, rates of energy consumption, and overall tempo of life were entirely unprecedented. Both the ... More


Introduction: ‘The Janus Face’ of Fascism

Azar Gat

in Fascist and Liberal Visions of War: Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207153
eISBN:
9780191677519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History, History of Ideas

The mechanization of warfare emerged along with the developments of the age and along with the emergence of modernist notions and visions spurred by the celebration of machine and the proto-fascist ... More


Men and Machines: Service Attachés as Procurers of Information on Personnel and Materiel

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the intelligence information supplied by the service attachés on technical military and naval matters. It demonstrates that a great deal of useful and accurate information was ... More


Capital Accumulation After 1978

Chris Bramall

in Sources of Chinese Economic Growth, 1978-1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296973
eISBN:
9780191596018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296975.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

The share of investment rose after 1978 to a figure not seen since the heady days of the Great Leap Forward. There is no doubt that this higher rate of accumulation helped accelerate the growth rate ... More


Before the Luddites: Machinery, Regulation, and the State

Adrian Randall

in Riotous Assemblies: Popular Protest in Hanoverian England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259908
eISBN:
9780191717444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259908.003.0000
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter looks at the ways in which machinery began to transform economic relations in the textile industries in England during the 18th century, generating major problems of disorder and posing ... More


Food in Wartime, 1939–1940

Alan F. Wilt

in Food for War: Agriculture and Rearmament in Britain before the Second World War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208716
eISBN:
9780191717024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208716.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses food in wartime from 1939 to 1940. It investigates how well the government's plans in food and agriculture worked out during this period. It also looks at what the government ... More


Introduction

George F. Hofmann

in Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124032
eISBN:
9780813134819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of the book, which is about the history of the mechanization of the U.S. Army horse cavalry during the first half of the twentieth century. The book ... More


The British Industrial Revolution: The Age of Cotton, Iron, and Water Power

Chris Freeman and Francisco Louçã

in As Time Goes By: From the Industrial Revolutions to the Information Revolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251056
eISBN:
9780191596278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251053.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The available statistics show that there was a sharp acceleration of the growth of British industrial output, investment, and trade in the last few decades of the eighteenth century, justifying the ... More


The Global Cigarette: Origins and Evolution of British American Tobacco, 1880-1945

Howard Cox

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292210
eISBN:
9780191684890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292210.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

During the 1880s, the tobacco manufacturing industries of Britain and America were revolutionized by the introduction of mechanized cigarette production. The ... More


Lawrence and Heidegger I: The World as Object

Fernihough Anne

in D. H. Lawrence: Aesthetics and Ideology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112358
eISBN:
9780191670770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112358.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The opening of Sons and Lovers connects the railway track and the discursive sentence. For D. H. Lawrence, it is a very literal connection. Lawrence saw his culture to be dominated by what he called ... More


The Campaign for the Lines of Communication

Charles R. Shrader

in A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165752
eISBN:
9780813165950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 11, the author describes the third logistical campaign of the First Indochina War, which encompassed the battles for control of the lines of communication, particularly in Tonkin (fall ... More


Logistics and the War in Indochina, 1945–1954

Charles R. Shrader

in A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165752
eISBN:
9780813165950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.003.0015
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 15, the author summarizes the findings of the study and discusses the overall impact of logistical considerations on the strategic and operational decisions and outcomes of the First ... More


Technical Change on the Frontier

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/9780198204411.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In the late 19th century Argentina and Canada were land-rich and labour-poor economies. Production was organized to use abundant land extensively and scarce labour intensively. Without new tools that ... More


The Predicament of Modern Man

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an essay by D. T. Suzuki in which he describes how the modern intellectual man enslaves himself with an idea of being “as great as the Creator.” Published in the men's fashion ... More


Hertz’s road to mechanics

JESPER LÜTZEN

in Mechanistic Images in Geometric Form: Heinrich Hertz's 'Principles of Mechanics'

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567370
eISBN:
9780191717925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567370.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter examines why Heinrich Hertz embarked on his work on mechanics and how he gradually developed his ideas. In particular, the chapter looks at how various elements of Hertz's previous work ... More


Food and Agriculture

Roderick Floud

in The People and the British Economy, 1830–1914

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892102
eISBN:
9780191670602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892102.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines changes in agriculture from 1830–1914. During this period, British agriculture came to work within an entirely new economic environment and, to achieve this, British landowners, ... More


Accordion Jokes: A Folklorist’s View

Richard March

in The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter presents accordion jokes and considers the reasons why accordions and accordion players are mocked. It suggests that sociological factors must have played the dominant role in assigning ... More


Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America

Stephen Rice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227811
eISBN:
9780520926578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227811.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book offers a new understanding of class formation in America during the several decades before the Civil War. This was the period in the nation's early industrial development when travel by ... More


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