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From Tocqueville to the War on Terror

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the role of religion in American civic life from the time Alexis de Tocqueville visited the early United States until September 11, 2001. It focuses on an array of historical ... More


‘Nation of Many Nations’? The United States and Immigration, 1880–1930

R. D. Grillo

in Pluralism and the Politics of Difference: State, Culture, and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294269
eISBN:
9780191599378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294263.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Between 1880 and 1930 a ‘new immigration’ of some 28 million people entered the US, mainly from southern and eastern Europe, posing serious questions for the body politic: could, should, the USA ... More


Protestant Promoters and Jewish Eugenics

Christine Rosen

in Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195156799
eISBN:
9780199835218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515679X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter continues the discussion of religious enthusiasts of eugenics by tracing the support the movement garnered from prominent Protestants such as Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis of Plymouth ... More


The Melting Pot of the Pacific

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter deals with the concept of Hawaiʻi as a racial paradise. In the 1920s and 1930s, intellectuals began to tout the islands' ethnically diverse composition—including the indigenous ... More


People on the Move

George Rupp

in Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Perhaps the most positive way to construe the displaced persons and uprooted communities that result from current conflicts is to see in the victims of war also large numbers of people on the move ... More


Black and White Manhattan: The History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City

Thelma Wills Foote

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165371
eISBN:
9780199871735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165371.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Race first emerged as an important ingredient of New York City's melting pot when it was known as New Amsterdam and was a fledgling colonial outpost on the North American frontier. This book details ... More


Perspective on Sexual Harassment Law

Guido Calabresi

in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098006
eISBN:
9780300135305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098006.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter presents the key question, as the author here argues, that must be asked regarding sexual harassment: How do we end the inequality of the sexes? The issue is not only how to end ... More


Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics

Stephen E. Gottlieb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814732427
eISBN:
9780814732434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732427.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The book attacks the output of the Roberts Court based on its implications for the breakdown of democracy. Part I explores traditions concerning the preservation of democracy here and abroad. Efforts ... More


Classical Hollywood Vampires: The Unnatural Whiteness of America

Dale Hudson

in Vampires, Race, and Transnational Hollywoods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474423083
eISBN:
9781474434768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423083.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how these conventions from segregation comedies, immigration romances, and miscegenation melodramas enter into Hollywood’s first vampire films. It examines ambivalence towards ... More


The Successful Society

Paul R. Pillar

in Why America Misunderstands the World: National Experience and Roots of Misperception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231165907
eISBN:
9780231540353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165907.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The success of the United States in forging a successful liberal democracy leads to underestimation of barriers to doing so elsewhere.


The Cult of Reassurance: Religion, Therapy, and Containment Culture

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines how popular religious self-help books operated as Cold War propaganda in the developing world by participating in what Alan Nadel calls “containment culture.” Focusing on the ... More


Englishness

Trish Winter and Simon Keegan-Phipps

in Performing Englishness: Identity and politics in a contemporary folk resurgence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097300
eISBN:
9781781708699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097300.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on English identity and its politics, analysing the versions of Englishness that can be found within the work of contemporary English folk artists, and their explicit and ... More


Ford Goes to the World; the World Comes to Ford

Elizabeth D. Esch

in Color Line and the Assembly Line: Managing Race in the Ford Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520285378
eISBN:
9780520960886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285378.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the workers of the world came to the United States and to Detroit, Ford went into the world. This chapter details the massive global expansion of the Ford Motor Company that was made possible by ... More


Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler and Judaism

Beth Abelson Macleod

in Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039348
eISBN:
9780252097393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039348.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the role that Judaism played in Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler's life and career. It begins by summarizing the experiences of nineteenth-century European musicians of Jewish heritage ... More


Towards a New Sociolinguistics: A Memoir of P.B. Pandit

J.P.S. Uberoi and Patricia Uberoi

Khalid Tyabji (ed.)

in Mind and Society: From Indian Studies to General Sociology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199495986
eISBN:
9780199099825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495986.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This is a joint paper with Professor Patricia Uberoi that was originally written as a tribute to Prabodh B. Pandit following his untimely death. It discusses the idea of India as a sociolinguistic ... More


An Unhealthy Relationship: Eugenics and Americanization in New York, 1914–1917

Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson

in Americanization in the States: Immigrant Social Welfare Policy, Citizenship, and National Identity in the United States, 19081929

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033617
eISBN:
9780813039718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033617.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

Americanization gained momentum as both a social movement and public policy in 1913–15. Frances A. Kellor, the former chief investigator for the NYBII, was working to build a national movement ... More


Trafficking Social Change: The Global Social Problem Film in the 2000s

Andrew deWaard and R. Colin Tait

in The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies, and Digital Videotape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165518
eISBN:
9780231850391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165518.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter isolates a unique cycle of films considered as the ‘global social problem film’ (GSP). This subgenre's characteristics and iconography are outlined in Traffic (2000, the first film in ... More


Introduction

John P. Enyeart

in Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042508
eISBN:
9780252051357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction provides an overview of the book, defines key concepts, and introduces readers to this once famous now forgotten author.


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