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The Cotton Lobby and the Spanish Loan

Jill Edwards

in Anglo-American Relations and the Franco Question, 1945–1955

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228714
eISBN:
9780191678813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228714.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

A key domestic issue in the United States in 1949 was the continuing post-war overproduction of commodities in a world of increased competition, especially American cotton. This problem focused ... More


A NEW OPERA HOUSE: Nothing to do with what I had imagined

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090581
eISBN:
9780199853090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090581.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, American

One of the major pitfalls in Samuel Barber's career was Antony and Cleopatra, written for the opening of the new Metropolitan Opera. It was heartbreaking for Barber, as this was Barber's favorite ... More


Improving Industry

Jennifer A. Delton

in The Industrialists: How the National Association of Manufacturers Shaped American Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167862
eISBN:
9780691203324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167862.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers how a group of six hundred manufacturers met in Cincinnati in January 1895 to address the challenges of their day, including deep depression, falling prices, and cutthroat ... More


The Nature of Statistical Work

Arunabh Ghosh

in Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691179476
eISBN:
9780691199214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179476.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter draws upon statistical reports generated from all levels of the statistical system—internal work bulletins, and materials from conferences at the local, provincial, and national ... More


Mediation Marginalized: Home Economics in Government and Business, 1940–1970

Carolyn M. Goldstein

in Creating Consumers: Home Economists in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835531
eISBN:
9781469601700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872383_goldstein.11
Subject:
History, Economic History

After 1940, home economists maintained an active role in manufacturing firms, power companies, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), but under changing circumstances. This chapter discusses ... More


Leveraging Ourselves out of Crisis—Again!

Aida Sy and Tony Tinker

in Learning From the Global Financial Crisis: Creatively, Reliably, and Sustainably

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770095
eISBN:
9780804778640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770095.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter frames the ongoing financial crisis as only the most recent instantiation of a recurrent phenomenon, a flaw that is intrinsic to capitalist economies that encourage leveraged ... More


Too Many or Too Few Human Rights?

Upendra Baxi

in The Future of Human Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690439
eISBN:
9780199081059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690439.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Do we have too many human rights enunciations, resulting in overproduction of human rights standards and norms? What ‘politics of production’ and ‘production of politics’ informs human rights ... More


Sibling competition and cooperation over parental care

Alexandre Roulin and Amélie N. Dreiss

in The Evolution of Parental Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199692576
eISBN:
9780191774737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692576.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sibling competition refers to rivalry between siblings over access to limited parental resources. The cause of sibling rivalry stems from offspring demanding more resources from their parents than ... More


The Modernisation of London Concert Life around 1900

Simon McVeigh and Cyril Ehrlich

in The Business of Music

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235286
eISBN:
9781846312717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235286.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the modernisation of concert life in London and its rapid transformation around the turn of the century, resulting in a ‘crisis of overproduction’. Crucial to this ... More


Charles Conant and the Fund of Trust

Jeffrey Sklansky

in Sovereign of the Market: The Money Question in Early America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226480336
eISBN:
9780226480473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226480473.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter focuses on the financial journalist Charles Conant, who championed a new American empire of investment in the Caribbean and across the Pacific at the turn of the twentieth century, ... More


Refueling Capitalism: Depression, Oil, and the Making of “the American Way of Life”

Matthew T. Huber

in Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677849
eISBN:
9781452947402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677849.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter claims that the Great Depression and the New Deal response of the 1930s constituted a massive reconfiguration of the value of labor power, as well as the cultural politics of life. This ... More


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