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Appalachian Folklore

Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd (eds)

in Writing Appalachia: An Anthology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178790
eISBN:
9780813178806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0705
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The terms “folklore,” “folklife,” and “folkways” refer to cultural practices transmitted orally among members of a group. The literature represented in this anthology is an example of verbal ... More


Forgotten Markets: The Importance of Pawnshops

Marieke Bos, Susan Payne Carter, and Paige Marta Skiba

in Law, Economics, and Conflict

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759383
eISBN:
9781501759284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759383.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on pawnshops and the institutions of pawnbroking. Studies show that large numbers of poor people and especially those who are unbanked use pawn loans by leaving collateral. This ... More


Notes on a Swindle

Robert Desjarlais

in Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267398
eISBN:
9780520948204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267398.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter shows that the endgame is the third and last stage of a game in its prototypical form. Chess players think of the game as being composed of three phases: opening, middlegame, and ... More


Insiders, Outsiders, and Class Anxiety: Eudora Welty and Bob Dylan on the Medgar Evers Murder

Adrienne Akins Warfield

Harriet Pollack (ed.)

in New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496826145
eISBN:
9781496826190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826145.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter compares Welty’s “Where Is the Voice Coming From?” with Bob Dylan’s “Only a Pawn in Their Game,” exploring the relationship between class, racist violence, and regional identity through ... More


Security interests in personal property

M G Bridge

in Personal Property Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781854315816
eISBN:
9780191705144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9781854315816.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter looks at the use of property concepts to perform a security function. The security function exists to reinforce the performance of a personal obligation, typically the payment of a sum ... More


Pawnbroking: A Study in Ribbit and of the Halakhah in Exile

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores an analysis of pawnbroking, which requires parsing simultaneously three areas of Jewish law: debt, pawns, and usury. Any analysis must also incorporate the practices of ... More


On with the Dance 1920

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, focus is give to Mae Murray’s screen image and her determination to shed her frocks for furs and negligees. The Leonards move into the luxurious Hotel Des Artistes and entertain ... More


Making a Life: At Home

James L. Huffman

in Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872915
eISBN:
9780824877866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872915.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Here, the focus is on the nature of daily life at home. Beginning with a “typical” August 1901 day in the “Ueki” household, the chapter shows that the effort to survive was framed by great struggle ... More


Rex Ingram, Director

Ruth Barton

in Rex Ingram: Visionary Director of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147093
eISBN:
9780813151496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147093.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter follows Ingram’s move with the film industry from New York to California and his early films as a director. It covers his first marriage to Doris Pawn, meeting Alice Terry, his training ... More


We Have Had War with the Natives

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Agnes Harlan’s son Lewis is dying of malaria. Despite her fervent prayers and attentive care, she loses her oldest child. On average, 20 percent of every boatload of immigrants to Liberia dies of ... More


Credit—A Microhistory

Raymond A. Anderson

in Credit Intelligence & Modelling: Many Paths through the Forest of Credit Rating and Scoring

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192844194
eISBN:
9780191926976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844194.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Finance

The history of credit from ancient to modern times, parties involved and media used: (1)Ancient world—Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. Penalties for non-payment were significant, and could result in ... More


Credit for All?: Issues and Concerns about Credit Availability

Thomas A. Durkin, Gregory Elliehausen, Michael E. Staten, and Todd J. Zywicki

in Consumer Credit and the American Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195169928
eISBN:
9780199384976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169928.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the general issue of credit availability for everyone. It focuses especially on the economics of those kinds of consumer credit sometimes singled out as subprime credit, fringe ... More


Making Marriage Work: Economic and Emotional Survival Strategies

Jennine Hurl-Eamon

in Marriage and the British Army in the Long Eighteenth Century: 'The Girl I Left Behind Me'

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681006
eISBN:
9780191761362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681006.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Military History

This chapter ignores officers in order to concentrate on the wider range of survival strategies employed by rankers and wives in London. Married men enlisted not—as previous historiography argues—to ... More


Sacred Stuff

Abigail Brundin, Deborah Howard, and Mary Laven

in The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198816553
eISBN:
9780191853746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816553.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Early Modern History

Inventories have long been used by historians as a source for investigating ‘worldly goods’; here, they are scrutinized anew for evidence of devotional practices in the home. Rosaries, little ... More


Mary Todd Lincoln’s Old Clothes

Laura F. Edwards

in Only the Clothes on Her Back: Clothing and the Hidden History of Power in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197568576
eISBN:
9780197568606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197568576.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1867, Mary Todd Lincoln’s efforts to sell her wardrobe generated national outrage. Newspapers from coast to coast sneered at a former first lady so vulgar as to think anyone would want to buy her ... More


Eliza Cauchois’s Shift: Exchange

Laura F. Edwards

in Only the Clothes on Her Back: Clothing and the Hidden History of Power in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197568576
eISBN:
9780197568606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197568576.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the “street trade”—the part of the textile market structured by the legal principles associated with textiles. What distinguished the street was its transitory nature. Such ... More


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