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Introduction

Michael R. Watts

in The Dissenters

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229681
eISBN:
9780191678905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229681.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Evangelical Christianity was not just the preoccupation of ministers of religion and itinerant evangelists, it was not the motivating force merely of public figures such as William Wilberforce and ... More


The Failure of Protoindustry and the Origins of the Surplus Labour Economy, 1676–1831

Robert C. Allen

in Enclosure and the Yeoman: The Agricultural Development of the South Midlands 1450-1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198282969
eISBN:
9780191684425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282969.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses how the agriculture's release of labour did not lead to industrial growth. Falling farm employment and population growth were some of the factors that pushed labour into ... More


People and Population Change, 1600–1914

Liam Kennedy, Kerby A. Miller, and Brian Gurrin

in Ulster Since 1600: Politics, Economy, and Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583119
eISBN:
9780191744822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583119.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Ulster was a thinly-populated, war-torn province in 1600. Two centuries later east Ulster was one of the most densely populated regions of Ireland and the province's share of the population of the ... More


The Americas in the Twentieth-Century World: Challenges of Urbanization and Globalization

John Tutino

in New World Cities: Challenges of Urbanization and Globalization in the Americas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469648750
eISBN:
9781469648774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648750.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Sets six new world cities—Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Montreal, Los Angeles, and Houston—in the context of their nations and a changing global economy. Details how distinct cities ... More


Realism and Responsibility

Henry Shue

in Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy: 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202280
eISBN:
9780691200835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202280.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter assesses the argument that the practical consequences of everyone's enjoying adequate nutrition—and especially the allegedly resultant global “population explosion”—would make the ... More


Adjusting the Lens: Documentaries

Marcel Chotkowski Lafollette

in Science on American Television: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226921990
eISBN:
9780226922010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922010.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the history of the science-related documentary programs in the United States. It explains that television documentaries offered exciting opportunities to accompany researchers ... More


Death to All Humans!: The Church of Euthanasia’s Modest Proposal

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0029
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the Church of Euthanasia and its radical solutions to the global population explosion: suicide, abortion, cannibalism, and sodomy. The Church of Euthanasia is a tax-exempt ... More


California’s Coast: Its Origins and Pre-Commission Development

Thomas J. Osborne

in Coastal Sage: Peter Douglas and the Fight to Save California's Shore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520283084
eISBN:
9780520958913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283084.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The origins and natural features of California’s coast and seaward islands, which Douglas understood well, are surveyed, followed by a chronological overview of ever-increasing development from the ... More


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