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The Power of Speech and Education (1893)

Education Societies

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0028
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is a collection of some announcements gleaned from radical Yiddish newspapers. These passages show how working-class men and women created numerous self-education societies in cities ... More


“For That, We Found Time” (interview; 1965)

Pauline Newman

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0029
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter contains an excerpt from an interview conducted with Pauline Newman, the first female organizer for the ILGWU and a leading member of the New York Women's Trade Union League. In it, she ... More


Politics in Prison, or Keeping Up with the Outside World

Bruce Dancis

in Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author talks about the politics in the Federal Youth Center. From a political standpoint, the author says his first days in Ashland were both reassuring and alarming. He immediately met his ... More


Introduction

in Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226542492
eISBN:
9780226542515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542515.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the early 1830s, a widespread, often violent, white opposition to African American education erupted in America's northern and southern communities. This period coincides with the birth of public ... More


Science for the General Public

in Science for All: The Popularization of Science in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226068633
eISBN:
9780226068664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226068664.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Self-education literature was produced on the assumption that there were readers interested in finding out about science, but most ordinary people had no such interest and would only come across ... More


Epilogue The 1950s and After

in Science for All: The Popularization of Science in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226068633
eISBN:
9780226068664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226068664.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In Britain after World War II, governments assumed that science and technology would improve everyone's lives and appealed to this hope in their rhetoric. But how would people be convinced that ... More


Passages to Modernity

Lucie Ryzova

in The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on narratives of young men, sons of the “traditional” families discussed in the previous chapter. It looks at the experience of “becoming modern” as a particular classed and ... More


Introduction

Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann

in The Polish Hearst: Ameryka-Echo and the Public Role of the Immigrant Press

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039096
eISBN:
9780252097072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039096.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the public role of the immigrant press through the example of Antoni A. Paryski, the “Polish Hearst,” a successful immigrant ... More


Oświata and Ameryka-Echo

Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann

in The Polish Hearst: Ameryka-Echo and the Public Role of the Immigrant Press

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039096
eISBN:
9780252097072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039096.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the unique public role of Ameryka-Echo as an educational newspaper, whose mission became spreading of self-education and improvement. It traces the Positivist ideology of the ... More


Getting started

Leonie Hannan

in Women of letters: "Gender, writing and the life of the mind in early modern England"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099427
eISBN:
9781526109750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099427.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The paths by which seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English women came to the task of intellectual thought were varied. Small details of personal histories interacted with larger dynamics of ... More


Introduction: An Author, a Desk, and a Notebook

Susan E. Whyman

in The Useful Knowledge of William Hutton: Culture and Industry in Eighteenth-Century Birmingham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797838
eISBN:
9780191839146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797838.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The introduction shows the convergence and intertwining of the Industrial Revolution and the provincial Enlightenment. At the centre of this industrial universe lay Birmingham; and at its centre was ... More


Hutton’s Childhood: Finding a Pathway Out of Poverty

Susan E. Whyman

in The Useful Knowledge of William Hutton: Culture and Industry in Eighteenth-Century Birmingham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797838
eISBN:
9780191839146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797838.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

A newly discovered autobiographical manuscript is used to reconstruct Hutton’s early life in Derby and Nottingham. Of the data in his ‘Memorandums from Memory all Trifles and, of Ancient Date’, 70 ... More


Purify the Mind and Clarify the Vision: Ordeal and Aftermath

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

In this chapter, Ranga Rao notes the year of disaster in Narayan’s life—1939, the year his wife Rajam passed away. The period that followed, of over five years, was replete with loneliness; this ... More


Young Years (1920s–1930s)

Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett

in The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037532
eISBN:
9780262345033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037532.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes Ovshinsky’s Eastern European Jewish family background and his early years of growing up in Akron, Ohio. It explores his formative experiences of working-class culture and the ... More


From Pachuco to Writ Writer: The Carceral Rehabilitation of Fred Cruz

Robert T. Chase

in We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653570
eISBN:
9781469653594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653570.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter four initiates the second part of the book, subtitled “Resistance,” where the next five chapters reflect on the prisoners’ evolution from individual consciousness to legal documentation, ... More


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