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Reforming Jim Crow: Southern Politics and State in the Age Before Brown

Kimberley Johnson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387421
eISBN:
9780199776771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387421.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Historians of the Civil Rights era typically treat the key events of the 1950s Brown v. Board of Education — sit-ins, bus boycotts, and marches — as contributing toward a revolutionary social ... More


Growth, Reforms, and Inequality: Comparing India and China

Amiya Kumar Bagchi and Anthony P. D’Costa

in Transformation and Development: The Political Economy of Transition in India and China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082286
eISBN:
9780199082377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082286.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter addresses two main questions. First, what is the trend in inequality in India and China? Second, what additional information can be obtained by decomposing aggregate trends in terms of: ... More


Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174525
eISBN:
9781400885183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174525.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1970s America, politicians began “getting tough” on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation's penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era's ... More


I Change Therefore I Am: Growing up in the Sixties

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks at the 1960s as a period of unparalleled social upheaval in the United States, and examines two novels that use a dispassionate third-person perspective in order to present a ... More


Beyond Country Music

Tracey E. W. Laird

in Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots of Music along the Red River

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167511
eISBN:
9780199850099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167511.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

As KWKH's Louisiana Hayride continued to bloom, they scheduled a guest appearance for Elvis Presley. From that moment a new sapling was planted which exposed its country roots. Ironically, Presley's ... More


“Staying Alive”: 1968-1971

Dana Greene

in Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details the life and career of Denise Levertov from 1968 to 1971. As “poet in the world,” Levertov's writing reflected the great social upheaval in American society in the late 1960s. ... More


Motivations

in Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the need to understand two contexts that the clerical economists thought of as interrelated: the contentious and often chaotic world of ideas, and the equally contentious and ... More


Everyday Warfare: Caste, Class, and the Public

Rupa Viswanath

in The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163064
eISBN:
9780231537506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163064.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the opposition of caste master of Tanjore District to the house-site policy granted for the Pariahs. Government assured landlords that the policy only intended to make laborers ... More


Postmodernism and Feminist History

in On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.003.0020
Subject:
History, Historiography

Judged by the standards of contributions to historical knowledge and to the women's cause, women's history proved to be abundantly successful. Yet some women's historians experienced a distinct sense ... More


Minnesota's Miracle: Learning from the Government That Worked

Tom Berg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680528
eISBN:
9781452948690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680528.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Social upheaval, political gridlock, and controversies over taxes, the environment, and an unpopular war: the state of Minnesota in 1968 was a lot like the state of America today. This book’s account ... More


Back to Belfast

Marilynn Richtarik

in Stewart Parker: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199695034
eISBN:
9780191803765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199695034.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter shows how in returning to Belfast in 1969, Jamie Stewart Parker sought to achieve self-sufficiency as a writer and to reclaim his native ground as material for his work. His varied ... More


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