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Love and Other Distractions

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126012
eISBN:
9780813135601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Jonas claimed to be indifferent, as he was to the men who pressed themselves against him on crowded streetcars. Obscene graffiti gave him knowledge of anatomy, which improved when he gathered in a ... More


Riding for Utility: The Commuters

Evan Friss

in The Cycling City: Bicycles and Urban America in the 1890s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226210919
eISBN:
9780226211077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211077.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter highlights forms of practical cycling, particularly commuting. Through a series of traffic counts, it examines the popularity of bicycle commuting. Those data from ... More


The Crash

Evan Friss

in The Cycling City: Bicycles and Urban America in the 1890s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226210919
eISBN:
9780226211077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211077.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explains the sudden collapse of the cycling city in the late 1890s. The role of automobiles, streetcars, municipal management, and the limitations of the bicycle itself are all ... More


The City Sleeps

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The war for independence devastated Matanzas seemingly in vain, for its immediate result was foreign military occupation. When the Cuban Republic was proclaimed in 1902, the Platt Amendment, an ... More


The Thrill of the Fight: Charlotte Brontë and Elia Kazan

in Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines two intensely psychological stories of women whose lives appear to be damaged and even destroyed by the forces of sexual repression: Charlotte Brontë's Villette (1853) and Eliza ... More


Freedom Claims: Reconstructing the Golden State

Lynn M. Hudson

in West of Jim Crow: The Fight against California's Color Line

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043345
eISBN:
9780252052224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043345.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the history of California’s commitment to Jim Crow, a history that begins during the state’s earliest years. African Americans loomed large in the minds of California’s earliest ... More


The Broken Plantation and the Sweet Space of Gardens

Ruth Salvaggio

in Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817020
eISBN:
9781496817068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817020.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter documents how gardens have historically taken their interstitial shapes in the breakdown of the plantation system. Emerging on the site of former plantations and within the tightly ... More


Introduction: Technology and Innovation at the Turn of a Century

Frederick Dalzell

in Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042567
eISBN:
9780262258708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the career of American inventor Frank J. Sprague. The book tells a story of innovation at a time when innovation became the ... More


Mashers, Owl Cars, and Night Hawks

Peter C. Baldwin

in In the Watches of the Night: Life in the Nocturnal City, 1820-1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226036021
eISBN:
9780226036038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036038.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the safety of women riding in streetcars at night time in American cities during the 1800s. It highlights the repeated descriptions of harassment of women on the streetcars and ... More


From State to Market

Ronen Shamir

in Current Flow: The Electrification of Palestine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787062
eISBN:
9780804788687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787062.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter considers the relationship between the expanding grid and state-run projects and installations. It traces the role of commercial firms, government officials, politicians and engineers in ... More


Buses & Trolleys

Richard Schweid

in Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile: On the Road in Cuba

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828922
eISBN:
9781469605739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888629_schweid.6
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Even though the majority of Cubans lived in poverty during the 1950s, the country still has one of the largest middle-class populations in the Western Hemisphere. In 1953, the number of cars ... More


“People Reinvent Themselves, Don’t They?”: Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0024
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Whereas Gil Pender in Midnight in Paris uses (in John Lahr’s terms) fantasy to “reach greater accommodation with the real” and to become virtually “a new person,” Jasmine of Blue Jasmine experiences ... More


Representations of Public Spaces

Robert Cassanello

in To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044194
eISBN:
9780813046495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044194.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the origins and evolution of racial segregation on public transportation in Florida. Unlike private spaces, public spaces on common carriers would continuously engender racial ... More


The Stages of Neighborhood Transition

Jan Lin

in Taking Back the Boulevard: Art, Activism, and Gentrification in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479809806
eISBN:
9781479862429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809806.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter outlines the “stage model of gentrification” and neighborhood transition in Northeast LA through historical periods of emergence of the streetcar suburbs, then decline with the rise of ... More


Returning to St. Augustine, 1906–1911

Thomas Graham

in Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1906, St. Augustine added an electric plant and a streetcar line to its roster of modernizations. The Flagler's began the custom of celebrating Christmas at the Ponce de Leon. Flagler attempted to ... More


A Master on the Periphery of a Periphery: Popular Music, Streetcars, and the Republic

Bruno Carvalho

in Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319754
eISBN:
9781781381007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319754.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter picks up around the 1870s, when Rio de Janeiro’s streets gain tram (streetcar) lines, the contours of what we could call Brazilian musical forms begin to take shape, and abolition as ... More


The Railroad Unbound and the City Contained

David Schley (ed.)

in Steam City: Railroads, Urban Space, and Corporate Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Baltimore

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226720258
eISBN:
9780226720395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720395.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter looks at how, in the 1860s and 1870s, the B&O positioned itself as a private corporation operating at a national scale. The company’s work on behalf of the Union cause during the Civil ... More


The Home of the Brave

Joseph P. Reidy

in Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648361
eISBN:
9781469648385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648361.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The end of slavery reverberated through the North no less than the South. From the start of the war, black leaders in the free states had hoped to complete the uneven process of gradual emancipation ... More


A Desire Named Streetcar

Julian Murphet

in Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology, and Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198714170
eISBN:
9780191782596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714170.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the literary figurations the streetcar or tram, in its movement from the naturalism of the late nineteenth century to the modernism of the early twentieth. The streetcar ... More


Affect and spatial dynamics in Flags in the Dust and The Sound and the Fury

Julian Murphet

in Faulkner's Media Romance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190664244
eISBN:
9780190664275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664244.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes the critical break in Faulkner’s career, between the relatively conventional and long-winded draft of Flags in the Dust (1927) and the extraordinary literary achievement The ... More


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