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Propulsion:: Wind,Current, and Human Labor

John P. Cooper

in The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter considers the human practices of navigation on the Egyptian Nile in the pre-modern period. It examines the impact of the Nile flood on current velocity in the main river and its ... More


George

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1960, some ten years prior to the creation of the Knapp Commission, New York City had been rocked by a front-page scandal involving police payoffs by tow-truck operators. Reporters had exposed ... More


Toody and Muldoon

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the story of police officer Alfonso Jannotta, who along with his partner, came to be dubbed by the Commission as “Toody and Muldoon” after the inept cop heroes of a then-current ... More


The Old Runaround: Class Cleansing in San Francisco

Teresa Gowan

in Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648696
eISBN:
9781452946351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648696.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines how homeless clearances in San Francisco fueled the alienation and mistrust of those living rough and further attenuated the possibility of community and mutual support by ... More


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