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“If You Have the Right to Vote at 21 Years, Then I Have”: Age and Equal Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Corinne T. Field

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Focusing on debates over the right to vote in Massachusetts and New York between the Revolution and Reconstruction, Corinne T. Field argues that white male legislators, women’s rights activists, and ... More


A Birthday Like None Other: Turning Twenty-One in the Age of Popular Politics

Jon Grinspan

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the significance of young Americans’ twenty-first birthdays from the 1830s to the 1880s, arguing that for youth of both sexes and a variety of backgrounds and political ... More


“The Proper Age for Suffrage”: Vote 18 and the Politics of Age from World War II to the Age of Aquarius

Rebecca de Schweinitz

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the factors that led the United States to lower the federal voting age from twenty-one to eighteen in 1971. Contending that previous historians overemphasized that notion that ... More


“Old Enough to Live”: Age, Alcohol, and Adulthood in the United States, 1970–1984

Timothy Cole

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explains how reforms of the 1970s and 1980s redefined eighteen-to-twenty-year-olds as legal adults who can’t legally drink alcohol. In the early 1970s, state and federal governments ... More


The Foundations of Containment

Sidney Pash

in The Currents of War: A New History of American-Japanese Relations, 1899-1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144238
eISBN:
9780813144320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144238.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 1, The Foundations of Containment, examines the establishment of American containment, discussing the balance of power in Asia, military deterrence, diplomatic engagement, and economic ... More


The Generous Ambitions of Youth

Jon Grinspan

in Virgin Vote: How Young Americans Made Democracy Social, Politics Personal, and Voting Popular in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627342
eISBN:
9781469627366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627342.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

Millions of teenage Americans from 1840 to 1900 saw democracy as a tool to cope with the looming uncertainties of adolescence in an adolescent nation. Though the 19th century is often remembered as a ... More


China and Empire

Xu Guoqi

in Empires at War: 1911-1923

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702511
eISBN:
9780191772207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702511.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History, European Modern History

This chapter fulfils a dual role: to restore China’s place in the larger story of the Great War and to explore the reasons why China eventually decided to fight on the Allies side. If the main ... More


Electricity supply

Anton Eberhard

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter focuses on the Buddhist artistic expression of the First Jebtsundamba Khutugtu (1635–1723), one of the most celebrated persons in the history of Mongolian Buddhism, who is believed to ... More


The Great War in China andJapan, 1915–18

Xu Guoqi

in Asia and the Great War: A Shared History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199658190
eISBN:
9780191830860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658190.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Military History

This chapter focuses on how China and Japan used the Great War to serve their national and international interests. It argues that one cannot fully understand the importance of the First World War to ... More


Zanabazar (1635–1723): Vajrayāna Art and the State in Medieval Mongolia

Uranchimeg Tsultemin

in Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199958641
eISBN:
9780190206819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958641.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter focuses on the Buddhist artistic expression of the First Jebtsundamba Khutugtu (1635–1723), one of the most celebrated persons in the history of Mongolian Buddhism, who is believed to ... More


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