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Call of the AtlanticJack London's Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916

Call of the Atlantic: Jack London's Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916

Joseph McAleer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198747819
eISBN:
9780191810718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747819.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Jack London (1876–1916) wasn’t just lucky at what he called the “writing game”—he is, by many accounts, the most popular American author in the world today. Two novels, The Call of the Wild and White ... More

City GirlsThe Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950

City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950

Valerie J. Matsumoto

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199752249
eISBN:
9780199377053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752249.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This book recovers and explores the forgotten world of urban Nisei girls’ ethnocultural networks in California. By the 1920s Nisei girls’ clubs had taken root in Los Angeles and provided a key venue ... More

Classroom WarsLanguage, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture

Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199358458
eISBN:
9780199358489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This book explores how in the late 1960s and 1970s, a growing number of Americans fused conventional values about family and personal morality with an Anglo jingoism, specifically marrying concerns ... More

Feast of ExcessA Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

George Cotkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This book is a cultural history of the New Sensibility in America. The New Sensibility was about excess, pushing cultural boundaries, taking chances, going to extremes. Such excess could take two ... More

A Generous VisionThe Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning

A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning

Cathy Curtis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190498474
eISBN:
9780190498504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498474.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Elaine de Kooning (1918–1989) was a noted art critic and artist, and a prime mover in the New York art world. She was a vivacious social catalyst. Her sparkling wit enlivened meetings of the Club, ... More

Greening the Red, White, and BlueThe Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America

Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America

Thomas Jundt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199791200
eISBN:
9780199378562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791200.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Environmentalism arose in response to anxieties and tensions over the growing power of big business that came to light in the 1940s and 1950s. More than ever, powerful corporations and a federal ... More

Liking IkeEisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics

Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics

David Haven Blake

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278182
eISBN:
9780190278212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278182.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Liking Ike examines the prominent role that celebrities and advertising agencies played in Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency. Guided by Madison Avenue executives and television pioneers, Eisenhower ... More

Little Cold WarriorsAmerican Childhood in the 1950s

Little Cold Warriors: American Childhood in the 1950s

Victoria M. Grieve

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190675684
eISBN:
9780190675714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675684.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

American children’s experiences during the Cold War were complex. Both conservative and liberal Baby Boomers have romanticized the 1950s as an age of innocence, but these nostalgic narratives obscure ... More

Memorials to Shattered MythsVietnam to 9/11

Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11

Harriet F. Senie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190248390
eISBN:
9780190248437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190248390.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Although radically different, the Vietnam War, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine High School shootings, and the attacks of 9/11 all shattered myths of national identity. Vietnam was a war the ... More

TelethonsSpectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity

Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity

Paul K. Longmore

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262075
eISBN:
9780190262105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262075.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Telethons occupied a central, underappreciated place in postwar US history. The yearly programs offered front-row seats to something much bigger than a kitschy parade of prominent celebrities and ... More

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