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Active BodiesA History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Martha H. Verbrugge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the philosophies, experiences, and instructional programs of white and black female physical educators who taught in public schools and diverse colleges and universities, including ... More

Ain't I a Beauty Queen?Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Maxine Craig

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152623
eISBN:
9780199849345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152623.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a study of black women as symbols, and as participants, in the reshaping of the meaning of black racial identity. The meanings and practices of racial identity are continually reshaped ... More

American Geography and GeographersToward Geographical Science

American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographical Science

Geoffrey J. Martin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780195336023
eISBN:
9780190269920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Commencing in the 1820’s, American scholars took learning in Germany. There they confronted forms of geography in the universities, and learned of the normal school tradition. Upon their return to ... More

The Battle Over Hetch HetchyAmerica's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Robert W. Righter

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is the story of water, a valley, and a city. The city was San Francisco, the valley was Hetch Hetchy, and the waters were from the Tuolumne River watershed, located within Yosemite National ... More

Betting on the AfricansJohn F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Philip E. Muehlenbeck

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195396096
eISBN:
9780199932672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396096.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

At the start of his administration, John F. Kennedy launched a personal policy initiative to court African nationalist leaders. This policy was designed to improve US-African relations and ... More

Between Two EmpiresRace, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Eiichiro Azuma

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Before World War II, Japanese immigrants, or Issei, forged a unique transnational identity between their native land and the United States. Whether merchants, community leaders, or rural farmers, ... More

Beyond the Cold WarLyndon Johnson and the New Global Challenges of the 1960s

Beyond the Cold War: Lyndon Johnson and the New Global Challenges of the 1960s

Francis J. Gavin and Mark Atwood Lawrence (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199790692
eISBN:
9780199395521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790692.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In writing about international affairs in the 1960s, historians have naturally focused on the Cold War. Only recently have scholars begun to realize that there is another history of international ... More

Black and White ManhattanThe History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City

Black and White Manhattan: The History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City

Thelma Wills Foote

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165371
eISBN:
9780199871735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165371.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Race first emerged as an important ingredient of New York City's melting pot when it was known as New Amsterdam and was a fledgling colonial outpost on the North American frontier. This book details ... More

Blazing HeritageA History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Hal K. Rothman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

National parks have played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks have been ... More

Bracing for ArmageddonWhy Civil Defense Never Worked

Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Dee Garrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183191
eISBN:
9780199788804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the dawn of the nuclear age, the US government was faced with an impossible task: to convince the American public that it could survive a nuclear attack. And so civil defense was born. Numerous ... More

Brother's KeeperThe United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Jason C. Parker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is an international history of the relations between the United States, Britain, and the West Indies during the long decolonization of the latter. It draws on archives in seven countries to ... More

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

Camelot and CanadaCanadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era

Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era

Asa McKercher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190605056
eISBN:
9780190605087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605056.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

John F. Kennedy’s thousand days as president coincided not only with the crisis years of the Cold War, but also with the most fractious period in the Canada–United States relationship since the War ... 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

Collision CourseRonald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America

Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America

Joseph A. McCartin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199836789
eISBN:
9780190254506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199836789.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In August 1981, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) called an illegal strike. The new president, Ronald Reagan, fired the strikers, establishing a reputation for both ... More

Contesting CastroThe United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Thomas G. Paterson

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Today they stand as enemies, but in the 1950s, few countries were as closely intertwined as Cuba and the United States. Thousands of Americans (including Ernest Hemingway and Errol Flynn) lived on ... More

Counting AmericansHow the US Census Classified the Nation

Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation

Paul Schor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199917853
eISBN:
9780190670856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917853.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

By telling how the US census classified and divided Americans by race and origin from the founding of the United States to World War II, this book shows how public statistics have been used to create ... More

The Cute and the CoolWondrous Innocence and Modern American Children's Culture

The Cute and the Cool: Wondrous Innocence and Modern American Children's Culture

Gary Cross

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156669
eISBN:
9780199868254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156669.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The cute child — spunky, yet dependent, naughty but nice — is largely a 20th-century invention. This book examines how that look emerged in American popular culture and holidays and how the cute ... More

Death of a GenerationHow the Assassinations of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War

Death of a Generation: How the Assassinations of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War

Howard Jones

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176056
eISBN:
9780199850051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176056.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When John F. Kennedy was shot, millions were left to wonder how America, and the world, would have been different had he lived to fulfill the enormous promise of his presidency. For many historians ... More

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