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Madness in the City of Magnificent Intentions

Madness in the City of Magnificent Intentions

Martin Summers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190852641
eISBN:
9780190060138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852641.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, American History: 20th Century

This book is a history of the federal mental institution Saint Elizabeths Hospital and its relationship to Washington, DC’s African American community. Founded in 1855 to treat insane military ... More

Coming HomeHow Midwives Changed Birth

Coming Home: How Midwives Changed Birth

Wendy Kline

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190232511
eISBN:
9780190232542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190232511.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Family History

By the mid-twentieth century, two things appeared destined for extinction in the United States: the practice of home birth and the profession of midwifery. In 1940, close to half of all U.S. births ... More

Great Power RisingTheodore Roosevelt and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy

Great Power Rising: Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy

John M. Thompson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190859954
eISBN:
9780190935351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859954.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

This book examines the relationship between domestic politics and Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy. It argues that, in spite of the complicated nature of the US system, with its overlapping ... More

After the VoteFeminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Elisabeth Israels Perry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Soon after his first inauguration in 1934, New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia began appointing women into his administration. By the end of his three terms he had installed almost a hundred ... More

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Emily Talen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190907495
eISBN:
9780190907525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907495.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This book is written in support of those who believe that neighborhoods should be genuinely relevant in our lives, not as casual descriptors of geographic location but as places that provide an ... More

Nature Behind Barbed WireAn Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration

Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration

Connie Y. Chiang

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190842062
eISBN:
9780190909635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842062.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The mass imprisonment of over 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry during World War II was one of the most egregious violations of civil liberties in US history. Removed from their homes on the ... 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

Redeeming La RazaTransborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rights

Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rights

Gabriela González

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199914142
eISBN:
9780199345533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199914142.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Latin American History

This book examines the gendered and class-conscious political activism of Mexican-origin people in Texas from 1900 to 1950. In particular, it questions the inter-generational agency of Mexicans and ... More

Irish vs. YankeesA Social History of the Boston Schools

Irish vs. Yankees: A Social History of the Boston Schools

James W. Sanders

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190681579
eISBN:
9780190681609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681579.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

As a social historian, James W. Sanders takes a new look at a critical period in the development of Boston schools. Focusing on the burgeoning Irish Catholic population and framing the discussion ... More

Mothers of Massive ResistanceWhite Women and the Politics of White Supremacy

Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy

Elizabeth Gillespie McRae

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190271718
eISBN:
9780190271749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271718.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Examining racial segregation from 1920s to the 1970s, this book argues that white segregationist women constituted the grassroots workforce for racial segregation. For decades, they censored ... More

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