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How The Other Half Lives, Margaret Lowe Dec 2015

How The Other Half Lives, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

No abstract provided.


The Restoration Of The Port Of Philadelphia, 1783-1789, George Geib Nov 2015

The Restoration Of The Port Of Philadelphia, 1783-1789, George Geib

George W. Geib

George W. Geib's contribution to American Neptune, Vol. 32, No. 4.


The Land Ordinance Of 1785: A Bicentennial Review, George Geib Nov 2015

The Land Ordinance Of 1785: A Bicentennial Review, George Geib

George W. Geib

Geroge Geib reviews the historical impact of the Land Ordinance of 1785 200 years after its passage.


Liberty's Legacy: A Review Essay, George Geib Nov 2015

Liberty's Legacy: A Review Essay, George Geib

George W. Geib

Review essay of Liberty's Legacy, a traveling exhibit chronicling documents pertaining to the Northwest Ordinance and the Constitution.


James Cash Penney And His North Dakota Stores, David Kruger Oct 2015

James Cash Penney And His North Dakota Stores, David Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

Although James Cash Penney opened his first store in 1902, at the age of twenty-six, he kept his business entirely in the western United States for the first twelve years of its existence. By 1914 he was operating about forty stores out of his Utah headquarters, but had no locations east of Montana, Wyoming, or Colorado. Not a single J. C. Penney store existed in the Midwest, and, unlike Montgomery Ward and Sears Roebuck, his chain had no catalog business to cover the agrarian region by mail order.1 However, Penney was well aware of North Dakota’s booming rural ...


James Cash Penney: The Impact Of A Main Street Merchant On Oklahoma, David Kruger Oct 2015

James Cash Penney: The Impact Of A Main Street Merchant On Oklahoma, David Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

Although not from the Sooner State, J. C. Penney made his mark on Oklahoma and its people through his retail empire based on his golden rule principles. By visiting his store locations in the state, Penney influenced a new generation of company leadership to grow from the small towns in Oklahoma. David D. Kruger explains the impact of Penney the man and J.C. Penney the company on the culture of retail shopping in Oklahoma.


Bridging The Distances: Women Writers Exploring The Nightmare Of Vietnam, Christina Triezenberg Jul 2015

Bridging The Distances: Women Writers Exploring The Nightmare Of Vietnam, Christina Triezenberg

Christina Triezenberg

This essay seeks to challenge the now-common practice of excluding Vietnam-era antiwar verse from contemporary literary anthologies by exploring the works produced by professional and amateur female poets who, in many cases, had witnessed the war firsthand and reflected on their experiences in verse that depicts the often harsh realities of this still-contested conflict. By exploring poetry written by women who served in a variety of capacities during the war, this essay underscores the repeated attempts made by women writers to bridge the distances between the home front and the battlefront and offers a compelling argument about the importance of ...


A Brief History Of Akron's Tuesday Musical, Thomas Bacher Apr 2015

A Brief History Of Akron's Tuesday Musical, Thomas Bacher

Thomas Bacher

The Tuesday Musical Club was founded in 1887 by thirteen young Akron women who had an overwhelming desire to share their love of music. With further support of Gertrude Penfield Seiberling, the wife of industrialist Frank Seiberling, the organization grew like many other musical organizations across the country. Unlike similar clubs, the Akron-based entity continued to expand and is one of a very few that have survived.Among the artists who have appeared as a part of the rich history of Akron's Tuesday Musical Organization are Vladimir Horowitz, Artur Rubinstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Jascha Heifetz, Glenn Gould, Van Cliburn, Isaac ...


Mourning A People's Historian: Michael Mizell-Nelson, Mary Niall Mitchell Apr 2015

Mourning A People's Historian: Michael Mizell-Nelson, Mary Niall Mitchell

Mary Niall Mitchell

No abstract provided.


In A Perilous Hour: The Public Address Of John F. Kennedy, Steven Goldzwig, George Dionisopoulos Mar 2015

In A Perilous Hour: The Public Address Of John F. Kennedy, Steven Goldzwig, George Dionisopoulos

Steven Goldzwig

This first book-length critical analysis of Kennedy's public address defines how he aroused Americans to rise to the opportunities and challenges that he defined for them. This rigorously researched study offers an in-depth analysis of the development of President Kennedy as a public speaker and a balanced view of his civil rights, foreign policy, presidential, and other types of speeches. Eight speech texts accompany the analysis. This reference and teaching tool also offers a selected chronology of major speeches along with a bibliography of important primary and secondary sources. Designed for students, teachers, and professionals in the fields of ...


Illinois And The American Revolution, Claiborne Skinner Feb 2015

Illinois And The American Revolution, Claiborne Skinner

Claiborne A. Skinner Jr.

No abstract provided.


Keeping His Faith: A. Philip Randolph And Working-Class Religion, Cynthia Taylor Jan 2015

Keeping His Faith: A. Philip Randolph And Working-Class Religion, Cynthia Taylor

Cynthia Taylor

At one time, Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was a household name. As president of the all-black Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), he was an embodiment of America’s multifaceted radical tradition, a leading spokesman for Black America, and a potent symbol of trade unionism and civil rights agitation for nearly half a century. But with the dissolution of the BSCP in the 1970s, the assaults waged against organized labor in the 1980s, and the overall silencing of labor history in U.S. popular discourse, he has been largely forgotten among large segments of the general public before whom he ...


Review Of Buying America From The Indians: Johnson V. Mcintosh And The History Of Native Land Rights/The Trail Of Broken Treaties: Diplomacy In Indian Country From Colonial Times To Present., Marcus Gallo Dec 2014

Review Of Buying America From The Indians: Johnson V. Mcintosh And The History Of Native Land Rights/The Trail Of Broken Treaties: Diplomacy In Indian Country From Colonial Times To Present., Marcus Gallo

Marcus Gallo

Review of Buying America from the Indians: Johnson v. McIntosh and the History of Native Land Rights/The Trail of Broken Treaties: Diplomacy in Indian Country from Colonial Times to Present, by Blake A. Watson.


The Great Divide Of 1890, Meg Miner Dec 2014

The Great Divide Of 1890, Meg Miner

Meg Miner

Learning more about an election dispute that drove an IWU class apart showed the importance of documenting our own lives.


Northwest Now: The Anarchists Of Home, Tom Layson, Justin Wadland, Charles Lewarne Dec 2014

Northwest Now: The Anarchists Of Home, Tom Layson, Justin Wadland, Charles Lewarne

Justin Wadland

The Key Peninsula is home to the village of Home, which has a rich history of the progressive culture that's predominant in Western Washington today. On this special edition of Northwest Now, we travel to Home which was once a turn of the century anarchist colony. We'll hear from Justin Wadland author of the book "Trying Home" which depicts Home's interesting and colorful past.


Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical, Judith Smith Aug 2014

Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical, Judith Smith

Judith E. Smith

A son of poor Jamaican immigrants who grew up in Depression-era Harlem, Harry Belafonte became the first black performer to gain artistic control over the representation of African Americans in commercial television and film. Forging connections with an astonishing array of consequential players on the American scene in the decades following World War II—from Paul Robeson to Ed Sullivan, John Kennedy to Stokely Carmichael—Belafonte established his place in American culture as a hugely popular singer, matinee idol, internationalist, and champion of civil rights, black pride, and black power.

In Becoming Belafonte, Judith E. Smith presents the first full-length ...


World War I Military Portraits (Digital Collection), Rose Fortier, Maria Cunningham Jul 2014

World War I Military Portraits (Digital Collection), Rose Fortier, Maria Cunningham

Rose Fortier

World War I Military Portraits is comprised of more than 32,000 photographs, typewritten volumes, and service records. The items were complied from collections of the American War Mothers Milwaukee County Chapter and the Milwaukee County Council of Defense. These items contain a wealth of genealogical information and provide a candid look into soldiers' ideas and perceptions of the First World War.

The World War I Military Portraits digital collection brings online access to one of the library's most highly used research collections. The current digital collection represents the majority of the service records but is continuously growing, so ...


Theorising The ‘Fifth Migration’ In The United States: Understanding Lifestyle Migration From An Integrated Approach, Brian Hoey Jun 2014

Theorising The ‘Fifth Migration’ In The United States: Understanding Lifestyle Migration From An Integrated Approach, Brian Hoey

Brian A. Hoey, Ph.D.

This chapter is an empirically-informed discussion of relevant social theory for examining the phenomenon of lifestyle migration in the United States in both rural and urban settings. Specifically, the chapter explores key explanatory models born of research into so-called non-economic migration occurring since the early twentieth century—models that may be characterized as primarily either production or consumption oriented in their emphasis—as a context for outlining an integrated approach. The author then highlights changes in how some Americans appear to calculate personal and collective quality of life as engendered by an emerging economic order—based on principles of flexibility ...


“A Year Of Consequence,” Book Review Of 1863: Lincoln’S Pivotal Year, Eds. Harold Holzer And Sara Vaughn Gabbard (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013), Jeffrey Malanson May 2014

“A Year Of Consequence,” Book Review Of 1863: Lincoln’S Pivotal Year, Eds. Harold Holzer And Sara Vaughn Gabbard (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013), Jeffrey Malanson

Jeffrey J. Malanson

No abstract provided.


“Monroe’S Doctrine Or Monroe Doctrines? A Review Of Jay Sexton’S The Monroe Doctrine: Empire And Nation In Nineteenth-Century America”, Jeffrey Malanson May 2014

“Monroe’S Doctrine Or Monroe Doctrines? A Review Of Jay Sexton’S The Monroe Doctrine: Empire And Nation In Nineteenth-Century America”, Jeffrey Malanson

Jeffrey J. Malanson

No abstract provided.


America's Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions Of Power And Community, Robert Tsai Mar 2014

America's Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions Of Power And Community, Robert Tsai

Robert L Tsai

The U.S. Constitution opens by proclaiming the sovereignty of all citizens: "We the People." Robert Tsai's gripping history of alternative constitutions invites readers into the circle of those who have rejected this ringing assertion--the defiant groups that refused to accept the Constitution's definition of who "the people" are and how their authority should be exercised. America's Forgotten Constitutions is the story of America as told by dissenters: squatters, Native Americans, abolitionists, socialists, internationalists, and racial nationalists. Beginning in the nineteenth century, Tsai chronicles eight episodes in which discontented citizens took the extraordinary step of drafting a ...


Freedom's Seekers: Essays On Comparative Emancipation, Jeffrey Kerr-Ritchie Mar 2014

Freedom's Seekers: Essays On Comparative Emancipation, Jeffrey Kerr-Ritchie

Jeffrey Kerr-Ritchie

  Jeffery R. Kerr-Ritchie’s Freedom’s Seekers offers a bold and innovative intervention into the study of emancipation as a transnational phe-nomenon and serves as an important contribution to our understanding of the remaking of the nineteenth-century Atlantic Americas.
 
Drawing on decades of research into slave and emancipation societies, Kerr-Ritchie is attentive to those who sought but were not granted freedom, and those who resisted enslavement individually as well as collectively on behalf of their communities. He explores the many roles that fugitive slaves, slave soldiers, and slave rebels played in their own societies. He likewise explicates the lives of ...


In The Margins Of Twelve Years A Slave, Mary Niall Mitchell Feb 2014

In The Margins Of Twelve Years A Slave, Mary Niall Mitchell

Mary Niall Mitchell

The McCoy family’s original 1853 edition of Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave has at least five authors. There was Northup himself, of course, a free black man who provided the details of his illegal enslavement in the Deep South, and his white editor and amanuensis, David O. Wilson. Beyond the two principals, at least three others made their own additions to the book. Some in pen, but most in pencil. Sorting out who wrote what, and when they wrote it, is mostly a guessing game, but a telling one even still. Northup’s account — which any reader ...


Prodigal Sons, Trap Doors, And Painted Women: Reflections On Life Stories, Urban Legends, And Aural History, Charles Hardy Feb 2014

Prodigal Sons, Trap Doors, And Painted Women: Reflections On Life Stories, Urban Legends, And Aural History, Charles Hardy

Charles Hardy

No abstract provided.


The Young White Faces Of Slavery, Mary Niall Mitchell Jan 2014

The Young White Faces Of Slavery, Mary Niall Mitchell

Mary Niall Mitchell

No abstract provided.


The Road To Mass Democracy: Original Intent And The Seventeenth Amendment, Christopher Hoebeke Dec 2013

The Road To Mass Democracy: Original Intent And The Seventeenth Amendment, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

Until 1913 and passage of the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, US senators were elected by state legislatures, not directly by the people. Progressive Era reformers urged this revision in answer to the corruption of state "machines" under the dominance of party bosses. They also believed that direct elections would make the Senate more responsive to popular concerns regarding the concentrations of business, capital, and labor that in the industrial era gave rise to a growing sense of individual voicelessness. Popular control over the higher affairs of government was thought to be possible, since the spread of information ...


Yellowstone, The World's Wonderland, Tamsen Hert Dec 2013

Yellowstone, The World's Wonderland, Tamsen Hert

Tamsen Hert

Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the world. This encyclopedia article reviews the history of the creation of the park in portions of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.


Evolution Of American Urban Society, 8th Edition, Howard Chudacoff, Judith Smith, Peter Baldwin Dec 2013

Evolution Of American Urban Society, 8th Edition, Howard Chudacoff, Judith Smith, Peter Baldwin

Judith E. Smith

The Evolution of American Urban History blends historical perspectives on society, economics, politics, and policy, while focusing on the ways in which diverse peoples have inhabited and interacted in cities. It tackles ethnic and racial minority issues, offers multiple perspectives on women, and highlights urbanization's constantly shifting nature.


Slavery, Imprinted: The Life And Narrative Of William Grimes, Susanna Ashton Dec 2013

Slavery, Imprinted: The Life And Narrative Of William Grimes, Susanna Ashton

Susanna Ashton Dr.

In 1824, in a fury over the injustices of slavery, racism in the North, and exploitation of the workingman, William Grimes wrote the story of his life. The Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave (1825) ends with a visceral and violent image of literary sacrifice: Grimes offers to skin himself in order to authorize the national story of the United States:


The Golden Age Of Comic Books: Representations Of American Culture From The Great Depression To The Cold War, Mark Kelley Nov 2013

The Golden Age Of Comic Books: Representations Of American Culture From The Great Depression To The Cold War, Mark Kelley

Mark Kelley

No abstract provided.