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Influenza And Inequality: One Town’S Tragic Response To The Great Epidemic Of 1918, Patricia Fanning Dec 2015

Influenza And Inequality: One Town’S Tragic Response To The Great Epidemic Of 1918, Patricia Fanning

Patricia J. Fanning

The influenza epidemic of 1918 was one of the worst medical disasters in human history, taking close to thirty million lives worldwide in less than a year, including more than 500,000 in the United States. What made this pandemic even more frightening was the fact that it occurred when death rates for most common infectious diseases were diminishing. Still, an epidemic is not merely a medical crisis; it has sociological, psychological, and political dimensions as well. The influenza epidemic of 1918 was one of the worst medical disasters in human history, taking close to thirty million lives worldwide in ...


Wheels Of Fortune: The Story Of Rubber In Akron, Steve Love, David Giffels Sep 2015

Wheels Of Fortune: The Story Of Rubber In Akron, Steve Love, David Giffels

David Giffels

Wheels of Fortune is a tale of two cities—both of them Akron. One city, built on rubber, turned itself into a model for Middle America industrial success. The other city has had to learn to live on in rubber's wake, to remake itself, to come to terms with its remade self. To tell this tale of two cities is to tell the tale of America's rubber industry. The stories interlock like tire and wheel. From its earliest days, Akron has been a city of multiple incarnations: canal boat stopover, farm machinery manufacturer, cereal maker. But for more ...


Review: John S. Ahlquist And Margaret Levi, 'In The Interest Of Others: Organizations And Social Activism" (Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2013), Rowan Cahill Apr 2015

Review: John S. Ahlquist And Margaret Levi, 'In The Interest Of Others: Organizations And Social Activism" (Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2013), Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Review of the comparative study of trade union organizational behaviour by John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi, 'In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism" (Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2013), which involves a target group of US and Australian trade unions.


Pioneers In Your Attic: Uvu's Sutherland Archives' Experience, Catherine Mcintyre Apr 2014

Pioneers In Your Attic: Uvu's Sutherland Archives' Experience, Catherine Mcintyre

Catherine McIntyre

Utah Valley University's George Sutherland Archives participated in a state-wide digitization project called Pioneers In Your Attic: Preserving the Legacy of the Overland Migration. Developed by Scott Eldredge of Brigham Young University, several university digitization centers, or hubs, collaborated with regional public libraries, museums, and historical societies to host "scanning events," inviting members of the public to bring unique, historic family photographs and documents, such as diaries, journals, letters, and business papers, to be scanned for free, and added to an openly accessible online digital collection called Pioneers In Your Attic. This presentation focuses on the overall experiences of ...


The Flow Of History Along The East Branch Brandywine Creek, Walter Cressler Mar 2014

The Flow Of History Along The East Branch Brandywine Creek, Walter Cressler

Walt Cressler

No abstract provided.


The Flow Of History Along The West Branch Brandywine Creek, Walter Cressler Mar 2014

The Flow Of History Along The West Branch Brandywine Creek, Walter Cressler

Walt Cressler

No abstract provided.


The Flow Of History Along Brandywine Creek, Walter Cressler Mar 2014

The Flow Of History Along Brandywine Creek, Walter Cressler

Walt Cressler

No abstract provided.


"The Real Ida May: A Fugitive Tale In The Archives", Mary Niall Mitchell Dec 2012

"The Real Ida May: A Fugitive Tale In The Archives", Mary Niall Mitchell

Mary Niall Mitchell

No abstract provided.


Grant, Roger H. Railroads And The American People. Indiana University Press, 2012. Choice, March., Bruce Sarjeant Dec 2012

Grant, Roger H. Railroads And The American People. Indiana University Press, 2012. Choice, March., Bruce Sarjeant

Bruce Sarjeant

No abstract provided.


The Seven Spices: Pumpkins, Puritans, And Pathogens In Colonial New England, Michael Sharbaugh Nov 2011

The Seven Spices: Pumpkins, Puritans, And Pathogens In Colonial New England, Michael Sharbaugh

Michael D Sharbaugh

Water sources in the United States' New England region are laden with arsenic. Particularly during North America's colonial period--prior to modern filtration processes--arsenic would make it into the colonists' drinking water. In this article, which evokes the biocultural evolution paradigm, it is argued that colonists offset health risks from the contaminant (arsenic poisoning) by ingesting copious amounts of seven spices--cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, vanilla, and ginger. The inclusion of these spices in fall and winter recipes that hail from New England would therefore explain why many Americans associate them not only with the region, but with Thanksgiving and ...


Book Session: The American Urban Reader: History And Theory, Steven Corey Oct 2011

Book Session: The American Urban Reader: History And Theory, Steven Corey

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.


Review Of Michael Rawson, Eden On The Charles: The Making Of Boston, Steven Corey Jun 2011

Review Of Michael Rawson, Eden On The Charles: The Making Of Boston, Steven Corey

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.


Visions Of A Better World: Howard Thurman's Pilgrimage To India And The Origins Of African American Nonviolence, Quinton Dixie, Peter Eisenstadt Dec 2010

Visions Of A Better World: Howard Thurman's Pilgrimage To India And The Origins Of African American Nonviolence, Quinton Dixie, Peter Eisenstadt

Quinton H Dixie

No abstract provided.


American Urban History: A Living Canon. Or Is Anyone Listening?, Steven Corey Sep 2010

American Urban History: A Living Canon. Or Is Anyone Listening?, Steven Corey

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.


Banking On Brownfields, Landfills, And History: Toxic Waste And Urban Renewal In Worcester, Massachusetts, 1986-Present, Steven Corey Mar 2010

Banking On Brownfields, Landfills, And History: Toxic Waste And Urban Renewal In Worcester, Massachusetts, 1986-Present, Steven Corey

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.


Teaching Urban Studies, Steven Corey Mar 2010

Teaching Urban Studies, Steven Corey

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.


Rummaging Through Worcester’S Industrial Ruins: Active Learning And Environmental History, Steven Corey Feb 2010

Rummaging Through Worcester’S Industrial Ruins: Active Learning And Environmental History, Steven Corey

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.


To Whom God Has Spoken: American Women In Word And Spirit, 1700-The Present, Margaret Lowe Dec 2009

To Whom God Has Spoken: American Women In Word And Spirit, 1700-The Present, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

Although scholars have begun to examine American women's religious history, few published collections of their actual words and creative expressions exist. The proposed volume, an edited, thematic collection of primary source documents will fill this gap. The book will demonstrate the contexts and textures of American women's spiritual authority in the past, including those who claimed to speak for "God" or another deity. Drawing on my expertise in gender history and well-honed archival skills, my project will identify, edit and annotate the most illuminating and representative among American women's diverse religious voices. A FLRG will provide start-up ...


The Marian Lawrence Peabody Diary: Digital Publication, Margaret Lowe Jun 2009

The Marian Lawrence Peabody Diary: Digital Publication, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

Appointed editor of the Marian Lawrence Peabody Diary (1878-1968) by the Massachusetts Historical Society, a Summer Grant would allow me to prepare the diary for digital publication. While I have completed extensive work for the printed edition, the MHS recently decided to co-publish the diary with a premier digital imprint (most likely the University of Virginia). As digital editor, I will supervise conversion to web format, write a new introduction, glosses and annotation, conduct archival research and collate ancillary materials, particularly Peabody's artwork. Digital publication will substantially expand the scope and length of the manuscript and allow for marketing ...


Garbage In The Sea: Ocean Dumping In The New York Bight, 1850s-1930s, Steven Corey Jan 2009

Garbage In The Sea: Ocean Dumping In The New York Bight, 1850s-1930s, Steven Corey

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.


Teaching Urban History, Steven Corey Oct 2008

Teaching Urban History, Steven Corey

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.


“‘The City I Used To...Visit’: Tourist New Orleans And The Racialized Response To Hurricane Katrina”, Lynnell Thomas Dec 2006

“‘The City I Used To...Visit’: Tourist New Orleans And The Racialized Response To Hurricane Katrina”, Lynnell Thomas

Lynnell Thomas

This article explores the connections between New Orleans’s late 20th-century tourism representations and the mainstream media coverage and national images of the city immediately following Hurricane Katrina. It pays particular attention to the ways that race and class are employed in both instances to create and perpetuate a distorted sense of place that ignore the historical and contemporary realities of the city’s African American population.


'Why Must I Be The Only Woman To Lose My Birthright?’ Gender And Modernity In Upper-Class Twentieth-Century American Life, Margaret Lowe Jun 2006

'Why Must I Be The Only Woman To Lose My Birthright?’ Gender And Modernity In Upper-Class Twentieth-Century American Life, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

A 2007 CART Summer Grant would provide the critical time and resources I need to complete detailed archival for my proposed monograph: ‘Why Must I Be the Only Woman to Lose My Birthright?’ Gender and Modernity in Upper-Class Twentieth-Century American Life. A social history, this project will highlight the ways in which upper-class men and women (mostly from New England) both resisted and shaped the emergence of American modernity. With a close analysis of a broad range of primary sources, including personal papers, letters, diaries, medical and scientific tracts, and periodical literature, my research will illuminate the specific gender and ...


Public Health And Environmentalism: Adding Garbage To The History Of Environmental Ethics, Steven Corey, Christopher Preston Dec 2004

Public Health And Environmentalism: Adding Garbage To The History Of Environmental Ethics, Steven Corey, Christopher Preston

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.


Marion Lawrence Peabody Diary Project, Margaret Lowe Dec 2003

Marion Lawrence Peabody Diary Project, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

Marion Lawrence Peabody’s exceptional, twelve-volume diary, which she kept throughout her long life (1875-1968), has sat, for the most part, collecting dust at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Appointed as Peabody’s editor by the New England Women’s Diaries Project and having signed a book contract with Northeastern University Press (2004), I plan to bring Peabody’s words to light. Her voice deserves to be heard and examined. Engaging, vivacious, and introspective, this upper class Bostonian left a detailed record of her world and her sense of self. Though we already think we know about upper class, urban women ...


Apostle Of Cleanliness: Colonel George E. Waring, Jr. And The Sanitary Reform Impulse In New York City, Steven Corey Dec 2001

Apostle Of Cleanliness: Colonel George E. Waring, Jr. And The Sanitary Reform Impulse In New York City, Steven Corey

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.


Boycott!: Louise Imogen Guiney And The American Protective Association, Patricia Fanning Dec 1998

Boycott!: Louise Imogen Guiney And The American Protective Association, Patricia Fanning

Patricia J. Fanning

Irish-American poet and author Louise Imogen Guiney endured anti-Catholic discrimination in Boston during the 1890’s. Well known to contemporary Bostonians as both a writer and the daughter of an Irish Roman Catholic Civil War officer, Guiney was appointed postmaster in Auburndale in January 1894. She initially liked the job’s duties, pay, and stability. However, many residents of Auburndale, including those associated with the anti-Catholic American Protective Association, boycotted the post office by not buying stamps there. As a result, in October 1894 her salary was cut. Guiney’s friends subsequently led a counterattack that resulted in stamp purchases ...


Garbage! The History And Politics Of Trash In New York City, Steven Corey, Elizabeth Fee Dec 1993

Garbage! The History And Politics Of Trash In New York City, Steven Corey, Elizabeth Fee

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.


Garbage In The Sea: New York City And Ocean Dumping, 1857-1934, Steven Corey Dec 1990

Garbage In The Sea: New York City And Ocean Dumping, 1857-1934, Steven Corey

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.