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Abigail and John AdamsThe Americanization of Sensibility

Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of Sensibility

G. J. Barker-Benfield

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226037431
eISBN:
9780226037448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037448.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the many years that they were separated by the perils of the American Revolution, John and Abigail Adams exchanged hundreds of letters. Writing to each other of public events and private ... More

About MethodExperimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

Jutta Schickore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226449982
eISBN:
9780226450049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450049.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically is a long-term history of scientists’ methodological discussions about experimentation in the life sciences. It ... More

Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic EraHistory and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America

Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era: History and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America

Barry Schwartz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226741888
eISBN:
9780226741901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226741901.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the 1920s, Abraham Lincoln had transcended the lingering controversies of the Civil War to become a secular saint, honored in North and South alike for his steadfast leadership in crisis. ... More

Accident ProneA History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

John C. Burnham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Technology demands uniformity from human beings who encounter it. People encountering technology, however, differ from one another. Thinkers in the early twentieth century, observing the awful ... More

The Accidental DiaristA History of the Daily Planner in America

The Accidental Diarist: A History of the Daily Planner in America

Molly A. McCarthy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226033211
eISBN:
9780226033495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033495.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In this era of tweets and blogs, it is easy to assume that the self-obsessive recording of daily minutiae is a recent phenomenon. But Americans have been navel-gazing since nearly the beginning of ... More

Accounting for CapitalismThe World the Clerk Made

Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made

Michael Zakim

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226977973
eISBN:
9780226545899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226545899.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

A new class of “merchant clerks” appeared on the historical stage in the middle of the nineteenth century, collectively charged with administering the most important production project in America’s ... More

Accounting for TasteThe Triumph of French Cuisine

Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226243238
eISBN:
9780226243276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243276.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

French cuisine is such a staple in our understanding of fine food that we forget the accidents of history that led to its creation. This book brings these “accidents” to the surface, illuminating the ... More

Africa as a Living LaboratoryEmpire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950

Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950

Helen Tilley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226803463
eISBN:
9780226803487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803487.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Tropical Africa was one of the last regions of the world to experience formal European colonialism, a process that coincided with the advent of a range of new scientific specialties and research ... More

After Freud LeftA Century of Psychoanalysis in America

After Freud Left: A Century of Psychoanalysis in America

John C. Burnham (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081373
eISBN:
9780226081397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081397.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

From August 29 to September 21, 1909, Sigmund Freud visited the United States, where he gave five lectures at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. This book brings together historians of ... More

After the MapCartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

William Rankin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226339368
eISBN:
9780226339535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339535.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Over the last several decades, paper maps have been gradually displaced by new electronic navigation systems like GPS. For many geographic tasks, the map’s familiar god’s-eye view from nowhere has ... More

After They Closed the GatesJewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965

After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965

Libby Garland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122458
eISBN:
9780226122595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122595.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Stolen Borders tells the history of the Jewish illegal immigration occasioned by the nation-based, restrictive immigration quotas implemented by federal laws passed in 1921 and 1924. A chaotic ... More

AfterimagesPhotography and U.S. Foreign Policy

Afterimages: Photography and U.S. Foreign Policy

Liam Kennedy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226337265
eISBN:
9780226337432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226337432.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Afterimages is a study of the role of photography, more particularly photojournalism, in the documentation and communication of wars and conflicts involving the United States since the Vietnam War. ... More

Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Tara Nummedal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608563
eISBN:
9780226608570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What distinguished the true alchemist from the fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of the common men—and occasionally women—who made a living as alchemists in the sixteenth- and ... More

Alchemy Tried in the FireStarkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

William R. Newman and Lawrence M. Principe

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226577111
eISBN:
9780226577050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577050.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What actually took place in the private laboratory of a mid-seventeenth-century alchemist? How did he direct his quest after the secrets of Nature? What instruments and theoretical principles did he ... More

All the Boats on the OceanHow Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing

All the Boats on the Ocean: How Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing

Carmel Finley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226443379
eISBN:
9780226443409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443409.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This transnational history explores how postwar fishing changed from a coastal, in-shore activity into a global industry. Fueled by the new technologies developed during the war and by government ... More

American CapitalsA Historical Geography

American Capitals: A Historical Geography

Christian Montès

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080482
eISBN:
9780226080512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080512.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book will be the first to offer a comprehensive study of American State capitals. Drawing from a historical geography perspective, it gives an insight into the complex processes leading to the ... More

American Catholics and the Church of TomorrowBuilding Churches for the Future, 1925-1975

American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975

Catherine R. Osborne

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226561028
eISBN:
9780226561165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561165.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book asks why 20th century American Catholics stopped building churches that looked back to the middles ages, and began building churches that for the present and the future. It argues that ... More

American CreedPhilanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700–1865

American Creed: Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700–1865

Kathleen D. McCarthy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226561981
eISBN:
9780226561998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561998.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Since the dawn of the republic, faith in social equality, religious freedom, and the right to engage in civic activism have constituted the national creed of the United States. This book traces the ... More

American EgyptologistThe Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Jeffrey Abt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

James Henry Breasted (1865–1935) had a career that epitomizes our popular image of the archaeologist. Daring, handsome, and charismatic, he traveled on expeditions to remote and politically unstable ... More

American Imperial PastoralThe Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines

American Imperial Pastoral: The Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines

Rebecca Tinio McKenna

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226417769
eISBN:
9780226417936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226417936.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Through an exploration of a Daniel Burnham-designed colonial hill station in the mountains of northern Luzon called Baguio, this book examines the literal and figurative architecture of U.S. ... More

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