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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

Defectives in the LandDisability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics

Defectives in the Land: Disability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics

Douglas C. Baynton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226364162
eISBN:
9780226364339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226364339.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The movement to restrict immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was primarily intended to keep people with disabilities, otherwise known as “defectives,” out of the United ... More

The Experimental SelfHumphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science

The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science

Jan Golinski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226351360
eISBN:
9780226368849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368849.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is a biographical study of the English chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829). It considers Davy’s career as a process of experimental self-fashioning, in which his adaptation to the ... More

Groovy ScienceKnowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture

Groovy Science: Knowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture

David Kaiser and W. Patrick McCray (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226372884
eISBN:
9780226373072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226373072.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Outspoken commentators in the 1960s and 1970s fretted that American youth culture — especially “hippies” and the counterculture — turned its back on science and technology while chasing New Age ... More

Habitual OffendersA True Tale of Nuns, Prostitutes, and Murderers in Seventeenth-Century Italy

Habitual Offenders: A True Tale of Nuns, Prostitutes, and Murderers in Seventeenth-Century Italy

Craig A. Monson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226335339
eISBN:
9780226335476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335476.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book reconstructs the case of two reformed prostitute nuns (“convertite”) who fled their convent in Bologna, Italy, in 1644 and whose garroted corpses were discovered in a cellar fifteen months ... More

History WithinThe Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Marianne Sommer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The book deals with human histories that have been reconstructed on the basis of bones, organisms, and molecules in the twentieth century. It focuses on the work of Henry Fairfield Osborn, Julian ... More

National DutiesCustom Houses and the Making of the American State

National Duties: Custom Houses and the Making of the American State

Gautham Rao

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367071
eISBN:
9780226367101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226367101.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Why did Americans create a federal government after the American Revolution? How did this new government work? This book explores these questions by telling the story of federal customhouses in the ... More

The Newark FrontierCommunity Action in the Great Society

The Newark Frontier: Community Action in the Great Society

Mark Krasovic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226352794
eISBN:
9780226352824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352824.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book follows community action – the idea, popular in the years of the Great Society, that marginalized people should participate in designing and implementing public programs that affect their ... More

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