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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

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

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 ValueMigrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

David Pedersen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Over the past half-century, El Salvador has transformed dramatically. Historically reliant on primary exports such as coffee and cotton, the country emerged from a brutal civil war in 1992 to find ... More

Asia FirstChina and the Making of Modern American Conservatism

Asia First: China and the Making of Modern American Conservatism

Joyce Mao

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252711
eISBN:
9780226252858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252858.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines the influence of U.S.-China relations upon the evolution of conservatism in postwar America. After the Chinese civil war concluded in 1949, the right formulated an “Asia First” ... More

Between Mao and McCarthyChinese American Politics in the Cold War Years

Between Mao and McCarthy: Chinese American Politics in the Cold War Years

Charlotte Brooks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226193564
eISBN:
9780226193731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226193731.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book compares the political activism of Chinese Americans in New York City and San Francisco, California, between the Great Depression and the advent of the Asian American movement of the late ... More

Blueprint for DisasterThe Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

D. Bradford Hunt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226360850
eISBN:
9780226360874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360874.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Now considered a dysfunctional mess, Chicago's public housing projects once had long waiting lists of would-be residents hoping to leave the slums behind. So what went wrong? To answer this ... More

Bodies of KnowledgeSexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave

Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave

Wendy Kline

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226443058
eISBN:
9780226443072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443072.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, women argued that unless they gained access to information about their own bodies, there would be no equality. This book, which considers the ways in which ordinary ... More

Boll Weevil BluesCotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

James C. Giesen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between the 1890s and the early 1920s, the boll weevil slowly ate its way across the Cotton South from Texas to the Atlantic Ocean. At the turn of the century, some Texas counties were reporting crop ... More

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