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From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse MeadowHow Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame

From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame

Mark Monmonier

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534657
eISBN:
9780226534640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534640.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Brassiere Hills, Alaska. Mollys Nipple, Utah. Outhouse Draw, Nevada. In the early twentieth century, it was common for towns and geographical features to have salacious, bawdy, and even derogatory ... More

The Latest CatastropheHistory, the Present, the Contemporary

The Latest Catastrophe: History, the Present, the Contemporary

Henry Rousso

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226165066
eISBN:
9780226165370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165370.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In this book Rousso sets two tasks for himself: (1) to provide a history of the problem of “contemporariness” in history writing; (2) to analyze how contemporary history came to be a sub-discipline ... More

Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected HorseSocial Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Mark Peel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Social workers produced thousands of case files about the poor during the interwar years. Analyzing almost two thousand such case files and traveling from Boston, Minneapolis, and Portland to London ... More

Rhumb Lines and Map WarsA Social History of the Mercator Projection

Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection

Mark Monmonier

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534312
eISBN:
9780226534329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534329.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book offers an account of the controversies surrounding Flemish cartographer Gerard Mercator's legacy, first taking us back to 1569, when Mercator announced a clever method of portraying the ... More

Voices from ShanghaiJewish Exiles in Wartime China

Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226181660
eISBN:
9780226181684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When Adolf Hitler came to power and the German army began to sweep through Europe, almost 20,000 Jewish refugees fled to Shanghai. A remarkable collection of the letters, diary entries, poems, and ... More

Worries of the HeartWidows, Family, and Community in Kenya

Worries of the Heart: Widows, Family, and Community in Kenya

Kenda Mutongi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554198
eISBN:
9780226554228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554228.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Growing up in the Maragoli community in Kenya, the author of this book encountered a perplexing contradiction. While the young teachers at her village school railed against colonialism, many of her ... More

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