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Coyote NationSexuality, Race, and Conquest in Modernizing New Mexico, 1880-1920

Coyote Nation: Sexuality, Race, and Conquest in Modernizing New Mexico, 1880-1920

Pablo Mitchell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226532424
eISBN:
9780226532523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532523.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

With the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in the 1880s came the emergence of a modern and profoundly multicultural New Mexico. Native Americans, working-class Mexicans, elite Hispanos, and ... More

Cultural Locations of Disability

Cultural Locations of Disability

Sharon L. Snyder and David T. Mitchell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226767314
eISBN:
9780226767307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767307.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book traces how disabled people came to be viewed as biologically deviant. The eugenics era pioneered techniques that managed “defectives” through the application of therapies, invasive case ... More

The Cycling CityBicycles and Urban America in the 1890s

The Cycling City: Bicycles and Urban America in the 1890s

Evan Friss

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226210919
eISBN:
9780226211077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211077.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the American cycling city of the 1890s. It is a city lost in history, but one in which bicycles and their champions influenced urban design and city life. Paved roads, bicycle ... More

Democratic ArtThe New Deal's Influence on American Culture

Democratic Art: The New Deal's Influence on American Culture

Sharon Ann Musher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226247182
eISBN:
9780226247212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247212.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This work seeks to understand why the temporary flowering of government funding of the arts for needy artists and intellectuals during the Great Depression was both so robust and so fleeting. It ... More

Digging Up the DeadA History of Notable American Reburials

Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials

Michael Kammen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226423296
eISBN:
9780226423326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423326.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book reveals a treasure trove of fascinating, surprising, and occasionally gruesome stories of exhumation and reburial throughout American history. Taking us to the contested grave sites of such ... More

ImpotenceA Cultural History

Impotence: A Cultural History

Angus McLaren

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226500768
eISBN:
9780226500935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500935.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As anyone who has watched television in recent years can attest, we live in the age of Viagra. From Bob Dole to Mike Ditka to late-night comedians, our culture has been engaged in one long, frank, ... More

Knossos & the Prophets of Modernism

Knossos & the Prophets of Modernism

Cathy Gere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289533
eISBN:
9780226289557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289557.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the spring of 1900, British archaeologist Arthur Evans began to excavate the palace of Knossos on Crete, bringing ancient Greek legends to life just as a new century dawned amid far-reaching ... More

Making the MissionPlanning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Ocean Howell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

For more than a century commentators have referred to San Francisco's Mission District as a “city within a city.” This book demonstrates that it was no accident that the neighborhood came to be ... More

Nixon at the MoviesA Book about Belief

Nixon at the Movies: A Book about Belief

Mark Feeney

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226239682
eISBN:
9780226239705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239705.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Was it an omen that Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913? As this book relates, Nixon and the movies have shared a long and complex history. Some ... More

On My HonorBoy Scouts and the Making of American Youth

On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth

Jay Mechling

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226517049
eISBN:
9780226517032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226517032.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the folk customs of adolescent males in the Boy Scouts of America during a summer encampment in California's Sierra Nevada. Drawing on more than twenty years of research and ... More

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