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Chicago's Block ClubsHow Neighbors Shape the City

Chicago's Block Clubs: How Neighbors Shape the City

Amanda I. Seligman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226385716
eISBN:
9780226385990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385990.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Chicagoans have participated in block clubs for a century. Block clubs are small, geographically-based, voluntary organizations dedicated to improving the physical environment and regulating public ... More

Contesting Medical ConfidentialityOrigins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Andreas-Holger Maehle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Privacy and medical confidentiality are currently issues of considerable public concern, especially regarding the management and sharing of patient information in health databases. This book for the ... More

Crossing Parish BoundariesRace, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914-1954

Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914-1954

Timothy B. Neary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388762
eISBN:
9780226388939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388939.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book expands and complicates the history of race relations in northern cities by analyzing the little-known and largely forgotten story of Catholic interracialism prior to the modern civil ... More

Doctoring TraditionsAyurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences

Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences

Projit Bihari Mukharji

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226381794
eISBN:
9780226381824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226381824.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The book explores the therapeutic change that transformed precolonial Kobiraji medicine into modern Ayurveda in the period between 1870 and 1930 in Bengal. The therapeutic change, the book argues, ... More

Documenting the WorldFilm, Photography, and the Scientific Record

Documenting the World: Film, Photography, and the Scientific Record

Gregg Mitman and Kelley Wilder (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226129112
eISBN:
9780226129259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129259.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Imagine the twentieth century without photography and film. Its history would be absent of images that define historical moments and generations: the death camps of Auschwitz, the assassination of ... More

Evangelical GothamReligion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860

Evangelical Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860

Kyle B. Roberts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388144
eISBN:
9780226388281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388281.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

At first glance, evangelical and Gotham seem like an odd pair. What does a movement of pious converts and reformers have to do with a city notoriously full of temptation and sin? This text argues ... More

Evolution Made to OrderPlant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America

Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America

Helen Anne Curry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390086
eISBN:
9780226390116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390116.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the middle decades of the twentieth century, Americans celebrated a series of strange tools as the likely harbingers of an agricultural revolution. These included x-ray devices, a toxic chemical ... More

Executing FreedomThe Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Daniel LaChance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226066691
eISBN:
9780226066721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066721.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the latter half of the twentieth century, Americans imagined the death penalty in ways that reflected and reinforced broader shifts in the nation's cultural and political landscape. As the core ... More

The FixersDevolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990

The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990

Julia Rabig

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388311
eISBN:
9780226388458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the 1960s to the 1990s, civil rights, black power, and antipoverty activists confronted both deeply rooted forms of inequality and new variants produced by the urban crisis. Recognizing the ... 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

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