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Accounting for CapitalismThe World the Clerk Made

Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made

Michael Zakim

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226977973
eISBN:
9780226545899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226545899.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

A new class of “merchant clerks” appeared on the historical stage in the middle of the nineteenth century, collectively charged with administering the most important production project in America’s ... More

American Catholics and the Church of TomorrowBuilding Churches for the Future, 1925-1975

American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975

Catherine R. Osborne

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226561028
eISBN:
9780226561165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561165.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book asks why 20th century American Catholics stopped building churches that looked back to the middles ages, and began building churches that for the present and the future. It argues that ... More

The Ark and BeyondThe Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Ben A. Minteer, Jane Maienschein, and James P. Collins (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Today, many zoos promote the preservation of biodiversity as a significant part of their mission. As “arks” for endangered species and, increasingly, as leaders in field conservation projects such as ... More

Automatic ArchitectureMotivating Form after Modernism

Automatic Architecture: Motivating Form after Modernism

Sean Keller

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226496498
eISBN:
9780226496528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496528.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This book examines architecture’s fascination with autonomic design methods during the 1960s and 1970s. Influenced by broader postwar developments—the expansion of science, the emergence of ... More

Bombs AwayMilitarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration

Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration

David G. Havlick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226547541
eISBN:
9780226547688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547688.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In recent decades, hundreds of millions of acres of militarized landscapes around the world have transitioned to new purposes of wildlife conservation. These land use changes offer valuable ... More

Building a Revolutionary StateThe Legal Transformation of New York, 1776-1783

Building a Revolutionary State: The Legal Transformation of New York, 1776-1783

Howard Pashman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226334356
eISBN:
9780226540573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540573.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book analyzes an extraordinary change that occurred during the American Revolution. Early in the conflict, colonial legal systems grew weak or collapsed. But by the end of the war, Americans ... More

The Color of MindWhy the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice

The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice

Derrick Darby and John L. Rury

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226525211
eISBN:
9780226525495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525495.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Why do white students have better test scores than black students in American schools? In this engaging book, Derrick Darby and John L. Rury answer this vexing question with novel historical ... More

Confronting TortureEssays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Scott A. Anderson and Martha C. Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book gathers fourteen essays on torture, addressing its complexities from the perspectives of psychology, history, philosophy, law, and cultural commentary. It appears in the wake of the ... More

CredulityA Cultural History of US Mesmerism

Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism

Emily Ogden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532165
eISBN:
9780226532479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532479.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book offers a history of mesmerism, or animal magnetism, in the antebellum (pre-Civil War) United States. Imported from the plantations of the French Antilles by founder Charles Poyen, ... More

The Danger of RomanceTruth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

Karen Sullivan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226540122
eISBN:
9780226540436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540436.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since the first appearance of “romance” (roman) in mid-twelfth-century France, this genre of literature has been condemned by learned readers, who view it as failing to represent reality as it truly ... More

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