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What Did the Romans Know?An Inquiry into Science and Worldmaking

What Did the Romans Know?: An Inquiry into Science and Worldmaking

Daryn Lehoux

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471143
eISBN:
9780226471150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471150.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book contends that even though many of the Romans' views about the natural world have no place in modern science—the umbrella-footed monsters and dog-headed people that roamed the earth and the ... More

What's Fair on the Air?Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest

What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest

Heather Hendershot

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226326771
eISBN:
9780226326764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326764.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The rise of right-wing broadcasting during the Cold War has been mostly forgotten today. But in the 1950s and 1960s you could turn on your radio any time of the day and listen to diatribes against ... More

When Physics Became King

When Physics Became King

Iwan Rhys Morus

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226542010
eISBN:
9780226542003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542003.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

As recently as two hundred years ago, physics as we know it today did not exist. Born in the early nineteenth century during the second scientific revolution, physics struggled at first to achieve ... More

Whose Fair?Experience, Memory, and the History of the Great St. Louis Exposition

Whose Fair?: Experience, Memory, and the History of the Great St. Louis Exposition

James Gilbert

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226293103
eISBN:
9780226293127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293127.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair was a major event in early twentieth-century America. Attracting millions of tourists, it exemplified the Victorian predilection for public spectacle. The Fair has ... More

Why EuropeThe Medieval Origins of Its Special Path

Why Europe: The Medieval Origins of Its Special Path

Michael Mitterauer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226532530
eISBN:
9780226532387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532387.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Why did capitalism and colonialism arise in Europe and not elsewhere? Why were parliamentarian and democratic forms of government founded there? What factors led to Europe's unique position in ... More

Why War?The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Why War?: The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Philip Smith

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226763880
eISBN:
9780226763910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763910.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Why do nations choose to fight certain wars and not others? How do we bring ourselves to believe that the sacrifice of our troops is acceptable? For most, the answers to these questions are tied to ... More

Wicked IntelligenceVisual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London

Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London

Matthew C. Hunter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017297
eISBN:
9780226017327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017327.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book offers an unprecedented exploration of the stunning visual strategies and stylized cognitive techniques deployed in the pursuit of knowledge by experimental philosophers associated with the ... More

The Wild Girl, Natural Man, and the MonsterDangerous Experiments in the Age of Enlightenment

The Wild Girl, Natural Man, and the Monster: Dangerous Experiments in the Age of Enlightenment

Julia V. Douthwaite

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226160559
eISBN:
9780226160573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226160573.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This study looks at the lives of the most famous “wild children” of eighteenth-century Europe, showing how they open a window onto European ideas about the potential and perfectibility of mankind. ... More

Women's Work?American Schoolteachers, 1650–1920

Women's Work?: American Schoolteachers, 1650–1920

Joel Perlmann and Robert A. Margo

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226660394
eISBN:
9780226660417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660417.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

American schoolteaching is one of few occupations to have undergone a thorough gender shift yet previous explanations have neglected a key feature of the transition: its regional character. By the ... More

A World More ConcreteReal Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

N. D. B. Connolly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226115146
eISBN:
9780226135250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135250.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A World More Concrete argues that Americans, immigrants, and even indigenous people, between the 1890s and the 1960s, made tremendous investments in racial apartheid, largely in an effort to govern ... More

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