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Theaters of MadnessInsane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Benjamin Reiss

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709635
eISBN:
9780226709659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709659.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the mid-1800s, a utopian movement to rehabilitate the insane resulted in a wave of publicly funded asylums—many of which became unexpected centers of cultural activity. Housed in magnificent ... More

Therapeutic RevolutionsPharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century

Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century

Jeremy A. Greene, Flurin Condrau, and Elizabeth Siegel Watkins (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390734
eISBN:
9780226390901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390901.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Histories of medicine in the twentieth century are often illustrated with specific pharmaceuticals: antibiotics that defeated infectious diseases, vaccines that prevented childhood diseases, ... More

The Third CityChicago and American Urbanism

The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism

Larry Bennett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042930
eISBN:
9780226042954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042954.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Our traditional image of Chicago—as a gritty metropolis carved into ethnically defined enclaves where the game of machine politics overshadows its ends—is such a powerful shaper of the city's ... More

This Is Enlightenment

This Is Enlightenment

Clifford Siskin and William Warner (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226761473
eISBN:
9780226761466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226761466.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Debates about the nature of the Enlightenment date back to the eighteenth century, when Immanuel Kant himself addressed the question,“What is Enlightenment?” The chapters in this book offer a ... More

Tides of HistoryOcean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Michael S. Reidy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In the first half of the nineteenth century, the British sought to master the physical properties of the oceans; in the second half, they lorded over large portions of the oceans' outer rim. The ... More

Trams or Tailfins?Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States

Trams or Tailfins?: Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States

Jan L. Logemann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226491493
eISBN:
9780226491523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491523.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the years that followed World War II, both the United States and the newly formed West German republic had an opportunity to remake their economies. Since then, much has been made of the supposed ... More

Travels into PrintExploration, Writing, and Publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859

Travels into Print: Exploration, Writing, and Publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859

Innes M. Keighren, Charles W. J. Withers, and Bill Bell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226429533
eISBN:
9780226233574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226233574.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The book examines the production of more than 200 books of exploration and travel in the period between James Cook’s voyages in the Pacific Ocean, and John Franklin’s sensational death on Arctic ice. ... More

The Trial in American Life

The Trial in American Life

Robert A. Ferguson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226243252
eISBN:
9780226243283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243283.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In a detailed analysis that ranges from Aaron Burr to O. J. Simpson, this book traces the legal meaning and cultural implications of prominent American trials across the history of the nation. This ... More

Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire

Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire

Felix Driver and Luciana Martins (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226164717
eISBN:
9780226164700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164700.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The contrast between the temperate and the tropical is one of the most enduring themes in the history of the Western geographical imagination. Caught between the demands of experience and ... More

Truth MachineThe Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting

Truth Machine: The Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting

Michael Lynch, Simon A. Cole, and Ruth McNally

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226498065
eISBN:
9780226498089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226498089.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

DNA profiling—commonly known as DNA fingerprinting—is often heralded as unassailable criminal evidence, a veritable “truth machine” that can overturn convictions based on eyewitness testimony, ... More

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