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A World of HomeownersAmerican Power and the Politics of Housing Aid

A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid

Nancy H. Kwak

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226282350
eISBN:
9780226282497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282497.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After World War II, American planners and housing experts urged countries around the world to launch mass homeownership programs. The US’ rising dominance in the global economy led these men and ... More

The World the Game theorists Made

The World the Game theorists Made

Paul Erickson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226097039
eISBN:
9780226097206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226097206.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is about the history of game theory – roughly speaking, a mathematical theory of interaction between rational individuals – during the Cold War era. While game theory today is most commonly ... More

The WorldmakersGlobal Imagining in Early Modern Europe

The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe

Ayesha Ramachandran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288796
eISBN:
9780226288826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288826.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Worldmakers presents a cultural and intellectual history of the term “world” in early modern Europe, when the idea was a foundational but fluid, and fiercely contested, category. Tracing the ... More

Worlds Before AdamThe Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Martin J. S. Rudwick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, scientists reconstructed the immensely long history of the earth—and the relatively recent arrival of human life. The geologists of the period, ... More

Worries of the HeartWidows, Family, and Community in Kenya

Worries of the Heart: Widows, Family, and Community in Kenya

Kenda Mutongi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554198
eISBN:
9780226554228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554228.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Growing up in the Maragoli community in Kenya, the author of this book encountered a perplexing contradiction. While the young teachers at her village school railed against colonialism, many of her ... More

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