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Vital MinimumNeed, Science, and Politics in Modern France

Vital Minimum: Need, Science, and Politics in Modern France

Dana Simmons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226251561
eISBN:
9780226251738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251738.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is about the science and politics of human needs. Since the French Revolution, human needs have served to legitimize or to challenge modern forms of social organization. The precept that ... More

Voices from ShanghaiJewish Exiles in Wartime China

Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226181660
eISBN:
9780226181684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When Adolf Hitler came to power and the German army began to sweep through Europe, almost 20,000 Jewish refugees fled to Shanghai. A remarkable collection of the letters, diary entries, poems, and ... More

Walter Ralegh's History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance

Walter Ralegh's History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance

Nicholas Popper

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226675008
eISBN:
9780226675022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675022.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Imprisoned in the Tower of London after the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603, Sir Walter Ralegh spent the next seven years producing his massive History of the World. Created with the aid of a ... More

The War ComplexWorld War II in Our Time

The War Complex: World War II in Our Time

Marianna Torgovnick

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226808550
eISBN:
9780226808796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226808796.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The recent dedication of the World War II memorial and the sixtieth-anniversary commemoration of D-Day remind us of the hold that World War II still has over America's sense of itself. But the ... More

War StoriesSuffering and Sacrifice in the Civil War North

War Stories: Suffering and Sacrifice in the Civil War North

Frances M. Clarke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226108629
eISBN:
9780226108643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108643.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The American Civil War is often seen as the first modern war, not least because of its immense suffering. Yet unlike later conflicts, it did not produce an outpouring of disillusionment or cynicism, ... More

War's WasteRehabilitation in World War I America

War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America

Beth Linker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226482538
eISBN:
9780226482552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226482552.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

With U.S. soldiers stationed around the world and engaged in multiple conflicts, Americans will be forced for the foreseeable future to come to terms with those permanently disabled in battle. At the ... More

Was Hitler a Darwinian?Disputed Questions in the History of Evolutionary Theory

Was Hitler a Darwinian?: Disputed Questions in the History of Evolutionary Theory

Robert J. Richards

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226058764
eISBN:
9780226059099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059099.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The history of Darwin’s accomplishment and the trajectory of evolutionary theory during the late 19th and early 20th century have become settled in the minds of scholars and the interested public. ... More

Watching VesuviusA History of Science and Culture in Early Modern Italy

Watching Vesuvius: A History of Science and Culture in Early Modern Italy

Sean Cocco

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923710
eISBN:
9780226923734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923734.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Mount Vesuvius has been famous ever since its eruption in 79 CE, when it destroyed and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But less well known is the role it played in the science and ... More

We'll Always Have ParisAmerican Tourists in France since 1930

We'll Always Have Paris: American Tourists in France since 1930

Harvey Levenstein

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226473789
eISBN:
9780226473802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473802.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For much of the twentieth century, Americans had a love/hate relationship with France. While many admired its beauty, culture, refinement, and famed joie de vivre, others thought of it as a ... More

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

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