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Trying BiologyThe Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools

Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools

Adam R. Shapiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226029450
eISBN:
9780226029597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029597.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book dispels many conventional assumptions about the 1925 Scopes “monkey” trial. Most view it as an event driven primarily by a conflict between science and religion. Countering this, the author ... More

Tunnel VisionsThe Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider

Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider

Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson, and Adrienne W. Kolb

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294797
eISBN:
9780226305837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305837.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The October 1993 termination of the Superconducting Super Collider by Congress was a stunning blow for the US high-energy physics community — and a watershed event in the history of Big Science. ... More

Uncivil UnionsThe Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Romanticism

Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Romanticism

Adrian Daub

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136936
eISBN:
9780226136950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136950.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“What a strange invention marriage is!” wrote Kierkegaard. “Is it the expression of that inexplicable erotic sentiment, that concordant elective affinity of souls, or is it a duty or a partnership … ... More

Under a Bad SignCriminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Jonathan Munby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226550350
eISBN:
9780226550374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550374.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

What accounts for the persistence of the figure of the black criminal in popular culture created by African Americans? Unearthing the history of art that has often seemed at odds with the politics of ... More

Under Osman's TreeThe Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Alan Mikhail

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
eISBN:
9780226427201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book is an argument for Middle East environmental history. Focusing on the Ottoman Empire—the longest-lasting and most important political power in the Middle East over the last millennium—and ... More

Unearthing the NationModern Geology and Nationalism in Republican China

Unearthing the Nation: Modern Geology and Nationalism in Republican China

Grace Yen Shen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226090405
eISBN:
9780226090542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090542.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Unearthing the Nation uses the development of modern geology to explore the complex relationship between science and nationalism in Republican China. While social commentators of the time could link ... More

Unfinished GesturesDevadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India

Unfinished Gestures: Devadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India

Davesh Soneji

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226768090
eISBN:
9780226768113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768113.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book presents the social and cultural history of courtesans in South India, who are generally called devadasis, focusing on their encounters with colonial modernity in the nineteenth and early ... More

Unfreezing the ArcticScience, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands

Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands

Andrew Stuhl

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226416649
eISBN:
9780226416786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226416786.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Arctic is often imagined as a scene of unprecedented environmental and social transformations. Such conceptions conceal historical legacies that precede climate change and globalization in the ... More

Until Choice Do Us PartMarriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Clare Virginia Eby

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Marriage has long been central to stories people tell about themselves. I chart the creation of an influential version of that story--one that still informs debates about marriage--in the Progressive ... More

Untimely RuinsAn Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919

Untimely Ruins: An Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919

Nick Yablon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226946634
eISBN:
9780226946658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226946658.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

American ruins have become increasingly prominent, whether in discussions of “urban blight” and home foreclosures, in commemorations of 9/11, or in post-apocalyptic movies. This book argues that the ... More

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