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Boundaries of the State In Us History

Boundaries of the State In Us History

James T. Sparrow, William J. Novak, and Stephen W. Sawyer (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226277646
eISBN:
9780226277813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226277813.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

In their productive outpouring, the scholarly literatures on “the state” in American history and political development have advanced myriad working assumptions about the state without reconciling ... More

Bounding BiomedicineEvidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Colleen Derkatch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book investigates scientific studies of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as episodes of scientific boundary work that shift, and then seek to fix, the boundaries between what counts ... More

British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment

British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment

Jan Golinski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226302058
eISBN:
9780226302065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302065.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Enlightenment inquiries into the weather sought to impose order on a force that had the power to alter human life and social conditions. This book reveals how a new sense of the national climate ... More

Brown in the Windy CityMexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago

Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago

Lilia Fernandez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226244259
eISBN:
9780226244280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226244280.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Like other industrial cities in the postwar period, Chicago underwent the dramatic population shifts that radically changed the complexion of the urban north. As African American populations grew and ... More

Building a MarketThe Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Richard Harris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Each year, North Americans spend as much money fixing up their homes as they do buying new ones. This obsession with improving their dwellings has given rise to a multibillion-dollar industry that ... More

The Calling of HistorySir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Surveying more than 1,200 letters that two famous Indian historians, Sir Jadunath Sarkar (1870-1958) and his collaborator Govind Sakharam Sardesai (1865-1959), wrote to each other in the first half ... More

Cancer on TrialOncology as a New Style of Practice

Cancer on Trial: Oncology as a New Style of Practice

Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226428918
eISBN:
9780226428932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428932.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Until the early 1960s, cancer treatment consisted primarily of surgery and radiation therapy. Most practitioners then viewed the treatment of terminally ill cancer patients with heroic courses of ... More

Capitalism Takes CommandThe Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America

Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America

Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226451091
eISBN:
9780226977997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226977997.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Most scholarship on nineteenth-century America’s transformation into a market society has focused on consumption, romanticized visions of workers, and analysis of firms and factories. Building on but ... More

Capturing the German EyeAmerican Visual Propaganda in Occupied Germany

Capturing the German Eye: American Visual Propaganda in Occupied Germany

Cora Sol Goldstein

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226301693
eISBN:
9780226301716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226301716.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Shedding new light on the American campaign to democratize Western Germany after World War II, this book uncovers the importance of cultural policy and visual propaganda to the U.S. occupation. The ... More

Cartographies of Travel and Navigation

Cartographies of Travel and Navigation

James R. Akerman (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226010748
eISBN:
9780226010786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010786.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Finding one's way with a map is a relatively recent phenomenon. In premodern times, maps were used, if at all, mainly for planning journeys in advance, not for guiding travelers on the road. With the ... More

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