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Castles, Battles, & BombsHow Economics Explains Military History

Castles, Battles, & Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History

Jurgen Brauer and Hubert van Tuyll

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071633
eISBN:
9780226071657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071657.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book reconsiders key episodes of military history from the point of view of economics. For example, when looked at as a question of sheer cost, the building of castles in the High Middle Ages ... More

A Century of NatureTwenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World

A Century of Nature: Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World

Laura Garwin and Tim Lincoln (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226284132
eISBN:
9780226284163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284163.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Many of the scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century were first reported in the journal Nature. This book brings together in one volume Nature's greatest hits—reproductions of seminal ... More

Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Carin Berkowitz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280394
eISBN:
9780226280424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280424.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book follows the path of Charles Bell’s professional life in London. At the same time, chapters are organized so as to move through the different spaces in which medical teaching was done in ... More

The Charleston Orphan HouseChildren's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

John E. Murray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The first public orphanage in America, the Charleston Orphan House saw to the welfare and education of thousands of children from poor white families in the urban South. From wealthy benefactors to ... More

Chicago MadeFactory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis

Chicago Made: Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis

Robert Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226477015
eISBN:
9780226477046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477046.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the lumberyards and meatpacking factories of the Southwest Side to the industrial suburbs that arose near Lake Calumet at the turn of the twentieth century, manufacturing districts shaped ... More

Chicago's Block ClubsHow Neighbors Shape the City

Chicago's Block Clubs: How Neighbors Shape the City

Amanda I. Seligman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226385716
eISBN:
9780226385990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385990.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Chicagoans have participated in block clubs for a century. Block clubs are small, geographically-based, voluntary organizations dedicated to improving the physical environment and regulating public ... More

CitizenJane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy

Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy

Louise W. Knight

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226446998
eISBN:
9780226447018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226447018.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Jane Addams was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This biography reveals Addams's early development as a political activist and social philosopher. In this book we observe a ... More

Citizen HoboHow a Century of Homelessness Shaped America

Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America

Todd DePastino

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143781
eISBN:
9780226143804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143804.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the years following the Civil War, a veritable army of homeless men swept across America's “wageworkers' frontier” and forged a beguiling and bedeviling counterculture known as “hobohemia.” ... More

A City for ChildrenWomen, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Marta Gutman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book tells how women repurposed buildings to make California a better place for children. It starts during the Gold Rush in San Francisco and moves to Oakland, after the transcontinental ... More

City Water, City LifeWater and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago

City Water, City Life: Water and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago

Carl Smith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226022512
eISBN:
9780226022659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226022659.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A city is more than a massing of citizens, a layout of buildings and streets, or an arrangement of political, economic, and social institutions. It is also an infrastructure of ideas, an embodiment ... More

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