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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

Building HistoriesThe Archival and Affective Lives of Five Monuments in Modern Delhi

Building Histories: The Archival and Affective Lives of Five Monuments in Modern Delhi

Mrinalini Rajagopalan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226283470
eISBN:
9780226331898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226331898.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Building Histories traces the lives of five monuments in Delhi—Red Fort; Rasul Numa Dargah; Jama Masjid; Purana Qila; and the Qutb Complex—from the mid-nineteenth century to the twentieth century. ... 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

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

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