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Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic EraHistory and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America

Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era: History and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America

Barry Schwartz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226741888
eISBN:
9780226741901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226741901.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the 1920s, Abraham Lincoln had transcended the lingering controversies of the Civil War to become a secular saint, honored in North and South alike for his steadfast leadership in crisis. ... More

After They Closed the GatesJewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965

After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965

Libby Garland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122458
eISBN:
9780226122595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122595.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Stolen Borders tells the history of the Jewish illegal immigration occasioned by the nation-based, restrictive immigration quotas implemented by federal laws passed in 1921 and 1924. A chaotic ... More

AfterimagesPhotography and U.S. Foreign Policy

Afterimages: Photography and U.S. Foreign Policy

Liam Kennedy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226337265
eISBN:
9780226337432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226337432.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Afterimages is a study of the role of photography, more particularly photojournalism, in the documentation and communication of wars and conflicts involving the United States since the Vietnam War. ... More

American EgyptologistThe Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Jeffrey Abt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

James Henry Breasted (1865–1935) had a career that epitomizes our popular image of the archaeologist. Daring, handsome, and charismatic, he traveled on expeditions to remote and politically unstable ... More

American ValueMigrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

David Pedersen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Over the past half-century, El Salvador has transformed dramatically. Historically reliant on primary exports such as coffee and cotton, the country emerged from a brutal civil war in 1992 to find ... More

Asia FirstChina and the Making of Modern American Conservatism

Asia First: China and the Making of Modern American Conservatism

Joyce Mao

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252711
eISBN:
9780226252858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252858.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines the influence of U.S.-China relations upon the evolution of conservatism in postwar America. After the Chinese civil war concluded in 1949, the right formulated an “Asia First” ... More

Between Mao and McCarthyChinese American Politics in the Cold War Years

Between Mao and McCarthy: Chinese American Politics in the Cold War Years

Charlotte Brooks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226193564
eISBN:
9780226193731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226193731.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book compares the political activism of Chinese Americans in New York City and San Francisco, California, between the Great Depression and the advent of the Asian American movement of the late ... More

Blueprint for DisasterThe Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

D. Bradford Hunt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226360850
eISBN:
9780226360874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360874.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Now considered a dysfunctional mess, Chicago's public housing projects once had long waiting lists of would-be residents hoping to leave the slums behind. So what went wrong? To answer this ... More

Bodies of KnowledgeSexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave

Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave

Wendy Kline

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226443058
eISBN:
9780226443072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443072.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, women argued that unless they gained access to information about their own bodies, there would be no equality. This book, which considers the ways in which ordinary ... More

Boll Weevil BluesCotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

James C. Giesen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between the 1890s and the early 1920s, the boll weevil slowly ate its way across the Cotton South from Texas to the Atlantic Ocean. At the turn of the century, some Texas counties were reporting crop ... 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

Bulls MarketsChicago's Basketball Business and the New Inequality

Bulls Markets: Chicago's Basketball Business and the New Inequality

Sean Dinces

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583211
eISBN:
9780226583358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226583358.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Bulls Markets offers a revised business history of the Chicago Bulls NBA franchise since the late 1970s, with a focus on the team's transition to a new arena, the United Center, in 1994. Journalists ... 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

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

Concentration Camps on the Home FrontJapanese Americans in the House of Jim Crow

Concentration Camps on the Home Front: Japanese Americans in the House of Jim Crow

John Howard

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226354767
eISBN:
9780226354774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354774.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Without trial and without due process, the United States government locked up nearly all of those citizens and longtime residents who were of Japanese descent during World War II. Ten concentration ... More

Crossing Parish BoundariesRace, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914-1954

Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914-1954

Timothy B. Neary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388762
eISBN:
9780226388939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388939.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book expands and complicates the history of race relations in northern cities by analyzing the little-known and largely forgotten story of Catholic interracialism prior to the modern civil ... More

Defectives in the LandDisability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics

Defectives in the Land: Disability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics

Douglas C. Baynton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226364162
eISBN:
9780226364339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226364339.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The movement to restrict immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was primarily intended to keep people with disabilities, otherwise known as “defectives,” out of the United ... More

Demolition Means ProgressFlint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Andrew R. Highsmith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1997, executives from the General Motors Corporation (GM) announced plans to shutter a massive complex of automobile factories in the Rust Belt city of Flint, Michigan. Shortly after the plants ... More

Executing FreedomThe Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Daniel LaChance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226066691
eISBN:
9780226066721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066721.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the latter half of the twentieth century, Americans imagined the death penalty in ways that reflected and reinforced broader shifts in the nation's cultural and political landscape. As the core ... More

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