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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 RedliningThe Urban Reinvestment Movement in the Era of Financial Deregulation

After Redlining: The Urban Reinvestment Movement in the Era of Financial Deregulation

Rebecca K. Marchiel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226723648
eISBN:
9780226723785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723785.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After Redlining explains the changed relationship between urbanites and their banks during the last third of the twentieth century, and argues that an urban social movement drove the change. In so ... 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

Beyond the Usual BeatingThe Jon Burge Police Torture Scandal and Social Movements for Police Accountability in Chicago

Beyond the Usual Beating: The Jon Burge Police Torture Scandal and Social Movements for Police Accountability in Chicago

Andrew S. Baer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226700472
eISBN:
9780226700502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226700502.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From 1972 to 1991 and beyond, detectives working under the supervision of Chicago police commander Jon Burge tortured or otherwise coerced confessions from over 118 black criminal suspects at Area 2 ... 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

The Culture of FeedbackEcological Thinking in Seventies America

The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in Seventies America

Daniel Belgrad

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652368
eISBN:
9780226652672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652672.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book repaints the familiar image of the 1970s in American culture as a time of Me Generation malaise, by recovering the broad reach of a vibrant cultural movement that was dedicated to finding ... 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

Empire of DefenseRace and the Cultural Politics of Permanent War

Empire of Defense: Race and the Cultural Politics of Permanent War

Joseph Darda

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226632896
eISBN:
9780226633084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226633084.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of how the United States turned war into defense. The formation of the Department of Defense in the first years of the Cold War inaugurated an era of contradiction for the ... More

Engineered to SellEuropean Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Jan L. Logemann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226660011
eISBN:
9780226660295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660295.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Engineered to Sell traces the transnational careers of consumer engineers in advertising, market research and commercial design who transformed capitalism, from the 1930s through the 1960s. It argues ... 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

Face ValueThe Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America

Face Value: The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America

Michael O'Malley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629377
eISBN:
9780226629391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629391.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From colonial history to the present, Americans have passionately, even violently, debated the nature and the character of money. They have painted it and sung songs about it, organized political ... More

The FixersDevolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990

The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990

Julia Rabig

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388311
eISBN:
9780226388458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the 1960s to the 1990s, civil rights, black power, and antipoverty activists confronted both deeply rooted forms of inequality and new variants produced by the urban crisis. Recognizing the ... More

Friends DisappearThe Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Mary Barr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Growing up in a progressive and affluent suburb certainly has its advantages, but not everyone reaps the benefits of their privileged surroundings. This book examines the differences that race, ... More

Front Page Economics

Front Page Economics

Gerald D. Suttles and Mark D. Jacobs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226781983
eISBN:
9780226782010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226782010.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In an age when pundits constantly decry overt political bias in the media, we have naturally become skeptical of the news. But the bluntness of such critiques masks the highly sophisticated ways in ... More

The Gateway to the PacificJapanese Americans and the Remaking of San Francisco

The Gateway to the Pacific: Japanese Americans and the Remaking of San Francisco

Meredith Oda

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226592602
eISBN:
9780226592886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226592886.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the decades following World War II, municipal leaders and ordinary citizens embraced San Francisco’s identity as the “Gateway to the Pacific” and used it to reimagine and rebuild their city. ... More

Get Out of My Room!A History of Teen Bedrooms in America

Get Out of My Room!: A History of Teen Bedrooms in America

Jason Reid

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226409214
eISBN:
9780226409351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226409351.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Get Out of My Room! addresses the emergence of teen bedroom culture in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. A host of cultural and socio-economic factors are examined along the way, ... More

I've Got to Make My Livin'Black Women's Sex Work in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago

I've Got to Make My Livin': Black Women's Sex Work in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago

Cynthia M. Blair

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226055985
eISBN:
9780226056005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226056005.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For many years, the interrelated histories of prostitution and cities have perked the ears of urban scholars, but until now the history of urban sex work has dealt only in passing with questions of ... More

The Iconoclastic ImaginationImage, Catastrophe, and Economy in America from the Kennedy Assassination to September 11

The Iconoclastic Imagination: Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America from the Kennedy Assassination to September 11

Ned O'Gorman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226310060
eISBN:
9780226310374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310374.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Iconoclastic Imagination offers a new interpretation of neoliberalism by considering it as a social imaginary. Locating the emergence of the neoliberal imaginary in the United States at the ... More

Kinship by DesignA History of Adoption in the Modern United States

Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United States

Ellen Herman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327594
eISBN:
9780226328072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328072.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What constitutes a family? Tracing the dramatic evolution of Americans' answer to this question over the past century, this book provides the fullest account to date of modern adoption's history. ... More

Ku Klux KultureAmerica and the Klan in the 1920s

Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Felix Harcourt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Earlier studies of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s have largely focused on how and why the organization attracted and lost members. But to understand the Klan primarily as an organization limits our ... More

The Lofts of SoHo"Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980"

The Lofts of SoHo: "Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980"

Aaron "Shkuda

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226334189
eISBN:
9780226334219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226334219.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines how, from 1960-1980, residents transformed the New York industrial neighborhood of SoHo into an artists’ district, and created the conditions under which it evolved into an ... More

Machines of YouthAmerica's Car Obsession

Machines of Youth: America's Car Obsession

Gary S. Cross

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226341644
eISBN:
9780226341781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341781.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Machines of Youth traces the rise, and more recently the fall, of car culture among American teens. Cross details how an automobile obsession drove teen peer culture from the 1920s to the 1980s, ... More

Madness Is CivilizationWhen the Diagnosis Was Social, 1948–1980

Madness Is Civilization: When the Diagnosis Was Social, 1948–1980

Michael E. Staub

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226771472
eISBN:
9780226771496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771496.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1960s and 1970s, a popular diagnosis for America’s problems was that society was becoming a madhouse. This intellectual and cultural history examines a time when many believed insanity was a ... More

Meet Joe CopperMasculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front

Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front

Matthew L. Basso

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226038865
eISBN:
9780226044224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044224.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

“I realize that I am a soldier of production whose duties are as important in this war as those of the man behind the gun.” So began the pledge that many home front men took at the outset of World ... More

Metropolitan JewsPolitics, Race, and Religion in Postwar Detroit

Metropolitan Jews: Politics, Race, and Religion in Postwar Detroit

Lila Corwin Berman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226247830
eISBN:
9780226247977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247977.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American Jews’ enduring commitment to urbanism played a central role in their postwar moves from cities to suburbs. The contradiction in this statement is obvious: why would American Jews move to the ... More

Modernizing Main StreetArchitecture and Consumer Culture in the New Deal

Modernizing Main Street: Architecture and Consumer Culture in the New Deal

Gabrielle Esperdy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226218007
eISBN:
9780226218021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218021.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

An important part of the New Deal, the Modernization Credit Plan helped transform urban business districts and small-town commercial strips across 1930s America, but it has since been almost ... More

Murder in New OrleansThe Creation of Jim Crow Policing

Murder in New Orleans: The Creation of Jim Crow Policing

Jeffrey S. Adler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226643311
eISBN:
9780226643458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226643458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Murder in New Orleans explores violence, race, and criminal justice in New Orleans from 1920 to 1945. It analyzes changing patterns of murder, charting the impact of the Roaring Twenties, the Great ... More

New York UndercoverPrivate Surveillance in the Progressive Era

New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era

Jennifer Fronc

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226266091
eISBN:
9780226266114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266114.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

To combat behavior they viewed as sexually promiscuous, politically undesirable, or downright criminal, social activists in Progressive-era New York employed private investigators to uncover the ... More

The Newark FrontierCommunity Action in the Great Society

The Newark Frontier: Community Action in the Great Society

Mark Krasovic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226352794
eISBN:
9780226352824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352824.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book follows community action – the idea, popular in the years of the Great Society, that marginalized people should participate in designing and implementing public programs that affect their ... More

Newsprint MetropolisCity Papers and the Making of Modern Americans

Newsprint Metropolis: City Papers and the Making of Modern Americans

Julia Guarneri

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226341330
eISBN:
9780226341477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341477.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Newsprint Metropolis tracks two simultaneous processes: how cities made newspapers, and how newspapers made cities. The book reaches beyond the front pages and into the feature news, which ... More

Of War and MenWorld War II in the Lives of Fathers and Their Families

Of War and Men: World War II in the Lives of Fathers and Their Families

Ralph LaRossa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467429
eISBN:
9780226470023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470023.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Fathers in the 1950s tend to be portrayed as wise and genial pipe-smokers or distant, emotionless patriarchs. This common but limited stereotype obscures the remarkable diversity of their experiences ... More

Planning the Home FrontBuilding Bombers and Communities at Willow Run

Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run

Sarah Jo Peterson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226025421
eISBN:
9780226025568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025568.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Before Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 7, 1941 to be a “date which will live in infamy”; before American soldiers landed on D-Day; before the B-17s, B-24s, and B-29s roared over Europe and ... More

The Problem of JobsLiberalism, Race, and Deindustrialization in Philadelphia

The Problem of Jobs: Liberalism, Race, and Deindustrialization in Philadelphia

Guian A. McKee

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226560120
eISBN:
9780226560144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226560144.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Contesting claims that postwar American liberalism retreated from fights against unemployment and economic inequality, this book reveals that such efforts did not collapse after the New Deal but ... More

Puerto Rican CitizenHistory and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City

Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City

Lorrin Thomas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226796086
eISBN:
9780226796109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226796109.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the end of the 1920s, just ten years after the Jones Act first made them full-fledged Americans, more than 45,000 native Puerto Ricans had left their homes and entered the United States, ... More

Purging the PoorestPublic Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities

Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities

Lawrence J. Vale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012315
eISBN:
9780226012599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012599.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The building and management of public housing is often seen as a signal failure of American public policy, but this is a vastly oversimplified view. This book offers a new narrative of the ... More

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