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Age of PromisesElectoral Pledges in Twentieth Century Britain

Age of Promises: Electoral Pledges in Twentieth Century Britain

David Thackeray and Richard Toye

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198843030
eISBN:
9780191878930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843030.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Age of Promises explores the issue of electoral promises in twentieth century Britain—how they were made, how they were understood, and how they evolved across time. It does so through a study of ... More

Deniable ContactBack-Channel Negotiation in Northern Ireland

Deniable Contact: Back-Channel Negotiation in Northern Ireland

Niall Ó Dochartaigh

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780192894762
eISBN:
9780191915642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894762.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Despite the importance of secret negotiations during the Northern Ireland conflict there is no full-length study of the use of back-channels in repeated efforts to end the ‘Troubles’. This book ... More

Forever PrisonersHow the United States Made the World's Largest Immigrant Detention System

Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World's Largest Immigrant Detention System

Elliott Young

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190085957
eISBN:
9780190085988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190085957.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

The United States locks up more than half a million non-citizens every year for immigration-related offenses; on any given day, more than 50,000 immigrants are held in detention in hundreds of ICE ... More

Fortress Dark and SternThe Soviet Home Front during World War II

Fortress Dark and Stern: The Soviet Home Front during World War II

Wendy Z. Goldman and Donald Filtzer

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190618414
eISBN:
9780190092672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190618414.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History, World Modern History

The book tells the story, largely unknown to Western readers, of the Soviet home front during World War II. After Hitler’s invasion in 1941, German troops conquered the heartland of Soviet industry ... More

God's Marshall PlanAmerican Protestants and the Struggle for the Soul of Europe

God's Marshall Plan: American Protestants and the Struggle for the Soul of Europe

James D. Strasburg

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197516447
eISBN:
9780197516478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516447.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

God’s Marshall Plan explores the origins of Christian nationalism and Christian globalism—two competing theologies of global engagement—in the American Protestant encounter with twentieth-century ... More

How the French Learned to VoteA History of Electoral Practice in France

How the French Learned to Vote: A History of Electoral Practice in France

Malcolm Crook

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780192894786
eISBN:
9780191915659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894786.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Voting is a familiar civic activity today, yet few participants are probably aware of its long and controversial history, which was especially marked in the case of France, the country chosen for ... More

MahjongA Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture

Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture

Annelise Heinz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190081799
eISBN:
9780190081829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190081799.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture illustrates how the spaces between tiles and the moments between games have fostered distinct social cultures in the United States. ... More

Newspaper ConfessionsA History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Julie Golia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527788
eISBN:
9780197527818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527788.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Newspaper Confessions chronicles the history of the newspaper advice column, a genre that has shaped Americans’ relationships with media, their experiences with popular therapy, and their virtual ... More

Paper TrailsThe US Post and the Making of the American West

Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West

Cameron Blevins

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190053673
eISBN:
9780197550069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053673.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Paper Trails presents a new history of the American state and its efforts to conquer, occupy, and integrate the western United States between the 1860s and early 1900s. The success of this project ... More

Policing ProstitutionRegulating the Lower Classes in Late Imperial Russia

Policing Prostitution: Regulating the Lower Classes in Late Imperial Russia

Siobhán Hearne

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198837916
eISBN:
9780191874512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837916.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Policing Prostitution examines the complex world of commercial sex in the final two decades of the Russian Empire before its collapse in 1917. From the 1840s until 1917, prostitution was legally ... More

Postcolonial SecurityBritain, France, and West Africa's Cold War

Postcolonial Security: Britain, France, and West Africa's Cold War

Marco Wyss

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198843023
eISBN:
9780191878923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843023.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In light of the discrepancy between Britain’s and France’s postcolonial security roles in Africa, which seemed already determined half a decade after independence, this book studies the making of the ... More

Prostitution and Subjectivity in Late Medieval Germany

Prostitution and Subjectivity in Late Medieval Germany

Jamie Page

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198862789
eISBN:
9780191895272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862789.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

Prostitution played a major role in structuring medieval gender relations. Prostitutes were seen to be an example of extreme female sinfulness which all women risked falling into, while at the same ... More

Rivers of the SultanThe Tigris and Euphrates in the Ottoman Empire

Rivers of the Sultan: The Tigris and Euphrates in the Ottoman Empire

Faisal H. Husain

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197547274
eISBN:
9780197547304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547274.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Rivers of the Sultan offers a history of the Ottoman Empire’s management of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the early modern period. During the early sixteenth century, a radical political ... More

The Wretched AtomAmerica's Global Gamble with Peaceful Nuclear Technology

The Wretched Atom: America's Global Gamble with Peaceful Nuclear Technology

Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197526903
eISBN:
9780197526934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526903.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

After the Second World War, the United States offered a new kind of atom that differed from the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This atom would cure diseases, produce new foods, make ... More

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