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Active BodiesA History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Martha H. Verbrugge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the philosophies, experiences, and instructional programs of white and black female physical educators who taught in public schools and diverse colleges and universities, including ... More

An African American DilemmaA History of School Integration and Civil Rights in the North

An African American Dilemma: A History of School Integration and Civil Rights in the North

Zoë Burkholder

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190605131
eISBN:
9780190605162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605131.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, Americans have viewed school integration as a central tenet of the Black civil rights movement. Yet school integration was not the only—or even always the ... More

After the VoteFeminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Elisabeth Israels Perry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Soon after his first inauguration in 1934, New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia began appointing women into his administration. By the end of his three terms he had installed almost a hundred ... More

Ain't I a Beauty Queen?Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Maxine Craig

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152623
eISBN:
9780199849345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152623.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a study of black women as symbols, and as participants, in the reshaping of the meaning of black racial identity. The meanings and practices of racial identity are continually reshaped ... More

The All-Consuming NationChasing the American Dream Since World War II

The All-Consuming Nation: Chasing the American Dream Since World War II

Mark H. Lytle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197568255
eISBN:
9780197568286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197568255.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In some ways, The All-Consuming Nation is an autobiography of the baby boom generation since it highlights the consumer culture and rising environmental consciousness that have been central to that ... More

American Geography and GeographersToward Geographical Science

American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographical Science

Geoffrey J. Martin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780195336023
eISBN:
9780190269920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Commencing in the 1820’s, American scholars took learning in Germany. There they confronted forms of geography in the universities, and learned of the normal school tradition. Upon their return to ... More

Asian American SpiesHow Asian Americans Helped Win the Allied Victory

Asian American Spies: How Asian Americans Helped Win the Allied Victory

Brian Masaru Hayashi

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780195338850
eISBN:
9780190092856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195338850.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

Asian Americans were brought into the Office of Strategic Services, forerunner of the CIA, during World War II under the assumption of a secure loyalty. They served as research analysts, special ... More

The Battle Over Hetch HetchyAmerica's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Robert W. Righter

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is the story of water, a valley, and a city. The city was San Francisco, the valley was Hetch Hetchy, and the waters were from the Tuolumne River watershed, located within Yosemite National ... More

Betting on the AfricansJohn F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Philip E. Muehlenbeck

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195396096
eISBN:
9780199932672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396096.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

At the start of his administration, John F. Kennedy launched a personal policy initiative to court African nationalist leaders. This policy was designed to improve US-African relations and ... More

Between Two EmpiresRace, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Eiichiro Azuma

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Before World War II, Japanese immigrants, or Issei, forged a unique transnational identity between their native land and the United States. Whether merchants, community leaders, or rural farmers, ... More

Beyond the Cold WarLyndon Johnson and the New Global Challenges of the 1960s

Beyond the Cold War: Lyndon Johnson and the New Global Challenges of the 1960s

Francis J. Gavin and Mark Atwood Lawrence (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199790692
eISBN:
9780199395521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790692.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In writing about international affairs in the 1960s, historians have naturally focused on the Cold War. Only recently have scholars begun to realize that there is another history of international ... More

Black and White ManhattanThe History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City

Black and White Manhattan: The History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City

Thelma Wills Foote

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165371
eISBN:
9780199871735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165371.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Race first emerged as an important ingredient of New York City's melting pot when it was known as New Amsterdam and was a fledgling colonial outpost on the North American frontier. This book details ... More

Blazing HeritageA History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Hal K. Rothman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

National parks have played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks have been ... More

Bracing for ArmageddonWhy Civil Defense Never Worked

Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Dee Garrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183191
eISBN:
9780199788804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the dawn of the nuclear age, the US government was faced with an impossible task: to convince the American public that it could survive a nuclear attack. And so civil defense was born. Numerous ... More

Brother's KeeperThe United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Jason C. Parker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is an international history of the relations between the United States, Britain, and the West Indies during the long decolonization of the latter. It draws on archives in seven countries to ... More

Calculating RaceRacial Discrimination in Risk Assessment

Calculating Race: Racial Discrimination in Risk Assessment

Benjamin Wiggins

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197504000
eISBN:
9780197504031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197504000.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

Calculating Race: Racial Discrimination in Risk Assessment presents the historical relationship between statistical risk assessment and race in the United States. It illustrates how, through a ... More

Call of the AtlanticJack London's Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916

Call of the Atlantic: Jack London's Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916

Joseph McAleer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198747819
eISBN:
9780191810718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747819.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Jack London (1876–1916) wasn’t just lucky at what he called the “writing game”—he is, by many accounts, the most popular American author in the world today. Two novels, The Call of the Wild and White ... More

Camelot and CanadaCanadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era

Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era

Asa McKercher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190605056
eISBN:
9780190605087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605056.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

John F. Kennedy’s thousand days as president coincided not only with the crisis years of the Cold War, but also with the most fractious period in the Canada–United States relationship since the War ... More

Charlie Brown's AmericaThe Popular Politics of Peanuts

Charlie Brown's America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts

Blake Scott Ball

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190090463
eISBN:
9780190090494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090463.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Charles Schulz’s Peanuts was an unexpectedly political comic strip. While many people have come to identify Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, and Snoopy with childhood and innocence, ... More

Choose Your MedicineFreedom of Therapeutic Choice in America

Choose Your Medicine: Freedom of Therapeutic Choice in America

Lewis A. Grossman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190612757
eISBN:
9780197606582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190612757.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Choose Your Medicine is the first comprehensive history of the concept of freedom of therapeutic choice in the United States. It draws on legal history and the history of medicine (as well as ... More

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