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African Americans in U.S. Foreign PolicyFrom the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama

African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy: From the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama

Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038877
eISBN:
9780252096839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038877.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Bookended by remarks from African American diplomats Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, this book uses close readings of speeches, letters, historical archives, diaries, memoirs of policymakers, ... More

The Age of Noise in BritainHearing Modernity

The Age of Noise in Britain: Hearing Modernity

James G. Mansell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040672
eISBN:
9780252099113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040672.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Early twentieth-century Britons thought that they were living in the “age of noise,” sensing the historical changes going on around them as a series of disturbing shifts in the sonic atmosphere. From ... More

Behind the Gas MaskThe U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Thomas I. Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038686
eISBN:
9780252096624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038686.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book offers an institutional history of the Chemical Warfare Service (CWS), the department tasked with improving the Army's ability to use and defend against chemical weapons during and after ... More

The Black Chicago Renaissance

The Black Chicago Renaissance

Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey Jr. (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Beginning in the 1930s, Black Chicago experienced a cultural renaissance that lasted into the 1950s and rivaled the cultural outpouring of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. This book analyzes this ... More

Black Public History in ChicagoCivil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold War

Black Public History in Chicago: Civil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold War

Ian Rocksborough-Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041662
eISBN:
9780252050336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041662.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines how various black Chicagoans used public history to engage with civil rights struggles. Numerous efforts to promote and teach this history demonstrated how dissident left-wing ... More

Black RevolutionaryWilliam Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Gerald Horne

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037924
eISBN:
9780252095184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037924.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A leading African American Communist, lawyer William L. Patterson (1891–1980) was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the defeat of Jim Crow by virtue of his leadership of the Scottsboro ... More

Black Women and Politics in New York City

Black Women and Politics in New York City

Julie A. Gallagher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036965
eISBN:
9780252094101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036965.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book documents six decades of politically active black women, between the 1910s and the 1970s, in New York City who waged struggles for justice, rights, and equality not through grassroots ... More

The British Army of the RhineTurning Nazi Enemies into Cold War Partners

The British Army of the Rhine: Turning Nazi Enemies into Cold War Partners

Peter Speiser

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040160
eISBN:
9780252098369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040160.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Between 1945 and 1957, West Germany made a dizzying pivot from Nazi bastion to Britain's Cold War ally against the Soviet Union. Successive London governments, though often faced with bitter public ... More

Building Filipino Hawai'i

Building Filipino Hawai'i

Roderick N. Labrador

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038808
eISBN:
9780252096761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038808.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Drawing on ten years of interviews and ethnographic and archival research, this book delves into the ways Filipinos in Hawaiʻi have balanced their pursuit of upward mobility and mainstream acceptance ... More

Building the Black MetropolisAfrican American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Robert E. Weems and Jason P. Chambers (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the entrepreneurial experiences of and contributions by African American entrepreneurs in Chicago. Through a careful examination of black business activity in areas such as ... More

Child Care in Black and WhiteWorking Parents and the History of Orphanages

Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

Jessie B. Ramey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036903
eISBN:
9780252094422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036903.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This innovative study examines the development of institutional child care from 1878 to 1929, based on a comparison of two “sister” orphanages in Pittsburgh: the all-white United Presbyterian ... More

Chinese in the WoodsLogging and Lumbering in the American West

Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Sue Fawn Chung

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Though recognized for their work in the mining and railroad industries, the Chinese also played a critical role in the nineteenth-century lumber trade. This book continues an examination of the ... More

City of NoiseSound and Nineteenth-Century Paris

City of Noise: Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris

Aimée Boutin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039218
eISBN:
9780252097263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039218.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Beloved as the city of light, Paris in the nineteenth-century sparked the acclaim of poets and the odium of the bourgeois with its distinctive sounds. Street vendors bellowed songs known as the Cris ... More

Civil Rights in the Texas BorderlandsDr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Will Guzmán

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038921
eISBN:
9780252096884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038921.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1909, physician Lawrence A. Nixon fled the racial violence of central Texas to settle in the border town of El Paso. There he became a community and civil rights leader. His victories in two ... More

Collaborators for EmancipationAbraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy

Collaborators for Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy

William F. Moore

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038464
eISBN:
9780252096341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038464.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Few expected politician Abraham Lincoln and Congregational minister Owen Lovejoy to be friends when they met in 1854. One was a cautious lawyer who deplored abolitionists' flouting of the law, the ... More

Conservative CounterrevolutionChallenging Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee

Conservative Counterrevolution: Challenging Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee

Tula A. Connell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039904
eISBN:
9780252098062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039904.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

In the 1950s, Milwaukee's strong union movement and socialist mayor seemed to embody a dominant liberal consensus that sought to continue and expand the New Deal. This book explores how business ... More

Creating the Land of LincolnThe History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870

Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870

Frank Cicero Jr.

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041679
eISBN:
9780252050343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041679.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book links the state constitutions of Illinois to Abraham Lincoln’s legacy amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Beginning with Euro-American settlement in the region that would become Illinois, ... More

Daughter of the Empire StateThe Life of Judge Jane Bolin

Daughter of the Empire State: The Life of Judge Jane Bolin

Jacqueline A. McLeod

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036576
eISBN:
9780252093616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036576.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This long overdue biography elevates Jane Matilda Bolin to her rightful place in American history as an activist, integrationist, jurist, and outspoken public figure in the political and professional ... More

Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920

Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920

Michael K. Rosenow

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039133
eISBN:
9780252097119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039133.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The post-Civil War Industrial Age brought fundamental changes to the economy and its workers, forcing Americans to reassess the meaning of life and death. This illuminating study of working-class ... More

The Deepest SenseA Cultural History of Touch

The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch

Constance Classen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252034930
eISBN:
9780252094408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252034930.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

From the softest caress to the harshest blow, touch lies at the heart of our experience of the world. Now, for the first time, this deepest of senses is the subject of an extensive historical ... More

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