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American Sexual CharacterSex, Gender, and National Identity in the Kinsey Reports

American Sexual Character: Sex, Gender, and National Identity in the Kinsey Reports

Miriam Reumann

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238350
eISBN:
9780520930049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238350.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When Alfred Kinsey's massive studies Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female appeared in 1948 and 1953 respectively, their detailed data spurred an unprecedented ... More

Draw the Lightning DownBenjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Michael Brian Schiffer

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238022
eISBN:
9780520939851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238022.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Most of us have heard that Benjamin Franklin conducted some kind of electrical experiment with a kite. What few of us realize is that he played a major role in laying the foundations of modern ... More

Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800

Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800

Ruth Bloch

Stephen Miller (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234055
eISBN:
9780520936478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234055.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book brings together chapters on the origins of Anglo-American conceptions of gender and morality. It illuminates the overarching theme of this work by addressing a basic historical question: ... More

Industrial CowboysMiller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920

Industrial Cowboys: Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920

David Igler

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226586
eISBN:
9780520938939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226586.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Few industrial enterprises left a more enduring imprint on the American West than Miller and Lux, a vast meatpacking conglomerate started by two San Francisco butchers in 1858. This book examines how ... More

Lewis & ClarkLegacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

Lewis & Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

Kris Fresonke and Irene Bloemraad (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228399
eISBN:
9780520937147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228399.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Two centuries after their expedition awoke the nation both to the promise and to the disquiet of the vast territory out west, Lewis and Clark still stir the imagination, and their adventure remains ... More

Minding the MachineLanguages of Class in Early Industrial America

Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America

Stephen Rice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227811
eISBN:
9780520926578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227811.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book offers a new understanding of class formation in America during the several decades before the Civil War. This was the period in the nation's early industrial development when travel by ... More

The Public CityThe Political Construction of Urban Life in San Francisco, 1850-1900

The Public City: The Political Construction of Urban Life in San Francisco, 1850-1900

Philip Ethington

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230019
eISBN:
9780520927469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230019.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book challenges the assumptions of several decades of urban history that treat American urban politics as the expression of social-group community experience. Instead, it maintains that ... More

Public Lands and Political MeaningRanchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Karen Merrill

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The history of the American West is a history of struggles over land, and none has inspired so much passion and misunderstanding as the conflict between ranchers and the federal government over ... More

Rebel and a CauseCaryl Chessman and the Politics of the Death Penalty in Postwar California, 1948-1974

Rebel and a Cause: Caryl Chessman and the Politics of the Death Penalty in Postwar California, 1948-1974

Theodore Hamm

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224278
eISBN:
9780520925236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224278.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book uses the 1960 execution of Caryl Chessman as a lens for examining how politics and debates about criminal justice became a volatile mix that ignited postwar California. The effects of those ... More

Saints and CitizensIndigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California

Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California

Lisbeth Haas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276468
eISBN:
9780520956742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276468.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book argues that despite the physical dislocation and death the missions represented, they became sites of indigenous authority, memory, identity, and historical narration. Becoming Indian in ... More

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