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Waste of a White Skin

Waste of a White Skin

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520280861
eISBN:
9780520959972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280861.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is an intellectual, political, and institutional history of scientific racist thought focused on the Carnegie Corporation’s antipoverty philanthropy with “poor whites” in South Africa ... More

Water and American GovernmentThe Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Donald Pisani

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book's history of perhaps the boldest economic and social program ever undertaken in the United States—to reclaim and cultivate vast areas of previously unusable land across the country—shows in ... More

We Sell DrugsThe Alchemy of US Empire

We Sell Drugs: The Alchemy of US Empire

Suzanna Reiss

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520280779
eISBN:
9780520959026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280779.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This history of U.S.-led international drug control provides new perspective on the economic, ideological, and political foundations of a Cold War American empire. U.S. officials assumed the helm of ... More

Weimar on the PacificGerman Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Ehrhard Bahr

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1930s and 1940s, Los Angeles became an unlikely cultural sanctuary for a distinguished group of German artists and intellectuals—including Thomas Mann, Theodore W. Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, ... More

Weimar SurfacesUrban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany

Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany

Janet Ward

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222984
eISBN:
9780520924734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222984.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Germany of the 1920s offers a stunning moment in modernity, a time when surface values first became determinants of taste, activity, and occupation: modernity was still modern, spectacle was ... More

While the City SleepsA History of Pistoleros, Policemen, and the Crime Beat in Buenos Aires before Perón

While the City Sleeps: A History of Pistoleros, Policemen, and the Crime Beat in Buenos Aires before Perón

Lila Caimari

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520289437
eISBN:
9780520964105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289437.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book is an extraordinary work of scholarship from one of Argentina's leading historians of modern Buenos Aires society and culture. In the late nineteenth century, the city saw a massive ... More

Who Is Knowledgeable Is StrongScience, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950

Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950

Cyrus Schayegh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254473
eISBN:
9780520943544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254473.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book tells two intertwined stories: how, in early twentieth-century Iran, an emerging middle class used modern scientific knowledge as its cultural and economic capital, and how, along with the ... More

Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Gail Hershatter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098565
eISBN:
9780520916128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098565.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This guide on Chinese and women's history synthesizes recent research on women in twentieth-century China. It surveys more than 650 scholarly works, discussing Chinese women in the context of ... More

Wuhan, 1938War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China

Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China

Stephen MacKinnon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254459
eISBN:
9780520934603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254459.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the spring of 1938, a flood of Chinese refugees displaced by the Anti-Japanese War (1937–1945) converged on the central Yangzi valley tricity complex of Wuhan. For ten remarkable months, in a ... More

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