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Crude PoliticsThe California Oil Market, 1900-1940

Crude Politics: The California Oil Market, 1900-1940

Paul Sabin

Philip Rousseau (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241985
eISBN:
9780520931145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241985.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Energy shortages, climate change, and the debate over national security have thrust oil policy to the forefront of American politics. How did Americans grow so dependent on petroleum, and what can we ... More

Cultural CuriosityThirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots

Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots

Josephine Khu

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223400
eISBN:
9780520924918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223400.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is an anthology of autobiographical essays of the Chinese diaspora. Written by ethnic Chinese who were born or raised outside of China, these pieces, full of the details of everyday life, ... More

Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany

Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany

Bernd Widdig

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222908
eISBN:
9780520924703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222908.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

For many Germans the hyperinflation of 1922 to 1923 was one of their most decisive experiences of the twentieth century. This book investigates the effects of that inflation on German culture during ... More

The Culture of SectarianismCommunity, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon

The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon

Ussama Makdisi

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520218451
eISBN:
9780520922792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218451.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Focusing on Ottoman Lebanon, this book shows how sectarianism was a manifestation of modernity that transcended the physical boundaries of a particular country. It challenges those who have viewed ... More

Disease and DemocracyThe  Industrialized World Faces AIDS

Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS

Peter Baldwin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243507
eISBN:
9780520940796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243507.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book is a comparative analysis of how Western democratic nations have coped with AIDS. The book's exploration of divergent approaches to the epidemic in the United States and several European ... More

Disgraceful MattersThe Politics of Chastity in Eighteenth-Century China

Disgraceful Matters: The Politics of Chastity in Eighteenth-Century China

Janet Theiss

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240339
eISBN:
9780520930667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240339.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Looking beyond the familiar trappings of the cult of female chastity — such as hagiographies of widows and chastity shrines — in late imperial China, this book explores the cult's political ... More

Dissimulation and the Culture of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe

Dissimulation and the Culture of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe

Jon Snyder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228191
eISBN:
9780520944442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228191.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

“Larvatus prodeo,” announced René Descartes at the beginning of the seventeenth century: “I come forward, masked.” Deliberately disguising or silencing their most intimate thoughts and emotions, many ... More

Divided RuleSovereignty and Empire in French Tunisia, 1881-1938

Divided Rule: Sovereignty and Empire in French Tunisia, 1881-1938

Mary Dewhurst Lewis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520279155
eISBN:
9780520957145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279155.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When France captured Tunisia by force in 1881, it appeared to have wrested control of this semi-autonomous Ottoman province away from Italy and Great Britain, the other European countries vying for ... More

Doctrine and PowerTheological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

During the fourth century AD, theological controversy divided Christian communities throughout the eastern half of the Roman Empire. At stake in these disputes was not only the truth about God but ... More

Doing the TownThe Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Catherine Cocks

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227460
eISBN:
9780520926493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227460.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Tourists and travelers in the early nineteenth century saw American cities as ugly spaces, lacking the art and history that attracted thousands to the great cities of Europe. By the turn of the ... More

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