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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

Domesticating the WorldAfrican Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization

Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization

Jeremy Prestholdt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254244
eISBN:
9780520941472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254244.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book unsettles the idea of globalization as a recent phenomenon—and one driven solely by Western interests—by offering a new perspective on global interconnectivity in the nineteenth century. ... More

Drama KingsPlayers and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera, 1870-1937

Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera, 1870-1937

Joshua Goldstein

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247529
eISBN:
9780520932791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247529.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book describes the formation of the Peking opera in late Qing and its subsequent rise and re-creation as the epitome of the Chinese national culture in Republican era China. Providing an ... 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

Dynamics of the Contemporary UniversityGrowth, Accretion, and Conflict

Dynamics of the Contemporary University: Growth, Accretion, and Conflict

Neil J. Smelser

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520275812
eISBN:
9780520955257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275812.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is an expanded version of the Clark Kerr Lectures of 2012, delivered by the author at the University of California at Berkeley in January and February of that year.The initial exposition is ... More

Earthquake NationThe Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868-1930

Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868-1930

Greg Clancey

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246072
eISBN:
9780520932296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246072.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Accelerating seismic activity in late Meiji Japan climaxed in the legendary Great Nobi Earthquake of 1891, which rocked the main island from Tokyo to Osaka, killing thousands. Ironically, the ... More

The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914

The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914

Ilham Khuri-Makdisi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262010
eISBN:
9780520945463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262010.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book establishes the existence of a special radical trajectory spanning four continents and linking Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria between 1860 and 1914. The author shows that socialist and ... More

Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Darold Batzer (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Designed as a textbook, this volume is an up-to-date survey in ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Prominent wetland scholars address the physical environment, geomorphology, ... More

Edge of EmpireAtlantic Networks and Revolution in Bourbon Río de la Plata

Edge of Empire: Atlantic Networks and Revolution in Bourbon Río de la Plata

Fabrício Prado

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520285156
eISBN:
9780520960732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285156.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the first decades of the 1800s, after almost three centuries of Iberian rule, former Spanish territories fragmented into more than a dozen new polities. Edge of Empire analyzes the emergence of ... More

Edmund Burke and the Conservative Logic of Empire

Edmund Burke and the Conservative Logic of Empire

Daniel I. O`Neill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287822
eISBN:
9780520962866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287822.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Edmund Burke, long considered modern conservatism's founding father, is also widely believed to be an opponent of empire. However, this book turns that latter belief on its head. It shows that Burke ... More

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