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King and the Other AmericaThe Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality

King and the Other America: The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality

Sylvie Laurent

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520288560
eISBN:
9780520963436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288560.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Did the Civil rights movement of the Fifties and Sixties fail to address economic issues and to grasp that class, beyond just race, was the main cleavage and the greater hindrance in American ... More

Electrical PalestineCapital and Technology from Empire to Nation

Electrical Palestine: Capital and Technology from Empire to Nation

Fredrik Meiton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295889
eISBN:
9780520968486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295889.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Like electricity, political power travels through physical materials whose properties govern its flow. Electrical Palestine charts the construction of Palestine’s electric grid in the interwar period ... More

Braided WatersEnvironment and Society in Molokai, Hawai'i

Braided Waters: Environment and Society in Molokai, Hawai'i

Wade Graham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298590
eISBN:
9780520970656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298590.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book sheds new light on the relationship between environment and society by charting the history of Hawaii's Molokai island over a thousand-year period of repeated settlement. From the arrival ... More

How the Shopping Cart Explains Global Consumerism

How the Shopping Cart Explains Global Consumerism

Andrew Warnes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295285
eISBN:
9780520968097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295285.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The book argues that the invention and popularization of the shopping cart from the 1940s onward provided the final link in the chain for the new system of industrialized food flow. First in the ... More

Thinking BlackBritain, 1964-1985

Thinking Black: Britain, 1964-1985

Rob Waters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520293847
eISBN:
9780520967205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293847.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It was a common charge among black radicals in Britain in the 1960s that Britons needed to start “thinking black.” As state and society consolidated around a revived politics of whiteness, thinking ... More

Global History of Gold Rushes

Global History of Gold Rushes

Benjamin Mountford and Stephen Tuffnell (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520294547
eISBN:
9780520967588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294547.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Nothing set the world in motion like gold. Gold rushes accelerated the global circulation of people, goods, capital, and technologies that transformed settler societies around the world. Yet they are ... More

Peyote EffectFrom the Inquisition to the War on Drugs

Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs

Alexander S. Dawson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520285422
eISBN:
9780520960909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285422.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Peyote has marked the boundary between the Indian and the West since it was outlawed by the Spanish Inquisition in 1620. For nearly four centuries, ecclesiastical, legal, scientific, and scholarly ... More

Eunuch and Emperor in the Great Age of Qing Rule

Eunuch and Emperor in the Great Age of Qing Rule

Norman A. Kutcher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297524
eISBN:
9780520969841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297524.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chinese eunuchs have long been an object of fascination, but shockingly little is known about them. Castrated so as to maintain the integrity of the imperial line by ensuring that any child born in ... More

Dear ChinaEmigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980

Dear China: Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980

Gregor Benton and Hong Liu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298415
eISBN:
9780520970540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298415.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Qiaopi is the name given to the “silver letters” Chinese emigrants sent home in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These letters-cum-remittances, which were entered into UNESCO’s Memory of the ... More

Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Charlotte Greenhalgh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298781
eISBN:
9780520970809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298781.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As the baby boom generation reaches retirement and old age, bringing unprecedented challenges, this study of aging could not be more timely. Historian Charlotte Greenhalgh examines ignored testimony ... More

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