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Global FamiliesA History of Asian International Adoption in America

Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717226
eISBN:
9781479886388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717226.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In the last fifty years, transnational adoption—specifically, the adoption of Asian children—has exploded in popularity as an alternative path to family making. Despite the cultural acceptance of ... More

Government by DissentProtest, Resistance, and Radical Democratic Thought in the Early American Republic

Government by Dissent: Protest, Resistance, and Radical Democratic Thought in the Early American Republic

Robert W.T. Martin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738245
eISBN:
9780814738863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738245.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Democracy is the rule of the people. But what exactly does it mean for a people to rule? Which practices and behaviors are legitimate, and which are democratically suspect? We generally think of ... More

A Great Conspiracy against Our RaceItalian Immigrant Newspapers and the Construction of Whiteness in the Early 20th Century

A Great Conspiracy against Our Race: Italian Immigrant Newspapers and the Construction of Whiteness in the Early 20th Century

Peter G. Vellon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814788486
eISBN:
9780814788493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814788486.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Racial history has always been the thorn in America's side, with a swath of injustices—slavery, lynching, segregation, and many other ills—perpetrated against black people. This very history is ... More

Health in the CityRace, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Tanya Hart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Shortly after the dawn of the twentieth century, the New York City Department of Health decided to address what it perceived as the racial nature of health. It delivered heavily racialized care in ... More

Hedda Hopper's HollywoodCelebrity Gossip and American Conservatism

Hedda Hopper's Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism

Jennifer Frost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814728239
eISBN:
9780814728482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814728239.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1938, Hedda Hopper (a 52-year-old struggling actress) rose to fame and influence writing an incendiary gossip column, “Hedda Hopper's Hollywood,” that appeared in the Los Angeles Times and other ... More

Highway under the HudsonA History of the Holland Tunnel

Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Robert W. Jackson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Every year, more than thirty-three million vehicles traverse the Holland Tunnel, making their way to and from Jersey City and Lower Manhattan. From tourists to commuters, many cross the tunnel's ... More

In the Shadow of the Greatest GenerationThe Americans Who Fought the Korean War

In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War

Melinda L. Pash

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767696
eISBN:
9780814789223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767696.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book focuses on the Americans who served in the Korean War from June 1950 to July 1953. More specifically, it examines the Korean War veterans' upbringing, military training, and wartime ... More

Insatiable AppetitesImperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North Atlantic World

Insatiable Appetites: Imperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North Atlantic World

Kelly L. Watson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814763476
eISBN:
9780814760499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814763476.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Cannibalism, for medieval and early modern Europeans, was synonymous with savagery. Humans who ate other humans, they believed, were little better than animals. The European colonizers who ... More

Israel's Death HierarchyCasualty Aversion in a Militarized Democracy

Israel's Death Hierarchy: Casualty Aversion in a Militarized Democracy

Yagil Levy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753347
eISBN:
9780814753354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753347.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Whose life is worth more? That is the question that states inevitably face during wartime. Which troops are thrown to the first lines of battle and which ones remain relatively intact? How can ... More

Italian Immigrant Radical CultureThe Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940

Italian Immigrant Radical Culture: The Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940

Marcella Bencivenni

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791035
eISBN:
9780814723180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791035.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Maligned by modern media and often stereotyped, Italian Americans possess a vibrant, if largely forgotten, radical past. This book delves into the history of the sovversivi, a transnational ... More

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