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Introduction

Introduction  

Walter Nugent

in Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365579
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10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.003.0001
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In the history of American society and politics, “Progressivism” was a many-sided reform movement that emerged in the final years of the nineteenth century, flourished from about 1900 to ... More
8. The view from Hollywood

8. The view from Hollywood  

Stephen Aron

in The American West: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Jan 2015
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9780199393602
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858934.003.0009
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‘The view from Hollywood’ begins with the “Westerns” that dominated American cinema for much of the twentieth century and that influenced popular understandings of the western past. It goes ... More
3. From kingdom to colony

3. From kingdom to colony  

Michael J. Seth

in Korea: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191868832
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.003.0004
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9780198830771
‘From kingdom to colony’ explains that in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Korea became exposed to the new Western-dominated world of modern imperialism. The political and social ... More
2. Race and the American republic

2. Race and the American republic  

Madeline Y. Hsu

in Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Dec 2016
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9780190219796
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10.1093/actrade/9780190219765.003.0002
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9780190219765
Asian immigration tested American ideals of equality, forcing the issue of whether all racial groups could be integrated into the United States. “Race and the American Republic” describes ... More
7. A Navy Second to NoneThe U.S. Navy and World War I (1900–1939)

7. A Navy Second to None: The U.S. Navy and World War I (1900–1939)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0007
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9780199394760
The U.S. Navy thrived during the Theodore Roosevelt administration with several new battleships commissioned—the Great White Fleet—and the construction of the Panama Canal, which opened in ... More
6. The United States Enters the War

6. The United States Enters the War  

Michael Howard

in The First World War: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776878
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10.1093/actrade/9780199205592.003.0006
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By 1917, the Russian and Austrian empires were more than ready for peace, utterly unable to provide the resources required to continue the war. However, the Western powers were not yet ... More
2. The crisis of the nineties, 1889–1901

2. The crisis of the nineties, 1889–1901  

Walter Nugent

in Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365579
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10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.003.0003
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‘The crisis of the nineties, 1889–1901’ covers the politico–economic events of the 1890s. Reforms made during the previous decade had not done enough to curb rampant capitalism. The Knights ... More
1. Before Hollywood

1. Before Hollywood  

Peter Decherney

in Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Dec 2015
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9780190454340
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943548.003.0002
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‘Before Hollywood’ describes how early film technology and storytelling methods developed out of older media. It begins with Thomas Edison’s Vitascope and the first dedicated movie ... More
6. The watering of the West

6. The watering of the West  

Stephen Aron

in The American West: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Jan 2015
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9780199393602
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858934.003.0007
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‘The watering of the West’ describes the 1902 Reclamation Act (or Newlands Act) that established a National Bureau of Reclamation charged with constructing dams and irrigation projects in ... More
1. The predicament: the discontents of the Gilded Age

1. The predicament: the discontents of the Gilded Age  

Walter Nugent

in Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365579
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10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.003.0002
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‘The predicament: the discontents of the Gilded Age’ outlines the roots of progressivism. In the mid to late–1880s, harmony was the core value in the still highly agrarian American society. ... More
5. Did the Democrats Fiddle as the Reaganauts Conquered Washington?

5. Did the Democrats Fiddle as the Reaganauts Conquered Washington?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0005
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‘Did the Democrats fiddle as the Reaganauts conquered Washington?’ documents the actions of the Democratic party during the Reagan administration. In 1981 Democrats criticized Reagan on the ... More
2. Regulation and exclusion

2. Regulation and exclusion  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365623
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10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0003
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9780195331783
The journey towards regulation and exclusion began in California. In the 1840s, California attracted thousands of Americans, Europeans, Chinese, and South Americans. A movement inspired by ... More
2. The presidency

2. The presidency  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365692
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10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0002
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‘The presidency’ explores how presidents communicate with the American public. Presidential activity such as engaging in townhall style meetings, weekly radio addresses or webcasts, or ... More
4. Making and remaking a presidency

4. Making and remaking a presidency  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458232
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0004
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9780190458201
A separated power system will inevitably feature differing tenures and work habits among its institutional components. Even though a change at the top is important, programs and people ... More
Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction  

Walter Nugent

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365579
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10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.001.0001
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9780195311068
Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of progressivism in America — its origins, guiding principles, major leaders and major accomplishments. ... More
3. Progressivism takes shape, 1901–1908

3. Progressivism takes shape, 1901–1908  

Walter Nugent

in Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365579
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10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.003.0004
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9780195311068
‘Progressivism takes shape, 1901–1908’ charts the development of progressivism in the first decade of the twentieth century. After William McKinley was shot in 1901, Vice President Theodore ... More
5. Calamities: World War I and the flu epidemic, 1917–1919

5. Calamities: World War I and the flu epidemic, 1917–1919  

Walter Nugent

in Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365579
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.003.0006
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9780195311068
‘Calamities: World War I and the flu epidemic, 1917–1919’ explains how progressive reforms fared against a global war and epidemic. Wilson's experience prior to the presidency was in ... More
8. When did the Reagan Revolution End?

8. When did the Reagan Revolution End?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0008
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9780195317107
‘When did the Reagan revolution end?’ explores Reagan's legacy. Most presidents are eulogized by all parties in death, but Reagan was particularly highly praised, perhaps because his ... More
The American West: A Very Short Introduction

The American West: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Aron

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393602
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858934.001.0001
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book
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9780199858934
The American West: A Very Short Introduction tracks “the West” from the building of the Cahokia Mounds around 900 ad, through early encounters with Europeans, to the Newlands ... More

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