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James Cash Penney And His North Dakota Stores, David Kruger Oct 2015

James Cash Penney And His North Dakota Stores, David Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

Although James Cash Penney opened his first store in 1902, at the age of twenty-six, he kept his business entirely in the western United States for the first twelve years of its existence. By 1914 he was operating about forty stores out of his Utah headquarters, but had no locations east of Montana, Wyoming, or Colorado. Not a single J. C. Penney store existed in the Midwest, and, unlike Montgomery Ward and Sears Roebuck, his chain had no catalog business to cover the agrarian region by mail order.1 However, Penney was well aware of North Dakota’s booming rural ...


James Cash Penney: The Impact Of A Main Street Merchant On Oklahoma, David Kruger Oct 2015

James Cash Penney: The Impact Of A Main Street Merchant On Oklahoma, David Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

Although not from the Sooner State, J. C. Penney made his mark on Oklahoma and its people through his retail empire based on his golden rule principles. By visiting his store locations in the state, Penney influenced a new generation of company leadership to grow from the small towns in Oklahoma. David D. Kruger explains the impact of Penney the man and J.C. Penney the company on the culture of retail shopping in Oklahoma.


Oct 2015

James Sperling

No abstract provided.


Compte Rendu De _Worlds Without End_, Thibault Meyer Sep 2015

Compte Rendu De _Worlds Without End_, Thibault Meyer

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Women And The Family, John Ramsbottom Sep 2015

Women And The Family, John Ramsbottom

John D. Ramsbottom

Dr. Ramsbottom's contribution to "A Companion to 18th Century Brittain", Blackwell Publishing 2002.


Entries On William Wilberforce, Henry Thornton, Daniel O’Connell And The Clapham Sect, John Ramsbottom Sep 2015

Entries On William Wilberforce, Henry Thornton, Daniel O’Connell And The Clapham Sect, John Ramsbottom

John D. Ramsbottom

Dr. Ramsbottom's contributions to the Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics (Greenwood, 2006).


'Conformists' And 'Church Trimmers': The Liturgical Legacy Of Restoration Anglicanism, John Ramsbottom Sep 2015

'Conformists' And 'Church Trimmers': The Liturgical Legacy Of Restoration Anglicanism, John Ramsbottom

John D. Ramsbottom

The attention paid to religion in recent accounts of Restoration England has had the refreshing result of adding complexity to the traditionally one-dimensional image of the established Church in this period. No longer is "Anglicanism" seen as synonymous with the reactionary creed of country gentlemen.


Presbyterians And 'Partial Conformity' In The Restoration Church Of England, John Ramsbottom Sep 2015

Presbyterians And 'Partial Conformity' In The Restoration Church Of England, John Ramsbottom

John D. Ramsbottom

In the early eighteenth century, the legacy of conflict among English Protestants found an outlet in the controversy over ‘occasional conformity’. During the years 1702–4, Tory backbenchers in the House of Commons introduced a series of bills designed to strengthen the Corporation and Test Acts (1661, 1673), which had required all officials of local government and holders of Crown appointments to adhere to the established Church of England. Since the passage of these legal tests, Protestant Nonconformists seeking office had circumvented their intent by taking communion in an Anglican parish as seldom as once a year, while attending meetings ...


Response To Commentary On “Rethinking Combined Departments: An Argument For History & Anthropology” By Stephen M. Lyon/Durham University, Uk; Yasar Abu Ghosh, Pavel Himl, Tereza Stöckelová, Lucie Storchová/Charles University, Prague; Robert Gibb/University Of Glasgow; Jakob Krause-Jensen/Aarhus University, Denmark; Veerendra P. Lele/Denison University, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards Sep 2015

Response To Commentary On “Rethinking Combined Departments: An Argument For History & Anthropology” By Stephen M. Lyon/Durham University, Uk; Yasar Abu Ghosh, Pavel Himl, Tereza Stöckelová, Lucie Storchová/Charles University, Prague; Robert Gibb/University Of Glasgow; Jakob Krause-Jensen/Aarhus University, Denmark; Veerendra P. Lele/Denison University, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards

Ageeth Sluis

Contains response from the authors, Ageeth Sluis and Elise Edwards.


Rethinking Combined History Departments: An Argument For History And Anthropology, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards Sep 2015

Rethinking Combined History Departments: An Argument For History And Anthropology, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards

Ageeth Sluis

Many opportunities for more integrated teaching that better capture the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary scholars' work and better achieve the aims of liberal arts education still remain untapped, particularly at smaller schools where combined departments are often necessary. The disciplinary boundaries between history and sociocultural anthropology have become increasingly blurred in recent decades, a trend reflected in scholarly work that engages with both fields, as well as dual-degree graduate programmes at top U.S. research universities. For many scholars, this interdisciplinarity makes sense, with the two disciplines offering critical theoretical tools and methods that must be used in combination to ...


Response To Commentary On “Rethinking Combined Departments: An Argument For History & Anthropology” By Stephen M. Lyon/Durham University, Uk; Yasar Abu Ghosh, Pavel Himl, Tereza Stöckelová, Lucie Storchová/Charles University, Prague; Robert Gibb/University Of Glasgow; Jakob Krause-Jensen/Aarhus University, Denmark; Veerendra P. Lele/Denison University, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards Sep 2015

Response To Commentary On “Rethinking Combined Departments: An Argument For History & Anthropology” By Stephen M. Lyon/Durham University, Uk; Yasar Abu Ghosh, Pavel Himl, Tereza Stöckelová, Lucie Storchová/Charles University, Prague; Robert Gibb/University Of Glasgow; Jakob Krause-Jensen/Aarhus University, Denmark; Veerendra P. Lele/Denison University, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards

Elise M. Edwards

Contains response from the authors, Ageeth Sluis and Elise Edwards.


Rethinking Combined History Departments: An Argument For History And Anthropology, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards Sep 2015

Rethinking Combined History Departments: An Argument For History And Anthropology, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards

Elise M. Edwards

Many opportunities for more integrated teaching that better capture the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary scholars' work and better achieve the aims of liberal arts education still remain untapped, particularly at smaller schools where combined departments are often necessary. The disciplinary boundaries between history and sociocultural anthropology have become increasingly blurred in recent decades, a trend reflected in scholarly work that engages with both fields, as well as dual-degree graduate programmes at top U.S. research universities. For many scholars, this interdisciplinarity makes sense, with the two disciplines offering critical theoretical tools and methods that must be used in combination to ...


The Humanities: The Challenge Of Preserving History In The Digital Age, Irwin Gratz, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy, Michael Grillo Aug 2015

The Humanities: The Challenge Of Preserving History In The Digital Age, Irwin Gratz, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy, Michael Grillo

Desiree Butterfield-Nagy

Irwin Gratz of Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Morning Edition talks with University of Maine professor Michael Grillo and UMaine archivist Desiree Butterfield-Nagy about their recent articles in a special edition of Maine Policy Review focused on the importance of the humanities and the future of archives in a digital age.


Heroic Gunners Saved The Day, Mark Jamieson Aug 2015

Heroic Gunners Saved The Day, Mark Jamieson

Mark Jamieson

A PUSH is underway to have Australian gunners who repelled one of the biggest enemy attacks of the Vietnam War honoured for their role.The men overcame catastrophic command and intelligence failures to win the Battle of Coral in May 1968 but have received little recognition.


God's Empire: William Bell Riley And Midwestern Fundamentalism, William Trollinger Aug 2015

God's Empire: William Bell Riley And Midwestern Fundamentalism, William Trollinger

Bill Trollinger

More than any other individual, William Bell Riley, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Minneapolis, inspired the resurgence of Protestant fundamentalism in 1930s America. William Vance Trollinger Jr. explores the development of Riley’s theology and social thought, examining in detail the rise of the Northwestern Bible and Missionary Training School and other similar institutions. He sheds light upon the nature, successes, and failures of fundamentalist crusades and makes it clear that, to understand fundamentalist religion in America, one must focus upon its regional and local roots.


History And Literature: Three Medieval Views, Wendy Pfeffer Aug 2015

History And Literature: Three Medieval Views, Wendy Pfeffer

Wendy Pfeffer

No abstract provided.


Interview No. 1086, Manuel Leal Jul 2015

Interview No. 1086, Manuel Leal

Manuel D Leal

Mr. Leal briefly discusses his early childhood and family; in 1951, he enlisted in the bracero program; he describes going through Rio Vista, a processing center in Socorro, Texas, and the various procedures he underwent while there; as a bracero, he worked in New Mexico and Texas, picking crops, irrigating, and driving tractors; he goes on to describe wages, working and living conditions, provisions, recreational activities, and the medical attention received when necessary; in addition, he explains the range of interactions with fellow braceros, employers, immigration personnel, and consul representatives; he continued working with the program until 1960; in the ...


Georgia Fuzz: Weather, Workers, And The World’S Peach Paradise, Part Ii, William Thomas Okie Jul 2015

Georgia Fuzz: Weather, Workers, And The World’S Peach Paradise, Part Ii, William Thomas Okie

William Okie

Abstract forthcoming


Georgia Fuzz: Weather, Workers, And The World’S Peach Paradise, William Thomas Okie Jul 2015

Georgia Fuzz: Weather, Workers, And The World’S Peach Paradise, William Thomas Okie

William Okie

Abstract forthcoming


History And Nations In The Postmodern Era. Disclosure Interviews Geoff Eley, Brandon Claycomb, Jeffery Nicholas, Laurel Smith Jul 2015

History And Nations In The Postmodern Era. Disclosure Interviews Geoff Eley, Brandon Claycomb, Jeffery Nicholas, Laurel Smith

Jeffery Nicholas

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Atlantic: British India, Book Circulation, And The Transmission Of Knowledge In The Eighteenth Century, Arthur Fraas Jul 2015

Beyond The Atlantic: British India, Book Circulation, And The Transmission Of Knowledge In The Eighteenth Century, Arthur Fraas

Arthur Mitchell Fraas

Scholars have long understood that in the eighteenth century, the publishing, reading, and book-buying communities of Europe and the Atlantic world were inextricably linked. In the English-speaking world, libraries and printers in both colonial North America and Great Britain served to disseminate and collect the rapidly accelerating stream of ideas in print that characterized the era. This talk will explore the need to expand this Atlantic view to include the growing world-wide movement of texts and readers in the eighteenth century and describe the little-studied flow of books and manuscripts between libraries, readers, and collectors in colonial South Asia and ...


Bridging The Distances: Women Writers Exploring The Nightmare Of Vietnam, Christina Triezenberg Jul 2015

Bridging The Distances: Women Writers Exploring The Nightmare Of Vietnam, Christina Triezenberg

Christina Triezenberg

This essay seeks to challenge the now-common practice of excluding Vietnam-era antiwar verse from contemporary literary anthologies by exploring the works produced by professional and amateur female poets who, in many cases, had witnessed the war firsthand and reflected on their experiences in verse that depicts the often harsh realities of this still-contested conflict. By exploring poetry written by women who served in a variety of capacities during the war, this essay underscores the repeated attempts made by women writers to bridge the distances between the home front and the battlefront and offers a compelling argument about the importance of ...


City Of Felt And Concrete: Negotiating Cultural Hybridity In Mongolia's Capital Of Ulaanbaatar, Joshua Hagen, Alexander Diener Jul 2015

City Of Felt And Concrete: Negotiating Cultural Hybridity In Mongolia's Capital Of Ulaanbaatar, Joshua Hagen, Alexander Diener

Joshua Hagen

Capital cities play an integral role in the construction of national identity. This is particularly true when the capital is the country's only major urban center. Over the course of its history, Mongolia's capital of Ulaanbaatar has been periodically reshaped to reflect competing trajectories of national culture. This article examines the evolving symbolism of architecture, urban design, and public space in Ulaanbaatar as a means of exploring Mongolia's complex negotiation between its traditional culture (mobile pastoralism and Shamanism/Buddhism), its socialist legacy, and globalization. Amidst the rampant social change of the last two decades, rather ambiguous national ...


From Socialist To Post-Socialist Cities: Narrating The Nation Through Urban Space, Joshua Hagen, Alexander Diener Jul 2015

From Socialist To Post-Socialist Cities: Narrating The Nation Through Urban Space, Joshua Hagen, Alexander Diener

Joshua Hagen

The development of post-socialist cities has emerged as a major field of study among critical theorists from across the social sciences. Originally constructed under the dictates of central planners and designed to serve the demands of command economies, post-socialist urban centers currently develop at the nexus of varied and often competing economic, cultural, and political forces. Among these, nationalist aspirations, previously simmering beneath the official rhetoric of communist fraternity and veneer of architectural conformity, have emerged as dominant factors shaping the urban landscape. This article examines patterns, processes, and practices concerning the cultural politics of architecture, urban planning, and identity ...


The Mexican Supreme Court And The Juntas De Conciliación Y Arbitraje, 1917–1924: The Judicialisation Of Labour Relations After The Revolution*, William Suarez-Potts Jun 2015

The Mexican Supreme Court And The Juntas De Conciliación Y Arbitraje, 1917–1924: The Judicialisation Of Labour Relations After The Revolution*, William Suarez-Potts

William Suarez-Potts

This article reviews Mexican Supreme Court decisions concerning the legal status of juntas de conciliación y arbitraje (state labour boards of conciliation and arbitration) between 1917 and 1924. During this period the Court played an important role in legitimising these administrative boards, which have since become a constituent part of Mexico's state–labour regime. This examination of the Court's decisions shows how judge-made law contributed to the evolution of industrial relations in the country in the early 1920s. Furthermore, the article's discussion of the connection between the Court's evolving case law and its changing membership in ...


The Railroad Strike Of 1927: Labor And Law After The Mexican Revolution, William Suarez-Potts Jun 2015

The Railroad Strike Of 1927: Labor And Law After The Mexican Revolution, William Suarez-Potts

William Suarez-Potts

Mexico's rail workers’ struggle of 1926–27 encompassed one of the largest strikes following the 1910–20 revolution, yet contemporary official government statistics omitted any mention of it. The labor struggle involved an independent, militant confederation of transport workers and, opposed to it, the largest rail company in the country (heavily indebted to foreign creditors), the state, and its principal labor ally. While the strike was broken, the confederation leading it obtained an impressive judgment from the nation's supreme court against the authoritarian federal executive power, which, moreover, vindicated the right to strike affirmed in the 1917 Constitution ...


A Seat At The Table: Reservations And Representation In India's Electoral System, Wendy Singer Jun 2015

A Seat At The Table: Reservations And Representation In India's Electoral System, Wendy Singer

Wendy Singer

No abstract provided.


L’Alchimie De La Preuve, Jeffrey Bowman Jun 2015

L’Alchimie De La Preuve, Jeffrey Bowman

Jeff Bowman

No abstract provided.


European Review Of History: Revue Européenne D'Histoire, Eliza Ablovatski Jun 2015

European Review Of History: Revue Européenne D'Histoire, Eliza Ablovatski

Eliza Ablovatski

Both contemporaries and historians have associated the Soviet-style revolutions in Munich and Budapest in the spring of 1919 (and the earlier autumn 1918 revolutions) with prominent Jewish revolutionaries. From a transnational and comparative context, we unhinge the connections often made between the role of Jews in the revolutions and the role of the revolutions in explaining later Central European anti-Semitism. In 1919, there was no option other than cosmopolitanism in these two cities. Communism and anti-Communism were both consciously international and transnational ideologies. Revolutionaries and counter-revolutionaries worked through transnational conspiratorial networks. Ideological and historical perspectives were similarly cosmopolitan; the battle ...


The ''Revolutionary Girl With The Titus-Head'': Women's Participation In The 1919 Revolutions In Budapest And Munich In The Eyes Of Their Contemporaries, Eliza Ablovatski Jun 2015

The ''Revolutionary Girl With The Titus-Head'': Women's Participation In The 1919 Revolutions In Budapest And Munich In The Eyes Of Their Contemporaries, Eliza Ablovatski

Eliza Ablovatski

No abstract provided.