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Why I Quit The Railroad, Linda Niemann Sep 2006

Why I Quit The Railroad, Linda Niemann

Linda G. Niemann

The article presents the author's reasons for leaving her job in the railroad industry. She wasn't thrilled to be force-assigned to the foreman's spot on Union Pacific's Lawrence switcher. Being the junior switchman on the California coast for years, she was used to jobs that weren't so plum. What made it tough were a difficult yardmaster and her help, a switchman who outranked her but didn't want the responsibility of the foreman's spot.


The Lord Of The Night, Linda Niemann Aug 2006

The Lord Of The Night, Linda Niemann

Linda G. Niemann

The article presents the author's reflection on the management of Southern Pacific after it was acquired by Union Pacific (UP). The year preceding the UP merger, 1995, everyone tried to earn the maximum they could in preparation for whatever union-negotiated guarantee would come down the pike. Downsizing hit this system hard. The union contract did away with the system seniority that provided trainmen the freedom to work anywhere on the railroad.


History Of Iowa State, Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Michele Christian, Becky Jordan Apr 2006

History Of Iowa State, Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Michele Christian, Becky Jordan

Michele Christian

Iowa State University is a very special place, full of history. But what truly makes it unique is a rare combination of campus beauty, the opportunity to be a part of the land-grant experiment, and to create a progressive and inventive spirit that we call the Cyclone experience. Appreciate what we have here, for it is indeed, one of a kind.


The Struggle For Self-Determination: History Of The Menominee Indians Since 1854, John Bowes Mar 2006

The Struggle For Self-Determination: History Of The Menominee Indians Since 1854, John Bowes

John P. Bowes

In The Struggle for Self-Determination, Beck presents the second part of a two-book history of the Menominee Indians. His first study, Siege and Survival: History of the Menominee Indians, 1634-1856, was published in 2002 and recounts the manner in which the Menominees of Wisconsin negotiated the intrusions of French, British, and American colonizers and managed to retain both a diminished reservation and their cultural autonomy. Siege and Survival places Menominees in the forefront of the historical narrative, and Beck ably reveals that while the pressures of outsiders gradually undermined the power of the nation and its leaders in the first ...


Democracy's Handmaid, Robert Tsai Jan 2006

Democracy's Handmaid, Robert Tsai

Robert L Tsai

Democratic theory presupposes open channels of dialogue, but focuses almost exclusively on matters of institutional design writ large. The philosophy of language explicates linguistic infrastructure, but often avoids exploring the political significance of its findings. In this Article, Professor Tsai draws from the two disciplines to reach new insights about the democracy-enhancing qualities of popular constitutional language. Employing examples from the founding era, the struggle for black civil rights, the religious awakening of the last two decades, and the search for gay equality, he presents a model of constitutional dialogue that emphasizes common modalities and mobilized vernacular. According to this ...


The Noir War: American Narratives Of World War Ii And Its Aftermath, Jeremiah Axelrod Dec 2005

The Noir War: American Narratives Of World War Ii And Its Aftermath, Jeremiah Axelrod

Jeremiah B.C. Axelrod

Exploring topics such as poetry, politics, and cultures of war, this collection of 16 essays tells alternative, contradictory, and complicated stories about World War II, demonstrating that the United States was not always a champion of liberty and justice as some would like the general public to believe.


Between Red Army And White Guard: Women In Budapest, 1918-1919, Eliza Ablovatski Dec 2005

Between Red Army And White Guard: Women In Budapest, 1918-1919, Eliza Ablovatski

Eliza Ablovatski

No abstract provided.


Women’S Travel Narratives In Early Modern Japan: Genre Imperatives, Gender Consciousness, And Status Questioning, Laura Nenzi Dec 2005

Women’S Travel Narratives In Early Modern Japan: Genre Imperatives, Gender Consciousness, And Status Questioning, Laura Nenzi

Laura Nenzi

Although the topic of travel and travel writing by Chinese and Japanese writers has recently begun to attract more interest among scholars in the West, it remains largely virgin terrain with vast tracts awaiting scholarly examination. This book offers insights into how East Asians traveled in the early modern and modern periods, what they looked for, what they felt comfortable finding, and the ways in which they wrote up their impressions of these experiences.


The Gilded Age & The Frontier Military: Society And Culture At Fort Assinniboine, Montana Territory, 1879 - 1905, Jeffrey Johnson Dec 2005

The Gilded Age & The Frontier Military: Society And Culture At Fort Assinniboine, Montana Territory, 1879 - 1905, Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey A. Johnson

Examines how the social norms of the Gilded Age and the decrease in Indian activity shaped life at Fort Assinniboine as a Victorian-era bastion of "civilization" in the Montana Territory. Established in 1879 and completed in 1881, the fort embodied late-19th-century views of respectability, race, and civilized living. As the need for military campaigns against Indians in the area decreased during the 1880's, the increased stability of the region allowed the personnel stationed at the post to turn their efforts toward such pursuits as plays, music, dancing, fishing, hunting, and, in winter months, billiards and bowling. Officers' wives, the ...


Review: Doctoring The South: Southern Physicians And Everyday Medicine In The Mid-Nineteenth Century, Sharla Fett Dec 2005

Review: Doctoring The South: Southern Physicians And Everyday Medicine In The Mid-Nineteenth Century, Sharla Fett

Sharla Fett

No abstract provided.


A Visionary People: Religion And The Visual Arts, Kelly Baker Dec 2005

A Visionary People: Religion And The Visual Arts, Kelly Baker

Kelly J. Baker

Faith in America, Publisher's Description: With an influx of immigrants from Asia, Latin America, and other regions, the diversity of religion has grown to include Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and other faiths. Latin American and African American communities have experienced changes in the ways they practice their faith and in turn influence American culture in general. Women have entered the clergy in record numbers, and the push for allowing women and gays to enter the clergy in religions that limit or prohibit their roles is on the increase. In addition, gay couples are leading the same-sex marriage movement, and other ...


Review Of Farmers Vs. Wage Earners: Organized Labor In Kansas, 1860-1960 By R. Alton Lee, Jeffrey Johnson Dec 2005

Review Of Farmers Vs. Wage Earners: Organized Labor In Kansas, 1860-1960 By R. Alton Lee, Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey A. Johnson

No abstract provided.


“Our Pueblos, Fractions With No Central Unity”: Municipal Sovereignty In Central America, 1808-1821, Jordana Dym Dec 2005

“Our Pueblos, Fractions With No Central Unity”: Municipal Sovereignty In Central America, 1808-1821, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

No abstract provided.


Vitae. "Vita Karoli Comitis Flandrię" Et "Vita Domni Ioannis Morinensis Episcopi" Quibus Subiunguntur Poemata Aliqua De Morte Comitis Karoli Conscripta Et Quaestio De Eadem Facta, Walter Thérouanne Dec 2005

Vitae. "Vita Karoli Comitis Flandrię" Et "Vita Domni Ioannis Morinensis Episcopi" Quibus Subiunguntur Poemata Aliqua De Morte Comitis Karoli Conscripta Et Quaestio De Eadem Facta, Walter Thérouanne

Jeff Rider

This volume revolves around three men who knew each other well, oversaw the political and spiritual life of much of northern France and Flanders during the first third of the twelfth century, and died within five years of one another: Charles the Good, count of Flanders from 1119 to 1127; John of Warneton, archdeacon of Arras from 1096 to 1099 and bishop of Thérouanne from 1099 to 1130; and their common biographer, Walter, archdeacon of Thérouanne from 1116 to 1132. The volume includes a detailed historical introduction and offers new editions of Walter's vitæ of Charles and John and ...


Lodge, Henry Cabot, Christopher Hoebeke Dec 2005

Lodge, Henry Cabot, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.


Lippmann, Walter, Christopher Hoebeke Dec 2005

Lippmann, Walter, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.


I'Ll Take My Stand: The South And The Agrarian Tradition, Christopher Hoebeke Dec 2005

I'Ll Take My Stand: The South And The Agrarian Tradition, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.


From Sovereign Villages To National States: City, State And Federation In Central America, 1759-1839, Jordana Dym Dec 2005

From Sovereign Villages To National States: City, State And Federation In Central America, 1759-1839, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

The role of the city--as an institution, as a political ideal, as a training ground for politicians--has been neglected in historical studies of Spanish American independence. Connecting the political changes of the Bourbon Reforms (1759-1788) and constitutional monarchy (1808-1821) to those of the independence era (1821-1839), Jordana Dym's analysis of Central America's early nineteenth-century politics shows nation-state formation to be a city-driven process that transformed colonial provinces (weak administrative districts with ambiguous political identities and divided interiors) into enduring states with basic governments and articulated national identities. Dym argues that in Central America, an important aspect of the ...


Analyzing Analytic Autoethnography: An Autopsy, Carolyn Ellis, Arthur Bochner Dec 2005

Analyzing Analytic Autoethnography: An Autopsy, Carolyn Ellis, Arthur Bochner

Carolyn Ellis

No abstract provided.


Review Of A Common Humanity: Kansas Populism And The Battle For Justice And Equality, 1854-1903 By O. Gene Clanton, Jeffrey Johnson Dec 2005

Review Of A Common Humanity: Kansas Populism And The Battle For Justice And Equality, 1854-1903 By O. Gene Clanton, Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey A. Johnson

Across the landscape of modern American politics, the "Populist moment," as Lawrence Goodwyn's 1976 study labeled it, has fascinated scholars. Indeed, late nineteenth-century Populism posed a vocal and effectual political voice for Gilded Age America's discontented. Since his original 1969 study, Kansas Populism: Ideas and Men, O. Gene Clanton has meticulously examined the fundamental role of Kansa, Populists in shaping local and national politics. A Common Humanity, with great efficacy, revisits and reinterprets Kansas's Populism as a fight for fundamental working-class rights and agrarian values, amidst industrialization gone awry.


The German Society Of Pennsylvania: A Guide To Its Book And Manuscript Collections, Kevin Ostoyich Dec 2005

The German Society Of Pennsylvania: A Guide To Its Book And Manuscript Collections, Kevin Ostoyich

Kevin Ostoyich

No abstract provided.


New Discoveries About An Old Manuscript: The Date, Place Of Origin, And Role Of The Parecer De Fray Bartolomé De Las Casas In The Making Of The New Laws Of The Indies, Rev. David Orique, O.P. Dec 2005

New Discoveries About An Old Manuscript: The Date, Place Of Origin, And Role Of The Parecer De Fray Bartolomé De Las Casas In The Making Of The New Laws Of The Indies, Rev. David Orique, O.P.

Rev. David T. Orique, O.P.

No abstract provided.


Root, Elihu, Christopher Hoebeke Dec 2005

Root, Elihu, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.


The Changing Nature Of Country Roads: Farmers, Reformers, And The Shifting Uses Of Rural Space, 1880-1905, Christopher Wells Dec 2005

The Changing Nature Of Country Roads: Farmers, Reformers, And The Shifting Uses Of Rural Space, 1880-1905, Christopher Wells

Christopher W. Wells

No abstract provided.


Communication As Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis, Arthur Bochner Dec 2005

Communication As Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis, Arthur Bochner

Carolyn Ellis

In Communication as...: Perspectives on Theory, editors Gregory J. Shepherd, Jeffrey St. John, and Ted Striphas bring together a collection of 27 essays that explores the wide range of theorizing about communication, cutting across all lines of traditional division in the field. The essays in this text are written by leading scholars in the field of communication theory, with each scholar employing a particular stance or perspective on what communication theory is and how it functions. In essays that are brief, argumentative, and forceful, the scholars propose their perspective as a primary or essential way of viewing communication with decided ...


Saint-Florent Of Saumur And The Origin Of The ‘Bayeux’ Tapestry, George Beech Dec 2005

Saint-Florent Of Saumur And The Origin Of The ‘Bayeux’ Tapestry, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


America : A Concise History, James Henretta, David Brody, Lynn Dumenil Dec 2005

America : A Concise History, James Henretta, David Brody, Lynn Dumenil

Lynn Dumenil

" ... presents an overview of the American experience ... [shows] students not only what happened but why"--Back cover.


Jews And Catholics In Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church In The Post Reformation Era, Magda Teter Dec 2005

Jews And Catholics In Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church In The Post Reformation Era, Magda Teter

Magda Teter

My first book, Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post Reformation Era (Cambridge University Press, 2006, pbk 2009), introduced Jews into a traditional Polish narrative of post-Reformation Poland that had been grounded in a Catholic-Protestant dichotomy, allowing me to reposition the role of Jews and other non-Catholics in multicultural Poland in a completely new way. My approach has broadened the context of Poland’s religious history and has revealed the superficiality of the re-Catholicization of the ruling elites, whose economic interests triumphed over their religious loyalties, challenging the view of the “triumph of the Counter-Reformation ...


To Ise At All Costs: Religious And Economic Implications Of Early Modern Nukemairi, Laura Nenzi Dec 2005

To Ise At All Costs: Religious And Economic Implications Of Early Modern Nukemairi, Laura Nenzi

Laura Nenzi

If pilgrimages are ideal platforms for contention, nowhere more than in early modern nukemairi did tensions come to the fore so prominently, and contrasting interests clash so stridently. This article looks at Edo-period (1600-1868) unauthorized pilgrimages to highlight the inherent disjunctions between the interests of the individual and those of the community, and between the priorities of faith and the practical necessities of the economy. It also follows the evolution of nukemairi over time by looking at the repercussions that the fiscal reforms of the late eighteenth century had on the identification of travelers as "runaways."