Описание: This work chronicles the rise of Western Union Telegraph from its origins in the helter-skelter ferment of antebellum capitalism to its apogee as the first corporation to monopolize an industry on a national scale. The battles that raged over Western Union's monopoly on nineteenth-century American telecommunications - in Congress, in courts, and in the press - illuminate the fierce tensions over the rising power of corporations after the Civil War and the reshaping of American political economy. The telegraph debate reveals that what we understand as the normative relationship between private capital and public interest is the product of a historical process that was neither inevitable nor uncontested. Western Union's monopoly was not the result of market logic or a managerial revolution, but the conscious creation of entrepreneurs protecting their investments. In the process, these entrepreneurs elevated economic liberalism above traditional republican principles of public interest and helped create a new corporate order.
Описание: U.S. Foreign Relations from 1893 to the Present is the second part of From Colony to Superpower, an international narrative blends political, diplomatic, and military history with economic, cultural, and religious history. It includes a new introduction and a new chapter that brings the narrative up to the present.
Описание: In this study of Gilded Age literature and culture, Benjamin Railton proposes that in the years after Reconstruction, America’s identity was often contested through distinct and competing conceptions of the nation’s history. He argues that the United States moved toward unifying and univocal historical narratives in the years between the Centennial and Columbian Expositions, that ongoing social conflict provided sites for complications of those narratives, and that works of historical literature offer some of the most revealing glimpses into the nature of those competing visions.Gilded Age scholarship often connects the period to the 20thcentury American future, but Railton argues that it is just as crucial to see how the era relates to the American past. He closely analyses the 1876 and 1893 Expositions, finding that many of the period’s central trends, from technology to imperialism, were intimately connected to particular visions of the nation’s history. Railton’s concern is with four key social questions: race, Native Americans, women, and the South. He provides close readings of a number of texts for the ways they highlight these issues. He examines established classics (The Adventures of Huck Finn and The Bostonians); newer additions to the canon (The Conjure Woman, Life Among the Piutes, The Story of Avis); largely forgotten bestsellers (Uncle Remus, The Grandissimes); unrecovered gems (Ploughed Under, Where the Battle Was Fought); and autobiographical works by Douglass and Truth, poems by Harper and Piatt, and short stories by Woolson and Cook.These readings, while illuminating the authors themselves, contribute to ongoing conversations over historical literature’s definition and value, and a greater understanding of not only American society in the Gilded Age, but also debates on our shared but contested history that remain very much alive in the present.
The growing appeal of abolitionism and its increasing success in converting Americans to the antislavery cause, a generation before the Civil War, is clearly revealed in this book on the Methodist Episcopal Church in America. The moral character of the antislavery movement is stressed.
Originally published in 1965.
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Описание: This work offers a new and comprehensive account of the fastest and most beautiful sailing ships ever built. It explores the quest for speed on the seas from the early 1800s through the fast-paced times of the 1850s spurred on by the California Gold Rush of 1849. Not only are the career details of such noted ships as the Flying Cloud and Challenge discussed in detail, but they are also put in context with the times in which they operated. Their builders in East Coast states from Maine to Florida are discussed in detail, as are the men, and a woman in one instance, who commanded and manned these ships. The book documents what part owners and shipping agents played, what kinds of cargo these ships carried worldwide and the unusual trades in which they participated.
Throughout the twentieth century, the U.S. government willingly deployed power, hard and soft, to protect American investments all around the globe. Why did the United States get into the business of defending its citizens' property rights abroad? "The Empire Trap" looks at how modern U.S. involvement in the empire business began, how American foreign policy became increasingly tied to the sway of private financial interests, and how postwar administrations finally extricated the United States from economic interventionism, even though the government had the will and power to continue.
Noel Maurer examines the ways that American investors initially influenced their government to intercede to protect investments in locations such as Central America and the Caribbean. Costs were small--at least at the outset--but with each incremental step, American policy became increasingly entangled with the goals of those they were backing, making disengagement more difficult. Maurer discusses how, all the way through the 1970s, the United States not only failed to resist pressure to defend American investments, but also remained unsuccessful at altering internal institutions of other countries in order to make property rights secure in the absence of active American involvement. Foreign nations expropriated American investments, but in almost every case the U.S. government's employment of economic sanctions or covert action obtained market value or more in compensation--despite the growing strategic risks. The advent of institutions focusing on international arbitration finally gave the executive branch a credible political excuse not to act. Maurer cautions that these institutions are now under strain and that a collapse might open the empire trap once more.
With shrewd and timely analysis, this book considers American patterns of foreign intervention and the nation's changing role as an imperial power.
Описание: Berthold Seemann (1825–71), a German-born botanist and traveller, published several scientific books and articles. He also composed music and in the 1860s he wrote three plays which enjoyed some success in Germany. In 1846 Seemann was appointed naturalist to the British ship HMS Herald, which was engaged in a hydrographical survey of the Pacific. In this two-volume work, published in 1853, the author recounts how he joined the Herald in Panama in 1847 and remained on board until 1851. The ship explored almost all of the West Coast of America and also sailed north into the Arctic seas. Volume 1 describes Seemann's discoveries on the Isthmus of Panama while awaiting the arrival of his ship, and Volume 2 deals with the Herald's voyage to the Arctic, as part of the effort by the British Navy to find traces of Sir John Franklin's expedition, and its return voyage via Ascension Island.
Автор: Geary Название: Policing Industrial Disputes: 1893 to 1985 ISBN: 052118746X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521187466 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2497 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The re-emergence of prolonged and bitter industrial violence during the 1984–85 miners' dispute prompted many onlookers to speculate that British society was rushing headlong into anarchy. Others, more fearful of order than chaos, felt that they were witnessing the emergence of a police state. In this 1985 study, Dr Geary provides a fascinating and detailed account of the changing nature of industrial violence, in which historic episodes such as the Featherstone Shootings and Tonypandy Riots are examined as part of a general analysis of the shifting patterns of industrial confrontation. His central contention is that both police and strikers are subject to many, sometimes contradictory, political pressures in the industrial context. As these political constraints tighten or relax so the nature of industrial disorder and the corresponding tactics of police control change. This balanced appraisal of industrial violence illumintes what has become a political issue of the utmost significance.
Описание: Berthold Seemann (1825–71), a German-born botanist and traveller, published several scientific books and articles. He also composed music and in the 1860s he wrote three plays which enjoyed some success in Germany. In 1846 Seemann was appointed naturalist to the British ship HMS Herald, which was engaged in a hydrographical survey of the Pacific. In this two-volume work, published in 1853, the author recounts how he joined the Herald in Panama in 1847 and remained on board until 1851. The ship explored almost all of the West Coast of America and also sailed north into the Arctic seas. In Volume 2, the Herald is ordered to the Bering Strait to search for the Arctic explorer John Franklin. New islands are discovered and Seemann collects anthropological data related to the Inuit. The Herald also visits the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) several times, and eventually returns home via the Ascension Island.
Автор: Shafer, Sheehan & Reed Название: Panic Scrip Of 1893, 1907 And 1914 ISBN: 0786475773 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780786475773 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 9670 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This extensively illustrated work catalogues all known U.S. emergency currency issues of the panics of 1893, 1907 and 1914. Nearly 900 photographs show most types of these privately produced substitutes for money. The book also includes contextual historical information and authoritative appendices by Steve Wilson on labor scrip and Loren Gatch on the background leading to these currency issues.
Описание: This Is The First Comprehensive History Of The Chemistry Department At Imperial College London. Based On Archival Records, Oral Testimony, Published Papers, Published And Unpublished Memoirs, The Book Tells The Story Of This World-Famous Department From Its Foundation As The Royal College Of Chemistry In 1845 To The Large Department It Became By The Year 2000.It Covers Research, Teaching, Departmental Governance, Students And Social Life. It Also Highlights The Extraordinary Contributions Made To The War Effort In Both The First And Second World Wars. From Its First Professors, A. Wilhelm Hofmann And Edward Frankland, The Department Has Been Home To Many Eminent Chemists, Including, In The Later Twentieth Century, The Nobel Laureates Derek Barton And Geoffrey Wilkinson. New Information On These And Many Others Is Presented In A Lively Narrative That Places Both People And Events In The Larger Historical Contexts Of Chemistry, Politics, Culture And The Economy. The Book Will Interest Not Only Those Connected With Imperial College, But Anyone Interested In Chemistry And Its History, Or In Higher Education In The Sciences.
Автор: Scott Ann Название: William Richard Gowers 1845-1915 ISBN: 0199692319 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199692316 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 9055 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Sir William Richard Gowers was one of the pre-eminent clinical neurologists of the nineteenth century. Co-authored by one of Dr Gowers` descendents and two leading neurologists, this book is the definitive reference work on the life of one of the founding fathers of neurology.
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