A Government by the People

Direct Democracy in America, 1890-1940

Author: Thomas Goebel

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807860182

Category: History

Page: 320

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Between 1898 and 1918, many American states introduced the initiative, referendum, and recall--known collectively as direct democracy. Most interpreters have seen the motives for these reform measures as purely political, but Thomas Goebel demonstrates that the call for direct democracy was deeply rooted in antimonopoly sentiment. Frustrated with the governmental corruption and favoritism that facilitated the rise of monopolies, advocates of direct democracy aimed to check the influence of legislative bodies and directly empower the people to pass laws and abolish trusts. But direct democracy failed to achieve its promises: corporations and trusts continued to flourish, voter turnout rates did not increase, and interest groups grew stronger. By the 1930s, it was clear that direct democracy favored large organizations with the financial and organizational resources to fund increasingly expensive campaigns. Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of direct democracy, particularly in California, where ballot questions and propositions have addressed such volatile issues as gay rights and affirmative action. In this context, Goebel's analysis of direct democracy's history, evolution, and ultimate unsuitability as a grassroots tool is particularly timely.
Posted in History

Transatlantic Social Politics


Author: Daniel Scroop,Andrew Heath

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137470968

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 7139

This collection, comprising essays by an array of scholars from Europe and the United States, offers a new look at transatlantic political activity since 1800. It reperiodizes transatlantic politics to include early and mid-19th and post-1945 eras, while showing the ideological heterogeneity of transatlantic political exchange
Posted in History

American Religious Liberalism

Author: Leigh Eric Schmidt,Sally M. Promey

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253002168

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 3982

Religious liberalism in America has often been equated with an ecumenical Protestant establishment. By contrast, American Religious Liberalism draws attention to the broad diversity of liberal cultures that shapes America's religious movements. The essays gathered here push beyond familiar tropes and boundaries to interrogate religious liberalism's dense cultural leanings by looking at spirituality in the arts, the politics and piety of religious cosmopolitanism, and the interaction between liberal religion and liberal secularism. Readers will find a kaleidoscopic view of many of the progressive strands of America's religious past and present in this richly provocative volume.
Posted in Religion

The Agony of the American Left

Author: Christopher Lasch

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307830500

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Five long essays by an American historian, the author of The New Radicalism in America (1965). Under the rubric of "the collapse of mass-based radical movements," Lasch examines the decline of populism, the disintegration of the American socialist party, and the weaknesses of black nationalism. Also included is a history of the Congress for Cultural Freedom and a discussion of the '60's revival of ideological controversy.
Posted in Political Science

Encyclopedia of American Literature

Author: EPUB 2-3

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140770


Page: N.A

View: 6709

Four volumes present a comprehensive reference guide to American literature from the colonial period through the present.
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Restless Souls

The Making of American Spirituality

Author: Leigh Eric Schmidt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520954114

Category: Religion

Page: 360

View: 4168

Yoga classes and Zen meditation, New-Age retreats and nature mysticism—all are part of an ongoing religious experimentation that has surprisingly deep roots in American history. Tracing out the country’s Transcendentalist and cosmopolitan religious impulses over the last two centuries, Restless Souls explores America’s abiding romance with spirituality as religion’s better half. Now in its second edition, including a new preface, Leigh Eric Schmidt's fascinating book provides a rich account of how this open-road spirituality developed in American culture in the first place as well as a sweeping survey of the liberal religious movements that touted it and ensured its continued vitality.
Posted in Religion


die Politik der Sozialreform, 1870-1945

Author: Daniel T. Rodgers

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: 645

View: 5383

Posted in Europe

Juvenile Reform in the Progressive Era

William R. George and the Junior Republic Movement

Author: Jack M. Holl

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 348

View: 4223

Posted in Political Science

Muckraking and the Progressive Movement

The Interaction of Journalism and Society, 1902-1911

Author: Mark Neuzil Riley

Publisher: N.A



Page: 548

View: 1412

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Progressivism and Muckraking

Author: Louis Filler

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 200

View: 1136

Posted in History

Punish and Critique

Towards a Feminist Analysis of Penality

Author: Adrian Howe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134941323

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 4219

Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Political economies of punishment 2. 'New histories of punishment regimes 3. The Foucault Effect: from penology to penality 4. Feminist analytical approaches to women's imprisonment 5. Postmodern feminism and the question of penalty 6. Towards a postmodern penal politic? Bibliography
Posted in Social Science

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan . . . and Beyond

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231507577

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

View: 985

This classic of film criticism, long considered invaluable for its eloquent study of a problematic period in film history, is now substantially updated and revised by the author to include chapters beyond the Reagan era and into the twenty-first century. For the new edition, Robin Wood has written a substantial new preface that explores the interesting double context within which the book can be read-that in which it was written and that in which we find ourselves today. Among the other additions to this new edition are a celebration of modern "screwball" comedies like My Best Friend's Wedding, and an analysis of '90s American and Canadian teen movies in the vein of American Pie, Can't Hardly Wait, and Rollercoaster. Also included are a chapter on Hollywood today that looks at David Fincher and Jim Jarmusch (among others) and an illuminating essay on Day of the Dead.
Posted in Performing Arts

A Very Different Age

Americans of the Progressive Era

Author: Steven J. Diner

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9781429927611

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5143

The early twentieth century was a time of technological revolution in the United States. New inventions and corporations were transforming the economic landscape, bringing a stunning array of consumer goods, millions of additional jobs, and ever more wealth. Steven J. Diner draws on the rich scholarship of recent social history to show how these changes affected Americans of all backgrounds and walks of life, and in doing so offers a striking new interpretation of a crucial epoch in our history.
Posted in History

International Woman Suffrage: October 1918-September 1920

Author: Sybil Oldfield

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415257404

Category: Women

Page: 416

View: 9817

As the monthly periodical of the early twentieth century women's movement, "International Woman Suffrage" (originally "Ius Suffragii") was read by the leading figures of the suffrage movement in more than thirty countries. Featuring an in-depth introduction to the material and its social and historical context, this four-volume set reprints eight years of the journal, making this rare resource available to students and researchers in a variety of disciplines. In addition to women's fight for the vote, "International Woman Suffrage 1913-1920" covered such highly controversial topics as the age of consent for girls, alcohol control, education of girls, new employment openings for women, divorce law reform, health insurance for mothers, maternity benefits, minimum wages, prostitution, women medical workers, women police, women politicians, and other subjects of debate. Truly global for its time, issues included articles by women from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, British India, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Rumania, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA.
Posted in Women

Treatment Systems Overview

Author: Richard Muscat

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287169303

Category: Medical

Page: 345

View: 1972

In an effort to make knowledge available about how treatment systems for drug users are organised in different countries, and to facilitate bi- and multilateral co-operation and research, this publication presents an overview of the treatment systems of 22 of the 35 Pompidou Group member countries. In most of Europe, The focus of drug treatment in the 1980s and 1990s was on heroin And The introduction of substitution treatment. However, a shift to cater for polydrug use is now taking place across Europe. The diversity of treatment systems reflects the complexity of the local legal, political, economic and cultural context of drug problems. This source of good practices for making treatment accessible and available will be useful not only for policy makers and practitioners, but also for user groups, researchers And The wider public as well
Posted in Medical

Sayles Talk

New Perspectives on Independent Filmmaker John Sayles

Author: Diane Carson,Heidi Kenaga

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814331552

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 285

View: 4396

The first collection of original essays on the work of writer-director John Sayles, this book addresses the full range of his films from a variety of critical viewpoints.
Posted in Performing Arts

Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology E-Book

Author: Edward C. Klatt,Vinay Kumar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145570380X

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 2319

This easy-to-use new edition of Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology helps you effectively master the most important principles and facts in pathology. More than 1,100 questions—many new to this edition—reinforce the fundamentals of gross and microscopic pathology as well as the latest findings in molecular biology and genetics. Based on two of the best-selling, most authoritative pathology textbooks—Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th Edition and Basic Pathology, 8th Edition—Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology, 3rd Edition is an ideal aid for coursework, self-assessment, and examinations, including the USMLE Step 1 examination in pathology. Offers questions in the clinical vignette style, emphasizing problem solving over rote memorization. Presented in both single-best-answer and extended-matching formats, they reflect levels of difficulty that prepare you for examinations. Provides an answer and a detailed explanation for every question at the end of each chapter. Includes page references and a parallel organization to both Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease and Robbins Basic Pathology, making additional information easy to locate. Presents correlative laboratory, radiologic, and physical diagnostic data to enhance your understanding of pathophysiology and integrate pathology with other medical disciplines. Uses numerous full-color illustrations to test your diagnostic skills. Delivers a final comprehensive exam of 50 questions on random exam topics that mimic the USMLE Step 1. Features new questions that reflect today’s hot topics in pathology, keeping you up to date. Includes many new illustrations to enhance visual guidance. Uses a new chapter arrangement to conform to the new Table of Contents in Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th Edition, for easier cross referencing.
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