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After RedliningThe Urban Reinvestment Movement in the Era of Financial Deregulation

After Redlining: The Urban Reinvestment Movement in the Era of Financial Deregulation

Rebecca K. Marchiel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226723648
eISBN:
9780226723785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723785.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After Redlining explains the changed relationship between urbanites and their banks during the last third of the twentieth century, and argues that an urban social movement drove the change. In so ... More

Blood RelationsTransfusion and the Making of Human Genetics

Blood Relations: Transfusion and the Making of Human Genetics

Jenny Bangham

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226739977
eISBN:
9780226740171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740171.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Blood Relations explores the relationships between mid-century blood transfusion and the development of human genetics. It focuses on Britain, which established its first national transfusion service ... More

Catastrophic ThinkingExtinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene

Catastrophic Thinking: Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene

David Sepkoski

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226348612
eISBN:
9780226354613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354613.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

We live in an age in which we are repeatedly reminded—by scientists, by the media, by popular culture—of the looming threat of mass extinction. We’re told that human activity is currently producing a ... More

Diet for a Large PlanetIndustrial Britain, Food Systems, and World Ecology

Diet for a Large Planet: Industrial Britain, Food Systems, and World Ecology

Chris Otter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226697109
eISBN:
9780226705965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705965.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book provides a history of the causes, experiences, and consequences of Britain's post-1750 shift to a diet rich in meat, wheat, and sugar. The origins of this shift lay in Britain's ... More

Excavating the Memory PalaceArts of Visualization from the Agora to the Computer

Excavating the Memory Palace: Arts of Visualization from the Agora to the Computer

Seth Long

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226695143
eISBN:
9780226695310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226695310.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

With the prevalence of smartphones, massive data storage, and search engines, we might think of today as the height of the information age. In reality, every era has faced its own challenges of ... More

Forbidden KnowledgeMedicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy

Forbidden Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy

Hannah Marcus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226736587
eISBN:
9780226736617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736617.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Forbidden Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy examines the Catholic censorship of medical books to reevaluate the classic narrative of a Galilean struggle between faith ... More

Making Spirit MatterNeurology, Psychology, and Selfhood in Modern France

Making Spirit Matter: Neurology, Psychology, and Selfhood in Modern France

Larry Sommer McGrath

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226699790
eISBN:
9780226699967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226699967.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The connection between mind and brain has been one of the most persistent problems in modern Western thought; even recent advances in neuroscience haven’t been able to solve it satisfactorily. ... More

Nature's MirrorHow Taxidermists Shaped America's Natural History Museums and Saved Endangered Species

Nature's Mirror: How Taxidermists Shaped America's Natural History Museums and Saved Endangered Species

Mary Anne Andrei

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226730318
eISBN:
9780226730455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730455.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The taxidermists who mounted specimens and created educational exhibits for America’s natural history museums, zoos, and aquaria of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries were also among ... More

The Poison TrialsWonder Drugs, Experiment, and the Battle for Authority in Renaissance Science

The Poison Trials: Wonder Drugs, Experiment, and the Battle for Authority in Renaissance Science

Alisha Rankin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226744711
eISBN:
9780226744995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226744995.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the sixteenth century, a series of dramatic medical experiments on human subjects took place at the princely courts of Europe. Under the watch of learned physicians, condemned criminals would take ... More

Power and TimeTemporalities in Conflict and the Making of History

Power and Time: Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History

Dan Edelstein, Stefanos Geroulanos, and Natasha Wheatley (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226481623
eISBN:
9780226706016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706016.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Time is the backdrop of historical inquiry, yet it is much more than a featureless setting for events. Different temporalities interact dynamically; sometimes they coexist tensely, sometimes they ... More

Pragmatism's EvolutionOrganism and Environment in American Philosophy

Pragmatism's Evolution: Organism and Environment in American Philosophy

Trevor Pearce

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226719887
eISBN:
9780226720081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720081.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book argues that pragmatism—the most famous movement in American philosophy in the early 1900s—was the outgrowth of a rich conversation between late nineteenth-century philosophers, biologists, ... More

The Province of AfflictionIllness and the Making of Early New England

The Province of Affliction: Illness and the Making of Early New England

Ben Mutschler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226714424
eISBN:
9780226714561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226714561.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Province of Affliction explores the surprising roles that illness played in shaping the foundations of New England society and government from the late seventeenth century through the early ... More

A Rainbow PalateHow Chemical Dyes Changed the West's Relationship with Food

A Rainbow Palate: How Chemical Dyes Changed the West's Relationship with Food

Carolyn Cobbold

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226727059
eISBN:
9780226727196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226727196.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Aniline and azo dyes were the first of many new chemical substances synthesised in the nineteenth century from coal tar. Manufactured for use as textile dyes, they soon began to be added to food, ... More

Shaping ScienceOrganizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA's Teams

Shaping Science: Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA's Teams

Janet Vertesi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226691084
eISBN:
9780226691114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226691114.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In Shaping Science, Janet Vertesi draws on a decade of immersive ethnography with NASA’s robotic spacecraft teams to create a comparative account of two great space missions of the early 2000s. ... More

Steam CityRailroads, Urban Space, and Corporate Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Baltimore

Steam City: Railroads, Urban Space, and Corporate Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Baltimore

David Schley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226720258
eISBN:
9780226720395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720395.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Historians have identified nineteenth-century railroads as both the engines of and models for industrial, corporate capitalism, but at the dawn of the railroad age, a very different vision prevailed. ... More

Sun Ra's ChicagoAfrofuturism and the City

Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

William Sites

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226732077
eISBN:
9780226732244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226732244.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The emergence of Sun Ra and his Arkestra in 1950s Chicago is seen today as a foundational moment for Afrofuturist modes of cultural expression. Sun Ra's Chicago investigates how the bandleader's ... More

The Transmutations of ChymistryWilhelm Homberg and the Académie Royale des Sciences

The Transmutations of Chymistry: Wilhelm Homberg and the Académie Royale des Sciences

Lawrence M. Principe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226700786
eISBN:
9780226700816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226700816.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the practice, content, and transformations of chemistry in the period 1660-1730 by examining the life and work of Wilhelm Homberg (1653-1715) and status of chymistry at the ... More

Urban LowlandsA History of Neighborhoods, Poverty, and Planning

Urban Lowlands: A History of Neighborhoods, Poverty, and Planning

Steven T. Moga

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226710532
eISBN:
9780226710679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226710679.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Ideas of neighborhood and community animate the study of the American city. Urban Lowlands is a comparative history of four low-lying neighborhoods: Harlem Flats in New York City; Black Bottom in ... More

The Weimar Origins of Rhetorical Inquiry

The Weimar Origins of Rhetorical Inquiry

David L. Marshall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226722214
eISBN:
9780226722351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226722351.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Weimar Origins of Rhetorical Inquiry is an intellectual history of German thought centered on the 1920s. The book proceeds from a hypothesis that several major initiatives from the period can be ... More

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