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Pearson, Susan - - 2008
This article examines the origins and development of a common but little-studied form of nineteenth-century popular culture: the baby contest. Though contests were widely popular, they were also controversial. Fans of baby shows saw them as an expression of domesticity and maternal love, while critics of the shows argued that ...
Rhyne, J.Michael - - 2008
Documents compiled by Freedman's Bureau agents in Kentucky's Bluegrass Region clearly reveal open hostility on the part of white residents to black freedom. Bands of white supremacists pillaged black homes, murdered black community leaders, and violently resisted federal efforts to intercede on behalf of freed people. Yet non-lethal violence, particularly ...
Stearns, Peter - - 2008
The comparison of two university massacres, at the University of Texas and Virginia Tech, at a roughly forty-year interval, allows a focused historical inquiry. Changes in media but also public emotional standards created quite different reactions to mass killings, particularly in terms of public grief, memorialization, and efforts to compensate. ...
Keetley, Dawn - - 2008
This essay argues that in the sensational 1859 trial of Daniel Sickles for the murder of his wife's lover, Philip Barton Key, jealousy appeared, for the first time, as a normative masculine emotion and as instinct--as, moreover, integral to marital love and as a legitimate explanation for domestic violence. Although ...
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Myers, Carole - - 2008
Scott, Diane - - 2008
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Adkins, Sharon - - 2008
Payne, Kate - - 2008
Acred-Natelson, Laurie - - 2008
Arnett, Jerome C., - - 2008
Poliner, Lawrence - - 2008
Jackson, Michael - - 2008
Robinson, Arthur - - 2008
Rosenwasser, Tamzin - - 2008
Miller, Clifford - - 2008
Lemonick, David - - 2008
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