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Published: 10 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374923-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7492-3
... two court cases, the East L.A. Thirteen and the Biltmore Six, arguing that the defense strategy "unmapped" California's geography of racial segregation and class exclusion in order to regraph the geo of the Southwest as the political space of belonging for Mexican Americans and other disempowered...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391661-022
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9166-1
... rates and opened the Rendezvous, a daytime dance hall, from noon to six p.m., with $1 luncheons. It flourished, even if at the expense of his customers’ afternoon work habits and obligations. Evening diners filled the even more attractive Biltmore Bowl (capacity one thousand guests), which at opening...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384915-049
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8491-5
... Hershey Cuban Railway to see the Hershey Mill and Model Town, where pleasant nights at the Hershey Hotel cost six dollars a day, American Plan. Tourists who enjoyed Havana’s nightlife did so courtesyof Frank Steinhart’s Light and Power Company, and they saw the sights from the cars of Stein- hart’s...
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386766-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8676-6
... authorized "collective responsibility, II he complained. ''All of the six hundred thousand settlers could be hanged for a crime committed by one person."8l Yaacov Shapira, another future minister of justice in Israel, said the regulations led to a situation "unparalleled in any civilized coun...
Published: 05 June 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393917-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9391-7
... Sunday morning March 16th about 7:00 a.m. and went to the hotel. There, at the foot of the marble stairway, were two cutouts about four feet in height representing Town Criers across which in large letters was the greeting “Welcome to Roxy and His Gang.” In the morning a delegation of six men...
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By William Lanier Hunt
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378778-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7877-8
... of the other. At this time of the year, the six-inch fronds of ebony spleenwort (Asplenium platyneuron) that have grown up amongst a patch of my tiny cyclamens create something unreal for delicate beauty. I simply have to stand and drink it in. In a few more weeks, the ivy-like leaves...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396673-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9667-3
... 244 I Came, I Saw, I Conga'd Claus Mambo," a "Jingle Bells Mambo," and a "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Mambo By the latter part of 1954, the whole country had fallen under the Afro• Cuban spell of the mambo. That fall, Tico Records organized "Mambo U.S.A a fifty-six-city tour that took the...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398455-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9845-5
... government service, the School of Forestry more '-f> or less marked time during the war. Of the nineteen persons enrolled in September, 1941, only six were able to remain in school and receive the master of forestry degree, and only one person received the doctorate in forestry. Enrollments shrank...
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By William Lanier Hunt
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378778-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7877-8
... good place for this valuable plant. I brought home seeds from a corm of hederifolium over ninety years old back in 1954. The corms from these seeds are today six and eight inches across. They produce more than a hundred little violet-like flowers each year between mid-June and mid-November...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373971-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7397-1
... accident on the Hudson River in 1852 when he was only thirty-­six years old. ­After his death, Downing’s friend Alexander Jackson Davis continued his campaign for rural living; Davis helped to build several large country estates in rustic settings (Burrows and Wallace 1999: 718). A group of...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391661-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9166-1
... strike to the relief of all.∞ () Patrons had booked solid the Agua Caliente Hotel six weeks before the track opened. To accommodate the overflow, fifteen Pullman sleepers oc- cupied tracks at the resort’s train station. San Diego’s downtown hotels were full, as was...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379461-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7946-1
... During the coming year, six leaders in education and the arts, as well as dreamers such as Buckminster Fuller and scientists such as Dr. William o. Baker, the head of research at Bell Labs, came to call. Before his session at the mansion, Dr. Edward Higbee, an expert in the relationship...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392620-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9262-0
... discrimination in Los Angeles and, by extension, the United States as a whole. Inspiration for the story was close at hand. During the spring of 1940, the head of the Los Angeles branch of the Urban League, Floyd Coving- ton, had been refused service at one of the city’s most celebrated venues, the Biltmore...
Published: 16 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386100-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8610-0
... portion of money to help them. Then they would fix food and carry to the house . . . Won’t no insurance or nothing. So di√erent ones would pitch in and help them After marrying at seventeen in 1927, Fenner and her husband sharecropped on one farm thirty-four years. Par- ents of six schoolchildren, they...
Published: 01 September 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394167-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9416-7
... their doors to classes. The MPPda estimated that over six hundred thousand students saw these films over two years, a sizable audience given that this program was essentially exploratory by design. Still, general distribution would require the ability to handle much larger numbers.19 Too...
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387695-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8769-5
... section alerted readers that students at the six Atlanta University Center schools had joined their ‘‘hearts, minds, and bodies in the cause of gaining those rights which are inherently ours as members of the human race and as citizens of the United States In pledging their ‘‘un...
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By Suzanne Lacy
Published: 03 August 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391227-036
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9122-7
... copyeditor. uzanne1 S Lacy, “Prostitution Notes” (1974), chapter 1 in this volume; first published in Veiled Histories: The Body, Place, and Public Art, ed. Anna Novakov (New York: Critical Press, 1997). 2 Suzanne Lacy was born in 1945 in Wasco (a city of six thousand inhabitants in cen...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373971-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7397-1
... France for six years, was enthralled by the forests of Fontaine- bleau and the ­Grand Duchy of Baden; Blooming Grove was modeled on Eu­ro­ pean forests of this nature. The conservation idea of sustainable yield was at the core of Blooming Grove’s operations. The found­ers envisioned “a ­grand park or...
Published: 01 January 2006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8769-5
... section alerted readers that students at the six Atlanta University Center schools had joined their ‘‘hearts, minds, and bodies in the cause of gaining those rights which are inherently ours as members of the human race and as citizens of the United States In pledging their ‘‘un...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398325-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9832-5
... CHAPTER SIX • Gold Braid and Striped Pants: The Culture of Foreign Relations in the Dominican Republic Two cultural spheres characterized foreign relations with the United...