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The AthenaeumMore Than Just Another London Club

The Athenaeum: More Than Just Another London Club

Michael Wheeler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300246773
eISBN:
9780300256338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300246773.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

When it was founded in 1824, the Athenæum broke the mold. Unlike in other preeminent clubs, its members were chosen on the basis of their achievements rather than on their background or political ... More

Peak PursuitsThe Emergence of Mountaineering in the Nineteenth Century

Peak Pursuits: The Emergence of Mountaineering in the Nineteenth Century

Caroline Schaumann

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300231946
eISBN:
9780300252828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300231946.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

European forays to mountain summits began in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries with the search for plants and minerals and the study of geology and glaciers. Yet scientists were soon ... More

The Warm SouthHow the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination

The Warm South: How the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination

Robert Holland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300235920
eISBN:
9780300240870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235920.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Ever since the age of the Grand Tour in the eighteenth century, the Mediterranean has had a significant pull for Britons — including many painters and poets — who sought from it the inspiration, ... More

Heroic Failure and the British

Heroic Failure and the British

Stephanie Barczewski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300180060
eISBN:
9780300186819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180060.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

From the Charge of the Light Brigade to Scott of the Antarctic and beyond, it seems as if glorious disaster and valiant defeat have been essential aspects of the British national character for the ... More

G.I. MessiahsSoldiering, War, and American Civil Religion

G.I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion

Jonathan H Ebel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300176704
eISBN:
9780300216356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176704.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

G.I. Messiahs examines soldier veneration in twentieth- and twenty-first century America and argues that soldiers are the theological center of American civil religion. This book also recognizes that ... More

WeimarFrom Enlightenment to the Present

Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Michael H Kater

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300170566
eISBN:
9780300210101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170566.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book chronicles the rise and fall of one of Germany's most iconic cities in this history of Weimar. Weimar was a centre of the arts during the Enlightenment and hence the cradle of German ... More

Female AlliancesGender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

Amanda E. Herbert

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300177404
eISBN:
9780300199253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300177404.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, cultural, economic, and political changes, as well as increased geographic mobility, placed strains upon British society. But by cultivating ... More

According to Our HeartsRhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family

According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family

Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300166828
eISBN:
9780300166880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300166828.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book looks at what it means to be a multiracial couple in the United States today. It begins with a look back at a 1925 case in which a two-month marriage ends with a man suing his wife for ... More

The Global Spread of Fertility DeclinePopulation, Fear, and Uncertainty

The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: Population, Fear, and Uncertainty

Jay Winter and Michael Teitelbaum

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139068
eISBN:
9780300195323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139068.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The world's population has grown by five billion people over the past century, an astounding 300 percent increase. Yet it is actually the decline in family size and population growth that is the ... More

Return from the Natives

Return from the Natives

Peter Mandler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187854
eISBN:
9780300189704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187854.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Celebrated anthropologist Margaret Mead, who studied sex in Samoa and child-rearing in New Guinea in the 1920s and 1930s, was determined to show that anthropology could tackle the psychology of the ... More

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