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Making Citizens in Argentina

Subjects: Citizenship--Argentina--HistoryHISTORY / General; HISTORY / Latin America / South America

  • Abstract: Making Citizens in Argentina charts the evolving meanings of citizenship in Argentina from the 1880s to the 1980s. Against the backdrop of immigration, science, race, ...

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The Slide : Leyland, Bonds, and the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates

Subjects: SPORTS & RECREATION / General; SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History

  • Abstract: In the deciding game of the 1992 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered the most dramatic and devastating loss in ...

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Old Age, New Science : Gerontologists and Their Biosocial Visions, 1900-1960

Subjects: Aging--Social aspects--History--20th century; Gerontology--History--20th century; Social gerontology--History--20th centurySCIENCE / General; MEDICAL / Geriatrics; SCIENCE / History

  • Abstract: Between 1870 and 1940, life expectancy in the United States skyrocketed while the percentage of senior citizens age sixty-five and older more than doubled—a phenomenon owed ...

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Crossing Borders : Modernity, Ideology, and Culture in Russia and the Soviet Union

Subjects: Political culture--Soviet Union--History; Ideology--Soviet Union--History; Transnationalism--Political aspects--Soviet Union--HistoryHISTORY / General; HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union

  • Abstract: Crossing Borders deconstructs contemporary theories of Soviet history from the revolution through the Stalin period, and offers new interpretations based on a transnational perspective. To ...

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London : Water and the Making of the Modern City

Subjects: Water resources development--England--London--History; Water-supply--England--London--HistoryHISTORY / General; HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / General; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply

  • Abstract: As people crowded into British cities in the nineteenth century, industrial and biological waste byproducts and then epidemic followed. Britons died by the thousands in ...

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