Suffering In The Land Of Sunshine

Suffering In The Land Of Sunshine

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The history of medicine is much more than the story of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Seeking to understand the patient's perspective, historians scour the archives, searching for rare personal accounts. Bringing together a trove of more than 400 family letters by Charles Dwight Willard, Suffering in the Land of Sunshine provides a unique window into the experience of sickness. A Los Angeles civic leader at the turn of the twentieth century, Willard is well known to historians of the West, but exclusively for his public life as a booster and reformer. Willard's evocative story offers fresh insights into several critical issues, including how concepts of gender, class, and race shape patients' representations of their illness, how expectations of cure affect the illness experience, how different cultures constrain the coping strategies of the sick, and why robust health is such an exalted value in certain societies.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Emily K. Abel
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2006
File : 176 Pages
ISBN : 0813539013


Land Of Sunshine

Land Of Sunshine

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Most people equate Los Angeles with smog, sprawl, forty suburbs in search of a city-the great "what-not-to-do" of twentieth-century city building. But there's much more to LA's story than this shallow stereotype. History shows that Los Angeles was intensely, ubiquitously planned. The consequences of that planning-the environmental history of urbanism--is one place to turn for the more complex lessons LA has to offer. Working forward from ancient times and ancient ecologies to the very recent past, Land of Sunshine is a fascinating exploration of the environmental history of greater Los Angeles. Rather than rehearsing a litany of errors or insults against nature, rather than decrying the lost opportunities of "roads not taken," these essays, by nineteen leading geologists, ecologists, and historians, instead consider the changing dynamics both of the city and of nature. In the nineteenth century, for example, "density" was considered an evil, and reformers struggled mightily to move the working poor out to areas where better sanitation and flowers and parks "made life seem worth the living." We now call that vision "sprawl," and we struggle just as much to bring middle-class people back into the core of American cities. There's nothing natural, or inevitable, about such turns of events. It's only by paying very close attention to the ways metropolitan nature has been constructed and construed that meaningful lessons can be drawn. History matters. So here are the plants and animals of the Los Angeles basin, its rivers and watersheds. Here are the landscapes of fact and fantasy, the historical actors, events, and circumstances that have proved transformative over and over again. The result is a nuanced and rich portrait of Los Angeles that will serve planners, communities, and environmentalists as they look to the past for clues, if not blueprints, for enhancing the quality and viability of cities.

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Genre : History
Author by : William Deverell
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
Release : 2006-06-30
File : 350 Pages
ISBN : 0822959399


Sick And Tired

Sick And Tired

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Medicine finally has discovered fatigue. Recent articles about various diseases conclude that fatigue has been underrecognized, underdiagnosed, and undertreated. Scholars in the social sciences and humanities have also ignored the phenomenon. As a result, we know little about what it means to live with this condition, especially given its diverse symptoms and causes. Emily K. Abel offers the first history of fatigue, one that is scrupulously researched but also informed by her own experiences as a cancer survivor. Abel reveals how the limits of medicine and the American cultural emphasis on productivity intersect to stigmatize those with fatigue. Without an agreed-upon approach to confirm the problem through medical diagnosis, it is difficult to convince others that it is real. When fatigue limits our ability to work, our society sees us as burdens or worse. With her engaging and informative style, Abel gives us a synthetic history of fatigue and elucidates how it has been ignored or misunderstood, not only by medical professionals but also by American society as a whole.

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Genre : History
Author by : Emily K. Abel
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 2021-03-19
File : 206 Pages
ISBN : 9781469661797


The Frontier Of Leisure

The Frontier Of Leisure

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Southern California has long been promoted as the playground of the world, the home of resort-style living, backyard swimming pools, and year-round suntans. Tracing the history of Southern California from the late nineteenth century through the late twentieth century, The Frontier of Leisure reveals how this region did much more than just create lavish resorts like Santa Catalina Island and Palm Springs--it literally remade American attitudes towards leisure. Lawrence Culver shows how this "culture of leisure" gradually took hold with an increasingly broad group of Americans, and ultimately manifested itself in suburban developments throughout the Sunbelt and across the United States. He further shows that as Southern Californians promoted resort-style living, they also encouraged people to turn inward, away from public spaces and toward their private homes and communities. Impressively researched, a fascinating and lively read, this finely nuanced history connects Southern Californian recreation and leisure to larger historical themes, including regional development, architecture and urban planning, race relations, Indian policy, politics, suburbanization, and changing perceptions of nature.

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Genre : History
Author by : Lawrence Culver
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2010-09-14
File : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780199700035


Oah Annual Meeting

Oah Annual Meeting

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Genre : Historians
Author by : Organization of American Historians. Meeting
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Release : 2007
File : Pages
ISBN : IND:30000111022061


Program Of The Annual Meeting

Program Of The Annual Meeting

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Genre : Historians
Author by : Organization of American Historians. Meeting
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Release : 2007
File : Pages
ISBN : UCSC:32106020343247


Out West

Out West

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Includes reports, etc., of the Southwest Society of the Archaeological Institutes of America.

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Genre : Pacific States
Author by :
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Release : 1894
File : Pages
ISBN : SRLF:D0000576884


Blackwood S Edinburgh Magazine

Blackwood S Edinburgh Magazine

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Release : 1888
File : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015028028325


Mau Mau Memoirs

Mau Mau Memoirs

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This study of 13 personal accounts of the Mau Mau revolt by Kenyans, demonstrates that these memoirs serve to refute both the British version of the revolt and that of the leaders of the independent Kenyan state. It also points to the importance of Mau Mau in the making of modern Kenya.

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Genre : History
Author by : Marshall S. Clough
Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
Release : 1998
File : 283 Pages
ISBN : 1555875378


The History Of The Suffering Of The Church Of Scotland From The Restoration To The Revolution

The History Of The Suffering Of The Church Of Scotland From The Restoration To The Revolution

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Genre : Scotland
Author by : Robert Wodrow
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Release : 1832
File : Pages
ISBN : MINN:31951002082628T