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Young, Marilyn B.

Works: 18 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 39 library holdings
Genres: Sources  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS557.7, 959.7043
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Creating a Cold War at home: Electoral reform, anti-Communism, and the struggle to define democracy in New York City, 1935--1947 by Daniel O Prosterman( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
In 1936, New York City voters approved a radical change in local government. By a margin of nearly two to one, they chose to replace the corrupt Board of Aldermen with a City Council to be elected using proportional representation (PR). Rather than traditional winner-take-all elections between two candidates representing two political parties, PR mandated that candidates be nominated by popular petition instead of by party bosses, allowed voters to rank candidates on their ballots, and guaranteed victory to anyone polling more than 75,000 votes. This system soon threatened Democratic and Republican political hegemony by enabling the election of the most third-party representatives in the city's history. Two coalitions formed over the issue of PR, with both sides framing the system's fate as crucial to the survival of democracy amid a growing global struggle against totalitarianism. Following several unsuccessful repeal attempts, the election of two Communists spurred a groundswell of red-baiting that ultimately led to PR's abolition in 1947
Reproducing Citizens through U.S. Militarism: Amerasians and Descent-Based Membership by Diana H Yoon( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This dissertation argues that the nexus of these expansionist and exclusionary processes is integral to the reproduction of citizens and citizenship practices. The interests and values guiding the deployment of U.S. military power in foreign affairs manifest in exclusionary criteria for determining who is and is not entitled to the status of citizenship. Through an analysis of the multiple sites of legality through which the citizenship status of children born to Vietnamese women and American military personnel was determined--legislative, administrative, and juridical--this dissertation demonstrates the interdependent relationship between the legal status of citizenship and the practices through which subjects of citizenship are produced
Women in China ( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Lost in the Desert : Lawrence and the Theory and Practice of Counterinsurgency by Marilyn B Young( Article )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Vietnam and America : a documentary history by Marilyn B Young( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"The Same Struggle for Liberty" : Korea and Vietnam by Marilyn B Young( Article )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Visions of Political Islam and the American Military Presence in the Middle East---From Carter to Reagan by Ezra Davidson( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
My approach re-focuses attention on the important ways in which the US increased its direct military role abroad during an era often analyzed through the lens of the Reagan Doctrine's reliance on proxies. By establishing that American plans for a military presence predated the Iranian Revolution and Soviet invasion, and that they were aimed more at containing local states than the Soviet Union, my dissertation suggests new ways to understand the "Second Cold War" of the 1980s, and American Cold War foreign policy in general
To save China, to save ourselves : the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York by Renqiu Yu( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This study documents and analyzes the experiences of the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York (CHLA), 1930s-1950s. It examines the CHLA experiences in broad historical context and presents CHLA members' own reflections on their experiences. It finds that this group of Chinese laundrymen did not passively put up with the conditions that forced their isolation in the American society; rather, they had made persistent efforts to improve their status. Their slogan, "To Save China, To Save Ourselves," summarized their desires and efforts to change their situation
The Vietnam War : a history in documents by Marilyn Blatt Young( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Provides a social and political context for the Vietnam War, with little coverage of the actual fighting. Focuses on the official documents, speeches, quotes, media commentary, and memoirs that trace the history of French, and later, American involvements in Southeast Asia
Nine clouds: A social history of New York City Nikkei, volume 1, 1900--1940 by Daniel H Inouye( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This work examines the question of why an ethnic Japanese community with identifiable physical boundaries did not form in New York City between the late 19th Century and 1940. The work contends that New York's position as the American center of international trade, finance, and the literary and cultural arts attracted a diversity of highly-educated ethnic Japanese residents who formed five micro communities based upon a melding of Eastern and Western class and status concepts. The micro communities were part of a four-tiered social hierarchy and a separate student sphere. The class- and status-based community structure challenges the prevalent view that ethnicity and culture were the foremost factors in the formation and development of social relations within Issei and Nisei communities on the American mainland
Rhetoric & empire : American China Policy, 1895-1901 by Marilyn B Young( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Cairo Conference : a turning point in Sino-American relations by Ronald Heiferman( file )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Cairo Conference (November 22-26, 1943) marked an important turning point in Sino-American relations during World War II. Chiang K'ai-shek and Franklin D. Roosevelt met face-to-face for the first time at Cairo, taking each other's measure and trying to reconcile critical differences of opinion which strained Sino-American relations. Before their meeting in Cairo, both Chiang and Roosevelt relied on surrogates to conduct Sino-American relations, preferring to bypass normal diplomatic channels in favor of what might be called private diplomacy. Such private diplomatic efforts complicated an already difficult situation by pitting the professional diplomatic and military establishments in both China and the United States against the personal favorites of the President and the Generalissimo. At best, the results of this kind of diplomacy were mixed as both Chiang and Roosevelt were to learn at Cairo
Chiang Kai-Shek and the Northern expedition by Tsong-yao Chen( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975) may be remembered for the four major tasks he accomplished during his life time--the Northern Expedition, the war against the Japanese, the struggle against Communism, and building Taiwan into a vital economy. Nevertheless, the impact of these feats has yet to be determined through an historical prism. In other words, the Chinese saying "Only when a person passes away, his merits and demerits can be established (kai-kuan lun-ting)" is not applicable to him
Fueling the Cold War: Oil, Economic Development, and Mass Consumption in Postwar Italy and the Mediterranean, 1945-1969 by Elisabetta Bini( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
By analyzing the role ENI had in promoting mass motorization in postwar Italy, the dissertation examines the ways in which ENI appropriated U.S. and European definitions of the meaning of mass consumption, and how in turn it relied on national understandings of citizenship, social and economic rights. It departs from a strictly transatlantic framework of analysis, and looks at the building of gas stations, motels and tourist resorts in Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, which transformed ENI into a promoter of motorization and tourism on the two sides of the Mediterranean
A woman's history : the family law reform in Korea, 1948-1991 by Ji-Young Oh( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This study describes and analyzes the process of change in Korean public policy toward the status of women in the family. Through a series of reform statues since the liberation from the Japanese rule in 1945, the Korean women's status has greatly been altered by official values regarding the rights and responsibilities of women under the family law. The main changes in the Korean women's legal status have occurred along with the historical vicissitudes of the Korean society itself. These changes in public policy happened gradually and are still going on
Holding up more than half the sky : a history of women garment workers in New York's Chinatown, 1948-1991 by Xiaolan Bao( file )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Since 1970, New York City has become the largest Chinese settlement in the United States and New York's Chinatown has emerged as the largest production center for the women's garment industry in New York City, the city's most important manufacturing industry. Women constitute over 85% of the work force and over 70% of the adult female population of the Chinese community work in the Chinatown garment industry. This high rate of women's labor participation has not only revitalized the economy of the Chinese community, but also reshaped its culture in the post war era
Every day was a battle : liberal anticommunism in cold war New York, 1944-1956 by Daniel J Link( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This dissertation examines the impact of the post-World War II red scare on New York City, and particularly the influence of liberal anticommunism on the city's political culture. During the early Cold War, liberal anticommunists became influential in shaping New York's political order by creating the Liberal Party. Formed by a group of Jewish labor leaders, the Liberal Party drew on their influence and experience, gained from years of actively fighting against Communists within the city's labor unions, to realign the city's dominant political ideology away from the progressive spirit of the Popular Front, and toward a more moderate liberalism. This dissertation uses the Liberal Party as a lens through which to understand the ideology of liberal anticommunists, their influence on New York's political culture, and the role they played in the red scare as it developed in New York and nationally. The influence of liberal anticommunists on the political culture of the United States during the Cold War has garnered scant attention from historians, who have focused primarily on conservatives. The actions of liberal anticommunists in New York reflected a national development among liberals. Throughout the early Cold War, liberals around the country moved to distance themselves from Communists and their allies. Some liberals were motivated by a sincere ideological antipathy toward Communism, but overall they had a shrewd understanding that if radicals could be displaced from the political power they had enjoyed during the Popular Front, liberals would be the beneficiaries
The interaction among national newsmagazines and the formulation of foreign and defense policy in the Roosevelt administration 1939-1941 by Michael G Carew( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The national newsmagazine media also served to gauge for the evolving foreign and defense policies. Generally viewed as objective, and as integrators of disparate news, and conflicting local news coverage, the newsmagazines were uniquely positioned to present, and amplify the consequences of Wartime events
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