Transportation; Local transit; Automobiles; Firestone Tire and Rubber Company; General Motors Corporation; Pacific Electric Railway Company; Standard Oil Company;
In the popular mind, Southern California, with Los Angeles as its epicenter, is the region of the U.S. most associated with the automobile, both its joys and its discontents. From the Beach Boys paean to "fun, fun, fun until her daddy takes the...
California; California - Economic conditions; Education; Real property; Pollution; Unemployment
Things look pretty bad here: Budget crises, failing schools, bulging prisons, polluted skies, collapsing real estate, painful unemployment - the list goes on and on. How did the once Golden State get into such trouble? Historian and filmmaker...
American Bandstand (Television program); Teenagers; Race discrimination;
From a small studio in 1950's Philadelphia, American Bandstand became the first national television program directed at teenagers. The show brought rock and roll into American living rooms, shaped the way a generation danced and dressed, and...
Neurosciences; Philosophy; Churchland, Paul M., 1942-; Consciousness; Foundationalism (Theory of knowledge); Logical positivism
Philosopher Paul Churchland, currently nearing the end of his second decade in resistance at the University of California, San Diego, has long been what is often quite rare: a cutting-edge academic philosopher. He as been at the vanguard...
In 2005 Bob Henderson of the Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority contacted the CGU History department to offer funding for a study of the history of the land that became the Puente Hills preserve. Seven students who took...
Mormons; Silk industry; Mormon missionaries; Mormon pioneers; Women and religion; Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844; Brannan, Sam, 1819-1889; Roberts, B. H. (Brigham Henry), 1857-1933; Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981
Richard and Claudia Bushman discuss transformations in Mormon studies. Claudia Bushman talks about radical women's Mormon history and shares an account of women's silk making. She says there was a huge flowering of new church institutions and...
Nanotechnology; Nanotechnology - Environmental aspects; Electric batteries; Fuel cells; Power resources;
Fuel cells and batteries are likely to have a dominant role in the development of a sustainable global energy infrastructure. Batteries and fuel cells convert chemical energy to electrical energy through simultaneous electrochemical reactions at...
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