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    • Early observations on the use of termite nests by bats; Primeras observaciones sobre el uso de nidos de termitas por murciélagos 

      Timm, Robert M. (2021-10)
      The remarkable discovery of Neotropical round-eared bats (Phyllostomidae, Lophostoma) actively hollowing out cavities in termite nests for roosting sites has enabled researchers to explore several aspects of their previously ...
    • Evaluating Secondary Traumatic Stress on Victim Advocates Using the Helpfulness Rating on Service Intake Forms as a Scale 

      Chen, Melinda (University of Kansas, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, 2021-10-01)
      This report examines how advocates have utilized a “helpfulness” rating on service intake forms to evaluate the degree of secondary traumatic stress that the on-call advocate has experienced. Using in-depth, semi-structured ...
    • “Everything Stays”: The Eternal Return and Amor Fati in the Adventure Time Miniseries Stakes 

      Thomas, Paul (2021-10-08)
      The events of Adventure Time’s seventh-season miniseries Stakes follow the character Marceline the Vampire Queen as she tries—and fails—to cure her vampirism. In this paper, I argue that the nature of Marceline’s vampiric ...
    • Thomas Hobbes and Political Theory 

      Dietz, Mary G. (University Press of Kansas, 1990-01-30)
      This volume explores, from a variety of perspectives, the political theory of the man who is arguably the greatest English political thinker. It is the first substantial collection of new, critical essays on Thomas Hobbes ...
    • The United States and the Development of the Puerto Rican Status Question, 1936–1968 

      Bhana, Surendra (University Press of Kansas, 1975-01-22)
      This study traces the evolution of political status in Puerto Rico from 1936 to 1968, with special emphasis on the events that led to the creation of the Commonwealth in 1952. No other work published in English has dealt ...
    • Brandeis: Beyond Progressivism 

      Strum, Philippa (University Press of Kansas, 1993-09-02)
      Revered as the "People's Attorney," Louis D. Brandeis concluded a distinguished career by serving as an associate justice (1916-1939) of the U.S. Supreme Court. Philippa Strum argues that Brandeis—long recognized as a ...
    • Brandeis on Democracy 

      Strum, Philippa (University Press of Kansas, 1995-01-18)
      Philippa Strum, our foremost authority on Louis Brandeis, gathers together for the first time a sterling selection from his most provocative and profound writings. A kind of "Portable Brandeis," this book provides a concise ...
    • Kansas Populism: Ideas and Men 

      Clanton, O. Gene (University Press of Kansas, 1969-07-25)
      Because Kansas has been called “the leading Midwestern Populist state,” and the Midwestern phrase was the principle one of this significant movement in American history, this first comprehensive history of the Kansas ...
    • Lady Bird Johnson and the Environment 

      Gould, Lewis L. (University Press of Kansas, 1988-02-29)
      In the 1960s Lady Bird Johnson sought to improve the natural appearance of Washington, D.C., to make the nation’s highways less cluttered with billboards and junkyards, and to advance the environmental agenda of Lyndon ...
    • Keeping the People's Liberties: Legislators, Citizens, and Judges as Guardians of Rights 

      Dinan, John J. (University Press of Kansas, 1998-09-07)
      Which branch of government should be entrusted with safeguarding individual rights? Conventional wisdom assigns this responsibility to the courts, on the grounds that liberty can only be protected through judicial ...
    • Landlord William Scully 

      Socolofsky, Homer E. (University Press of Kansas, 1979-08-24)
      William Scully, an Irishman who was a member of the lesser landed gentry, put his life’s energy into the accumulation of high-quality, low-cost land. He carefully husbanded his inheritance, and in 1850 he traveled to the ...
    • Becoming Free: Autonomy and Diversity in the Liberal Polity 

      Gill, Emily R. (University Press of Kansas, 2001-03-08)
      As ethnic, racial, religious, and gender-based groups demand rights to pursue radically diverse lifestyles or maintain their cultural traditions, conflict seems inevitable, even in a free society. Government may offer ...
    • The Lost Promise of Progressivism 

      Eisenach, Eldon J. (University Press of Kansas, 1994-06-21)
      Long before the current calls for national service, civic responsibility, and the restoration of community values, the Progressives initiated a remarkably similar challenge. Eldon Eisenach traces the evolution of this ...
    • Quest and Response: Minority Rights and the Truman Administration 

      McCoy, Donald R.; Ruetten, Richard T. (University Press of Kansas, 1973-05-03)
      Here is a thorough treatment of every important aspect of minority affairs during the Truman administration. The authors trace the significant developments in the quest for minority rights from 1945 to 1953, show the ...
    • Quipus and Witches’ Knots: The Role of the Knot in Primitive and Ancient Cultures 

      Cyrus, Lawrence Day (University Press of Kansas, 1967-12-29)
      This essay in cultural anthropology provides a comprehensive view of the way primitive people in all parts of the world once utilized knots; mnemonic knots—to record dates, numbers, and cultural traditions; magic knots—to ...
    • Jet Makers: The Aerospace Industry from 1945 to 1972 

      Bright, Charles D. (University Press of Kansas, 1978-11-11)
      This volume presents the history of the American jet aircraft manufacturing industry from World War II to 1972, documenting the evolution of its technology and covering the intricacies of its management, economics, and ...
    • Life at Four Corners: Religion, Gender, and Education in a German-Lutheran Community, 1868–1945 

      Coburn, Carol K. (University Press of Kansas, 1992-11-30)
      Defined less by geography than by demographic character, Block, Kansas, in many ways exemplifies the prevalent yet seldom-scrutinized ethnic, religion-based community of the rural Midwest. Physically small, the town sprang ...
    • Diplomat in Khaki: Major General Frank Ross McCoy and American Foreign Policy, 1898–1949 

      Bacevich, A. J. (University Press of Kansas, 1989-06-26)
      Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the best soldiers this country has produced,” Frank Ross McCoy was, throughout his distinguished career, much more than just a good soldier. As friend and confidant to such leaders ...
    • Groundwater Exploitation in the High Plains  

      Kromm, David E.; White, Stephen E. (University Press of Kansas, 1992-08-20)
      The High Plains region was once called the Great American Desert and thought to be, in the words of explorer Stephen Long, “wholly unfit for cultivation.” Now we know that beneath the surface, unbeknownst to the explorers ...
    • The Democratic State 

      Benjamin, Roger; Elkin, Stephen L. (University Press of Kansas, 1985-04-18)
      One outcome of the declining economic growth and rising political conflict of the 1980s has been a renewed interest in political theory and increased questioning about the durability of the capitalist state. More and more ...