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Theoretical inertia in American sociology: The plausibility of William F. Ogburn's hypothesis of "cultural lag"
Sociologist William Fielding Ogburn's hypothesis of "cultural lag" was popular from the 1920's through the 1950's. The cultural lag hypothesis holds that an innovation in one part of culture, usually in science or technology, ...
Growing with Houston: A centennial history of the YMCA of greater Houston, 1886-1986 (Texas)
Since its founding in London in 1844 and its arrival in Houston in 1886, the Young Men's Christian Association has always been a social service agency, attending to the needs of its clientele. Though the types of services ...
Infanticide in Victorian England, 1856-1878: Thirty legal cases (England)
The crime of infanticide plagued England throughout the nineteenth century, but by the 1860s it seemed to experts and laymen alike that incidences of the crime had reached crisis proportions. The publicity that newspapers ...