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Melancholy Landscapes: Writing Warfare in the American Revolution
Though the American Revolutionary Army is often portrayed as a crucible of national feeling, this study of 169 diaries reveals that Revolutionary soldiers barely understood, or accepted as part of their community, large ...
Best Interests: Feminists, Social Science, and the Revaluing of Working Mothers in Modern America
This dissertation traces the formation, development, and deployment of arguments in favor of maternal employment from the years before World War II through the mid-1990s. Drawing on academic journals, popular periodicals, ...
Margins of the Market: Trafficking and the Framing of Free Trade in the Arabian Sea, 1870s to 1960s
My dissertation traces how the interplay of trafficking and regulation shaped free trade in the Arabian Sea. It explores trafficking in the littoral region stretching from western India to the Swahili Coast, as it evolved ...
The Envelope of Global Trade: The Political Economy and Intellectual History of Jute in the Bengal Delta, 1850s to 1950s
During the second half of the nineteenth century, peasant smallholders in the Bengal delta – an alluvial tract formed out of the silt deposits of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna river-systems – expanded their cultivation ...
The Two Pacific Wars: Visions of Order and Independence in Japan, Burma, and the Philippines, 1940-1945
This dissertation examines the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, Japan’s ambitious attempt to create a new order in East Asia. Most studies on Japan’s new order focus on either the imperial center (Japan) or the ...
Making Minds Modern: The Politics of Psychology in the British Empire, 1898-1970
This dissertation describes how innovations in the science of mind -- laboratory measurements, psychoanalysis, and mental testing -- changed the ideas and institutions of British imperialism. Psychology did not function ...
Bankers and Bolsheviks: International Finance and the Russian Revolution, 1892-1922
This dissertation describes and analyzes the financial boom that made Russia the largest net international debtor in the world by 1914, as well as the Bolshevik default of 1918 -- one of the biggest in international financial ...
War Without Fronts: Atamans and Commissars in Ukraine, 1917-1919
Business, Water, and the Global City: Germany, Europe, and China, 1820-1950
The dissertation examines the evolving role of Germans under the auspices of European imperialism in modern China's hydraulic management and economic globalization. In the early nineteenth-century, Germans were on the ...
Meeting of the Minds: The Franco-American Origins of Modern Comparative Law, 1900-1940
This dissertation traces the development of a modern approach to comparative law that arose out of the fin-de-siècle critique of nineteenth-century legal thought in France and the United States. This critique undermined ...