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"The Indian Discovery of Buddhism": Buddhist Revival in India, c. 1890-1956
This dissertation examines attempts at the revival of Buddhism in India from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. Typically, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's conversion to Buddhism in 1956 is seen as ...
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 ...
Trading with Power: Mexico City's Markets, 1867-1958
This dissertation traces the history of Mexico City’s municipal markets from a patchwork of sites of customary trade dating from the colonial era to a network of state-controlled modernist halls in the 1950s. It shows how, ...
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 ...
War Without Fronts: Atamans and Commissars in Ukraine, 1917-1919
Americans on Paper: Identity and Identification in the American Revolution
The American Revolution brought with it a crisis of identification. The political divisions that fragmented American society did not distinguish adherents of the two sides in any outward way. Yet the new American governments ...
Governing Islam: Law and Religion in Colonial India
This dissertation charts how the legal regulation of Islam in colonial India fostered a conception of religion that focused on dividing it from secular economy and politics. Colonial law segregated religious law from other ...
Transnational Fordism. Ford Motor Company, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union in the Interwar Years
This historical dissertation investigates the international proliferation of Fordism in politically illiberal settings during the 1920s and 1930s. Based on American, German, and Soviet primary sources, it is the first ...
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 ...
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 ...