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The Common Thread: Slavery, Cotton and Atlantic Finance from the Louisiana Purchase to Reconstruction
This dissertation focuses on the relationship between cotton, slavery and finance. At its core is a consideration of the Atlantic credit networks that supported the cultivation of cotton across the antebellum South. Planters ...
Red Meat Republic: The Rise of the Cattle-Beef Complex, 1865-1906
"Red Meat Republic: The Rise of the Cattle-Beef Complex, 1865-1906," examines the consolidation of the American meatpacking and ranching industries. Supplying urban consumers with inexpensive beef required a form of ...
American Lucifers: Makers and Masters of the Means of Light, 1750-1900
This dissertation examines the social history of Atlantic and American free and unfree labor by focusing on the production and consumption of the means of light from the colonial period to the end of the nineteenth century. ...
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 ...
Soul Sleepers: A History of Somnambulism in the United States, 1740-1840
The Conversion of the World in the Early Republic: Race, Gender, and Imperialism in the Early American Foreign Mission Movement
This is a transnational history of the early republic that focuses on religious actors. The early American foreign mission movement was an outward-looking expression of the benevolent network of the early republic. Building ...
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 ...
Free to Move? The Law and Politics of Internal Migration in Twentieth-Century America
The history of the United States in the mid-twentieth century is, in significant measure, a history of internal migration. Between 1930 and 1970, as national quota laws kept the nation's foreign-born population at record ...
Planning the American Family: The Politics of Government Family Planning Programs from the Great Society to the New Right
This dissertation examines the creation and development of the United States government's Title X family planning program from 1965 to 1988. It argues that Title X became controversial when its supporters shifted their ...