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The Making of a National Cadastre (1763-1807): State Uniformization, Nature Valuation, and Organizational Change in France
How does a cadastre, one of the modern state's most omnipresent and yet self-effacing instruments of power over territory and people, become national? How are the processes of nation-state formation and the rise of modern ...
Historical Origins of Racial Inequality in Incarceration in the United States
This dissertation consists of three essays on the historical roots of racial disparity in incarceration in the United States. The first essay examines the origins of racial inequality in convict leasing in the postbellum ...