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Wartime Atrocities and the Politics of Treason in the Ruins of the Japanese Empire, 1937-1953
This dissertation explores the relationship between violence and betrayal in retribution against military and police collaborators who helped maintain Japan’s wartime occupations up until its defeat in 1945. Looking at the ...
The Mediterranean in the English Empire of Trade, 1660-1748
This dissertation reintegrates the Mediterranean into the history of the development of the early modern British Empire. During the seventeenth century, the Mediterranean emerged as a distinct political, legal and commercial ...
Constructing the Chinese: Paleoanthropology and Anthropology in the Chinese Frontier, 1920-1950
Today’s Chinese ethno-nationalism exploits nativist ancestral claims back to antiquity to legitimize its geo-political occupation of the entire territory of modern China, which includes areas where many non-Han people live. ...
Magic Connections: German News Agencies and Global News Networks, 1905-1945
A Nazi news editor declared in 1934 that there were indefinable "magic connections" between news and politics. This dissertation demystifies those links between communications and society. An untold story of news networks ...
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 ...
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. ...
Running Chanzas: Slave-State Interactions in Cartagena de Indias 1580 to 1713
My dissertation examines the transmission and establishment of the institution of slavery from medieval Iberia into the expanding Spanish Empire and its subsequent development. This involves understanding the dynamic ...
Upon Daedalian Wings of Paper Money: Adam Smith, Free Banking, and the Financial Crisis of 1772
From 1716 to 1845, the Scottish financial system functioned with no official central bank or lender of last resort, no public (or private) monopoly on currency issuance, no legal reserve requirements, and no formal limits ...
A History of Money in Palestine: From the 1900s to the Present
How does the condition of statelessness, which is usually thought of as a political problem, affect the economic and monetary lives of ordinary people?
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 ...