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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 ...
Soul Sleepers: A History of Somnambulism in the United States, 1740-1840
Venice's Colonial Jews: Community, Identity, and Justice in Late Medieval Venetian Crete
This dissertation offers a social history of the Jews of Candia, Venetian Crete's capital, by investigating how these Jews related to their colonial sovereign, their Latin and Greek Christian neighbors, and their diverse ...
Victims of the Social Temperament: Prostitution, Migration and the Traffic in Women from Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union, 1885-1935
The early twentieth century was the apogee of what historians have come to call a `white slavery' panic, a period in which long term anxieties about the social dangers and moral ambiguities of sex work metamorphosed into ...
Making a Workforce, Unmaking a Working Class: The Creation of a Human Capital Society in Houston, 1900-1980
This dissertation explains how increased educational attainment became the most politically viable means of reducing economic inequality in the postwar United States. Using Houston as a case study, the dissertation argues ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...