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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 Asian Origins of Global Narcotics Control, c. 1860-1909
This dissertation traces the ferment of private ressentiment, public protest and political response to the Asian opium trade from the "Second Opium War (1856-60) to the first, multilateral anti-drug summit in human history, ...
Not by Force Alone: Russian Incorporation of the Dnieper Borderland, 1762-1800
This dissertation concentrates on the history of frontiers, borderlands, and empires in Eastern and Central Europe in the eighteenth century. While the existing literature examines mainly ideological and political competitions ...
The Private State: A New Perspective on the European Partition of Africa
In the 1880s there was a race on among Europeans in Africa, spanning virtually the entire continent from Tunisia in the North to the Orange River in the South. Some European nicknames for this race are familiar: the Course ...
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 ...
Independent India of Plenty: Food, Hunger, and Nation-Building in Modern India
This dissertation situates debates over food procurement, provision, and hunger as the key economic and social contestations structuring the late colonial and postcolonial Indian state. It juxtaposes the visions of national ...
Holding the Empire Together: Caracas Under the Spanish Resistance During the Napoleonic Invasion of Iberia
The Napoleonic invasion of Iberia shattered the Spanish empire in 1808. The French emperor occupied Spain and forced Ferdinand VII to abdicate the throne. Once the war against the French began, most vassals also rejected ...
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 ...
A Choice, Not an Echo: Polarization and the Transformation of the American Party System
This dissertation offers an intellectual and institutional history of party polarization and ideological realignment in the postwar United States. It treats the construction of an ideologically sorted party system as a ...
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 ...