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Soul Sleepers: A History of Somnambulism in the United States, 1740-1840
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 ...
Best Interests: Feminists, Social Science, and the Revaluing of Working Mothers in Modern America
This dissertation traces the formation, development, and deployment of arguments in favor of maternal employment from the years before World War II through the mid-1990s. Drawing on academic journals, popular periodicals, ...
Between the Arctic & the Adriatic: Polar Exploration, Science & Empire in the Habsburg Monarchy
Exploration was a defining aspect of how European societies encountered and established relations with the wider world. It set the stage for worldwide empires and laid the foundations for understandings of planetary ...
At the Origins of Welfare Policy: Law and the Economy in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean (1150-1350)
This dissertation is an economic and institutional history of the first comprehensive public health and welfare system in the Western world. Based on previously unexamined archival and archaeological evidence from several ...
Changing Climates: Deserts, Desiccation, and the Rise of Climate Engineering, 1870-1950
This dissertation examines the impact of the nineteenth-century discussions about climate change and desiccation on large engineering projects in desert regions between 1870 and 1950. It demonstrates that the debate over ...