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Salud Colectiva: The Role of Public Health Campaigns in Building a Modern Mexican Nation, 1940s-1960s
This dissertation argues that health campaigns in Mexico during the 1940s-1960s became more effective through the mediation of health promoters working in rural indigenous communities. By carefully balancing state-sponsored ...
The Elusive Sovereign: New Intellectual and Social Histories of Capitalism
(Cambridge University Press, 2012-04)
Gospel Order among Friends: Colonial Violence and the Peace Testimony in Quaker Pennsylvania, 1681-1722
This dissertation examines the development of gospel order and the Quaker peace testimony within the political and cultural milieu of Pennsylvania during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. My project uses ...
The Universal Church in the Segregated City: Doing Catholic Interracialism in Chicago, 1915-1963
During the Great Migration, as black migrants moved north in search of warmer suns, they encountered, mostly for the first time, large Catholic populations tightly bound within their parish boundaries and a Catholic Church ...
Clio's Foot Soldiers: Twentieth Century U.S. Social Movements and the Uses of Collective Memory
Drawing on African-American, Women’s, and Queer Studies, this dissertation historicizes the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s. Framing them as a response to the activism and community-building of the social movements of ...
Setting Bounds to Passions: Federalist Communication Policy and the Making of the Sedition Act of 1798
The traditional view of the Sedition Act of 1798 has understood it as one of the more notorious pieces of legislation in American history. Often paired rhetorically with the Alien Acts, the Sedition Act is seen in the ...
History and text: Two Kinds of Ancient History
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013)
A dichotomy exists between one kind of ancient history that uses texts in order to understand history (“ancient history/conventional”), and one kind that uses history (that is, “what happened”) in order to understand a ...