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Shaping Histories, Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill Aug 2014

Shaping Histories, Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill

Terry Irving

An account by Irving and Cahill of their developments as historians in Australia during the Cold War. This article was written in response to questions by researchers about the authors' political/historical developments and involvements, particularly as New Left historians.


"Labour History And Its Political Role - A New Landscape, Terry Irving Jan 2014

"Labour History And Its Political Role - A New Landscape, Terry Irving

Terence H Irving, Dr (Terry)

This address to a centenary issue forum for the Australian journal, "Labour History", focused on the political role of the journal in academic circles. It discussed the politics involved in the journal's foundation and the political implications of the redefinition of its field by Van der Linden, especially his use of the distinction between labour as toil and creative work. It is also a distinction made by recent 'autonomist' theorists. The article concludes by recommending that the journal should drop its present subtitle; that labour historians should pay more attention to the theoretical discussions of (working) class, multitude and ...


Shaping Histories, Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill Jan 2014

Shaping Histories, Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill

Terence H Irving, Dr (Terry)

An account by Irving and Cahill of their developments as historians in Australia during the Cold War. This article was written in response to questions by researchers about the authors' political/historical developments and involvements, particularly as New Left historians.


Atlantic Practices: Minding The Gap Between Literature And History, Elizabeth Dillon Dec 2013

Atlantic Practices: Minding The Gap Between Literature And History, Elizabeth Dillon

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

No abstract provided.


Anatomy Of Dissent In Islamic Societies, Ahmed Souaiaia Dec 2013

Anatomy Of Dissent In Islamic Societies, Ahmed Souaiaia

Ahmed E SOUAIAIA

The 'Arab Spring' that began in 2011 has placed a spotlight on the transfer of political power in Islamic societies, reviving old questions about the place of political dissent and rebellion in Islamic civilization and raising new ones about the place of religion in modern Islamic societies.

In Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies, Ahmed E. Souaiaia examines the complex historical evolution of Islamic civilization in an effort to trace the roots of the paradigms and principles of Islamic political and legal theories. This study is one of the first attempts at providing a fuller picture of the place of ...


Avoiding The Subject: The Opium War, Opium-Markets, And The Exclusion Of Chinese Laborers In The United States, Canada, And Mexico, Olivia L. Blessing Dec 2013

Avoiding The Subject: The Opium War, Opium-Markets, And The Exclusion Of Chinese Laborers In The United States, Canada, And Mexico, Olivia L. Blessing

Olivia L Blessing

The 19th century saw significant increases in the number of Chinese immigrants entering North America, most significantly on the west coast of the United States. Already facing increasing divide amongst the American population over the issue of the Opium Wars and the resulting Opium-addiction amongst the Chinese, the United States found itself now confronting the problem in the form of immigrant workers. Although the Opium Wars and the issue of the Chinese Opium Dens were highly disputed outside the courts, the State and Federal courts surprisingly avoided discussing the topic in their legislative discussions surrounding the Chinese Exclusion Act of ...


Slavery, Imprinted: The Life And Narrative Of William Grimes, Susanna Ashton Dec 2013

Slavery, Imprinted: The Life And Narrative Of William Grimes, Susanna Ashton

Susanna Ashton Dr.

In 1824, in a fury over the injustices of slavery, racism in the North, and exploitation of the workingman, William Grimes wrote the story of his life. The Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave (1825) ends with a visceral and violent image of literary sacrifice: Grimes offers to skin himself in order to authorize the national story of the United States:


The Humanist World Of Renaissance Florence, Brian J. Maxson Nov 2013

The Humanist World Of Renaissance Florence, Brian J. Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

This book offers a major contribution for understanding the spread and appeal of the humanist movement in Renaissance Florence. Investigating the connections between the individuals who were part of the humanist movement, Brian Jeffrey Maxson reconstructs the networks that bound them together. Overturning the problematic categorization of humanists as either professional or amateurs, a distinction based on economics and the production of original works in Latin, he offers a new way of understanding how the humanist movement could incorporate so many who were illiterate in Latin, but who nonetheless were responsible for an important intellectual and cultural paradigm shift. The ...


Kriza, Jedinstvo I Osobne Slobode, Matija Kovačević Nov 2013

Kriza, Jedinstvo I Osobne Slobode, Matija Kovačević

Matija Kovačević

Kroz povijest, pojava krize služila je kao jedan od najsnažnijih okidača za postizanje društvenog i političkog jedinstva. Pozivi na jedinstvo u takvim okolnostima gotovo su u pravilu nosili sa sobom i veliki diskriminatorski potencijal protiv pojedinaca i manjina koji nisu u potpunosti dijelili općeprihvaćeni svjetonazor (bilo da se on nastojao očuvati, oživjeti ili tek izgraditi). Osobne slobode i prava, ako ih je i bilo, ustupali su svoje mjesto prioriteta društvenom projektu i državnoj sigurnosti. Nakon erupcije islandskog vulkana Eyjafjallajökulla i posljedične krize, Slavoj Žižek je u članku za Jutarnji list 24. travnja 2010. predložio globalnu političku reorganizaciju s povratkom „striktno ...


Book Review Of 'The Origins Of Himalayan Studies: Brian Houghton Hodgson In Nepal And Darjeeling, 1820-1858' Edited By David M. Waterhouse, Arjun Guneratne Nov 2013

Book Review Of 'The Origins Of Himalayan Studies: Brian Houghton Hodgson In Nepal And Darjeeling, 1820-1858' Edited By David M. Waterhouse, Arjun Guneratne

Arjun Guneratne

No abstract provided.


A Workingman's Paradise The Evolution Of An Unplanned Suburban Landscape, Anne Krulikowski Nov 2013

A Workingman's Paradise The Evolution Of An Unplanned Suburban Landscape, Anne Krulikowski

Anne E Krulikowski

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, land speculators laid out numerous unplanned suburban subdivisions in outlying wards of large industrial North American cities, including a group of nineteen such subdivisions in lower Southwest Philadelphia. With few restrictions on building and land use, individual families created businesses, dwellings, and yards to meet their own needs; thus, these subdivisions were characterized by significant variations in access to modern services and in the size, style, and quality of dwellings. Residents took great pride in their neighborhoods but also valued the surviving natural landscape preserved by undeveloped blocks and lots. [ABSTRACT FROM ...


The Trojan Women: Emma Hart Willard And The Troy Society For The Advancement Of Female Education In Greece, Angelo Repousis Nov 2013

The Trojan Women: Emma Hart Willard And The Troy Society For The Advancement Of Female Education In Greece, Angelo Repousis

Angelo Repousis

No abstract provided.


Reforming Men And Women: Gender In The Antebellum City (Book Review), Karin Gedge Nov 2013

Reforming Men And Women: Gender In The Antebellum City (Book Review), Karin Gedge

Karin Gedge

No abstract provided.


“Collecting In The Digital Age”: An Overview, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd Nov 2013

“Collecting In The Digital Age”: An Overview, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd

Charles Hardy

No abstract provided.


Understanding Microphones, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd Nov 2013

Understanding Microphones, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd

Charles Hardy

No abstract provided.


Comrade Pavlik: The Rise And Fall Of A Soviet Boy Hero (Book Review), Lisa Kirschenbaum Nov 2013

Comrade Pavlik: The Rise And Fall Of A Soviet Boy Hero (Book Review), Lisa Kirschenbaum

Lisa Kirschenbaum

No abstract provided.


Industrialization And The British Colonial State: West Africa, 1939-1951 (Book Review), James Jones Nov 2013

Industrialization And The British Colonial State: West Africa, 1939-1951 (Book Review), James Jones

James Jones

No abstract provided.


Making Histories: Developing An Oral History Of All In Australia, Alisa Percy, Bronwyn James, Tim Beaumont, Reem Al-Mahmood Nov 2013

Making Histories: Developing An Oral History Of All In Australia, Alisa Percy, Bronwyn James, Tim Beaumont, Reem Al-Mahmood

Alisa Percy, PhD

How might our present understandings of our professional identities, our struggles, our achievements and our capacities for agency be better understood through the memories and accounts of those who championed our emergence? What might oral accounts of the emergence of our field offer beyond what can be gathered from its existing literature? Indeed, why look at the history of a professional field at all?

This session approaches such questions by reporting on oral accounts of the emergence and evolution of ALL in Australia. As we note some of the insights and lived experiences of those engaged in the formative years ...


States' Rights In The Twenty-First Century, Jay Tidmarsh, Mark Racicot, Robert Miller, Michael Greve Nov 2013

States' Rights In The Twenty-First Century, Jay Tidmarsh, Mark Racicot, Robert Miller, Michael Greve

Jay Tidmarsh

No abstract provided.


Religiosity, Secularism, And Social Health: A Research Note, Thomas S. Mach, Gerson Moreno-Riano, Mark Caleb Smith Nov 2013

Religiosity, Secularism, And Social Health: A Research Note, Thomas S. Mach, Gerson Moreno-Riano, Mark Caleb Smith

Mark Caleb Smith, Ph.D.

This article is a research note addressing various theoretical and methodological issues in the measurement and analysis of religiosity and secularism and their relationship to quantifiable measures of social health in advanced and prosperous democracies. Particular attention is given to cross-national frameworks for studying religiosity and secularism as well as to the conceptualization and statistical analysis of these notions for research design. Various procedural suggestions regarding the use of comparative frameworks are presented to assist in the development and implementation of future studies gauging the impact of worldview commitments upon societal wellbeing.


Elephants, Donkeys, And American Politics, David L. Rich Nov 2013

Elephants, Donkeys, And American Politics, David L. Rich

David L. Rich, D.P.A.

No abstract provided.


The Volatile Middle East, Frank L. Jenista Nov 2013

The Volatile Middle East, Frank L. Jenista

Frank L. Jenista, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Charles H. Millard, Architect Of Industrial Unionism In Canada, Jeffrey L. Wilson Nov 2013

Charles H. Millard, Architect Of Industrial Unionism In Canada, Jeffrey L. Wilson

Jeffrey L. Wilson

In 1937 the strike at General Motors in Oshawa resulted in the first major victory for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in Canada. The president of the Oshawa local was Charles Millard (1896-1978), who subsequently played an influential role in most of the major developments in organized labour between 1937 and 1956. He was the first National Director of the Canadian branch of the United Steel Workers of America in 1943, a position which he retained until his retirement in 1956. Under his leadership the steelworkers’ union became a dominant force in the Canadian Congress of Labour (CCL), taking ...


The Golden Age Of Comic Books: Representations Of American Culture From The Great Depression To The Cold War, Mark Kelley Nov 2013

The Golden Age Of Comic Books: Representations Of American Culture From The Great Depression To The Cold War, Mark Kelley

Mark Kelley

No abstract provided.


Finding Grandpa's Patent: Using Patent Information For Historical Or Genealogical Research, Jan Comfort Nov 2013

Finding Grandpa's Patent: Using Patent Information For Historical Or Genealogical Research, Jan Comfort

Jan Comfort

Hardly a week goes by without a phone call, an e-mail message, or a visit from a patron who is looking for a patent issued to a family member. Often, the patron does not have complete information, and sometimes has nothing more than a name and a notion that Grandpa once invented something. This article describes some strategies that can be used by Librarians to assist patrons in historical patent research. It, additionally, includes a list of sources and highlights special materials that are available at Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries.


The Clerks Of The Four Horsemen, Barry Cushman Nov 2013

The Clerks Of The Four Horsemen, Barry Cushman

Barry Cushman

The names of Holmes clerks such as Tommy Corcoran and Francis Biddle, of Brandeis clerks such as Dean Acheson and Henry Friendly, and of Stone clerks such as Harold Leventhal and Herbert Wechsler ring down the pages of history. But how much do we really know about Carlyle Baer, Tench Marye, or Milton Musser? This article follows the interesting and often surprising lives and careers of the men who clerked for the Four Horsemen - Justices Van Devanter, McReynolds, Sutherland, and Butler. These biographical sketches confound easy stereotypes, and prove the adage that law, like politics, can make for strange bedfellows.


Some Varieties And Vicissitudes Of Lochnerism, Barry Cushman Nov 2013

Some Varieties And Vicissitudes Of Lochnerism, Barry Cushman

Barry Cushman

This article is a contribution to the Lochner Centennial Symposium at Boston University School of Law. Until recently, a consensus appeared to be emerging among constitutional historians concerning how best to interpret Lochner-era decisions involving Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment challenges to state and federal economic regulation. After decades during which the Court's jurisprudence had been characterized as the product of a reactionary judiciary's commitments to Social Darwinism and laissez-faire economics, more recent scholars had come to see the Court's police powers decisions as animated by what Professor Howard Gillman has called the principle of neutrality. On this ...


The Structure Of Classical Public Law, Barry Cushman Nov 2013

The Structure Of Classical Public Law, Barry Cushman

Barry Cushman

Duncan Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of Classical Legal Thought circulated in manuscript for three decades before it was formally published in 2006. This essay reviews the book's treatment of Classical public law, focusing on its two principal contributions to the historiography of the subject: the concept of legal consciousness, and the structural analysis of constitutional doctrine.


The Hughes Court And Constitutional Consultation, Barry Cushman Nov 2013

The Hughes Court And Constitutional Consultation, Barry Cushman

Barry Cushman

This lecture, delivered to the Supreme Court Historical Society, details the ways in which justices of the Hughes Court provided guidance to members of the political branches in formulating constitutional solutions to the economic crisis of the 1930s. Among the policy areas considered are farm debt relief, energy policy, agricultural policy, civilian relief and public works, retirement pensions, and unemployment compensation.


The Secret Lives Of The Four Horsemen, Barry Cushman Nov 2013

The Secret Lives Of The Four Horsemen, Barry Cushman

Barry Cushman

"Outlined against red velvet drapery on the first Monday of October, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction, and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Van Devanter, McReynolds, Sutherland, and Butler. They formed the crest of the reactionary cyclone before which yet another progressive statute was swept over the precipice yesterday morning as a packed courtroom of spectators peered up at the bewildering panorama spread across the mahogany bench above." Or so Grantland Rice might have written, had he been a legal realist. For more than two generations scholars ...