Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Journal of Interdisciplinary History 31.2, Autumn 2000

Articles

    Khan, B. Zorina.
  • "Not for Ornament": Patenting Activity by Nineteenth-Century Women Inventors
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    Subject Headings:
    • Women inventors -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    • Patents -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    Abstract:
      Contrary to claims that nineteenth-century women did not contribute to inventive activity and that their work was insulated from technological progress, women inventors pursued profit opportunities and distributed patents in much the same way as their male counterparts whose patent rates responded to market incentives. Women in rural and frontier regions were especially inventive. A random sample of assignment contracts indicates that the rate at which women commercialized inventions kept pace with patenting. The evidence indicates that nineteenth-century women were active participants in the market for technology and suggests that the diffusion of household articles may have been more pervasive than previously thought.
    Salvucci, Linda Kerrigan.
    Salvucci, Richard J., 1951-
  • Cuba and the Latin American Terms of Trade: Old Theories, New Evidence
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    Subject Headings:
    • Cuba -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century.
    • Latin America -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century.
    Abstract:
      There is little historical evidence to support the thesis that deteriorating terms of trade hindered Cuban and Latin American economic growth, at precisely the time when large international disparities in income began to emerge (1820s to 1870s). For Cuba at least, it was resurgent Spanish imperialism in the form of new tariffs, taxes, and outright prohibitions that distorted patterns of trade, particularly with the United States. Likewise for Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Peru, the terms of trade do not appear to have contributed significantly, if at all, to underdevelopment.

Research Note

    Bedell, John.
  • Archaeology and Probate Inventories in the Study of Eighteenth-Century Life
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    Subject Headings:
    • Material culture -- Delaware -- History -- 18th century.
    • Probate records -- Delaware -- History -- 18th century.
    • Delaware -- Antiquities.
    • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Delaware.
    Abstract:
      Comparison of probate inventories with the findings of archeological research shows that neither, by itself, gives a complete account of eighteenth-century material culture. Data from excavations and inventory studies in Delaware illustrate how these sources can be used together to gain a better understanding of life. Archaeology provides particularly important data on poor households.

Reviews

    Kousser, J. Morgan.
  • Social History: Problems, Strategies, and Methods (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Fairburn, Miles. Social history: problems, strategies, and methods.
    • Social history -- Methodology.
    Davidson, Denise Z.
  • Consumers and Luxury: Consumer Culture in Europe, 1650-1850 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Berg, Maxine, 1950-, ed. Consumers and luxury: consumer culture in Europe, 1650-1850.
    • Clifford, Helen, ed.
    • Consumer goods -- Europe -- History.
    T. K. R.
  • Urban Patronage in Early Modern England: Corporate Boroughs, the Landed Elite, and The Crown, 1580-1640 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Patterson, Catherine F., 1963- Urban patronage in early modern England: corporate boroughs, the landed elite, and the crown, 1580-1640.
    • Boroughs -- England -- History.
    Underdown, David.
  • Understanding Popular Violence in the English Revolution: The Colchester Plunderers (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Walter, John, 1948- Understanding popular violence in the English Revolution: the Colchester plunderers.
    • Great Britain -- History -- Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660 -- Destruction and pillage.
    Tilly, Charles.
  • Moral Economy and Popular Protest: Crowds, Conflict and Authority (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Randall, Adrian, ed. Moral economy and popular protest: crowds, conflict and authority.
    • Charlesworth, Andrew, ed.
    • Riots -- History.
    Armitage, David, 1965-
  • Picturing Imperial Power: Colonial Subjects in Eighteenth-Century British Painting (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Tobin, Beth Fowkes. Picturing imperial power: colonial subjects in eighteenth-century British painting.
    • Painting, British -- Themes, motives.
    Bell, Susan G.
  • Aristocratic Women and Political Society in Victorian Britain (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Reynolds, K. D. Aristocratic women and political society in Victorian Britain.
    • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901.
    Kuklick, Henrika.
  • Kindred Nature: Victorian and Edwardian Women Embrace the Living World (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Gates, Barbara T., 1936- Kindred nature: Victorian and Edwardian women embrace the living world.
    • Women -- Great Britain -- Biography.
    Ó hAllmhuráin, Gearóid.
  • The Keeper's Recital: Music and Cultural History in Ireland, 1770-1970 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • White, Harry. Keeper's recital: music and cultural history in Ireland, 1770-1970.
    • Music -- Ireland -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
    Whited, Tamara L.
  • Revolution and Environment in Southern France, 1780-1830: Peasants, Lords, and Murder in the Corbières (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • McPhee, Peter, 1948- Revolution and environment in Southern France, 1780-1830: peasants, lords, and murder in the Corbières.
    • Corbières Mountains (France) -- History.
    Stone, Judith F., 1946-
  • Contagion: Disease, Government, and the "Social Question" in Nineteenth-Century France (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Aisenberg, Andrew Robert. Contagion: disease, government, and the "social question" in nineteenth-century France.
    • Communicable diseases -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 19th century.
    Berenson, Edward, 1949-
  • French Cultural Politics and Music: From the Dreyfus Affair to the First World War (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Fulcher, Jane F. French cultural politics and music: from the Dreyfus affair to the First World War.
    • Music -- France -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
    Sa'adah, Anne.
  • Tocqueville's Revenge: State, Society, and Economy in Contemporary France (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Levy, Jonah D. Tocqueville's revenge: state, society, and economy in contemporary France.
    • France -- Economic policy -- 1945-
    Allen, Richard Blair.
  • Monsters and Revolutionaries: Colonial Family Romance and Métissage (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Vergès, Françoise, 1952- Monsters and revolutionaries: colonial family romance and métissage.
    • Réunion -- History -- 1764-1946.
    Martines, Lauro.
  • The Local Merchants of Prato: Small Entrepreneurs in the Late Medieval Economy (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Marshall, Richard K. Local merchants of Prato: small entrepreneurs in the late medieval economy.
    • Small business -- Italy -- Prato -- History -- To 1500.
    Menning, Carol Bresnahan.
  • The Renaissance Man and His Children: Childbirth and Early Childhood in Florence, 1300-1600 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Haas, Louis, 1955- Renaissance man and his children: childbirth and early childhood in Florence, 1300-1600.
    • Children -- Italy -- Florence -- History.
    T. K. R.
  • Renaissance Venice and the North: Crosscurrents in the Time of Bellini, Dürer, and Titian, and: The Triumph of the Baroque: Architecture in Europe, 1600-1750 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Aikema, Bernard, ed. Renaissance Venice and the North: crosscurrents in the time of Bellini, Dürer, and Titian.
    • Brown, Beverly Louise, 1948-, ed.
    • Millon, Henry A., ed. Triumph of the Baroque: architecture in Europe, 1600-1750.
    • Painting, Renaissance -- Italy -- Venice -- Exhibitions.
    • Architecture, Baroque -- Exhibitions.
    Soll, Jacob.
  • The Social History of Skepticism: Experience and Doubt in Early Modern Culture (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dooley, Brendan Maurice, 1953- Social history of skepticism: experience and doubt in early modern culture.
    • Journalism -- History.
    Torpey, John C.
  • Mobility and Modernity: Migration in Germany, 1820-1989, and: Guests and Aliens (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hochstadt, Steve, 1948- Mobility and modernity: migration in Germany, 1820-1989.
    • Sassen, Saskia. Guests and aliens.
    • Migration, Internal -- Germany -- History.
    • Emigration and immigration -- History.
    Cocks, Geoffrey, 1948-
  • The Nazi War on Cancer (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Proctor, Robert, 1954- Nazi war on cancer.
    • Cancer -- Prevention -- Government policy -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
    Solow, Barbara L. (Barbara Lewis)
  • From Slavery to Freedom: Comparative Studies in the Rise and Fall of Atlantic Slavery (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Drescher, Seymour. From slavery to freedom: comparative studies in the rise and fall of Atlantic slavery.
    • Slavery -- Great Britain -- History.
    Perdue, Theda, 1949-
  • A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Saunt, Claudio. New order of things: property, power, and the transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816.
    • Creek Indians -- History.
    Harley, C. Knick.
  • New World Economies: The Growth of the Thirteen Colonies and Early Canada (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Egnal, Marc. New world economies: the growth of the thirteen colonies and early Canada.
    • United States -- Economic conditions -- To 1865.
    Tushnet, Mark V., 1945-
  • Origins of the Bill of Rights, and: Constitutional Construction: Divided Powers and Constitutional Meaning (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Levy, Leonard Williams, 1923- Origins of the Bill of Rights.
    • Whittington, Keith E. Constitutional construction: divided powers and constitutional meaning.
    • United States. Constitution. 1st-10th Amendments -- History.
    • Constitutional law -- United States.
    Kamphoefner, Walter D.
  • Yankeys Now: Immigrants in the Antebellum United States, 1840-1860 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ferrie, Joseph P. Yankeys now: immigrants in the antebellum United States, 1840-1860.
    • United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
    Scherzer, Kenneth A., 1953-
  • Constructing Townscapes: Space and Society in Antebellum Tennessee (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Tolbert, Lisa C. Constructing townscapes: space and society in antebellum Tennessee.
    • Architecture -- Tennessee.
    Glickman, Lawrence B., 1963-
  • The Concepts of Luxury and Waste in American Radicalism, 1880-1929 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Riukulehto, Sulevi. Concepts of luxury and waste in American radicalism, 1880-1929.
    • Wealth -- United States -- History.
    John, Richard R., 1959-
  • Media Technology and Society: A History: From the Telegraph to the Internet (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Winston, Brian. Media technology and society: a history: from the telegraph to the Internet.
    • Mass media -- Technological innovations -- History.
    Henige, David P.
  • American Indian Population Recovery in the Twentieth Century (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Shoemaker, Nancy, 1958- American Indian population recovery in the twentieth century.
    • Indians of North America -- Population.
    Hannaway, Caroline, 1943-
  • Childhood's Deadly Scourge: The Campaign to Control Diphtheria in New York City, 1880-1930 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hammonds, Evelynn Maxine. Childhood's deadly scourge: the campaign to control diphtheria in New York City, 1880-1930.
    • Diphtheria -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.
    Green, Elna C.
  • Children's Interests/Mothers' Rights: The Shaping of America's Child Care Policy (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Michel, Sonya, 1942- Children's interests/mothers' rights: the shaping of America's child care policy.
    • Child care -- Government policy -- United States -- History.
    Nelson, Anna Kasten.
  • Flawed by Design: The Evolution of the CIA, JCS, and NSC (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Zegart, Amy B., 1967- Flawed by design: the evolution of the CIA, JCS, and NSC.
    • United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- History.
    Carter, Dan T.
  • The Color of the Law: Race, Violence, and Justice in the Post-World War II South (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • O'Brien, Gail Williams. Color of the law: race, violence, and justice in the post-World War II South.
    • Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
    May, Lary.
  • The World Through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Corey, Mary F. World through a monocle: the New Yorker at midcentury.
    • New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925) -- History.
    Bogue, Allan G.
  • This Side of Heaven: Determining the Donnelly Murders, 1880 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Feltes, N. N. (Norman N.) This side of heaven: determining the Donnelly murders, 1880.
    • Murder -- Ontario -- Lucan -- Case studies.
    Cook, Noble David.
  • Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Twinam, Ann, 1946- Public lives, private secrets: gender, honor, sexuality, and illegitimacy in colonial Spanish America.
    • Illegitimacy -- Latin America -- History.
    Szuchman, Mark D., 1948-
  • Republic of Capital: Buenos Aires and the Legal Transformation of the Atlantic World (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Adelman, Jeremy. Republic of capital: Buenos Aires and the legal transformation of the Atlantic world.
    • Buenos Aires (Argentina) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
    Langer, Erick Detlef.
  • Peasants on Plantations: Subaltern Strategies of Labor and Resistance in the Pisco Valley, Peru (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Peloso, Vincent C. Peasants on plantations: subaltern strategies of labor and resistance in the Pisco Valley, Peru.
    • Cotton plantation workers -- Peru -- Pisco River Valley -- History.
    Domínguez, Jorge I., 1945-
  • Secret History: The CIA's Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Cullather, Nick, 1959- Secret history: the CIA's classified account of its operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954.
    • Guatemala -- History -- 1945-1985.
    Klein, Martin A.
  • Shrines of the Slave Trade: Diola Religion and Society in Precolonial Senegambia (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Baum, Robert Martin. Shrines of the slave trade: Diola religion and society in precolonial Senegambia.
    • Diola (African people) -- Religion.
    Carlos, Ann M. (Ann Martina), 1952-
  • Merchants, Companies, and Trade: Europe and Asia in the Early Modern Era (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Chaudhury, Sushil, ed. Merchants, companies, and trade: Europe and Asia in the early modern era.
    • Morineau, Michel, ed.
    • Asia -- Commerce -- History -- Congresses.
    Liu, Xin.
  • Chinese Modernity and the Peasant Path: Semicolonialism in the Northern Yangzi Delta (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Walker, Kathy Le Mons. Chinese modernity and the peasant path: semicolonialism in the Northern Yangzi Delta.
    • Peasantry -- China -- Yangtze River Delta -- History.
    Barnhart, Michael A., 1951-
  • War and National Reinvention: Japan in the Great War, 1914-1919 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dickinson, Frederick R., 1961- War and national reinvention: Japan in the Great War, 1914-1919.
    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history.
    Stilwell, Sean.
  • Imperial Bedlam: Institutions of Madness in Colonial Southwest Nigeria (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Sadowsky, Jonathan Hal. Imperial bedlam: institutions of madness in colonial southwest Nigeria.
    • Psychiatric hospitals -- Nigeria -- History.



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