Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Journal of Interdisciplinary History 31.4, Spring 2001

Articles

    Jones, Marshall B.
    Rapley, Elizabeth.
  • Behavioral Contagion and the Rise of Convent Education in France
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ursulines -- France -- History -- 17th century.
    • Convents -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 17th century.
    • Girls -- Education -- France -- History -- 17th century.
    Abstact:
      Convent education, the schooling of girls by professed nuns within monastery walls, began in France early in the seventeenth century. It quickly spread throughout the country, reaching a peak in the years 1630 to 1650, before stabilizing to become a standard fixture of French society. Although fueled by the ideas and events of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, the rise of convent education was also concerted and augmented (or, later, contained) by contagious interpersonal interactions.
    Castiglione, Caroline.
  • Political Culture in Seventeenth-Century Italian Villages
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    Subject Headings:
    • Peasantry -- Italy -- Nerola -- History -- 17th century.
    • Nerola (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 17th century.
    • Villages -- Italy -- History -- 17th century.
    Abstact:
      Between the 1640s and the 1680s, the inhabitants of a village in the Roman countryside disputed the claim of their lord to a monopoly on hunting and fishing rights. The conflict provides a rare glimpse into peasant political culture, and demonstrates the role of the village consiglio (assembly) in formulating political ideas. While the papal government and the nobles attempted to extend their power in the Roman countryside, villagers remained remarkably autonomous, reserving their greatest political allegiance for the consiglio. Their level of political sophistication and free-spirited attitude toward both the state and the nobility underscores the importance of studying peasant political ideology beyond the moments of violent rural rebellion.
    Kaufman, Jason Andrew, 1970-
  • Rise and Fall of a Nation of Joiners: The Knights of Labor Revisited
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    Subject Headings:
    • Knights of Labor -- History.
    • Associations, institutions, etc. -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    • Working class -- United States -- Societies, etc.
    Abstact:
      The rise and fall of the Knights of Labor organization (1869–1917) has frequently been portrayed as a crucial event in the history of "American exceptionalism." The Knights’ collapse heralded the rise of more conservative unions (such as the American Federation of Labor), which largely eschewed the cause of major sociopolitical reform, focusing instead on minor wage disputes and workshop improvements. The impact of external competition from fraternal lodges and trade unions on the Knights' ability to retain members is often overlooked. Both quantitative and qualitative evidence support the conclusion that a profusion of voluntary associations during "the golden age of fraternity" had the unintended consequence of undermining American workers' ability to organize and maintain a vital constituency mobilized for decisive political action.

Research Note

    McIntosh, Terence.
  • Urban Stagnation in Early Modern Germany: A Simulation
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    Subject Headings:
    • Germany, Southern -- Population.
    • Cities and towns -- Germany, Southern -- History.
    • Sharlin, Allan, 1950- Natural decrease in early modern cities: a reconsideration.
    Abstact:
      Simulations drawing constructively upon the Sharlin hypothesis can reliably estimate the adult-mortality levels and net reproduction rates of small towns in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century South Germany. They show that the law of natural decrease applied to many towns in this region, highlighting the urban system's limited capacity to recover from the demographic losses of the Thirty Years' War. These findings draw attention to the massive changes in the volume and composition of rural-to-urban migration that accompanied South Germany’s de-urbanization.

Reviews

    Kraut, Alan M.
  • Dust, A History of the Small and Invisible (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Amato, Joseph Anthony. Dust, a history of the small and invisible.
    • Dust -- Social aspects -- History.
    Anderson, Margo J., 1945-
  • Statistics on the Table: The History of Statistical Concepts and Methods (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Stigler, Stephen M. Statistics on the table: the history of statistical concepts and methods.
    • Mathematical statistics -- History.
    Ravel, Jeffrey S.
  • Toleration in Enlightenment Europe (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Grell, Ole Peter, ed. Toleration in Enlightenment Europe.
    • Porter, Roy, 1946-, ed.
    • Religious tolerance -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
    Brummett, Palmira Johnson, 1950-
  • Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Matar, N. I. (Nabil I.), 1949- Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the age of discovery.
    • Middle East -- Relations -- Great Britain.
    Engerman, Stanley L.
  • Globalization and History: The Evolution of a Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Economy (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • O'Rourke, Kevin H. Globalization and history: the evolution of a nineteenth-century Atlantic economy.
    • Williamson, Jeffrey G., 1935-
    • Free trade -- North Atlantic Region -- History.
    Tilly, Charles.
  • Elites, Minorities, and Economic Growth (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Brezis, Elise S., ed. Elites, minorities, and economic growth.
    • Temin, Peter, ed.
    • Wealth -- Congresses.
    Chaney, William A.
  • Restoration and Reform 1153-1165: Recovery from Civil War in England (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • White, G. J. (Graeme J.) Restoration and reform 1153-1165: recovery from civil war in England.
    • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1154-1189.
    Seguin, Colleen M.
  • The Quiet Reformation: Magistrates and the Emergence of Protestantism in Tudor Norwich (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • McClendon, Muriel C. Quiet Reformation: magistrates and the emergence of Protestantism in Tudor Norwich.
    • Reformation -- England.
    Pollock, Linda A.
  • Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Cressy, David. Travesties and transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England.
    • England -- Social life and customs -- 16th century.
    Litzenberger, C. J.
  • The Politics of Social Conflict: The Peak Country 1520-1770 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wood, Andy. Politics of social conflict: the Peak Country 1520-1770.
    • Derbyshire (England) -- Social conditions.
    Wrightson, Keith.
  • British Society, 1680-1880: Dynamism, Containment and Change (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Price, Richard, 1944- British society, 1680-1880: dynamism, containment and change.
    • Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 18th century.
    Koditschek, Theodore.
  • Social Mobility in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century England (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Miles, Andrew, 1961- Social mobility in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century England.
    • Social mobility -- England -- History -- 19th century.
    Kettering, Sharon, 1942-
  • A Taste for Comfort and Status: A Bourgeois Family in Eighteenth-Century France (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Adams, Christine, 1962- Taste for comfort and status: a bourgeois family in eighteenth-century France.
    • Lamothe family.
    Shapiro, Barry M.
  • La Politique de la Terreur: Essai sur la violence révolutionnaire, 1789-1794 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Gueniffey, Patrice. Politique de la Terreur: essai sur la violence révolutionnaire, 1789-1794.
    • France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799.
    Dettelbach, Michael.
  • Geography Unbound: French Geographic Science from Cassini to Humboldt (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Godlewska, Anne. Geography unbound: French geographic science from Cassini to Humboldt.
    • Geography -- France -- History -- 18th century.
    Wilson, Lindsay B. (Lindsay Blake)
  • The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Spang, Rebecca L., 1961- Invention of the restaurant: Paris and modern gastronomic culture.
    • Restaurants -- France -- Paris -- History -- 18th century.
    Staum, Martin S.
  • Constructing Paris Medicine (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hannaway, Caroline, 1943-, ed. Constructing Paris medicine.
    • La Berge, Ann Elizabeth Fowler, 1944-, ed.
    • Medicine -- France -- Paris -- History.
    Monter, E. William.
  • Le diable chez l'évêque: Chasse aux sorciers dans le diocèse de Lausanne (vers 1460) (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Modestin, Georg. Diable chez l'évêque: chasse aux sorciers dans le diocèse de Lausanne (vers 1460)
    • Witchcraft -- Switzerland -- Lausanne -- History -- To 1500.
    Boyd, Carolyn P., 1944-
  • The Limits of Royal Authority: Resistance and Obedience in Seventeenth-Century Castile (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Mackay, Ruth. Limits of royal authority: resistance and obedience in seventeenth-century Castile.
    • Power (Social sciences) -- Spain -- Castile -- History -- 17th century.
    Grob, Gerald N., 1931-
  • Sex, Religion, and the Making of Modern Madness: The Eberbach Asylum and German Society, 1815-1849 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Goldberg, Ann. Sex, religion, and the making of modern madness: the Eberbach Asylum and German society, 1815-1849.
    • Psychiatry -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
    Goodwin, Craufurd D. W.
  • The Faustian Bargain: The Art World in Nazi Germany (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Petropoulos, Jonathan. Faustian bargain: the art world in Nazi Germany.
    • National socialism and art.
    Mastboom, Joyce M.
  • Gender and the Politics of Office Work: The Netherlands 1860-1940 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Haan, Francisca de, 1957- Gender and the politics of office work: the Netherlands 1860-1940.
    • Office practice -- Netherlands -- History.
    Herlihy, Patricia.
  • To the Harbin Station: The Liberal Alternative in Russian Manchuria, 1898-1914 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wolff, David, 1960- To the Harbin Station: the liberal alternative in Russian Manchuria, 1898-1914.
    • Harbin (China) -- History.
    Odom, William E.
  • Condemned to Repetition?: The Rise, Fall, and Reprise of Soviet-Russian Military Interventionism, 1973-1996 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bennett, Andrew. Condemned to repetition?: the rise, fall, and reprise of Soviet-Russian military interventionism, 1973-1996.
    • Soviet Union -- Military policy.
    Marcus, Alan I., 1949-
  • Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Guillemin, Jeanne, 1943- Anthrax: the investigation of a deadly outbreak.
    • Anthrax -- Russia -- Ekaterinburg -- Epidemiology.
    Mancke, Elizabeth, 1954-
  • Migration and the Origins of the English Atlantic World (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Games, Alison, 1963- Migration and the origins of the English Atlantic world.
    • New England -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
    Soltow, Lee.
  • Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Appleby, Joyce Oldham. Inheriting the revolution: the first generation of Americans.
    • United States -- History -- 1783-1865.
    Mohr, James C.
  • Rituals of Race: American Public Culture and the Search for Racial Democracy (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lorini, Alessandra, 1949- Rituals of race: American public culture and the search for racial democracy.
    • United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects.
    Lofgren, Charles A.
  • Presidential Machismo: Executive Authority, Military Intervention, and Foreign Relations (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • DeConde, Alexander. Presidential machismo: executive authority, military intervention, and foreign relations.
    • Presidents -- United States -- History.
    Gonzalez, Gilbert G., 1941-
  • Cultivating California: Growers, Specialty Crops, and Labor, 1875-1920 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Vaught, David, 1958- Cultivating California: growers, specialty crops, and labor, 1875-1920.
    • Agricultural laborers -- California -- History.
    Yoder, Franklin L.
  • There Goes the Neighborhood: Rural School Consolidation at the Grass Roots in Early Twentieth-Century Iowa (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Reynolds, David R. There goes the neighborhood: rural school consolidation at the grass roots in early twentieth-century Iowa.
    • Schools -- Centralization -- Iowa -- History -- 20th century.
    Formisano, Ronald P., 1939-
  • Urban Exodus: Why the Jews Left Boston and the Catholics Stayed (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Gamm, Gerald H. Urban exodus: why the Jews left Boston and the Catholics stayed.
    • Boston (Mass.) -- Race relations.
    Whitfield, Stephen J., 1942-
  • American Culture, American Tastes: Social Change and the 20th Century (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kammen, Michael G. American culture, American tastes: social change and the 20th century.
    • United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
    Skidmore, Thomas E.
  • Power, Patronage, and Political Violence: State Building on a Brazilian Frontier, 1822-1889 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bieber, Judy. Power, patronage, and political violence: state building on a Brazilian frontier, 1822-1889.
    • Minas Gerais (Brazil) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
    Reséndez, Andrés.
  • Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico: Men, Women, and War (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wasserman, Mark, 1946- Everyday life and politics in nineteenth century Mexico: men, women, and war.
    • Mexico -- History -- 19th century.
    Klubock, Thomas Miller.
  • Las Derechas: The Extreme Right in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, 1890-1939 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Deutsch, Sandra McGee, 1950- Derechas: the extreme right in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, 1890-1939.
    • Argentina -- Politics and government -- 1860-1910.
    Voll, John Obert, 1936-
  • Colonial Citizens: Republican Rights, Paternal Privilege, and Gender in French Syria and Lebanon (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Thompson, Elizabeth, 1959- Colonial citizens: republican rights, paternal privilege, and gender in French Syria and Lebanon.
    • Syria -- Social policy.
    Dardess, John W., 1937-
  • A Cultural History of Civil Examinations in Late Imperial China (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Elman, Benjamin A., 1946- Cultural history of civil examinations in late imperial China.
    • Civil service -- China -- Examinations -- History.
    Van de Walle, Etienne, 1932-
  • One Quarter of Humanity: Malthusian Mythology and Chinese Realities (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lee, James Z., 1952- One quarter of humanity: Malthusian mythology and Chinese realities.
    • Feng, Wang.
    • Demography -- China.
    Kelly, William W. (William Wright), 1946-
  • Land and Lordship in Early Modern Japan (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ravina, Mark, 1961- Land and lordship in early modern Japan.
    • Japan -- Politics and government -- 1600-1868.
    Ludden, David E.
  • Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial India (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Roy, Tirthankar. Traditional industry in the economy of colonial India.
    • Industries -- India.



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