Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Journal of Interdisciplinary History 33.2, Autumn 2002

Article

    Spoerer, Mark.
    Fleischhacker, Jochen.
  • Forced Laborers in Nazi Germany: Categories, Numbers and Survivors
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    Subject Headings:
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscript labor -- Germany.
    Abstract:
      When Germany and Austria discussed the matter of compensating former forced laborers in the German economy during World War II, it became clear that no definitive estimate of how many were still alive was available. Combining Nazi statistics with postwar demographic data for twenty countries reveals that the number of foreigners deployed in the German economy totaled around 13.5 million, of whom approximately 11 million survived the war. Fifty-five years later, about 2.7 million were still alive. This calculation of forced laborers within Germany may well become more precise as scholars compile more and better data, perhaps eventually to be supplemented with statistics about forced laborers outside Germany's borders as well. Nonetheless, the evidence at hand reveals that Nazi Germany's forced-labor program was the largest and most brutal that Europe had seen since at least the Middle Ages.

Research Note

    Moehling, Carolyn M. (Carolyn Marie), 1968-
  • Broken Homes: The "Missing" Children of the 1910 Census
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    Subject Headings:
    • Foster children -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
    • United States -- Census, 1910.
    Abstract:
      Progressive-era activists claimed that poverty led to broken homes: Impoverished parents--particularly single mothers--were compelled to place children in the care of relatives or institutions. The 1910 census asked all ever-married women how many of their children were alive on the census date. Many women had "missing" children; they reported having more than were living with them. Nearly 25 percent of white single mothers and more than 30 percent of African-American single mothers under age thirty-five had missing-children, many of them likely in substitute care. Sizable fractions of young African-American married mothers and remarried mothers of both races also had missing children. The data indicate that placing children in substitute care was associated with limited household resources but was also related to the migration patterns of the period.

Review Essays

    Murrin, John M.
    Silverman, David S.
  • The Quest for America: Reflections on Distinctiveness, Pluralism, and Public Life
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    Subject Headings:
    • Butler, Jon, 1940- Becoming America: the revolution before 1776.
    • United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
    Abstract:
      Did the first truly modern society take shape in British North America between 1680 and 1770? Did ethnic and religious diversity and economic complexity combine with participatory politics to create a distinctively American society? Such questions fail to notice that these components worked at cross-purposes as often as they reinforced one another. Outlining the building blocks of ethnic or national identity without linking them to how Americans perceived themselves and their relations with one another may not be the best way to approach the emergence of a distinctive American society and culture.
    Greene, Jack P.
  • "By Their Laws Shall Ye Know Them": Law and Identity in Colonial British America
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    Subject Headings:
    • Tomlins, Christopher L., 1951-, ed. Many legalities of early America.
    • Mann, Bruce H., ed.
    • Law -- United States -- History -- 18th century -- Congresses.
    Abstract:
      English law was integral to the foundation of the new polities created in the several colonies of British America. The influence, however, was not simply formal. The English legal inheritance was a principal component in the very identities of the settlers. As such, it was an important factor in everything that they did, from clearing the wilderness to declaring independence.
    Barnes, Robin Bruce, 1951-
  • Varieties of Apocalyptic Experience in Reformation Europe
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    Subject Headings:
    • Backus, Irena Dorota, 1950- Reformation readings of the Apocalypse: Geneva, Zurich, and Wittenberg.
    • Cunningham, Andrew, Dr. Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: religion, war, famine and death in Reformation Europe.
    • Grell, Ole Peter.
    • Hotson, Howard. Paradise postponed: Johann Heinrich Alsted and the birth of Calvinist millenarianism.
    • Bible. N.T. Revelation -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- 16th century.
    • Europe -- History -- 1517-1648.
    Abstract:
      Recent studies have created an ever-fuller picture of Western apocalypticism in its various forms. Scholars have become more aware of the need to understand how apocalyptic conceptions have shaped and expressed group identities. In Reformation and early modern studies, one current challenge is to analyze end-time outlooks in relation to the formation of confessional cultures, and with regard to the broader social process of "confessionalization." Differences in the character and intensity of apocalyptic expectancy among the major confessional cultures raise questions about their so-called "functional equivalence" so far as promoting social change was concerned.

Reviews

    Tattersall, Ian.
  • Studying Human Origins: Disciplinary History and Epistemology (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Corbey, Raymond, 1954-, ed. Studying human origins: disciplinary history and epistemology.
    • Roebroeks, Wil, ed.
    • Anthropology, Prehistoric -- History.
    Tucker, Richard P., 1938-
  • World Ecological Degradation: Accumulation, Urbanization, and Deforestation, 3000 B.C.-A.D. 2000 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Chew, Sing C. World ecological degradation: accumulation, urbanization, and deforestation, 3000 B.C.-A.D. 2000.
    • Deforestation -- History.
    Tholfsen, Trygve R.
  • From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methods (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Howell, Martha C. From reliable sources: an introduction to historical methods.
    • Prevenier, Walter.
    • History -- Methodology.
    Young, James Harvey.
  • Forces of Habit: Drugs and the Making of the Modern World (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Courtwright, David T., 1952- Forces of habit: drugs and the making of the modern world.
    • Substance abuse -- History.
    Kennefick, Daniel.
  • Ways of Knowing: A New History of Science, Technology and Medicine (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pickstone, John V. Ways of knowing: a new history of science, technology and medicine.
    • Science -- History.
    Johnson, David R.
  • Suspect Identities: A History of Fingerprinting and Criminal Investigation (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Cole, Simon A., 1967- Suspect identities: a history of fingerprinting and criminal investigation.
    • Fingerprints -- Identification.
    Kamphoefner, Walter D.
  • History by the Numbers: An Introduction to Quantitative Approaches (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hudson, Pat, 1948- History by the numbers: an introduction to quantitative approaches.
    • History -- Statistical methods.
    Arnade, Peter J.
  • Town and Country in Europe, 1300-1800 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Epstein, Stephan R., 1960-, ed. Town and country in Europe, 1300-1800.
    • Urbanization -- Europe -- History.
    Price, Jacob M.
  • Kinship and Capitalism: Marriage, Family, and Business in the English-Speaking World, 1580-1740 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Grassby, Richard. Kinship and capitalism: marriage, family, and business in the English-speaking world, 1580-1740.
    • Family -- England -- London -- History.
    French, Katherine L.
  • Reading the Skies: A Cultural History of English Weather, 1650-1820 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Jankovic, Vladimir, 1961- Reading the skies: a cultural history of English weather, 1650-1820.
    • Meteorology -- England -- History.
    Turner, Frank M. (Frank Miller), 1944-
  • Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Secord, James A. Victorian sensation: the extraordinary publication, reception, and secret authorship of Vestiges of the natural history of creation.
    • Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871. Vestiges of the natural history of creation.
    Koditschek, Theodore.
  • Pulling the Devil's Kingdom Down: The Salvation Army in Victorian Britain (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Walker, Pamela J., 1960- Pulling the devil's kingdom down: the Salvation Army in Victorian Britain.
    • Salvation Army -- Great Britain -- History.
    Ruff, Julius R. (Julius Ralph)
  • Tortured Subjects: Pain, Truth, and the Body in Early Modern France (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Silverman, Lisa. Tortured subjects: pain, truth, and the body in early modern France.
    • Torture -- France -- History.
    Lehning, James R., 1947-
  • Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789-1996 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ben-Amos, Avner. Funerals, politics, and memory in modern France, 1789-1996.
    • Funeral rites and ceremonies -- France.
    Margadant, Jo Burr, 1939-
  • Napoleon III and His Regime: An Extravaganza (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Baguley, David. Napoleon III and his regime: an extravaganza.
    • Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873 -- In literature.
    Stuard, Susan Mosher.
  • Speaking of Slavery: Color, Ethnicity and Human Bondage in Italy (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Epstein, Steven, 1952- Speaking of slavery: color, ethnicity and human bondage in Italy.
    • Slavery -- Italy -- History.
    Zelensky, Elizabeth.
    Kosheleva, Olga.
  • Beloved Children: History of Aristocratic Childhood in Hungary in the Early Modern Age (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Péter, Katalin, ed. Beloved children: history of aristocratic childhood in Hungary in the early modern age.
    • Children -- Hungary -- Social conditions.
    Becker, Seymour.
  • P.A. Stolypin: The Search for Stability in Late Imperial Russia (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ascher, Abraham, 1928- P.A. Stolypin: the search for stability in late Imperial Russia.
    • Stolypin, Petr Arkadevich, 1862-1911.
    McGough, Laura J.
  • Age, Marriage, and Politics in Fifteenth-Century Ragusa (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Rheubottom, David. Age, marriage, and politics in fifteenth-century Ragusa.
    • Marriage -- Croatia -- Dubrovnik -- History.
    Beneke, Chris.
  • Natives and Newcomers: The Cultural Origins of North America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Axtell, James. Natives and newcomers: the cultural origins of North America.
    • Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans.
    Cleveland, David Arthur.
  • Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Carney, Judith Ann. Black rice: the African origins of rice cultivation in the Americas.
    • Rice -- Southern States -- History.
    Dublin, Thomas, 1946-
  • Firms, Networks and Business Values: The British and American Cotton Industries since 1750 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Rose, Mary B. Firms, networks and business values: the British and American cotton industries since 1750.
    • Cotton trade -- Great Britain -- History.
    Klingle, Matthew W.
  • Crimes against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Jacoby, Karl, 1965- Crimes against nature: squatters, poachers, thieves, and the hidden history of American conservation.
    • National parks and reserves -- Social aspects -- United States.
    Ostler, Jeffrey.
  • Governmentality and the Mastery of Territory in Nineteenth-Century America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hannah, Matthew G. Governmentality and the mastery of territory in nineteenth-century America.
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1900.
    Blumin, Stuart M.
  • The Monied Metropolis: New York City and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie, 1850-1896 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Beckert, Sven, 1965- Monied metropolis: New York City and the consolidation of the American bourgeoisie, 1850-1896.
    • New York (N.Y.) -- Economic conditions.
    Campbell, Ballard C., 1940-
  • The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bensel, Richard Franklin, 1949- Political economy of American industrialization, 1877-1900.
    • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1865-1918.
    Hansen, Jonathan M.
  • The Uses of Variety: Modern Americanism and the Quest for National Distinctiveness (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bramen, Carrie Tirado, 1964- Uses of variety: modern Americanism and the quest for national distinctiveness.
    • American fiction -- History and criticism.
    Schmidt, Hans.
  • Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of U.S. Imperialism, 1915-1940 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Renda, Mary A. Taking Haiti: military occupation and the culture of U.S. imperialism, 1915-1940.
    • Haiti -- History -- American occupation, 1915-1934.
    Robinson, Greg.
  • Japanese Pride, American Prejudice: Modifying the Exclusion Clause of the 1924 Immigration Act (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hirobe, Izumi. Japanese pride, American prejudice: modifying the exclusion clause of the 1924 Immigration Act.
    • United States -- Relations -- Japan.
    Bartholet, Elizabeth.
  • Interracial Intimacy: The Regulation of Race and Romance (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Moran, Rachel F. Interracial intimacy: the regulation of race and romance.
    • Miscegenation -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
    Balmer, Randall Herbert.
  • The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Fogel, Robert William. Fourth great awakening and the future of egalitarianism.
    • Equality -- United States.
    Goheen, Peter G.
  • Manufacturing Montreal: The Making of an Industrial Landscape, 1850 to 1930 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lewis, Robert, 1954- Manufacturing Montreal: the making of an industrial landscape, 1850 to 1930.
    • Industries -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal.
    Horn, Rebecca, 1954-
  • Stories in Red and Black: Pictorial Histories of the Aztecs and Mixtecs (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Boone, Elizabeth Hill. Stories in red and black: pictorial histories of the Aztecs and Mixtecs.
    • Manuscripts, Nahuatl.
    Salvucci, Richard J., 1951-
  • Goods, Power, History: Latin America's Material Culture (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bauer, Arnold J. Goods, power, history: Latin America's material culture.
    • Consumption (Economics) -- Latin America -- History.
    Szuchman, Mark D., 1948-
  • The Chaco Mission Frontier: The Guaycuruan Experience (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Saeger, James Schofield. Chaco Mission Frontier: the Guaycuruan experience.
    • Guaycuruan Indians -- Missions.
    Tutino, John, 1947-
  • The Other Rebellion: Popular Violence, Ideology, and the Mexican Struggle for Independence, 1810-1821 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Van Young, Eric. Other rebellion: popular violence, ideology, and the Mexican struggle for independence, 1810-1821.
    • Mexico -- History -- Wars of Independence, 1810-1821.
    Schwartz, Stuart B.
  • Winds of Change: Hurricanes and the Transformation of Nineteenth-Century Cuba (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pérez, Louis A., 1943- Winds of change: hurricanes and the transformation of nineteenth-century Cuba.
    • Hurricanes -- Economic aspects -- Cuba -- History -- 19th century.
    Méndez-Gastelumendi, Cecilia.
  • Indigenous Mestizos: The Politics of Race and Culture in Cuzco, Peru, 1919-1991 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Cadena, Marisol de la. Indigenous Mestizos: the politics of race and culture in Cuzco, Peru, 1919-1991.
    • Mestizos -- Peru -- Cuzco -- Social conditions.
    Jean-Baptiste, Rachel.
  • Women and the Colonial State: Essays on Gender and Modernity in the Netherlands Indies, 1900-1942 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Locher-Scholten, Elsbeth, 1944- Women and the colonial state: essays on gender and modernity in the Netherlands Indies, 1900-1942.
    • Women -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century.
    Crone, Patricia, 1945-
  • The Places Where Men Pray Together: Cities in Islamic Lands, Seventh through the Tenth Centuries (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wheatley, Paul. Places where men pray together: cities in Islamic lands, seventh through the tenth centuries.
    • Urbanization -- Islamic countries.
    Bulliet, Richard W.
  • The Second Umayyad Caliphate: The Articulation of Caliphal Legitimacy in al-Andalus (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Safran, Janina M. Second Umayyad Caliphate: the articulation of caliphal legitimacy in al-Andalus.
    • Spain -- History -- 711-1516.
    Perdue, Peter C., 1949-
  • The Manchu Way: The Eight Banners and Ethnic Identity in Late Imperial China (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Elliott, Mark C. Manchu way: the eight banners and ethnic identity in late imperial China.
    • Manchus -- Ethnic identity -- History -- 17th century.
    Bartlett, Beatrice S.
  • Saving the World: Chen Hongmou and Elite Consciousness in Eighteenth-Century China (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Rowe, William T. Saving the world: Chen Hongmou and elite consciousness in eighteenth-century China.
    • Chen, Hongmou, 1696-1771.
    MacKinnon, Stephen R.
  • A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Crossley, Pamela Kyle. Translucent mirror: history and identity in Qing imperial ideology.
    • China -- Politics and government -- 1644-1912.
    Millward, James A., 1961-
  • Qing Colonial Enterprise: Ethnography and Cartography in Early Modern China (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hostetler, Laura. Qing colonial enterprise: ethnography and cartography in early modern China.
    • Ethnology -- China.
    Eng, Robert Y.
  • Becoming Apart: National Power and Local Politics in Toyama, 1868-1945 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lewis, Michael, 1949- Becoming apart: national power and local politics in Toyama, 1868-1945.
    • Toyama-ken (Japan) -- Politics and government.
    Vatuk, Sylvia.
  • Untouchable Freedom: A Social History of a Dalit Community (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Prashad, Vijay. Untouchable freedom: a social history of a Dalit community.
    • Dalits -- India -- Social conditions.



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