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2014

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Full-Text Articles in Social History

Mullen's Choices, Rowan Cahill Dec 2014

Mullen's Choices, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Obituary/biographical note concerning Geoff Mullen (1947-2014), and his anti-conscription activities (1967-1972) in Australia during the Vietnam War.


Teaching Big History Or Teaching About Big History? Big History And Religion, Harlan Stelmach Dec 2014

Teaching Big History Or Teaching About Big History? Big History And Religion, Harlan Stelmach

Harlan Stelmach

Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving the myriad threads of evidence-based human knowledge into a master narrative that stretches from the beginning of the universe to the present, the Big History framework helps students make sense of their studies in all disciplines by illuminating the structures that underlie the universe and the connections among them. Teaching Big ...


Cutting Out Worry: Popularizing Psychosurgery In America, Antonietta Louise Iannaccone Dec 2014

Cutting Out Worry: Popularizing Psychosurgery In America, Antonietta Louise Iannaccone

Antonietta Louise Iannaccone

Contemporary Americans think of the lobotomy as an utterly primitive and brutal form of psychosurgery. The film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, especially, popularized the image of it as a violent form of suppression and mind control. But when it was first introduced, the procedure was considered compassionate, effective, and so delicate it was compared to “cutting through butter.” The therapeutic effect was described as “cutting out worry.” Between 1936 and 1978 it is estimated that 40,000 psychiatric patients received lobotomies in the United States; the procedure was not only tolerated, it was popular. How did it ...


Doing History With Online Mapping Tools: Handout, Joanne M. Riley Nov 2014

Doing History With Online Mapping Tools: Handout, Joanne M. Riley

Joanne M. Riley

Handout listing resources and links that accompanied Riley's presentation "Doing History with Online Mapping Tools: an Introduction"


Doing History With Online Mapping Tools: An Introduction, Joanne M. Riley Nov 2014

Doing History With Online Mapping Tools: An Introduction, Joanne M. Riley

Joanne M. Riley

In November, 2014 the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Mass., offered a presentation titled "How to Do History with Online Mapping Tools" as part of a series related to the Museum and Library’s collection of historic maps sponsored by the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation. The invited presenters were Jessie Partridge from the MetroBoston DataCommon, a provider of free applications that make it possible to map data, and Joanne Riley, University Archivist and Curator of Special Collections in the Healey Library at UMass Boston. Both presenters helped lay historians, data fans, and map enthusiasts discover how visualizations ...


Book Review: David Grant, 'Jagged Seas: The New Zealand Seamen's Union, 1879-2003' (2012), Rowan Cahill Oct 2014

Book Review: David Grant, 'Jagged Seas: The New Zealand Seamen's Union, 1879-2003' (2012), Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Review of David Grant, 'Jagged Seas: The New Zealand Seamen's Union, 1879-2003' (Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 2012). The reviewer co-authored a history of the Australian Seamen's Union (1872-1972) in 1981, and this review is sympathetic towards Grant's history, and makes a case for the ongoing production of worker/union histories.


Is Russia A Block Of Ice Floating Back Into The 16th Century, Marko Dumancic Oct 2014

Is Russia A Block Of Ice Floating Back Into The 16th Century, Marko Dumancic

Marko Dumančić

Editorial published in The Moscow Times and The Huffington Post


Review Of Notable Men And Women Of Our Time, Brian Maxson Oct 2014

Review Of Notable Men And Women Of Our Time, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

Paolo Giovio wrote his text in the aftermath of the sack of Rome by imperial troops in 1527, although the work remained unfinished at the time of the author's death some twenty-five years.


Review Of Reviving The Eternal City: Rome And The Papal Court, 1420-1447 By Elizabeth Mccahill, Brian Maxson Oct 2014

Review Of Reviving The Eternal City: Rome And The Papal Court, 1420-1447 By Elizabeth Mccahill, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

No abstract provided.


Philosophical & Institutional Innovations Of Kenyon Leech Butterfield And The Rhode Island Contributions To The Development Of Land Grant And Sea Grant Extension, Michael Rice, Sarina Rodrigues, Kate Venturini Sep 2014

Philosophical & Institutional Innovations Of Kenyon Leech Butterfield And The Rhode Island Contributions To The Development Of Land Grant And Sea Grant Extension, Michael Rice, Sarina Rodrigues, Kate Venturini

Michael A Rice

Land Grant Education in Rhode Island began with the awarding of 1862 Morrill Act funds to Brown University, making it Rhode Island's first Land Grant College. Continuing controversy over the next two decades mostly through Rhode Island's Grange and other farm organizations led to the formation of the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (RICA&M; now the University of Rhode Island or URI). From the establishment of the Rhode Island Agricultural Experiment Station (RIAES) in 1888, station scientists engaged in a wide variety of Extension activities with local farmers and fishermen. The second president of ...


Review Of Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise Of Evangelical Christianity In Early America By Catherine A. Brekus, Edward E. Andrews Sep 2014

Review Of Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise Of Evangelical Christianity In Early America By Catherine A. Brekus, Edward E. Andrews

Edward E. Andrews

Reviews the book Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013) by Catherine A. Brekus.


Movimientos Obreros Y Por Los Derechos Humanos En América Latina: Convergencia, Divergencia Y Consecuencias Para La Promoción De Los Derechos Económicos, Sociales Y Culturales [Labor Movements And Human Rights In Latin America: Convergence, Divergence, And The Implications For The Promotion Of Economic, Social And Cultural Rights], Maria Lorena Cook Sep 2014

Movimientos Obreros Y Por Los Derechos Humanos En América Latina: Convergencia, Divergencia Y Consecuencias Para La Promoción De Los Derechos Económicos, Sociales Y Culturales [Labor Movements And Human Rights In Latin America: Convergence, Divergence, And The Implications For The Promotion Of Economic, Social And Cultural Rights], Maria Lorena Cook

Maria Lorena Cook

[Excerpt] Los derechos propios del trabajo forman parte de los derechos humanos hace mucho tiempo y gozan del reconocimiento de pactos internacionales. La Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos, adoptada por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas, en 1948, enumera los derechos a condiciones de trabajo justas y favorables; a igual remuneración por trabajo de igual valor; a una remuneración equitativa y favorable, y a formar sindicatos y afiliarse a ellos. El Pacto Internacional de Derechos Civiles y Políticos (PIDCP) incluye los derechos a la libertad de asociación y a formar sindicatos y afiliarse a ellos. El Pacto Internacional de Derechos ...


Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical, Judith Smith Aug 2014

Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical, Judith Smith

Judith E. Smith

A son of poor Jamaican immigrants who grew up in Depression-era Harlem, Harry Belafonte became the first black performer to gain artistic control over the representation of African Americans in commercial television and film. Forging connections with an astonishing array of consequential players on the American scene in the decades following World War II—from Paul Robeson to Ed Sullivan, John Kennedy to Stokely Carmichael—Belafonte established his place in American culture as a hugely popular singer, matinee idol, internationalist, and champion of civil rights, black pride, and black power.

In Becoming Belafonte, Judith E. Smith presents the first full-length ...


Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realties, Rowan Cahill Aug 2014

Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realties, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

This is a revised version of the author's 2014 Brisbane Labour History Association Alex McDonald lecture. In this paper the author takes apart the right-wing accounts, particularly by Hal Colebatch ('Australia's Secret War, 2013), that demonise the Australian trade union leadership and the Communist Party of Australia for 'treasonous' industrial disputation during World War II.


Review Of Healthy Living In Late Renaissance Italy, Brian Maxson Jun 2014

Review Of Healthy Living In Late Renaissance Italy, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

This work offers an interdisciplinary study of preventative health in 16th and 17th century Italy. Previous studies on the practice and prescription of early modern preventative health are few, and scholars have tended to assume that medical understanding of the body's humors remained relatively static during this period.


Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realities, Rowan Cahill May 2014

Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realities, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Beginning with recent attempts by conservative interests to depict some Australian trade unions as having acted in 'traitorous' ways during World War 2 by engaging in activities that variously sabotaged the home front war effort, this lecture examines the claims, and the myth of the social solidarity of Australian society 1939-45.


Pioneers In Your Attic: Uvu's Sutherland Archives' Experience, Catherine Mcintyre Apr 2014

Pioneers In Your Attic: Uvu's Sutherland Archives' Experience, Catherine Mcintyre

Catherine McIntyre

Utah Valley University's George Sutherland Archives participated in a state-wide digitization project called Pioneers In Your Attic: Preserving the Legacy of the Overland Migration. Developed by Scott Eldredge of Brigham Young University, several university digitization centers, or hubs, collaborated with regional public libraries, museums, and historical societies to host "scanning events," inviting members of the public to bring unique, historic family photographs and documents, such as diaries, journals, letters, and business papers, to be scanned for free, and added to an openly accessible online digital collection called Pioneers In Your Attic. This presentation focuses on the overall experiences of ...


The Swahili, Jesse Benjamin Apr 2014

The Swahili, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


Katama Mkangi's Subaltern Sociology: Legacies Of Race And Colonialism At The Coast Of East Africa, Jesse Benjamin Apr 2014

Katama Mkangi's Subaltern Sociology: Legacies Of Race And Colonialism At The Coast Of East Africa, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


No Lo Tires! Don't Throw It Away! Texas Latino Archives Shaping Their Own Narrative: Community Leaders Negotiate A Framework For Their Archival Collection, Diane Duesterhoeft Apr 2014

No Lo Tires! Don't Throw It Away! Texas Latino Archives Shaping Their Own Narrative: Community Leaders Negotiate A Framework For Their Archival Collection, Diane Duesterhoeft

Diane Duesterhoeft

Practical tips for organizations and individuals considering preserving their historical records with a local archive.


Community Leaders Negotiate A Framework For Their Archival Collection, Diane Duesterhoeft Apr 2014

Community Leaders Negotiate A Framework For Their Archival Collection, Diane Duesterhoeft

Diane Duesterhoeft

This presentation describes the path an established community organization traveled toward getting their historical
materials into a local archive.


America's Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions Of Power And Community, Robert Tsai Mar 2014

America's Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions Of Power And Community, Robert Tsai

Robert L Tsai

The U.S. Constitution opens by proclaiming the sovereignty of all citizens: "We the People." Robert Tsai's gripping history of alternative constitutions invites readers into the circle of those who have rejected this ringing assertion--the defiant groups that refused to accept the Constitution's definition of who "the people" are and how their authority should be exercised. America's Forgotten Constitutions is the story of America as told by dissenters: squatters, Native Americans, abolitionists, socialists, internationalists, and racial nationalists. Beginning in the nineteenth century, Tsai chronicles eight episodes in which discontented citizens took the extraordinary step of drafting a ...


Review Of Isabella D’Este And Francesco Gonzaga: Power Sharing At The Italian Renaissance Court, Brian Maxson Mar 2014

Review Of Isabella D’Este And Francesco Gonzaga: Power Sharing At The Italian Renaissance Court, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

The book reviewed depicts husband and wife, Francesco Gonzaga and Isabella d'Este, who worked together to direct the domestic and diplomatic affairs of Mantua far more than the scholarship on Isabella has usually assumed.


Race, Gender, And The Elusive Child, Lisa Kirschenbaum Mar 2014

Race, Gender, And The Elusive Child, Lisa Kirschenbaum

Lisa Kirschenbaum

No abstract provided.


The Flow Of History Along The East Branch Brandywine Creek, Walter Cressler Mar 2014

The Flow Of History Along The East Branch Brandywine Creek, Walter Cressler

Walt Cressler

No abstract provided.


The Flow Of History Along The West Branch Brandywine Creek, Walter Cressler Mar 2014

The Flow Of History Along The West Branch Brandywine Creek, Walter Cressler

Walt Cressler

No abstract provided.


The Flow Of History Along Brandywine Creek, Walter Cressler Mar 2014

The Flow Of History Along Brandywine Creek, Walter Cressler

Walt Cressler

No abstract provided.


The Radical History Of Sydney University: Student Activism In The 60s, Rowan Cahill Mar 2014

The Radical History Of Sydney University: Student Activism In The 60s, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

A personal account of radical activism at Sydney University during the 1960s by two activist/participants, Rowan Cahill and Terry Irving. The talk was part of the campaign by Sydney University students to mobilise for the National Rally for Education Rights held on 26 March 2014.


Prodigal Sons, Trap Doors, And Painted Women: Reflections On Life Stories, Urban Legends, And Aural History, Charles Hardy Feb 2014

Prodigal Sons, Trap Doors, And Painted Women: Reflections On Life Stories, Urban Legends, And Aural History, Charles Hardy

Charles Hardy

No abstract provided.


Mass. Memories Road Show, Heather Cole, Joanne M. Riley, Andrew Elder Feb 2014

Mass. Memories Road Show, Heather Cole, Joanne M. Riley, Andrew Elder

Joanne M. Riley

The Mass. Memories Road Show is an event-based public history project that digitizes family photos and stories shared by the people of Massachusetts. We work with local communities to organize free public events where residents are invited to bring family photos to be scanned and included in the archives at UMass Boston.