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Accounting for CapitalismThe World the Clerk Made

Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made

Michael Zakim

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226977973
eISBN:
9780226545899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226545899.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

A new class of “merchant clerks” appeared on the historical stage in the middle of the nineteenth century, collectively charged with administering the most important production project in America’s ... More

American Catholics and the Church of TomorrowBuilding Churches for the Future, 1925-1975

American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975

Catherine R. Osborne

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226561028
eISBN:
9780226561165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561165.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book asks why 20th century American Catholics stopped building churches that looked back to the middles ages, and began building churches that for the present and the future. It argues that ... More

Building a Revolutionary StateThe Legal Transformation of New York, 1776-1783

Building a Revolutionary State: The Legal Transformation of New York, 1776-1783

Howard Pashman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226334356
eISBN:
9780226540573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540573.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book analyzes an extraordinary change that occurred during the American Revolution. Early in the conflict, colonial legal systems grew weak or collapsed. But by the end of the war, Americans ... More

Darwin's Evolving IdentityAdventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Alistair Sponsel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book offers a new explanation for Charles Darwin’s apparent caution in publishing On the Origin of Species, which appeared more than two decades after he privately developed his first theories ... More

Demos AssembledDemocracy and the International Origins of the Modern State, 1840-1880

Demos Assembled: Democracy and the International Origins of the Modern State, 1840-1880

Stephen W. Sawyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544465
eISBN:
9780226544632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544632.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

For democratic states, the first part of the twenty-first century brought about an increase of surveillance and a re-emphasis on armed conflict coupled with a neoliberal distance from the concerns of ... More

The Lost Black ScholarResurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought

The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought

David A. Varel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534886
eISBN:
9780226534916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534916.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

W. Allison Davis (1902-1983) was a preeminent black scholar and pioneer within social science. His empirical investigations into race and class inequality, the system of Jim Crow, and the cultural ... More

Making TimeAstronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan

Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan

Yulia Frumer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226516448
eISBN:
9780226524719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226524719.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

We tend to think of time as an abstract and universal phenomenon that is independent of human activity. Making Time challenges this view, claiming that humans construct their own time, including the ... More

Model BehaviorAnimal Experiments, Complexity, and the Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders

Model Behavior: Animal Experiments, Complexity, and the Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders

Nicole C. Nelson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226545929
eISBN:
9780226546117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226546117.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book examines how researchers establish and manage the intellectual justifications for animal modeling work, and how assumptions about the complexity of animals and of behavior shape this ... More

No ExitArab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

Yoav Di-Capua

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226499741
eISBN:
9780226499888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499888.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

It is a curious and little-known fact that the largest existentialist scene outside of Europe was in the Middle East. For two long decades, from the end of World War II until the late 1960s, ... More

Tangled DiagnosesPrenatal Testing, Women, and Risk

Tangled Diagnoses: Prenatal Testing, Women, and Risk

Ilana Löwy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534121
eISBN:
9780226534268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534268.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

From the early 1970s on, the development of new medical technologies made possible direct scrutiny of the living fetus, an approach named prenatal testing. Tangled Diagnoses examines the multilevel ... More

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