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Salud Colectiva: The Role of Public Health Campaigns in Building a Modern Mexican Nation, 1940s-1960s
This dissertation argues that health campaigns in Mexico during the 1940s-1960s became more effective through the mediation of health promoters working in rural indigenous communities. By carefully balancing state-sponsored ...
Gospel Order among Friends: Colonial Violence and the Peace Testimony in Quaker Pennsylvania, 1681-1722
This dissertation examines the development of gospel order and the Quaker peace testimony within the political and cultural milieu of Pennsylvania during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. My project uses ...
Before AIDS: Gay and Lesbian Community Health Activism in the 1970s
At the start of the 1970s, gays and lesbians were sick. The medical profession deemed homosexuality an illness, and even as gays and lesbians challenged this theory of illness based of sexuality, many were suffering from ...
Beyond the Strike Kitchen: Housewives and Domestic Politics, 1936-1973
The broad sweep of this project is a study of how domestic politics evolved to influence policy and act as a conduit for working-class women to increase their political participation as housewives. Critical to this process ...
Responding to Rape: Contesting the Meanings of Sexual Violence in the United States, 1950-1980
Between 1950 and 1980, extraordinary and unprecedented changes occurred in the legal, medical, and social understandings and responses to sexual violence against women in the United States. These changes were largely driven ...