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The Universal Church in the Segregated City: Doing Catholic Interracialism in Chicago, 1915-1963
During the Great Migration, as black migrants moved north in search of warmer suns, they encountered, mostly for the first time, large Catholic populations tightly bound within their parish boundaries and a Catholic Church ...
Clio's Foot Soldiers: Twentieth Century U.S. Social Movements and the Uses of Collective Memory
Drawing on African-American, Women’s, and Queer Studies, this dissertation historicizes the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s. Framing them as a response to the activism and community-building of the social movements of ...
In the Shadow of Antitrust: Competition Policy and the Coal Trade of Toronto and Chicago, 1888-1940
This dissertation studies antitrust and “competition policy” as they operated in the Chicago and Toronto coal trades from the 1880s through the end of the 1930s. Competition policy refers to the state-imposed rules—statutes, ...
'What fear is like': The Legacy of Trauma, Safety, and Security after the 1977 Girl Scout Murders
On June 13, 1977 at a Girl Scout camp near Locust Grove, Oklahoma, three young campers were raped and murdered on the first night of summer camp. Local and state authorities searched nine months for a local man, Gene Leroy ...
Communism, Nationalism, and Identity in a Polish-German Borderland, 1945-1950
This dissertation examines the role of expulsions and repatriations in forging a new political and social reality in post-World War II Polish-German borderlands. In particular, it focuses on the Polish communist regime’s ...
Re-institutionalizing America: The Politics of Mental Health and Incarceration, 1945-1985
This dissertation tracks a peculiar “re-institutionalization” between 1945 and 1990, showing how involuntary confinement in psychiatric hospitals and prisons transformed in both significance and scope. The project focuses ...