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Broken Land: Everyday Life and the Reconstruction of the Polish Countryside, 1914-1939
“Broken Land” traces the everyday lives of Polish-speaking farmers as they navigated the transition from subjects of the German, Austrian, and Russian Empires to citizens of an independent nation-state. Covering the period ...
Down But Not Out: The Unemployed in Chicago during the Great Depression
The clearest and most powerful lens through which to view society is the Marxian lens of class conflict. In the dissertation I apply this lens to the study of the unemployed in Chicago during the Great Depression, specifically ...
Windows into the Wild: Natural History Exhibition and Museum Education in Chicago, 1890-1940
This dissertation tells the story of the Chicago Academy of Sciences and the Field Museum during critical formative years in the late nineteenth century through the Great Depression. This project argues that since their ...