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AbstractThis article reconstructs and interprets the early history of the Liberated African villages of Sierra Leone, a group of settlements built to settle former captives rescued from the Middle Passage by British ships following the 1807 Slave Trade Act. The Act, which abolished the British...
AbstractDaegan Miller, “Reading Tree in Nature’s Nation: Toward a Field Guide to Sylvan Literacy in the Nineteenth-Century United States”: In the nineteenth-century United States, trees were used for nearly everything: fuel, food, shelter—even for roads. But individual trees also were freighted...
AbstractThis article argues that before the transformative impact of the income tax in the second decade of the twentieth century, a hitherto undocumented fiscal revolution occurred in the 1860s and 1870s as well. While this fiscal revolution actually increased economic inequalities, it also...
AbstractDid the Nazis persecute lesbians? In recent decades, their murderous campaign against gay men has drawn growing public attention. But historians are still at odds over the question of whether lesbians were persecuted as well. This article argues that historians ought not to limit...
AbstractThis article traces the history of the Nestlé boycott, one of the most well-known and successful boycotts of the 1970s. As part of the campaign to end bottle-feeding in Third World societies, it called for the global regulation of controversial marketing strategies implemented by Western...
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