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  • Three Furies of Libertarianism: Rose Wilder Lane, Ayn Rand, and Isabel Paterson | Department of History
    Faculty and Lecturers Graduate Students Staff About the Department Bookshelf Projects News Events Upcoming Events Past Events History Related Events Three Furies of Libertarianism Rose Wilder Lane Ayn Rand and Isabel Paterson Jennifer Burns Journal of American History Dec 2015 About About the Department Degree Programs Undergraduate Program Graduate Programs Courses People Faculty Graduate Students Staff News and Events Recent News Upcoming Events Connect Facebook Twitter Pinterest Contact Us Lane

    Original URL path: https://history.stanford.edu/publications/three-furies-libertarianism-rose-wilder-lane-ayn-rand-and-isabel-paterson (2015-10-06)
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  • The Racial Borderhoods of America: Mexican Americans and the Changing Ethnic/Racial Landscapes of Cities, 1850-2000 | Department of History
    News Events Upcoming Events Past Events History Related Events The Racial Borderhoods of America Mexican Americans and the Changing Ethnic Racial Landscapes of Cities 1850 2000 Albert Camarillo Nov 2015 The Racial Borderhoods of America Mexican Americans and the Changing Ethnic Racial Landscapes of Cities 1850 2000 in press Oxford University Press About About the Department Degree Programs Undergraduate Program Graduate Programs Courses People Faculty Graduate Students Staff News and

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  • Making Constitutional Meaning: The Removal Debate and the Birth of Constitutional Essentialism | Department of History
    remove executive officers Long neglected by historians the episode has received ample attention from constitutional scholars who have interpreted it as a crucial contest over the scope of presidential power However the debate s significance owes less to these implications than it does to the language of constitutional essentialism that it produced In the aftermath of ratification American politicians were still reckoning with what it meant to be subject to the authority of a supreme written constitution and in so doing debated not only the meaning of specific constitutional clauses but more generally the kinds of interpretive practices that could legitimately accompany Americans governing document The removal debate began because the Constitution other than specifications for impeachment was silent on removal Some contended that given this silence nobody could remove Most disagreed and as justification contended that Congress enjoyed discretion to fill the document s silences However those who favored removal divided over who could remove the president alone or in conjunction with the Senate In waging this disagreement the two sides grounded their rival interpretations in two separate sources of authority the nature of things and the original intent of the Constitution s framers In retreating from arguments built

    Original URL path: https://history.stanford.edu/publications/making-constitutional-meaning-removal-debate-and-birth-constitutional-essentialism (2015-10-06)
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  • POLYANDRY AND WIFE-SELLING IN QING DYNASTY CHINA: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions | Department of History
    Graduate Students Staff About the Department Bookshelf Projects News Events Upcoming Events Past Events History Related Events POLYANDRY AND WIFE SELLING IN QING DYNASTY CHINA Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions Matthew Sommer University of California Press Aug 2015 Learn more on publisher s website About About the Department Degree Programs Undergraduate Program Graduate Programs Courses People Faculty Graduate Students Staff News and Events Recent News Upcoming Events Connect Facebook Twitter

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  • Full Measure of Devotion: Animals of the Civil War | Department of History
    the earliest truly industrial wars The Civil War however was also the first war of industrialized animal power the greatest single event demanding the massive mobilization of animals and their ability to perform work in the nineteenth century The Civil War and its demand for animal power and comfort required the recruitment of people and animals and their ability to work together on an unprecedented scale In doing so the

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  • Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy | Department of History
    sovereignty forge between faith and justice sacrifice and autonomy theology and resistance B R Ambedkar the architect of India s constitution and M K Gandhi the Indian nationalist two figures whose thought and practices have most decisively shaped the relationship between religion and politics in India are typically considered antagonists who held irreconcilable views on empire freedom and morality This book reassesses their complex relationship focusing on their commitment to an unconditional equality which for them remained inseparable from the anticolonial struggles for sovereignty Ambedkar and Gandhi inherited the concept of equality from modern humanism but their ideas marked a distinctive turn in humanist conceptions of politics and rights Kumar recovers the philosophical foundations of their thought in Indian and Western traditions religious and secular alike Attending to moments of difficulty in their theories of justice and ethics of resistance he probes the nature of risk that radical democracy s desire for inclusion forces open within the modern nationalist traditions In excavating Ambedkar and Gandhi s intellectual kinship and abyssal difference Radical Equality allows them to shed light on each other even as it places them within a global constellation of moral and political visions The story of their struggle

    Original URL path: https://history.stanford.edu/publications/radical-equality-ambedkar-gandhi-and-risk-democracy (2015-10-06)
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  • Fateful Ties: A History of America's Preoccupation with China | Department of History
    crucial role in America s future This is nothing new Gordon Chang says For centuries Americans have been convinced of China s importance to their own national destiny Fateful Ties draws on literature art biography popular culture and politics to trace America s long and varied preoccupation with China China has held a special place in the American imagination from colonial times when Jamestown settlers pursued a passage to the Pacific and Asia In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Americans plied a profitable trade in Chinese wares sought Chinese laborers to build the West and prized China s art and decor China was revered for its ancient culture but also drew Christian missionaries intent on saving souls in a heathen land Its vast markets beckoned expansionists even as its migrants were seen as a yellow peril that prompted the earliest immigration restrictions A staunch ally during World War II China was a dangerous adversary in the Cold War that followed In the post Mao era Americans again embraced China as a land of inexhaustible opportunity playing a central role in its economic rise Through portraits of entrepreneurs missionaries academics artists diplomats and activists Chang demonstrates how ideas about China have

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  • Drones: A History from the British Middle East | Department of History
    the British use of aerial control in the Middle East and Afghanistan before World War II rather than in the history of technology Such a history promises a better understanding of the drone strategy s likelihood of success because it shows how history memory and politics have shaped both the use of aerial control and its reception Specific cultural and political assumptions first underwrote the invention of aerial control in

    Original URL path: https://history.stanford.edu/publications/drones-history-british-middle-east (2015-10-06)
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