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His Brothers' Keeper: John Brown, Moral Stewardship, and Interracial Abolitionism
(Slavery and Abolition, 2011-03)
Recent biographies of abolitionist John Brown emphasize his uniqueness and cast him as an anomalous figure in the antislavery movement. This article, however, makes the case for Brown’s representativeness by connecting his ...
Elusive Neutrality: Christian Humanitarianism and the Question of Palestine, 1948-1967
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014)
This article examines the history of Protestant humanitarian interventions on behalf of Palestinian refugees between 1948 and 1967. Deeply concerned with Arab suffering, Protestant churches organized under the World Council ...
Paradoxical Infrastructures: Ruins, Retrofit, and Risk
In recent years, a dramatic increase in the study of infrastructure has occurred in the social sciences and humanities, following upon foundational work in the physical sciences, architecture, planning, information science, ...
The Case of John L. Brown: Slavery, Sex, South Carolina, and the Whispering Gallery of Transatlantic Abolitionism
Please see http://mcdaniel.blogs.rice.edu/?p=105 for an abstract.
Who Cares Who Made the Map? La Carta del Cantino and its anonymous maker
This paper explores the authorship of the anonymous La Carta del Cantino through an analysis of design signatures. Using high resolution digital copies of charts in ArcGIS, La Carta del Cantino is compared to contemporaneous ...
Drilling Down: Can Historians Operationalize Koselleck’s Stratigraphical Times?
(?The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015)
According to Reinhart Koselleck, in every moment a congeries of “temporal strata” are effectively co-present, but not necessarily coherent, hence the “simultaneity of the nonsimultaneous.” Contrast this with the notion of ...
Gender and Colonial Politics after the Versailles Treaty
Beyond Failure: Rethinking Confederate State Policies on the Western Frontier
This paper was delivered at the Remaking North American Sovereignty conference held in Banff, Canada, July 30-August 1, 2015.