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Chen Duxiu's early years: The importance of personal connections in the social and intellectual transformation of China 1895--1920
Chen Duxiu (1879-1942), is without question one of the most significant figures in modern Chinese history. Yet his early life has been curiously neglected in Western scholarship. In this dissertation I examine the political, ...
An "anarchist rabbi": The life and teachings of Rudolf Rocker
Rudolf Rocker was born in 1873 in Mainz, Germany, and died in 1958 in New York. During his life, Rocker witnessed a rapidly changing world, and he extensively documented these changes. In a microcosm, Rocker's life reflects ...
The first president of Texas: The life of David Gouverneur Burnet
From the birth of the republic through annexation and secession two men in Texas politics loom in bitter opposition---Sam Houston and David C. Burnet. Of the former much is known. The first good history of Texas was by his ...
Absence to presence: The life history of Sylvia [Bataille] Lacan (France)
Sylvia (Bataille) Lacan (1908-1993) was a french film actress who was married to the philosopher Georges Bataille and to the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. Despite this fact, she is virtually absent from the critical accounts ...
THE MAKING OF A REVOLUTIONARY GENERAL--NATHANAEL GREENE: 1742-1779. (VOLUMES I AND II) (RHODE ISLAND)
By the end of the American Revolution, Nathanael Green ranked second only to Washington as a leader of the Americans' fight for independence. How he developed the character that made him such a remarkably successful ...
WILLIAM PITT BALLINGER: PUBLIC SERVANT, PRIVATE PRAGMATIST (TEXAS)
This dissertation is an in-depth examination of the personal and professional life of Galvestonian William Pitt Ballinger (1825-1888), one of Texas' foremost nineteenth-century jurists. From the day he took his attorney's ...