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"Allowing fears to overwhelm us": A re-examination of the House Special Committee on Un-American Activities, 1938--1944
In 1938, the House of Representatives authorized a special committee to investigate subversive or "un-American" propaganda. Popularly known as the Dies Committee after its chairman Martin Dies, this special committee was ...
A union in disarray: Romanian nation building under Astra in late-nineteenth-century rural Transylvania and Hungary
Scholarly studies of the nation as a socially constructed community, while accurate, do not explain how individuals in a predominantly agricultural society build and mobilize a national community outside of traditional ...
Discovering England: G. K. Chesterton and English national identity, 1900--1936
G. K. Chesterton (1874--1936), an English journalist and man-of-letters, gained an broad audience for his cultural criticism in the first decades of the twentieth century. This dissertation presents an explanation for ...
Organizing bodies: Creating and funding experimental dance in the United States, 1965--2000
Avant-garde artists are among the most broadly theorized sub-groups of cultural producers. Artistic vanguards been theorized in two opposing ways---either as uniquely able to change social conditions through artistic ...