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Dust, A History of the Small and Invisible.(Review)
March 22, 2001... Dust, A History of the Small and Invisible. By Joseph A. Amato (Berkeley, University of California Press, 2000) 250 pp. $22.50 I finished reading Amato's well-crafted history of small and invisible particles while sitting in my alergist's office, awaiting my monthly injections. It...
Urban Demographic Stagnation in Early Modern Germany: A Simulation.(Statistical Data Included)
March 22, 2001... Although the demographic consequences of the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) have received considerable scholarly attention, little is known about the population recovery that followed. This research note, with the aid of simple simulations, seeks to specify the limited capacity of small...
Rise and Fall of a Nation of Joiners: The Knights of Labor Revisited.(Statistical Data Included)
March 22, 2001... The rise and fall of the Knights of Labor has frequently been portrayed as a crucial event in the history of American political development, especially as it relates to the United States' failure to create a full-fledged welfare state, replete with national health insurance, extensive...
Political Culture in Seventeenth-Century Italian Villages.
March 22, 2001... A half-century of scholarship focused on peasant up-risings in early modern Europe has tended to characterize most of those movements as conservative or lacking in political ideology, since they did not demand the overthrow of the entire social order. So far as historians are concerned, the...
Behavioral Contagion and the Rise of Convent Education in France.(Statistical Data Included)
March 22, 2001... Europe in the seventeenth century suffered doubly from terrible epidemics. Plague did not end in England and northern Europe until after the 1660s and in southern France until after 1720. Estimates vary as to how many people were killed in witch-hunts between 1550 and 1700, but the number...