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Agents of ReformChild Labor and the Origins of the Welfare State

Agents of Reform: Child Labor and the Origins of the Welfare State

Elisabeth Anderson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691220895
eISBN:
9780691220918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691220895.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The beginnings of the modern welfare state are often traced to the late nineteenth-century labor movement and to policymakers' efforts to appeal to working-class voters. But this book shows that the ... More

American MirrorThe United States and Brazil in the Age of Emancipation

American Mirror: The United States and Brazil in the Age of Emancipation

Roberto Saba

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691190747
eISBN:
9780691205359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190747.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the nineteenth century, the United States and Brazil were the largest slave societies in the Western world. The former enslaved approximately four million people, the latter nearly two million. ... More

Communities of CareThe Social Ethics of Victorian Fiction

Communities of Care: The Social Ethics of Victorian Fiction

Talia Schaffer

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691199634
eISBN:
9780691226514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores Victorian fictional representations of care communities, small voluntary groups that coalesce around someone in need. Drawing lessons from Victorian sociality, the book proposes a ... More

Constructing CommunityUrban Governance, Development, and Inequality in Boston

Constructing Community: Urban Governance, Development, and Inequality in Boston

Jeremy R. Levine

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691193649
eISBN:
9780691205885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193649.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Who makes decisions that shape the housing, policies, and social programs in urban neighborhoods? Who, in other words, governs? This book offers a rich ethnographic portrait of the individuals who ... More

Distant ShoresColonial Encounters on China's Maritime Frontier

Distant Shores: Colonial Encounters on China's Maritime Frontier

Melissa Macauley

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691213484
eISBN:
9780691220482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213484.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

China has conventionally been considered a land empire whose lack of maritime and colonial reach contributed to its economic decline after the mid-eighteenth century. This book challenges this view, ... More

Extraction Ecologies and the Literature of the Long Exhaustion

Extraction Ecologies and the Literature of the Long Exhaustion

Elizabeth Carolyn Miller

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691205533
eISBN:
9780691230559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205533.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The 1830s to the 1930s saw the rise of large-scale industrial mining in the British imperial world. This book examines how literature of this era reckoned with a new vision of civilization where ... More

The Fetters of RhymeLiberty and Poetic Form in Early Modern England

The Fetters of Rhyme: Liberty and Poetic Form in Early Modern England

Rebecca M. Rush

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691212555
eISBN:
9780691215686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691212555.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In his 1668 preface to Paradise Lost, John Milton rejected the use of rhyme, portraying himself as a revolutionary freeing English verse from “the troublesome and modern bondage of Riming.” Despite ... More

Founded in FictionThe Uses of Fiction in the Early United States

Founded in Fiction: The Uses of Fiction in the Early United States

Thomas Koenigs

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691188942
eISBN:
9780691219820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188942.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is the use of fiction? This question preoccupied writers in the early United States, where many cultural authorities insisted that fiction reading would mislead readers about reality. This book ... More

Hannah Arendt and Isaiah BerlinFreedom, Politics and Humanity

Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin: Freedom, Politics and Humanity

Kei Hiruta

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691182261
eISBN:
9780691226132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182261.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Two of the most iconic thinkers of the twentieth century, Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) and Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) fundamentally disagreed on central issues in politics, history and philosophy. In ... More

In Humboldt's ShadowA Tragic History of German Ethnology

In Humboldt's Shadow: A Tragic History of German Ethnology

H. Glenn Penny

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691211145
eISBN:
9780691216454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691211145.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The Berlin Ethnological Museum is one of the world's largest and most important anthropological museums, housing more than a half million objects collected from around the globe. This book tells the ... More

Jews and Their Roman RivalsPagan Rome's Challenge to Israel

Jews and Their Roman Rivals: Pagan Rome's Challenge to Israel

Katell Berthelot

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691199290
eISBN:
9780691220420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199290.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Throughout their history, Jews have lived under a succession of imperial powers, from Assyria and Babylonia to Persia and the Hellenistic kingdoms. This book shows how the Roman Empire posed a unique ... More

Juno's AeneidA Battle for Heroic Identity

Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity

Joseph Farrell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691211169
eISBN:
9780691211176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691211169.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers an entirely new way of understanding the Aeneid. Many scholars regard Vergil's poem as an attempt to combine Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into a single epic. The book challenges this ... More

Labor in the Age of FinancePensions, Politics, and Corporations from Deindustrialization to Dodd-Frank

Labor in the Age of Finance: Pensions, Politics, and Corporations from Deindustrialization to Dodd-Frank

Sanford M. Jacoby

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691217208
eISBN:
9780691217215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691217208.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Since the 1970s, American unions have shrunk dramatically, as has their economic clout. This book traces the search for new sources of power, showing how unions turned financialization to their ... More

Machine Learning in Asset Pricing

Machine Learning in Asset Pricing

Stefan Nagel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691218700
eISBN:
9780691218717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691218700.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Investors in financial markets are faced with an abundance of potentially value-relevant information from a wide variety of different sources. In such data-rich, high-dimensional environments, ... More

A Matter of ObscenityThe Politics of Censorship in Modern England

A Matter of Obscenity: The Politics of Censorship in Modern England

Christopher Hilliard

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691197982
eISBN:
9780691226118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197982.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

For Victorian lawmakers and judges, the question of whether a book should be allowed to circulate freely depended on whether it was sold to readers whose mental and moral capacities were in doubt, by ... More

New LeftsThe Making of a Radical Tradition

New Lefts: The Making of a Radical Tradition

Terence Renaud

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691220819
eISBN:
9780691220802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691220819.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the 1960s, the radical youth of Western Europe's New Left rebelled against the democratic welfare state and their parents' antiquated politics of reform. It was not the first time an upstart ... More

The Philosophical StageDrama and Dialectic in Classical Athens

The Philosophical Stage: Drama and Dialectic in Classical Athens

Joshua Billings

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691205182
eISBN:
9780691211114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205182.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book offers an innovative approach to ancient Greek literature and thought that places drama at the heart of intellectual history. Drawing on evidence from tragedy and comedy, the book shines ... More

The Roman Republic of LettersScholarship, Philosophy, and Politics in the Age of Cicero and Caesar

The Roman Republic of Letters: Scholarship, Philosophy, and Politics in the Age of Cicero and Caesar

Katharina Volk

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691193878
eISBN:
9780691224343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193878.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book explores a fascinating chapter of intellectual history, focusing on the literary senators of the mid-first century BCE who came to blows over the future of Rome even as they debated ... More

Sharing ResponsibilityThe History and Future of Protection from Atrocities

Sharing Responsibility: The History and Future of Protection from Atrocities

Luke Glanville

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691205021
eISBN:
9780691205014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205021.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The idea that states share a responsibility to shield people everywhere from atrocities is presently under threat. Despite some early twenty-first century successes, including the 2005 United Nations ... More

Shock to the SystemCoups, Elections, and War on the Road to Democratization

Shock to the System: Coups, Elections, and War on the Road to Democratization

Michael K. Miller

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691217000
eISBN:
9780691217017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691217000.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

How do democracies emerge? This book presents a novel theory of democratization that focuses on how events like coups, wars, and elections disrupt autocratic regimes and trigger democratic change. ... More

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