CfA - Summer School & Research Seminar: “Cities in Flux: Ethnographic and Theoretical Challenges” - Cambridge, UK, 23-29 July 2018

This five-day Summer School and two-day Seminar – organised and hosted by Anglia Ruskin University under the auspices of the International Urban Symposium (IUS) – will bring together social anthropologists, sociologists, urban planners, architects, and human geographers committed to empirically-grounded analysis of cities in order to examine a number of pressing methodological and theoretical questions relating to urban change.

 

Re: H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: the History of Capitalism and GAPE

Capitalism is central to how I teach the late 19th and early 20th centuries in my 300-level course on that era. Issues that draw on insights from the history of capitalism include: the Panic of 1873 and the failure of the Freedmen's Savings Bank, the Great Strike of 1877, the Panic of 1893 and its results (including the Pullman strike and Coxey's march on Washington), and the beginnings of business regulation after about 1890.

Re: H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: the History of Capitalism and GAPE

As a historian of the United States in the world/US Empire, I find it very strange that, in scholarship on US history, studies of capitalism generally focus on the antebellum period. This is odd to me because the GAPE featured the high-water mark of direct US imperial actions, with the colonial war of pacification in the Philippines as well as the myriad US military interventions and outright occupations throughout the Caribbean basin.

H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: the History of Capitalism and GAPE

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