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  1. Jul 2019
    1. Morton Horwitz, The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860

      Horwitz was one of Steinberg's dissertation advisors. His ideas about American law heavily influenced Steinberg's thesis in Nature, Incorporated.

    1. I lorwitz, Transfonnation of American law,

      Historiographic note: Morton Horwitz was one of Steinberg's dissertation advisors. He wrote the most important book about the history of American Law, and his perspective influenced Steinberg heavily. I highly recommend Horwitz's book -- it may be the single most significant book I've read in US History.

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  2. May 2019
    1. t past efforts to speak for nature have masked social and cultur

      "I speak for the trees" says the Lorax.

    2. plain. The presence of coal seams or fertile soils in particular places has certainly mattered to human history, but to talk of coal or soils as

      Yeah, "agency" seems to imply choice. But it would be completely accurate to say that these natural features influenced (to some extent determined) the choices available to people.

    3. d other categories

      What does the historian mean by the term "category of analysis"?

    1. boilerplate thing

      Sounds like those 19th-century Chapman books filled with platitudes about the upstanding men of the regions. https://openlibrary.org/publishers/Chapman_brothers

    2. settler later wrote that the natives said

      There's got to be some evidence of what the Indians said to each other that's not filtered through this "settler" lens -- maybe have students read this alongside Colin Calloway's Scratch of the Pen.

    3. 19th-century ideology of Manifest Destiny

      Or at least of an uncritical embrace of the turner thesis.

  3. Feb 2017
    1. scholars

      I'm reading a lot in another class about historiography and about African Americans such as Du Bois reclaiming African American history, pointing out the unique culture, accomplishments and struggles while also revealing how those in privileged positions have constructed myths about blackness which resulted in the silencing of their history and experiences. Stewart is doing something similar in reclaiming the history of women.