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Patronage, Millennialism and the Serpent God Mumbo in South-West Kenya, 1912–34
(Cambridge University Press, 2002-02)
This article traces the history of Mumboism, a millennial cult of south-west Kenya, 1912–34. Mumbo, the serpent god of Lake Victoria, promised to eject whites and chiefs from the region and usher in a period of prosperity. ...
From postcard to book cover: illustrating connections between medical history and digital humanities
This article illustrates the value and impact of collaboration among scholars, archivists, and librarians working across universities and government institutions, and how changes in medium-from a born-physical photograph ...
A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India
(Cornell University Press, 2017)
Early in the eighteenth century, in the French colony of Pondichéry, India, a man’s life was thrust into turmoil. A Tamil commercial broker named Nayiniyappa, the colony’s most powerful local man, was arrested, swiftly ...
’Changing traditions to meet current altering conditions’: Customary Law, African Courts, and the Rejection of Codification in Kenya, 1930-60
(Cambridge University Press, 1999-11)
If the aim of British colonizers, Frederick Lugard wrote, was to civilize Africans ‘and to devote thought to those matters which…most intimately affect their daily life and happiness, there are few of greater importance ...
Momentum shifts in the American electric utility system: Catastrophic change - Or no change at all?
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 1996-04)
The Currency of Kinship: Trading Families and Trading on Family in Colonial French India
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2014)
In the French colony of Pondichéry, French and local actors alike drew on the shared idiom of kinship to strategically advance their political and commercial agendas. Recent scholarship has shown that the structures of ...
La Grippe or Russian Influenza: Mortality Statistics During the 1890 Epidemic in Indiana
Background The Russian influenza, which began in late 1889, has long been recognized as a major global epidemic yet available statistical evidence for morbidity and mortality has not been fully examined using historical ...
American Wildlife Policy and Environmental Ideology: Poisoning Coyotes, 1939-1972
(University of California Press, 1986-08)
Introduction: Towards a History of Violence in Colonial Kenya
(African Studies Center, Boston University, 2012)
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the authors discuss topics addressed in the issue related to violence in colonial Kenya, including corporal punishment, the connections between the death penalty and ...
The American Soldier Collaborative Digital Archive
(National Endowment for the Humanities, 2018-07-31)
With funding provided by an NEH Foundation HCRR grant, PW-253776, our team finished the first phase of The American Soldier Collaborative Digital Archive. The goal of this project is to create a free, public website to ...