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Hoosier responses to fugitive slave cases, 1850-1860

“The Jordan is a hard road to travel”: Hoosier responses to fugitive slave cases, 1850-1860 Dean J. Kotlowski On September 18, 1850, President Millard Fillmore signed what one historian labeled “the most hateful statute since the Alien and Sedition Acts,” the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. (1) Part of the Compromise of 1850, this law […]

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AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ANTI-HISPANIC DISCRIMINATION IN THE AMERICAN LABOR MARKET: 1970s-1990s

AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ANTI-HISPANIC DISCRIMINATION IN THE AMERICAN LABOR MARKET: 1970s-1990s – Statistical Data Included Rebecca K. Woods Introduction Measurement of labor market discrimination against women and minorities has become an increasingly intense focus for research in the past several years, although uncertainty remains as to exactly what discrimination consists of and how it […]

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ICTs, American media, and brand-name consumption

Purchasing the Canadian teenage identity: ICTs, American media, and brand-name consumption Stephen Gennaro Introduction In 1973, anthropologist Clifford Geertz stated: We live … in an ‘information gap.’ Between what our body tells us and what we have to know in order to function, there is a vacuum we must fill ourselves, and we fill it […]

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New Evidence Behind Traditional Typographies

Cold War Historiography: New Evidence Behind Traditional Typographies Timothy J. White For Americans and many in the world, the Cold War dominated international relations from 1945-1991. Only the nuclear balance of terror prevented this uneasy peace from becoming all out war, and few if any events could be understood outside of the context of this […]

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Western negative perceptions of Russia: “the cold war mentality” over five hundred years

Western negative perceptions of Russia: “the cold war mentality” over five hundred years Michael C Paul In a recent CNN interview, former National Security Advisor and professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies, Zbigniew Brzezinski, compared the Russian military’s indiscriminate bombing of the Chechen capital, Grozny, in late […]

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Fattah, Moataz A. Democratic Values in the Muslim World

Fattah, Moataz A. Democratic Values in the Muslim World John K. Cox Fattah, Moataz A. Democratic Values in the Muslim World. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006. xi + 209 pages. Cloth, $49.95. Observers of northern Africa, the Balkans, and southern Asia with an affinity for “clashes of civilizations” like to stress Islam’s general otherness […]

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John von Neumann’s contribution to economic science

John von Neumann’s contribution to economic science Maria Joao Cardoso De Pina Cabral Introduction Often described as a genius, John von Neumann made significant contributions in a wide range of fields. His work in mathematical physics won him praise as the primary intellectual influence responsible for the emergence of game theory, digital computing, and cellular […]

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Introducing e-government in Bangladesh: problems and prospects

Introducing e-government in Bangladesh: problems and prospects Sadik Hasan Introduction Use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in government activities has become a common phenomenon in recent years. In the late 1990s, ICT introduced a unique concept–electronic government (e-government)–in the field of public administration. To date, various technologies have been applied to support the unique […]

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World-Systems Theory in Practice—Leadership, Production, and Exchange. – Review

World-Systems Theory in Practice—Leadership, Production, and Exchange. – Review – book review Dorothea A.L. Martin P. Nick Kardulias, editor, World-Systems Theory in Practice–Leadership, Production, and Exchange. New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1999. xi + 326 pages, paper, no price listed. A title with “world systems theory” (WST) in it would make most readers […]

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Feng, Yi. Democracy, Governance, and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence

Feng, Yi. Democracy, Governance, and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence Gene Shackman Feng, Yi. Democracy, Governance, and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. xvii + 383 pp. Cloth, $40.00. In Democracy, Governance, and Economic Performance, Yi Feng investigates the relationship between politics and economic growth. In particular, Feng “studies the direct and […]