Articles

The Case of the Cincinnatus:
American Neutral Trade in the British Wartime Legal Order

The Case of the Cincinnatus: American Neutral Trade in the British Wartime Legal Order

(Volume IV, Issue I) This article seeks to analyze the actions of neutral American merchant-sailors of Salem from a global perspective. It illustrates how these merchants also had significant economic impacts in the regions that they operated in. Moreover, since the merchants’ profits and practices often conflicted against British maritime interests, they profoundly influenced the development of British maritime law.

Tapping Productivity: Shock Work, Stakhanovism, and Working Class Identity in Central Asia

Tapping Productivity:  Shock Work, Stakhanovism, and Working Class Identity in Central Asia

Abstract: While Central Asia was seen as a wasteland of “backwardness” in the 1910s, it had become a collection of politically significant nations within the USSR only a few decades later. This paper argues that the productivity campaigns of the Soviet Union were essential in expanding opportunities for the indigenous in Central Asia.

Valjean’s Escape: Photographs of Haussmann’s Underground Paris

Valjean’s Escape: Photographs of Haussmann’s Underground Paris

(Volume III, Issue 2)
Abstract: While traditional accounts of the Haussmann reconstruction of Paris allege that the reconstruction was completed for military reasons, namely to ensure government control of the city, this paper proposes a second cause: sanitation. By examining the prints of photographer Felix Nadar, it becomes obvious that sanitation played a key role in the Haussman reconstruction.