Collage of various historical images

Alumni Books - sorted by year

Shannon Withycombe, Lost: Miscarriage in Nineteenth-Century America (Rutgers University Press, 2018)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"Lost: Miscarriage in Nineteenth-Century America" book cover image

"Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry" book cover image Anna Zeide, Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry (University of California Press, 2018)

2019 James Beard Award Nominee
(Reference, History, and Scholarship)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Andrew R. Ruis, Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United States (Rutgers University Press, 2017)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United States" book cover image

"Birds of Empire, Birds of Nation. A History of Science, Economy, and Conservation in United States-Colombia Relations" book cover image Camilo Quintero Toro, Birds of Empire, Birds of Nation. A History of Science, Economy, and Conservation in United States-Colombia Relations (Universidad de los Andes, 2012)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Edward J. Larson, An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science (Yale University Press, 2011)

Awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2011 National Outdoor Book Awards. Shortlisted for the 2012 Hessell-Tiltman prize.
"An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science" book cover image

"Looking for a Few Good Males: Female Choice in Evolutionary Biology" book cover image Erika Lorraine Milam, Looking for a Few Good Males: Female Choice in Evolutionary Biology (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Sarah K. A. Pfatteicher, Lessons amid the Rubble: An Introduction to Post-Disaster Engineering and Ethics (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"Lessons amid the Rubble: An Introduction to Post-Disaster Engineering and Ethics" book cover image

"Death Investigation in America: Coroners, Medical Examiners, and the Pursuit of Medical Certainty" book cover image Jeffrey M. Jentzen, Death Investigation in America: Coroners, Medical Examiners, and the Pursuit of Medical Certainty (Harvard University Press, 2009)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Shawn Francis Peters, When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law (Oxford University Press, 2008)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law" book cover image

"Thomas Hardy's Novel Universe" book cover image Pamela Gossin, Thomas Hardy's Novel Universe (Ashgate, 2007)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Daniel Patrick Thurs, Science Talk: Changing Notions of Science in American Culture (Rutgers University Press, 2007)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"Science Talk: Changing Notions of Science in American Culture" book cover image

"Hot and Bothered: Women, Medicine, and Menopause in Modern America" book cover image Judith A. Houck, Hot and Bothered: Women, Medicine, and Menopause in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2006)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Michael F. Robinson, The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2006)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture" book cover image

"British Naturalists in Qing China: Science, Empire, and Cultural Encounter" book cover image Fa-ti Fan, British Naturalists in Qing China: Science, Empire, and Cultural Encounter (Harvard University Press, 2004)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Edward J. Larson, Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory (Modern Library, 2004) "Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory" book cover image

"Philosophical Path for Paracelsian Medicine: The Ideas, Intellectual Context, and Influence of Petrus Severinus (1540-1602)" book cover image Jole R. Shackelford, Philosophical Path for Paracelsian Medicine: The Ideas, Intellectual Context, and Influence of Petrus Severinus (1540-1602) (Museum Tusculanum Press, 2004)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Louise E. Robbins, Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris" book cover image

"Christian Science on Trial: Religious Healing in America" book cover image Rennie B. Schoepflin, Christian Science on Trial: Religious Healing in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, How to Write the History of the New World: Histories, Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Stanford University Press, 2001)

Winner of the 2001 John E. Fagg Prize in Spanish and Latin American History and the 2001 Atlantic History Prize, both from the American Historical Association.

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"How to Write the History of the New World: Histories, Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World" book cover image

"Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion" book cover image Edward J. Larson, Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion (Basic Books, 1997)

Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in History

Richard C. Sawyer, To Make a Spotless Orange: Biological Control in California (Iowa State Press, 1996)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"To Make a Spotless Orange: Biological Control in California" book cover image

"Catching Babies: The Professionalization of Childbirth, 1870-1920" book cover image Charlotte G. Borst, Catching Babies: The Professionalization of Childbirth, 1870-1920 (Harvard University Press, 1995)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Edward J. Larson, Sex, Race, and Science: Eugenics in the Deep South (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995) "Sex, Race, and Science: Eugenics in the Deep South" book cover image

"Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America before the Second World War" book cover image Susan E. Lederer, Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America before the Second World War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

James M. Lattis, Between Copernicus and Galileo: Christoph Clavius and the Collapse of Ptolemaic Cosmology (University of Chicago Press, 1994)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"Between Copernicus and Galileo: Christoph Clavius and the Collapse of Ptolemaic Cosmology" book cover image

"Nature, the Exotic, and the Science of French Colonialism" book cover image Michael A. Osborne, Nature, the Exotic, and the Science of French Colonialism (Indiana University Press, 1994)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Hugh Richard Slotten, Patronage, Practice, and the Culture of American Science: Alexander Dallas Bache and the U. S. Coast Survey (Cambridge University Press, 1994)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"Patronage, Practice, and the Culture of American Science: Alexander Dallas Bache and the U. S. Coast Survey" book cover image

"Simon Baruch: Rebel in the Ranks of Medicine, 1840-1921" book cover image Patricia Spain Ward, Simon Baruch: Rebel in the Ranks of Medicine, 1840-1921 (University of Alabama Press, 1994)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Arleen Marcia Tuchman, Science, Medicine, and the State in Germany: The Case of Baden, 1815-1871 (Oxford University Press, 1993)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"Science, Medicine, and the State in Germany: The Case of Baden, 1815-1871" book cover image

"Men among the Mammoths: Victorian Science and the Discovery of Human Prehistory" book cover image A. Bowdoin Van Riper, Men among the Mammoths: Victorian Science and the Discovery of Human Prehistory (University of Chicago Press, 1993)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Elizabeth B. Keeney, The Botanizers: Amateur Scientists in Nineteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, 1992)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"The Botanizers: Amateur Scientists in Nineteenth-Century America" book cover image

"The State of Nature: Ecology, Community, and American Social Thought, 1900-1950" book cover image Gregg Mitman, The State of Nature: Ecology, Community, and American Social Thought, 1900-1950 (University of Chicago Press, 1992)

Winner of the 1994 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities from the Council of Graduate Schools

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Roy Jose DeCarvalho, The Founders of Humanistic Psychology (Praeger Publishers, 1991)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"The Founders of Humanistic Psychology" book cover image

"Academic Scientists and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Cooperative Research in Twentieth-Century America" book cover image John Patrick Swann, Academic Scientists and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Cooperative Research in Twentieth-Century America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Joella G.Yoder, Unrolling Time: Christiaan Huygens and the Mathematization of Nature (Cambridge University Press, 1988)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"Unrolling Time: Christiaan Huygens and the Mathematization of Nature" book cover image

"Mothers and Medicine: A Social History of Infant Feeding, 1890-1950" book cover image Rima D. Apple, Mothers and Medicine: A Social History of Infant Feeding, 1890-1950 (University of Wisconsin Press, 1987)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Edward J. Larson, Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution (Oxford University Press, 1985)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)
"Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution" book cover image

"Victorian Social Medicine: The Ideas and Methods of William Farr" book cover image John M. Eyler, Victorian Social Medicine: The Ideas and Methods of William Farr (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

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