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Adelman, Jeremy

Works: 42 works in 163 publications in 3 languages and 4,330 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Catalogs  Textbooks  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Creator, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other
Classifications: HB501, 332.04109
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Most widely held works by Jeremy Adelman
Sovereignty and revolution in the Iberian Atlantic by Jeremy Adelman( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes a bold new look at both Spain's and Portugal's New World empires in a trans-Atlantic context. It argues that modern notions of sovereignty in the Atlantic world have been unstable, contested, and equivocal from the start. It shows how much contemporary notions of sovereignty emerged in the Americas as a response to European imperial crises in the age of revolutions. Jeremy Adelman reveals how many modern day uncertainties about property, citizenship, and human rights were forged in an epic contest over the very nature of state power in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Sovereignty and Revolution in the Iberian Atlantic offers a new understanding of Latin American and Atlantic history, one the blurs traditional distinctions between the "imperial" and the "colonial." It shows how the Spanish and Portuguese empires responded to the pressures of rival states and merchant capitalism in the eighteenth century. As empires adapted, the ties between colonies and mother countries transformed, recreating trans-Atlantic bonds of loyalty and interests. In the end, colonies repudiated their Iberian loyalties not so much because they sought independent nationhood. Rather, as European conflicts and revolutions swept across the Atlantic, empires were no longer viable models of sovereignty-and there was less to be loyal to. The Old Regimes collapsed before subjects began to imagine new ones in their place. The emergence of Latin American nations - indeed many of our contemporary notions of sovereignty - was the effect, and not the cause, of th breakdown of European empires
Worldly philosopher : the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman by Jeremy Adelman( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a worldly intellectual who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change. Born in Berlin in 1915, Hirschman grew up amid the promise and turmoil of the Weimar era, but fled Germany when the Nazis seized power in 1933. Amid hardship and personal tragedy, he volunteered to fight against the fascists in Spain and helped many of Europe's leading artists and intellectuals escape to America after France fell to Hitler. His intellectual career led him to Paris, London, and Trieste, and to academic appointments at Columbia, Harvard, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was an influential adviser to governments in the United States, Latin America, and Europe, as well as major foundations and the World Bank. Along the way, he wrote some of the most innovative and important books in economics, the social sciences, and the history of ideas. Throughout, he remained committed to his belief that reform is possible, even in the darkest of times. This is the first major account of Hirschman's remarkable life, and a tale of the twentieth century as seen through the story of an astute and passionate observer. Adelman's riveting narrative traces how Hirschman's personal experiences shaped his unique intellectual perspective, and how his enduring legacy is one of hope, open-mindedness, and practical idealism"--
Colonial legacies : the problem of persistence in Latin American history by Jeremy Adelman( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than other Atlantic societies, Latin America is shackled to its past. This collection is an exploration of the binding historical legacies--the making of slavery, patrimonial absolutist states, backward agriculture and the imprint of the Enlightenment--with which Latin America continues to grapple. Leading writers and scholars reflect on how this heritage emerged from colonial institutions and how historians have tackled these legacies over the years, suggesting that these deep encumbrances are why the region has failed to live up to liberal-capitalist expectations. They also invit
Republic of capital : Buenos Aires and the legal transformation of the Atlantic world by Jeremy Adelman( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Book is a Political History of economic life. Through a description of the convulsions of long term change from colony to republic in Buenos Aires, Republic of Capital explores Atlantic world transformations in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." "In studying the legal and political foundations of Argentine capitalism, the author shows how merchants and capitalists coped with massive political upheaval and how political writers and intellectuals sought to forge a model of liberal republicanism. Among the topics examined are the transformation of commercial law, the evolution of liberal political credos, and the saga of political and constitutional turmoil after the collapse of Spanish authority."--Jacket
Frontier development : land, labour, and capital on the wheatlands of Argentina and Canada, 1890-1914 by Jeremy Adelman( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a scholarly and stimulating study of settlement and expansion on the frontier lands in Canada and Argentina during their golden years of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Jeremy Adelman challenges many of the assumptions made about the economic 'success' of North America and the 'failure' of Latin America. Based on extensive primary research in Argentina, Canada, and Britain, Dr Adelman's book points to the central importance of property relations in economic history. The distribution, control, and use of land, labour, and capital shaped these emerging economies. At the centre of the analysis is the development of family farming in Canada, and large estates in Argentina. Each system presented opportunities and posed costs - Argentine estates proving more efficient than hitherto argued, while Canadian farms involved high social and economic costs. The approach taken here suggests directions for future research for comparative historians
Trading cultures : the worlds of Western merchants : essays on authority, objectivity, and evidence( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in Argentine labour history 1870-1930 by Jeremy Adelman( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los años del daguerrotipo : primeras fotografías argentinas, 1843-1870 by Jeremy Adelman( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds together, worlds apart : a history of the world from the beginnings of humankind to the present by Robert L Tignor( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart is organized around major world history stories and themes: the emergence of cities, the building of the Silk Road, the spread of major religions, the spread of the Black Death, the Age of Exploration, alternatives to nineteenth-century capitalism, the rise of modern nation-states and empires, and others. The Fourth Edition of this successful text has been streamlined, shortened, and features a new suite of tools designed to help students think critically, master content and make connections across time and place
The essential Hirschman by Albert O Hirschman( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Essential Hirschman brings together some of the finest essays in the social sciences, written by one of the twentieth century's most influential and provocative thinkers. Albert O. Hirschman was a master essayist, one who possessed the rare ability to blend the precision of economics with the elegance of literary imagination. In an age in which our academic disciplines require ever-greater specialization and narrowness, it is rare to encounter an intellectual who can transform how we think about inequality by writing about traffic, or who can slip in a quote from Flaubert to reveal something surprising about taxes. The essays gathered here span an astonishing range of topics and perspectives, including industrialization in Latin America, imagining reform as more than repair, the relationship between imagination and leadership, routine thinking and the marketplace, and the ways our arguments affect democratic life. Throughout, we find humor, unforgettable metaphors, brilliant analysis, and elegance of style that give Hirschman such a singular voice. Featuring an introduction by Jeremy Adelman that places each of these essays in context as well as an insightful afterword by Emma Rothschild and Amartya Sen, The Essential Hirschman is the ideal introduction to Hirschman for a new generation of readers and a must-have collection for anyone seeking his most important writings in one book"
Worlds together, worlds apart : [a history of the world] by Robert L Tignor( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds together, worlds apart by Elizabeth Pollard( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most globally integrated book in its field, World Together, Worlds Apart is not available in a Concise Edition. Drawing even clearer connections and comparisons across time and place, this re-imagined text and companion adaptive learning program provide a wealth of new tools designed to help you master core content and develop critical thinking and history skills. Key pedagogy features include Core Objectives with Comparison Flags, global chronologies, maps with guiding questions, key terms, and review questions. Current trends in World History and Analyzing Global Developments feature current research. Global Themes and Sources sections gather visual and textual primary sources at the end of each chapter. Accompanying the book are rich multimedia supplements to help you review and explore further."--Back cover
Las pasiones y los intereses : argumentos políticos en favor del capitalismo antes de su triunfo by Albert O Hirschman( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prologado por el Nobel de Economía Amartya Sen, este volumen reafirma la estatura de Hirschman como uno de los pensadores más influyentes y provocadores del siglo XX. A lo largo de sus páginas, el autor reconstruye el clima intelectual de los siglos XVII y XVIII para iluminar la compleja transformación ideológica de la que emergió triunfante el capitalismo. A la búsqueda de los intereses materiales --siempre condenados, como el pecado mortal de la avaricia-- se le asignó la función de contener las pasiones rebeldes y destructivas del hombre. Hirschman nos ofrece una nueva interpretación sobre el surgimiento del capitalismo poniendo énfasis en la continuidad entre lo viejo y lo nuevo, en contraste con el supuesto de una aguda ruptura, característica del pensamiento marxista y el weberiano. La ironía de la historia hizo que el capitalismo fuera a lograr exactamente lo que había denunciado como su peor característica: la represión de las pasiones en favor de los "inofensivos" intereses de la vida comercial. Para interpretar este largo cambio ideológico, el autor se basa en los escritos de numerosos pensadores como Montesquieu, Sir James Steuart y Adam Smith."--Cubierta
Los años del daguerrotipo : primeras fotografías argentinas, 1843-1870 by Jeremy Adelman( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exils et constructions nationales en Amérique du sud : proscrits argentins et chiliens au XIXe siècle by Edward Blumenthal( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation analyses the role of exile in nation building in Argentina and Chile (1810-1860). Analyzing the correspondence and other writings of mid-century romantic intellectuals as a corpus produced in, and shaped by, exile, it looks at the production, circulation and reception of these texts, and the effects this circulation had on the development of nation building projects in both countries. It also examines the circulation of the exiles themselves in the region and shows how exiles used cross-border networks, based on commercial and family networks that pre-dated independence, to find employment and fight for change at home, as well as working in professions associated with the articulation of nation-building projects. Participation in the host countries' public sphere profoundly shaped both the exiles' political projects as well as debates in the host countries themselves. Argentinians in Chile found a model of stability and ordered progress, which tempered their liberal romanticism, but also affected on political conflict in Chile. Chileans in the Rio de la Plata brought with them a series a representations of exile, developed by Argentinian exiles, which would shape both their view of Chile and their participation in the conflicts between Buenos Aires and the Confederation. Furthermore, the effects of the encounter between Chilean and Argentinian exiles had repercussions in the founding texts, debates and historiography of both countries. Indeed, in part because of exile, the mid-century liberal nation-building projects of both countries were profoundly intertwined
The measure of empire: Crisis and responsibility in postemancipation Jamaica by Christienna D Fryar( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines a range of local and imperial administrative responses to a series of crises in Jamaica after emancipation, from roughly 1840 to 1910. It demonstrates how British authorities adopted an initial default posture of nonintervention at the outset of local crises, viewing these events as colonial problems that should largely be resolved by Jamaican authorities and charities. Any deviations from this policy were strategic calculations designed either to minimize potential embarrassment to Britain or alleviate heightened political tensions between London and Kingston. On one level, the project illuminates a range of administrative practices and moral postures that those involved in running Jamaica employed during moments of crisis and catastrophe. But on another level, the insights gleaned from these case studies explain why the post-emancipation Caribbean remains a crucial site of historical inquiry for scholars of the British Empire
The passions and the interests : political arguments for capitalism before its triumph by Albert O Hirschman( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of material interests - so long condemned as the deadly sin of avarice - was assigned the role of containing the unruly and destructive passions of man. Hirschman here offers a new interpretation for the rise of capitalism, one that emphasizes the continuities between old and new, in contrast to the assumption of a sharp break that is a common feature of both Marxian and Weberian thinking. Among the insights presented here is the ironical finding that capitalism was originally supposed to accomplish exactly what was soon denounced as its worst feature: the repression of the passions in favor of the "harmless," if one-dimensional, interests of commercial life. To portray this lengthy ideological change as an endogenous process, Hirschman draws on the writings of a large number of thinkers, including Montesquieu, Sir James Steuart, and Adam Smith. Featuring a new afterword by Jeremy Adelman and a foreword by Amartya Sen, this Princeton Classics edition of The Passions and the Interests sheds light on the intricate ideological transformation from which capitalism emerged triumphant, and reaffirms Hirschman's stature as one of our most influential and provocative thinkers
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: a history of the world, volume 2 From 1000 CE to the Present by Robert Tignor( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of money in mid-nineteenth-century Argentina by Jeremy Adelman( )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State and society in conflict : comparative perspectives on Andean crises by Paul W Drake( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"State and Society in Conflict analyzes one of the most volatile regions in Latin America, the Andean states of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. For the last twenty-five years, crises in these five Andean countries have endangered Latin America's democracies and strained their relations with the United States. As these nations struggle to cope with demands from Washington on security policies (emphasizing drugs and terrorism), neoliberal economics, and democratic politics, their resulting domestic travails can be seen in poor economic growth, unequal wealth distribution, mounting social unrest, and escalating political instability."
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Sovereignty and revolution in the Iberian Atlantic
Alternative Names
Jeremy Adelman American historian

Jeremy Adelman historiador estadounidense

Jeremy Adelman historien américain

English (126)

Spanish (9)

French (2)

Colonial legacies : the problem of persistence in Latin American historyRepublic of capital : Buenos Aires and the legal transformation of the Atlantic worldFrontier development : land, labour, and capital on the wheatlands of Argentina and Canada, 1890-1914Trading cultures : the worlds of Western merchants : essays on authority, objectivity, and evidenceWorlds together, worlds apart : a history of the world from the beginnings of humankind to the presentWorlds Together, Worlds Apart: a history of the world, volume 2 From 1000 CE to the PresentState and society in conflict : comparative perspectives on Andean crises