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Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Lillian Faderman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1810, a Scottish student named Jane Cumming accused her school mistresses, Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods, of having an affair in the presence of their students. Dame Helen Cumming Gordon, the ... More


Toward a New Disaster Finance: Redefining Risk, Response, and Resilience

Georgia Levenson Keohane

in Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World's Most Urgent Problems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178020
eISBN:
9780231541664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178020.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Looks at complex manmade disasters—thornier, in some ways, than natural disasters because they do not readily lend themselves to risk transfer. Displacement and dislocation—refugees fleeing ... More


Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Jomo Kwame Sundaram (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The 1944 Bretton Woods conference created new institutions for international economic governance. Though flawed, the system led to a golden age in postwar reconstruction, sustained economic growth, ... More


Cognitive Dissonance: Postwar Economic Development Strategies and Bretton Woods International Financial Stability

Jan Kregel

in Macroeconomics and Development: Roberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175081
eISBN:
9780231541213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175081.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

the chapter offers a deep critique of the way the Bretton Woods framework addressed the simultaneous objectives of pursuing international financial stability and fostering growth in developing ... More


Cosmic Pinball

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0029
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the theory of the giant impact that may have created the Moon. By 1984, fifteen years after Apollo 11, the time seemed ripe to convene a new conference to review giant impact. ... More


The Cataclysm and its Origins

Gareth Dale

in Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231176088
eISBN:
9780231541480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176088.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In which Polanyi finds refuge from war and a welcoming research environment in the USA, where he writes his magnum opus, before returning to Europe, closer to the horrors of war and the Holocaust, ... More


Cross-Border Tax Evasion and Bretton Woods II1

David Spencer

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter calls for significantly enhanced international tax cooperation, not only to enhance economic justice, but also to enhance fiscal space, especially in developing countries. The current ... More


Contemporary Reform of Global Financial Governance: Implications of and lessons from the past

Eric Helleiner

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter argues for more creative and ambitious thinking about international financial reform in light of the ongoing global financial crisis that began in 2007. The 1944 Bretton Woods conference ... More


The Accusation

Lillian Faderman

in Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory section of the book speculates on the lives of four key players in the wake of the Drumsheugh boarding school scandal. Jane Pirie, fiery and headstrong, had sought to establish a ... More


The Review and Appeal

Lillian Faderman

in Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This third part of the book follows the appeal of the earlier verdict in the Woods and Pirie against Dame Cumming Gordon case, following early nineteenth century Scottish law, which allowed for the ... More


The Settlement

Lillian Faderman

in Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding section of the book discusses the latter part of the tedious legal process to which Misses Woods and Pirie, as well as the Lady Cumming Gordon, were subjected. While the ... More


Religion and Responsibility

Tyler Roberts

in Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147521
eISBN:
9780231535496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147521.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter aims to present philosophy as a practice of responsibility that takes from religion resources for expressing and clarifying such responsibility. Building on the works of Heidegger and ... More


“Pick Nick for a Picnic in November”

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Nicholas Murray Butler's campaign to win the Republican Party nomination for president in 1920. It is impossible to locate the specific moment when Butler first began to think ... More


Hollywoodland: Actors and Directors as Portrayed by Actors and Directors

Ellen Cheshire

in Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172059
eISBN:
9780231850681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172059.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Audiences have long been fascinated with Hollywood as a dream factory. Filmmakers have responded to this by producing films about their own industry. The more successful films are those that explore ... More


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