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Futures and Their Uses: Antibiotics and Therapeutic Revolutions

Scott H. Podolsky and Anne Kveim Lie

in Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390734
eISBN:
9780226390901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390901.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Fears of a post-antibiotic future date back to the very beginning of the antibiotic era. This chapter asks: what can we learn from the history of such expectations? The revolutions claimed in the ... More


Epilogue

Emily Pawley

in The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.003.0010
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The epilogue traces some of the legacies of antebellum improvement. First it looks at the New York State Experiment Station, established in 1885, which became a national model, showing the station’s ... More


Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future

Jason Phillips

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190868161
eISBN:
9780190908416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868161.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Military History

This work explains how American prophecies and forecasts of the Civil War formed, spread, and affected the war’s outbreak, conduct, meaning, and memory. It identifies two temporalities in ... More


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