Appleby, Joyce

 

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Joyce Appleby is a professor emerita of UCLA where she taught American history for 20 years.  Her abiding interest has been in analyzing the changing social theories about human nature, politics and economic development that accompanied the modern transformation of Europe and America.  She is a past president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Society for the History of the Early Republic, and is currently co-director of the History News Service, an informal syndicate of professional historians who write newspaper op-ed essays that put contemporary issues in their historical context.  Her most recent publications are Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans (2000), Jefferson (2003), a collection of addresses and essays titled A Restless Past: History and the American Public (2004), and The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism (2010).


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On her book The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism
(Our Cover Feature of January 06, 2010)