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Deborah M. Valenze F'11, F'91, F'84

Deborah M. Valenze

Professor
History
Barnard College
last updated: 07/20/14

ACLS Fellowship Program 2011
Professor
Department: History
Barnard College
Thomas Tryon and His World

Thomas Tryon (1634-1703), popular writer on health, nature, and the environment, was the first truly organic intellectual of the Anglo-American world. His life and work offer insights into a formative century of global commerce and print culture. Tryon’s ideas about diets and vegetarianism inspired Ben Franklin and medical authorities of the enlightenment, while his personal philosophy, embodied in advice books on subjects such as land use and housewifery, introduced ideas from Eastern philosophy into Anglo-American culture. Tryon’s complex world brings to light popular views of nature befire industrialism and challenges current interpretations of the ways in which Europeans came to terms with the burgeoning affluence of modernity.

ACLS Fellowship Program 1991
Assistant Professor
Barnard College
Habits of industry: women and work in industrial England, 1750-1850

Research Fellowships for Recent Recipients of the Ph.D. Degree 1984
Assistant Professor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Village culture in Industrial England