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Henry S. Turner F'10

Henry S. Turner

Associate Professor
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
last updated: 09/17/18

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars 2010
Associate Professor
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
The Corporate Commonwealth: Economy, Technology, and Political Community in Early Modern English Writing

This project locates the development of the “corporation” within several distinct but intersecting histories: the history of political theory and political institutions; the history of ethics; the history of economic thought; and the history of science, with a particular emphasis on how technology becomes a means of organizing and justifying forms of collective life. It traces the corporation from late-medieval theories of civic identity and kingship to the rise of the chartered company and the colonial plantations of the New World.


The Corporate Commonwealth.
The Corporate Commonwealth. The University of Chicago Press, 2016.