Caldwell, Peter C. 1965–

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Caldwell, Peter C. 1965–

PERSONAL: Born October 11, 1965, in Ashland, OR; son of Peter R. (an administrator) and Susan (a professor; maiden name, Havens) Caldwell; married Lora Wildenthal (a professor), July 27, 1996. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: New York University, B.A., 1987; Cornell University, M.A., 1989, Ph.D., 1993. Politics: Democrat. Religion: "Atheist." Hobbies and other interests: Contemporary fiction, gardening, cooking, bread-making.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of History, MS-42, Rice University, Houston, TX 77251-1892. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, lecturer in history, 1993–94; Rice University, Houston, TX, professor of history, 1994–, department chair, 2003–06.

AWARDS, HONORS: Humboldt Foundation fellow, 2000; Charles Duncan Award, Rice University, 2003.

WRITINGS:

Popular Sovereignty and the Crisis of German Constitutional Law: The Theory and Practice of Weimar Constitutionalism, Duke University Press (Durham, NC), 1997.

(Editor, with William E. Scheuerman) From Liberal Democracy to Fascism: Legal and Political Thought in the Weimar Republic, Humanities Press (Atlantic Highlands, NJ), 2000.

Dictatorship, State Planning, and Social Theory in the German Democratic Republic, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including History of Political Economy, History of Political Thought, Journal of Modern History, Cardozo Law Review, and American Journal of Jurisprudence.

SIDELIGHTS: Peter C. Caldwell told CA: "I am currently exploring issues of materialism, culture, and politics in Germany after the Revolution of 1848. Of special interest are the continued reception of Feuerbach, the spread of materialist 'free-thinking' movements, popular science, nutritional theory, and feminism and anti-feminism—all of which articulated ideas the ideals of republicanism in a period of repression. Figures worked on include Jakob Moleschott, Mathilde Reichhardt-Stromberg, Karl Vogt, Ferdinand Lassalle, Moses Hess, Ludwig Feuerbach, and Karl Marx."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Journal of Modern History, December, 1999, Dietrich Orlow, review of Popular Sovereignty and the Crisis of German Constitutional Law: The Theory and Practice of Weimar Constitutionalism, p. 995.

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