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Cyrus Richard Veeser

Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1997
Office: Jennison Hall 406 | 781.891._2827 | cveeser@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Ph.D. in history from Columbia; author of A World Safe for Capitalism (Columbia, 2002) and Great Leaps Forward (Pearson, 2010); former Fulbright, NEH, and Charles Warren Center fellow.

Teaching Interests

History of modernization; Caribbean and Latin American history; History of U.S. foreign relations

Research Interests

Modernization in colonies and LDCs, 1870-1930; U.S. business and economic history, 1870-1945; Caribbean and Latin American history, 1870-1945; forced labor and concessions as modernizing strategies Forced labor

Professional Memberships

American Historical Association

Awards and Honors

2003, National Endowment for the Humanities fellow; Charles Warren Center fellow, Harvard University
2000, Library research fellow, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University
1997, Bancroft dissertation prize, Columbia University
1993, Fulbright fellow, Dominican Republic

Publications

Journal Articles
Veeser, C. R. (2013). "A Forgotten Instrument of Global Capitalism? International Concessions, 1870-1930" International History Review, 35 (5), 1136-1155. (link)

Arenella, L. S., Davi, W., Veeser, C. R., Wiggins, R. A. (2009). The Best of Both Worlds: Infusing Liberal Learning into a Business Curriculum. Liberal Education, 95 (1). (link)

Veeser, C. R. (2009). Concessions as a Modernizing Strategy in the Dominican Republic. Business History Review, 83 (4), 27.

Veeser, C. R. (2001). Breve Historia de los Bonos no Soberanos. Rumbo, 7 (388), 50-52.

Veeser, C. R. (1988). Great Books and Bayonets. Harper's, 21-22.

Books
Veeser, C. R. Crash, Bang, Boom: How war and depression launched the American Century. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Veeser, C. R. (2010). Great Leaps Forward: Modernizers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Veeser, C. R. (2002). A World Safe for Capitalism: Dollar Diplomacy and America's Rise to Global Power. New York, New York: Columbia University Press.

Edited Volumes
Veeser, C. R. (Ed.). El Epistolario de Ulises Heureaux.

Book Chapters
Veeser, C. R. (2014). "El Protectorado de Estados Unidos". Historia del Pueblo Dominicano (pp. 30). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: . Academia Dominicana de la Historia

Veeser, C. R. (2013). "The Platt Amendment and U.S. Occupation Policies in Latin America" . Routledge Handbook of U.S. Diplomatic and Military History, Volume II

Veeser, C. R. (2011). “Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, Interventions in, 1903-1934”. In Michael Kazin (Eds.), Concise Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (pp. 67-70). Princeton, NJ: . Princeton University Press

Veeser, C. R. (2009). U.S. Interventions in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. In Michael Kazin (Eds.), Princeton Encyclopedia of United States Political History (pp. 12 pp.). Princeton, NJ: . Princeton University Press

Bobea, L, Veeser, C. R. (2005). Introduction. Tratados Sobre Seguridad Colectiva (pp. 17-25). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: . Funglode

Veeser, C. R. (2003). Toward Dollar Diplomacy: The Gilded-Age Origins of the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. . Diplomatic History

Veeser, C. R. (2000). En las Majas de un Gran Molino: La Republica Dominicana en la guerra Espana-Cuba-Estados Unidos. In Gaztambides, Antonio (Eds.), Cien Años de Sociedad: Los 98 del Gran Caribe (pp. 141-52). San Juan, Puerto Rico: . Asociacion Puertorriquena de Historiadores

Veeser, C. R. (1994). War, Propaganda, and Civilized Values. In Elias, Robert, Turpin, Jennifer (Eds.), Rethinking Peace (pp. 42-48). Boulder, Colorado: . Lynne Rienner

Book Reviews
Veeser, C. R. (2013). [Review of the book The Maya in the Mall]. Business History Review.

Veeser, C. R. (2012). [Review of the book The Purposes of Paradise: U.S. Tourism and Empire in Cuba and Hawai’i ]. American Historical Review.

Veeser, C. R. (2006). [Review of the book History of Foreign Investment in the United States, 1914-1945 ]. American Historical Review.

Veeser, C. R. (2005). [Review of the book Race over Empire: Racism and U.S. Imperialism]. American Historical Review.

Veeser, C. R. (2005). [Review of the book British Merchants in Nineteenth-Century Brazil: Business, Culture and Identity in Bahia]. Business History Review.

Veeser, C. R. (2005). [Review of the book Power and Politics in Globalization: The Indispensable State]. Business and Society Review.

Veeser, C. R. (2004). [Review of the book Global Coffee Economy in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, 1500-1989]. Business History Review.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Veeser, C. R. (2013). "Reciprocal Impact: Inter-American Capitalisms and U.S. Empire in the 20th Century." Presented at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations's Annual meeting, Washington, D.C. .

Veeser, C. R. (2013). "Bricks and mortar, flesh and blood: Why real humans in real classrooms are still better than online colleges." Presented at the Department of History, Government & Economics, North Shore Community College's Annual Retreat, Danvers, MA.

Veeser, C. R. (2013). "Capital Fight or Capital Fight? Protecting Foreign Investment in the Periphery in the First Age of Globalization" Presented at the Huntington Library's Capitalizing on Finance: New Directions in the History of Capitalism, San Marino, California.

Veeser, C. R. (2012). "“Universal rights at the hour of maximum empire”." Presented at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University's Working Group on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Cambridge, MA.

Veeser, C. R. (2012). "“Universal rights at the hour of maximum empire”." Presented at the University of South Carolina Law School's Rudolph Barnes Symposium, Columbia, South Carolina.

Veeser, C. R. (2011). "“Using ‘Artifact Capsules’ in World History”." Presented at the New England World History Association Symposium 's Braided Narratives: Integrating Teaching and Research, Salem State College, Salem, MA.

Veeser, C. R. (2011). "“Concessions, Sovereignty, and Modernization: State Power and Foreign Direct Investment in the First Age of Globalization”." Presented at the New School / University of Manchester's Power and the History of Capitalism, New York, NY.

Veeser, C. R. (2011). ""Homo Economicus in the Tropics"." Presented at the University of Vienna's Development Discourse in Africa, Vienna, Austria.

Veeser, C. R. (2008). "“Homo Economicus in the Tropics: Forced Labor as a Modernizing Strategy”." Presented at the British Academy's Commodities of Empire, London.

Veeser, C. R. (2006). "“A Forgotten Instrument of Global Capitalism? International Concessions, 1870-1930”" Presented at the Harvard Business School's Institutional Foundations of Capitalism Seminar, Cambridge, MA.

Goldman, M., Herzberg, B. I., Marquez, I., Veeser, C. R. (2003). "Liberal and Professional: The Experience of the Liberal Arts at Bentley College."

Veeser, C. R. (2003). Presented at the Harvard University's Charles Warren Center seminar, Cambridge, MA.

Veeser, C. R. (2003). Presented at the Business History Conference, Lowell, MA.

Veeser, C. R. (2001). Presented at the LASA's Latin American Studies Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C. .

Veeser, C. R. (2000). Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Section's World History Association annual meeting, New Jersey.

Veeser, C. R. (1995). Presented at the SHAFR's Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations annual meeting, Annapolis, MD.

Veeser, C. R. (1995). Presented at the Gettysburg College's Latin American Studies Program seminar, Gettysburg, PA.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for European/Empire Search Committee, 2012 - Present
Committee Chair for Chair Review and Search Committee, 2012 - 2012

University Service
Committee Member for Faculty Honor's Council, 2012 - Present
Committee Member for Curriculum Policy Committee, 2010 - Present
University Senate for University Senate, 2010 - 2011

Professional Service
Board of Directors of a Company for Anti-Discrimination Center of New York - Present

Public Service
Board Member for Anti-Discrimination Center of New York, 2010 - Present