Janet Oppenheim (1948–1994) was an American historian.

Oppenheim was born in Manhattan. In 1975, she received her PhD in history from Columbia University. She worked as a professor of history at American University.[1]

She is most well known for her scholarly works on British life in the 19th century.[2] She was the author of the book The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914 (1985) which received positive reviews.[3][4][5][6]

PublicationsEdit

  • The Nationalization of Culture: The Development of State Subsidies to the Arts in Great Britain (published under the name Janet Minihan, 1977)
  • The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914 (Cambridge University Press, 1985)
  • "Shattered Nerves" : Doctors, Patients, and Depression in Victorian England (Oxford University Press, 1991)

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Janet Oppenheim, 46, Historian Of British Life in 19th Century". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Mandler, Peter; Owen, Alex; Koven, Seth; Pedersen, Susan. (1997). Cultural Histories Old and New: Rereading the Work of Janet Oppenheim. Victorian Studies. Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 69-105.
  3. ^ Cooter, Roger. (1986). The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914 by Janet Oppenheim. The American Historical Review, Vol. 91, No. 2. pp. 398-399.
  4. ^ Barrow, Logie. (1986). The Other World. Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914 by Janet Oppenheim. History Workshop Journal, No. 21. pp. 189-190.
  5. ^ Shortland, Michael. (1986). The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914 by Janet Oppenheim. The British Journal for the History of Science, Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 219-221.
  6. ^ Vogeler, Albert R. (1986). The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914 by Janet Oppenheim. Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 323-324.