Presentations

John Potter, “”Should Women Work? The 1875 Study of the ‘Special Effects of Certain Forms of Employment Upon Female Health’ by the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics of Labor.” Seventy-First Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, Toronto, ON. May 10, 1998.

John Potter. “Saving the ‘Anxious and Aimless’: The Debate Over State Subsidies for the Emigration of ‘Excess’ Massachusetts Women to the Far West in 1865.” American Studies Association, Canadian Association for American Studies Third Joint Annual Meeting. October, 1997.

John Potter. “The Attempt to Restore Legal Enforcement of Apprenticeship in Massachusetts in 1865.” Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association. October, 1997.

John Potter. “Saving the ‘Anxious and Aimless’: The Debate Over State Subsidies for the Emigration of ‘Excess’ Massachusetts Women to the Far West in 1865.” Fifty-Ninth Meeting of the New England Historical Association. April, 1997.

John Potter & Steven Soreff, MD. “The Search For Recognition: State Support for Homeopathic Psychiatry in Late Nineteenth Century Massachusetts.” Sixty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. May, 1995.

Steven Soreff, MD. & John Potter. “How Alternative was Alternative Medicine? A Comparison of Homeopathic and Allopathic Treatment of Melancholia in Late Nineteenth Century America.” History of Psychiatry Group. Sixty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. May, 1995.

John Potter. “‘The Salvation of the State’: Police, Politics and Prohibition in Massachusetts, 1860-1870.” Fifty-Fifth Meeting of the New England Historical Association. April, 1995.

John Potter, & Michelle Reidel. “‘Suppose it were your daughter’: Gender, Class and Work as Perceived by Women Factory Inspectors in Gilded Age Massachusetts.” 20th Annual Southwestern Labor Studies Conference. April, 1994.

John Potter. “Never to Forget the Soldiers: The Effects of Civil Service and Veteran’s Preference on Factory Inspection in Gilded Age and Progressive Era Massachusetts.” Eastern New England Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta. April, 1993.