Monday, January 2, 2017

Joyce Appleby, 1929-2016

Word comes that Joyce Appleby, professor emerita of history at UCLA, passed away on December 23 at the age of 87. Professor Appleby was well known among economic historians for her work, especially Ideology and Economic Thought in Seventeenth-Century England (1978); Capitalism and a New Social Order: The Republican Vision of the 1790s (1984); and The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism (2010). In 1996, she helped establish the History News Service with James M. Banner to “encourage more historians to bring their knowledge to bear on public affairs.” A full academic biography is available on her website at UCLA.
    Appreciations of her life and scholarship can be found around the blogosphere at The Junto (by Michael Hattem); The Way of Improvement Leads Home (by John Fea); and The Faculty Lounge (by Alfred Brophy).
    Many interviews and talks by Professor Appleby are available on-line; a list can be found here.
    Updates: obituary in the New York Times, 1/3/17; appreciation by colleagues at the History News Network; tribute from Carla Gardena Pestana via OIEAHC.