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The Doyen Of Dixie: A Survey Of The Banjo Stylings Of Uncle Dave Macon, Corbin F. Hayslett 2018 East Tennessee State University

The Doyen Of Dixie: A Survey Of The Banjo Stylings Of Uncle Dave Macon, Corbin F. Hayslett

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

David Harrison Macon (1870-1952) is often memorialized for his showmanship rather than his banjo playing. To compartmentalize such a significant American musician yields a wide gap within scholarship about Macon, country music history and the banjo. Macon’s banjo playing, documented through over two-hundred and fifty recordings made between the 1920s and 1950s, represents an array of cultures, eras, ethnicities, and styles all preserved in the repertoire of one of the most prolific country musicians of the 20th century. This study reveals Macon’s playing by considering such factors as influences that preceded his professional tenure, identifying elements within ...


"Full On Toy Story": Exploring The Belief In Object Sentience In Western Culture, Amelia Mathews-Pett 2018 Utah State University

"Full On Toy Story": Exploring The Belief In Object Sentience In Western Culture, Amelia Mathews-Pett

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This thesis considers, from a folklorist’s perspective, the people in Western society who believe that everyday objects have feelings. It establishes these people as a cohesive group for study, referred to as “people to experience the belief in object sentience,” then analyzes their personal accounts of the experience to find both commonalities and differences. From this analysis and discussion of folkloristic perspectives on belief, the main argument is established: people in this group have generally been marginalized and could benefit from a more careful consideration of their beliefs.


Self-Reliance, Social Welfare, And Sacred Landscapes: Mormon Agricultural Spaces And Their Paradoxical Sense Of Place, Anthony Ross Garner 2018 Utah State University

Self-Reliance, Social Welfare, And Sacred Landscapes: Mormon Agricultural Spaces And Their Paradoxical Sense Of Place, Anthony Ross Garner

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What is the sense of place of Mormon agricultural landscapes? That is to say, what makes an LDS Church-owned welfare farm or a Mormon family garden meaningful to those who interact with it? In formulating a partial answer to this question, this thesis demonstrates how religious ideals of self-reliance and social welfare explicitly define Mormon agricultural landscapes, providing a sacred sense of their purpose to those who work and benefit from them. However, these sacred landscapes are complicated by developments of industrial agricultural equipment, corporate institutions, and urban demographics, which tend to isolate people from each other and the land ...


America’S Inconsistent Foreign Policy To Africa; A Case Study Of Apartheid South Africa, Olugbenga Samson Ojewale Mr 2018 East Tennessee State University

America’S Inconsistent Foreign Policy To Africa; A Case Study Of Apartheid South Africa, Olugbenga Samson Ojewale Mr

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study lays bare the inconsistencies in the United States of America’s Foreign Policy, and how it contributed to the longevity of apartheid in South Africa. Michael Mandelbaum opined that America’s foreign policy post-Cold War era drifted from containment to transformation.1 America became involved with transferring their democracy and constitutional order to the countries they entangled with in running those countries’ internal governance. Instead of war, America preached and practiced proper, organized governance. Thus, America’s foreign policy to Europe and Asia post-Cold War was all about democracy and protection of fundamental human rights. However, the role ...


A Young Shaker Among The Eddys, 2018 Hamilton College

A Young Shaker Among The Eddys

American Communal Societies Quarterly

An account of an unnamed Shaker brother’s visit to the Spirit Vale at Chittenden, Vermont. The visit occurred after William and Horatio Eddy had fallen out with each other, and the farm was occupied only by Horatio and his faction. The picaresque narrative was apparently written down by Elder Henry Blinn in May of 1876 from a recounting given by the unnamed adventurer who walked the gloomy country roads seeking to witness spirit materializations. The manuscript was apparently later donated by Alonzo Hollister to the American Society for Psychical Research, as the docketed information supplied on a covering sheet ...


Light And Dark Sides Of Spiritualism: The Eddy Brothers And The Shakers, Christian Goodwillie 2018 Hamilton College

Light And Dark Sides Of Spiritualism: The Eddy Brothers And The Shakers, Christian Goodwillie

American Communal Societies Quarterly

In his 1899 work Manifestation of Spiritualism Among the Shakers Elder Henry Blinn reflected on the marvelous events that dominated life in Shaker communities from 1837 into the 1850s. Looking back on these events fifty years later Blinn realized that what the Shakers experienced was but a precursor to the popular movement called Spiritualism that swept America and Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century.

In fact, the experience of the Shakers as progenitors of, and then participants in, the Spiritualist movement, is far more complex than Blinn’s retrospective stated. This article will examine one dimension of ...


A Gold Blossom: Practice, Rhetorical Invention, And Spirit Control In Amanda Jones’S Psychic Autobiography, Elizabeth Lowry 2018 Hamilton College

A Gold Blossom: Practice, Rhetorical Invention, And Spirit Control In Amanda Jones’S Psychic Autobiography, Elizabeth Lowry

American Communal Societies Quarterly

Born in 1835 in East Bloomfield, New York, Amanda Theodosia Jones has been described as a teacher, inventor, businesswoman, poet, and Spiritualist. Jones engaged in many intellectual and artistic practices over her lifetime, but her autobiography details how each was informed by the one practice that she considered to be her true calling: her spiritual practice as a psychic medium. Her work as an autobiographer reveals how she attempted to contextualize her achievements and interests to demonstrate how they were unified by the guiding principles of the spirit world. As such, I aim to examine Jones’s practice and self-representation ...


A Bibliography Of Shaker-Authored And Shaker-Related Articles In Spiritualist Periodicals, David Newell, Cass Nawrocki 2018 Hamilton College

A Bibliography Of Shaker-Authored And Shaker-Related Articles In Spiritualist Periodicals, David Newell, Cass Nawrocki

American Communal Societies Quarterly

This beginning bibliography of periodical articles relating to Shaker Spiritualism is but a small piece of a much larger project: A new bibliography of monographs and articles by and about the Shakers currently being compiled under the leadership of Randy Ericson. The nearly two hundred articles about Shaker Spiritualism were obtained from three primary sources. First, Mary Richmond in her bibliography Shaker Literature (1977), cataloged about thirty articles and we have included them here, often with additional comment. Second, we also found numerous articles in a variety of other digital collections including the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection. Third ...


An Interview With Marc Demarest, 2018 Hamilton College

An Interview With Marc Demarest

American Communal Societies Quarterly

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Hamilton College Library "Home Notes", 2018 Hamilton College

Hamilton College Library "Home Notes"

American Communal Societies Quarterly

Communal Societies Collection: New Acquisitions

  1. Act of Incorporation for Universal Friends. Dated November 3, 1801.


A Chapter On The Shakers: Reprint, Isaac Hill 2018 Hamilton College

A Chapter On The Shakers: Reprint, Isaac Hill

American Communal Societies Quarterly

Reprinted from Farmer’s Monthly Visitor 11, no. 4 (April 30, 1849): 55-58.

In this unsigned article Isaac Hill describes a number of the Whitcher family members who lived at Canterbury, N.H., with particular attention to John Whitcher. Hill, as editor of the Farmer’s Monthly Visitor, wrote regularly about the Shakers in New Hampshire, always from a sympathetic viewpoint. He was certainly the author of this article. He also describes a visit by Henry Blinn’s sister. Hill cites the value of the education the Shakers provide for their children, names the individual children in the current class ...


Progress Report On The New Shaker Bibiliography, Randall L. Ericson 2018 Hamilton College

Progress Report On The New Shaker Bibiliography, Randall L. Ericson

American Communal Societies Quarterly

It has been five years since I first annouced that a new Shaker bibliography was in the works. Along with my colleagues Christian Goodwillie, David Newell, and Cassandra Nawrocki, I began working on this project in earnest in 2008. I believe it will take another two to three years before it is finished.

Most of us are familiar with the bibliography created by Mary Richmond and published in 1977, so one might ask why a new Shaker bibliography is needed. Why not just create a supplement to cover the years since Richmond’s bibliography? Indeed there has been a great ...


Voices That Heard And Accepted The Call Of God, Stephen J. Paterwic 2018 Hamilton College

Voices That Heard And Accepted The Call Of God, Stephen J. Paterwic

American Communal Societies Quarterly

A review of: Shaker Autobiographies, Biographies and Testimonies, 1806-1907, edited by Glendyne R. Wergland and Christian Goodwillie. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2014. 3 volume set.


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Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource Iq: Pt. 2: The Central Intelligence Agency, Bert Chapman 2018 Purdue University

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource Iq: Pt. 2: The Central Intelligence Agency, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Provides an overview of information resources produced by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) including popular reference works like World Factbook and Chiefs of State and Cabinet Leaders of Foreign Governments. Additional content describes the CIA's origins and development, descriptions of current organizational components, information about it's directors, and the text of historical National Intelligence Estimates (NIE) and the President's Daily Brief covering topics as varied as North Korea, the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and NIE's on Soviet ballistic missile forces and numerous other topics. Features artifacts from the CIA Museum.


White Baby Shoes, Ideal 2018 Framingham State University

White Baby Shoes, Ideal

Children's Clothing

Baby high top walker shoe. White leather size 4 medium. In original box. Mrs. Days' Ideal Baby Shoe, Danvers, Mass. Includes instructional insert.


Dennison Diaper Liner Packaging, Dennison 2018 Framingham State University

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Three Months With The Shakers—Ii, 2018 Hamilton College

Three Months With The Shakers—Ii

American Communal Societies Quarterly

Editor’s note: The following is the second and final installment of a reprint of a fourteen- part article first published in Bizarre: For Fireside and Wayside (Philadelphia) from October 5, 1853, through April 1, 1854. See the headnote to the first installment in the previous issue of ACSQ for more detail.


Three Months With The Shakers—I, 2018 Hamilton College

Three Months With The Shakers—I

American Communal Societies Quarterly

The following is the first installment of a reprint of a fourteen-part article first published in Bizarre: For Fireside and Wayside (Philadelphia) from October 5, 1853, through April 1, 1854. This is a remarkable account of a three-month residence with the Watervliet, N.Y., Shakers. The author was apparently residing at the Gathering Order (North Family) during the 1840s or early 1850s. The article was intended to conclude with its second installment, but continued for a total of fourteen installments.


The Rise And Fall Of Prince Michael Mills And The Detroit Jezreelites, Julieanna Frost 2018 Hamilton College

The Rise And Fall Of Prince Michael Mills And The Detroit Jezreelites, Julieanna Frost

American Communal Societies Quarterly

Michael Mills believed himself to be divinely commissioned to gather the lost tribes of Israel and claimed the mantle of the seventh messenger. Despite being convicted of having carnal knowledge of a girl between fourteen and sixteen in 1892, he along with his wife, Eliza Court, managed to lead a small colony of Christian Israelites at the God House in Detroit. Two followers of Mills were Benjamin and Mary Purnell. They soon laid claim to being the seventh messenger themselves, and established the House of David in Benton Harbor, Michigan.


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