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The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner 2016 Marquette University

The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


Alianzas Estratégicas, Guillermo Arosemena 2015

Alianzas Estratégicas, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Review Of Noel Maurer, The Empire Trap: The Rise And Fall Of U.S. Intervention To Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013, Jeffrey J. Malanson 2015 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Review Of Noel Maurer, The Empire Trap: The Rise And Fall Of U.S. Intervention To Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013, Jeffrey J. Malanson

History Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


What Aspects Of A Religion Influence Its Information Landscape?, Timothy Gorichanaz 2015 Drexel University

What Aspects Of A Religion Influence Its Information Landscape?, Timothy Gorichanaz

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Abstract: Advances in technology allow for new modes of access to both secular and religious information. Historically, some religious groups seem to have been eager to acknowledge technological developments, while others have done so reluctantly. Nevertheless, the sustainability of a religious tradition depends on the ability of its practitioners to continually access information in an evolving world. Modern technology has occasioned such innovations as online religious communities and the wide availability of sacred texts and exegeses, to the extent that a person can practice a religion using entirely online tools—without ever setting foot in a physical place of worship ...


Westward Expansion — The Final Journey From Maine To California: An Illustrated Thesis, James Schiele 2015 Weidenbaum Center

Westward Expansion — The Final Journey From Maine To California: An Illustrated Thesis, James Schiele

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This doctoral thesis shall examine how public policy changed with Westward Expansion during the late 19th century. Illustrations played a significant role in both educating readers to what was taking place out west, as well as bringing current events to the public eye in a timely fashion. Once newspapers received word of “Custer’s Massacre,” daily accounts were printed and pictures followed in Harper’s Weekly. Thus, public opinion rose to a peak following the battle, encouraging the federal government to move quickly to bring the Plains tribes under control and protect settlers moving west. Illustrations by Frederic Remington and ...


Return To Holy Hill: Louisiana College, Academic Freedom, And The Southern Baptist Convention's Conservative Resurgence, 1995-2006, Joseph L. Odenwald 2015 The University of Southern Mississippi

Return To Holy Hill: Louisiana College, Academic Freedom, And The Southern Baptist Convention's Conservative Resurgence, 1995-2006, Joseph L. Odenwald

Dissertations

This study examines a period in the history of Louisiana College in which the college’s sponsoring organization, the Louisiana Baptist Convention, a Southern Baptist affiliate, began to insist that professors at the college teach only in accordance with the official views of the Southern Baptist Convention. The literature is replete with studies on the movement affecting the Southern Baptist seminaries, but little has been written about the impact of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Conservative Resurgence on the colleges.

As such, this study explores the changes that were made to the academic freedom and governance policies as the trustees ...


The Soldier And The Cigarette: 1918-1986, Joel Richard Bius 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

The Soldier And The Cigarette: 1918-1986, Joel Richard Bius

Dissertations

The military-industrial complex has been the topic of intense conversation among historians since President Dwight Eisenhower first gave the phrase life in January 1961. The term typically conjures up images of massive weapons procurement programs, but it also ironically involved one of the world’s most highly-engineered consumer products, the manufactured cigarette. “The Soldier and the Cigarette: 1918–1986” describes the unique, often comfortable, yet sometimes controversial relationships among the military, the cigarette industry, and tobaccoland politicians. The dissertation argues that the federal government’s first cigarette warning in 1964 changed a relationship between soldiers and cigarettes that the Army ...


A Failed Dream: Literacy Education In The Global South, Allison Haley Gose 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

A Failed Dream: Literacy Education In The Global South, Allison Haley Gose

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Realities Of Foreign Humanitarianism And The U.S. Military: Nineteenth Century Roots, David Mock 2015 Boise State University

The Realities Of Foreign Humanitarianism And The U.S. Military: Nineteenth Century Roots, David Mock

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

For nearly two centuries, United States (U.S.) political policy and non-government organizations (NGOs) had delivered foreign humanitarian assistance (FHA) when and where needed. The logistical capability of the professional U.S. military has allowed it to become an enduring delivery method for FHA. Since the 2000s, Congress has actively shaped the Department of Defense’s (DoD) role in humanitarian operations through a wide variety of authorities contained in the Armed Services (Title 10 U.S. Code) and Foreign Relations and Intercourse (Title 22 U.S. Code) statutes, and through annual legislation. Each branch of the military has also developed ...


Shackling The Great Emancipator: How The 19th Century Press In Sc Helped To Shape The American National Memory Of Abraham Lincoln’S Racial Beliefs And Policies, Elizabeth D. Oswald-Sease 2015 Winthrop University

Shackling The Great Emancipator: How The 19th Century Press In Sc Helped To Shape The American National Memory Of Abraham Lincoln’S Racial Beliefs And Policies, Elizabeth D. Oswald-Sease

Graduate Theses

Abraham Lincoln is perhaps the most popular president in American history to date. American collective memory centers on his legacy as the Great Emancipator, a man who was beyond his time in terms of social equality and paved the way for later advancements in civil rights for African Americans in the United States. This caricature of Lincoln is fundamentally inaccurate, however. Lincoln himself repeatedly stated his devotion to the restoration of the Union, which at its fundamental core was a political entity that only encapsulated white Americans. In fact, Lincoln’s eventual issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation was intended to ...


Book Reviews: Volume 2, Issue 4, Various Authors 2015 American Public University System

Book Reviews: Volume 2, Issue 4, Various Authors

Saber and Scroll

The following book reviews are included:

  • Stephen McFarland and Wesley Newton's To Command the Sky: The Battle for Air Superiority over Germany, 1942-1944, reviewed by Chris Booth
  • Alex Von Tunzelmann's Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean, reviewed by E. Michael Davis II
  • David McCullough's 1776, reviewed by Jordan Griffith
  • Christopher A. Snyder's The Britons, reviewed by Kathleen Guler
  • James Axtell's Beyond 1492: Encounters in Colonial North America, reviewed by Kay O’Pry-Reynolds
  • Carla Gardina Pestana's Protestant Empire: Religion and the Making of the British Atlantic World, reviewed by Ken ...


Operation Ajax: Roots Of A Tree Grown In Distrust, Carter Matherly 2015 American Public University System

Operation Ajax: Roots Of A Tree Grown In Distrust, Carter Matherly

Saber and Scroll

In 1947, President Truman sought congressional approval to increase aid to Greece and Turkey, two countries whose economies were on the brink of failure. The collective fear was that their governments would turn to communism as an economic fix for continued survival. Truman’s speech quickly formed the basis of U.S. policy towards communism and political entities that threatened democracy. Even though this laid the groundwork of the U.S.’s public international policy, a far different and ironic action emerged. Just a few short years later President Eisenhower authorized the CIA, in conjunction with Britain’s MI6, to ...


First Empire Unraveled: Why The British Lost The War Of American Independence, Anne Midgley 2015 American Public University System

First Empire Unraveled: Why The British Lost The War Of American Independence, Anne Midgley

Saber and Scroll

In each stage of the American War for Independence, Britain’s ministers, men, and martial might were challenged beyond the capabilities of eighteenth century warfare to gain a military victory. Her admirals and generals faced nearly impossible odds as they struggled to end what started as a colonial revolt but became a global affair. Maintaining nearly sixty thousand troops across the Atlantic and supplying them and their animal-powered transportation in hostile country across the vast ocean was an almost unthinkable feat. However, lack of strategic coherence and unity of command, personality conflicts, and lack of appreciation for the political, social ...


Napoleon: Apex Of The Military Revolution, Patrick S. Baker 2015 American Public University System

Napoleon: Apex Of The Military Revolution, Patrick S. Baker

Saber and Scroll

Some have suggested that while he was great field commander, Napoleon was no great innovator in military affairs, neither tactically, strategically nor technically. Rather, he was the mere beneficiary of the innovations of others.This article will discuss “The Military Revolution” in Western Europe and will analyze how Napoleon became the apotheosis of this “Revolution” by creating, managing and organizing the most devastating and successful army to that point in history. Napoleon and Le Grande Armee became the models for all other generals and armies for the next two hundred years and capped the Military Revolution.


Mercy Otis Warren, The Historiographical Motivation Of An Unlikely Patriot, Michelle Wheeler 2015 American Public University System

Mercy Otis Warren, The Historiographical Motivation Of An Unlikely Patriot, Michelle Wheeler

Saber and Scroll

The American Revolution provided the impetus for women to envision broader roles for themselves in civic affairs. Writing about history and politics allowed women to express themselves in a way that would contribute to the overall well-being of the nation. The American Revolution provided one woman, Mercy Otis Warren, the perfect opportunity to become one of America’s greatest political thinkers and historians in the gender exclusive realm of republican ideology. Historians and historiographers have often trivialized Warren’s writings of the late eighteenth century and have neglected her poetry, plays and History of the American Revolution as important contributions ...


Samuel Adams: The Grand Incendiary Of The Province, Rebecca Simmons Graf 2015 American Public University System

Samuel Adams: The Grand Incendiary Of The Province, Rebecca Simmons Graf

Saber and Scroll

Samuel Adams’ writings are best known for the part they played in convincing people to join the cause of the American Revolution. He successfully argued for the rights that he believed the people already possessed. Samuel Adams used his pen to ignite the people; he wrote persuasive essays aimed at forming a unified group to begin and sustain the colonial rebellion against oppressive British taxes and legislation. Many of his letters have been lost, but his published essays have been saved and republished many times in an effort to understand what drove him. While it may seem to some that ...


A Beloved Headache: Lafayette And His Reputation, Joseph J. Cook 2015 American Public University System

A Beloved Headache: Lafayette And His Reputation, Joseph J. Cook

Saber and Scroll

Strangely, the Marquis de Lafayette, an international hero, has become more universally praised and honored in New York and Washington than in Paris and Marseilles. This is true not only in modern scholarship and remembrance, but also – and more substantially – during Lafayette’s own lifetime. While a young Lafayette found an adoptive father in George Washington and a family in the Founding Brothers of the United States, his contemporaries in the leadership of France came to scorn and despise him during their own revolution. This study will examine the personal and professional relationships which General Lafayette established and maintained throughout ...


Railroads And Their Effect On American Society, 1840-1890, Greg Balliet 2015 American Public University System

Railroads And Their Effect On American Society, 1840-1890, Greg Balliet

Saber and Scroll

From their earliest beginnings, railroads have played an extremely significant role in shaping America; its society, its culture, and its destiny. Taking their lead from the first railroads of Britain, which arrived with the first locomotive built in 1803 in England, American entrepreneurs soon channeled the vast majority of their efforts into promoting the development of railways in the United States. With its truly immense territory, growing population, and trailblazing spirit, America soon embraced railroads as an avenue to fulfillment of Manifest Destiny – the idea that American settlers were pre-destined to expand across the North American continent, regardless of what ...


The Consumers’ League Of New Jersey: Major Campaigns And Activism Of The Twentieth Century, Patricia Chappine 2015 American Public University System

The Consumers’ League Of New Jersey: Major Campaigns And Activism Of The Twentieth Century, Patricia Chappine

Saber and Scroll

The reform organizations of the progressive era led to better working conditions and equality for women. While much attention has been paid to the National Consumers’ League (NCL), the unique strategies and crucibles of the state branches have been largely ignored. With this in mind, this research will focus primarily on the archives concerning the activities of the Consumers’ League of New Jersey, hereafter referred to as the CLNJ, during the twentieth century. This paper will show the legislative campaigns, prominent leaders, and strategies of the CLNJ. How did the CLNJ use the ideology of the NCL and still function ...


The Impact Of Technology On A Virtual Campus, Jennifer Souza 2015 American Public University System

The Impact Of Technology On A Virtual Campus, Jennifer Souza

Saber and Scroll

The advent of virtual campuses has changed the look and feel of collegiate life. For better or for worse, the advantage, and the disadvantage, of the virtual world is that our physical identity, and therefore, our difference, is hidden. This mask allows greater participation from some who might otherwise be held back by the multitude of physical world boundaries.


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