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Mapping The Oratory Of Frederick Douglass, Olivia MacIsaac, Peter Harrah, David Lewis, Lynette Taylor, LeAnn West, Matthew Young 2017 Butler University

Mapping The Oratory Of Frederick Douglass, Olivia Macisaac, Peter Harrah, David Lewis, Lynette Taylor, Leann West, Matthew Young

Olivia MacIsaac

This project is a multidisciplinary study of Douglass’s speaking tours throughout his long public career as an abolitionist, human rights advocate, and politician. For this initial phase, our primary aim was data collection for which our research team sampled a single year from each of the six decades from the 1840s to the 1890s. This was the time period in which well-known runaway slave and civil rights leader Frederick Douglass toured the United States and Europe. The purpose of this study is to develop a spatial representation of the itinerary of Douglass’s speaking-related travels. This will not only ...


Mental Health Memories: A Web-Based Archive For Mental Health Stories, Amanda E. Castro 2017 California State University - San Bernardino

Mental Health Memories: A Web-Based Archive For Mental Health Stories, Amanda E. Castro

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The Mental Health Memories project is an online archive created in order to display and preserve the personal histories of those with mental health experiences. The project aims to fill a void in available material culture related to the history of mental health and its preservation. Participants’ contributions include: oral histories, personal items, documents, and audio. Bringing together multimedia sources, the MHMemories website allows for the preservation of these items and stories through the digitization of contributions. This method allows for participants’ items to stay in their possession while also becoming part of the archive. In order to recruit participants ...


Tuff Breeches, Arkadiy Ryabin 2017 CUNY Hunter College

Tuff Breeches, Arkadiy Ryabin

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

In consideration of language and it’s relationship to information and knowledge, the author explores personal set of events in relationship to that of the public, via forms of orality. 19th century American literature is posited as a hangover influencing contemporary events.


Codofil's Ally: Local French Teachers In Louisiana, Natalie Ducote 2017 University of New Orleans

Codofil's Ally: Local French Teachers In Louisiana, Natalie Ducote

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

In 1968, in the midst of the Civil Rights Era, the Louisiana government created the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL). During this period of heightened ethnic awareness, CODOFIL aimed to rectify the damage done by prior Louisiana legislation, which prohibited French language on public school grounds. In an effort to revitalize the French language in Louisiana, the organization hired teachers from foreign francophone countries and advocated for a curriculum rooted in Standard French. According to historians, many locals felt Louisiana-specific French dialects were once again rejected. Alongside these foreign teachers were teachers local to Louisiana. Utilizing ...


Playing His Own Game: Ernest 'Dutch' Morial's 1977 Mayoral Campaign For Citizen Participation In New Orleans, Eric Marshall 2017 University of New Orleans

Playing His Own Game: Ernest 'Dutch' Morial's 1977 Mayoral Campaign For Citizen Participation In New Orleans, Eric Marshall

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Ernest “Dutch” Morial’s 1977 grassroots mayoral campaign disrupted the political status quo in New Orleans with his message of citizen participation. Morial’s citizen-driven campaign reached over the constituencies of established Black Political Organizations, capturing an eager audience with his message of political, social, and economic equality. With the help of volunteers and other community organizations, Morial created a grassroots campaign that focused on making city government more inclusive. Unattached to the traditional patronage structure, Mayor Morial empowered the black community, reducing the constraints of their political access. Although his legacy is difficult to discern in New Orleans current ...


Sharing [True] Stories: Supporting And Sustaining Collaborative Digital Oral History Archives And Research, Rachel Walton, Charlotte Nunes 2017 Rollins College

Sharing [True] Stories: Supporting And Sustaining Collaborative Digital Oral History Archives And Research, Rachel Walton, Charlotte Nunes

Rachel Walton

The grant-funded [True] Stories project aims to provide instructors from a variety of disciplines and on multiple campuses the critical resources and expertise needed to make student-driven oral history work possible, impactful, accessible, and a permanent part of collections. As such, the project PIs are committed to building and vetting a practical model for oral history classroom collaborations between smaller, moderately-funded college archives or libraries. In addition to the expected challenges of technological and interdisciplinary collaboration, the [True] Stories face critical digital preservation decisions and roadblocks: shared and sustainable digital storage solutions; a standard set of acquisition, processing, and curatorial ...


"I'D Rather Be Forgotten Than Dishonored": An Oral And Life History Project With A Vietnam Veteran, Hayley Michael Hasik 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

"I'D Rather Be Forgotten Than Dishonored": An Oral And Life History Project With A Vietnam Veteran, Hayley Michael Hasik

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

More than 2.7 million Americans served in the military during the Vietnam era and roughly 40,000 of them as helicopter pilots in Vietnam, yet scholars are still trying to understand the Vietnam experience. There is little doubt that the war played an influential role in the lives of that generation. Yet, many Vietnam veterans refrained from talking about their service, making it difficult to study and understand their experiences within the existing historical narrative. Using the life history of Warrant Officer James Scott, Hayley Hasik argues that Vietnam veterans—particularly helicopter pilots—are an underrepresented group that, through ...


Secrets On Morgan Hill: A Story Of An Unlikely Friendship Amid An Apartheid South, Camille Kleidysz-Ferreira 2017 Kennesaw State University

Secrets On Morgan Hill: A Story Of An Unlikely Friendship Amid An Apartheid South, Camille Kleidysz-Ferreira

Master of Arts in American Studies Capstones

Introduction

The Burden of History and Fiction

“How much of the burden of history can fiction bear?” – Margaret Walker

Comprehensive historical research can often become the inspiration for art. The greatest pieces of historical fiction, are a result of years of historic scholarship before the creation of a compelling historical narrative or fiction piece. Through my two-year ethnographic study and collection of oral histories of the black community, surrounding the historic Bethel A.M.E. church in Acworth, Georgia, I was told a story about a friendship between two little girls who remained friends until the end of their lives ...


Henry Hughes Interview 2017, Sarah Erickson, Brandon Meredith, Victoria Webb, Joseph Donohue 2017 Western Oregon University

Henry Hughes Interview 2017, Sarah Erickson, Brandon Meredith, Victoria Webb, Joseph Donohue

Oral Histories of Western Oregon University

This is a brief interview detailing Henry Hughes’s experiences as a Professor in the English department at Western Oregon University. In the interview, Professor Hughes answers questions regarding his time here at Western with the students and faculty.


Chris Rupp Interview 2017, Alexa Weight, Erika Dyer, Andrew Dobrowolski 2017 Western Oregon University

Chris Rupp Interview 2017, Alexa Weight, Erika Dyer, Andrew Dobrowolski

Oral Histories of Western Oregon University

In a short interview, Chris Rupp describes her career at Western Oregon University. She discusses how she came to work at the university and all the responsibilities her job entails. She is now getting ready to retire.


Italian Fellas In Olive Drab: Exploring The Experiences Of Italian-American Servicemen In Sicily And Italy, 1943-1945, Guido Rossi 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Italian Fellas In Olive Drab: Exploring The Experiences Of Italian-American Servicemen In Sicily And Italy, 1943-1945, Guido Rossi

Master's Theses

Despite constituting the largest ethnic group in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, the experiences of Italian-Americans have received scant attention by historians. In particular, the stories of the U.S. citizens of Italian descent or Italian-born but naturalized Americans who served in Italy, have received almost none. These soldiers, sailors, airmen, and coastguardmen who could often speak Italian, had grown up in Italian-American families and neighborhoods, and still had relatives in Italy, were asked to go fight in their country of origin. During the Allied advance, these men found themselves in close contact with a destitute ...


Darryl Thomas Interview 2017, Bethany Krump, Kasey Sauvageau, Carter Craig, Katilyn Kirkman 2017 Western Oregon University

Darryl Thomas Interview 2017, Bethany Krump, Kasey Sauvageau, Carter Craig, Katilyn Kirkman

Oral Histories of Western Oregon University

In a short interview, Darryl Thomas discusses his experiences working as a professor of Theater and Dance at Western Oregon University. Darryl describes his responsibilities as a professor, when and how he came to Western as a professor, what positions he has held, the type of work he conducts, his daily duties, the most interesting aspects thus far, and his future goals for his time at Western.


Forgetting The Lynching Of Jesse Washington: Manifestations Of Memory And The "Waco Horror", Kurt A. Terry 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Forgetting The Lynching Of Jesse Washington: Manifestations Of Memory And The "Waco Horror", Kurt A. Terry

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

After a horrible historical injustice reemerged into public discourse in 1998, the citizens and civic leaders of Waco, Texas wrestled with the idea of whether to continue to forget the event or to acknowledge, apologize, and reconcile the past. At the center of the debate, a lynching of a seventeen-year old African American named Jesse Washington in 1916. Also known as the “Waco Horror,” the lynching disappeared from public conversation in Waco shortly after its occurrence. For nearly a century, the lynching remained relegated to anti-lynching movements, academic study, and the fringes of society. After the lynching’s reappearance into ...


A Case Study In The Interdisciplinary: The Role Of Anthropology, Archaeology And History In Academia And Museums, Alexnadra A. Rosenberg 2017 College of William & Mary

A Case Study In The Interdisciplinary: The Role Of Anthropology, Archaeology And History In Academia And Museums, Alexnadra A. Rosenberg

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis will examine the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to anthropology, archaeology and history in both academic and museum settings. Using the “Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon” exhibit as a case study, the necessity of teaching from an interdisciplinary perspective at an undergraduate level, if not before is stressed. Specific attention is given to the subfield of archaeology, the role of oral histories and descendant communities in creating museum exhibitions and the ways in which the museum presents a historical narrative about a complex and emotionally charged topic to visitors who arrive with diverse ...


Stories Of Knox County Final Paper, Sarah Aguilar, Maria Brescia-Weiler, Mary Grace Detmer, Gabe Jimenez-Ekman 2017 Kenyon College

Stories Of Knox County Final Paper, Sarah Aguilar, Maria Brescia-Weiler, Mary Grace Detmer, Gabe Jimenez-Ekman

Stories of Knox County: Final Paper

No abstract provided.


Rebecca Mccannell Interview 2017, Carlos Guerrero, Matthew Capellen, Jorin M. Hollenbeak 2017 Western Oregon University

Rebecca Mccannell Interview 2017, Carlos Guerrero, Matthew Capellen, Jorin M. Hollenbeak

Oral Histories of Western Oregon University

In a short interview, Rebecca McConnell, describes her career as an Art Professor at Western Oregon University. She talks about getting a job at Western Oregon. Part of her work is overseeing the art students in the MAT program.


History Of Sioux Lookout Black Hawks Hockey Team, 1949-1951, Fatima Ba'abbad 2017 The University of Western Ontario

History Of Sioux Lookout Black Hawks Hockey Team, 1949-1951, Fatima Ba'abbad

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Existing literature on residential schools in Canada indicates that sports played an important role within that system and were a positive experience for Aboriginal students. However, these sporting experiences have not been analyzed from the students’ perspectives. This thesis aims to enrich our understanding of the role of sports within residential schools; the meanings former students attached to their experiences, and what sports mean to reconciliation initiatives using 1) narrative analysis of media representations of the Black Hawks team from Pelican Lake Indian Residential School during their 1951 hockey tour to Ottawa and Toronto, 2) a two-part interview process (photo ...


Courtney Decosky, Courtney Decosky, Maria Brescia-Weiler, Catherine Wessel 2017 Kenyon

Courtney Decosky, Courtney Decosky, Maria Brescia-Weiler, Catherine Wessel

Stories of Knox County Interviews

No abstract provided.


Robert Denzer, Robert Denzer, Maria Brescia-Weiler, Jordan Guy-Mozenter 2017 Kenyon College

Robert Denzer, Robert Denzer, Maria Brescia-Weiler, Jordan Guy-Mozenter

Stories of Knox County Interviews

No abstract provided.


Blackademic Negotiations When The Ivory Tower Isn't Enough: Finding Pathways To Activism As An Emerging Black Scholar, Wideline Seraphin 2017 The Pennsylvania State University

Blackademic Negotiations When The Ivory Tower Isn't Enough: Finding Pathways To Activism As An Emerging Black Scholar, Wideline Seraphin

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

This reflexive essay chronicles the last two years of the author's PhD program and the negotiations of an emerging black female critical scholar in response to the growing tensions between academic obligations and growing racial unrest. Guiding questions of, “what are you going to do? And what are you willing to pay?” were used to think through what it meant to dedicate oneself to critical social justice work and apply that dedication to everyday practices despite perceived limitations.


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