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Intercollegiate Athletics Part Ii, Richard C. Crepeau 2020 University of Central Florida

Intercollegiate Athletics Part Ii, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Perhaps the biggest news in intercollegiate athletics concerns the changing NCAA policy on player commercial endorsement. At the end of April, the NCAA Board of Governors approved recommendations allowing athletes to be paid for endorsements. These will now go to the NCAA annual meeting in January, and, if approved by the full membership, the new policy will go into effect for the 2021-22 academic year. (Placing this in terms of “academic year” is the NCAA’s subtle way of promoting the pretense of the “student athlete.”)


College Sports In The Covid19 World (Part I), Richard C. Crepeau 2020 University of Central Florida

College Sports In The Covid19 World (Part I), Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Even though College Sports are no longer being played, the NCAA and colleges continue to make news. Some of the news is an expected part of the norm, while other news concerns the new world of Covid19 and the future of intercollegiate athletics or, more to the point, football and basketball.


In And Outside City Walls: Medieval Jewish Communities And Rulership In German Cities, Zoë Schwartz 2020 Wittenberg University

In And Outside City Walls: Medieval Jewish Communities And Rulership In German Cities, Zoë Schwartz

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

As one would expect, Jewish life within the German Kingdom in the high middle ages (1000-1300 CE) was fraught with instability. The micro-history of specific Jewish communities has been undertaken by historians in the past, but the Jewish experience within multiple cities has yet to be compared. Due to the diversity of German city authority structures, the restrictions and privileges put upon the community were diverse. How these laws effect the daily life of the Jewish community was subject to the gentile authority of bishops, for those inhabiting bishop-cities, or the Emperor directly, for those living in free imperial states ...


Stories Untold: The Immigrant Workers Of The Twin Towers, Valerie Nicole Edgington 2020 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Stories Untold: The Immigrant Workers Of The Twin Towers, Valerie Nicole Edgington

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

In the aftermath of 9/11, there was not only the loss of lives of publicly recognized professionals, along with the workers less recognized. The immigrant workers, who worked legally and illegally in the twin towers, and who helped the nation in the aftermath of the terrorist attack. This not only touches upon how these workers helped in the clean up efforts in the aftermath, but also in how there have been changes since, in both the view of these workers and in the laws surrounding citizenship. For those who helped in the aftermath, there have been laws put in ...


"A Tryst With Animosity": The Souring Of Indo-American Relations From 1947 To 1971, Aditya Dev Varma 2020 University of California - Berkeley

"A Tryst With Animosity": The Souring Of Indo-American Relations From 1947 To 1971, Aditya Dev Varma

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

This paper explores multi-decade tensions in Indo-American relations, emphasizing the formative nature of the colonial legacy on India's foreign policy and resulting conflict with the Truman Doctrine. By examining the popular perception of foreign policy through newspapers and State Department records, I illustrate how each nation's sovereign agenda colored their reception of the other's global initiatives. The year 1947 marked a point of departure in American foreign policy in two respects; a renewed commitment to economic and military engagement with global affairs under the presidency of Harry Truman, and an expanded interest in diplomacy with developing nations ...


William Livingston And The Stamp Act Crisis Of 1765, Nicole Skalenko 2020 Kean University

William Livingston And The Stamp Act Crisis Of 1765, Nicole Skalenko

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The Stamp Act was passed by British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The first direct tax on the colonies, it resulted in widespread resistance throughout New York, New Jersey and all of Britain's North American colonies. William Livingston, at the time an established lawyer, essayist, and political propagandist, led the colony's opposition. Livingston utilized The New-York Gazette or Weekly Post- Boy as a vehicle to reach a broader audience to present his arguments against the tax and to highlight Parliament's subversion to trial by jury, a violation of American liberties. His legal career was directly affected by ...


The Use Of Storytelling And The Experience Of Teaching In A Syrian Refugee Camp In The Context Of The Refugee Crisis In Lebanon, Its Various Actors, And Its Lasting Effects, Jad Zeitouni 2020 Texas Tech University

The Use Of Storytelling And The Experience Of Teaching In A Syrian Refugee Camp In The Context Of The Refugee Crisis In Lebanon, Its Various Actors, And Its Lasting Effects, Jad Zeitouni

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Using storytelling and narrative as historical artifact and act of witnessing, I challenged my students, ranging in age from eight to fourteen, to tell a story and believe that in the process of writing their lives they might find a moment of healing and an outlet of control. In the Summer of 2019, as part of the Jusoor Summer Volunteer Program, I had the opportunity to teach at the largest Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon at a school run by Jusoor. I explored the role of non-government organizations and analyzed the strain on healthcare and education in the refugee camp ...


When Flesh Is Remembered: A History Of Trophies, Jessica McKinney 2020 Goucher College

When Flesh Is Remembered: A History Of Trophies, Jessica Mckinney

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Today when we think of trophies, we either think of the golden ones on shelves or the animal ones that hunters collect. In some cases, the golden trophies are received well but animal trophies are not. This research began with the question of how ethical is it for a farmer to kill an endangered animal to protect his/her livelihood. From there, the question became how ethical is it for a hunter to collect animal trophies. Why would a hunter be allowed to take trophies and how is a golden trophy similar to an animal one? Looking at the definition ...


"Blood" And Land: The Legacy Of White Property Rights In Legal Definitions Of Native Race And Tribal Disenrollment, Jack Casey 2020 University of Southern California

"Blood" And Land: The Legacy Of White Property Rights In Legal Definitions Of Native Race And Tribal Disenrollment, Jack Casey

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

At the root of U.S. policies towards Native peoples, were and continue to be, conceptions of "blood" that aim to buttress whiteness and its depropertization of Native peoples. Through the construction of indigeneity as "almost white," U.S. settler colonialism has inscribed and protected white property rights over Native land. Thus, U.S. law has been at the forefront of colonialism's relentless expropriation of Native land and its accompanying protection of whiteness. From the Naturalization Act of 1790 to blood quantum in the Indian Reorganization Act and tribal citizenship requirements today, U.S. policies for Native peoples' citizenship ...


Assassin In The Crescent City: The Untold Story Of John Wilkes Booth On His Only Visit To New Orleans In The Spring Of 1864, Alex Christian Lucas 2020 Loyola University New Orleans

Assassin In The Crescent City: The Untold Story Of John Wilkes Booth On His Only Visit To New Orleans In The Spring Of 1864, Alex Christian Lucas

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Was Booth fully radicalized into the Confederate cause during his time in New Orleans? John Wilkes Booth's three weeks in New Orleans in the spring of 1864 occurred during a pivotal time of turbulence and change in his life in the year preceding his assassination of President Lincoln and brought several major issues to the forefront of his consciousness: his constant public comparison to his family and its legacy, his faltering stage career, his financial troubles, and his perceived oppression of the Confederate South, which he loved. Existing literature has established that 1864 was a pivotal year in which ...


What We Miss, Richard C. Crepeau 2020 University of Central Florida

What We Miss, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

It has been several weeks since the world changed. The regular patterns of life have been disrupted, and keeping track of what day it is has required some effort. Sport with its familiar patterns and rhythms is gone. March Madness took on a very different meaning; the NHL and the NBA shut down; spring training in Arizona and Florida ended abruptly; the Olympics have been postponed for a year; and across the world, sports at all levels have been cancelled or postponed.


Michael Jordan In Orlando For Baseball, Richard C. Crepeau 2020 University of Central Florida

Michael Jordan In Orlando For Baseball, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

ESPN has now aired the first four episodes of “The Last Dance.” There will be ten in all. This documentary is being marketed as a new and candid look at Michael Jordan and the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls. It is receiving rave reviews and, so far as I have seen, this is a good piece of documentary film making. As many of you know Jordan left basketball in mid-career to pursue baseball in the Chicago White Sox organization. During the 1994 baseball season, Jordan played for the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League. In early May of that year he came ...


“She’S Been Her Own Mistress...”: The Long History Of Charlotte Dupee V. Henry Clay, 1790-1830, William Kelly 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

“She’S Been Her Own Mistress...”: The Long History Of Charlotte Dupee V. Henry Clay, 1790-1830, William Kelly

Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research, Department of History

In February 1829, Charlotte Dupee, an enslaved woman, sued for her freedom in the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia. The defendant was her enslaver, United States Secretary of State Henry Clay. Situating her as the main historical actor, this research illustrates how Dupee’s life experiences as an enslaved woman directly informed the decisive timing of her freedom suit. By expanding Dupee’s story beyond 1829 to reconstruct her life from girlhood to manumission, we also gain a greater understanding of the nuanced and precarious nature of alternative pathways to freedom.


Wartime Teachers: Stories From The Front, Rachel K. Turner, Eliel Hinojosa Jr. 2020 Texas A&M University

Wartime Teachers: Stories From The Front, Rachel K. Turner, Eliel Hinojosa Jr.

Educational Considerations

In the early 1990s, Dr. O.L. Davis of the University of Texas at Austin sought evacuee teacher and student recollections in England during World War II. The overarching purpose for Davis was to gain an understanding of the effect on schooling and education, specifically as it relates to the curriculum for students. This article continues where he left off and places focus on teacher evacuees. Of the several hundred responses from student evacuees, we utilized ten of the thirty teacher evacuees who responded to Dr. Davis. The purpose in this research endeavor seeks to discover the impact evacuations in ...


Epistolary Sources In Shedding The Light Of The Life Of Turkestan Youth Abroad, Abduvali Abdumutalibovich Yuldashev PhD doktotant 2020 Institute of History

Epistolary Sources In Shedding The Light Of The Life Of Turkestan Youth Abroad, Abduvali Abdumutalibovich Yuldashev Phd Doktotant

The Light of Islam

This article discusses the role and importance of letters as a source for studying the history of the education of Turkestan youth in foreign countries. Young people from Turkestan have long sought to study in higher educational institutions in the Islamic world and. This process also covers the period until the end of the 19th and up to the 20s of the 20th century. At this time, young people attached great importance to the study of Western European disciplines that influenced the progress of science and technology. The local intelligentsia created the conditions necessary for training personnel that would ensure ...


Duration And Depravity: Religious And Secular Temporality In Puritanism And The American Gothic, Taylor Kraayenbrink 2020 The University of Western Ontario

Duration And Depravity: Religious And Secular Temporality In Puritanism And The American Gothic, Taylor Kraayenbrink

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Duration and Depravity identifies a temporality of “sinful feeling” operating in the archive of Puritan writings of personal piety, such as diaries, autobiographies, conversion narratives, and sermons, and persisting into early American gothic literature. This temporality of sinful feeling is an attempt to discipline the self through temporal projection oriented towards the theological fact and religiously experienced feeling of sinfulness. Duration and Depravity engages with the proliferation of postsecular criticism in American literature studies generally, and Puritan studies more specifically. Postsecular criticism in literary studies is a style of historicism that reconsiders its primary archive’s position in newly complicated ...


Black Catholicism: The Formation Of Local Religion In Colonial Mexico, Krystle F. Sweda 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Black Catholicism: The Formation Of Local Religion In Colonial Mexico, Krystle F. Sweda

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

“Black Catholicism: The Formation of Local Religion in Colonial Mexico” examines the emergence of Catholicism and its local expressions among Africans and their descendants in seventeenth-century New Spain. In that century, New Spain (the Spanish term for colonial Mexico) was home to the second largest enslaved population and the largest free black population in the Western Hemisphere. My research studies the intricate, generational process of Catholic conversion among Mexico’s black population and how that process affected the formation of local religion. Previous scholars have largely overlooked early Catholic efforts of African conversion in Latin America and presented Afro-Christianity as ...


Kobe Bryant, Richard C. Crepeau 2020 University of Central Florida

Kobe Bryant, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

The first reaction was disbelief, then shock, then sorrow. Kobe Bryant and his 13 year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash. Then more news tumbles out and it gets worse. Later, when the photos of Kobe and his daughter appeared in the media it is heartbreaking.


Facing Detroit: Assumption College As A Cross-Border Institution 1870-1948, Matthew R. Charbonneau Mr. 2020 University of Windsor

Facing Detroit: Assumption College As A Cross-Border Institution 1870-1948, Matthew R. Charbonneau Mr.

Major Papers

“Facing Detroit: Assumption College as a Cross-Border Institution 1870-1948” argues that Assumption College in Windsor, Ontario was more connected with Detroit and the US Midwest than it was with southern Ontario until the 1930s. It does this by considering Assumption College’s student population, alumni activities, and contemporary perceptions of the school. Emphasis is placed on exploring how the primary sources created by those who lived at Assumption College reveal that it was more connected with Detroit and the US Midwest than it was with Windsor or southern Ontario. The work of Michael Power and George McMahon, the two greatest ...


The Astros Et.Al., Richard C. Crepeau 2020 University of Central Florida

The Astros Et.Al., Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

In studying World War I, the American historian Bruce Catton identified a simple and ironclad rule concerning technology: What you can do, you must do. I was thinking about the current uproar over the Houston Astros’ use of technology to steal signs and I thought about Catton’s observation and how it might offer some understanding of what happened in this latest of baseball scandals.


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