A Profitable Public Sphere: The Creation Of The New York Times Op-Ed Page, 2010 University of Maine
A Profitable Public Sphere: The Creation Of The New York Times Op-Ed Page, Michael J. Socolow
Communication and Journalism Faculty Scholarship
This stud y utilizes archival and other primary materials to describe the development of the New York Times op-ed page. This innovative forum for commentary, which premiered in September 1970, is examined through the lenses of Jiirgen Habermas' public sphere theory and eco nomic concerns in the American newspaper industry. The page provid ed a significant source of revenue and diversified social, cultural, and political news analysis. Times executives sought to serve the public interest while considering corporate profits.
Unlocked Books: Manuscripts Of Learned Magic In The Medieval Libraries Of Central Europe (Review), 2010 Iowa State University
Unlocked Books: Manuscripts Of Learned Magic In The Medieval Libraries Of Central Europe (Review), Michael D. Bailey
Magic in the medieval past is often seen through the eyes of its opponents, through trial records, inquisitorial texts, denunciatory sermons, and theological [End Page 232] treatises explaining and condemning the demonic nature of virtually all magical rites. Yet there is another way to approach at least elite, learned magic in Europe’s medieval period, namely through the texts that literate practitioners of those forms of magic have left scattered through libraries across the continent. This method of studying magic is not new, but has undergone significant development in recent years, with Richard Kieckhefer, Claire Fanger, Frank Klaassen, and Sophie ...
Values In Transition: The Chiricahua Apache From 1886-1914, 2010 UMKC Schoolof Law
Values In Transition: The Chiricahua Apache From 1886-1914, John W. Ragsdale Jr.
American Indian Law Review
Law confirms but seldom determines the course of a society. Values and beliefs, instead, are the true polestars, incrementally implemented by the laws, customs, and policies. The Chiricahua Apache, a tribal society of hunters, gatherers, and raiders in the mountains and deserts of the Southwest, were squeezed between the growing populations and economies of the United States and Mexico. Raiding brought response, reprisal, and ultimately confinement at the loathsome San Carlos Reservation. Though most Chiricahua submitted to the beginnings of assimilation, a number of the hardiest and least malleable did not. Periodic breakouts, wild raids through New Mexico and Arizona ...
The Age Of Aquarius: The Reorientation Of Nasa After 1969, 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The Age Of Aquarius: The Reorientation Of Nasa After 1969, Junichi Miyamoto
Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards
One of the truisms about the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) in the eyes of most politicians is that it is a listless relic from the Cold War. On the surface, this interpretation seems acceptable. After all, its crowning achievement (the moon landings) has yet to be surpassed after forty years and likely will not be matched for at least another ten. Moreover NASA’s ordained cause, gaining the upper hand in space, was made possible by the national willpower only the fear of being overtaken by a technologically advanced arch-nemesis can generate. This condition certainly is not on the ...
Soviet Education: Communism In The Classroom, 2010 Colby College
Soviet Education: Communism In The Classroom, Alison W. Berryman
My thesis examines the Soviet Union’s educational system during Stalin’s rule. It proves that the goal of the Soviet educational system in the 1920s and 1930s was to instill strong Communist loyalty from a very early age and to expedite the process of industrialization by educating future workers in “socially useful” labor.
Lakewood Farm: The Private Zoo That The Public Loved, 2010 Hope College
Lakewood Farm: The Private Zoo That The Public Loved, Geoffrey D. Reynolds
Lakewood Farm: The Private Zoo That the Public Loved is an article concerning the private zoo in Holland, Michigan, that was owned by Chicago coal merchant George Fulmer Getz and helped form the Illionois based Brookfiekd Zoo and John Ball Zoo of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Humble Beginnings: A History Of The Ou College Of Law, 2010 Bob Burke Law
Humble Beginnings: A History Of The Ou College Of Law, Bob Burke, Steven W. Taylor
Oklahoma Law Review
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Witch Hunts: From Salem To Guantanamo Bay (Review), 2010 Iowa State University
Witch Hunts: From Salem To Guantanamo Bay (Review), Michael D. Bailey
The purpose of this odd book is to argue that, in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the fear and extraordinary governmental responses they have generated, the modern Western world, and particularly the United States of America, is on the verge of (though not yet embroiled in) a new era of witch hunts. The modern malefactors are, obviously, supposed terrorists rather than supposed witches. Their means of bringing about death and destruction are guns, bombs, and biological devices, not spells and incantations. Yet Rapley argues over the course of twenty breathless chapters that a number of characteristics ...
Hindutva And Anti-Muslim Communal Violence In India Under The Bharatiya Janata Party (1990-2010), 2010 Claremont McKenna College
Hindutva And Anti-Muslim Communal Violence In India Under The Bharatiya Janata Party (1990-2010), Elaisha Nandrajog
CMC Senior Theses
On May 16, 1998, under the directives of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition, the Indian government detonated three nuclear bombs in the Rajasthan desert, near a site called Pokhran.1 If the name of India’s inter-ballistic missile, Agni, the god of fire in the Vedic tradition, is inscribed in antiquity, its symbolism in 1998 was entirely new, reflecting the rise of a political party that emblematizes a chauvinistic, majoritarian stance.2 To celebrate India’s accomplishment, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), a sister organization of the BJP, ordered the construction of a temple dedicated to ...
Fighting For Survival: Coal Miners And The Struggle Over Health And Safety In The United States, 1968-1988, 2010 Wayne State University
Fighting For Survival: Coal Miners And The Struggle Over Health And Safety In The United States, 1968-1988, Richard Fry
Wayne State University Dissertations
My dissertation focuses on coal mining and occupational health and safety in the United States from 1968 to 1985. In the late 1960s, coal miners faced the constant risk of injury, occupational disease, and death. The dangerous conditions in the coal industry resulted in a massive explosion at the Farmington mine in West Virginia in 1968, which killed 78 miners. The Farmington disaster spurred miners to campaign for the reform of state and federal coal mine health and safety laws in the United States. They rejected the national leadership of their union, the United Mine Workers (UMW), which they perceived ...
The Rise Of Public Sector Unionism In Detroit, 1947-1967, 2010 Wayne State University
The Rise Of Public Sector Unionism In Detroit, 1947-1967, Louis Eugene Jones
Wayne State University Dissertations
In 1947, the Michigan Legislature passed into law the Hutchinson Act banning strikes of state and local workers. The law provided for the termination of striking public sector workers but did not require state and local agencies to bargain with public employees or their representatives. It even allowed for fines and prison sentences for non public sector workers who influenced public sector workers to strike. The law forced public sector unions into an untenable state of "collective begging." Indeed, it was often referred to as punitive and draconian. 18 years later, the Michigan Legislature passed and the governor signed into ...
To Whom God Has Spoken: American Women In Word And Spirit, 1700-The Present, 2009 Bridgewater State University
To Whom God Has Spoken: American Women In Word And Spirit, 1700-The Present, Margaret Lowe
Although scholars have begun to examine American women's religious history, few published collections of their actual words and creative expressions exist. The proposed volume, an edited, thematic collection of primary source documents will fill this gap. The book will demonstrate the contexts and textures of American women's spiritual authority in the past, including those who claimed to speak for "God" or another deity. Drawing on my expertise in gender history and well-honed archival skills, my project will identify, edit and annotate the most illuminating and representative among American women's diverse religious voices. A FLRG will provide start-up ...
Mata Hari: A Life Of Lies, 2009 Sias International University, China
Mata Hari: A Life Of Lies, Olivia Blessing
Olivia L Blessing
During the international scandal of her 1917 trial and subsequent execution, Mata Hari’s name became a universal title for a traitorous woman. Since then, spies like Tokyo Rose and Radient Jade were known respectively as the "Mata Hari of the airways" and the "Mata Hari of the East." However, unlike the other two women, Mata Hari was famous for being a woman who would do anything for a price years before the French accused her of treason, and this image hurt her during the trial as much as the accusations of treason did.
Jews: Post Biblical History The State Of Israel And The Jewish People (1948-2008), 2009 Seton Hall University
Jews: Post Biblical History The State Of Israel And The Jewish People (1948-2008), Asher Finkel
Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.
This article provides a historical outline of the post-biblical history of the Jewish People and the State of Israel from 1948 - 2008.
Revealing Iberian Woodcraft: Conserved Wooden Artefacts From South-East Spain, 2009 COLABORADOR HONORÍFICO UNIVERSIDAD ALICANTE
Revealing Iberian Woodcraft: Conserved Wooden Artefacts From South-East Spain, Pablo Rosser
Yolanda Carrion & Pablo Rosser Six wells at Tossal de les Basses in Spain captured a large assemblage of Iberian woodworking debris. The authors’ analysis distinguishes a wide variety of boxes, handles, staves, pegs and joinery made in different and appropriate types of wood, some – like cypress – imported from some distance away. We have here a glimpse of a sophisticated and little known industry of the fourth century BC.