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Railey, Rowland Greenup, 1868-1932 (Sc 3156), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Railey, Rowland Greenup, 1868-1932 (Sc 3156), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3156. Letter, 6 December 1920, of lawyer Roland G. Railey, Forkton, Kentucky to R. B. Ewing, Valparaiso, Indiana, seeking information on the whereabouts of a woman who attended Valparaiso University. A reply on the reverse from Mrs. Ewing advises that her husband died suddenly the previous June and she cannot assist with his inquiry. Railey writes on letterhead that includes his photograph and a lengthy professional biography.


Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements, Bert Chapman 2017 Purdue University

Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Rare earth elements (REE) contain unique chemical physical properties such as lanthamum, are found in small concentrations, need extensive precise properties to separate, and are critical components of modern technologies such as laser guidance systems, personal electronics such as IPhones, satellites, and military weapons systems as varied as Virginia-class fast attack submarines, DDG-51 Aegis destroyers, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and precision guided munitions. The U.S. has some rare earth resources, but is heavily dependent on access to them from countries as varied as Afghanistan, Bolivia, and China. Losing access to these resources would have significant adverse economic, military ...


The Digital Archive Of John Wompas, Jenny Hale Pulsipher 2017 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Digital Archive Of John Wompas, Jenny Hale Pulsipher

ScholarsArchive Data

In the course of writing my book on John Wompas, Swindler Sachem: The Nipmuc Indian Who Sold His Birthright, Dropped out of Harvard, and Conned the King of England (Yale University Press, 2018), I gathered a great deal of information on such subjects as Indian slavery, Native land sales, the Atlantic maritime trade, and Native education in Massachusetts. This information contributed to the book by providing historical context for Wompas’s life, but most nitty-gritty details were tangential to the book’s purpose so do not appear in it. Because those details could help other scholars working on more narrowly ...


Review Of Cathleen Kaveny, Prophecy Without Contempt: Religious Discourse In The Public Square, Andrew Forsyth 2017 Department of Religious Studies, Yale University

Review Of Cathleen Kaveny, Prophecy Without Contempt: Religious Discourse In The Public Square, Andrew Forsyth

Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities

Then Jesus said to them, "Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house" (Mark 6:4).

Hear the word of the LORD, 0 people of Israel; for the LORD has an indictment against the inhabitants of the land (Hosea 4:1 a).

Unsurprisingly, perhaps, presidential elections prompt Americans to take stock of the state of the nation, and, in particular, the state of democracy: the institutions, conventions, and habits, that is, which allow for representative government, and which-in principal, at least-ground and ensure equal rights and fair treatment. Countless ...


The Rules Of The Game And The Morality Of Efficient Breach, Gregory Klass 2017 Agnes N. Williams Research Professor, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

The Rules Of The Game And The Morality Of Efficient Breach, Gregory Klass

Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities

Because contractual obligations result from acts of agreement, every contract has an origin story-a story about what the parties did to change their legal situation, to enter into a contract. Theories of contract law, in turn, often tell stylized versions of such stories. These theory stories tell us about the character of the parties, what they want from their transaction, how they arrive at an agreement, and how the law figures into their relationship.


The Riddle Of Ruth Bryan Owen, Daniel B. Rice 2017 Law clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; Duke University School of Law, J.D. 2015

The Riddle Of Ruth Bryan Owen, Daniel B. Rice

Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities

Her ancestors helped win America's independence. As a child, she watched House debates with rapt attention, vowing eventually to return to her beloved Capitol building. She gazed out on millions of cheering faces during her father's three presidential campaigns. Her uncle was a governor and vice-presidential nominee, her father the American Secretary of State. She ran the American Women's War Relief Fund alongside future First Lady Lou Hoover and nursed dying Allied soldiers. After establishing herself as Florida's leading female activist, she campaigned for the House of Representatives in 1928, promising to send her district's ...


Liberty To Misread: Sanctuary And Possibility In The Comedy Of Errors, Benjamin Woodring 2017 Yale Law School

Liberty To Misread: Sanctuary And Possibility In The Comedy Of Errors, Benjamin Woodring

Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities

Late in 1582, Christopher Jones scuffled with law enforcement officials on the streets of London. Breaking away in the middle of an attempted arrest, he bounded down an alley looking for cover. In this brief stint of time, he found assistance from clergy within St. Paul's and took sanctuary in the church.


Mor[T]Ality And Identity: Wills, Narratives, And Cherished Possessions, Deborah S. Gordon 2017 Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.

Mor[T]Ality And Identity: Wills, Narratives, And Cherished Possessions, Deborah S. Gordon

Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities

Franz Kafka is credited with observing that "the meaning of life is that it stops." This recognition-that life's one certainty is certain death-has been the source of great inspiration. Indeed, much of what we do and create depends on our very human desire to make a mark on this world that will outlast our sentient selves.


Justice And Art, Face To Face, Desmond Manderson, Cristina S. Martinez 2017 Centrefor Law, Arts andHumanities, ANU College of Law & College ofArts and Social Sciences, Australian National University

Justice And Art, Face To Face, Desmond Manderson, Cristina S. Martinez

Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities

This essay studies in detail, for the first time and in the context of legal as well as art history, Sir Joshua Reynolds's representation of Justice (1779). We argue that the image is of particular significance in the history of representations of justice, and marks the emergence of neoclassical ideals. These ideals became, for example in the work of Sir William Blackstone, central to the development of Anglo-American concepts of the common law. We argue that Reynolds's work exemplifies a profound shift and a rich complexity in these concepts.


The Foundations Of The Rule Of Law, Aleardo Zanghellini 2017 Professor of Law and Social Theory, School of Law, University of Reading

The Foundations Of The Rule Of Law, Aleardo Zanghellini

Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities

An uncontroversial definition of the rule of law eludes us. There is broad agreement about the features that should characterise the rules of a legal system if this is to conform with the rule of law - namely, generality, publicity, clarity, relative stability etc. Scholars, however, disagree on what institutional and procedural arrangements the rule of law requires, on whether it has inherent moral value and on whether or not it imposes substantive constraints on the content of law.


Laughing At Censorship, Laura E. Little 2017 Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Laughing At Censorship, Laura E. Little

Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities

Can a speech restriction ever be inherently good? Can we ever justify censorship as intrinsically beneficial, and not simply a justifiable means of protecting something more important than free expression?
For those steeped in American law and culture, these questions may seem almost heretical. But they deserve exploring, particularly given the prevalence and variety of censorship in the United States and elsewhere in the world. Happily, a context exists for exploring the questions that is less threatening and more entertaining than totalitarian thought control. The context is humor: jokes, cartoons, vignettes, and other expressions that make us laugh.


Fostering Change: Evaluating Digital Scholarship For Professional Credit, Seth Denbo 2017 American Historical Association

Fostering Change: Evaluating Digital Scholarship For Professional Credit, Seth Denbo

Open Access Week

As the field of digital humanities becomes an ever more important facet of both research and teaching, we need to find means for ensuring that the work is properly evaluated and that credit is given to the scholars who engage in it. The problems associated with developing this are complex, and new modes of research and publication have proven difficult to incorporate into disciplines that have traditionally put high value on print. Scholarly societies have an important role to play in encouraging creative thought and action about how best to accommodate these new modes within our disciplines.


Hughes, Rebecca Lux, D. 1892 (Sc 3155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hughes, Rebecca Lux, D. 1892 (Sc 3155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3155. Letters of Rebecca L. Hughes, Hagerstown, Maryland, to her cousin James Fitzhugh in Pleasant Grove (Ohio County), Kentucky. She thanks him for arranging certain land sales on behalf of her family, discusses their investment strategies, and laments the costs of a lawsuit brought by an uncle and cousin involving her grandfather and father. She also relates news of the Fenn, Hughes and Fitzhugh families.


Forggett, Essie (Fa 1104), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Forggett, Essie (Fa 1104), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1104. Student paper titled “Slavery in Green County” in which Essie Forggett details the history of the settlement of Green County and its eventual dependence upon slave labor. Forggett also includes stories of slave auctions, punishments, attempted escapes, and religious practices of slaves throughout the region. Paper is based on information collected by Forggett from county clerk records and in-person interviews with slave descendants.


The Duration Of Sub-Saharan African Civil Armed Conflict Episodes, Christian Ilunga-Matthiesen 2017 Eastern Illinois University

The Duration Of Sub-Saharan African Civil Armed Conflict Episodes, Christian Ilunga-Matthiesen

The Eastern Illinois University Political Science Review

The socio-economic question which this study intends to answer is one of global relevance. For quite some time now, civil wars on the African continent have been a major source of economic and social destruction resulting in excessive human suffering. The primary objective of this study will constitute the analysis of 32 armed conflict episodes across 17 countries between 1990 and 2014 throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Armed conflicts will be defined as the following: “a contested incompatibility that concerns government and/or territory where the use of armed force between two parties, of which at least one is the government of ...


Rewriting History - With Alan Taylor '77, Kate Carlisle 2017 Colby College

Rewriting History - With Alan Taylor '77, Kate Carlisle

Colby Magazine

"Lets go back to the American Revolution and try to look at it with fresh eyes and a neutral perspective and see what happens when you treat everyone with some respect, and try to understand why they did what they did, rather than put labels on them." - Alan Taylor '77


You Are What You Eat: Gastronomy & Geography Of Southern Spain, Katherine F. Perry 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

You Are What You Eat: Gastronomy & Geography Of Southern Spain, Katherine F. Perry

The Catalyst

Using empirical and numeric data, this study explores the use of food as a proxy to understand the cultural-historical geography of southern Spain. After spending three months in Granada, Spain, I compiled the most commonly used thirty-five ingredients from a selection of Spanish cookbooks and contextualized them within the broader history of Spain. The elements of traditional Andalucían cooking fit into three primary chapters of Iberian history: Roman occupation, the Moorish invasion beginning in the 8th century, and the Columbian exchange, or the exchange of goods that took place between the Americas and Old World following European discovery of ...


Eckstein, Jane (Bailey), D. 1833 (Sc 3153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Eckstein, Jane (Bailey), D. 1833 (Sc 3153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text typescript of letter (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3153. Letter, 25 April 1832, of Jane Eckstein, Frankfort, Kentucky, to her daughter Mary Kinmont in Cincinnati, Ohio. She details an approaching move to Millersburg, Kentucky, where Mary’s father, the artist Frederick Eckstein, will open a school. She relates news of Mary’s siblings, asks her about family matters in Cincinnati, and offers advice on nursing her young child.


Msgr Raymond T. Bosler At The Second Vatican Council, 1962-1965, And After, William Doherty Ph.D. 2017 Marian University - Indianapolis

Msgr Raymond T. Bosler At The Second Vatican Council, 1962-1965, And After, William Doherty Ph.D.

Department of History and Social Sciences

This manuscript analyses the investigative efforts of Raymond T. Bosler in providing a journalistic analysis of all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council, as published in The Criterion.

William Doherty is Professor Emeritus within the Department of History and Social Sciences, teaching from the Fall of 1963 to December 2000.


Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text typescript of letter (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3154. Letter, 26 October 1861, to his mother from John L. Hebron, serving with the 2nd Ohio Infantry at Camp Leslie Combs, West Liberty, Kentucky. He describes a recent engagement with Confederate troops, reports on the killed, wounded and local conditions in the aftermath, and criticizes Confederate battle skills. Expecting to spend the winter at Camp Dennison, Ohio, he expresses satisfaction with his warm clothing but complains of the lack of overcoats.


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