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The Destruction Of Property And The Radical Nature Of The Boston Tea Party, Holly K. Nehls 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Destruction Of Property And The Radical Nature Of The Boston Tea Party, Holly K. Nehls

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Napalm: More Than A Weapon, Edwin Martini 2016 Western Michigan University

Napalm: More Than A Weapon, Edwin Martini

Edwin A. Martini

This book will explore the military, political, and cultural history of napalm across time and space. Moving beyond the Vietnam War, this book will examine the use of napalm by the United States in World War Two, Korea, and elsewhere, and its proliferation in other countries’ arsenals as well. It will also explore the many cultural representations of napalm in the post-Vietnam war world.


J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store And American Agriculture (Under Contract), David Kruger 2016 University of Wyoming

J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store And American Agriculture (Under Contract), David Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

No abstract provided.


"Black And White Together, We Shall Win": Southern White Activists In The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Olivia Bethany Moore 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

"Black And White Together, We Shall Win": Southern White Activists In The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Olivia Bethany Moore

Master's Theses

During the Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi has often been characterized as a simple battle of white racists against black activists. Drawing heavily on oral histories, personal publications, and Mississippi Sovereignty Commission reports, this thesis examines the unconventional stories of white southerners who transcended the segregationist environments in which they were born. As southern white activism took many forms, this work offers biographical insights to three individuals who have received little scholarly attention: journalist P.D East, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) activist Buford Posey, and William Carey president Ralph Noonkester. While their contributions between 1950-1971 differed ...


Mr. Jefferson's Army In Mr. Madison's War: Atrophy, Policy, And Legacy In The War Of 1812, David Alan Martin 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Mr. Jefferson's Army In Mr. Madison's War: Atrophy, Policy, And Legacy In The War Of 1812, David Alan Martin

Master's Theses

President Thomas Jefferson is a well-known figure, who is not well understood. His military policies are under-examined in the historiography. Yet, he had a tremendous impact on martial development in the Early Republic. Jefferson reshaped the military to suite his pragmatic republican ideals. His militia system expanded while the regulars were disbanded. The Navy was greatly decreased, and the remainder of his military was used for frontier exploration, riverine trade, road development, and other public works. This disrupted the precedent of strong federal military development as set by his predecessors: George Washington and John Adams. His reforms also left the ...


Homeward Bound: American Families In The Cold War Era, Caitlin Moser 2016 La Salle University

Homeward Bound: American Families In The Cold War Era, Caitlin Moser

The Histories

Elaine Tyler May received her B.A. (1969), M.A. (1970) and Ph. D. (1975) in United States History from the University of California in Los Angeles. She is currently Regents Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, she taught at Princeton University from 1974 to 1978. An extraordinary vitae, May was the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in American History at University College in Dublin, Ireland in 1996. In 2008, she was the Douglas Southall Freeman Visiting Professor of American History at the University of Richmond. A distinguished twentieth-century historian ...


The Woman Solution: A History Of Women Emerging In The Field Of American Psychology, Marianne McClain 2016 La Salle University

The Woman Solution: A History Of Women Emerging In The Field Of American Psychology, Marianne Mcclain

The Histories

The goal of this paper is to provide readers with knowledge that women played a role in the development of the field of psychology in the United States. First, the cultural influences during the time period of the early development of psychology as a distinct discipline will be reviewed. This will include a brief overview of feminist efforts during the 1800s, as well as societal views and barriers for women in the late 1800s to the early 1900s when psychology was being delineated and established as a separate profession. This will help to increase the understanding of how difficult and ...


Strife: A Look Into The Life Of An Italian Immigrant During World War Ii, Juliana Mastrangelo 2016 LaSalle University

Strife: A Look Into The Life Of An Italian Immigrant During World War Ii, Juliana Mastrangelo

The Histories

Perhaps the most familiar portrayal of an enemy alien, at least for most Americans, would be the Japanese. While the reason for this standard is clear, stemming from the perceptibility of a threat as witnessed in the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese and the ongoing debates surrounding the soundness of President Roosevelt's decision to intern all Japanese Americans, Japan was not the only country at war with the United States during World War Two. Oftentimes, Italy’s role in the Second World War is overshadowed by that of both Japan and Germany. This essay hopes to shed ...


Review Of "King: The March, The Man, The Dream" & "Revolution With Pen & Ink", Saqeeb Khan 2016 La Salle University

Review Of "King: The March, The Man, The Dream" & "Revolution With Pen & Ink", Saqeeb Khan

The Histories

“Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” These are the stirring words spoken by Martin Luther King as he ended his famous speech, “I Have A Dream”, during the March on Washington to stress the need for equality and freedom. “I Have a Dream” is the most famous piece of the March on Washington protest as described by David Garrow, the author of “King the March the Man the Dream” article. Garrow states that King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was initially forgotten during the Civil Rights Movement yet is not only ...


"On The Relationship Of Technology To Medicine From 1897-1942", Tony Kelly 2016 La Salle University

"On The Relationship Of Technology To Medicine From 1897-1942", Tony Kelly

The Histories

Technology is a field of fluidity; it is ever changing and ever evolving. Technology’s definition is almost as broad as the array of industries which it affects, but it is best defined as the “practical application of knowledge, especially in a particular area” (Merriam-Webster). Technology began to play a crucial role in medicine as early as 1897, and grew in prevalence through the 1940s. It continues to be ever present, and almost necessary, as medicine, and its practitioners, are becoming gradually more reliant on different types of technologies in all fields of medicine. Since 1897, and especially through the ...


The “American” Indian, Grace Griffaton 2016 La Salle University

The “American” Indian, Grace Griffaton

The Histories

The labels past and current civilizations create to describe various groups of people may be the exact reason animosity brews between these groups. The belief that a group has racial superiority causes that same group to discriminate against and maltreat groups perceived to be different; because in this case, different is not unique or valuable, different is less. The common distinction of an “other” has been an idea studied in class and continues to be studied by scholars. A common dichotomy between “we” and “they” has been discovered and, for purposes of this paper, will be discussed to understand the ...


The Hessian "Invasion" Of The Newly Anointed United States, Matthew Fritz 2016 La Salle University

The Hessian "Invasion" Of The Newly Anointed United States, Matthew Fritz

The Histories

The American Revolution was not a bipolar war; the belligerents were not inclusive to Great Britain and its American colonies. The war saw the bringing in of France, Germany, Spain, and the Native Americans to the theater. Even though Germany was not unified at the time of the conflict, a certain area loaned out its troops to back Great Britain’s claims. These German soldiers were called Hessians, meaning they hailed from the Hesse-Cassel state. This group of German fighting men were well disciplined and well-trained. The British were aware of their successes and prowess; however, this reason alone was ...


Italians And Anti Prohibition, Kaitlyn Corson 2016 La Salle University

Italians And Anti Prohibition, Kaitlyn Corson

The Histories

The United States’ Congress passed the Volstead Act or Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, in 1919. It prohibited the consumption, sale, or transportation of alcohol making it illegal to partake in any of these activities in the United States. The main contributor to the Volstead Act was the ASL, or Anti Saloon League, who lobbied for dry legislation on the floor of Congress. Creating strong ties with religious groups and clergymen and women, the ASL argued that taverns and saloons had destructive and devastating effects on the community and family unit. Also contributing to the Prohibition effort, women ...


Analysis Of Amusing The Million: Coney Island At The Turn Of The Century; John F. Kasson, Carlos M. Contente 2016 Student

Analysis Of Amusing The Million: Coney Island At The Turn Of The Century; John F. Kasson, Carlos M. Contente

The Histories

Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century by John F. Kasson uses the amusement park at Coney Island as a case study for a transformative period in American history when new economic and social conditions were leading to a new “mass culture.” It was this new culture, composed of both upper and lower classes, native-born and immigrants alike, which stood in “growing revolt against the genteel standards of taste and conduct” that were the norm of turn-of-the-century America.


Mrs. Marie Smith-Ansel Brooks Smith, No Date Noted, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr. 2016 University of North Florida

Mrs. Marie Smith-Ansel Brooks Smith, No Date Noted, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

Ansel Brooks Smith, Sr. Letters

No abstract provided.


Ansel Brooks Smith- Mrs. Marie Smith, No Date Noted, France, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr. 2016 University of North Florida

Ansel Brooks Smith- Mrs. Marie Smith, No Date Noted, France, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

Ansel Brooks Smith, Sr. Letters

No abstract provided.


"Town Of God": Ota Benga, The Batetela Boys, And The Promise Of Black America, Karen Sotiropoulos 2016 Selected Works

"Town Of God": Ota Benga, The Batetela Boys, And The Promise Of Black America, Karen Sotiropoulos

Karen Sotiropolous

No abstract provided.


"Town Of God": Ota Benga, The Batetela Boys, And The Promise Of Black America, Karen Sotiropoulos 2016 Selected Works

"Town Of God": Ota Benga, The Batetela Boys, And The Promise Of Black America, Karen Sotiropoulos

Karen Sotiropolous

No abstract provided.


Hollywood In The Heartland: A Review Essay, Barbara Ching 2016 Iowa State University

Hollywood In The Heartland: A Review Essay, Barbara Ching

Barbara Ching

Review of: "The Book of Iowa Films" by Marty S. Knepper and John Shelton Lawrence and the exhibition "Hollywood in the Heartland," curated by Leo Landis, at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa, from June 27, 2014, to December 2016.


The Ethics Of Reparations For Slavery, Kyla A. Jermin 2016 Ursinus College

The Ethics Of Reparations For Slavery, Kyla A. Jermin

Philosophy Summer Fellows

Reparations has always been a lingering topic in American history – one that is heavily discussed, but never quite put into action. Though there are many who agree that payment is owed for slavery, or that a crime was committed, they are often dissuaded by various issues, or by the idea that reparations are “too divisive” and would encourage racial dissension. In my project, I address these arguments, and establish a case for reparations and the ethical responsibility behind it. My project explores themes of duty, responsibility, and compensation for wrongdoing as applied to the American slave trade. In this project ...


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