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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.


Fashioning Desire At B. Altman & Co.: Ethics And Consumer Culture In Early Department Stores, Tessa Maffucci 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Fashioning Desire At B. Altman & Co.: Ethics And Consumer Culture In Early Department Stores, Tessa Maffucci

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

We live in an age of fast fashion. Clothing is produced in greater volumes than ever before and the lifecycle of each garment keeps getting shorter and shorter. Many items are manufactured to be worn only one time and then thrown away—as disposable as a cup of coffee. There is much to be learned about our current fashion ecosystem by looking into the past. Beyond the garments themselves we must understand the larger historical and sociological context in which these articles of clothing were produced. How does the shopping environment shape the buying habits and fashion trends of an ...


Historic Journey To The Ballot Box, John M. Rudy 2016 Gettysburg College

Historic Journey To The Ballot Box, John M. Rudy

Civil War Era Studies Faculty Publications

Cumberland Township, wrapping around three sides of the Borough of Gettysburg, sprawls across the center of Adams County. Unlike its bustling neighbor, Cumberland Township lived a slower, rural life. But on Election Day the residents of the surrounding hills and swales poured into the borough to cast their ballots. While men from Gettysburg swarmed the Courthouse steps to make sure their voices were heard, Cumberland Township's voters trekked to the south end of town, to the tavern once owned by Conrad Snyder (now known as the Dobbin House).

The election in 1870 was a peculiar one... [excerpt]


Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?: Food Inequlaity And Black Americans, Christina Foster 2016 SIT Graduate Institute

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?: Food Inequlaity And Black Americans, Christina Foster

Capstone Collection

Food insecurity is an issue that plagues many people throughout the world. It only requires a brief search on the United Nation’s (U.N.) World Hunger Map to determine that this is indeed a worldwide crisis. Conversely, within the United States, the issue of hunger is often treated as “minimal” in comparison to other countries. A deeper inquiry into hunger within the U.S. reveals an even more disturbing connection: the role of white supremacy and systemic racism in regard to hunger. Academic research pertaining to food access is quite recent. Be that as it may, it is of ...


Bowling Green, Kentucky Masonic Lodge #73 (Sc 3008), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky Masonic Lodge #73 (Sc 3008), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3008. Treasurer’s ledger listing individual members and their financial transactions with the Bowling Green, Kentucky Masonic Lodge #73, i.e. initiation fees, dues, and contributions.


List Of Interviews Conducted By History 650 Students, Barbara Carol Allen 2016 La Salle University

List Of Interviews Conducted By History 650 Students, Barbara Carol Allen

All Oral Histories

Interviews of De La Salle Christian Brothers, La Salle College and La Salle University Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Administrators, and residents of neighborhoods around La Salle University.


Commentary: 14th Amendment Laid Foundation Of Civil Liberties, Allen C. Guelzo 2016 Gettysburg College

Commentary: 14th Amendment Laid Foundation Of Civil Liberties, Allen C. Guelzo

Civil War Era Studies Faculty Publications

They had just glued the world back together, and within a year it was threatening to come apart again.

That might sound like a description of the Arab Spring, or even the fall of the Soviet Union. In fact, it's what happened 150 years ago in the United States. [excerpt]


Heritage Or Hate?: An Examination Of Americans’ Popular Memory Of The Confederate States Of America And Its Icons, Benjamin Falter 2016 The College at Brockport

Heritage Or Hate?: An Examination Of Americans’ Popular Memory Of The Confederate States Of America And Its Icons, Benjamin Falter

Senior Honors Theses

During the American Civil War, the southern states declared themselves an independent nation called the Confederate States of America. After the Civil War ended, the Confederacy was reabsorbed into the United States. However, its memory and icons continued to be perceived separately. The current debate over whether Confederate icons, such as the so-called "Confederate Flag," Robert E. Lee, and Nathan Bedford Forrest, should be considered symbols of heritage or of hate reflects the controversial nature of Confederate Memory. However, the true history of these Confederate icons is lost in the modern debate, especially among those espousing the heritage position. If ...


A Tale Of Two Schools: Medical Education And California's Political Economy, Michael Weismeyer 2016 University of California, Los Angeles

A Tale Of Two Schools: Medical Education And California's Political Economy, Michael Weismeyer

Andrews Research Conference Programs

This paper examines the beginnings of medical education in California and argues that the establishment of a medical school in California contributed to the growth of the state’s political economy and allowed for further development of the state. After statehood in 1850, California developed necessary infrastructure, including providing healthcare to the California populace. While there were doctors in California in the 1850s, no institution existed for educating new doctors within the state. This changed in 1859 with the founding of California’s first medical school, which was formed as the medical department of the University of the Pacific, one ...


A Peculiar Institution Within The Peculiar Institution: An Examination Of Affluent Free Black Slave Owners In The Third Caste, Colton Adams 2016 Southern Adventist Univeristy

A Peculiar Institution Within The Peculiar Institution: An Examination Of Affluent Free Black Slave Owners In The Third Caste, Colton Adams

Journal of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research

No abstract provided.


Conflict Beyond Borders: The International Dimensions Of Nicaragua's Violent Twentieth-Century, 1909-1990, Andrew William Wilson 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Conflict Beyond Borders: The International Dimensions Of Nicaragua's Violent Twentieth-Century, 1909-1990, Andrew William Wilson

Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research, Department of History

The purpose of this research is to identify the importance of Nicaraguan political contests in the global twentieth century. The goal is to demonstrate that, despite its relatively small size, Nicaragua significantly influenced the course of modern history. This has been done by examining the international contestations between Nicaragua’s revolutionary and counterrevolutionary currents from Augusto Sandino’s resistance to U.S. imperialism, to the machinations of the Somoza family, and the Contra War of the 1980s. Upon examination of these events, it becomes clear that Nicaraguans on both sides of the conflict proved adept at cultivating and utilizing transnational ...


Machines In The Valley: Community, Urban Change, And Environmental Politics In Silicon Valley, 1945-1990, Jason A. Heppler 2016 Stanford University

Machines In The Valley: Community, Urban Change, And Environmental Politics In Silicon Valley, 1945-1990, Jason A. Heppler

Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research, Department of History

Using Silicon Valley as a case study, this dissertation examines how activists influenced by the environmental movement reconfigured urban culture in the American West. *Machines in the Valley* argues that the spatial influences of the region's urban development gave rise to modern environmentalism that arose to criticize growth, but along the way failed to ultimately shape growth policies. While high technology sought to introduce a new urban form predicated on "clean and green" industries and an environmental urbanism, the premise of "clean" industry proved elusive.

High technology industrialization emerged as a key component of economic and urban development in ...


Father And Servant, Son And Slave: Judaism And Labor In Georgia, 1732-1809, Kylie L. McCormick 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Father And Servant, Son And Slave: Judaism And Labor In Georgia, 1732-1809, Kylie L. Mccormick

Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research, Department of History

In 1732 a philanthropic trusteeship was granted the charter to Georgia with the lofty goals of bringing aid to the impoverished in the British Empire and the persecuted Protestants of Europe. Within these goals was an emphasis on using the labor of indentured white servants, an unofficial ban on slavery, and a reluctance to allow Jewish colonists. To understand how both slavery and Judaism took hold in Georgia, this two part study explores the changing labor institutions through the lives of Benjamin Sheftall and his youngest son Levi—the two men who maintained the first Vital Records for Savanah’s ...


The Roots Of Radicalism: Natural Rights, Corporate Liberty, And Regional Factions In Colonial Connecticut, 1740-1766, Thomas Hopson 2016 Yale University

The Roots Of Radicalism: Natural Rights, Corporate Liberty, And Regional Factions In Colonial Connecticut, 1740-1766, Thomas Hopson

MSSA Kaplan Prize for Yale History

This essay traces the roots of radicalism in Connecticut to the religious and economic upheavals of the early 1740s. Thereafter, radical ideas developed through debates over the independence of Yale College, the nature of the colony's religious institutions, and the territorial expansion of a proprietary company. These debates had important similarities: All three addressed the validity of natural rights and the scope of corporate liberty, the right of groups to run themselves without outside interference. Moreover, the debates were politically bundled; the same men who held radical views on religion also held radical views on expansion. This faction led ...


Internal Affairs: Untold Case Studies Of World War I German Internment, Jacob L. Wasserman 2016 Yale University

Internal Affairs: Untold Case Studies Of World War I German Internment, Jacob L. Wasserman

MSSA Kaplan Prize for Use of MSSA Collections

Internment of German-Americans and Germans in the United States as the country entered World War I marked a turn in the relationship between America’s governing institutions, its citizens, and its non-citizen aliens. The power and reach of the American state inflected upwards during World War I. Internment was the most drastic facet of a new state involvement in the makeup and dynamics of communities and the liberties and perceptions of minorities. Aside from whether such an effort was justified, internment lies at a crucial point in a sustained American history of powerful state (and state-like) actors interacting with newcomers ...


William Faulkner's Southern Landscape, Rachel V. Ford 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

William Faulkner's Southern Landscape, Rachel V. Ford

English Undergraduate Honors Theses

The American South is a region full of rich and complicated history, undergoing slavery, war, poverty, ecological devastation, and racial violence. One of the most famous and distinctly southern writers of the twentieth century is William Faulkner, whose works challenge the idealistic Lost Cause mentality of white supremacy and highlight major issues within southern society. Faulkner’s writings are set in Mississippi, grounded with a distinct sense of place. The southern landscape provides more than simply a backdrop to the stories, but plays an active role in plot and character development. This thesis examines three of Faulkner’s novels, discussing ...


The Brush Is Mightier Than The Bayonet: The Role Of Cooperation With The Art And Media Communities Of Japan During The American Occupation, William B. Carpenter 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Brush Is Mightier Than The Bayonet: The Role Of Cooperation With The Art And Media Communities Of Japan During The American Occupation, William B. Carpenter

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Holy Children Are Happy Children: Jonathan Edwards And Puritan Childhood, Russell Allen 2016 Liberty University

Holy Children Are Happy Children: Jonathan Edwards And Puritan Childhood, Russell Allen

Masters Theses

The eighteenth century is often considered the most important era in the history of childhood. Old Puritan conceptions of original sin and physical punishment gave way to Enlightenment concepts of childhood innocence and rationality. Jonathan Edwards was a central figure who stood in the midst of this intellectual change. Situated quite literally in the middle of the transitioning eighteenth century, Edwards’ attempted to bridge the gap between Puritan conceptions of childhood and new ideas made popular by John Locke. Sometimes the bridge held firmly, and other times it cracked widely. Edwards’ theological and philosophical understanding of childhood was at the ...


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