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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.


`But What Kind Of Work Do The Rest Of You Do?’: Child Labor On Nebraska’S Farms, 1870-1920, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg 2016 Iowa State University

`But What Kind Of Work Do The Rest Of You Do?’: Child Labor On Nebraska’S Farms, 1870-1920, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Bryan Echtemkardt and Laura Brown were tum-of-the-twentieth-century Nebraska farm children. Certainly they attended school and played with their friends, but when writing to the children's page of a farm magazine, they described their lives largely in terms of work. In a nation where childhood, in the ideal, was increasingly defined by school and play, farm families continued to be highly integrated and interdependent units. Their success depended upon the work of children who remained tied economically to the family until they were twenty-one years old or married. Moreover, for the children-and their families-to be successful, children had to cultivate ...


Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy’S Polio Memoir, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg 2016 Iowa State University

Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy’S Polio Memoir, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Review of: "Limping through Life: A Farm Boy’s Polio Memoir," by Jerry Apps


A Woman And Her World, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg 2016 Iowa State University

A Woman And Her World, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

I first became acquainted with Mary Knackstedt Dyck's diary in the spring of I989, when I interviewed her elder daughter, Thelma Warner, of Syracuse, Kansas. I was working on my doctoral dissertation and listening to the oral histories of dozens of residents of southwestern Kansas, asking them about their experiences during the dust bowl era. I also would ask my subject if he or she had saved any materials from that era that might be useful to me, such as letters, photographs, and diaries. At the end of my interview with Thelma Warner, she turned to me and said ...


Farm Boys, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg 2016 Iowa State University

Farm Boys, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Between the colonial period and 1925, the average American boy was a farm boy. During that period, the majority of Americans made their living from the soil and raised their children on farms. Being raised on a farm provided these boys with a far different experience than they would have had in the nation's growing cities. Although nineteenth-century, urban, middle- class children increasingly turned their attention to school and to play, farm boys remained integral to their families' economic survival well into the twentieth century. To be a farm boy was to be a worker, first and foremost. Beyond ...


Forging The Mormon Myth, MaryAnne Hafen 2016 Oglethorpe University

Forging The Mormon Myth, Maryanne Hafen

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

The work of the forger Mark Hofmann frames many key problems and changes in Mormon historiography. More specifically, it reveals a tension between versions of Mormon history that are propagated in the religion. On one hand, there is a documented and literal history. On the other, a sacred and engaging myth. However, these two cannot coexist harmoniously.


Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, April 15, 1918, France, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr. 2016 University of North Florida

Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, April 15, 1918, France, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

Ansel Brooks Smith, Sr. Letters

No abstract provided.


Coastal Louisiana: Adaptive Capacity In The Face Of Climate Change, Tara Lambeth 2016 University of New Orleans

Coastal Louisiana: Adaptive Capacity In The Face Of Climate Change, Tara Lambeth

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Extreme weather events can result in natural disasters, and climate change can cause these weather events to occur more often and with more intensity. Because of social and physical vulnerabilities, climate change and extreme weather often affect coastal communities. As climate change continues to be a factor for many coastal communities, and environmental hazards and vulnerability continue to increase, the need for adaptation may become a reality for many communities. However, very few studies have been done on the effect climate change and mitigation measures implemented in response to climate change have on a community’s adaptive capacity.

This single ...


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.


"So Lost To Honor;" The Mass Desertion Of The Camp Ford Guard- July 20, 1864, Vicki Betts 2016 Selected Works

"So Lost To Honor;" The Mass Desertion Of The Camp Ford Guard- July 20, 1864, Vicki Betts

Vicki Betts

No abstract provided.


Mary Sue Meuth, 1927-2014 (Sc 3040), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Mary Sue Meuth, 1927-2014 (Sc 3040), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3040. Letter of missionary Sue Meuth in Indonesia to friends, particularly First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky. She describes the work there, expresses concern that the visas of local personnel will not be renewed, and includes a list of prayer requests for the mission. A personal note on the reverse reports news of her family.


Stephens, Silas Emmett, 1874-1926 (Sc 3041), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Stephens, Silas Emmett, 1874-1926 (Sc 3041), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3041. Two 1924 letters (1 partial) of Baptist missionary Silas Emmet Stephens to Pearl Holman, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Writing from China, he thanks her for a monetary gift, comments on her care of her aging mother, and briefly describes his work and some of his colleagues. Includes Stephens’ obituary.


Mitchell, William H., 1857-1951 (Sc 3042), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Mitchell, William H., 1857-1951 (Sc 3042), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3042. Remarks of William H. Mitchell given at First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 11 October 1916, on presentation of a drinking fountain in memory of church member Ella C. Ragland.


Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, February 28, 1918, France, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr. 2016 University of North Florida

Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, February 28, 1918, France, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

Ansel Brooks Smith, Sr. Letters

No abstract provided.


Dead Center: Polarization And The Democratic Party, 1932-2000, Colin S. Campbell 2016 East Tennessee State University

Dead Center: Polarization And The Democratic Party, 1932-2000, Colin S. Campbell

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Polarization forced massive changes in the institutions of Washington throughout the 20th century, and the Democratic Party played a key role throughout. Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Democratic Party formed the powerful New Deal coalition. The coalition faltered in the turbulent 1960s under the pressures of the Vietnam War and racial unrest. The chaotic 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago dealt the coalition a mortal wound. Young voters and activists gained an outsized voice in the party. Several crushing defeats in presidential elections followed as the party chose unelectable candidates who appealed to the passions of left-wing activists ...


"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 ...


Civil War - Brownsville, Kentucky (Sc 3039), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Civil War - Brownsville, Kentucky (Sc 3039), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and transcription (Click on "Additional Files" below) only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3039. Letter, 12 October 1861, to his father from an unidentified Confederate soldier in the 2nd Tennessee Cavalry Battalion. He describes his march from Bowling Green, Kentucky to Brownsville, Kentucky, and camp conditions. He also comments on Union sentiment there as distinct from abolitionism; describes an alarm raised in camp when one of the men was fired upon while watering his horse at Green River; and praises his captain for his treatment of the men and for discouraging any celebration when citizens were asked to ...


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