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Forging With Embers: The Life And Pre-Gubernatorial Career Of Isaac Murphy, 1799-1864, Keith Joshua Lee Todd 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Forging With Embers: The Life And Pre-Gubernatorial Career Of Isaac Murphy, 1799-1864, Keith Joshua Lee Todd

Theses and Dissertations

The gubernatorial administration of Isaac Murphy from 1864-1868, as Arkansas began emerging from the Civil War into Reconstruction, has had a thorough, if dated, examination in Arkansas historiography. However, Murphy’s life and pre-gubernatorial career, including his early political activities—being the first treasurer of Washington County, Arkansas (1836-1838), serving three terms in the Arkansas General Assembly (two in the House, 1846-1849, and one in the Senate, 1856-1857), and the totality of his action during both sessions of Arkansas’s Secession Convention (1861)—have been largely neglected. This thesis will additionally provide a biographical interpretation of Murphy necessary to fully ...


The Bully Pulpit And The Pulpit Bully: A Comparison Of How Presidents Theodore Roosevelt And Donald Trump Used The Media To Propel Their Careers And Political Agendas., Scott E. Miller 2018 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

The Bully Pulpit And The Pulpit Bully: A Comparison Of How Presidents Theodore Roosevelt And Donald Trump Used The Media To Propel Their Careers And Political Agendas., Scott E. Miller

History Theses

This thesis compares and contrasts how two of the more media savvy American presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and Donald Trump, utilized the press/media to advance their careers and promote their agendas. Both men’s ascent to power coincided with and benefited from the rise of new media outlets; Roosevelt’s with the newspaper revolution and Trump’s with the social media/networking explosion, specifically that of Twitter. Their groundbreaking mastery of these and other media formats share several common devices including trial balloons, manipulating news cycles and creating news distractions. However, a deeper dive reveals distinct differences as well.

Relying ...


The Sea Ranch: Unforeseen Failures And Statewide Successes Of An Ecologically Conscious Coastal Community, Robert Daley 2018 Dominican University of California

The Sea Ranch: Unforeseen Failures And Statewide Successes Of An Ecologically Conscious Coastal Community, Robert Daley

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

The term “residential development” or “planned community” brings to mind images of a stereotypical suburbia. The planned community of The Sea Ranch, along the Sonoma County coast in Northern California is a direct challenge to the suburban ideal. Construction of the nearly 1500 homes began in the late 1960s and continues to present day. All of the homes must meet specific design requirements including being ecologically sound and they must fit within the landscape. The strict architectural elements is what provides the distinct look of the community. The construction of a housing development along a ten-mile strip of untouched and ...


Abraham Lincoln: Making A Man Of A Legend, Owen Martinelli 2018 Dominican University of California

Abraham Lincoln: Making A Man Of A Legend, Owen Martinelli

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Abraham Lincoln’s legacy has been in a near-constant state of flux since his death. Despite his status as one of the most notable presidents of American history, modern day historians have been unable to develop a complete understanding of Lincoln’s character. In various biographies of Lincoln throughout history, he has been portrayed in every way from a melancholic, faithless, and depressed nobody who fumbled his way into crisis after crisis, to a puritan driven by God to abolish an evil institution. Public views of Lincoln have varied dramatically from veneration to disgust, and everywhere in between. In this ...


American Hatred: Wild West Myths, Color-Coded Rhetoric, And The Shaping Of The Aryan Nations, Alisha Graefe 2018 Boise State University

American Hatred: Wild West Myths, Color-Coded Rhetoric, And The Shaping Of The Aryan Nations, Alisha Graefe

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the way the Aryan Nations from Northern Idaho used the Wild West mythology of independent cowboys and color-coded rhetoric popularized by Conservative politicians to form a unique white separatist group that has influenced current racist groups.


Measuring Rural Revolutionary Mobilization: The Militiamen, Soldiers, And Minutemen Of Fauquier County, Virginia 1775 - 1782, Jason Fackrell 2018 Utah State University

Measuring Rural Revolutionary Mobilization: The Militiamen, Soldiers, And Minutemen Of Fauquier County, Virginia 1775 - 1782, Jason Fackrell

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The story of the rural soldiers and militiamen of Virginia that served in the American Revolution remains open to historical research and exploration. Recent scholarship of Virginia’s military contribution to the Revolution focuses heavily on relationships of power among social groups that operated within the colony’s hierarchy, concluding that a lack of white, lower-class political and economic representation disabled mobilization among the Old Dominion’s more settled regions. My study emphasizes the revolutionary backcountry’s story by using Fauquier County, Virginia as a case study.

A study of Rural Virginia during the Revolution presents scholars with significant challenges ...


Col. Francis Nash's Revolutionary War Encampment On Little River Neck, Horry County, South Carolina, John Benjamin Burroughs 2018 Coastal Carolina University

Col. Francis Nash's Revolutionary War Encampment On Little River Neck, Horry County, South Carolina, John Benjamin Burroughs

HCAC Research

This article gives details about the encampment of Revolutionary War troops, commanded by Col. Francis Nash, on Little River Neck in December 1776. It contains excerpts from the account of Hugh McDonald. Little River Neck is private property located in the northeastern corner of Horry County, South Carolina.


Wagon Tracks Vol. 33, No. 1 (November 2018), Santa Fe Trail Association 2018 University of New Mexico

Wagon Tracks Vol. 33, No. 1 (November 2018), Santa Fe Trail Association

Wagon Tracks

2 On the Cover: Pawnee Indians Watching a Caravan

4 President: As I See It

5 Manager: Joanne's Jottings

6 Mapping Progress, Leader Needed

7 Symposium 2019

8 Trail News

10 Warfare and Death on the Santa Fe Trail

16 Desecration of the Sacred

17 The Story of Kate Kingsbury

18 SFTA Awards and Hall of Fame

19 Business Techniques in the Santa Fe Trade

21 Bright Days Event Photos

22 Why the Cherokee Trail is Important

27 Light My Fire!

28 Chapter Reports

29 Membership Form

32 Calendar


Smith, Pearl Irene (Kearney), 1888-1972 (Sc 3302), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Smith, Pearl Irene (Kearney), 1888-1972 (Sc 3302), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3302. Letters, clippings, invitations and associated material relating to the involvement of Pearl Irene (Mrs. Stuart A.) Smith, Louisville, Kentucky, in state and local politics and civic causes. Active in local Democratic councils, Mrs. Smith left the party in acrimony in 1927 over its selection of candidates for governor of Kentucky and mayor of Louisville, and worked thereafter in Republican campaign committees and delegations. Includes a petition demanding enforcement of American neutrality in World War II.


Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 3303), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 3303), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3303. Two letters written by artist Joe Downing to Sandy Staebell and Kentucky Museum staff relating to a 2005 exhibition of Downing’s artwork at the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University. Also includes some auxiliary information about Downing.


The Historiography Of Black Workers In The Urban Midwest: Toward A Regional Synthesis, Joe William Trotter, Jr. 2018 Carnegie Mellon University

The Historiography Of Black Workers In The Urban Midwest: Toward A Regional Synthesis, Joe William Trotter, Jr.

Studies in Midwestern History

Focusing on Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, and Milwaukee, this article explores the transformation of research on black workers in the urban Midwest from the foundational years of the early 20th century through recent times. While much work remains to be done, a century of innovative research on different time periods, topics, and themes provides an excellent opportunity to craft a regional Midwestern synthesis of black labor and working class history.

This article is based upon Professor Trotter's keynote address, "Toward a Regional Synthesis of the Black Working Class: The Urban Midwest from the American Revolution to the Postindustrial ...


Davison, Learner Blackman, 1813-1898 (Sc 3301), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Davison, Learner Blackman, 1813-1898 (Sc 3301), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3301. Letters of Reverend Learner Blackman Davison to his brother Dr. David Davison, Hawesville, Kentucky. The Methodist preacher writes cheerfully from Henderson and Hopkinsville of his travels as a circuit rider in Kentucky: his hosts along the way, including a family he found living “in the dirt”; his overworked horses; his popularity with African Americans, old women, and children; and the split of the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He tells David of his intention to remain unmarried for a few more years, and to leave his papers in David’s ...


Dennis, John, B. 1832 - Letter To (Sc 3300), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Dennis, John, B. 1832 - Letter To (Sc 3300), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3300. Letter, 2 January 1862, to John Dennis and his parents, Richland County, Ohio from John’s brother. In camp near Bardstown, Kentucky with the 64th Regiment, Company B, Ohio Volunteers, he praises Kentucky’s farms, crops and springs, and refers to two men ofhis acquaintance: William Clark, who is serving with the Confederate Army, and Charles Clark, who he met in Louisville, Kentucky and who boasted of his regiment’s superior skills and African American servants. The envelope bears a pro-Union image.


Woodward, Eliza Macalester (Brand), 1811-1897 (Sc 3299), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Woodward, Eliza Macalester (Brand), 1811-1897 (Sc 3299), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3299. Letter, dated 19 August, of Eliza (Brand) Woodward to her niece Lily Duncan, Lexington, Kentucky. Written on mourning stationery, the letter offers condolences on the death of Lily’s daughter Ellen on 17 August 1881. Mrs. Woodward expresses shock and sadness, asks about the circumstances of the girl’s death, and regrets her inability to offer comfort in person.


Ike’S Constitutional Venturing: The Institutionalization Of The Cia, Covert Action, And American Interventionism, Jacob A. Bruggeman 2018 Miami University - Oxford

Ike’S Constitutional Venturing: The Institutionalization Of The Cia, Covert Action, And American Interventionism, Jacob A. Bruggeman

Grand Valley Journal of History

U.S. covert action from the 1950s onward was shaped, in part, by the success a CIA-orchestrated coup d'état in which the United States deposed the popular Iranian nationalist Mohammed Mossadegh. Ordered by president Eisenhower, the coup in Iran set the precedent for utilizing covert action as a means of achieving State goals. In so doing, President Eisenhower overturned the precedent set by his immediate predecessor, President Truman: that is, the precedent of using the CIA in its intended function, gathering and evaluating intelligence. The coup, then, is an exemplary case of venture constitutionalism. Eisenhower, in ordering the coup ...


Weir Family Collection (Mss 651), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Weir Family Collection (Mss 651), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 651. Letters and papers of the Weir family of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, and related members of the Rumsey and Miller families. Well-to-do merchants and farmers, the Weirs were leading supporters of the Union during the Civil War, providing advocacy, financial support, and military service. Also includes a letter from the brother of steamboat pioneer James Rumsey defending his legacy as an innovator.


Hutchinson, Julian Terrence, Jr., 1933-2004 (Sc 3298), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Hutchinson, Julian Terrence, Jr., 1933-2004 (Sc 3298), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3298. Lists, drafts, receipts, and campaign and organizational materials relating to Julian T. Hutchinson’s involvement in Democratic politics in Fayette County, Kentucky. Includes material relating to the formation of the Blue Grass Fayette County Democratic Club and the Fayette County Young Democrats Club, and to Hutchinson’s 1965 campaign for the Democratic nomination to represent Kentucky’s 54th District in the state legislature.


Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3297), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3297), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3297. Letter, 10 August 1863, of George Messer to his wife Lottie Messer in DeWitt County, Illinois, written from camp southwest of Lebanon, Kentucky. He describes the forces gathering in the area and praises his current officers. Despite the amenities of his camp, he recounts the prevalence of illness and his struggle with chronic diarrhea, which he fears will prevent him and others from accompanying the regiment on a planned march to east Tennessee.


Vintage Fiddlers Oral History Project Collection, Marynell Young, Clela Belle Alfrey, Virgil Alfrey, Alfred Clark Bailey, Chillson Leach, J. P. Fraley, Annadeen Fraley, David Sizemore, Hiram Stamper, Clyde Davenport 2018 Interviewer

Vintage Fiddlers Oral History Project Collection, Marynell Young, Clela Belle Alfrey, Virgil Alfrey, Alfred Clark Bailey, Chillson Leach, J. P. Fraley, Annadeen Fraley, David Sizemore, Hiram Stamper, Clyde Davenport

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Chambliss, Landon Baird "Hank," 1921-1994 (Sc 3295), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Chambliss, Landon Baird "Hank," 1921-1994 (Sc 3295), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3295. Poems by Baird “Hank” Chambliss, Cave City, Kentucky, collected under the title “Yesterday’s” [sic]. Chiefly based on aspects of the lives of Chambliss, his family and of young people he knew, the poems also feature romantic, genealogical and nostalgic themes. Includes an alphabetical list of titles. This collection is in digital format only in TopSCHOLAR.


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