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Marie Paradis And The French-Canadian Connection: Quebec’S Impact On The United States, Anne Midgley 2017 American Public University System

Marie Paradis And The French-Canadian Connection: Quebec’S Impact On The United States, Anne Midgley

Saber and Scroll

There are far fewer studies on French-Canadian immigration to the United States than on that of other immigrant populations. Yet a significant influx of French-speakers from Quebec in the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries provided Canada’s southern neighbour with a people already closely tied to the nation—a people who brought their own language and culture to America and provided a substantial boost to Roman Catholicism in the United States. This influx of Canadians to the United States brought a people who had been closely tied to the origin and development of America, and who for over one hundred ...


Colvin, Bill (Sc 3145), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Colvin, Bill (Sc 3145), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3145. Script written by Bill Colvin for broadcast on radio station WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio, on 19 October 1951. Part of a series titled “This Land of Ours,” the script dramatizes the early history of Paducah, Kentucky.


Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3138), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3138), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3138. Letters, 16 December 1862, 13 February 1863 and 6-7 June 1863, of George Messer to his wife Lottie in DeWitt County, Illinois, written while camped near Woodsonville in Hart County, Kentucky and at Camp Hobson, Glasgow, Kentucky. He describes his quarters (his “shebang”), a fire in Woodsonville that burned two hospitals, the remnants of a nearby battlefield, local troop movements, illness, and his finances. He also writes of contributing money to send a soldier’s remains home, and comments on his officers and on domestic matters.


The Thomas & Esther Kelsey Children & Descendants (1850s-2000s), Randy Lackovic 2017 University of Maine - Main

The Thomas & Esther Kelsey Children & Descendants (1850s-2000s), Randy Lackovic

Darling Marine Center Historical Documents

This is chapter in the history of Wentworth Point. Thomas (1802-1883) and Esther (1801-1881) Kelsey are buried at the cemetery at the Darling Marine Center. This is about their five children that reached majority, and the families and descendants of those children.


Wisconsin Agriculture: A History, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg 2017 Iowa State University

Wisconsin Agriculture: A History, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Review of: "Wisconsin Agriculture: A History," by Jerry Apps.


Gordon, George W., 1802?-1862 (Sc 3144), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Gordon, George W., 1802?-1862 (Sc 3144), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3144. Letter, 26 December 1861, of Captain George W. Gordon to his children. From Camp Bradley at Clarksville, Tennessee, he writes of his enlistment and command of a company in the 48th Tennessee. Mourning the “unnatural war” that is “desolating the Country,” he remarks on the large numbers of troops massing in Kentucky and the expectation of a “bloody conflict.” His pessimistic letter concludes that men may look only to God for mercy.


Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914 (Sc 3143), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914 (Sc 3143), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3143. Letter, 7 September 1907, of Simon Bolivar Buckner to John H. Weller, former commander of the Orphan Brigade. He suggests that at a forthcoming reunion, the Brigade recommend “the acquiring and improvement” of the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, and notes that an option has already been secured on part of the site. (The Davis Memorial Home movement was subsequently inaugurated at the reunion.)


Texas, War, And Empire: The American Empire In The Conquest And Annexation Of The Floridas And The American Southwest, Jon A. Welk 2017 Purdue University

Texas, War, And Empire: The American Empire In The Conquest And Annexation Of The Floridas And The American Southwest, Jon A. Welk

The Purdue Historian

Arguments surrounding American Imperialism focus heavily on the 1890s and after, but preceding actions by the United States in the process of continental expansion present an image of imperialism in the first half of the nineteenth century. This paper examines the annexation of Florida, Texas, and the rest of the American Southwest through the lens of Mexican-American relations and international imperial competition to determine whether the United States was exercising an imperial agenda between 1803 and 1848. It then reapplies pre-existing arguments on American imperialism by Frank Ninkovich, Thomas McCormick, Dane Kennedy, and others to the same 1803-1848 timeline as ...


The Indian Removal Act: Jackson, Sovereignty And Executive Will, Daniele Celano 2017 Purdue university

The Indian Removal Act: Jackson, Sovereignty And Executive Will, Daniele Celano

The Purdue Historian

From King Andrew I to Old Hickory, Andrew Jackson had no shortage of nicknames symbolic of the opposing opinions of the president responsible for the forced removal of all Native peoples from the American South. While on its face the Indian Removal Act of 1830 appears to be little more than a racist executive order purporting large-scale land theft, the Act was also a manifestation of executive power and competing constitutional interpretations of sovereignty. In using his presidential authority to demand Indian removal, Jackson not only restructured national Indian policy, but further challenged both the power balance between state and ...


Parchment As Power: The Effects Of Pre-Revolutionary Treaties On Native Americans From The Colonial Period To Present, Katie Wilkinson 2017 Purdue University

Parchment As Power: The Effects Of Pre-Revolutionary Treaties On Native Americans From The Colonial Period To Present, Katie Wilkinson

The Purdue Historian

In colonial America, there was one resource that settlers were thirsty for and only Native Americans could provide: land. Europeans were interested in gaining possession of Native land via whatever methods would place the fertile soil into their greedy palms the fastest. As a result, they turned to a familiar practice to establish ownership – the written word, more specifically treaties. Unfortunately, the Europeans had fundamentally different thoughts concerning land than the Natives and it resulted in great forfeitures for tribes. While Native Americans were often tricked into land cessions, this was not always the case. Some of the reasons behind ...


The Santa Fe Expedition’S Impact On Texas Annexation, Daniele Celano 2017 Purdue university

The Santa Fe Expedition’S Impact On Texas Annexation, Daniele Celano

The Purdue Historian

The American Southwest to this day conjures images of burly pioneers and freedom beyond the bounds of established civilization, a unique spirit that harkens back to the era of the Lone Star Republic of Texas. Not only was the state once its own sovereign nation, it gained independence from Mexico through raising a true civilian army compromised overwhelmingly of the classic frontiersmen, live-off-the-land Texan that made up the new nation’s population. While depictions of the quintessential Texan against the promotion of its vast lands ripe with unhindered opportunity drew masses of Americans to Texas, the propaganda hid a web ...


Murphy, Ruby Bradford, 1909-1995 (Sc 3142), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Murphy, Ruby Bradford, 1909-1995 (Sc 3142), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3142. Short article about Nellie Verne Walker, a sculptor from Iowa, titled “Little Lady With a Big Idea,” accompanied by 11 photographs.


Dividing Germany, Accepting An Invitation To Empire: The Life, Death, And Historical Significance Of George Kennan's "Program A", John Gleb 2017 University of California - Berkeley

Dividing Germany, Accepting An Invitation To Empire: The Life, Death, And Historical Significance Of George Kennan's "Program A", John Gleb

Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union

This paper will attempt to reinterpret the early Cold War moment in Euro-American relations that gave rise to and ultimately destroyed George Kennan’s plan to reunify and neutralize Germany—the so-called “Program A” of 1948–49. Kennan envisioned his Program as the first and decisive step towards creating a “free European community” capable of acting as a non-aligned “third force,” thus ending the Cold War on the Continent. But before it could be presented to the United States’ European allies, Britain and France, some of the plan’s principal features were leaked to the New York Times. These features ...


Pascoe Family Papers (Sc 3141), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Pascoe Family Papers (Sc 3141), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3141. Papers of the Pascoe family, Chicago, Illinois and Bowling Green, Kentucky, chiefly letters to Shirley Pascoe from her parents and friends. Includes a letter from her grandfather Colonel Samuel Pascoe, a United Mine Workers organizer and District 30 (Kentucky) president. Also includes ordering and product information from Chicago’s Mead Cycle Company.


Cloud, Allen Carol, 1930-1982 (Sc 3140), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Cloud, Allen Carol, 1930-1982 (Sc 3140), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3140. Letter, 26 September 1951, of Allen Carol Barnes. Writing during his military service in Seoul, Korea, he declares his love for her and his intention to propose marriage, and regrets a friend's premature disclosure to her of this confidence. He also comments on the poor living conditions of the Korean people.


The Leeman House, The Willett House, & Mcguire Point (1800s-1900s), Randy Lackovic 2017 University of Maine - Main

The Leeman House, The Willett House, & Mcguire Point (1800s-1900s), Randy Lackovic

Darling Marine Center Historical Documents

This is a local history of former residents of the Leeman House at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, ME. It is also a history of McGuire Point in Walpole, Maine, and it is a history of past residents of the Willett House of the University of Maine at McGuire Point.


Confederate Monuments Tell Wrong Story About History, Michael J. Slinger 2017 Widener Law

Confederate Monuments Tell Wrong Story About History, Michael J. Slinger

Michael J. Slinger

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Extended Commentary: The Good That Came Out Of The Cold War, Alexander Amoroso 2017 University of North Georgia

Extended Commentary: The Good That Came Out Of The Cold War, Alexander Amoroso

International Social Science Review

This analysis examines the Truman administration's policy on racism, the Civil Rights movement on humanitarianism, NATO's nuclear program, and the Space Agency's work, and how they all related to the Cold War and reflected the good that came out of it.


To The Brink: Turkish And Cuban Missiles During The Height Of The Cold War, Cody Fuelling 2017 University of North Georgia

To The Brink: Turkish And Cuban Missiles During The Height Of The Cold War, Cody Fuelling

International Social Science Review

This article examines the importance of the placement of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in Turkey during the Eisenhower administration and how this maneuver contributed to the Cold War and subsequent Cuban missile crisis.


Under Pressure: The Nonpartisan League In South Central Minnesota, Jonathan Soucek 2017 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Under Pressure: The Nonpartisan League In South Central Minnesota, Jonathan Soucek

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Nonpartisan League attempted to enter Minnesota politics in 1918, with Charles Lindbergh, Sr. as the League-endorsed candidate for governor in the Republican primaries. As the League moved into Minnesota in 1917, it hoped to achieve the same success it had in North Dakota. Unfortunately, the United States entered World War I in April of 1917 as the Nonpartisan League began to organize in Minnesota. The League opposed America’s entry into the war, but supported the war effort when the United States declared war on Germany. League opponents and much of the general public, however, labeled the Nonpartisan League ...


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