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Does The Common Core Further Democracy? A Response To "The Common Core And Democratic Education: Examining Potential Costs And Benefits To Public And Private Autonomy", Johann N. Neem 2018 Western Washington University

Does The Common Core Further Democracy? A Response To "The Common Core And Democratic Education: Examining Potential Costs And Benefits To Public And Private Autonomy", Johann N. Neem

Democracy and Education

The Common Core does not advance democratic education. Far from it, the opening section of the language standards argues that the goal of public K–12 education is “college and career readiness.” Only at the end of their introductory section do the Common Core’s authors suggest that K–12 education has any goals beyond the economic: learning to read and write well has “wide applicability outside the classroom and work place,” including preparing people for “private deliberation and responsible citizenship in a republic.” The democratic purposes of K–12 education are not goals but, in the Common Core’s ...


Millville Cemetery Monument Stands As A Remarkable Local Landmark, Matthew R. Ballard 2018 Orleans County Department of History

Millville Cemetery Monument Stands As A Remarkable Local Landmark, Matthew R. Ballard

Pioneer Record

The headstone of Asa C. Hill, buried at Millville Cemetery in Shelby, maybe the only local cemetery marker crafted in the likeness of the deceased. A member of the 28th New York Infantry during the Civil War, Hill lost his leg during the Battle of Cedar Mountain, an injury that would have a lasting impact on his life.


“Alexander Hamilton Embodies Hip Hop.”: The Words That Sparked A Revolution, Lindsey Garrant 2018 St. John Fisher College

“Alexander Hamilton Embodies Hip Hop.”: The Words That Sparked A Revolution, Lindsey Garrant

The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research

This paper focuses on Alexander Hamilton, one of the most influential founding fathers, and how he embodies a genre of music known as hip hop. There are many aspects of hip hop culture that Alexander Hamilton embodied. The examples of hip hop culture used in this article are the Tupac Shakur and Biggie Small rivalry, Nas writing his way out of the Queens housing project, the “Ten Crack Commandments”, and “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy. Examples from Alexander Hamilton’s life consist of his rivalry with Aaron Burr, writing his way out of poverty, the duel code of honor ...


Radicalism And Violence: Conceptualizing The Weather Underground Organization’S Actions In The 1960s And 1970s, Jennifer L. Cerer 2018 Lake Forest College

Radicalism And Violence: Conceptualizing The Weather Underground Organization’S Actions In The 1960s And 1970s, Jennifer L. Cerer

Senior Theses

The aim of this study is to (a) compare and contrast a number of theoretical approaches to the study of terrorism in order to clearly define what constitutes a terrorist act, (b) analyze various arguments for the moral justification of terrorism, and (c) provide a detailed historical analysis of the actions of the Weather Underground Organization (WUO) to determine whether or not the group’s actions should be considered terrorism. In so doing, this study demonstrates that the actions of the WUO throughout the late 1960s do not constitute terrorism; however, if they do, they could be considered morally just ...


The Preservation Of The Colonial Spanish Horse And Robert E. Brislawn, Sr., Gretchen L. Patterson Ms. 2018 Stephen F. Austin State University

The Preservation Of The Colonial Spanish Horse And Robert E. Brislawn, Sr., Gretchen L. Patterson Ms.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Preservation of the Colonial Spanish Horse and

Robert E. Brislawn, Sr.

In 1493, the Spanish horse importation to the Caribbean islands provided an important stimulus to American exploration as an agent of transportation. In the late nineteenth century, the necessity of horses declined with the advent of railroads and motorized vehicles. Reduction of Native American populations through wars, disease, and forfeiture of territory also contributed to less reliance on horses. Born in 1890, Robert E. Brislawn, Sr., a dedicated horseman, decided to collect and preserve the best Spanish-type horses that he could locate as links to western heritage. From ...


Dennis Family Papers (Sc 3212), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Dennis Family Papers (Sc 3212), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3212. Genealogical letters and documentation sent in response to a survey about the Dennis family of central Kentucky, collected by Mildred Tucker Hardcastle.


Armed Flapper Moonshiners And Crusading Women: Public Personas Of Minnesota Women In The Early 20th Century, Jessica Davis 2018 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Armed Flapper Moonshiners And Crusading Women: Public Personas Of Minnesota Women In The Early 20th Century, Jessica Davis

Celebrating Scholarship and Creativity Day

This paper examines how women’s gender roles were reinforced in the Twin Cities of Minnesota during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, through looking at the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and women who were attached to illegal activities during the Prohibition era. Examining these women allows for a glimpse into how some women may have chosen to not follow society’s expectations, but were still fulfilling those expectations in smaller actions. The gender role that was expected of was that they were to remain in the home and not touch the outside world without their husbands help ...


Professor Named National Endowment For The Humanities Scholar, 2018 Selected Works

Professor Named National Endowment For The Humanities Scholar

Gerald F. Reid

Sacred Heart University sociology professor Gerald Reid recently was accepted as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar and will attend seminars at the NEH Summer Institute in Walla Walla, Washington, in June.
The institute is entitled “The Native American West: A Case Study of the Columbia Plateau” and focuses on the importance of a sense of place and landscape within Native American culture and identity. 


Orleans County Has Deep Connections To Titanic Sinking, Matthew R. Ballard 2018 Orleans County Department of History

Orleans County Has Deep Connections To Titanic Sinking, Matthew R. Ballard

Pioneer Record

Although the story of Lillian Bentham remains as one of the more detailed accounts of a local resident surviving the sinking of the RMS Titanic, May Howard and Joseph Duquemin both had harrowing escapes on that tragic night in 1912.


Baseball In Japanese American Internment Camps, Sarah Hayden 2018 Carroll College

Baseball In Japanese American Internment Camps, Sarah Hayden

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

My research examines the lasting effect of baseball played by Japanese internees in the internment camps during World War II. During their internment, many Japanese men, women, and children played baseball not only to pass the time, but also to send an important message to free Americans: they were just as American as anyone else. In this paper, I argue that although it does not appear that this effort immediately affected American perception of the Japanese, it did have a lasting effect. Despite the racism that Asian-Americans still feel today, the effect is present in the scholarship as well as ...


Thank-You Card: To Rodney Hurst From University Of North Florida Continuing Education. Circa 2010, 2018 University of North Florida

Thank-You Card: To Rodney Hurst From University Of North Florida Continuing Education. Circa 2010

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Collection

No abstract provided.


Notes Of Support To Rodney Hurst From The Florida Humanities Council. Circa 2005-2010, 2018 University of North Florida

Notes Of Support To Rodney Hurst From The Florida Humanities Council. Circa 2005-2010

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Collection

No abstract provided.


Japanese Intentions For The Pearl Harbor Bombing, Shelbey Chappell, Hannah Hart, William Pruitt, Chris Linneman, Alex Vermillion, Colby Belcher, John Ernst 2018 Morehead State University

Japanese Intentions For The Pearl Harbor Bombing, Shelbey Chappell, Hannah Hart, William Pruitt, Chris Linneman, Alex Vermillion, Colby Belcher, John Ernst

Celebration of Student Scholarship Posters Archive

No abstract provided.


Women Of The West: Prostitutes And Madams, Emma R. Marek 2018 Lakeridge High School

Women Of The West: Prostitutes And Madams, Emma R. Marek

Young Historians Conference

During the late 1800s, the institution of prostitution flourished unlike ever before as America fulfilled its “Manifest Destiny.” Amidst predominantly male industries, women found prostitution a unique opportunity to survive in the developing and wild western society. The topic of this paper addresses these women, this under celebrated group, and their contribution to the development of the American West. This paper will argue that during the 19th century, prostitutes and madams contributed immensely to the economic, social, and legal developments of the Western Frontier. Brothels became integral for the economic discourse of businessmen. Their dually criminal and civil position ...


The Influence Of The Stonewall Riots, Leah K. Rosenbaum 2018 Lakeridge High School

The Influence Of The Stonewall Riots, Leah K. Rosenbaum

Young Historians Conference

For decades, the rights of the members of the LGBTQ community were oppressed without major objections from the American public, until June 28, 1969. The Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, New York marked the beginning of a radicalized movement for equal rights within the LGBTQ community. Newspapers nationwide, printed articles about the riots, some condemning the participants, and others praising the men and women for standing up against the police. On the one year anniversary of the riots, the first gay pride march happened in various cities across the country.


Revolution Is American Until It Isn't: A Study Of American Reactions To The French Revolution 1789 And The Russian Revolutionary Period Of 1917, Jonathan Dunning 2018 Murray State University

Revolution Is American Until It Isn't: A Study Of American Reactions To The French Revolution 1789 And The Russian Revolutionary Period Of 1917, Jonathan Dunning

Steeplechase: An ORCA Student Journal

This study compares American reactions to both the French Revolution of 1789 and the Russian revolutions of 1917, and it finds that there are striking similarities in American responses to both. Early Republic Americans supported the French Revolution when it began, as they believed the French were adopting democratic and liberal ideas. Likewise, World War I era Americans supported the February Revolution in Russia, as they thought the rise of the Provisional Government would create a bright democratic future for the Russian people. However, as the French Revolution turned increasing violent in the 1790s and the Bolsheviks brought about the ...


The Rise Of Gay Culture And Why Portland Is Different, Lucas Y. Morimoto 2018 Lakeridge High School

The Rise Of Gay Culture And Why Portland Is Different, Lucas Y. Morimoto

Young Historians Conference

This paper serves as a short history of the gay movement in Portland, as well as the reasons why Portland’s movement was inherently dissimilar to the movements of other major cities. It begins by providing historical context on the movements of some of Americas biggest cities, focusing primarily on the 1969 events of the Stonewall Riots in New York, the election and assassination of Harvey Milk in San Francisco, and Seattle’s movement for the purpose of comparison. A brief history on homosexuality in Portland’s recent past follows, going on then to the influence of “Darcelle’s” for ...


The United States ‘Civil’ War: The Forgotten Nation Of Cherokee People And Their Dynamic Wartime Experience, Lauren E. Monkewicz 2018 Lakeridge High School

The United States ‘Civil’ War: The Forgotten Nation Of Cherokee People And Their Dynamic Wartime Experience, Lauren E. Monkewicz

Young Historians Conference

No abstract provided.


An Examination Of American Isolationism Through Public Opinion, 1935-1939, Maggie S. Wu 2018 Lakeridge High School

An Examination Of American Isolationism Through Public Opinion, 1935-1939, Maggie S. Wu

Young Historians Conference

The 1930’s saw the widespread use of public opinion polling as a way to inform lawmakers and the general public alike of where the masses stood on issues. These polls, paired with newspapers and magazines from the time period, offer a rich glimpse into 1930’s United States. This paper will pull on this extensive pool of primary sources to illustrate the story of the United States’ shift from isolationism to interventionism in the era of Nazi Germany, appeasement, and World War II.


African Americans In Portland, A History Of Displacement And Exclusion, Brock Gjesdal 2018 Lakeridge High School

African Americans In Portland, A History Of Displacement And Exclusion, Brock Gjesdal

Young Historians Conference

Throughout the history of Portland, African Americans living within the city have been subject to discrimination and hardship by the hand of whites living among them, but not willing to live beside them. For this reason, whites enforced housing regulations to concentrate most of the African Americans living in Portland into the Northeast reaches of the city, more specifically the Albina District. However, as African American inequality in Portland gathered more and more recognition, the blunt racism embodied by the restrictive housing covenants that had been imposed upon African Americans for decades became less and less acceptable by the 1950s ...


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