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African American Funeral Home Records - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 626), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

African American Funeral Home Records - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 626), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 626. Records of the Kuykendall-Abel-Boyd and Abel Brothers funeral home businesses, operated by African Americans in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Records include names of deceased, funeral dates and expenses, and in some cases family information, cause of death and place of interment. The records were photocopied from originals in the possession of Gatewood and Sons Funeral Chapel, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Brinkmanship Between Great Powers: Us And Russia, Erickson Huertas 2017 American Public University System

Brinkmanship Between Great Powers: Us And Russia, Erickson Huertas

Saber and Scroll

The Cold War (1947-1991) included an air of antagonism and mutual distrust between the United States (US) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) (1922-1991). Spies betrayed their countries, and millions died in proxy wars. The struggle for dominance prompted massive propaganda campaigns, psychological warfare, nuclear, and technological competitions. This study first examines how the 1980’s nuclear tension between the US and the USSR reached its zenith. It then identifies how the USSR reacted to President Ronald Reagan’s (1981-1989) strategy of preparation for a preemptive attack, and further outlines the international implications of this brinkmanship. Suspicion and ...


The Prole And The Prelate, William Doherty Ph.D. 2017 Marian University - Indianapolis

The Prole And The Prelate, William Doherty Ph.D.

Department of History and Social Sciences

The chapter opens with a discussion of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 in which questions regarding the social order, class, equity, and like matters arise. The coincidental arrival in Indianapolis of Denis Kearney and the new bishop of the diocese, Francis Silas Chatard, on 17 August 1878, extends the discussion and the role that the Catholic Church and its laity would and should play. Kearney, an immigrant Irishman, at the time was notorious as an agitator for the working class, while the Chatard was a scion of a prominent Baltimore family. The contrast in their biographies and in the ...


A Dramaturgical Exploration: Setting Oliver Goldsmith’S She Stoops To Conquer In Post-Civil War Virginia, Amanda Ward 2017 Liberty University

A Dramaturgical Exploration: Setting Oliver Goldsmith’S She Stoops To Conquer In Post-Civil War Virginia, Amanda Ward

Senior Honors Theses

A reputable theatrical company will hire a dramaturg to implement historical research and to provide reputable information where the director or staff desires it. They ensure that the play’s elements are as truthful to the time period as possible and aid in a performance’s overall success. If a theatrical company were to set Oliver Goldsmith’s play She Stoops to Conquer in 1870 Virginia, it could strengthen the play’s underlying religious, political, and cultural elements.

The paper is comprised of seven sections: a biography of the playwright, a religious exploration, a political analysis, a cultural comparison, a ...


Hill, John W., 1834-1922 (Sc 3165), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hill, John W., 1834-1922 (Sc 3165), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3165. Compilation of military service and pension records of John W. Hill, Warren County, Kentucky. Includes chronologies of Hill’s Civil War service, 1864-1865, and of his disability pension application and subsequent requests for increases, 1888-1922.

Also includes images of Hill, his wife, and selected

documents filed in support of his application.


Think Of The Children: Child Labor Through The Progressive Era In Early Twentieth-Century America, Thomas Clark 2017 University of Washington Tacoma

Think Of The Children: Child Labor Through The Progressive Era In Early Twentieth-Century America, Thomas Clark

History Undergraduate Theses

Child labor in America was a pivotal component of the Progressive reform movement throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Beginning my research, I looked into the role of child labor in the creation of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. The FLSA was the first federal law to abolish child labor successfully. Throughout my research, I noticed a trend of law passage and Supreme Court denial.

The most referenced events involving child labor as an evil to society came in the early part of the twentieth-century. The two most famous events were Mary “Mother Jones” Harris and ...


From The Boston Stone Jail, 1775, Jean C. O'Connor 2017 Helena High School

From The Boston Stone Jail, 1775, Jean C. O'Connor

The Montana English Journal

Primary sources can open doors to stories we can only imagine. I share the discovery of an actual letter written by American patriot James Lovell in September of 1775, the more startling because in my research for my historical fiction novel The Cause I had already read a clerk-written version of the letter. I encourage teachers to utilize primary sources to entice their students’ development of narrative, and offer links to excellent sources from the Montana Historical Society.


Mallie Cody Turner Collection, Mallie C. Turner 2017 Morehead State University

Mallie Cody Turner Collection, Mallie C. Turner

Manuscript Collection Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Recipes (Sc 3164), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Recipes (Sc 3164), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3164. Handwritten recipes, mostly for cakes and frosting. Includes typescripted recipes for cookies and pastry using Pan American Mills products.


Integrating Ethnic Studies In Social Studies Curriculum, Alyssa Denise Hernández 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay

Integrating Ethnic Studies In Social Studies Curriculum, Alyssa Denise Hernández

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Traditional social studies curriculum in the K-12 system focuses on United States history through a Eurocentric lens. The issue with focusing on a black-and-white version of history impacts people of color from ethnic backgrounds that are not equally represented in the curriculum. The research conducted for this project specifically focuses on the impact of this subject matter on individuals in a predominantly Latino community. Through surveys and interviews, the researcher presents feedback on the experiences of these individuals and provides possible solutions on how schools can improve social studies curriculum at the high school level to be more culturally relevant ...


Grann's "Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The Fbi" (Book Review), Roderick Leupp 2017 Indiana Wesleyan University

Grann's "Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The Fbi" (Book Review), Roderick Leupp

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


The Emmett Till Generation: The Birmingham Children's Crusade And The Renewed Civil Rights Movement, Rebecca Sherman 2017 Salve Regina University

The Emmett Till Generation: The Birmingham Children's Crusade And The Renewed Civil Rights Movement, Rebecca Sherman

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

In 1954, two white men murdered an African American boy named Emmett Till; his death sparked a generation of children to take part in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s. One particular event in Birmingham, Alabama sparked nationwide sympathy for the movement. This event, called the Children's Crusade, highlighted the civil rights struggle in Birmingham by publishing images of children violently attacked by the police in newspapers and on television across the country. This media frenzy garnered sympathy from all Americans and ultimately led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, landmark civil rights legislation.


Miners, Moonshiners, And Men Of The Mountains: The Effect Of Violence In Central Appalachia Through The Reconstruction Era, Ellen E. Tuttle 2017 Salve Regina University

Miners, Moonshiners, And Men Of The Mountains: The Effect Of Violence In Central Appalachia Through The Reconstruction Era, Ellen E. Tuttle

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

The United States, a nation once divided, was forced to reunite in the wake of the Civil War. While the rest of the country propelled toward industrialization, the rural region of Central Appalachia remained untouched and secluded. As Victorian society and industrialization broke into and invaded the Appalachian mountains, the lifestyle and traditions of the mountain people fell under scrutiny. The mining and moonshining industries, in addition to notorious family feuds and the ways of Appalachian life, became largely to blame for widespread violence in the region and, as a result, created stereotypes that are still widely used today.


Since The Time Of Eve : La Leche League And Communities Of Mothers Throughout History., Joanna Paxton Federico 2017 University of Louisville

Since The Time Of Eve : La Leche League And Communities Of Mothers Throughout History., Joanna Paxton Federico

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

La Leche League International (LLL) is the oldest and largest breastfeeding support group in the world. This thesis examines how, beginning in 1956, seven Catholic housewives from suburban Chicago built up the institutional knowledge to sustain a cohesive global network of breastfeeding mothers. It also explores how LLL managed this knowledge over time in response to developments in scholarship and changing social conditions. Based on a narrative analysis of LLL publications, this thesis argues that the League’s founders drew selectively from existing bodies of knowledge and from their own cultural perspectives to establish a sense of community among breastfeeding ...


Southern Veils : The Sisters Of Loretto In Early National Kentucky., Hannah O'Daniel 2017 University of Louisville

Southern Veils : The Sisters Of Loretto In Early National Kentucky., Hannah O'Daniel

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis analyzes the experiences of Roman Catholic women who joined the Sisters of Loretto, a community of women religious in rural Washington and Nelson Counties, Kentucky, between the 1790s and 1826. It argues that the Sisters of Loretto used faith to interpret and respond to unfolding events in the early nation. The women sought to combat moral slippage and restore providential favor in the face of local Catholic institutional instability, global Protestant evangelical movements, war and economic crisis, and a tuberculosis outbreak. The Lorettines faced financial, social, and cultural pressures—including an economic depression, a culture that celebrated family ...


Cahokia: The Great Native American Metropolis, Terry A. Barnhart 2017 Selected Works

Cahokia: The Great Native American Metropolis, Terry A. Barnhart

Terry Barnhart

Review of: Cahokia: The Great Native American Metropolis. Young, Biloine Whiting and Fowler, Melvin L.


Cahokia: Mirror Of The Cosmos, Terry A. Barnhart 2017 Selected Works

Cahokia: Mirror Of The Cosmos, Terry A. Barnhart

Terry Barnhart

Review of: Cahokia: Mirror of the Cosmos. Chappell, Sally A. Kitt.


Of Wholes And Parts: Local History And The American Experience, Terry A. Barnhart 2017 Eastern Illinois University

Of Wholes And Parts: Local History And The American Experience, Terry A. Barnhart

Terry Barnhart

The relationships between the wholes and parts of American history are vital to our understanding of ourselves as a nation and a people. Many of the central paradoxes and ambiguities of our national existence cannot be adequately understood without exploring the interplay between localism and nationalism that runs like a lietmotiv throughout American history. The influence of the westward movement in our nation’s past, the give and take of federal-state relations, the internecine sectionalism of the nineteenth century, and the more benign regionalism of the twentieth century raise important questions about the relationship between local history and national heritage ...


Copperheads: The Rise And Fall Of Lincoln's Opponents In The North, Terry A. Barnhart 2017 Eastern Illinois University

Copperheads: The Rise And Fall Of Lincoln's Opponents In The North, Terry A. Barnhart

Terry Barnhart

Review of: "Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln's Opponents in the North," by Jennifer L. Weber.


De Paepe, Duane - Collector (Mss 625), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

De Paepe, Duane - Collector (Mss 625), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 625. The Duane De Paepe Kentucky Cave Saltpetre History Research Collection, a collection of historical research, field notes, cave surveys, photographs, maps, reports, and scholarly writing on saltpetre mining in Kentucky, especially at Mammoth Cave. The collection was created under a research program sponsored by the Cave Research Foundation and the National Geographic Society in Kentucky, 1976-1980, and directed by De Paepe.


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