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"Ever True And Loyal:" Mary Todd Lincoln As A Kentuckian, Andrew Landreth 2017 Murray State University

"Ever True And Loyal:" Mary Todd Lincoln As A Kentuckian, Andrew Landreth

Scholars Week

This paper considers Mary Todd Lincoln from the perspective of her relationship with her home state of Kentucky. Utilizing her own writings and those of her contemporaries, as well as secondary studies, this paper argues that Mary Todd Lincoln's life and relationships embodied many of the same contradictions of her home state and that important aspects of her public and private life were influenced by her upbringing in antebellum Kentucky. Particular emphasis is placed on her views of slavery and on her relationship with the Todd family during the Civil War.


The Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements: Emerging Challenge For U.S. National Security And Economics, Bert Chapman 2017 Purdue University

The Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements: Emerging Challenge For U.S. National Security And Economics, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Rare earth elements (REE) contain unique chemical and physical properties such as lanthanum, are found in small concentrations, need extensive precise processes to separate, and are critical components of modern technologies such as laser guidance systems, personal electronics such as IPhones, satellites, and military weapons systems as varied as Virginia-class fast attack submarines, DDG- 51 Aegis destroyers, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and precision guided munitions. The U.S. has some rare earth resources, but is heavily dependent on access to them from countries as varied as Afghanistan, Bolivia, and China. Losing access to these resources would have significant adverse ...


The Hidden Cost Of Brown V. Board: African American Educators' Resistance To Desegregating Schools, Mallory Lutz 2017 Washburn University

The Hidden Cost Of Brown V. Board: African American Educators' Resistance To Desegregating Schools, Mallory Lutz

Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy

This article focuses on the black community in Topeka during the first half of the twentieth century. Using archival sources such as the black press, letters from educators and administrators to state officials and newspapers, and correspondence from black teachers in Topeka, I examine the reasons some African American teachers, administrators, and families were hesitant to desegregate the public school system. Additional sources include the Kansas Historical Society’s archival holdings, including governors’ files and court cases, as well as the papers of Mamie Williams, an African American teacher. Some black Topekans feared desegregation because they believed it would harm ...


Bower, Robert Founer, 1823-1882 - Relating To (Sc 3157), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Bower, Robert Founer, 1823-1882 - Relating To (Sc 3157), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3157. Letter, 1 February 1878 to Robert F. Bower, Keokuk, Iowa, from the U. S. War Department with information about his service in the Mexican War; letter, 29 May 1882, to Bower’s widow from the National Association of Veterans of the Mexican War acknowledging his death and advising that pending legislation will entitle her to a pension.


The Missiles Of Oklahoma: Southwest Oklahoma's Role In The American Cold War Nuclear Arsenal, 1960-65, Landry Brewer 2017 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

The Missiles Of Oklahoma: Southwest Oklahoma's Role In The American Cold War Nuclear Arsenal, 1960-65, Landry Brewer

Faculty Articles & Research

To counter the Soviet Union’s Cold War nuclear threat, the United States government enhanced its offensive nuclear capability in the 1950s by creating intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) capable of reaching the Soviet Union. The first American ICBM was the Atlas missile. Southwest Oklahoma near Altus Air Force Base (AFB) played a crucial role in the nation’s nuclear arsenal from 1960 through 1965 by building several missile launch sites that housed Atlas F missiles. The state was rewarded with jobs, massive amounts of federal dollars spent here, and the satisfaction of deterring Soviet aggression while defending the nation against ...


Railey, Rowland Greenup, 1868-1932 (Sc 3156), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Railey, Rowland Greenup, 1868-1932 (Sc 3156), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3156. Letter, 6 December 1920, of lawyer Roland G. Railey, Forkton, Kentucky to R. B. Ewing, Valparaiso, Indiana, seeking information on the whereabouts of a woman who attended Valparaiso University. A reply on the reverse from Mrs. Ewing advises that her husband died suddenly the previous June and she cannot assist with his inquiry. Railey writes on letterhead that includes his photograph and a lengthy professional biography.


Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements, Bert Chapman 2017 Purdue University

Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Rare earth elements (REE) contain unique chemical physical properties such as lanthamum, are found in small concentrations, need extensive precise properties to separate, and are critical components of modern technologies such as laser guidance systems, personal electronics such as IPhones, satellites, and military weapons systems as varied as Virginia-class fast attack submarines, DDG-51 Aegis destroyers, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and precision guided munitions. The U.S. has some rare earth resources, but is heavily dependent on access to them from countries as varied as Afghanistan, Bolivia, and China. Losing access to these resources would have significant adverse economic, military ...


The Digital Archive Of John Wompas, Jenny Hale Pulsipher 2017 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Digital Archive Of John Wompas, Jenny Hale Pulsipher

ScholarsArchive Data

In the course of writing my book on John Wompas, Swindler Sachem: The Nipmuc Indian Who Sold His Birthright, Dropped out of Harvard, and Conned the King of England (Yale University Press, 2018), I gathered a great deal of information on such subjects as Indian slavery, Native land sales, the Atlantic maritime trade, and Native education in Massachusetts. This information contributed to the book by providing historical context for Wompas’s life, but most nitty-gritty details were tangential to the book’s purpose so do not appear in it. Because those details could help other scholars working on more narrowly ...


Hughes, Rebecca Lux, D. 1892 (Sc 3155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hughes, Rebecca Lux, D. 1892 (Sc 3155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3155. Letters of Rebecca L. Hughes, Hagerstown, Maryland, to her cousin James Fitzhugh in Pleasant Grove (Ohio County), Kentucky. She thanks him for arranging certain land sales on behalf of her family, discusses their investment strategies, and laments the costs of a lawsuit brought by an uncle and cousin involving her grandfather and father. She also relates news of the Fenn, Hughes and Fitzhugh families.


Forggett, Essie (Fa 1104), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Forggett, Essie (Fa 1104), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1104. Student paper titled “Slavery in Green County” in which Essie Forggett details the history of the settlement of Green County and its eventual dependence upon slave labor. Forggett also includes stories of slave auctions, punishments, attempted escapes, and religious practices of slaves throughout the region. Paper is based on information collected by Forggett from county clerk records and in-person interviews with slave descendants.


Rewriting History - With Alan Taylor '77, Kate Carlisle 2017 Colby College

Rewriting History - With Alan Taylor '77, Kate Carlisle

Colby Magazine

"Lets go back to the American Revolution and try to look at it with fresh eyes and a neutral perspective and see what happens when you treat everyone with some respect, and try to understand why they did what they did, rather than put labels on them." - Alan Taylor '77


Eckstein, Jane (Bailey), D. 1833 (Sc 3153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Eckstein, Jane (Bailey), D. 1833 (Sc 3153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text typescript of letter (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3153. Letter, 25 April 1832, of Jane Eckstein, Frankfort, Kentucky, to her daughter Mary Kinmont in Cincinnati, Ohio. She details an approaching move to Millersburg, Kentucky, where Mary’s father, the artist Frederick Eckstein, will open a school. She relates news of Mary’s siblings, asks her about family matters in Cincinnati, and offers advice on nursing her young child.


Msgr Raymond T. Bosler At The Second Vatican Council, 1962-1965, And After, William Doherty Ph.D. 2017 Marian University - Indianapolis

Msgr Raymond T. Bosler At The Second Vatican Council, 1962-1965, And After, William Doherty Ph.D.

Department of History and Social Sciences

This manuscript analyses the investigative efforts of Raymond T. Bosler in providing a journalistic analysis of all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council, as published in The Criterion.

William Doherty is Professor Emeritus within the Department of History and Social Sciences, teaching from the Fall of 1963 to December 2000.


Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text typescript of letter (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3154. Letter, 26 October 1861, to his mother from John L. Hebron, serving with the 2nd Ohio Infantry at Camp Leslie Combs, West Liberty, Kentucky. He describes a recent engagement with Confederate troops, reports on the killed, wounded and local conditions in the aftermath, and criticizes Confederate battle skills. Expecting to spend the winter at Camp Dennison, Ohio, he expresses satisfaction with his warm clothing but complains of the lack of overcoats.


A Reevaluation Of The Damage Done To The United States By Soviet Espionage, April Pickens 2017 James Madison University

A Reevaluation Of The Damage Done To The United States By Soviet Espionage, April Pickens

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

Popular opinion and many historians portray the effects of Soviet espionage on the United States as disastrous. Although covert Soviet efforts undeniably harmed America, their extent and gravity has been greatly exaggerated. This paper evaluates primary and secondary sources on the subject to strike a delicate balance between minimizing and inflating the effects of Soviet activities. It acknowledges that espionage did some damage, but questions the legal status, extent, and effect of much of the Soviets’ “stolen” information, ultimately arguing that most Soviet espionage was actually more harmful to the Soviet Union than to the United States.


We The People: The Citizen And The Constitution, Level 3, Kevin Washburn 2017 University of New Mexico

We The People: The Citizen And The Constitution, Level 3, Kevin Washburn

Kevin K. Washburn

The revised and updated fourth print edition of We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution features new text, images, exercises, and Supreme Court cases to ensure that the next generation of Americans has the intellectual tools they need to become informed and engaged citizens. We the People gives high school students a firm understanding of government and citizenship. Students explore the history and principles of constitutional democracy through critical-thinking exercises, cooperative-learning and participation in a simulated congressional hearing. The We the People student textbook contains six units and 39 lessons. The updated teacher's guide contains a step-by-step walkthrough of ...


Part 4: Battle With Uss Kearsarge, Jack L. Dickinson 2017 Marshall University

Part 4: Battle With Uss Kearsarge, Jack L. Dickinson

Jack L Dickinson

“June 19: Lying off Cherbourg. Moderate breeze from the westward. At 10:20 am discovered the Alabama steaming out of the port of Cherbourg, accompanied by a French ironclad steamer and a fore-and-aft rigged steamer, showing the white English ensign. Beat to general quarters and cleared for action. Steamed ahead, standing offshore, being distant from land about 2 leagues; altered our course and approached the Alabama." Official Records of Union and Confederate Navies, I, 3, p.64.


Part 2: Officers And Crew, Jack L. Dickinson 2017 Marshall University

Part 2: Officers And Crew, Jack L. Dickinson

Jack L Dickinson

During the Civil War naval officers were divided into four categories for purposes of berthing and messing aboard ship: cabin, wardroom, steerage, and forward officers. The captain had a private state room, and higher ranking officers had small cabins, while lower ranks only had individual lockers. This was the arrangement of the officers of the CSS Alabama.


Part 5: Exploration & Excavation, Jack L. Dickinson 2017 Marshall University

Part 5: Exploration & Excavation, Jack L. Dickinson

Jack L Dickinson

During June and July 2001, the American CSS Alabama Association and the French Association CSS Alabama carried out an archaeological investigation of the remains of the Confederate commerce raider CSS Alabama. Under the direction of Dr. Gordon P. Watts Jr., American and French archaeologists, French volunteer divers and French Navy personnel cooperated in an examination of the wreck that took place between 6 June and 4 July. Objectives for the investigation included video and 35mm photographic documentation of the wreck, limited test excavation in the officer’s quarters and recovery of selected artifacts exposed on the bottom surface. Unfortunately the ...


Part 6: Miscellaneous And Bibliography, Jack L. Dickinson 2017 Marshall University

Part 6: Miscellaneous And Bibliography, Jack L. Dickinson

Jack L Dickinson

The Alabama claims were a diplomatic dispute between the United States and Great Britain that arose out of the U.S. Civil War. The peaceful resolution of these claims 7 years after the war ended set an important precedent for solving serious international disputes through arbitration, and laid the foundation for greatly improved relations between Britain and the United States.


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