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Slavery, Civil War, And Contemporary Public Opinion In The South, Madison R. Swiney 2017 Eastern Kentucky University

Slavery, Civil War, And Contemporary Public Opinion In The South, Madison R. Swiney

Kentucky Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship

This paper is an empirical extension of Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen’s piece (forthcoming), “A Culture of Disenfranchisement: How American Slavery Continues to Affect Voting Behavior.” In their project, Acharya, Blackwell and Sen (forthcoming) show that the counties that had more slaves versus free population in the nineteenth century are more likely to exhibit conservative attitudes in contemporary elections. I am extending this argument by measuring potential influence of Civil War battlegrounds on recent voting patterns and political predispositions. My project finds further support for Acharya, Blackwell and Sen’s study on the predictive power of Southern ...


The South Vs Leo Frank: Effects Of Southern Culture On The Leo Frank Case 1913-1915, Kellye Cole 2017 Eastern Kentucky University

The South Vs Leo Frank: Effects Of Southern Culture On The Leo Frank Case 1913-1915, Kellye Cole

Kentucky Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship

In 1915, a young man from New York became the only Jewish person ever lynched in America. This paper analyzes primary and secondary sources including newspapers, magazines and personal accounts to consider the events that led to Leo Frank’s death in Georgia. Anti-Semitism, populism, racism, and newspaper coverage all infected the case. Despite extensive analysis in historical and popular works, the culture of Southern honor has typically been relegated to a minor role in the case. This study challenges the widely held assumption that anti-Semitism was the main impetus for the lynching and instead focuses on the culture of ...


"I'D Rather Be Forgotten Than Dishonored": An Oral And Life History Project With A Vietnam Veteran, Hayley Michael Hasik 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

"I'D Rather Be Forgotten Than Dishonored": An Oral And Life History Project With A Vietnam Veteran, Hayley Michael Hasik

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

More than 2.7 million Americans served in the military during the Vietnam era and roughly 40,000 of them as helicopter pilots in Vietnam, yet scholars are still trying to understand the Vietnam experience. There is little doubt that the war played an influential role in the lives of that generation. Yet, many Vietnam veterans refrained from talking about their service, making it difficult to study and understand their experiences within the existing historical narrative. Using the life history of Warrant Officer James Scott, Hayley Hasik argues that Vietnam veterans—particularly helicopter pilots—are an underrepresented group that, through ...


Party Development And Political Conflict In Maine 1820-1860 From Statehood To The Civil War, Lee D. Webb 2017 University of Maine

Party Development And Political Conflict In Maine 1820-1860 From Statehood To The Civil War, Lee D. Webb

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation is a history of politics in Maine during the state’s formative period, the years from statehood until 1860. The history focuses on party conflict and on the development of organized political parties, particularly the Democratic and Republican parties. It concentrates on the structures and processes that politicians built, including party newspapers, county conventions, state conventions, legislative caucuses, and ultimately state committees and the office of state committee chair – all to compete effectively for power. During this 40-year period, parties also develop powerful new messages, campaign strategies, and developed leaders with the skills to accomplish these tasks.

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Geochemical Sourcing Of The Laprele Mammoth Kill Site, Meghan M. Kent 7606010 2017 University of Wyoming

Geochemical Sourcing Of The Laprele Mammoth Kill Site, Meghan M. Kent 7606010

Honors Theses AY 16/17

Red ochre pigment, or the mineral hematite, is commonly recovered from Early Paleoindian sites in the American west. Although it is clear that early peoples in the New World were transporting pigments from place to place, the inability to date to determine ochre provenance has limited our understanding of the natural sources of ochre that were in use, as well as the distances over which ochre was transported. This work is a pilot study in sourcing of ochre from the La Prele Mammoth site, a 12,900 year old human occupation in Converse County, Wyoming. Excavations at this mammoth kill ...


Ragland, Nancy (Stewart), 1861-1948 (Sc 3116), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Ragland, Nancy (Stewart), 1861-1948 (Sc 3116), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3116. Letters, 22 March 1946 and 14 May 1947, of Nancy (Stewart) Ragland, Warren County, Kentucky, to her granddaughter Gwendolyn and her family in Quality, Kentucky, concerning household and family matters. A nephew’s letter of 29 October 1948 describes his attendance at the funeral of “Aunt Nan” and his return home to Arkansas; he refers to several family members by first name only.


Navigating “The Ocean Of Matrimony:” Marital Expectations And Experiences In Virginia, 1779-1835, Richard J. Stocking 2017 The College at Brockport

Navigating “The Ocean Of Matrimony:” Marital Expectations And Experiences In Virginia, 1779-1835, Richard J. Stocking

History Master's Theses

Though historians continue to add important insight on marital expectations and experiences in early national Virginia, a more encompassing examination is necessary. This thesis examines marriage in three interconnected ways to augment the study of marital beliefs and realities. First, sermons, hymns, published religious literature, church minutes, and circular letters describe what Protestant Virginian clergy wrote about matrimony. Second, letters, journals, published books, and newspapers provide a useful understanding as to what lay Virginians expected from marriage. Finally, letters, diaries, autobiographies, and secondary sources to provide a glimpse into the experiences of marriage in Virginia. Taken together, this study concludes ...


There's No Business Like Oil Business: The Allure Of Tax Sheltered Oil Income To Hollywood's Wealthy, Yuxun Willy Tan 2017 University of Iowa

There's No Business Like Oil Business: The Allure Of Tax Sheltered Oil Income To Hollywood's Wealthy, Yuxun Willy Tan

Iowa Historical Review

Hollywood’s greatest stars did not only produce blockbusters, but were savvy businessmen who also produced oil gushers. These stars invested in oil interests in order to shelter a large part of their income from the rapidly rising income tax rates of the 1930s. The unique tax benefit they used was the percentage oil depletion allowance, part of the Revenue Act of 1926, which allowed an oil company to reduce its taxable income by 27 ½ percent. By the 1950s, many Hollywood individuals and corporations extensively invested in the oil business which made the allowance an important component of their ...


The Early History Of The Mill Valley Public Library, Rebecca Karberg 2017 San Jose State University

The Early History Of The Mill Valley Public Library, Rebecca Karberg

Rebecca Karberg

The Mill Valley Public Library, in Mill Valley, CA, was founded thanks in large part to the efforts of an energetic group of women. This and other facets of the library's early history are representative of trends in the history of small-town libraries in the United States, and this paper examines how the Mill Valley Public Library followed those trends and bucked some others, including the tenure of the second librarian, Sibyl Nye.


Inspiration Or Distraction: Eugene Debs At The Head Of American Socialism 1895-1921, Stanley Schwartz 2017 Cedarville University

Inspiration Or Distraction: Eugene Debs At The Head Of American Socialism 1895-1921, Stanley Schwartz

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

This project seeks to provide historical context for the modern revival of avowed socialism in America through an examination of Eugene V. Debs leadership of American Socialism from 1895 to 1921. The paper argues that Debs’ leadership of American socialism was unsuccessful because he left the critical task of convincing the American people that the ideology of Socialism is correct and fundamentally different from traditionalism, capitalism, and progressivism, incomplete. Reform Socialism did not distinguish itself from local progressivism, and revolutionary Socialism adopted violent, opportunistic methods which prevented broad support. Debs’ unique ideology of Founding ideals, faith in democracy, and total ...


Working-Class Black Women’S Role In Building And Sustaining Black Communities In The Pacific Northwest, Tessara G. Dudley 2017 Portland State University

Working-Class Black Women’S Role In Building And Sustaining Black Communities In The Pacific Northwest, Tessara G. Dudley

Student Research Symposium

In response to the scholarly focus on the historical racism of the Pacific Northwest, this research attempts to answer the question of how Black communities have persisted in the face of discrimination. This study is a historical examination of the roles that Black women have played in building and sustaining Black communities within predominantly white regions, with a specific focus on the Portland-Vancouver area during and after World War II. This work focuses on the activities of working class Black women, a significant proportion of Black women migrating to the Pacific Northwest during World War II, examining their community-building activities ...


Hines, Duncan, 1880-1959 (Sc 3115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hines, Duncan, 1880-1959 (Sc 3115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3115. Letter, 27 March 1940, of Duncan Hines, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to F. D. Staley of Staley & Crabb, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, an outdoor advertising firm, giving directions to a meeting at Hines’s office at 902 Elm Street. The letter is signed for Hines by a secretary, and the “Adventures in Good Eating, Inc.” letterhead promotes Hines’s books.


The Politics Of Paternalism: New England’S Textile Industry From Corporate Capitalism To The Second Red Scare, Kelsey Murphy 2017 Bridgewater State University

The Politics Of Paternalism: New England’S Textile Industry From Corporate Capitalism To The Second Red Scare, Kelsey Murphy

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


The Breath Seekers: Race, Riots, And Public Space In Harlem, 1900-1935, Allyson Compton 2017 CUNY Hunter College

The Breath Seekers: Race, Riots, And Public Space In Harlem, 1900-1935, Allyson Compton

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This study seeks to explore the historical intersection of public space and equality by examining Harlem, New York, between 1900 and 1935.


A Charitable Scheme: William Smith, Michael Schlatter, And The German Free Schools, Daniel M. Crown 2017 CUNY Hunter College

A Charitable Scheme: William Smith, Michael Schlatter, And The German Free Schools, Daniel M. Crown

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis describes William Smith’s development of “German Free Schools” in Pennsylvania between 1753-1755. It argues that these schools, ostensibly meant to acclimatize German immigrants to a British colony, were in fact intended to increase pro-Proprietary sympathy, isolate sectarian preachers, and end Quaker dominance over the Pennsylvania General Assembly.


Secrets On Morgan Hill: A Story Of An Unlikely Friendship Amid An Apartheid South, Camille Kleidysz-Ferreira 2017 Kennesaw State University

Secrets On Morgan Hill: A Story Of An Unlikely Friendship Amid An Apartheid South, Camille Kleidysz-Ferreira

Master of Arts in American Studies Capstones

Introduction

The Burden of History and Fiction

“How much of the burden of history can fiction bear?” – Margaret Walker

Comprehensive historical research can often become the inspiration for art. The greatest pieces of historical fiction, are a result of years of historic scholarship before the creation of a compelling historical narrative or fiction piece. Through my two-year ethnographic study and collection of oral histories of the black community, surrounding the historic Bethel A.M.E. church in Acworth, Georgia, I was told a story about a friendship between two little girls who remained friends until the end of their lives ...


A Compact With The Whales: Confederate Commerce Raiders And New Bedford’S Whaling Industry 1861-1865, Mark Mello 2017 Bridgewater State University

A Compact With The Whales: Confederate Commerce Raiders And New Bedford’S Whaling Industry 1861-1865, Mark Mello

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Reacting To The Past Handout: The Liberator, Issue 1, Isabel Alberto 2017 Cleveland State University

Reacting To The Past Handout: The Liberator, Issue 1, Isabel Alberto

The Downtown Review

No abstract provided.


Pedigo, James Spenser, 1882-1933 (Sc 3114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Pedigo, James Spenser, 1882-1933 (Sc 3114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3114. Letter, 19 September 1910, to “Mildred” from J. Spenser Pedigo, Bowling Green, Kentucky. A friend of her parents, Pedigo greets the newborn Mildred, praises motherhood and family, and sends his regards to her parents and to one “Kate Carr.”


Pierian Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 610), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Pierian Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 610), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 610. Minutes, correspondence, yearbooks, and miscellaneous records of the Pierian Club, a women's literary club in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


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