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Sacrificing Our Daughters: Changing Perceptions Of Prostitution In Iowa, 1880-1915, Hope C. Mitchell Jun 2016

Sacrificing Our Daughters: Changing Perceptions Of Prostitution In Iowa, 1880-1915, Hope C. Mitchell

Hope Mitchell

In response to the urbanization and industrialization that occurred throughout the nineteenth century, people across the country began to reevaluate their perceptions of prostitution during the later part of the nineteenth century and into the early part of the twentieth century. As young women began to migrate to cities looking for factory and domestic work, parents became concerned by the dangers that their daughters would face in the city. This concern was especially felt within the Midwest, where farm families were heavily dependent upon the labors of their daughters. As they transitioned into the later part of the nineteenth century ...


Navigating Body, Class, And Disability In The Life Of Agnes Burns Wieck, Caroline Waldron Merithew May 2016

Navigating Body, Class, And Disability In The Life Of Agnes Burns Wieck, Caroline Waldron Merithew

Caroline Merithew

The concerns expressed in Burns Wieck’s letter to Hapgood typify many of the issues that occupied her during the course of her life. She, like many Americans in the early twentieth century, thought that there were economic disparities as well as great cultural divisions between the working and middle classes in a capitalist system. Burns Wieck worried about how nature and environment shaped physical and emotional existence for her as a woman and as a worker.4 A question she asked about childbirth in her letter—“Why, oh why, can’t they find some way to humanize that experience ...


Our Illegal Founders, Victor C. Romero May 2015

Our Illegal Founders, Victor C. Romero

Victor C. Romero

This Essay briefly mines America’s history to argue that the law setting forth where our national borders are and how strictly we patrol them has always been subject to the vagaries of politics, economics, and perception. Illegal (im)migration has long been part of our migration history, engaged in not just by Latin American border crossers, but also by prominent colonists, giving the lie to the claim that upholding border laws should always be sacrosanct. In many school districts today, the usual summary of American history from our childhood civics classes no longer bypasses the uncomfortable truths of conquest ...


Making It In Maine: Stories Of Jewish Life In Small-Town America, David Freidenreich Dec 2014

Making It In Maine: Stories Of Jewish Life In Small-Town America, David Freidenreich

David M. Freidenreich

There are countless stories of Jewish life in Maine, stretching back 200 years. These are stories worth telling not only for their enjoyment value but also because we can learn a great deal from them. They reflect the challenges that confronted members of an immigrant community as they sought to become true Mainers, as well as the challenges this ethnic group now faces as a result of its successful integration. The experiences of Jews in Maine, moreover, encapsulate in many ways the experiences of small-town Jews throughout New England and the United States. Their stories offer glimpses into the changing ...


The “Boast Of Antiquity”: Pulpit Politics Across The Atlantic Archipelago During The Revolution Of 1688, Newton Key Aug 2014

The “Boast Of Antiquity”: Pulpit Politics Across The Atlantic Archipelago During The Revolution Of 1688, Newton Key

Newton Key

John Locke and many others noted the vibrant political commentary from the pulpit during the Glorious Revolution. Preachers from the full confessional spectrum in England, and especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the colonies, used occasional or state sermons to explain contemporary upheavals from the perspective of God’s law, Natural law, and Civil law. Most surprising is the latter, clerical reference to civil history and ancient origins, which preachers used to answer contemporary questions of conquest and allegiance. Clergy revisited the origins and constitutional roots of the Britons, Anglo-Saxons, Scots, and Irish, and deployed histories of legendary kings and imaginary ...


Sacrificing Our Daughters: Changing Perceptions Of Prostitution In Iowa, 1880-1915, Hope Mitchell Apr 2014

Sacrificing Our Daughters: Changing Perceptions Of Prostitution In Iowa, 1880-1915, Hope Mitchell

Hope Mitchell

In response to the urbanization and industrialization that occurred throughout the nineteenth century, people across the country began to reevaluate their perceptions of prostitution during the later part of the nineteenth century and into the early part of the twentieth century. As young women began to migrate to cities looking for factory and domestic work, parents became concerned by the dangers that their daughters would face in the city. This concern was especially felt within the Midwest, where farm families were heavily dependent upon the labors of their daughters. As they transitioned into the later part of the nineteenth century ...


Hunting For Everyday History: A Field Guide For Teachers, Marjorie L. Mclellan Feb 2014

Hunting For Everyday History: A Field Guide For Teachers, Marjorie L. Mclellan

Marjorie L. McLellan

Hunting for Everyday History is a hands-on guide comprised of Ohio history lessons and activities for students in third, fourth, and fifth grade. It was designed by teachers and some of Ohio's leading history experts to give students a chance to think and act like historians and curators.


Hunting For Everyday History: Introduction, Marjorie L. Mclellan Feb 2014

Hunting For Everyday History: Introduction, Marjorie L. Mclellan

Marjorie L. McLellan

This introduction to Hunting for Everyday history outlines how to use the guide, how to use artifacts in the classroom, as well as directing educators and students to other resources.


Ideology In Urban South Vietnam, 1950-1975 (Dissertation), Tuan Hoang Mar 2013

Ideology In Urban South Vietnam, 1950-1975 (Dissertation), Tuan Hoang

Tuan Hoang

No abstract provided.


Act 2: Tastes In Common (1938-2002), James Smith Allen Mar 2012

Act 2: Tastes In Common (1938-2002), James Smith Allen

James Smith Allen

Act 2 of "A Privileged Past" explores the history of one family – the author’s family of origin – from its inception in 1938 until its dissolution in 2002. Tracing the Allens in Silver Spring, Maryland – a wealthy suburb of Washington, DC – this chapter highlights the family’s steady relative decline in socio-economic status in the wake of the New Deal that, at least until 1980, promoted the development of a middle class much more modest than what the Allens represented. The dominant metaphor in this account is that of taste and the shared rituals of families and friends eating together.


Act 1: The Ocean Smell (1624-1938), James Smith Allen Mar 2012

Act 1: The Ocean Smell (1624-1938), James Smith Allen

James Smith Allen

The first act of "A Privileged Past" recounts the history of four families – the Allens of Manchester, Massachusetts; the Roomes of New York, New York; the Kruegers of Newark, New Jersey; and the Smiths also of Newark – since their arrival from Europe (the first two in the seventeenth century, the latter two in the nineteenth). These people brought with them distinct ethnic identities, which helped define the communities they joined, and in some cases led, as immigrants to the new world. Their experiences across and by the Atlantic Ocean are captured by this chapter’s prevailing figure of speech, that ...


How The British Gun Control Program Precipitated The American Revolution, David B. Kopel Dec 2011

How The British Gun Control Program Precipitated The American Revolution, David B. Kopel

David B Kopel

Abstract: This Article chronologically reviews the British gun control which precipitated the American Revolution: the 1774 import ban on firearms and gun powder; the 1774-75 confiscations of firearms and gun powder, from individuals and from local governments; and the use of violence to effectuate the confiscations. It was these events which changed a situation of rising political tension into a shooting war. Each of these British abuses provides insights into the scope of the modern Second Amendment.

From the events of 1774-75, we can discern that import restrictions or bans on firearms or ammunition are constitutionally suspect — at least if ...


Laugh And History Laughs With You, David Rich Lewis Dec 2011

Laugh And History Laughs With You, David Rich Lewis

David Rich Lewis

No abstract provided.


Inside Greenwich Village [Full Book], Gerald W. Mcfarland May 2011

Inside Greenwich Village [Full Book], Gerald W. Mcfarland

Gerald W. McFarland

No abstract provided.


The Double Life Of St. Louis: Narratives Of Origins And Maturity In Wade’S Urban Frontier, Adam Arenson Aug 2009

The Double Life Of St. Louis: Narratives Of Origins And Maturity In Wade’S Urban Frontier, Adam Arenson

Adam Arenson

A half-century after Richard C. Wade's landmark history The Urban Frontier: The Rise of Western Cities, 1790-1830, this retrospective essay considers the development of St. Louis in relation to evolving notions of the frontier as a space of intercultural encounter, and the maturation of a city economically in relation to its cultural and political conflicts. It reviews the scholarship on the city of St. Louis since Wade wrote, and suggests new avenues in the city's history.


Persephone In The River Phlegethon; Or, The Women At Gettysburg, Brenda A. Ayres Mar 2009

Persephone In The River Phlegethon; Or, The Women At Gettysburg, Brenda A. Ayres

Brenda A Ayres

This paper identifies the heroic women who participated in the Battle of Gettysburg, both on the homefront and on the battlefield.


Towards A Bibliography Of Critical Whiteness Studies, Tim Engles Oct 2006

Towards A Bibliography Of Critical Whiteness Studies, Tim Engles

Tim Engles

As the title implies, this book offers a multi-disciplinary overview of the explosion of work in scholarly critical whiteness studies. The contributing bibliographers acknowledge that this work follows and builds upon a great deal of whiteness critique previously provided by African American writers, and by those writing from other racialized positions. Each section provides a solid introduction to key concepts and practices regarding whiteness in a particular field, including: philosophy, history, literature, cinema, the visual arts, psychology, education, media studies, qualitative inquiry, personal narratives, and international and comparative approaches.


Metropolitan Puritans And The Varieties Of Godly Reform In Monmouth, Newton Key, Joseph P. Ward Nov 2005

Metropolitan Puritans And The Varieties Of Godly Reform In Monmouth, Newton Key, Joseph P. Ward

Newton Key

Oliver Cromwell's opening speech to the Assembly of Saints (Barebones
Parliament) on 4 July 1653 has been singled out as 'the high-water mark
of radicalism' because his millenarian and reformist language revealed the
influence of London-based Fifth Monarchists. 1 But Cromwell began his
speech not with biblical references but with 'that case ofWales, which I
must confess for my own part I set myself upon, if I should inform you
what discountenance that business of the poor people of God there had' by
the Rump's refusal to renew the Propagation Act 'to the discountenancing
of the honest people ...


The Murderous Insanity Of Love: Sex, Madness, And The Law In The 19th Century, Russell M. Franks Dec 2004

The Murderous Insanity Of Love: Sex, Madness, And The Law In The 19th Century, Russell M. Franks

Russell M. Franks

The late 19th century was a time of dynamic change for the United States. High ideals, progressive reform movements, accelerated industrial expansion, explosive immigration rates, and an increase in urban growth all characterized the Gilded Age of America.

This paper will examine the factors and social conditions that revolutionized how abnormal sexual and gender behavior was interpreted as insanity in and out of the courtroom during this Gilded Age.


The New Haven Negro College And The Meanings Of Race In New England, 1776-1870, James B. Stewart Dec 2002

The New Haven Negro College And The Meanings Of Race In New England, 1776-1870, James B. Stewart

James B. Stewart, Retired

No abstract provided.


Rosebloom And Pure White, Or So It Seemed, Mary Niall Mitchell Aug 2002

Rosebloom And Pure White, Or So It Seemed, Mary Niall Mitchell

Mary Niall Mitchell

No abstract provided.


"'Rosebloom And Pure White,' Or So It Seemed", Mary Niall Mitchell Aug 2001

"'Rosebloom And Pure White,' Or So It Seemed", Mary Niall Mitchell

Mary Niall Mitchell

No abstract provided.


“Slavery, Racist Violence, American Apartheid: The Case For Reparations.”, Sundiata Cha-Jua Dec 2000

“Slavery, Racist Violence, American Apartheid: The Case For Reparations.”, Sundiata Cha-Jua

Sundiata K Cha-Jua

LIKE THE PROVERBIAL COMET, over the last year the demand for reparations has blazed across the political skyline. Few current issues burn as brightly among African Americans. The movement's surging growth has predictably provoked renewed opposition. Recently critiques of the escalating reparations movement have come from two very different sources: Adolph L. Reed, Jr., a justly-respected African American radical, and David Horowitz, an unrespected neoconservative ideologue. This paper has three interconnected objectives: (1) to explicate Reed's and Horowitz's arguments; (2) to contextualize their arguments; and (3) to suggest an alternative reading of the reparations movement. The first ...


Localités And Early Modern Britain, Newton E. Key Feb 2000

Localités And Early Modern Britain, Newton E. Key

Newton Key

In early modem England local identity often was more important than national identity, and "country" as often meant one's native shire as one's nation state. In 1710, a young German gentleman visited London and kept a diary in which he noted unique British customs. He wrote at length about a cockfight he witnessed. He learned that "cocks from the same neighbourhood or county do not willingly attack each other." English cocks had a county identity or mentalite. While the sociobiological truth of this animal behavior might be doubted, the English believed it to be true. Cockfights took place ...


Working Toward A "Shared Authority" In The Discipline And Content Of Public Hlstory: A Case Study, Ruth Bryan Dec 1998

Working Toward A "Shared Authority" In The Discipline And Content Of Public Hlstory: A Case Study, Ruth Bryan

Ruth E. Bryan

This paper explores the meaning of “public history” using Michael Frisch’s concept of a “shared authority” (A Shared Authority, 1990) through a case study of the reviews of two edited and published oral histories, Outside the Magic Circle: The Autobiography of Virginia Foster Durr (ed. Hollinger F. Barnard, 1985) and All is Never Said: The Narrative of Odette Harper Hines (ed. Judith Rollins, 1995). The result is that although history can be produced by historians with the public and about the public, public history cannot be truly an authoritative history (making explicit connections between facts, narrative, and the purpose ...