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American Culture Of Servitude: The Problem Of Domestic Service In Antebellum Literature And Culture, Andrea Holliger Jan 2017

American Culture Of Servitude: The Problem Of Domestic Service In Antebellum Literature And Culture, Andrea Holliger

Theses and Dissertations--English

My dissertation argues that domestic service alters a culture’s relationship to the laboring body. I theorize this relationship via popular literary and cultural antebellum texts to explore the effects of servitude as a trope. Methodologically, each chapter reads a literary text in context with social and legal paradigms to 1) demonstrate that servitude undergirds myriad articulations of antebellum power and difference; 2) show how servitude inflects the construction of these paradigms; and 3) trace Americans’ changing relationship to the concept of servitude from the Early Republic through the Civil War.

I begin with James Fenimore Cooper’s The Pioneers ...


Rent: Same-Sex Prostitution In Modern Britain, 1885-1957, Jonathan Coleman Jan 2014

Rent: Same-Sex Prostitution In Modern Britain, 1885-1957, Jonathan Coleman

Theses and Dissertations--History

Rent: Same-Sex Prostitution in Modern Britain, 1885-1957 chronicles the concept of “rent boys” and the men who purchased their services. This dissertation demonstrates how queer identity in Britain, until contemporary times, was largely regulated by class, in which middle-and-upper-class queer men often perceived of working-class bodies as fetishized consumer goods. The “rent boy” was an upper-class queer fantasy, and working-class men sometimes used this fantasy for their own agenda while others intentionally dismantled the “rent boy” trope, refusing to submit to upper-class expectations. This work also explains how the “rent boy” fantasy was eventually relegated to the periphery of queer ...


Indiana's Southern Senator: Jesse Bright And The Hoosier Democracy, John J. Wickre Jan 2013

Indiana's Southern Senator: Jesse Bright And The Hoosier Democracy, John J. Wickre

Theses and Dissertations--History

Without northern doughface Democrats, and northern states like Indiana, the South could not have held dominance in American politics during the sectional crisis. Anchoring the extreme end of the doughface North was Indiana’s slaveholding senator Jesse Bright (his holdings were in Kentucky). Yet, he was no flailing radical pushed to the margins of northern politics. Bright was the chief party boss who by the mid to late 1850s controlled the state of Indiana. He was one of the most influential leaders getting James Buchanan into the presidency. He did this, in part, because Indiana was a conservative state that ...


“The Pastime Of Millions”: James B. Haggin’S Elmendorf Farm And The Commercialization Of Pedigree Animal Breeding, 1897-1920, Amber Fogle Sergent Jan 2012

“The Pastime Of Millions”: James B. Haggin’S Elmendorf Farm And The Commercialization Of Pedigree Animal Breeding, 1897-1920, Amber Fogle Sergent

Theses and Dissertations--History

Called “The Pride of the Bluegrass,” Elmendorf Farm changed the style and substance of commercial pedigree breeding in early twentieth-century America. Between 1897 and 1914, James B. Haggin readily transformed the Kentucky farm first as a nationally preeminent horse stud, famous for its bloodlines and scales, and second as a premier dairy operation, exceptional for its sanitation, science, and size. Here rested the large-scale production of the world’s fanciest Thoroughbreds and finest milk. At the same time, Haggin’s farm reflected a lifestyle that has come to be celebrated and cherished as the ideal Kentucky landscape. A factory-style plant ...


The Rhetoric Of Destruction: Racial Identity And Noncombatant Immunity In The Civil War Era, James M. Bartek Jan 2010

The Rhetoric Of Destruction: Racial Identity And Noncombatant Immunity In The Civil War Era, James M. Bartek

University of Kentucky Doctoral Dissertations

This study explores how Americans chose to conduct war in the mid-nineteenth century and the relationship between race and the onset of “total war” policies. It is my argument that enlisted soldiers in the Civil War era selectively waged total war using race and cultural standards as determining factors. A comparative analysis of the treatment of noncombatants throughout the United States between 1861 and 1865 demonstrates that nonwhites invariably suffered greater depredations at the hands of military forces than did whites. Five types of encounters are examined: 1) the treatment of white noncombatants by regular Union and Confederate forces; 2 ...


History And Memory In Late Twentieth Century Civil War Literature: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Marion B. Lucas Jan 2003

History And Memory In Late Twentieth Century Civil War Literature: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Marion B. Lucas

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


Working Toward A "Shared Authority" In The Discipline And Content Of Public Hlstory: A Case Study, Ruth Bryan Jan 1999

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 ...


Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Recovering The History Of Cockfighting In Kentucky, Joseph R. Jones Jan 1997

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Recovering The History Of Cockfighting In Kentucky, Joseph R. Jones

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


Kentucky's New Dealers: An Interview With James A. Farley, William Cooper Jr. Jul 1990

Kentucky's New Dealers: An Interview With James A. Farley, William Cooper Jr.

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


A Carey And Patterson Exchange, Barbara S. Mccrimmon Oct 1986

A Carey And Patterson Exchange, Barbara S. Mccrimmon

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


Politics Kentucky Style, Harry M. Caudill Jan 1981

Politics Kentucky Style, Harry M. Caudill

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.