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The Integrated Alien: Chinese In The American West And Their Political And Legal Responses To Mob Violence, 1885-1886., Gabriel Lanham Jun 2017

The Integrated Alien: Chinese In The American West And Their Political And Legal Responses To Mob Violence, 1885-1886., Gabriel Lanham

History Undergraduate Theses

In the literature on anti-Chinese violence in the American West during the 1880s, the depiction of Chinese immigrants is often limited to that of a faceless group, the pawns in an American political struggle that they neither understood nor had agency in. This historical interpretation of the Chinese as a people entirely alien to their communities is largely based on an over-reliance on contemporary white sources while ignoring Chinese accounts. Many contemporary whites were unwilling to honestly describe their relationship with Chinese immigrants, either because of racial bias or because of the threat of mob violence against those perceived as ...


From “Destroying Angel” To “The Most Dangerous Woman In America”: A Study Of Mary Mallon’S Depiction In Popular Culture, Claire Sandoval-Peck Jun 2016

From “Destroying Angel” To “The Most Dangerous Woman In America”: A Study Of Mary Mallon’S Depiction In Popular Culture, Claire Sandoval-Peck

History Undergraduate Theses

My paper examines the life of "Typhoid Mary" Mallon, and looks at how she has been depicted and vilified in popular culture. It asks why and how she has been remembered in history as the infamous “Typhoid Mary” and how her portrayal has been influenced by the attitudes and beliefs of the time and place of her life. I discuss her historical legacy through the lens of her three identities as a healthy carrier, Irish immigrant, and a working woman, researching both primary and secondary sources. Through exploring those subjects, I have concluded that the convergence of these three identities ...


The Irish Ordnance Survey's Six Inches To One Mile Map Of Ireland: Anglicization And Otherness, Reese C. Hentges Mar 2015

The Irish Ordnance Survey's Six Inches To One Mile Map Of Ireland: Anglicization And Otherness, Reese C. Hentges

History Undergraduate Theses

By examining the power maps and language have over a nation this research reveals a correlation between the creation of the 1846 Six Inches to One Mile Maps of Ireland and the decline of the Gaelic language at the expense of the English language. By examining Irish Ordnance Survey maps, Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, and other documents from the Irish Ordnance Survey while the Six Inches to One Mile Maps of Ireland this thesis demonstrates that the Six Inches to One Mile Maps of Ireland was a tool of imperialism used by Great Britain to culturally assimilate Ireland by ...


A Massacre At China Point, Michael P. Hartman Mar 2015

A Massacre At China Point, Michael P. Hartman

History Undergraduate Theses

While the frontier was coming to a close in Washington State in the late nineteenth century, Chinese immigration was in full swing. For more than 130 years, rumors of a massacre of Chinese at China Point in the 1870s or 1880s have lingered in the collective memory of residents of the Cle Elum and Roslyn region of the Central Cascades. This work examines available primary sources to determine the validity of the claim. Furthermore, it scrutinizes previous historical works, as well as testimonies left by men claiming to know the truth.


The Legacy Of The Danes: A Look At The Impacts Of Viking Conquest On England In The Late Ninth Century, Bryce Kaiser Apr 2012

The Legacy Of The Danes: A Look At The Impacts Of Viking Conquest On England In The Late Ninth Century, Bryce Kaiser

History Undergraduate Theses

The aim of any historical research project is to explore the links between different aspects of history, from crime and retribution to commerce and exploration. More importantly than this, the true purpose of exploring these links is to understand the men and women who came before us, who established kingdoms, empires, companies, families, and ideas. Understanding these men and women is itself the reward. Some argue that to study the past is to find a way to avoid those mistakes. While this is possibility that some pursue, I would argue that understanding the past is a way for mankind to ...


Irish-American Montanans' Reactions To The Easter Rising, Rachel Bennett Apr 2007

Irish-American Montanans' Reactions To The Easter Rising, Rachel Bennett

History Undergraduate Theses

The following thesis is an examination of Irish culture in Montana in the context of Irish-American Montanans’ responses to the Easter Rising. Chapter One discusses the Easter Rising itself. The Easter Rising occurred in Dublin, Ireland, in April 1916. There were mounting causes that all related to British rule. Leadership for the Rising is attributed to Patraic Pearse, James Connolly, and Tom Clarke. During Easter Week, these men led Irish militias through Dublin and their goal was to establish an Irish Republic. While the Irish were only able to hold the city for a week, they became national and international ...


From Havana To Helena: Castro, Communism, And Cuban Refugee Children In The Western Diocese Of Helena, Montana, 1961-1966, Clint Attebery Apr 2005

From Havana To Helena: Castro, Communism, And Cuban Refugee Children In The Western Diocese Of Helena, Montana, 1961-1966, Clint Attebery

History Undergraduate Theses

Less than one year after the Cuban revolution, clergy within the Catholic Diocese of Miami actively pursued a role in helping Cuban political refugees. Historically, Cubans and Americans enjoyed the freedom to travel between the United States and Cuba. For Americans, Cuba offered a convenient resort community, rampant with American investment and luxuries. Prior to Castro’s revolution, many Cubans had already immigrated to the United States and lived in southern Florida. Soon after political and social conditions deteriorated in Cuba, Cubans in the greater Miami area were quick to offer assistance to family members left in Cuba. This attitude ...


Newell Dwight Hillis And His Fight For Democracy During World War I, Nancy Oliveira Apr 1999

Newell Dwight Hillis And His Fight For Democracy During World War I, Nancy Oliveira

History Undergraduate Theses

Few events in history are as emotional and thought provoking as war. World War 1,1914-1918, was no exception. The United States remained neutral for the first two and a half years of “The Great War,” as it was called. In the beginning, popular belief held that the war would end quickly; however, the four-year struggle proved to be a defensive war fought in trenches separated by “No Man’s Land.” With the introduction of submarine warfare, the battles at sea were no less destructive. Warring nations exhibited unprecedented nationalism. Battles were fought to preserve or install democracy in all ...


The Ku Klux Klan In Montana During The 1920s, Anne Sturdevant Apr 1991

The Ku Klux Klan In Montana During The 1920s, Anne Sturdevant

History Undergraduate Theses

The Ku Klux Klan was an impressive force in Montana during the 1920s. There were nearly 3,000 Klan members in at least 46 different Klan chapters throughout Montana. The most significant aspects of the Montana Klan included its opposition to many immigrant groups in the state, its involvement in key political issues, and the Klan leaders' use of the fraternal order to lure many Montanans into the organization by playing on their personal insecurities. In order to understand the dynamics of the Klan in Montana during the 1920s, however, it is important to examine the Klan at the national ...


The Party Or The Pope: Montana Catholics In The Age Of Mccarthyism, Karen Barnhardt Apr 1987

The Party Or The Pope: Montana Catholics In The Age Of Mccarthyism, Karen Barnhardt

History Undergraduate Theses

Catholics are believed to be the most ardent supporters of anti-Communism and McCarthyism. American Catholics had long been questioned about their loyalty to the United States as many people had misgivings about Catholic allegiance to the Pope in Rome. The Catholic Church had always been opposed to the institution of Communism because of its atheistic teachings. Father Donald F. Crosby concluded, Long before the Cold War years, Catholics stood in the vanguard of those dedicated to eradication of Communism. In the McCarthy era, this impulse reached its zenith, for true Americanism and true Catholicism both found a common base in ...


The Black Community Of Butte: Growth And Decline From 1890 To 1950, Daniel Whyte Apr 1985

The Black Community Of Butte: Growth And Decline From 1890 To 1950, Daniel Whyte

History Undergraduate Theses

Many studies have been written on the boom-town mining city of Butte, Montana. The growth of the city, the politics which dominated front pages for the last years of the 19th century and spilled over into the 20th, the Anaconda Company which made Butte one of the most dominant powers in the world in the copper industry, and the long since, slow decline of mining and population have all been studied. Butte was a big city of the West, but its people still call it a "camp." Big business typified Butte, as did the merchant and the laborer. And finally ...


The Jewish Community Of Helena, Montana: 1866-1900, Patricia Dean Apr 1977

The Jewish Community Of Helena, Montana: 1866-1900, Patricia Dean

History Undergraduate Theses

After moving to Helena in January 1971 I attended high school at Sunhaven School, now Capital High School. A tree-filled cemetery surrounded by a black iron fence is located adjacent to the schoo'lgrounds. This is the Home of Peace, the Jewish cemetery of Helena, Montana. The presence of this cemetery intrigued me. Who were these Jewish men and women? What did they do? Why did they come to Helena? Where were their descendants? Now, six years after my discovery of the cemetery, my curiosity regarding these men and women is somewhat satisfied. There is still a great deal of ...


The Council For Defense: Autocracy In Montana, 1917-1918, Mark Mackin Apr 1976

The Council For Defense: Autocracy In Montana, 1917-1918, Mark Mackin

History Undergraduate Theses

During World War I an organization entitled the Montana Council for Defense was the nucleus of government in the state. This organization had broad powers and authority. The men who held office in it were themselves influential in the affairs of Montana before the Council for Defense was organized. The content and behavior of the Council will be analyzed in terms of the nature and membership of the Montana Councils for Defense and their place in the social structure of Montana. The connections between members as representatives of a distinct social group are important, for they reveal motives for much ...


James M. Ashley: Territorial Governor Of Montana, David Mazza Apr 1964

James M. Ashley: Territorial Governor Of Montana, David Mazza

History Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this thesis is two-fold: first, to relate an account of political life in the Montana territory- under the administration of James M. Ashley, and; secondly, to point out how the conflicts of the Radical Republicans and Democrats in the Montana territory reflected the conflicts of the two groups in our national government. Most of what, is written about James M. Ashley is heavily biased either for or against him, I have attempted, as objectively as possible, to present the life of James M. Ashley and his tenure in Montana politics.

James M. Ashley, the man who named ...


The Butte Labor Strike Of 1920, Rudolph Shutey Apr 1961

The Butte Labor Strike Of 1920, Rudolph Shutey

History Undergraduate Theses

The city of Butte has experienced many strikes throughout the course of its history. Of all these, the 1920 strike can be considered the bloodiest and, strangely enough, the most forgotten. It has been to the interest of some that as little as possible be known about the hellish nightmare which occurred on Anaconda Road in April of 1920. In order to correct this situation, I have taken on the responsibility of this thesis. In the following pages I have tried to be as objective as possible. Both sides of the affair were considered at length before judgement was passed ...


Thomas Francis Meagher, James Courtney Apr 1958

Thomas Francis Meagher, James Courtney

History Undergraduate Theses

This thesis has for its purpose a study of the early-day politics of the Territory of Montana viewed in the light of the career of Thomas Francis Meagher. Much of the material thus far written about the man and his activities as acting governor of Montana Territory between 1865 and 1867 has either been utterly uncomplimentary or entirely partisan in nature. I have thus attempted to draw as objective a view as possible of Meagher and his work and also to show that political strife in Montana at the time mirrored national political struggles at the capital in Washington.

This ...


The Frank Little Episode And The Butte Labor Troubles Of 1917, Donald Garrity Apr 1957

The Frank Little Episode And The Butte Labor Troubles Of 1917, Donald Garrity

History Undergraduate Theses

This is the story of a hanging. Such an event is not unusual in the history of a state which numbers many hangmen among its founding fathers and glorifies them under the romantic term of "Vigilantes." Lynch law is an accepted part of Montana's tradition, which may explain why we have retained the gallows as the official means of inflicting capital punishment.

This particular hanging is important not because it was unusual but because it was typical. In it we see a dramatic representation of the pattern which labor-management relations had assumed in Montana’s mining industry. In tracing ...


John Dennis Ryan, Copper King, Edward Dennehy Apr 1950

John Dennis Ryan, Copper King, Edward Dennehy

History Undergraduate Theses

This dissertation, JOHN DENNIS RYAN, COPPER KINGS, was written under the direction of the Reverend J. W. McCormick, Ph.D., head of the Department of History of Carroll College. I here attempted in the following chapters to focus some light on the career of John D. Ryan, his part in building up the great Anaconda Copper Mining Company, and further to analyze the opinions of various authors and acquaintances of Mr. Ryan regarding his life and accomplishments. Seldom have I expressed my own opinions on different matters, and when I did so, it was only after making a complete study ...