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From Dago To White: The Story Of Sicilian Ethnic Evolution In New Orleans Amidst The Yellow Fever Epidemic Of 1905, H. Denise Lopresto Saucier May 2018

From Dago To White: The Story Of Sicilian Ethnic Evolution In New Orleans Amidst The Yellow Fever Epidemic Of 1905, H. Denise Lopresto Saucier

Master's Theses

The story of the Sicilian immigrants’ experiences in Louisiana is a tale of racial and ethnic evolution in the face of physical threats. With the end of the Civil War, many emancipated slaves migrated to other parts of the country, which left Louisiana planters in need of laborers. Planters turned to European labor to fill that need, bringing thousands of Sicilian peasants to work on their plantations. Extreme poverty and oppression made the opportunity to emigrate highly attractive, but Sicilians found problems in Louisiana as well. In addition to low wages, crowded living conditions, discrimination, and violence, the immigrants faced ...


“Better Unmentioned:” An Assessment Of Reagan Administration Aid To Pakistan, Panama, And Zaire., Charles G. Sherrard Jan 2018

“Better Unmentioned:” An Assessment Of Reagan Administration Aid To Pakistan, Panama, And Zaire., Charles G. Sherrard

Master's Theses

Abstract.

During the Cold War, the Reagan administration justified American support to the Noriega dictatorship in Panama, the Mobutu dictatorship in what was then called Zaire, and the regime of Zia ul-Haq in Pakistan, by stating that it was necessary to overcome the Soviet Union. While the alliances with these regimes did help to bring about the collapse of the Eastern Bloc in 1989, each of these three regimes also acted against US interests via the promotion of drug smuggling or militancy, or forging other alliances with powers potentially hostile to American interests .[1] However, Soviet quagmires in these three ...


Mr. Jefferson's Army In Mr. Madison's War: Atrophy, Policy, And Legacy In The War Of 1812, David Alan Martin Aug 2016

Mr. Jefferson's Army In Mr. Madison's War: Atrophy, Policy, And Legacy In The War Of 1812, David Alan Martin

Master's Theses

President Thomas Jefferson is a well-known figure, who is not well understood. His military policies are under-examined in the historiography. Yet, he had a tremendous impact on martial development in the Early Republic. Jefferson reshaped the military to suite his pragmatic republican ideals. His militia system expanded while the regulars were disbanded. The Navy was greatly decreased, and the remainder of his military was used for frontier exploration, riverine trade, road development, and other public works. This disrupted the precedent of strong federal military development as set by his predecessors: George Washington and John Adams. His reforms also left the ...


"Going Native" In The British Empire; David Livingstone And T.E. Lawrence Revisited, Anthony Volpe Jan 2014

"Going Native" In The British Empire; David Livingstone And T.E. Lawrence Revisited, Anthony Volpe

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Brief History Of The Irish-American Athletic Club: The "Winged Fists" Of Celtic Park, Ian Mcgowan Jan 2014

A Brief History Of The Irish-American Athletic Club: The "Winged Fists" Of Celtic Park, Ian Mcgowan

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


"[F] Or King Willian And Queen Mary, For The Defence Of The Protestant Religion And The Good Of The Country," Leisler's Rebellion; A Study Of Colonial New York And The Formation Of Political And Religious Coalitions On The Frontier 1620-1691, Steven Terry Jan 2013

"[F] Or King Willian And Queen Mary, For The Defence Of The Protestant Religion And The Good Of The Country," Leisler's Rebellion; A Study Of Colonial New York And The Formation Of Political And Religious Coalitions On The Frontier 1620-1691, Steven Terry

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Drunk And Disorderly: The Origins And Consequences Of Alcoholism At Old Fort Hays, Ryan M. Kennedy May 2012

Drunk And Disorderly: The Origins And Consequences Of Alcoholism At Old Fort Hays, Ryan M. Kennedy

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to discover the causes and consequences of alcoholism at old Fort Hays. Unlikely to encounter Indians, soldiers longed for entertainment to fill the void of boredom in their lives. Serving as a regional supply center and railroad subsidy, Fort Hays deployed the majority of its soldiers as laborers, serving nearby Hays City, the railroad, and the fort itself. The tedious, routine-driven lifestyle enforced by Fort Hays commanders, in combination with feelings of frontier isolation, often led to resistance in the form of alcohol usage. Utilizing court-martial records, Post Orders, and soldier journals, this thesis ...


The Path To Peace: Conflict Theory And Northern Ireland’S Troubles (1968-1998), Ruairi Wiepking Dec 2011

The Path To Peace: Conflict Theory And Northern Ireland’S Troubles (1968-1998), Ruairi Wiepking

Master's Theses

This paper is a qualitative historical analysis of Northern Ireland’s Troubles. Over a period of approximately thirty years, sectarian violence in Northern Ireland dominated the headlines of newspapers in both the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. Despite this violent history, Northern Ireland has enjoyed relative peace and stability since the passage of the Belfast Agreement in 1998. This paper aims to better understand why and how Northern Ireland endured a generation of brutal sectarian violence and emerged into a new era of peace and mutual understanding. In doing so, this paper incorporates theories from peace and conflict ...


The Reluctant Colonization Of The Falkland Islands, 1833-1851 : A Study Of British Imperialism In The Southwest Atlantic, Shannon Warnick Dec 2008

The Reluctant Colonization Of The Falkland Islands, 1833-1851 : A Study Of British Imperialism In The Southwest Atlantic, Shannon Warnick

Master's Theses

After the Napoleonic Wars, British leaders increasingly objected to large burdensome formal annexations. Hence, when South American markets opened in the 1820s British leaders considered using nearby island bases to ward off regional rivals. Britain therefore occupied the Falkland Islands in 1833. Despite governing the world’s strongest industrial and naval power however, British leaders neglected the Falklands’ progress as a colony from 1833 to 1851. Dogmatic faith in “efficiency” and free trade in the 1840s led to modest commercial progress by largely unfettered private interests in the islands, but led to little improvement in defense or society. This study ...


"Over The Hills And Far Away..." : A Study Of The 95th Rifles : Their Background, Discipline, Doctrine, And Combat Employment During The Defense Of Portugal, 1810-1811, Ryan Jason Talley Jan 1998

"Over The Hills And Far Away..." : A Study Of The 95th Rifles : Their Background, Discipline, Doctrine, And Combat Employment During The Defense Of Portugal, 1810-1811, Ryan Jason Talley

Master's Theses

The first chapter of this study of the 95th examines the long struggle through the eighteenth century to create an adequately trained and equipped corps of riflemen in the British Army, culminating in the creation of the Experimental Rifle Corps in 1800. Experiences in North America, the West Indies and Europe that bear relevance will be examined along with those individuals whose experience or works influenced the creation of the 95th. The second chapter investigates the organization and new discipline of the Experimental Rifle Corps, its drafting into the line as the 95th, Sir John Moore's camp at Shorncliffe ...


The Role Of The Tobacco Trade In Turkish-American Relations, 1923-29., Robert Carey Goodman Dec 1988

The Role Of The Tobacco Trade In Turkish-American Relations, 1923-29., Robert Carey Goodman

Master's Theses

This study of the tobacco trade between Turkey and the United States provides new perspectives on two major themes in Turkish-American relations between 1923 and 1929: the effect of Turkish nationalism on American interests in Ataturk's Turkey, and the effort to restore Turkish- American diplomatic ties broken during World War I. The marked rise in American cigarette consumption after World War I made the tobacco trade a crucial link between Turkey and America because it required the importation of aromatic tobacco. During the Turkish Republic' s first decades, the value of American tobacco imports from Turkey exceeded the value ...


Contemporary Reactions To The Popish Plot And The Exclusion Crisis, Elizabeth Breeden Townes Jan 1988

Contemporary Reactions To The Popish Plot And The Exclusion Crisis, Elizabeth Breeden Townes

Master's Theses

It is often said that history is made up of the lies of a man's own times. This thesis looks at the highly controversial years, 1978-81, in England the years of the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis, through the eyes of men prominent on both sides of the issues. Much of the analysis of contemporary cannon draws from the words of Gilbert Burnet, John Evelyn, Roger North, Roger L'Estrange, William Temple, and George Savile, Marquis of Halifax. These men were all close to the court or had connections close to the Court, yet they did not see every ...


The Irish Community In Antebellum Richmond, 1840-1860, Kathryn Lynn Mahone Jan 1986

The Irish Community In Antebellum Richmond, 1840-1860, Kathryn Lynn Mahone

Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper was to investigate the Irish immigrants experienc e in antebellum Richmond, Virginia. Their journey to America and the various reasons for migrating south were also included in the study. The neighborhoods and occupations of the Irish were described as well as the immigrant's role in Richmond's antebellum society. The Catholic church, benevolent groups and militias were reviewed in order to understand how Irish helped fellow immigrants adjust and prosper in their new home.

The paper was based on information from the census records of 1850/1860, and from various city directories. Personal property ...


A Frontier Biography: William Campbell Of King's Mountain, David George Malgee Aug 1983

A Frontier Biography: William Campbell Of King's Mountain, David George Malgee

Master's Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to tell William Campbell's biography, simultaneously examining not only his better known military achievements, but also his contributions as a frontier justice, member of the House of Delegates, and an American patriot. Nearly all documentary evidence concerns Campbell's life after 1770. Thus, the primary object of this paper is his last decade, his period of public prominence. Since Campbell's fame was wrought to a large degree by the events of the American Revolution, a major objective of this thesis is to determine Campbell's impact on that struggle for independence.


The Estates Of County Wexford In The Nineteenth Century: An Analysis Of Their Changing Financial Situation In The Decades Prior To The Land War, Daniel Gahan Jan 1980

The Estates Of County Wexford In The Nineteenth Century: An Analysis Of Their Changing Financial Situation In The Decades Prior To The Land War, Daniel Gahan

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Lord Birkenhead And The Irish Question, Robert Allen Armistead Kester Aug 1973

Lord Birkenhead And The Irish Question, Robert Allen Armistead Kester

Master's Theses

The life of Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead (1872- 1930), was fascinating but puzzling. The second Earl of Birkenhead has described his father as "a brilliant failure," a man of tremendous intel­ ligence and talent who failed to reach the pinnacle of success. Most historians have confirmed this assessment but have added a somewhat sinis­ ter element to Birkenhead' s career. Birkenhead is generally depicted as a latter-day condottiere, reckless and unprincipled, who used his great gifts in any expedient or demagogic scheme that would advance his career.

This thesis is not a straightforward biography of Birkenhead but ...


Robert S. Abbott's Chicago Defender: A Study In Negro Journalism And Reform, 1910-1920, Henry C. Vander Voort Jan 1970

Robert S. Abbott's Chicago Defender: A Study In Negro Journalism And Reform, 1910-1920, Henry C. Vander Voort

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


T.H.S. Escott: A Tory Radical's View Of Victorian Society, Arthur Walter Lysiak Jan 1968

T.H.S. Escott: A Tory Radical's View Of Victorian Society, Arthur Walter Lysiak

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The History And Development Of Port Facilities Of The Chesapeake And Ohio Railway Company, Newport News, Virginia, Ronald Winborne Odom May 1967

The History And Development Of Port Facilities Of The Chesapeake And Ohio Railway Company, Newport News, Virginia, Ronald Winborne Odom

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to present a survey of the history and ·development of port facilities of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad at Newport News, Virginia. This survey will cover the embryonic existence of the Port during the Colonial Period and trace its slow but progressive development up to and including the present day.


Potosi, Its Mines And Its Indians, Louis John Casa Jan 1966

Potosi, Its Mines And Its Indians, Louis John Casa

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study Of The Isle Of Man, 1558-1660, Jack Ongemach Jan 1965

A Study Of The Isle Of Man, 1558-1660, Jack Ongemach

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Paper Mill Industry In The Lower Fox River Valley, Wisconsin, 1872-1890, Dorothy Heesakker Jan 1965

The Paper Mill Industry In The Lower Fox River Valley, Wisconsin, 1872-1890, Dorothy Heesakker

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Louis Kossuth In America, 1851-1852, John Bartholomew St. Leger Jun 1961

Louis Kossuth In America, 1851-1852, John Bartholomew St. Leger

Master's Theses

Of the many visitors who came to America before the Civil War, perhaps the strangest guest was Louis Kossuth, the ex-governor and revolutionist who unsuccessfully rebelled against the Hapsburg monarchy. Such visitors as Lafayette, de Tocqueville, Martineau, Dickens and others came primarily to .America to learn more about our society and political institutions. This was not true in the visit of Louis Kossuth. For the first time since our independence was established, an active, central European militarist was upon our shores.


Great Britain And The Irish Treaty Of 1921, Maureen Patrice Buckley Jan 1956

Great Britain And The Irish Treaty Of 1921, Maureen Patrice Buckley

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Interest Of Catholic Leaders In Labor Problems 1875-1900, Jane Dominic Birney Jan 1952

The Interest Of Catholic Leaders In Labor Problems 1875-1900, Jane Dominic Birney

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Migration Into Richmond (1775 To 1860), Ada May Land Oct 1949

The Migration Into Richmond (1775 To 1860), Ada May Land

Master's Theses

Richmond has today become one or the most important cities in the South. The foundation was laid for this early in its history. In 1775 Richmond was a village of only a few houses; in 1860 it was a growing city.The story o! the years between 1775 and 1860 is tied up closely with the story or the migration or people into Richmond and with their lives as they helped to develop the capital or Virginia.

I have in this paper attempted to show the trend of migration into Richmond from 1775 to 1860 and to show the important ...


The Attitude Of The American People Toward The League Of Nations, 1919-1939, Mary Mary Healy Jan 1949

The Attitude Of The American People Toward The League Of Nations, 1919-1939, Mary Mary Healy

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Of William H. Seward To The Trent Affair, Christopher J. Mcgarigle Jan 1949

The Relationship Of William H. Seward To The Trent Affair, Christopher J. Mcgarigle

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Populist Challenge, 1889-1892, Wallace Ward Reichelt Jan 1949

The Populist Challenge, 1889-1892, Wallace Ward Reichelt

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Irish Opposition To English Oppression Under The Protector, Margaret E. Mcvey Jan 1946

The Irish Opposition To English Oppression Under The Protector, Margaret E. Mcvey

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.