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Dubuque's Forgotten Cemetery: Excavating A Nineteenth-Century Burial Ground In A Twenty-First-Century City, Thomas G. Connors Sep 2017

Dubuque's Forgotten Cemetery: Excavating A Nineteenth-Century Burial Ground In A Twenty-First-Century City, Thomas G. Connors

Thomas G. Connors

Review of: Dubuque’s Forgotten Cemetery: Excavating a Nineteenth-Century Burial Ground in a Twenty-First–Century City, by Robin M. Lillie and Jennifer E. Mack.


"The Church Or The Wheel?" Religious Institutions Respond To The American Bicycle Boom, Christopher A. Sweet Dec 2016

"The Church Or The Wheel?" Religious Institutions Respond To The American Bicycle Boom, Christopher A. Sweet

Christopher A. Sweet

“These bladder-wheel bicycles are diabolical devices of the demon of darkness.” Thus railed a Baltimore preacher against the massive wave of popularity for the safety bicycle in the mid-1890s. From a 21st century perspective it seems quaint that American religious institutions felt threatened by something so mundane as bicycles. At the time though, easy-to-ride and relatively cheap safety bicycles presented a direct challenge to many established cultural and social norms. Women cyclists gained independent mobility and were able to press for dress reform. Physical health became a priority for city-dwellers. Christian churches and pastors primarily criticized the bicycle for encouraging ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Diasporic Designs Of House, Home, And Haven In Toni Morrison's Paradise, Cynthia Dobbs May 2011

Diasporic Designs Of House, Home, And Haven In Toni Morrison's Paradise, Cynthia Dobbs

Cynthia Dobbs

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.


Tactics, Politics, And Propaganda In The Irish War Of Independence, 1917-1921, Mike Rast Apr 2011

Tactics, Politics, And Propaganda In The Irish War Of Independence, 1917-1921, Mike Rast

M. C. Rast

This thesis examines the influences on and evolution of the Irish Republican Army’s guerrilla war strategy between 1917 and 1921. Utilizing newspapers, government documents, and memoirs of participants, this study highlights the role of propaganda and political concerns in waging an insurgency. It argues that while tactical innovation took place in the field, IRA General Headquarters imposed policy and directed the conflict with a concern for the political results of military action. While implementing strategies necessary to effective conduct of the war, this Headquarters staff was unable to reconcile a disjointed and overburdened command structure, leading its disintegration after ...


Comrade Father Thomas Mcgrady: A Socialist Priest's Quest For Equality Through Socialism, Jacob H. Dorn Mar 2010

Comrade Father Thomas Mcgrady: A Socialist Priest's Quest For Equality Through Socialism, Jacob H. Dorn

Jacob Dorn

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.


Myths And Symbols Of The American Nation, Francoise Le Jeune Jan 2007

Myths And Symbols Of The American Nation, Francoise Le Jeune

francoise LE JEUNE

No abstract provided.


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.


Creole Carnival: Unwrapping The Pleasures And The Paradoxes Of The Gift Of Creolization, Kevin Frank Jun 2005

Creole Carnival: Unwrapping The Pleasures And The Paradoxes Of The Gift Of Creolization, Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

Countering the widespread scholastic and social embrace of creolization, in this thought-provoking treatise, Kevin Frank questions the efficacy of the poetics of creolization as the best critical model for imagining and interpreting Caribbean, postcolonial literature, because, presumably, it is a way of subverting old biases that underpinned colonial subordination and exploitation. Frank demonstrates the need for caution, due to persisting class and related colour divisions, continued privileging of one side over the other (or others) in the creole mixture, and the carnivalesque function of creole as a mask for values and prejudices underlying such privileging.


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.


The Congregation Of The Mission In The United States:, John E. Rybolt Apr 2001

The Congregation Of The Mission In The United States:, John E. Rybolt

John E Rybolt

The Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians) arrived in America in 1815. This article traces their history as a mission from Rome (1815-35), a province of the Congregation (1835-88), divided into two provinces (1888-1975), and again into five provinces (from 1975). Its ministries developed from preaching and seminary teaching into other fields, such as university education and foreign missions.


“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 ...


The Age Of Entanglement, David D. Nolte Dec 2000

The Age Of Entanglement, David D. Nolte

David D Nolte

Quantum mechanics is a venerable field of study. The year 2000 marked the 100th anniversary of the
original quantum hypothesis proposed by Max Planck in November of 1900. Few current fields in physics
or engineering are as old as quantum mechanics. It predates relativity, both special and general. It predates
nuclear and particle physics. Quantum mechanics even predates universal acceptance of the molecular
hypothesis, that is, that all matter is made up of individual molecules in thermal motion. It may be hard to
believe, but this happened only after Einstein's paper on Brownian motion was published in his miracle ...


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.


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 ...


Feeding A Family Of Five: Role Playing The Great Depression, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg Dec 1996

Feeding A Family Of Five: Role Playing The Great Depression, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

In the spring of 1989, I drove hundreds of miles of back roads in Kansas, interviewing survivors ofthe dust bowl and Great Depression for my doctoral dissertation. I asked these people, ranging in age from their mid-sixties to nineties, many questions about their lives during the I 930s, including work and attitudes toward federal aid, and why they had stayed in Kansas when so many had left and gone to California. I also asked a number of questions about the "nuts and bolts" of life during hard times, such as how they or their parents made family food dollars stretch ...


Toward A Participatory Rhetoric: Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal, Charles Smith Nov 1968

Toward A Participatory Rhetoric: Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal, Charles Smith

Charles Kay Smith

This essay is a literary analysis of the special form of satire Swift invented for A Modest Proposal. Some of Swift's more conventional classical figures of speech have already been noted, though more or less in isolation to one another as well as to larger designs and aesthetic aims. Swift's genius in A Modest Proposal is to create a speaker whose monologue keeps two distinct styles operational at all times. The style of which the speaker is aware is constantly opposed by covert and innovative verbal and grammatical techniques which the proposer sets in motion but of which ...