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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 ...


New American Witches: A Transitioning Figure In The Twentieth Century, Daniel Grafton Dec 2008

New American Witches: A Transitioning Figure In The Twentieth Century, Daniel Grafton

All Theses

This thesis compares the Wiccan faith with fantasy literature of the twentieth century in an effort to reveal the spread of radical feminist thought between 1963 and 1983 by examining how these groups represented the shared figure of the witch. By comparing these different representations it may be determined whether radical feminist thought was promoted through fantasy literature. If the figure of the witch did become radically feminist in this popular setting then this would indicate a broader acceptance of radical feminist thought in American culture. This is examined by establishing a definition of fantasy literature during the late twentieth ...


Irish Law 2008, Notre Dame Law School Oct 2008

Irish Law 2008, Notre Dame Law School

About the Law School

Dear Notre Dame Law School Class of 2011, Welcome as a potential student to Notre Dame Law School! I am thrilled to be among the first to receive you into our family. I know that this is an exciting time for you and that, if you are anything like I was just a couple of years ago, you probably have plenty of questions about law school and Notre Dame. That's why we've prepared the Guide. I hope it will answer many of your questions and that it will provide a window into Notre Dame Law School. I also ...


Interview With Arnold Roach By Mike Hastings, G. Arnold Roach Sep 2008

Interview With Arnold Roach By Mike Hastings, G. Arnold Roach

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
George “Arnold” Roach was born in Rockland, Maine, on July 28th, 1929, to Nora Nelson Roach and Herbert Ezio Roach. He grew up in Houlton and summered in Rockland. His father, Herbert Roach, was a potato farmer, buyer, and machinery dealer. Arnold attended the University of Maine and in 1951 joined the National Guard. While farming potatoes in Aroostook County, he served on the National Potato Promotion Board as board president and acted as an adviser to Mitchell on Maine’s agricultural issues. He was a part of the Clinton-Gore transition team for the Department of Agriculture and ...


Interview With Patrick Hunt By Mike Hastings, Patrick E. Hunt Sep 2008

Interview With Patrick Hunt By Mike Hastings, Patrick E. Hunt

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Patrick E. Hunt was born on August 19, 1946, in Bangor, Maine, and grew up in Island Falls with his parents, Theodore E. Hunt and Margaret I. Doherty, and his three sisters. Theodore attended Husson College, and operated a restaurant in Island Falls until the 1960s, when he became the village postmaster; Margaret was from Boston, a graduate of Charlestown High School, and of Irish descent from Clonmany County, Donegal. Patrick attended Ricker College, entered the Army in 1968, and served in Korea; he completed his degree in economics at Ricker in 1971. Subsequently, he joined the Drug ...


Interview With Floyd Harding By Mike Hastings, Floyd L. Harding Sep 2008

Interview With Floyd Harding By Mike Hastings, Floyd L. Harding

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Floyd L. Harding was born on August, 26, 1923, in Albion, Maine. His father was a rural mail carrier and his family lived and ran a small family farm. He is one of twelve children (10 boys and 2 girls). He attended Bessey High School in Albion and Colby College. He served in the Army for three years, where he was taken prisoner-of-war. In 1949, he received his law degree from Boston University; he then moved to Presque Isle, Maine, and has practiced law there ever since. He worked for the Maine Potato Growers as assistant general counselor ...


Fordham: A History And Memoir, Revised Edition, Raymond A. Schroth S.J. Sep 2008

Fordham: A History And Memoir, Revised Edition, Raymond A. Schroth S.J.

Education

Fordham University is the quintessential American-Catholic institution—and one now looked upon as among the best Catholic universities in the country. Its story is also the story of New York, especially the Bronx, and Fordham’s commitment to the city during its rise, fall, and rebirth. It’s a story of Jesuits, soldiers, alumni who fought in World Wars, chaplains, teachers, and administrators who made bold moves and big mistakes, of presidents who thought small and those who had vision. And of the first women, students and faculty, who helped bring Fordham into the 20th century. Finally it’s the ...


"When Bridget Is Good She Is So Very Good ... When She Is Bad, She Is Horrid": Portrayals Of Female Irish Immigrants In America During The Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries, Cara Smith Aug 2008

"When Bridget Is Good She Is So Very Good ... When She Is Bad, She Is Horrid": Portrayals Of Female Irish Immigrants In America During The Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries, Cara Smith

History Master's Theses

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Irish women accounted for more than half of all Irish emigrants to leave Ireland. A great portion of these women settled in urban centers on the East coast of the United States where a large percentage took jobs as domestic servants. The great number of Irish women involved in domestic service led to the emergence of the negative stereotype of the Irish maid "Bridget," in popular entertainment and literature. Further research into the literature and data of the time shows positive contemporary descriptions of Irish women involved in American domestic service. These ...


Street-Ball: The Myth Of The Ghetto Basketball Star, Vincent F. Mcsweeney May 2008

Street-Ball: The Myth Of The Ghetto Basketball Star, Vincent F. Mcsweeney

Honors Scholar Theses

In recent decades, countless scholars have examined the developing trend of African American dominance in United States’ professional sports. Many have hypothesized that this over-representation is caused by the presumed reliance on sports as an avenue out of poverty for the African American youths. This trend, it is believed, has a highly detrimental effect the African American community. In actuality, this argument is flawed because it works under the stereotypical assumption that the overwhelming majority of African Americans come from abject poverty. To dispel this fallacy, the author has analyzed the upbringings of each All-National Basketball League First Team player ...


The Forgotten Treason: The Plot To Overthrow Fdr, Emily Lacy Marshall May 2008

The Forgotten Treason: The Plot To Overthrow Fdr, Emily Lacy Marshall

Honors Theses - All

In the fall of 1934, a Congressional Committee set up to investigate fascist activities within the United States heard a dramatic story. Major General Smedley D. Butler told them that he had been approached by men requesting that he lead a 500,000 man army against President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Some of these men, Butler testified, belonged to the highest castes of the Wall Street elite and had become so frustrated with FDR?s New Deal reforms that a full-fledged coup d?etat seemed their only recourse. My thesis investigates the context, evidence, press response, and general failure of modern ...


Emerging From The Shadow Of Death: The Relief Efforts And Consolidating Identity Of The Irish Middle Classes During The Great Famine, 1845-1851, Jessica K. Lumsden May 2008

Emerging From The Shadow Of Death: The Relief Efforts And Consolidating Identity Of The Irish Middle Classes During The Great Famine, 1845-1851, Jessica K. Lumsden

Masters Theses

This project argued that the leadership of the Irish middle classes was essential in providing relief to the destitute during the Great Irish Potato Famine, 1845-1851. It further argued that middle class leadership in the Famine period translated into a greater class consciousness and subsequent political leadership. Records from the transactions of relief projects from the Society of Friends, pamphlets written by contemporary British and Irish men of the middle and upper classes, and workhouse records illuminated the role of the middle classes in relief efforts. This project joins that primary research to secondary scholarship on the growing political role ...


An Albia Childhood, H. Roger Grant Apr 2008

An Albia Childhood, H. Roger Grant

The Annals of Iowa

No abstract provided.


Interview Of William F. Burns, Major General Usa (Retired), William F. Burns, Anthony Delcollo Mar 2008

Interview Of William F. Burns, Major General Usa (Retired), William F. Burns, Anthony Delcollo

All Oral Histories

Major General William F. Burns (b. 1932 in Scranton PA) grew up in a number of places during the time of the great depression and spent much of his childhood living in the greater Philadelphia area. General Burns attended middle school, high school, and college in Philadelphia. He attended La Salle College High School and La Salle College (now La Salle University), graduating from La Salle in 1954. He was part of the ROTC during college and joined the Army after graduation around the time that he married his wife to whom he is still married. General Burns went on ...


Accessing History: The Murals Of Northern Ireland, Tony Crowley Jan 2008

Accessing History: The Murals Of Northern Ireland, Tony Crowley

Scripps Faculty Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Caution And Cooperation: The American Civil War In British-American Relations, Phillip Myers Jan 2008

Caution And Cooperation: The American Civil War In British-American Relations, Phillip Myers

New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations

A provocative reinterpretation of Civil War–era diplomacy

“Phillip E. Myers’s Caution and Cooperation places Anglo-American relations during the Civil War within the broader context of the whole nineteenth century, arguing convincingly for the lack of any real chance of British intervention on the side of the Confederacy and dating the end-of-the-century Anglo-American rapprochement back about three decades. Based on extensive research in the United States and Great Britain, this major reinterpretation of the transatlantic special relationship is ‘international history’ in its truest sense.”

—Mary Ann Heiss, Editor, New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations Series

It has long ...


Give Me That Old Time Religion: Nostalgia, Memory And The Rhetoric Of Loss In Bede's Historical Ecclesiastica Gentus Anglorum, John T.R. Terry Jan 2008

Give Me That Old Time Religion: Nostalgia, Memory And The Rhetoric Of Loss In Bede's Historical Ecclesiastica Gentus Anglorum, John T.R. Terry

Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal

Bede 's Ecclesiastical History of the English People was composed by a monk of northeastern England around AD 731. It is a tome of nearly unparalleled prominence to this day in English church history. Many Bedan scholars have hitherto been concerned with common themes in Bede's works: biblical typology and exegesis, influences, sources, politics and even the nature of Bede's own mysterious life. This paper, however, seeks to add a definite human component to Bede and the times in which he lived where most studies have not, simply by using modern studies of nostalgia in a universal sense.


The Present State Of Russia In A Letter To A Friend At London; Written By An Eminent Person Residing At The Great Czars, Samuel Collins, Marshall Poe Jan 2008

The Present State Of Russia In A Letter To A Friend At London; Written By An Eminent Person Residing At The Great Czars, Samuel Collins, Marshall Poe

Department of History Publications

No abstract provided.


The Second Coming Of Paisley: Militant Fundamentalism And Ulster Politics In A Transatlantic Context, Richard Lawrence Jordan Jan 2008

The Second Coming Of Paisley: Militant Fundamentalism And Ulster Politics In A Transatlantic Context, Richard Lawrence Jordan

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Jordan, Richard L. B. A. University of Southern Mississippi, 2000. M. A. University of Southern Mississippi, 2002. Doctor of Philosophy, Fall Commencement, 2008. Major: History. The Second Coming of Paisley: Militant Fundamentalism and Ulster Politics in a Transatlantic Context. Dissertation directed by Associate Professor Meredith Veldman. Pages in dissertation, 345. Words in Abstract, 277. ABSTRACT On August 1, 1946, the Reverend Ian Paisley was ordained as the minister of the Ravenhill Evangelical Mission Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland. From his new pulpit, the young evangelist embarked on a six-decade crusade attacking Irish theological and political issues and espousing militant fundamentalism ...


Mr. Kerry Goes To Washington: Lord Lothian And The Genesis Of The Anglo-American Alliance, 1939-1940, Craig Edward Saucier Jan 2008

Mr. Kerry Goes To Washington: Lord Lothian And The Genesis Of The Anglo-American Alliance, 1939-1940, Craig Edward Saucier

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this dissertation is to examine and assess the role of Philip Henry Kerr, eleventh Marquis of Lothian, the British ambassador to the United States from August 1939 to December 1940. While much of the historiography of Anglo-American relations during the Second World War focuses on the Roosevelt-Churchill axis, this dissertation contends that Lord Lothian played a vital, if not the principal, role in creating that axis and in forging closer relations during the vital months before Pearl Harbor. More generally, this dissertation contends that Lothian is a vital, if not the principal, architect of the “Special Relationship ...


The Caribou Hut: Newfoundlanders, Servicemen, And The St. John’S Home Front During The Second World War, Kenneth Tam Jan 2008

The Caribou Hut: Newfoundlanders, Servicemen, And The St. John’S Home Front During The Second World War, Kenneth Tam

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

No abstract provided.