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"By The Dear, Immortal Memory Of Washington"/The Baptists, Culture, And The Law In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Douglas Breton Jul 2018

"By The Dear, Immortal Memory Of Washington"/The Baptists, Culture, And The Law In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Douglas Breton

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

"By the Dear, Immortal Memory of Washington" Americans have long used the Founding Fathers as symbols of patriotism, invoking their names and using their images whenever they wish to demonstrate that a particular way of thinking or acting is true to American ideals. The vague patriotic image of the founders tends to eclipse their actual character, allowing diverse and competing movements to all use them. This has been especially true of George Washington, who long enjoyed a preeminent and almost mythic status among the founders. During the 1860s, both secessionists and unionists claimed him as their own in order to ...


Literary Continuities/Imperative Education, Jane Snyder Jan 2018

Literary Continuities/Imperative Education, Jane Snyder

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Literary Continuities: British Books and the Britishness of Their Early American Readers People get their worldview from what they read. in a reading-saturated society such as 18th-century America, the most popular books determined the public consciousness. as such, the origin of these books must be carefully examined. Herein lies the question of whose books and ideas were popularized. According to quantitative analysis of primary evidence gathered from private and public library collections as well as booksellers' advertisements and inventories, the majority of books read in 18th-century America could be considered British more than American. Before, during, and after the American ...


Making A Home Out Of No Home: ‘Colored’ Orphan Asylums In Virginia, 1867–1930, August Butler Jan 2018

Making A Home Out Of No Home: ‘Colored’ Orphan Asylums In Virginia, 1867–1930, August Butler

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No research has been done on institutions created for African American orphans in the South after the Civil War, leaving a significant gap in the literature surrounding not only the nature and operation of these institutions but also how they reflected the various conceptions of the New South that competed for acceptance during Reconstruction and beyond. How individuals and organizations, particularly religious organizations, imagined the “problem” of the black orphan and the nature of a society that failed to deal with it affected the “solutions” they devised in the form of orphan asylums. Four case studies of orphanages in Virginia ...


"A Corps Of Much Service:" The German Regiment Of The Continental Army, John B. Weaver Apr 2017

"A Corps Of Much Service:" The German Regiment Of The Continental Army, John B. Weaver

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The German Regiment was a unit raised for service in the Continental Army in the summer of 1776 from among the ethnic German populations of Pennsylvania and Maryland, which saw service in late 1776 at the Battle of Trenton and in early 1777 at the Battles of Assunpink Creek (Second Trenton) and Princeton. This thesis to examines the role of the regiment from the time it was raised to the aftermath of the campaign in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in late 1776 and 1777, emphasizing the social makeup of the regiment's officers and men, and its place as an ...


Apocalypse Now: War And Religion In Late Colonial And Early Republic America, Nicole Marie Penn Apr 2016

Apocalypse Now: War And Religion In Late Colonial And Early Republic America, Nicole Marie Penn

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

ABSTRACT French “Idolators,” British “Heretics,” Native “Heathens”: The Seven Years’ War in North America as a Religious Conflict With France and Great Britain as its primary belligerents, the Seven Years' War was an international conflict with a decidedly religious dimension, one based on the longstanding rivalry between Catholicism and Protestantism. In North America, the conflict galvanized clergymen in both the British and French colonies to frame the war as a religious struggle with potentially apocalyptic consequences. This discourse remains understudied by historians, and efforts to address religion's role in America during the Seven Years' War is usually one-sided, focusing ...


"Dread Of Elder Titles": John Haywood And The Occult Origins Of The Confederacy, Charles Allen Wallace Jan 2016

"Dread Of Elder Titles": John Haywood And The Occult Origins Of The Confederacy, Charles Allen Wallace

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This work unearths the dark work of John Haywood (1762–1826), an overlooked Tennessee historian and judge who provided foundational historical and legal arguments for the Confederate nation. Published in 1819, his apocalyptic Southern history, The Christian Advocate, simultaneously justified Indian Removal and simplified white Southerners’ claims of title to land. He thus became the first thinker to give Southerners a sense of place in the deep history of the South; the first to convince them they belonged where they lived. andrew Jackson, for example, memorized passages from the Christian Advocate to convince himself: Southern Indians are the armies of ...


'A Land Not Exactly Flowing With Milk & Honey': Swan River Mania In The British Isles And Western Australia 1827-1832, Matthew John Niendorf Jan 2016

'A Land Not Exactly Flowing With Milk & Honey': Swan River Mania In The British Isles And Western Australia 1827-1832, Matthew John Niendorf

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Afro-Barbadian Foodways: Analysis Of The Use Of Ceramics By Freed Afro-Barbadian Estate Workers, Camille Lois Chambers Jan 2015

Afro-Barbadian Foodways: Analysis Of The Use Of Ceramics By Freed Afro-Barbadian Estate Workers, Camille Lois Chambers

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


From Charlesfort To Jamestown: French And English Imperial Efforts In Early American History, Cornelia Thompson Jan 2015

From Charlesfort To Jamestown: French And English Imperial Efforts In Early American History, Cornelia Thompson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


When George Washington's Ghost Turned Handsprings: South African Conflict And American Identity, 1899-1902, Robin K. Crigler May 2014

When George Washington's Ghost Turned Handsprings: South African Conflict And American Identity, 1899-1902, Robin K. Crigler

Undergraduate Honors Theses

A paper investigating American opinion and activism during the South African War of 1899-1902, with a special focus on the ways in which the war reflected Americans' unease over their nation's identity at the dawn of the twentieth century.


Temptress Of The Stage: Whither The Widow-Woman?, Kathryn Elizabeth Snyder Jan 2014

Temptress Of The Stage: Whither The Widow-Woman?, Kathryn Elizabeth Snyder

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Peripheral Vision: Mimesis And Materiality Along The James River, Virginia, 1619-1660, Kathryn Lee Mcclure Sikes Jan 2013

Peripheral Vision: Mimesis And Materiality Along The James River, Virginia, 1619-1660, Kathryn Lee Mcclure Sikes

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Applying the concepts of mimesis and "third space" to Virginia's early colonial settlements, this study presents a comparative examination of documentary, pictorial, cartographic, and material evidence surrounding City Point's Site 44PG102 and contemporary James River plantations. By considering archaeological site data that are possibly contemporaneous, but previously have been segregated by archaeologists into "prehistoric" (Native Virginian) and "historic" (European) categories, I investigate the evidence for interethnic interactions as well as the social conventions surrounding 17th-century object and landscape use. This thesis argues that people of European, West Central African, West African, and Algonquian-speaking Native Virginian backgrounds endowed shared ...


Peopling The Cloister: Women's Colleges And The Worlds We've Made Of Them, Caroline Simmons Leigh Hasenyager Jan 2013

Peopling The Cloister: Women's Colleges And The Worlds We've Made Of Them, Caroline Simmons Leigh Hasenyager

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"History Written With Lightning": Religion, White Supremacy, And The Rise And Fall Of Thomas Dixon, Jr, David Michael Kidd Jan 2013

"History Written With Lightning": Religion, White Supremacy, And The Rise And Fall Of Thomas Dixon, Jr, David Michael Kidd

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Baptist minister and author of novels, plays, sermons, and essays, Thomas Dixon, Jr. today remains most known as the storyteller behind the 1915 D. W. Griffith Film The Birth of a Nation. I argue that Thomas Dixon crafted a white supremacist rhetoric and narrative of modern whiteness indebted to the structures of Fundamentalist Christianity. With varying degrees of success, later writers struggled with the legacy the Dixonian cultural narrative bequeathed them.;Fundamentalist theology offered a whole host of tropes, metaphors, and arguments to its users. In short, Fundamentalism presented a rhetorical stance that was, in the hands of an ambitious ...


The Political Imaginings Of Slave Conspirators: Atlantic Contexts Of The 1710 Slave Conspiracy In Martinique, Jeffrey Scott Thomas Jan 2011

The Political Imaginings Of Slave Conspirators: Atlantic Contexts Of The 1710 Slave Conspiracy In Martinique, Jeffrey Scott Thomas

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Commissioners For Detecting And Defeating Conspiracies: Albany County, New York:1778-1781, Jade Mara Leszkowicz Jan 2010

The Commissioners For Detecting And Defeating Conspiracies: Albany County, New York:1778-1781, Jade Mara Leszkowicz

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Alfred Thayer Mahan And The Making Of The Superior Other, John William Mcglashan Jan 2009

Alfred Thayer Mahan And The Making Of The Superior Other, John William Mcglashan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Sarah's Song: How Folk Music Shattered Slaveholding Ideology In Antebellum Alabama, Charles Allen Wallace Jan 2009

Sarah's Song: How Folk Music Shattered Slaveholding Ideology In Antebellum Alabama, Charles Allen Wallace

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Second Eden: The Promotion And Perception Of Virginia, 1584-1624, Jennifer Lynn Blahnik Jan 2008

A Second Eden: The Promotion And Perception Of Virginia, 1584-1624, Jennifer Lynn Blahnik

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A World In Miniature: James Butcher And The Transformation Of African American Politics & Society In Washington, D.C, 1900-1940, Maria Alexandria Kane Jan 2008

A World In Miniature: James Butcher And The Transformation Of African American Politics & Society In Washington, D.C, 1900-1940, Maria Alexandria Kane

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Art Of The Public Grovel: Sexual Scandal And The Rise Of Public Confession, Susan Wise Bauer Jan 2007

The Art Of The Public Grovel: Sexual Scandal And The Rise Of Public Confession, Susan Wise Bauer

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Between 1969 and 2002, three American politicians (Edward Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton) and three ordained clergymen (Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, and Cardinal Bernard Law) made public confessions of wrongdoing to national audiences. These public confessions reveal that Protestant religious culture, particularly the neoevangelical culture of the twentieth century, had changed the expectations of many who did not consider themselves within neoevangelicalism's sphere of influence. By tracing the historical development of public confession from its medieval roots to its use in twentieth-century entertainment programming, this dissertation shows that Protestant confessional practice affected both secular American political discourse and ...


Ambiguous Alliances: Native American Efforts To Preserve Independence In The Ohio Valley, 1768-1795, Sharon M. Sauder Muhlfeld Jan 2007

Ambiguous Alliances: Native American Efforts To Preserve Independence In The Ohio Valley, 1768-1795, Sharon M. Sauder Muhlfeld

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

"Ambiguous Alliances" examines the revolutionary era in the Ohio Valley from a Native American perspective. Rather than simply considering them as British pawns or troublesome mischief-makers, this account describes how Wyandots, Shawnees, Ottawas, Delawares, Miamis, and their native neighbors made decisions about war and peace, established alliances with Europeans, Americans, and distant Indian nations, and charted specific strategies for their political and cultural survival. They also suffered devastating personal and property loss and encountered significant disruption to their societal routines. Yet much about their daily lives remained unchanged, and their communities continued to foster a strong Indian identity.;This dissertation ...


Petticoat Flag: The Actions Of Confederate Women In Missouri During The Civil War, Jill Pesesky Jan 2005

Petticoat Flag: The Actions Of Confederate Women In Missouri During The Civil War, Jill Pesesky

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"Of More Consequence Than The President": Frances Folsom Cleveland And The Role Of First Lady In The Late Nineteenth Century, Ellen E. Adams Jan 2004

"Of More Consequence Than The President": Frances Folsom Cleveland And The Role Of First Lady In The Late Nineteenth Century, Ellen E. Adams

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


French And Hessian Impressions: Foreign Soldiers' Views Of America During The Revolution, Cosby Williams Hall Jan 2003

French And Hessian Impressions: Foreign Soldiers' Views Of America During The Revolution, Cosby Williams Hall

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Reform, Radicalism, And Royalty: Public Image And Political Influence Of Princess Charlotte And Queen Adelaide, Eileen Robin Hintz Jan 2003

Reform, Radicalism, And Royalty: Public Image And Political Influence Of Princess Charlotte And Queen Adelaide, Eileen Robin Hintz

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Desegregating Monument Avenue: Arthur Ashe And The Manufacturing Of A New Social Reality In Richmond, Virginia, Melinda Cameron Hapeman Rose Jan 2002

Desegregating Monument Avenue: Arthur Ashe And The Manufacturing Of A New Social Reality In Richmond, Virginia, Melinda Cameron Hapeman Rose

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Bishop Madison And The Guardian Angels Of Science, Amanda Kay Mcvety Jan 2002

Bishop Madison And The Guardian Angels Of Science, Amanda Kay Mcvety

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Southern Routes: Family Migration And The Eighteenth-Century Southern Backcountry, Creston S. Long Jan 2002

Southern Routes: Family Migration And The Eighteenth-Century Southern Backcountry, Creston S. Long

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In the early 1730s, small groups of settlers started moving into the Valley of Virginia, beginning the movement into the southern backcountry. By the late 1740s Scots-Irish, English, and German settlers pressed into North Carolina's western Piedmont, and the small trickle of migrants quickly turned into a flood which persisted for the next three decades. This is a study of mid-eighteenth-century migration to the backcountry South.;The purpose of this study is to describe the process of eighteenth-century southern backcountry migration and to determine migrants' underlying motivations and considerations as they went about this process. It explores the experiences ...


The Press And The Prisons: Union And Confederate Newspaper Coverage Of Civil War Prisons, Elizabeth C. Bangert Jan 2001

The Press And The Prisons: Union And Confederate Newspaper Coverage Of Civil War Prisons, Elizabeth C. Bangert

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.