Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

History Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

United States History

PDF

2012

Institution
Keyword
Publication
Publication Type

Articles 31 - 60 of 1548

Full-Text Articles in History

Clark, John Thomas, B. 1828? (Sc 63), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Clark, John Thomas, B. 1828? (Sc 63), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 63. Union Army discharge issued to John Thomas Clark of Logan County, Kentucky. Issued on 7 May 1865 in New Albany, Indiana.


Rice, Cale Young, 1872-1943 (Sc 2646), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Rice, Cale Young, 1872-1943 (Sc 2646), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2646. Letter of Cale Young Rice, 29 December 1919, disputing a poor review of his poetry by literary critic William Braithwaite and complaining of similar criticism by others. The letter may have been directed to the Boston Evening Transcript, where Braithwaite was literary editor. Includes a note of 22 December 1919 asking that the letter be printed.


Jfk: Covered And Smothered, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Dec 2012

Jfk: Covered And Smothered, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

Popular Media

"If we could run the Zapruder film in reverse, patch up the president’s gruesome head wound, send the bullets flying back to the chambers whence they came, return the assassins to their sinister underworld and back up the Lincoln convertible so that Jack and Jackie are once again waving to the crowds in the Texas sunshine, then we could also walk backwards through the last 30 years, becoming younger and more hopeful, forgetting tragedies one after the other, arriving finally at a point of innocent stasis where we can stand forever watching the American sunrise with immortal delight. But ...


Negro Business League Of Jacksonville Florida Letterhead, Negro Business League Of Jacksonville Florida Dec 2012

Negro Business League Of Jacksonville Florida Letterhead, Negro Business League Of Jacksonville Florida

Eartha M.M. White Textual Material

The letterhead stationary of the Negro Business League of Jacksonville Florida. The letterhead lists the officers and the executive committee.


Day Of The Woman?: Feminism & Rape-Revenge Films, Kayley A. Viteo Dec 2012

Day Of The Woman?: Feminism & Rape-Revenge Films, Kayley A. Viteo

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis examines the horror film sub-genre of ‘rape revenge’ for the ways it reflects and helps to constitute broader public debates about women and feminism. In order to do so, it examines two well-known representatives of the sub-genre, Last House on the Left and I Spit On Your Grave. Both of these films were initially made in 1972 and 1978 respectively and were recently remade in 2009 and 2010. This thesis examines both the originals and the remakes of these films within and against their socio-historical context, with a specific focus on dominant discussions about feminism and women taking ...


Slavery And The Evangelical Enlightenment From "Religion And The Antebellum Debate Over Slavery (Univ. Of Georgia Press)", Robert P. Forbes Dec 2012

Slavery And The Evangelical Enlightenment From "Religion And The Antebellum Debate Over Slavery (Univ. Of Georgia Press)", Robert P. Forbes

Robert P Forbes

This essay shows how Scottish Common-Sense rationalism and evangelical religion conjoined in the later eighteenth century to create a powerful, mutually-reinforcing “Evangelical Enlightenment” with powerful antislavery implications. The defeat of Napoleon in 1815 cleared the way for an unprecedented wave of socially-progressive, religiously-undergirded American nationalism. This threat stimulated slaveholders and their allies to defend the institution through strategies designed to preclude the alliance of a powerful national state with the sanction of religion—the only combination powerful enough to overthrow slavery in a free republic.


Hall's Chapel School District - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 64), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Hall's Chapel School District - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 64), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below)for Manuscripts Small Collection 64. A subscribers' list giving amount of money pledged to pay to John W. Sharrer to teach a three-months school at Hall's Chapel, Warren County, Kentucky.


"Never Draw Unless You Mean To Shoot": Theodore Roosevelt's Frontier Diplomacy, Duane G. Jundt Dec 2012

"Never Draw Unless You Mean To Shoot": Theodore Roosevelt's Frontier Diplomacy, Duane G. Jundt

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


He Honored Death, Too: The Subterranean Life Of Jack Kerouac, Christopher Wayne Dec 2012

He Honored Death, Too: The Subterranean Life Of Jack Kerouac, Christopher Wayne

History Theses

Regarded as the founder of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac is upheld as a symbol of post-war freedom and opportunity in America, a precursor of the cultural shift of the 1960s. This paper is an exploration of the lesser known traits of Kerouac: qualities that are in conflict with the persona that is most closely associated with the author. The thesis begins with an examination of Kerouac’s childhood in Lowell, Massachusetts, and his exposure to those traits he adopted in adulthood, and chronicles events in his life that display his subversive character. The main argument of the thesis is ...


Ralph Raico: Champion Of Authentic Liberalism, Daniel P. Stanford Dec 2012

Ralph Raico: Champion Of Authentic Liberalism, Daniel P. Stanford

History Theses

ABSTRACT OF THESIS

Ralph Raico: Champion of Authentic Liberalism

This paper explores the intellectual life and writings of Professor Emeritus in History at Buffalo State College, Ralph Raico. The central thesis seeks to portray Professor Raico as the great modern libertarian revisionist historian, and the great modern champion of historical, classical liberalism. More broadly, the work attempts to solidify Professor Raico’s reputation as a major figure in the modern American libertarian movement.

Raico’s intellectual foundations are fully developed, beginning from grade school at Bronx High School of Science, to his attendance of Ludwig von Mises’s New York ...


Ms-130: World War I Letters Of Henry W. Straus, Devin Mckinney Dec 2012

Ms-130: World War I Letters Of Henry W. Straus, Devin Mckinney

All Finding Aids

This collection comprises 48 letters from Henry W. Straus to his wife Anna. They were written between June 1918 and March 1919, when Henry, as a U.S. Army medical officer, was serving a British ambulance corps in France. Throughout the letters, Straus addresses his wife with great tenderness and yearning, anticipating their reunion and post-war life. He also displays a progressive attitude with respect to women’s independence, abilities, and right to do useful work.

Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids are discovery tools used to describe and provide access to our holdings. Finding aids include historical and ...


Contextualizing The Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site (40wg59): Understanding Landscape Change At An Upland South Farmstead., Daniel Whitaker Howard Brock Dec 2012

Contextualizing The Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site (40wg59): Understanding Landscape Change At An Upland South Farmstead., Daniel Whitaker Howard Brock

Masters Theses

This thesis focuses on a contextual archaeological approach to investigate the historic landscape of the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site. Tipton-Haynes is a late eighteenth- through twentieth-century upland south farmstead located in Johnson City, TN. Home to two prominent Tennessee families and occupied until acquired by the state in the 1960s, the site has experienced many alterations to the landscape over time. The analysis presented views the landscape as material culture investigated through a multidisciplinary approach including historic research, architectural survey, geophysical survey, dendrochronology, and archaeology. To make sense of the complex nature of the Tipton-Haynes site, multiple methods were used ...


Subsistence In The Shrinking Forest: Native And Euro-American Practice In 19th-Century Connecticut, William A. Farley Dec 2012

Subsistence In The Shrinking Forest: Native And Euro-American Practice In 19th-Century Connecticut, William A. Farley

Graduate Masters Theses

Southeastern Connecticut in the 19th century represented a setting in which Native Americans living on reservations were residing in close proximity to Euro-American communities. The Mashantucket Pequot, an indigenous group who in the 19th century resided on a state-overseen reservation, and their Euro-American neighbors both utilized local and regional resources in order to achieve their subsistence goals. This thesis seeks to explore the differences and similarities of the subsistence practices employed by these two groups. It further seeks to examine the centrality of forest landscapes to both Mashantucket and Euro-American subsistence, and to interpret the importance of the reservation to ...


Natural Law, Slavery, And The Right To Privacy Tort, Anita L. Allen Dec 2012

Natural Law, Slavery, And The Right To Privacy Tort, Anita L. Allen

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In 1905 the Supreme Court of Georgia became the first state high court to recognize a freestanding “right to privacy” tort in the common law. The landmark case was Pavesich v. New England Life Insurance Co. Must it be a cause for deep jurisprudential concern that the common law right to privacy in wide currency today originated in Pavesich’s explicit judicial interpretation of the requirements of natural law? Must it be an additional worry that the court which originated the common law privacy right asserted that a free white man whose photograph is published without his consent in a ...


Robinson, Helen E., 1905-1986 And Ruth Robinson, 1897-1991 (Mss 437), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Robinson, Helen E., 1905-1986 And Ruth Robinson, 1897-1991 (Mss 437), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 437. Correspondence of Ruth and Helen E. Robinson, chiefly with cousins and other family members. Most of the letters are incoming Christmas cards filled with family information.


On The Social Construction Of Hellenism Cold War Narratives Of Modernity, Development And Democracy For Greece, Despina Lalaki Dec 2012

On The Social Construction Of Hellenism Cold War Narratives Of Modernity, Development And Democracy For Greece, Despina Lalaki

Publications and Research

Hellenism is one of those overarching, ever-changing narratives always subject to historical circumstances, intellectual fashions and political needs. Conversely, it is fraught with meaning and conditioning powers, enabling and constraining imagination and practical life. In this essay I tease out the hold that the idea of Hellas has had on post-war Greece and I explore the ways in which the American anti-communist rhetoric and discussions about political and economic stabilization appropriated and rearticulated Hellenism. Central to this history of transformations are the archaeologists; the archaeologists as intellectuals, as producers of culture who, while stepping in and out of their disciplinary ...


Through A Glass, Darkly: The Changing Past Of Coffee County, Georgia, Jonathan Hepworth Dec 2012

Through A Glass, Darkly: The Changing Past Of Coffee County, Georgia, Jonathan Hepworth

All Theses

In 1954, Coffee County, Georgia, commemorated its centennial with a massive celebration that essentially shut down the county seat of Douglas for a week. Parades, fireworks, speeches, and above all a large-scale historical pageant, the 'Centurama,' were components of the celebration. The history celebrated in 1954, however, did not necessarily match up with Coffee County's actual history. This thesis examines the history of Coffee County and its changing nature, looking at politics, economics, and culture. It finds that historical 'memory' is not always planned out by society's elites, but can change as the result of politics, demographic shifts ...


John Randolph Of Roanoke And The Politics Of Doom: Slavery, Sectionalism, And Self-Deception, 1773-1821, Aaron Scott Crawford Dec 2012

John Randolph Of Roanoke And The Politics Of Doom: Slavery, Sectionalism, And Self-Deception, 1773-1821, Aaron Scott Crawford

Doctoral Dissertations

In 1979, Robert Dawidoff wrote that it “was on the question of slavery that John Randolph contributed most decisively to American history.” Randolph’s stance on slavery has perplexed historians and biographers since his death in 1833. This dissertation examines the paradox of slavery in the life and career of John Randolph from the American Revolution until the Missouri Compromise. In an attempt to understand his public and private contradictions concerning slavery and the role of intense sectionalism in his politics, I have attempted to correlate his words with his actions. An examination of his letters reveal a man decidedly ...


The African-American Struggle For Equality: Two Divergent Approaches, Steven Washington Dec 2012

The African-American Struggle For Equality: Two Divergent Approaches, Steven Washington

Theses

This paper focuses on two leaders and how their divergent strategies for one goal led to them working together without actively coordinating their efforts. The research conducted in the paper is based primarily on the writings of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois. It examines their upbringing and their views on education, labor and voting rights.


The American Shotgun House: A Study Of Its Evolution And The Enduring Presence Of The Vernacular In American Architecture, Lillian Mcrae Dec 2012

The American Shotgun House: A Study Of Its Evolution And The Enduring Presence Of The Vernacular In American Architecture, Lillian Mcrae

Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis investigates the evolution of the American shotgun house through plans, elevations and photographs to define the formal, architectural differences and similarities between contemporary shotgun houses of the 21st century and the traditional, historic shotgun houses of the late 19th and 20th centuries. More specifically, this study will explore whether or not the once distinct, vernacular shotgun house still exists as a vernacular housing type in its contemporary construction. Part one of the research process reviews the historic past of the shotgun house and determines the characteristics that compose the traditional, vernacular shotgun houses built in the United States ...


Aa Ms 06 Home Is Where I Make It - Oral History Collection Finding Aid, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven Dec 2012

Aa Ms 06 Home Is Where I Make It - Oral History Collection Finding Aid, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven

Search the Manuscript Collection (Finding Aids)

Description:

This oral history project was directed by Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee, of USM, and Rachel Talbot Ross. The interviews were conducted by local high school students. The Collection includes transcripts, photographs and audiotapes from the two phases of the project, which documented African American life in the Greater Portland and Lewiston-Auburn areas.

Date Range:

2001-2003

Size of Collection:

1 ft.


Table Annexed To Article: Hamilton And Madison Deploy ‘Constitution’ Surveyed By Percent Of Words In Source, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Nov 2012

Table Annexed To Article: Hamilton And Madison Deploy ‘Constitution’ Surveyed By Percent Of Words In Source, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

In the last of three articles, OCL surveys the deployment of ‘constitution’ through The Federalist Papers, the bank bill debates and the remainder of Madison’s life (post-presidency). Numeric values for hits are computed for the range of semantic values, with the focus being constitution = text (locatable in only one place) competing with constitution = government. A net score is proposed which measures the effort an author has expended to ‘cleanse’ his semantic palette by employing one semantic value over a competing value.


Weeks, George Henry, 1839-1914 (Sc 798), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2012

Weeks, George Henry, 1839-1914 (Sc 798), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 798. Letters written by George Henry Weeks, a Union soldier from the 103rd Ohio regiment, to his mother and
sisters, while camped near Somerset, Kentucky, and the Cumberland River. Weeks includes details on duty, guerrilla activities, a slave’s plight, and his chaplain.


Smith, Jesse (Sc 554), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2012

Smith, Jesse (Sc 554), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and transcription (Click on Additional File) for Manuscripts Small Collection 554. Letter, 25-27 February 1862, to an unidentified recipient from Union soldier Jesse Smith upon his arrival in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Smith describes the abandoned Confederate fortifications in some detail and comments on the surrounding countryside, the damage to the railroad and bridges, and the large numbers of troops converging on the area. He also relates news of the occupation of Nashville, Tennessee by Union forces.


Spielberg's Dead Wrong About The Dead; Or, The Places In The Movie Where I Cried, John M. Rudy Nov 2012

Spielberg's Dead Wrong About The Dead; Or, The Places In The Movie Where I Cried, John M. Rudy

Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public

I stood in front of the rostrum in the National Cemetery with my parents. They hadn't seen the movie yet. My best-friend was next to them. He hadn't seen it yet. Another compatriot joined us who had seen it, but we were definitely outnumbered in our little knot of folks within the massive crowd. As Spielberg continued speaking, I leaned in to the group. "You really need to see the movie," I said, knowing that no matter whose ears it hit the odds were it'd hit a meaningful target. [excerpt]


Malasky, Harris M. (Sc 2644), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2012

Malasky, Harris M. (Sc 2644), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2644. Photocopy of a mimeographed letter written by General Harris M. Malasky to the officers and men of the 86th Infantry Division for their bravery during the “Battle of the Rose Pocket” in World War II.


White, Margaret Lee, 1892-1984 - Letter To (Sc 2631), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2012

White, Margaret Lee, 1892-1984 - Letter To (Sc 2631), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2631. Letter to Margaret White, Bowling Green, Kentucky from “Walter” in Walton, Kentucky. He thanks her for her gift of a lock of hair, compares their personal characteristics, and expresses his hopes for a romance.


Rigsby, Clinton, 1882-1970 (Sc 2643), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2012

Rigsby, Clinton, 1882-1970 (Sc 2643), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2643. Personal and business correspondence as well as financial records kept by Clinton Rigsby, a farmer, salesman, and accountant of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes informationabout the strawberry industry in Warren County as well as the Mrs. A.H. Taylor & Company, a dressmaking establishment of Bowling Green.


Davis, George Hamilton, 1872-1939 (Sc 2632), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2012

Davis, George Hamilton, 1872-1939 (Sc 2632), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2632. Letter of George H. Davis, Glasgow, Kentucky, to Roland G. Railey, Tompkinsville, Kentucky. Proprietor of the New Davis Hotel, Davis writes of local excitement about the hotel’s imminent opening and its amenities, including hot water. He also asks for a small loan to pay off expenses. Includes a business card advertising the hotel.


Omer, Charles Henry, 1865-1937 (Mss 436), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2012

Omer, Charles Henry, 1865-1937 (Mss 436), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 436. Personal journals of Charles Henry Omer of Union County, Kentucky. In this daily record Omer records information about his farming, family and church activities, the weather, as well as prices for food, timber and farm supplies.