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The Middle Landscape Of The Private College: A Bicentennial Perspective, George W. Geib Nov 2015

The Middle Landscape Of The Private College: A Bicentennial Perspective, George W. Geib

George W. Geib

America's Private Colleges and Universities have entered the bicentennial year expressing deep concern for their individual and collective futures. They seem constantly engaged in a search for new students and additional financial contributors; they darkly aver that they may be forced to close forever if their search fails; and they point to the dozens of others campuses that passed from the scene in the last decade as proof of the urgency of their case. To some observers these forebodings of doom may appear, like the associated press reports about Mark Twain's demise, greatly exaggerated. But the immediacy and ...


The Restoration Of The Port Of Philadelphia, 1783-1789, George Geib Nov 2015

The Restoration Of The Port Of Philadelphia, 1783-1789, George Geib

George W. Geib

George W. Geib's contribution to American Neptune, Vol. 32, No. 4.


The Power Of The Purse, George W. Geib Nov 2015

The Power Of The Purse, George W. Geib

George W. Geib

The Army finance office was born two centuries ago in the midst of the American Revolution. From the golden orle insignia that legend reports was first authorized by George Washington, to the outline of its modern functions and limitations that emerged during the war, the service took form in the critical years of the struggle for independence.


Development And Preservation, George W. Geib Nov 2015

Development And Preservation, George W. Geib

George W. Geib

Details the history of two Marion County Courthouses.


The Land Ordinance Of 1785: A Bicentennial Review, George Geib Nov 2015

The Land Ordinance Of 1785: A Bicentennial Review, George Geib

George W. Geib

Geroge Geib reviews the historical impact of the Land Ordinance of 1785 200 years after its passage.


Liberty's Legacy: A Review Essay, George Geib Nov 2015

Liberty's Legacy: A Review Essay, George Geib

George W. Geib

Review essay of Liberty's Legacy, a traveling exhibit chronicling documents pertaining to the Northwest Ordinance and the Constitution.


Federal Justice And Moral Reform In The United States District Court In Indiana, 1816-1869, George W. Geib, Donald B. Kite Nov 2015

Federal Justice And Moral Reform In The United States District Court In Indiana, 1816-1869, George W. Geib, Donald B. Kite

George W. Geib

In November 1840, William Martin, an Indiana mail stage driver found himself standing in United States District Court, convicted of stealing a letter containing bank notes from the mail.^1 District Judge Jesse Lynch Holman reviewed the evidence that convinced the jury, and then lectured the defendant upon his future prospects: The prospect before you is truly dark and dreary; yet there is a distant ray of hope that may enlighten your path You may do much by a patient submission to the law—by a reformation of life and an upright line of conduct ... to some extent, to regain ...


The Diary Of Calvin Fletcher And The Historians, George W. Geib Nov 2015

The Diary Of Calvin Fletcher And The Historians, George W. Geib

George W. Geib

While we all make New Year's resolutions, few of us ever keep them with the tenacity that Calvin Fletcher kept the one he apparently made on this day. The diary that he had begun in fragmentary fashion in 1817 and continued intermittently to 1829, he maintained religiously thereafter. In so doing, he provided us with an extraordinary record of his life and times. Published in nine volumes by the Indiana Historical Society from 1972 to 1983, The Diary of Calvin Fletcher represents perhaps the single most important printed source for understanding Indiana's history. In commemoration of Fletcher's ...


The Use Of Miniatures In Gaming, George W. Geib Nov 2015

The Use Of Miniatures In Gaming, George W. Geib

George W. Geib

The world of the miniature lies somewhere between the collector's and the historian's and owes its current popularity to the world of wargaming. But the origins of the miniature lie far from the simulation in the field of artisan crafts.


Benjamin Harrison, George W. Geib Nov 2015

Benjamin Harrison, George W. Geib

George W. Geib

An account of Benjamin Harrison's rise to the presidency beginning with his successful career during the Civil War.


'Conformists' And 'Church Trimmers': The Liturgical Legacy Of Restoration Anglicanism, John Ramsbottom Sep 2015

'Conformists' And 'Church Trimmers': The Liturgical Legacy Of Restoration Anglicanism, John Ramsbottom

John D. Ramsbottom

The attention paid to religion in recent accounts of Restoration England has had the refreshing result of adding complexity to the traditionally one-dimensional image of the established Church in this period. No longer is "Anglicanism" seen as synonymous with the reactionary creed of country gentlemen.


Searching For Their Real Home: Dependent Black Children In Indianapolis, 1910-1940, John D. Ramsbottom Sep 2015

Searching For Their Real Home: Dependent Black Children In Indianapolis, 1910-1940, John D. Ramsbottom

John D. Ramsbottom

Concerns about the future for young people, reflected in contemporary headlines, were equally prominent in Indianapolis a hundred years ago. Then, as now, children whose parents neglected or abandoned them posed a special problem. In the midst of rapid social change that seemed to threaten traditional family stability, a small corps of professionals and volunteers worked to provide a nurturing environment.


Presbyterians And 'Partial Conformity' In The Restoration Church Of England, John Ramsbottom Sep 2015

Presbyterians And 'Partial Conformity' In The Restoration Church Of England, John Ramsbottom

John D. Ramsbottom

In the early eighteenth century, the legacy of conflict among English Protestants found an outlet in the controversy over ‘occasional conformity’. During the years 1702–4, Tory backbenchers in the House of Commons introduced a series of bills designed to strengthen the Corporation and Test Acts (1661, 1673), which had required all officials of local government and holders of Crown appointments to adhere to the established Church of England. Since the passage of these legal tests, Protestant Nonconformists seeking office had circumvented their intent by taking communion in an Anglican parish as seldom as once a year, while attending meetings ...


Rethinking Combined History Departments: An Argument For History And Anthropology, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards Sep 2015

Rethinking Combined History Departments: An Argument For History And Anthropology, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards

Elise M. Edwards

Many opportunities for more integrated teaching that better capture the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary scholars' work and better achieve the aims of liberal arts education still remain untapped, particularly at smaller schools where combined departments are often necessary. The disciplinary boundaries between history and sociocultural anthropology have become increasingly blurred in recent decades, a trend reflected in scholarly work that engages with both fields, as well as dual-degree graduate programmes at top U.S. research universities. For many scholars, this interdisciplinarity makes sense, with the two disciplines offering critical theoretical tools and methods that must be used in combination to ...


Bulli Mine Disaster Centenary, Michael K. Organ Jul 2015

Bulli Mine Disaster Centenary, Michael K. Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


The Old Mount Keira Inn : 59 Princes Highway, Figtree, Michael K. Organ Jul 2015

The Old Mount Keira Inn : 59 Princes Highway, Figtree, Michael K. Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


Vale A.P. (Peter") Doyle, Michael K. Organ Jul 2015

Vale A.P. (Peter") Doyle, Michael K. Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


The First Show Society, Michael K. Organ Jul 2015

The First Show Society, Michael K. Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


Augustus Earle In Illawarra - 1827, Michael K. Organ Mar 2015

Augustus Earle In Illawarra - 1827, Michael K. Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


Conrad Martens In Illawarra : July 1835, Michael K. Organ Mar 2015

Conrad Martens In Illawarra : July 1835, Michael K. Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


Rev. Richard Taylor : Extract From Diary Of A Residence In New South Wales (1) 13th - 20th January 1839, Richard K. Taylor Mar 2015

Rev. Richard Taylor : Extract From Diary Of A Residence In New South Wales (1) 13th - 20th January 1839, Richard K. Taylor

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


Illawarra's First Military Garrison 1816, Michael Organ Dec 2014

Illawarra's First Military Garrison 1816, Michael Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


Wollongong Heritage Advisory Committee, Michael Organ Dec 2014

Wollongong Heritage Advisory Committee, Michael Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


The "Count: And Illawarra : Paul Edmund De Strzelecki's Supposed Excursion To Wollongong, December 1839 , Michael Organ Dec 2014

The "Count: And Illawarra : Paul Edmund De Strzelecki's Supposed Excursion To Wollongong, December 1839 , Michael Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


The Birthplace Of Wollongong : The Brighton Beach And Wollongong Harbour Precincts : Archaeological And Historical Significance, Michael Organ Dec 2014

The Birthplace Of Wollongong : The Brighton Beach And Wollongong Harbour Precincts : Archaeological And Historical Significance, Michael Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


The Andrews Family Of Wollongong And Trooper Frank Andrews - A Boer War Casuality (Con'td From Feb Bulletin), Michael Organ Dec 2014

The Andrews Family Of Wollongong And Trooper Frank Andrews - A Boer War Casuality (Con'td From Feb Bulletin), Michael Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


Wollongong Or Randwick : Which Was The First Municipality In 1859?, Michael Organ Dec 2014

Wollongong Or Randwick : Which Was The First Municipality In 1859?, Michael Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


Report On July Meeting: Mr Peter Poulton: The Boer War & Australia's Involvement, Michael Organ Dec 2014

Report On July Meeting: Mr Peter Poulton: The Boer War & Australia's Involvement, Michael Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


Robert Brown At Hat Hill (Mount Kembla) 1804, Michael Organ Dec 2014

Robert Brown At Hat Hill (Mount Kembla) 1804, Michael Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.


50th Anniversary Of The Illawarra Historical Society, Michael Organ Dec 2014

50th Anniversary Of The Illawarra Historical Society, Michael Organ

Michael Organ

No abstract provided.