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The Capsid, Black Pod And Swollen Shoot Cacao Diseases In Ghana, 1910-1966 , Francis K. Danquah Jan 1991

The Capsid, Black Pod And Swollen Shoot Cacao Diseases In Ghana, 1910-1966 , Francis K. Danquah

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

It is the thesis of this study, that the colonial and post-colonial state in Ghana used research results in agronomy, mycology, entomology and the earth sciences to protect the country's cacao economy from plant pathogens. Without such initiatives, the world's largest cacao plantations which evolved in Ghana would have floundered when the Swollen Shoot plant virus epidemic unleashed its destructive force in the mid-1930s and beyond. This thesis has challenged the widely held misconception that Ghana's cacao plantation system developed without technical support from the state. This latter view is held to be simplistic and altogether untenable.


The Displacement Of Native Americans From Iowa, Gustavo A. Gutiérrez Jan 1991

The Displacement Of Native Americans From Iowa, Gustavo A. Gutiérrez

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The central topic of this research is the displacement of autochthonous Americans from their territories in Iowa during the first half of the nineteenth century. At the beginning of that century an interaction period was initiated between the native nations and the U.S. government, which culminated in the U.S. claim for the land of those nations and their gradual displacement . In particular, this research will focus on the method by which the displacement was carried out , as well as the demographic impact, according to the consulted sources, that the displacement could have had upon the Native Americans' removal.


The Question Of Authorship Of Christine De Pisan's War Manual, Le Livre Des Fais D'Armes Et De Chevalerie, Melissa A. Biederman Jan 1991

The Question Of Authorship Of Christine De Pisan's War Manual, Le Livre Des Fais D'Armes Et De Chevalerie, Melissa A. Biederman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The works of Christine de Pizan and their treatment over the centuries since her death serve as an excellent example of the changing nature of criticism and how critical approaches to literature are adapted to suit the needs of different ages. This appears to have been the case in the critical history of Christine's war manual, Le livre des fais d'armes et de chevalerie or, in Caxton's English, The Book of the Faytes of Armes and Chivalrye.


Town And Gown, Analysis Of Relationships: Black Hills State University And Spearfish, South Dakota, 1883 To 1991 , Suzanne Wrightfield White Jan 1991

Town And Gown, Analysis Of Relationships: Black Hills State University And Spearfish, South Dakota, 1883 To 1991 , Suzanne Wrightfield White

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this investigation is to develop a system of analysis to examine the relationship between an institution of higher education and the community in which it resides. A second purpose is to demonstrate the utility of the system by conducting a case study of the relationship between Black Hills State University (BHSU) and Spearfish, SD;The system of analysis includes: (a) five elements of interaction (i.e., event, purpose(s), participants, outcome(s), and interaction type(s); (b) five corresponding questions; (c) two constructed types from the literature; and (d) categorical and supplemental analyses;A list of ...


The Emergence Of Federal Assistance Programs For Migrant And Seasonal Farmworkers In Post-World War Ii America , Anne B. W. Effland Jan 1991

The Emergence Of Federal Assistance Programs For Migrant And Seasonal Farmworkers In Post-World War Ii America , Anne B. W. Effland

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study traces the political developments out of which federal assistance programs for migrant and seasonal farmworkers emerged in post-World War II America. These programs arose slowly over a period of three decades, built on the experience of the depression and war years and sustained through the 1950s by persistent interest groups and sympathetic individuals within government. During those decades, the political strength of both opposing and supporting forces rose and fell with the rise and fall of public sympathy for the poverty of farmworkers. Yet throughout the period, particularly in the 1950s when assistance to farmworkers foundered in the ...