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A New People In An Age Of War: The Kahnawake Iroquois, 1667--1760, Gretchen Lynn Green Jan 1991

A New People In An Age Of War: The Kahnawake Iroquois, 1667--1760, Gretchen Lynn Green

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study focusses on the Kahnawake Iroquois Indians, a collection of individuals who emigrated from the Iroquois homeland to a Jesuit mission community, or reserve, outside of Montreal, starting in 1667.;Their history and development as a people is traced from the beginnings in 1667 up to the end of the French power in Canada, at the end of the Seven Years' War in 1760. Through the topics of diplomacy, warfare, and trade, these Kahnawake Indians are examined and it is determined that they were important players in the power politics and military balance between the English, the French, and ...


Artisans In The Carolina Backcountry: Rowan County, 1753-1770, Johanna Carlson Miller Lewis Jan 1991

Artisans In The Carolina Backcountry: Rowan County, 1753-1770, Johanna Carlson Miller Lewis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Artisans played an important role in the social and economic life of Rowan County, North Carolina beginning with its creation in 1753. Whether they came individually with their families to obtain land and establish new lives, or they were chosen by the Moravian Church to settle the 100,000 acre Wachovia Tract, all of these artisans were part of the huge wave of immigration to the backcountry of North Carolina which occurred during the third quarter of the eighteenth century.;The development of the artisan population paralleled the growth of Rowan County. In the early 1750s a handful of artisans ...


James Mcgready: Son Of Thunder, Father Of The Great Revival, John Thomas Scott Jan 1991

James Mcgready: Son Of Thunder, Father Of The Great Revival, John Thomas Scott

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation is a biography of James McGready (c.1760-1817), a Presbyterian revivalist minister who lived and worked primarily in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana. He is best known as the Father of the Great Revival, an evangelical revival that spread throughout the southeastern United States between 1800 and 1805, and the creator of the camp meeting, which soon became an institutional part of American revivalism. Historians have generally described McGready as an innovator in matters of doctrine and revivalist methodology. This study argues that McGready is better understood as a traditionalist. This interpretation follows several recent works that ...


Economic Development And Political Authority: Norfolk, Virginia Merchant-Magistrates, 1736-1800, Thomas Costa Jan 1991

Economic Development And Political Authority: Norfolk, Virginia Merchant-Magistrates, 1736-1800, Thomas Costa

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Colonial Norfolk, Virginia, developed a more diversified economy than much of the rest of the tobacco-growing Chesapeake. Through a vigorous trade to the West Indies in agricultural products, local merchants prospered, and in 1736 a group of the leading local traders received a charter incorporating Norfolk town as a borough. From that time until the Revolution, through the offices of mayor and aldermen, who corresponded to county magistrates elsewhere in Virginia, the founding merchants and their hand-picked successors governed the town.;Norfolk's merchant-magistrates retained their grip on the town's political and economic life until after the Revolution, despite ...


The Appellate Question: A Comparative Analysis Of Supreme Courts Of Appeal In Virginia And Louisiana, 1776-1840, Mark F. Fernandez Jan 1991

The Appellate Question: A Comparative Analysis Of Supreme Courts Of Appeal In Virginia And Louisiana, 1776-1840, Mark F. Fernandez

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation examines the processes that created supreme courts of appeal in Virginia and Louisiana and challenges the traditional view of Louisiana as an anomaly in the American judicial system. Comparison of the development of the Supreme Court of Louisiana to that of Virginia reveals important similarities in judicial practices and procedures, legal theory, and the role the courts played in the early political development of each state. In every area, the two states shared important intellectual and historical experiences.;In order to investigate the creation of these jurisdictions, this dissertation examines the political climate of both states; the background ...


Town Development In The Colonial Backcountry: Virginia And North Carolina, Christopher E. Hendricks Jan 1991

Town Development In The Colonial Backcountry: Virginia And North Carolina, Christopher E. Hendricks

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The backcountry of colonial Virginia and North Carolina saw a process of urbanization during the third quarter of the eighteenth century uniquely shaped by a large-scale migration from colonies to the north, aided by the westward extension of local government. This rapid development did not lead to the creation of a hierarchical economic system of central places, but rather linear networks shaped by the geography of the region. Ironically, this phenomenon occurred in an area of two American colonies usually considered to be devoid of towns.;This dissertation is a study of twenty-eight towns established from 1744 to 1776 in ...


The Architecture Of Slavery: Art, Language, And Society In Early Virginia, Alexander Ormond Boulton Jan 1991

The Architecture Of Slavery: Art, Language, And Society In Early Virginia, Alexander Ormond Boulton

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Inspired by the concept of culture as expressed in the work of Claude Levi-Strauss, this dissertation traces the roots of modern perceptions of slavery and race by analyzing three sites each of which is associated with a distinct cultural pattern and social ideology. The first, Penshurst in Kent England is described as feudal, organic, vernacular, and popular. The second, Westover in tidewater Virginia is classical, rational, and elite. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in the Virginia piedmont, the third site, is described as romantic, liberal, and bourgeois. It is only at this third site, the locus for a distinctly modern family ...


A Republican Abroad: John Adams And The Diplomacy Of The American Revolution, Robert Wilmer Smith Jan 1991

A Republican Abroad: John Adams And The Diplomacy Of The American Revolution, Robert Wilmer Smith

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Free African-American Archeology: Interpreting An Antebellum Farmstead, Robin Leigh Ryder Jan 1991

Free African-American Archeology: Interpreting An Antebellum Farmstead, Robin Leigh Ryder

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Equipment Of The Virginia Soldier In The American Revolution, Andrew John Gallup Jan 1991

The Equipment Of The Virginia Soldier In The American Revolution, Andrew John Gallup

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Fortifications Of St Eustatius: An Archaeological And Historical Study Of Defense In The Caribbean, Bryan Paul Howard Jan 1991

Fortifications Of St Eustatius: An Archaeological And Historical Study Of Defense In The Caribbean, Bryan Paul Howard

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Monetary Material Culture Of Plantation Life: A Study Of Coins At Monticello, Cynthia Ann Whitley Jan 1991

The Monetary Material Culture Of Plantation Life: A Study Of Coins At Monticello, Cynthia Ann Whitley

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Comecon: Its Function As A Soviet Political Instrument, Lisa Elizabeth Yando Jan 1991

Comecon: Its Function As A Soviet Political Instrument, Lisa Elizabeth Yando

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


At The Core Of The Cold War: Soviet Foreign Policy And The German Question 1945-1990, Marc Randall Cheek Jan 1991

At The Core Of The Cold War: Soviet Foreign Policy And The German Question 1945-1990, Marc Randall Cheek

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Collapse Of Communism In East Germany 1945-1990, Kimberly Anne Clarke Jan 1991

The Collapse Of Communism In East Germany 1945-1990, Kimberly Anne Clarke

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Distaff Side: The Williamsburg Civic League, 1907-1937, Megan Elaine Schneider Jan 1991

The Distaff Side: The Williamsburg Civic League, 1907-1937, Megan Elaine Schneider

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Stretching The Chains: Runaway Slaves In South Carolina And Jamaica, Jan Mark Williams Jan 1991

Stretching The Chains: Runaway Slaves In South Carolina And Jamaica, Jan Mark Williams

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"An Instrument For Awakening": The Moravian Church And The White River Indian Mission, Scott Edward Atwood Jan 1991

"An Instrument For Awakening": The Moravian Church And The White River Indian Mission, Scott Edward Atwood

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"In The Hollow Lotus-Land": Discord, Order, And The Emergence Of Stability In Early Bermuda, 1609-1623, Matthew R. Laird Jan 1991

"In The Hollow Lotus-Land": Discord, Order, And The Emergence Of Stability In Early Bermuda, 1609-1623, Matthew R. Laird

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Senator Harry F Byrd And The New Deal Reform Policy In Virginia, 1933-1938, Chitose Sato Jan 1991

Senator Harry F Byrd And The New Deal Reform Policy In Virginia, 1933-1938, Chitose Sato

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Smallpox, The Continental Army, And General Washington, Fritz Hirschfeld Jan 1991

Smallpox, The Continental Army, And General Washington, Fritz Hirschfeld

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Breadnut Island Pen: Thomas Thistlewood's Jamaican Provisioning Estate, 1767-1768, Amy B. Kowalski Jan 1991

Breadnut Island Pen: Thomas Thistlewood's Jamaican Provisioning Estate, 1767-1768, Amy B. Kowalski

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Womanpower In The Civil Rights Movement, Yvette Hutchinson Jan 1991

Womanpower In The Civil Rights Movement, Yvette Hutchinson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.