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The Anatomy Act Of 1832: The Story Of Bodysnatching, Dissections, And The Rise Of Anatomy, Rebecca Burrows Nov 2019

The Anatomy Act Of 1832: The Story Of Bodysnatching, Dissections, And The Rise Of Anatomy, Rebecca Burrows

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The Anatomy Act of 1832, a story of bodysnatching and dissections, changed the face of anatomy in 19th century Britain with its somewhat violent beginnings, controversial creation, and important ramifications towards medicine and society.


If These Walls Could Talk, Madison Barnhill Apr 2019

If These Walls Could Talk, Madison Barnhill

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A personal account of a summer spent learning about historic preservation.


19th Century Development Of Refrigeration In The American Meat Packing Industry, David I. Smith Apr 2019

19th Century Development Of Refrigeration In The American Meat Packing Industry, David I. Smith

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The United States, particularly the city of Chicago, proved to be the center for the development of modern refrigeration. The meat-packing industry of Chicago was known worldwide and proved to be the forefront for technological development in refrigeration. Certain technologies such as refrigerated railway cars and cold storage facilities proved to be monumental to advancement in the industry. The invention of the refrigerator car revolutionized the industry by providing efficient and reliable transport for chilled, packaged meat and removed the old system of transporting livestock, saving immeasurable amounts of money. Cold storage facilities revolutionized the industry through providing efficient year-round ...


From Talons To Tweets: Analyzing The Influence Of Information And Communication Technology On Diplomacy, Austin F. Hayes Apr 2019

From Talons To Tweets: Analyzing The Influence Of Information And Communication Technology On Diplomacy, Austin F. Hayes

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As countries embrace innovative technologies, thus increasing the speed of interstate communication, the overall nature of interactions between states is changing. Consequently, core diplomatic structures are shifting from the private realm to the public sphere. I argue that Information Communication Technology (ICT) is the major agent of this shift. Less distance between electorates and diplomatic agents due to ICT allows the public to more directly influence international diplomacy. By studying the impact of the telegraph, telephone, Internet, etc., this study examines ICT’s influence on diplomacy, contending that the trend toward an increased dependence on technology will mark another pivotal ...


Vergil's Aeneid: The Cornerstone Of Roman Identity, Makyra Williamson Apr 2019

Vergil's Aeneid: The Cornerstone Of Roman Identity, Makyra Williamson

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This paper traces Vergil's account in the Aeneid and the way he uses his narrative to mold the public perception of Rome's identity.


19th Century Developments In Food Preservation, Jessica Mitchell Apr 2019

19th Century Developments In Food Preservation, Jessica Mitchell

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This paper describes the essential contributions of Nicolas Appert, Peter Durand, and Louis Pasteur to how food was preserved. From the earliest stages of canning and jarring to pasteurizing, the 19th century housed the some of the most significant growth in the development of safety and longevity of food.


Importing The American Dream: Japanese Hardware And Soft Power, Kenneth S. Klein Apr 2019

Importing The American Dream: Japanese Hardware And Soft Power, Kenneth S. Klein

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This paper explores the nature and reception of Japanese imports, both material and cultural, to America in recent history. It puts special focus on elements of popular culture such as film, television, sport, and video games to show how the content of Japanese imports shifted from being predominately hardware based to software based by the end of the 20th century. The paper also explores the degree to which the Japanese identity of various products was hidden or emphasized in their advertisement and presentation. Throughout, the theme and question of quality is discussed. The American perception of the quality of ...


Full Issue Jan 2019

Full Issue

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Front Matter Jan 2019

Front Matter

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Editor's Note Jan 2019

Editor's Note

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Hidden Figures Review, Stanton Pruitt Jan 2019

Hidden Figures Review, Stanton Pruitt

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This is a review of the movie Hidden Figures.


The Evolution Of The Bible In The English Language, Austin Taylor Jan 2019

The Evolution Of The Bible In The English Language, Austin Taylor

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While the Bible has been accessible for thousands and thousands of centuries, the introduction of an English translation is somewhat of a fairly modern innovation. The translation of the Holy Scriptures into the vernacular was a dangerous and risky endeavor, and the proponents of giving the Bible to the masses gave their literal blood sweat and tears to accomplish their mission. From early translations by Aelfric to the King James Bible, the story of the Bible in English is a saga of determination and faith.


The Thalidomide Tragedy And The United States, Kaylee J. Rice Jan 2019

The Thalidomide Tragedy And The United States, Kaylee J. Rice

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This paper attempts to give a brief history of the drug Thalidomide, from its initial market success to the discovery of its relationship to infant birth defects, as well as arguing that it was the thalidomide tragedy in Europe that prompted the United States to enforce stricter drug testing laws. It proceeds by explaining the uses and side effects of thalidomide, as well as the sudden outbreak of phocomelia that swept across Europe after the drug became popular. The paper then concentrates on the relatively less severe phocomelia outbreak in the United States, attributing it to the work of Dr ...


"Dominance": The Story Of The Harding University Bowling Team, Collin Barnett Jan 2019

"Dominance": The Story Of The Harding University Bowling Team, Collin Barnett

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After three straight top five finishes in the NAIA tournament, the 1970 team seemed ready for a run at the ultimate prize, a NAIA national championship. After a hot start to the season, the Keglers won their sixth straight AIC crown, including a first-place singles finish by Gary Parsons, making him the first bowler to ever win two AIC singles titles.[1] Following their dominant conference performance, the Keglers made the trip to Kansas City for the fifth straight year where they won their first national championship, also marking the first time that the AIC had ever had a member ...


Faculty And Student Review Board Jan 2019

Faculty And Student Review Board

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Back Matter Jan 2019

Back Matter

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Demon Rum And A Dare: The Story Of How Prohibition Inspired Stock Car Racing In The American South, Brijana M. Paic Jan 2019

Demon Rum And A Dare: The Story Of How Prohibition Inspired Stock Car Racing In The American South, Brijana M. Paic

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Demon Rum and a Dare, which tells the story of how Prohibition inspired the birth of stock car racing in the American South, takes an approach from the standpoint of the bootleggers and illustrates how their staunch devotion to the moonshine industry allowed them to successfully resist the alcohol ban and inadvertently establish the foundation for one of America’s most beloved pastimes. The article highlights that specific aspect of the illegal industry known as rum-running which occurred out on the country roads and was performed by young men and women of wild repute who possessed the creativity, determination, and ...


Analysis Of The Six-Day War And The Role Of Territory In The Conflict, Michael W. Krupka Jan 2019

Analysis Of The Six-Day War And The Role Of Territory In The Conflict, Michael W. Krupka

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There exist many contentious topics in the world, but relatively few of them relate to the mere existence of a nation-state. Israel, a newcomer on the stage of world politics, inspires just such debate. In fact, the contention has been so strong that Israel has fought several wars just to maintain its survival. Among the numerous factors playing into these conflicts, religious differences, national pride, and ethnic tension all play vital roles. This paper, however, intends to focus on one war in particular, the Six-Day War, and the impact territory made in bringing the war to a head. While the ...


Christine Darden: Hidden No Longer, Makyra Williamson Jan 2019

Christine Darden: Hidden No Longer, Makyra Williamson

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Christine Darden spoke at Harding University on February 7, 2019. This special report talks about Darden's journey and her stance as an advocate for reforming the educational system.


Review Of A Better War: The Unexamined Victories And Final Tragedy Of America’S Last Years In Vietnam, L. Olivia Womack Jan 2019

Review Of A Better War: The Unexamined Victories And Final Tragedy Of America’S Last Years In Vietnam, L. Olivia Womack

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This article presents a summary and analysis of A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America’s Last Years in Vietnam by Lewis Sorley.