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The Nineteenth Century British Workhouse: Mission Not Accomplished, Brenda Derin Dec 2019

The Nineteenth Century British Workhouse: Mission Not Accomplished, Brenda Derin

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

How to correct poverty in a society is extremely complex. In the nineteenth century, the British struggled to house, feed and care for the unemployed and destitute men, women and children created by the Industrial Revolution. Many in the upper classes considered poverty a moral failure, yet they had little impetus to end it. Poverty, as defined by an inability to provide for one’s needs due to a variety of factors, was seen as necessary, for without it there would be no motivation for the lower classes to work and provide a luxurious life for the wealthy.

Although some ...


I Go Gray.Com: A Photographic Celebration And Oral History Of Gray-Haired Women, Tabitha Deering Dec 2019

I Go Gray.Com: A Photographic Celebration And Oral History Of Gray-Haired Women, Tabitha Deering

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

This paper describes the creation of the igogray.com website which celebrates gray-haired women by featuring their oral histories and showcasing the aesthetic beauty of gray hair through fine art photography. The website is a platform to listen to what gray-haired women have to say on the subject of gray hair, and to encourage the audience to take a closer look at gray-haired women. When the author stopped dyeing her gray hair she experienced an ageist shift in society’s perceptions toward her, and she wondered if other graying women were having the same types of experiences, so this project ...


Modern Intolerance And The Medieval Crusades [Excerpted From Whose Middle Ages?], Nicholas L. Paul Oct 2019

Modern Intolerance And The Medieval Crusades [Excerpted From Whose Middle Ages?], Nicholas L. Paul

History

Whose Middle Ages? is an interdisciplinary collection of short, accessible essays intended for the non-specialist reader and ideal for teaching at an undergraduate level. Each of twenty-two essays takes up an area where humans have dug for meaning into the medieval past and brought something distorted back into the present: in our popular entertainment; in our news, our politics, and our propaganda; and in subtler ways that inform how we think about our histories, our countries, and ourselves. Each author teases out the stakes of a history that has refused to remain past and uses the tools of the academy ...


Downloadable Conference Program, Maine Bicentennial Conference Sep 2019

Downloadable Conference Program, Maine Bicentennial Conference

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

A printable Maine Bicentennial Conference schedule with general event information.


The Life And Political Career Of Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Dylan Mcnutt Aug 2019

The Life And Political Career Of Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Dylan Mcnutt

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Hubert Horatio Humphrey never reached the Oval Office, but his accomplishments during his tenure as mayor, senator, and Vice President are just as noteworthy. During Humphrey’s political career he played a pivotal role in the most influential period of liberal American politics. During his youth and college years Humphrey became learned how to remain loyal to the people around him, and about the racial divisions of the South. Most research on Vice President Humphrey analyzes his time as a Senator, Vice President, and the 1968 Presidential election. The Life and Political Career of Hubert Humphrey, examines Humphrey’s life ...


Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Sarah Adcock Aug 2019

Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Sarah Adcock

Graduate School of Art Theses

I view my creative process as alchemy, the transformation of materials through experimentation. I use wax as a material that transcends its historical use as a sculptural process for casting and instead, use it for its transmutable qualities to inform content. Because of its plasticity and duality as fragile and resilient, wax is symbolically submissive and assertive. By applying heat, wax can be molded and formed into new shapes. Once it cools, wax reverts back to its natural state; solid and impermeable. I use objects to explore desires of origin and life. Transitional objects, the first “me not me” possession ...


Broken Households: Black And White Baptists And Methodists In Transition In Post-Emancipation Texas, Timothy "Ashton" Reynolds Aug 2019

Broken Households: Black And White Baptists And Methodists In Transition In Post-Emancipation Texas, Timothy "Ashton" Reynolds

History Theses and Dissertations

The end of slavery in Texas and the South undercut more than just the economic, labor, and social foundations in Texas. It undercut doctrinal certainty for white Baptists and Methodists and called into question two of their most valued beliefs: the biblical legitimacy of slavery and the divine appointment of white (and male) supremacy. This thesis asks and attempts to answer the question of how white Baptists and Methodists reacted when they were no longer able to practice slavery as a legally sanctioned religiously underpinned institution. By examining denominational documents, church minute books, writings by influential Baptist and Methodist figures ...


Kabbala, Christians, And Jews: An Examination Of The Rise And Fall Of Peculiar Relationships That Developed Between Christian Elites And Jewish Scholars In Renaissance Italy, Glenda Leona Dannenfelser Aug 2019

Kabbala, Christians, And Jews: An Examination Of The Rise And Fall Of Peculiar Relationships That Developed Between Christian Elites And Jewish Scholars In Renaissance Italy, Glenda Leona Dannenfelser

Theses and Dissertations

The Italian Renaissance was to many of its contemporaries a golden age. It was unarguably a phenomenal time in European history. The sharing of intellectual ideas and innovations during this period permanently changed the world. Knowledge was spread across Europe at an unprecedented pace and intellectual minds were greatly expanded from both new and old discoveries. During this period, classical works were fortuitously unearthed and swiftly consumed for their hoary wisdom and guidance. Among these works were found ancient productions related to various occult ideas and practices such as alchemy and magic. A subset of the prominent group of Italian ...


Mao’S War On Women: The Perpetuation Of Gender Hierarchies Through Yin-Yang Cosmology In The Chinese Communist Propaganda Of The Mao Era, 1949-1976, Al D. Roberts Aug 2019

Mao’S War On Women: The Perpetuation Of Gender Hierarchies Through Yin-Yang Cosmology In The Chinese Communist Propaganda Of The Mao Era, 1949-1976, Al D. Roberts

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Chinese Communist Party established the People’s Republic of China in 1949 with the intention of creating a social utopia with equality between the sexes and China’s diverse ethnic groups. However, by portraying gender, ethnicity, and politics in propaganda along the lines of yin and yang, the Party perpetuated a situation of oppression for women and minorities.


Crypto-Jewish Identity In The Inquisition Of Mexico City, Suzanne E. Skinner Aug 2019

Crypto-Jewish Identity In The Inquisition Of Mexico City, Suzanne E. Skinner

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis studies identity among a group of Roman Catholic converts and accused heretics in Mexico City, called Crypto-Jews. The areas of identity that were examined in depth were, religious identity, gender identity, and racial identity. The records that exist for Crypto-Jews in Mexico City are limited but can be found among the records of the Holy Office of the Inquisition.

In order to study the documents of the Office of the Inquisition in Mexico City, I had to travel to the University of California, Berkeley’s Bancroft Library. I was supported in this endeavor by the History Department at ...


"Comme Je Trouve:" The Butlers, Earls Of Ormond, And Political Power In Kilkenny, Ireland, 1392-1452, Senia S. Foster Aug 2019

"Comme Je Trouve:" The Butlers, Earls Of Ormond, And Political Power In Kilkenny, Ireland, 1392-1452, Senia S. Foster

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

After the English-led invasion of Ireland, between 1169 and 1172, the country was run by Anglo-Irish lords—English and Welsh men gifted with Irish land and titles for their service to the English King. Of these families, the Butlers were one of the three most powerful in the country. The 3rd and 4th Earls of Ormond, both named James Butler, each held the highest title in Ireland, Lord Lieutenant, multiple times as well as being successful military leaders. Add to this a large income from all the wine revenues of the country, and the Butlers were a force ...


Racial Conflict In Early Utah: Mormon, Native American And Federal Relations, Raelyn M. Embleton Aug 2019

Racial Conflict In Early Utah: Mormon, Native American And Federal Relations, Raelyn M. Embleton

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

This website is for teachers to gain information and sources about Utah history during the early territorial period, specifically relating to conflicts between Mormon settlers, Native Americans, and federal officials. The content and site were designed with the C3 curriculum in mind, as such, at the bottom of this page you can find a downloadable Inquiry Design Model Blueprint. As you teach students this information, the compelling question to have students focus on is: “Does culture and the interaction of cultures shape the development of place?” Each event highlighted on this website is related to the other and demonstrates how ...


Toward A Black Baseball League For Kansas City, 1890–1916: Proposals And Challenges, Mark E. Eberle Jul 2019

Toward A Black Baseball League For Kansas City, 1890–1916: Proposals And Challenges, Mark E. Eberle

Mark E. Eberle

Studies of Negro Leagues baseball from 1920 through the 1950s address various aspects of the organization and operation of the leagues, and provide portraits of the teams, players, and other prominent individuals. However, there were earlier attempts by black teams to organize leagues during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Given the many proposed and short-lived black leagues prior to 1920, the focus of this monograph is the proposals that included clubs from Kansas City. None of the leagues proposed before the First World War survived beyond its inaugural season, but the number of proposals offered over three decades reflects ...


Who’S On First? Kansas City’S Female Baseball Stars, 1899–1929, Mark E. Eberle Jul 2019

Who’S On First? Kansas City’S Female Baseball Stars, 1899–1929, Mark E. Eberle

Mark E. Eberle

Although female players were typically excluded from formal baseball teams, teams consisting entirely or partly of female players were organized across the country as early as the mid-1800s. The first female baseball club in Kansas and adjacent states was organized in Wichita in 1873. These early teams predated the arrival of the barnstorming teams with female players and usually one or more male players, who were sometimes disguised as women. Female players on most of these early traveling teams wore bloomers, and the teams were referred to as “bloomer girls.” Women on later teams wore traditional baseball uniforms and objected ...


Evans’ All-Nations And Mayetta Indians Baseball, 1917, Mark E. Eberle Jul 2019

Evans’ All-Nations And Mayetta Indians Baseball, 1917, Mark E. Eberle

Mark E. Eberle

On 4 April 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and prepared to enter what would later be referred to as the First World War. Those preparations would last through the summer, as many young men spent one last season playing baseball before leaving for Europe. Among these teams in northeastern Kansas were two local teams not composed solely of white players. The Evans’ All-Nations was an integrated team in Horton composed of white, black, American Indian, and possibly Mexican players. Jesse Evans, a local black barber, managed the team. About 25 miles southwest of Horton, on the Prairie ...


The Allure Of The Belle Époque: Giovanni Boldini’S Portrait Of Cléo De Mérode, Kayla Hofeling Jul 2019

The Allure Of The Belle Époque: Giovanni Boldini’S Portrait Of Cléo De Mérode, Kayla Hofeling

The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing

No abstract provided.


How The Pope Played Politics: The Papal Politics Of Pope Pius Xi In 1920s And 1930s Italy, Benjamin Passey Jul 2019

How The Pope Played Politics: The Papal Politics Of Pope Pius Xi In 1920s And 1930s Italy, Benjamin Passey

The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing

No abstract provided.


Reconstructed Reputations: The Rise And Ruin Of Two Civil War Spies, Abby Ellsworth Jul 2019

Reconstructed Reputations: The Rise And Ruin Of Two Civil War Spies, Abby Ellsworth

The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing

No abstract provided.


"Baby Suffragettes":Girls In The Women's Suffrage Movement Across The Atlantic, Mckenzi Christensen Jul 2019

"Baby Suffragettes":Girls In The Women's Suffrage Movement Across The Atlantic, Mckenzi Christensen

The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing

No abstract provided.


A Promise Of Something New?: Latter-Day Saint Teachings To Young Women 1960s-1970s, Catherine Davidson Jul 2019

A Promise Of Something New?: Latter-Day Saint Teachings To Young Women 1960s-1970s, Catherine Davidson

The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing

No abstract provided.


Girls Gone Wild: Criminality Among Young Girls In Nineteenth-Century America, Amy Jacobs Jul 2019

Girls Gone Wild: Criminality Among Young Girls In Nineteenth-Century America, Amy Jacobs

The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing

No abstract provided.


The Spanish Influenza Pandemic Of 1918: A Defining Characteristic In The Life And History Of The American Family, Ellie Vance Jul 2019

The Spanish Influenza Pandemic Of 1918: A Defining Characteristic In The Life And History Of The American Family, Ellie Vance

The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing

No abstract provided.


The Rise Of A King And The Birth Of A State: The Development Of Saudi Arabia In The Context Of World War I, Robert Swanson Jul 2019

The Rise Of A King And The Birth Of A State: The Development Of Saudi Arabia In The Context Of World War I, Robert Swanson

The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing

No abstract provided.


Student Awards, Abby Crimm Jul 2019

Student Awards, Abby Crimm

The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing

No abstract provided.


Front Matter/Preface, Abby Crimm Jul 2019

Front Matter/Preface, Abby Crimm

The Thetean: A Student Journal for Scholarly Historical Writing

No abstract provided.


A Doctor's Story, Randall M. Mclaughlin, Md Jul 2019

A Doctor's Story, Randall M. Mclaughlin, Md

Jefferson Biographies

This memoir details the beginning of Randall M. McLaughlin's medical career. It begins in 1942 while he is a Pre-Med student at Penn State interviewing for medical school. From there it covers his time as a medical student at Jefferson, including classes, life in Philadelphia, and World War II. It ends at the beginning of his professional career, first with an internship at Cooper Hospital and later as a First Lieutenant in the Army.


Ronald G. Eaglin Office Files, Office Of The President Jul 2019

Ronald G. Eaglin Office Files, Office Of The President

University Archives Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


A Review Of R.S. Alexander's Napoleon, John Prendergast Jul 2019

A Review Of R.S. Alexander's Napoleon, John Prendergast

The Histories

No abstract provided.


A Review Of Gorlizki And Khlevniuk's Cold Peace, Michael Mccabe Jul 2019

A Review Of Gorlizki And Khlevniuk's Cold Peace, Michael Mccabe

The Histories

No abstract provided.


Operation Lentil: Soviet Ethnic Cleansing Of The Chechens, Tom Shattuck Jul 2019

Operation Lentil: Soviet Ethnic Cleansing Of The Chechens, Tom Shattuck

The Histories

No abstract provided.