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Below-Deck: The Specialist Sailor In World War Ii, Gregory Falcon 2021 Chapman University

Below-Deck: The Specialist Sailor In World War Ii, Gregory Falcon

War and Society (MA) Theses

U.S. Navy ships were made up of many unexpected jobs during World War II. Traditional war histories say little about sailors who rarely saw direct combat below active war decks but instead worked skilled jobs. Specialized sailors were often unseen as they worked below the waterline as, for example, electrician’s mates and boiler room firemen. These jobs were pivotal to keeping the ship running and allowed men to make use of their valuable time in the navy. This thesis argues that, although evolving naval culture led men to enter for various reasons, many entered to enhance their future ...


A Just And True Return: A Dataset Of Pennsylvania's Surviving County Slave Registries, Cory James Young 2021 Georgetown University

A Just And True Return: A Dataset Of Pennsylvania's Surviving County Slave Registries, Cory James Young

The Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD)

This dataset contains information on more than 6,000 Black people and their enslavers compiled from extant registries in twelve Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Allegheny, Bedford, Bucks, Centre, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Fayette, Lancaster, Washington, and Westmoreland. Pennsylvania's 1780 gradual abolition law required enslavers to register with their county clerk any people they wished to continue holding in lifetime slavery. A 1788 law required that they do the same for any children they wished to hold in twenty-eight-year term slavery. Complete registries provide the name, place of residence, and occupation of enslavers; the date they filed their registration; and the name ...


Remembering Kate Gleason: Introducing A Twentieth-Century Businesswoman To Twenty-First Century Students, Michael J. Brown, Rebecca Edwards, Tina O. Lent 2021 Rochester Institute of Technology

Remembering Kate Gleason: Introducing A Twentieth-Century Businesswoman To Twenty-First Century Students, Michael J. Brown, Rebecca Edwards, Tina O. Lent

The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal

In the fall of 2015, the faculty of the Museum Studies Program at RIT mounted an exhibition titled "Kate Gleason, Visionary: A Tribute on Her 150th Birthday." While Kate Gleason’s name is familiar on the RIT campus because the College of Engineering is named for her, this association obscures recognition of her many and varied accomplishments. The challenge we undertook was to contextualize her work in engineering within her other entrepreneurial endeavors in manufacturing, banking, and building, focusing on the innovation and vision that united them. In addition, we wanted Gleason’s career and accomplishments to be compelling and ...


Confronting Student Resistance To Ecofeminism: Three Perspectives, Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Holly Kent, Colleen Martell 2021 Bard College at SImon's Rock

Confronting Student Resistance To Ecofeminism: Three Perspectives, Jennifer Browdy De Hernandez, Holly Kent, Colleen Martell

The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal

Teaching ecofeminism is a dynamic, vital practice, demanding a great deal of both educators and students. At the heart of this essay is the question: how can we teach ecofeminism effectively? In this work, we reflect on our successes and failures teaching ecofeminism within various topics and in different settings. While each co-author of this piece brings ecofeminism into our classrooms, we do so in very different ways and have diverse approaches to making ecofeminist theories and ideas feel vital, necessary, and relevant for our students. In our essay, we aim to offer some productive and provocative suggestions and ideas ...


Minutes, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Minutes, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Minutes from the Directors' Meeting in December 1970


Book Reviews, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Book Reviews, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Reviews of Dibble and Newton (eds.), In Search of Gulf Coast Colonial History, by Laura D. S. HarreII; Smith, Strengthening the Florida Legislature: An Eagleton Study and Report, by Manning J . Dauer; Kammen, Empire and Interest: The American Colonies and the Politics of Mercantilism, by Trevor Colbourn; Lycan, Alexander Hamilton and American Foreign Policy, by Jack Sosin; Kerber, Federalists in Dissent: imagery and Ideology in Jefiersonian America, by Frank A. Cassell; Curtis, The Fox at Bay: Martin Van Buren and the Presidency, 1837-1841, by Thomas P. Govan; Bernath, Squall Across the Atlantic: American Civil War Prize Cases and Diplomacy, by ...


History News, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

History News, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Announcements and Activities


Sources For The History Of The Spanish Borderlands, William S. Coker 2021 University of Central Florida

Sources For The History Of The Spanish Borderlands, William S. Coker

Florida Historical Quarterly

The recent flurry of scholarly endeavors on Spanish Louisiana and the Spanish Floridas has revealed some new sources for the study of those areas. In addition to a number of new books and articles and some valuable reprints, several recent meetings have been devoted in whole or in part to resources and research opportunities for the Spanish era. The interest stimulated by this burst of activity led to the compilation of this note which reviews new sources available, indicates well-known collections and archival holdings that have been microfilmed and can now be purchased or borrowed on interlibrary loan, and mentions ...


Manuscript Aquisitions And Accessions, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Manuscript Aquisitions And Accessions, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

A list of acquisitions in Florida libraries of new books about Florida


Hamilton Disston's St. Cloud Sugar Plantation, 1887-1901, Pat Dodson 2021 University of Central Florida

Hamilton Disston's St. Cloud Sugar Plantation, 1887-1901, Pat Dodson

Florida Historical Quarterly

Florida history remembers Henry Bradley Plant and Henry Morrison Flagler because of the railroads and hotels that these two nineteenth century magnates built and because of the major impact that they had on state politics and on Florida’s economic growth. But Hamilton Disston of Philadelphia preceded them, and in fact, helped make their ventures possible. Disston’s own accomplishments may have had a greater influence than either Plant or Flagler in leading Florida into the twentieth century. A member of the prominent Pennsylvania saw-manufacturing family, D&ton was first attracted to Florida in the 1870s by the lunker black ...


Lord Dunmore's Loyalist Asylum In The Floridas, J. Leitch Wright, Jr. 2021 University of Central Florida

Lord Dunmore's Loyalist Asylum In The Floridas, J. Leitch Wright, Jr.

Florida Historical Quarterly

To the astonishment of many, Lord John Murray, fourth Earl of Dunmore, member of the House of Lords, formerly controversial colonial governor of New York and Virginia, became governor of the Bahama Islands in 1787. Immediately eyebrows were lifted and questions raised as to why the Earl had accepted the apparently insignificant governorship of islands whose total population, black and white, was not appreciably greater than that of Williamsburg when the colonial assembly had been in session. Dunmore had returned to America late in 1781 and had expected to resume his role as the Virginia governor in the wake of ...


Making Of Modern Tampa: A City Of The New South, 1885-1911, Durward Long 2021 University of Central Florida

Making Of Modern Tampa: A City Of The New South, 1885-1911, Durward Long

Florida Historical Quarterly

Historican have yet to devote the thought and research to urbanization in the South that the subject deserves. Coulter’s brief attention to the growth and role of cities and towns in the Reconstruction era, Van Woodward’s similarly brief concern with cities in his Origins of the New South, Ezell’s short treatment in his textbook survey, Park’s interpretative chapter in Couch’s Culture in the South, and Vance’s edited work on the recent South nearly exhaust the list of serious histories which offer even slight leads about southern urbanization. A survey of the Journal of Southern ...


The Case Against A Nineteenth-Century Cuba-Florida Slave Trade, Kenneth F. Kriple 2021 University of Central Florida

The Case Against A Nineteenth-Century Cuba-Florida Slave Trade, Kenneth F. Kriple

Florida Historical Quarterly

The belief that there existed a sizable clandestine traffic in Negro slaves between the island of Cuba and Florida after 1808 has been a persistent one in the historiography of slavery in the United States. There are, of course, many logical reasons for this persistence.


Title Page, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Title Page, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Title page for Volume 49, Number 4. Includes the Table of Contents


History News, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

History News, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Announcements and Activities


Florida History Research In Progress, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Florida History Research In Progress, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Book Reviews, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Book Reviews, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Knotts, See Yankeetown: History and Reminiscences by Ernest H. Jernigan; Clausen, Morrell, and Jones, Florida Department of State, Bureau of Historic Sites and Properties: Bulletin No. I, by Eugene Lyon; Ritcheson, Aftermath of Revolution: British Policy Toward the United States, 1783-1795, by Robert R. Rea; Peterson, Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation by Michael Kammen; Martin, The Amistad Affair, by Martin M. LaGodna; Starobin, Industrial Slavery in the Old South by Joe M. Richardson; Genovese, The World the Slaveholders Made, by Roger D. Bridges; Parker (ed.), The Structure of the Cotton Economy of the Antebellum South, by Julia F. Smith ...


Justice Samuel Douglas As Governor Marvin Remembered Him, Bertram H. Groene 2021 University of Central Florida

Justice Samuel Douglas As Governor Marvin Remembered Him, Bertram H. Groene

Florida Historical Quarterly

In February of 1896 forty-seven year old Bettie Douglas Lewis of Tallahassee, Florida, wrote a letter to aging William Marvin, former governor of the state of Florida. Mrs. Lewis’ mother was “Lizzie” Brown, oldest of former Governor Thomas Brown’s four daughters. Bettie’s father was Judge Samuel James Douglas, once Florida’s territorial judge of the middle district, located in Tallahassee, and later an associate justice of the Florida supreme court. Douglas died in 1873, and twenty-three years later, Bettie (Mrs. George Lewis) sought to preserve his history. Aside from her mother, Lizzie, there were few people then living ...


Tamiami Trail Blazers: A Personal Memoir, Russell Kay 2021 University of Central Florida

Tamiami Trail Blazers: A Personal Memoir, Russell Kay

Florida Historical Quarterly

Prior to the construction of the Tamiami Trail connecting the east and west coasts of Florida, the only cross-peninsular highway ran from Tampa to Daytona Beach. With the advent of automobiles in Florida shortly after the turn of the twentieth century, the possibility of constructing a highway across the Everglades was considered. It was a very controversial issue, however, and opponents argued that the giant cost and the great engineering problems would make the project impossible. Businessmen and chamber of commerce representatives on both coasts, however, insisted that it could be done. Shortly after the end of World War I ...


History Of The Blockhouse On The Withlacoochee, Tom Knotts 2021 University of Central Florida

History Of The Blockhouse On The Withlacoochee, Tom Knotts

Florida Historical Quarterly

The Animosity between the Florida Seminoles and the American settlers moving in from Georgia and the Carolinas which had been brewing for decades erupted into bloody conflict on December 28, 1835, when Major Francis L. Dade’s command was massacred near Wahoo Swamp, while enroute from Fort Brooke to Fort King. Osceola and a detachment of warriors murdered Wiley Thompson, Indian agent at Fort King, and Constantine Smith the same day as Dade’s massacre. Brigadier General Duncan L. Clinch, commander of the regular forces in Florida, clashed with the Indians three days later as he attempted to cross the ...


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