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Charles E. Carlyle Sr., 2010 Georgia Southern University

Charles E. Carlyle Sr.

African American Funeral Programs, Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center, Bulloch County, Georgia

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"Neither The Hue Of Their Complexion Nor The Blood Of Afrik Have Any Connection With Cowardice:" The Impact Of British Slave Emancipation In The American Revolution, Murphy MacDuffey Wood 2010 James Madison University

"Neither The Hue Of Their Complexion Nor The Blood Of Afrik Have Any Connection With Cowardice:" The Impact Of British Slave Emancipation In The American Revolution, Murphy Macduffey Wood

Masters Theses, 2010-2019

The American Revolution teaches many important lessons concerning the struggle for freedom and independence. The voluminous record amassed by historians on the subject focuses on every aspect of the war from the Enlightenment’s influence on the writings of men like Thomas Jefferson down to the type of buttons worn on the uniforms of the combatants. The scant attention given to the role of slaves during and after the conflict belies the critical role these men and women played in shaping its outcome. Moreover, a closer evaluation of the strong desire to be free present in the slaves, and how ...


Civil War, 1861-1865 - Poetry, [1862] (Sc 2264), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Civil War, 1861-1865 - Poetry, [1862] (Sc 2264), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Mansucripts Small Collection 2264. Thirteen poems relating to the Civil War, some to be sung to popular tunes of the era, copied on lined ledger paper. Some of the poems praise the Union forces in the Kentucky battles of Mill Springs and Perryville; others relate to Lincoln's 1860 election and to Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan.


The Advent Of Universal Public Education In Virginia And Its Valley: Reconstruction Through The Progressive Era, 1865-1920, Paul N. Belmont III 2010 James Madison University

The Advent Of Universal Public Education In Virginia And Its Valley: Reconstruction Through The Progressive Era, 1865-1920, Paul N. Belmont Iii

Masters Theses, 2010-2019

Prior to 1870 there was no such thing as a public school in the state of Virginia, nor in most of the United States. History regards Reconstruction as a lost moment in time which failed to realize its potential to secure the full promises of freedom. The historiography rightly focuses on this ugly legacy of Reconstruction in a racially segregated south. Virginia’s Redeemer Democrats had rested political control from Radical Republicans by the ratification of the state’s 1870 Constitution. Virginia’s 1902 Constitution is rightly remembered for effectively disenfranchising blacks and poor whites. Yet, the promise of education ...


Moonshining In Rockingham County: A Case Study On Oral Traditions And Folkways, Tiffany W. Cole 2010 James Madison University

Moonshining In Rockingham County: A Case Study On Oral Traditions And Folkways, Tiffany W. Cole

Masters Theses, 2010-2019

Known as the second oldest profession, moonshining has had a significant presence in Rockingham County since the influx of Scots-Irish settlement in the Shenandoah Valley in the mid-1700s. Once used as a commodity for barter and sale and an ingredient in home remedies, a limited number of people still continue to make moonshine. But the practice is most widespread as the subject of oral histories and folklore as told by Rockingham County residents. Often framed as an honorable tradition whose practitioners were heroes and at times even martyrs in their communities, the collective narrative of those closest to moonshining—the ...


The Talented Mr. Littlepage & The Spirit Of ’76: An American Character Study, Chris R. Pullen 2010 James Madison University

The Talented Mr. Littlepage & The Spirit Of ’76: An American Character Study, Chris R. Pullen

Masters Theses, 2010-2019

The curious life of Lewis Littlepage, an American-born courtier in late eighteenth century Europe, revealed the true nature of the United States’ exceptional identity and highlighted the negative effects of social refinement on its unique character. Initially imbued with republican values, Littlepage traveled to Europe in order to pursue a practical political education that would render him useful to the U.S. However, the Virginian’s experiences overseas transformed him into a man unable to control his ambitions, incapable of feeling loyalty to any nation or set of principles, and more dedicated to his personal comfort and luxury than to ...


"Just Before A Mighty Earthquake:" Three Southwest Georgia Counties During The Secession Crisis, November 1860-January 1861, Thomas William Robinson 2010 James Madison University

"Just Before A Mighty Earthquake:" Three Southwest Georgia Counties During The Secession Crisis, November 1860-January 1861, Thomas William Robinson

Masters Theses, 2010-2019

This work discusses three counties in Georgia during the secession crisis from Abraham Lincoln's election in November 1860 until Georgia seceded from the Union in January 1861. The focus of this paper originally began with Thomas County, Georgia, the only county in southwest Georgia not to vote for secession. Research began with the simple idea of finding out why Thomas County's citizens opposed secession. Dougherty and Muscogee counties were included to add a broader scope to the research and make the paper more useful for comparison to other counties in Georgia. By using methodology consist with historical research ...


Asserting Republican Manhood And Bringing The Bashaw To Reason: The Evolution And Defense Of Republican Ideology During America's Tripolitan War, 1801-1805, Richard Trevor Smith 2010 James Madison University

Asserting Republican Manhood And Bringing The Bashaw To Reason: The Evolution And Defense Of Republican Ideology During America's Tripolitan War, 1801-1805, Richard Trevor Smith

Masters Theses, 2010-2019

This thesis is an analysis of the connection between republican ideology and America’s experience during the Tripolitan War, 1801-1805. Special focus is paid to the connection between early American republicanism and America’s perceptions of the Barbary states, with specific analysis of racial, religious, and social issues which influenced American policy at the time. To accomplish this, Chapter One provides an overview of early perceptions of the Barbary pirates by the United States, in order to better establish the pirates as a barbarous and uncivilized “other” in the eyes of Americans. Chapter Two, then, begins with a brief description ...


European Views On Ottomans: Beyond Religious And Military Polemics, Kurt F. Vossler 2010 James Madison University

European Views On Ottomans: Beyond Religious And Military Polemics, Kurt F. Vossler

Masters Theses, 2010-2019

This thesis examines the writings of European diplomats, travelers and merchants in the Ottoman Empire in order to demonstrate that the historiographical tradition of the Ottomans as enemy to all Europeans was not the only opinion expressed in the early modern sources. Instead, the thesis will show that while the polemical voices were an important part of early modern European thought, they were responses to specific events in the course of European and Ottoman history, and they were not the only views held by diplomats and travelers familiar with the Ottoman Empire. In fact, the source material spans a wide ...


The River And The Factory: Momentum And Shifting Dynamics Between The Shenandoah River And Avtex Fibers, 1939-1989, Christina Wulf 2010 James Madison University

The River And The Factory: Momentum And Shifting Dynamics Between The Shenandoah River And Avtex Fibers, 1939-1989, Christina Wulf

Masters Theses, 2010-2019

From 1940-1989, a huge rayon factory—at one time the largest in the world—operated on the banks of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in the Town of Front Royal, Virginia. Three different companies owned the facility: American Viscose Corporation (AVC) built it in 1939 and ran it until 1963 when the Food Machinery Corporation (FMC Corp.) conglomerate purchased AVC. In 1976, an FMC executive bought the rayon plant in Front Royal in a leveraged buyout, renaming the facility Avtex Fibers, Inc. From early on, the plant had serious problems with waste materials—including many toxic substances—produced ...


Gender And Justice: The Experience Of Female Lawyers In Indiananapolis, Jessica Louise Nelson 2010 Butler University

Gender And Justice: The Experience Of Female Lawyers In Indiananapolis, Jessica Louise Nelson

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

"Gentleman M.B". is recorded in United States history as far back as 1638, and was a successful landowner, local leader, and attorney to the governor. What is not translated is that this gentleman was, in fact, a woman: Margaret Brent was the first known female attorney, and would be the only one allowed entrance to the Bar for more than 200 years. Even though centuries later, in 1869, Myra Bradwell (Illinois), Mary Magoon (Iowa) and Belle Mansfield (Iowa) gained access to the legal community, women remained an outcast minority until very recently. A mere two percent of the profession ...


Negotiating The Cultural Turn As Universities Adopt A Corporate Model In An Economic Downturn, Timothy B. Powell 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Negotiating The Cultural Turn As Universities Adopt A Corporate Model In An Economic Downturn, Timothy B. Powell

Departmental Papers (Religious Studies)

I would like to begin by thanking Jerry McGann for inviting me to engage in this vital discussion. As someone who works with Native American communities, which are rarely represented in forums like this one, it means a great deal to have these indigenous voices recognized and authorized. I would also like to thank Ken Price for his very thoughtful essay. This response seeks to pursue in greater depth an issue raised by Ken’s comparison between the Walt Whitman Archive, a “single author-based” project begun in 1995, and Civil War Washington, a “theme-based” archive currently in development. More specifically ...


The Effect Of 24-Hour Television News On American Democracy And The Daily Show As A Counterbalance To 24-Hour News: A History, Thomas W. Queen 2010 College of William and Mary

The Effect Of 24-Hour Television News On American Democracy And The Daily Show As A Counterbalance To 24-Hour News: A History, Thomas W. Queen

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This work examines the historical implications of 24-hour television news on elections and policy in America. In two moments, the 2000 presidential election and the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq, the 24-hour news medium shaped the course of American history. 24-Hour news had such influence because of the psychological power of the television medium combined with its broad audience; it created, spread, and solidified beliefs based on untruths that ultimately interfered with an American election and the implementation of major American foreign policy. The work also explores the most effective counterbalance to 24-hour news: the satirical comedy program The ...


What We Talk About When We Talk About The Soul, Stephen Asma 2010 Columbia College Chicago

What We Talk About When We Talk About The Soul, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The author discusses the popularity among college students of the concept of the soul, and attempts to place it in its proper context. He dispenses with orthodox theological arguments and New Age arguments as scientifically untenable. He takes a so-called Wittgensteinian approach, noting soul's linguistic significance. He analyzes expressions which use the concept of soul and concludes that they are qualitatively different from testable factual expressions. He notes that soul talk is about hopes and aspirations, inspiration, or feelings deeper than friendship. He assigns it meaning outside of scientific concepts. He likens expressions of soul to creative and ethical ...


The Grizzly, May 6, 2010, Caitlin Dalik, Katie Callahan, Michael Delaney, Ryan Collins, Jessica Neuman, Lisa Jobe, James Kilduff, Cory Kram, Elizabeth Mahoney, Zach Shamberg, Carly Siegler, Helen Ann Coin, Nick Pane, Shane Eachus 2010 Ursinus College

The Grizzly, May 6, 2010, Caitlin Dalik, Katie Callahan, Michael Delaney, Ryan Collins, Jessica Neuman, Lisa Jobe, James Kilduff, Cory Kram, Elizabeth Mahoney, Zach Shamberg, Carly Siegler, Helen Ann Coin, Nick Pane, Shane Eachus

Ursinus College Grizzly Newspaper

Students in Free Enterprise Wins Regional Competition • Ursinus Celebrates Student Artwork with Annual Exhibit • Students Volunteer with UCARE's Community Week • Gala to Benefit Education in Haiti • Ursinus Bike Share Goes National • Seniors Reflect on UC Memories • Senior Spotlight: UC Softball's Lauren Davis-Macedonia; Track and Field's Travis Youngs


Lanthorn, Vol. 44, No. 61, May 6, 2010, Grand Valley State University 2010 Grand Valley State University

Lanthorn, Vol. 44, No. 61, May 6, 2010, Grand Valley State University

Volume 44, July 8, 2009 - June 7, 2010

Lanthorn is Grand Valley State's student newspaper, published from 1968 to the present.


Chenault, Effie Mai (Sc 2259), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Chenault, Effie Mai (Sc 2259), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2259. Items belonging to Effie Mai Chenault, including a letter from her brother while she was at Fanning Orphan School in Nashville, Tennessee, 1909; her report card from Bowling Green High School, 1912; and a letter and pamphlet related to the progress of Bowling Green High School, 1912.


Van Winkle, Loretta (Sc 2253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Van Winkle, Loretta (Sc 2253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2253. Paper: "Josephine Calvert, 1864-1956, Bowling Green, Kentucky" written by Loretta Van Winkle for a history class at Western Kentucky University. The paper is a biographical look at Calvert, a lifelong resident of Bowling Green, and her family. The paper is based on a collection of family letters in the Kentucky Library & Museum, WKU.


Carroll, Elizabeth (Rodes), 1908-1984 - Collector (Sc 2255), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Carroll, Elizabeth (Rodes), 1908-1984 - Collector (Sc 2255), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2255. Personal letters (2) written by John B. Rodes to his grandchildren Betsy and Sallie Carroll, all of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Paper: "The Father of Bowling Green," about Robert Moore, written by Sallie Carroll, as well as a letter explaining the contents of the collection from Elizabeth (Rodes) Carroll.


Childress, Nellie J., 1883-1987 (Sc 2263), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Childress, Nellie J., 1883-1987 (Sc 2263), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2263. Letters (2) written by Nell Childress, Auburn, Kentucky, to her friends Louise Blakey and Margie Helm in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The 1962 letter describes the commemorative locomotive "The General" that visited Auburn during the Civil War centennial. The other letter discusses community events, particularly information about the Auburn Baptist Church.


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