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From The Middle Of Nowhere: Place-Making On My Supermodern American Road, Maxwell Allen Werner Jan 2013

From The Middle Of Nowhere: Place-Making On My Supermodern American Road, Maxwell Allen Werner

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Utopian Spaces: Mormons And Icarians In Nauvoo, Illinois, Sarah Jaggi Lee Jan 2009

Utopian Spaces: Mormons And Icarians In Nauvoo, Illinois, Sarah Jaggi Lee

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Nauvoo, Illinois was the setting for two important social experiments in the middle of the nineteenth century. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormons, made this city their headquarters of their rapidly expanding church from 1838 until 1846. Only three years after the departure of the Mormons, a group of Frenchmen calling themselves Icarians came to the same spot to realize a system of communal living and brotherhood that lasted in Nauvoo until 1856. While several studies have been devoted to these groups, as yet none have combined a study of the two communities ...


Continuity And Change In A Southern Community: Commercial And Occupational Development In Mid-Nineteenth Century Orange County, North Carolina, Andrew Hunter Heffner Jan 2005

Continuity And Change In A Southern Community: Commercial And Occupational Development In Mid-Nineteenth Century Orange County, North Carolina, Andrew Hunter Heffner

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


King Bacca's Throne: Land, Life, And Labor In The Old Bright Belt Since 1880, Evan Patrick Bennett Jan 2005

King Bacca's Throne: Land, Life, And Labor In The Old Bright Belt Since 1880, Evan Patrick Bennett

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In the late nineteenth century, bright tobacco came to dominate the agricultural production of the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont. as the cultivation of bright tobacco spread, it created a new economy and social order centered on small, family-operated farms. For over a century, tobacco remained at the center of the region's economic and social order, even as numerous economic, technological and cultural forces reshaped the realities of tobacco agriculture. This dissertation explores the effects of these forces on the lives of the region's farm families. While many historian's have described tobacco farm life in terms of inexorable decline ...


Ruled With A Pen: Land, Language, And The Invention Of Maine, Gavin James Taylor Jan 2000

Ruled With A Pen: Land, Language, And The Invention Of Maine, Gavin James Taylor

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

As Europeans expanded across North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, they parceled their territorial acquisitions into a variety of administrative subdivisions. Naming and dividing the land became an integral part of the project of colonization; the conquest of territory involved the transformation of unknown places into clearly defined jurisdictions. This dissertation examines the invention of one jurisdiction, the state of Maine, viewing the evolution of its borders as a reflection of the growth of state power in the region. Seeing an inextricable link between social and territorial boundaries, it ties the development of the territory of Maine to ...


The Illustrated Map: Cartography And Power In Seventeenth Century Virginia, Christine Jeanette Green Jan 2000

The Illustrated Map: Cartography And Power In Seventeenth Century Virginia, Christine Jeanette Green

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Designing Carolina: The Construction Of An Early American Social And Geographical Landscape, 1670-1719, Meaghan N. Duff Jan 1998

Designing Carolina: The Construction Of An Early American Social And Geographical Landscape, 1670-1719, Meaghan N. Duff

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study explores the promotion, population and settlement of the Carolina lowcountry and evaluates the colony's pioneer years, the period before an English-dominated plantation society achieved supremacy. Many designers participated in the construction of proprietary South Carolina's social and geographical landscapes. The explorers and propagandists who first characterized the colony for European audiences developed the region in the minds of potential emigrants. their recruitment campaigns determined in part the people who colonized the province. The Lords Proprietors and their agents, who devised an elaborate settlement program set forth in the Fundamental Constitutions and other land policies, influenced how ...


The Agricultural Population Of Surry County, Virginia 1850-1860: Re-Examining Wealth Distribution In The Antebellum South, Jeffrey L. Holland Jan 1995

The Agricultural Population Of Surry County, Virginia 1850-1860: Re-Examining Wealth Distribution In The Antebellum South, Jeffrey L. Holland

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"A Handsomely Improved Place" : Economic, Social, And Gender-Role Development In A Backcountry Town, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1750-1810, Judith A. Ridner Jan 1994

"A Handsomely Improved Place" : Economic, Social, And Gender-Role Development In A Backcountry Town, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1750-1810, Judith A. Ridner

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

As a social history of the town and people of Carlisle, Pennsylvania from 1750 to 1810, this dissertation traces the evolution of communal identity in the early American backcountry. By focusing on the growth and development of one urban community, this work details not only how and why one group of backcountry inhabitants took pride in their town's outward accomplishments and material prosperity, but also explains how Carlisle's evolutionary growth prompted the town's people to see themselves as key players in an economic and social universe that stretched far beyond the geographic boundaries of their localized realm ...


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 ...


Rediscovering The Dead: Practical Applications Of Remote Sensing In Historic Cemeteries, Michael A. Strutt Jan 1991

Rediscovering The Dead: Practical Applications Of Remote Sensing In Historic Cemeteries, Michael A. Strutt

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"Near The Governor's": Patterns Of Development Of Three Properties Along Williamsburg's Palace And Nicholson Streets In The Eighteenth Century, Patricia Merle Samford Jan 1990

"Near The Governor's": Patterns Of Development Of Three Properties Along Williamsburg's Palace And Nicholson Streets In The Eighteenth Century, Patricia Merle Samford

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Private Land Development In Williamsburg, 1699-1748: Building A Community, Cathleene Betz Hellier Jan 1989

Private Land Development In Williamsburg, 1699-1748: Building A Community, Cathleene Betz Hellier

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Spatial Analysis Of Sugar Plantations On St Eustatius N.A, James A. Delle Jan 1989

A Spatial Analysis Of Sugar Plantations On St Eustatius N.A, James A. Delle

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Soils On Settlement Location In Colonial Tidewater, Virginia, Craig Lukezic Jan 1986

The Effect Of Soils On Settlement Location In Colonial Tidewater, Virginia, Craig Lukezic

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Evolution Of Mill Settlement Patterns In The Antietam Drainage, Washington County, Maryland, Susan Winter Frye Jan 1984

Evolution Of Mill Settlement Patterns In The Antietam Drainage, Washington County, Maryland, Susan Winter Frye

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Development Of Building Patterns In Tidewater Virginia, 1620--1670, Martha Irene Pallante Jan 1982

The Development Of Building Patterns In Tidewater Virginia, 1620--1670, Martha Irene Pallante

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"An Unsettled Disposition": Social Structure And Geographic Mobility In Amelia County, Virginia, 1768--1794, Paula Martinac Jan 1979

"An Unsettled Disposition": Social Structure And Geographic Mobility In Amelia County, Virginia, 1768--1794, Paula Martinac

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Growth In A Frontier Society: Population Increases In The Northern Neck Of Virginia, Karla V. Mackesson Jan 1976

Growth In A Frontier Society: Population Increases In The Northern Neck Of Virginia, Karla V. Mackesson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Patterns Of Settlement In The James River Basin, 1607-1642, John Frederick Fausz Jan 1971

Patterns Of Settlement In The James River Basin, 1607-1642, John Frederick Fausz

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.