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Honoring The Ancestors: Historical Reclamation And Self-Determined Identities In Richmond And Rio De Janeiro, Autumn Rain Duke Barrett Jan 2014

Honoring The Ancestors: Historical Reclamation And Self-Determined Identities In Richmond And Rio De Janeiro, Autumn Rain Duke Barrett

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation focuses on how history is made meaningful in the present. I argue that within the United States and Brazil, historic narratives and sites are employed in legitimizing and contesting past and contemporary social inequity. National, regional, and local narratives tell the stories of how communities and their members came to be who and where they are in the present. Social hierarchies and inequity are naturalized and/or questioned through historic narratives. Formative education includes telling these stories to children. Commemorative events and monuments tell and re-tell stories to community members of all ages. Enculturation of historical identities, the ...


The Formation Of The Russian Medical Profession: A Comparison Of Power And Plagues In The Eighteenth And Nineteenth Centuries, Samuel Otto Schuth Jan 2014

The Formation Of The Russian Medical Profession: A Comparison Of Power And Plagues In The Eighteenth And Nineteenth Centuries, Samuel Otto Schuth

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No abstract provided.


Imagining Saigon: American Interpretations Of Saigon In The Twentieth Century, Evan Cordulack Jan 2013

Imagining Saigon: American Interpretations Of Saigon In The Twentieth Century, Evan Cordulack

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Saigon has occupied an important place in the American imagination. Captivated by its French colonial past, a diverse array of American writers romanticized the city's "tree-lined streets" as the "Paris of the East" and the "Pearl of the Orient." as the United States extended its influence in Vietnam over the course of the twentieth Century, culminating during the 1960s, Saigon experienced America's growing presence. Americans composed photographs and writings, both personal and published, to make sense of the changing city and the changing public opinion of the war. The juxtaposition of American-occupied French colonial architecture with the visual ...


Fixing What Has Been Broken: The United States' Actions In The Aftermath Of The Looting Of The Iraq National Museum During The 2003 Invasion, Jonathan David Yost Jan 2013

Fixing What Has Been Broken: The United States' Actions In The Aftermath Of The Looting Of The Iraq National Museum During The 2003 Invasion, Jonathan David Yost

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Clockmaking Clerics And Ropemaking Lawyers: Mixing Occupational Roles In Early Modern Spain, Aaron Joshua Gregory Jan 2012

Clockmaking Clerics And Ropemaking Lawyers: Mixing Occupational Roles In Early Modern Spain, Aaron Joshua Gregory

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Flying Under The Radar With The Royal Chicano Air Force: The Ongoing Politics Of Space And Ethnic Identity, Ella Maria Diaz Jan 2010

Flying Under The Radar With The Royal Chicano Air Force: The Ongoing Politics Of Space And Ethnic Identity, Ella Maria Diaz

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation explores the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), a Chicano/a arts collective that produced numerous murals in Sacramento, CA, for over forty years. Grounded in Mexican and US aesthetic traditions, their murals reflect cultural hybridity and re-imagine US history through a Chicano/a perspective. Many of their works were and are located in Sacramento's Chicano/a barrios, while others occupy interethnic, public space in the vicinity of the State Capitol. By encoding hidden Chicano/a iconographies within each mural, the RCAF offers what scholar Alicia Gaspar de Alba calls "alter-Native" narratives of American history because they posit ...


Next To The Man, And Not Forgotten: Gay Mcdougall And The Southern Africa Project Of The Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, 1963-1994, Myra Ann Houser Jan 2009

Next To The Man, And Not Forgotten: Gay Mcdougall And The Southern Africa Project Of The Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, 1963-1994, Myra Ann Houser

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Mission San Juan Bautista: Zooarchaeological Investigations At A California Mission, Michelle C. St. Clair Jan 2005

Mission San Juan Bautista: Zooarchaeological Investigations At A California Mission, Michelle C. St. Clair

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"Father Wasn't De Onlies' One Hidin' In De Woods": The Many Images Of Maroons Throughout The American South, Angela Alicia Williams Jan 2003

"Father Wasn't De Onlies' One Hidin' In De Woods": The Many Images Of Maroons Throughout The American South, Angela Alicia Williams

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Interminority Relations In The Early 1990s In California: Conflicts Among African-Americans, Latinos, And Asian-Americans, Akiko Yamazato Jan 2003

Interminority Relations In The Early 1990s In California: Conflicts Among African-Americans, Latinos, And Asian-Americans, Akiko Yamazato

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"Caretakers Of The Color Line": Southern Sheriffs Of The Twentieth Century, Grace Earle Hill Jan 2003

"Caretakers Of The Color Line": Southern Sheriffs Of The Twentieth Century, Grace Earle Hill

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Postcolonial Parodies Of The Creation Story In Olive Schreiner And Wilson Harris, Jamie Jacqueline Quatro Jan 1999

Postcolonial Parodies Of The Creation Story In Olive Schreiner And Wilson Harris, Jamie Jacqueline Quatro

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Ruffians And Revivalists: Manliness, Violence, And Religion In The Backcountry South, 1790-1840, Michael Simoncelli Jan 1999

Ruffians And Revivalists: Manliness, Violence, And Religion In The Backcountry South, 1790-1840, Michael Simoncelli

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


In Search Of The Southern Identity: The Lady, The Farmwife, And The Nonslaveholders Of York County Virginia, 1850-1860, Chesley Homan Flotten Jan 1998

In Search Of The Southern Identity: The Lady, The Farmwife, And The Nonslaveholders Of York County Virginia, 1850-1860, Chesley Homan Flotten

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


How Culture Shapes Rationality: A Study Of Mayan And Miskito Communities In Guatemala And Nicaragua, Tracy Devine Guzman Jan 1994

How Culture Shapes Rationality: A Study Of Mayan And Miskito Communities In Guatemala And Nicaragua, Tracy Devine Guzman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Islamic Revival Movements And Revolution: The Cases Of Iran And Egypt, Myriam Kati Fizazi-Hawkins Jan 1994

Islamic Revival Movements And Revolution: The Cases Of Iran And Egypt, Myriam Kati Fizazi-Hawkins

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Changing Role Of Women In Ireland: A Political And Legal Perspective, Mary Kathryn Ayers Jan 1992

The Changing Role Of Women In Ireland: A Political And Legal Perspective, Mary Kathryn Ayers

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Collapse Of Communism In East Germany 1945-1990, Kimberly Anne Clarke Jan 1991

The Collapse Of Communism In East Germany 1945-1990, Kimberly Anne Clarke

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Comecon: Its Function As A Soviet Political Instrument, Lisa Elizabeth Yando Jan 1991

Comecon: Its Function As A Soviet Political Instrument, Lisa Elizabeth Yando

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of The Relationship Between Cuba And The Soviet Union: 1959-1990, Lawrence R. Goldman Jan 1991

An Analysis Of The Relationship Between Cuba And The Soviet Union: 1959-1990, Lawrence R. Goldman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Potential For Colonial Period Archaeology In La Libertad, Peru, Ross W. Jamieson Jan 1990

The Potential For Colonial Period Archaeology In La Libertad, Peru, Ross W. Jamieson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


An Isolating And Repressive Force: The Image Of The Southern Lady In The Work Of Lee Smith, Deborah Rae Wesley Jan 1990

An Isolating And Repressive Force: The Image Of The Southern Lady In The Work Of Lee Smith, Deborah Rae Wesley

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Flannery O'Connor, Fyodor Dostoevsky And The Antimodernist Tradition, Katherine Hemple Prown Jan 1988

Flannery O'Connor, Fyodor Dostoevsky And The Antimodernist Tradition, Katherine Hemple Prown

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Sino-Soviet Dispute In Africa, 1974-1978, Charles Andrew Waters Jan 1982

The Sino-Soviet Dispute In Africa, 1974-1978, Charles Andrew Waters

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Southern Lady Ideal In The Life Of Cynthia Beverly Tucker, 1840-1870, Doris C. Sturzenberger Jan 1979

The Southern Lady Ideal In The Life Of Cynthia Beverly Tucker, 1840-1870, Doris C. Sturzenberger

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Pious Wives And "Hen-Pecked" Husbands: White Women, Evangelical Religion, And The Honor Ethic In The Old South, Sharon Elizabeth Romeo Jan 1977

Pious Wives And "Hen-Pecked" Husbands: White Women, Evangelical Religion, And The Honor Ethic In The Old South, Sharon Elizabeth Romeo

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Evolution Of The Soviet Bloc, Robert L. Hutchings Jan 1975

The Evolution Of The Soviet Bloc, Robert L. Hutchings

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.