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"It's Not Meant For Us": Exploring The Intersection Of Gentrification, Public Education, And Black Identity In Washington, D.C., Shea Winsett Jan 2019

"It's Not Meant For Us": Exploring The Intersection Of Gentrification, Public Education, And Black Identity In Washington, D.C., Shea Winsett

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation discusses themes of racial identity, meaning of space, and class through an exploration of the intersection of gentrification and public education in Washington, D.C. Through analysis of middle-class responses to gentrification I argue, 1) that the public education system is a site of gentrification, as it has become a site of capitalistic development and Black displacement; 2) that the American concept of race, including race relations, is not an aberration of typical American society, but a defining cultural feature; and 3) the best way to understand race and class in America is to use theory constructed from ...


Relationships, Credit, And Value: Analyzing Money As A Social Institution In Late Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Amanda White Gibson Jan 2016

Relationships, Credit, And Value: Analyzing Money As A Social Institution In Late Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Amanda White Gibson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Uniting Interests: The Economic Functions Of Marriage In America, 1750-1860, Lindsay Mitchell Keiter Jan 2016

Uniting Interests: The Economic Functions Of Marriage In America, 1750-1860, Lindsay Mitchell Keiter

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation, "Uniting Interests: Money, Property, and Marriage in America, 1750-1860," examines how marriage was an essential economic transaction that responded to the development of capitalism in early America. Drawing on scholarship on the history of economic development, household organization, law, and gender, I argue that families actively distributed resources at marriage as part of larger wealth management strategies that were sensitive to regional and national economic growth. I focus particularly on women's property holding and how families deployed the legal protection of women's property as bulwarks against financial disaster. This project restores the family and women to ...


Influences Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Fandom On Bias, Melissa Anne Gomez Jan 2015

Influences Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Fandom On Bias, Melissa Anne Gomez

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Stressed, Pregnant, And Behind Bars, Caroline Malory Kelsey Jan 2015

Stressed, Pregnant, And Behind Bars, Caroline Malory Kelsey

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Nineteenth Century Enslaved African Americans' Coping Strategies For The Stresses Of Enslavement In Virginia, Allison Michelle Campo Jan 2015

Nineteenth Century Enslaved African Americans' Coping Strategies For The Stresses Of Enslavement In Virginia, Allison Michelle Campo

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Inviting The Principle Gentlemen Of The City: Privacy, Exclusivity, And Food Complexity In Colonial Taverns, Lauren Elizabeth Gryctko Jan 2015

Inviting The Principle Gentlemen Of The City: Privacy, Exclusivity, And Food Complexity In Colonial Taverns, Lauren Elizabeth Gryctko

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Canary Red: Preserving Cochineal And Contrasting Colonial Histories On Lanzarote, Sarah Mattes Jan 2015

Canary Red: Preserving Cochineal And Contrasting Colonial Histories On Lanzarote, Sarah Mattes

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Afro-Barbadian Foodways: Analysis Of The Use Of Ceramics By Freed Afro-Barbadian Estate Workers, Camille Lois Chambers Jan 2015

Afro-Barbadian Foodways: Analysis Of The Use Of Ceramics By Freed Afro-Barbadian Estate Workers, Camille Lois Chambers

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Promoting Tourism, Selling A Nation: The Politics Of Representing National Identity In The United States 1930-1960, Sarah Elizabeth Mclennan Jan 2015

Promoting Tourism, Selling A Nation: The Politics Of Representing National Identity In The United States 1930-1960, Sarah Elizabeth Mclennan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Promoting Tourism, Selling a Nation: The Politics of Representing National Identity in the United States 1930-1960, focuses on tourism and public culture in the United States, examining how institutions and public sites interpret their history, and the impact these representations have on community and national identity. The project centers on the United States Travel Bureau, the first federal agency tasked with promoting U.S. tourism on a national scale. Through its publicity campaigns, the Bureau attempted to distill the diversity of communities and traditions in the United States into a cohesive vision of American identity and heritage---one it promoted both ...


"Members, Don't Git Weary": Max Roach, "Treme", And The Sound Of Resistance, Brian Edward Jones Jan 2015

"Members, Don't Git Weary": Max Roach, "Treme", And The Sound Of Resistance, Brian Edward Jones

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Confrontation Of Prejudice Towards Multiracials And Monoracials, Gandalf Nicolas Jan 2015

Confrontation Of Prejudice Towards Multiracials And Monoracials, Gandalf Nicolas

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Assessing The Effects Of Workplace Aggression And Normative Unethical Behaviors On Counselors' Perceptions Of Ethicality Using An Integrative Understanding Of Morality, Eleni Maria Honderich Jan 2014

Assessing The Effects Of Workplace Aggression And Normative Unethical Behaviors On Counselors' Perceptions Of Ethicality Using An Integrative Understanding Of Morality, Eleni Maria Honderich

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Acting ethically is a core facet of the counseling profession's identity, safeguarding clients from undue harm (ACA, 2005). Through an increased understanding of both detrimental and positive factors that can influence counselors' perceptions of ethical behaviors, the counseling profession can intervene accordingly; this knowledge may assist in managing the problem related to unethical infractions. However, ethical behavior is a multifaceted and complex phenomenon, leaving many factors to be explored and examined. Workplace aggression, exposure to normative unethical behaviors, and an integrated modal of morality constitute some of these factors that warrant further investigation. A dearth of research currently exists ...


'Tavern' By The Saltpan: New England Seafarers And The Politics Of Punch On La Tortuga Island, Venezuela, 1682-1782, Konrad A. Antczak Jan 2014

'Tavern' By The Saltpan: New England Seafarers And The Politics Of Punch On La Tortuga Island, Venezuela, 1682-1782, Konrad A. Antczak

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Dealing In Metaphors: Exploring The Materiality Of Trade On Virginia's Seventeenth Century Eastern Siouan Frontier, Madeleine Ailsworth Gunter Jan 2014

Dealing In Metaphors: Exploring The Materiality Of Trade On Virginia's Seventeenth Century Eastern Siouan Frontier, Madeleine Ailsworth Gunter

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Obscured Conflations, (Un)Bending Frames: Considering The Concept Of "Truth" In The Politics And Rhetoric Of The Religious Right, Anna Catharine Rosenkranz Jan 2014

Obscured Conflations, (Un)Bending Frames: Considering The Concept Of "Truth" In The Politics And Rhetoric Of The Religious Right, Anna Catharine Rosenkranz

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Technique Of The Poquoson-Style Log Canoe, David Andrews Moran Jan 2014

The Technique Of The Poquoson-Style Log Canoe, David Andrews Moran

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


From "Lying Low" To "Harmonious World": Changes In Chinese Foreign Policy From The 1970s To The 2000s, Charles Monahan Murray Jan 2014

From "Lying Low" To "Harmonious World": Changes In Chinese Foreign Policy From The 1970s To The 2000s, Charles Monahan Murray

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Possessing The Holy Land: The Palestine Exploration Fund And The American Palestine Exploration Society, Ashley M. Irizarry Jan 2014

Possessing The Holy Land: The Palestine Exploration Fund And The American Palestine Exploration Society, Ashley M. Irizarry

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Reynolds Affair, Party Politics And Sexuality In The Early Republic, Alexandra Marie Gross Jan 2014

The Reynolds Affair, Party Politics And Sexuality In The Early Republic, Alexandra Marie Gross

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Within-Person Relationships Among Prayer, Well-Being, And Daily Events, David Benjamin Newman Jan 2014

Within-Person Relationships Among Prayer, Well-Being, And Daily Events, David Benjamin Newman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


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

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Exhorting Or Extorting?: George Whitefield's Financial Controversies, Kristen Elizabeth Beales Jan 2014

Exhorting Or Extorting?: George Whitefield's Financial Controversies, Kristen Elizabeth Beales

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


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.


Community Building After Emancipation: An Anthropological Study Of Charles' Corner, Virginia, 1862-1922, Shannon Sheila Mahoney Jan 2013

Community Building After Emancipation: An Anthropological Study Of Charles' Corner, Virginia, 1862-1922, Shannon Sheila Mahoney

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The half-century marked by the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I was a critical period of cultural, social, and economic transition for African Americans in the southern United States. During the late nineteenth century, while African Americans were rebuilding communities and networks disrupted by enslavement and the ensuing Civil War, several settlements developed between Williamsburg and Yorktown on Virginia's lower peninsula. One of the settlements, Charles' Corner, is an optimal case study for understanding the gradual process of community building during a particularly challenging period of African American history dominated by systemic racism ...


From Kaolin To Claymount: Landscapes Of The 19th-Century James River Stoneware Industry, Oliver Maximilian Mueller-Heubach Jan 2013

From Kaolin To Claymount: Landscapes Of The 19th-Century James River Stoneware Industry, Oliver Maximilian Mueller-Heubach

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation will examine the James River stoneware tradition, which encompasses parts of Henrico, Dinwiddie, Prince George, and Charles City Counties, south and east of the Falls of the James at Richmond, Virginia. This area has one of the richest histories in American ceramics. The essential elements of stoneware production will be examined. This dissertation will provide the only comprehensive overview of this regional industry with in depth descriptions of the relevant potteries, potting families and their environment. Detailed description of ceramic forms and decorations specific to individual potters will be provided. The archaeological research done at the potting sites ...


"A Medley Of Contradictions": The Jewish Diaspora In St Eustatius And Barbados, Derek Robert Miller Jan 2013

"A Medley Of Contradictions": The Jewish Diaspora In St Eustatius And Barbados, Derek Robert Miller

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

During the 17th and 18th century a number of Jews settled on the English island of Barbados and the Dutch island of St. Eustatius. The Jews on both islands erected synagogues and a number of key structures essential for a practicing religious community. Although they had strong connections that spanned across geo-political boundaries, the synagogue compounds on each island became key places for the creation and maintenance of a Jewish community. I argue that these synagogue compounds represented diasporic places that must be understood through a tri-partite model that explores the relationships between the Jewish community and its hostland, other ...


The Nottoway Of Virginia: A Study Of Peoplehood And Political Economy, C.1775-1875, Buck Woodard Jan 2013

The Nottoway Of Virginia: A Study Of Peoplehood And Political Economy, C.1775-1875, Buck Woodard

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This research examines the social construction of a Virginia Indian reservation community during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Between 1824 and 1877 the Iroquoian-speaking Nottoway divided their reservation lands into individual partible allotments and developed family farm ventures that mirrored their landholding White neighbors. In Southampton's slave-based society, labor relationships with White landowners and "Free People of Color" impacted Nottoway exogamy and shaped community notions of peoplehood. Through property ownership and a variety of labor practices, Nottoway's kin-based farms produced agricultural crops, orchard goods and hogs for export and sale in an emerging agro-industrial economy. However, shifts ...


How Direct Descendants Of A School Lockout Achieved Academic Success: Resilience In The Educational Attainments Of Prince Edward County's Children, Randolph Williams Jan 2013

How Direct Descendants Of A School Lockout Achieved Academic Success: Resilience In The Educational Attainments Of Prince Edward County's Children, Randolph Williams

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.