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A School For Leaders: Continental Army Officer Training And Civilian Leadership In The Trans-Appalachian West, David Lawrence Ward Jan 2019

A School For Leaders: Continental Army Officer Training And Civilian Leadership In The Trans-Appalachian West, David Lawrence Ward

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This paper investigates the Continental Army’s junior leaders (sergeants, ensigns, lieutenants, and captains) who moved westward postwar and used the abilities acquired during military training in their new communities in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio. This skill set included leading diverse individuals under arduous conditions, functioning within a bureaucracy, performing managerial tasks, and maintaining law and order in nascent communities. The Continental Army’s leadership development program for junior leaders centered on Baron von Steuben’s Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States, better known as the Blue Book. Unlike other contemporary military manuals ...


"By The Dear, Immortal Memory Of Washington"/The Baptists, Culture, And The Law In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Douglas Breton Jul 2018

"By The Dear, Immortal Memory Of Washington"/The Baptists, Culture, And The Law In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Douglas Breton

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"By the Dear, Immortal Memory of Washington" Americans have long used the Founding Fathers as symbols of patriotism, invoking their names and using their images whenever they wish to demonstrate that a particular way of thinking or acting is true to American ideals. The vague patriotic image of the founders tends to eclipse their actual character, allowing diverse and competing movements to all use them. This has been especially true of George Washington, who long enjoyed a preeminent and almost mythic status among the founders. During the 1860s, both secessionists and unionists claimed him as their own in order to ...


Dolly Parton And Southern Womanhood / Race, Respectability, And Sexuality In The Mid-Century South, Madalyn Bell Jun 2017

Dolly Parton And Southern Womanhood / Race, Respectability, And Sexuality In The Mid-Century South, Madalyn Bell

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“There is No Such Thing as Natural Beauty”: Dolly Parton’s Cinematic Performances and Concepts of Southern Womanhood Despite the influx of scholarship surrounding popular film and gender in recent years, little to no studies focus on one star’s impact on concepts of identity. The existing scholarship tends to investigate how types of films influence spectators’ understanding of the identities represented on screen. For instance, a study of female friendship films would argue that the spectators’ concepts of relationships and female to female interaction would be influenced. This paper aims to study one actress whose multiple representations of the ...


Native Citizens And French Refugees: Exploring The Aftermath Of The Haitian Revolution, Frances Bell Jan 2017

Native Citizens And French Refugees: Exploring The Aftermath Of The Haitian Revolution, Frances Bell

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“Native Citizens!” Citizenship, Family, and Governance During the Haitian Revolution, 1789-1806 Given the upheaval of the Haitian Revolution, and first head-of-state Jean-Jacques Dessalines’s insistence on divesting Haiti from all French influence, it is unsurprising that many historians have depicted Dessalines’s rule as a dramatic rupture; the end of an old state, and the beginning of a new one. However, despite Dessalines’s stated desire to divest from French influence, he continued to use the language of citizenship in legal texts, speeches, and proclamations, despite its strong association with French republicanism. By examining legislative texts and proclamations from 1793 ...


The Infusion Of Stars And Stripes: Sectarianism And National Unity In Little Syria, New York, 1890-1905, Manal Kabbani Jan 2016

The Infusion Of Stars And Stripes: Sectarianism And National Unity In Little Syria, New York, 1890-1905, Manal Kabbani

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


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

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Cherries From The Tree: National Identity And The Hero Construction Of George Washington, 1799-1829, Jack Thomas Masterson Jan 2016

Cherries From The Tree: National Identity And The Hero Construction Of George Washington, 1799-1829, Jack Thomas Masterson

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

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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 ...


"The Pretended Riot Explained": Citizen Sovereignty And The Mashpee Revolt, Michaela Kleber Jan 2015

"The Pretended Riot Explained": Citizen Sovereignty And The Mashpee Revolt, Michaela Kleber

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"In Noe Wise Cruelly Whipped": Indentured Servitude, Household Violence, And The Law In Seventeenth-Century Virginia, Caylin Elizabeth Carbonell Jan 2015

"In Noe Wise Cruelly Whipped": Indentured Servitude, Household Violence, And The Law In Seventeenth-Century Virginia, Caylin Elizabeth Carbonell

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"Pretty Girls And Fascinating Boys" : The Adolescent Journey Of Evangelical Youths, 1970-2000, Maria Alexandria Kane Jan 2015

"Pretty Girls And Fascinating Boys" : The Adolescent Journey Of Evangelical Youths, 1970-2000, Maria Alexandria Kane

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In 1978, James Dobson, psychologist and founder of the conservative evangelical group Focus on the Family, Inc., published Preparing for Adolescence: Advice from One of America's Foremost Family Psychologists on How to Survive the Coming Years of Change. Over the next twenty years Dobson's pocket-sized advice manual went on to sell over a million copies and symbolized the desire of white conservative evangelicals to control the moral and social development of adolescents---and in turn the nation. During the same period, black conservative evangelicals were engaged in a separate yet equally vocal struggle to support adolescents and their families ...


Fears In Concrete Forms: Modernity And Horror In The United States; 1880-1939., Kevin C. Valliant Jan 2015

Fears In Concrete Forms: Modernity And Horror In The United States; 1880-1939., Kevin C. Valliant

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Scary entertainment is an oft maligned genre of popular culture. It is, however, ubiquitous in modem society with television shows, movies, and countless books all dealing with monsters and other horrors. Modem scary entertainment began to take shape during the late nineteenth century and proliferated in the earlier twentieth with the rise of pulp magazines, radio shows, and motion pictures. Through a study of short stories, films and other primary sources, this dissertation explores how scary entertainment was shaped by political and social discourses of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This dissertation argues that far from dealing with ...


Sea Of Change : Race, Abolitionism, And Reform In The New England Whale Fishery, Justin Andrew Pariseau Jan 2015

Sea Of Change : Race, Abolitionism, And Reform In The New England Whale Fishery, Justin Andrew Pariseau

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Bound together across lines of color and lass, Nantucket and New Bedford residents pursued the unique economic opportunities presented by whaling during the nineteenth century. Whaling was becoming a major industrial enterprise with few available options to fulfill the labor needs required for the whaling crews, ropewalks, blacksmith shops, and sail lofts that made it possible for Nantucket and New Bedford whaleships to transit the globe. Whaling thus generated the jobs that made it possible for free black communities to thrive. People of color consequently turned the need for labor to their advantage. Drawn by the financial opportunities that the ...


Poor And Dead And Much Involved: The Afterlife Of Private Debt In Post-Revolutionary Virginia., Jackson Norman Sasser Jan 2015

Poor And Dead And Much Involved: The Afterlife Of Private Debt In Post-Revolutionary Virginia., Jackson Norman Sasser

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


In The "Spirit Of Investigation And Experiment": John Minson Galt Ii And Social Reform At The Eastern Asylum, Elise Aminta Salles Jan 2015

In The "Spirit Of Investigation And Experiment": John Minson Galt Ii And Social Reform At The Eastern Asylum, Elise Aminta Salles

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Brafferton Estate: Harvard, William And Mary, And Religion In The Early Modern English Atlantic World, Mark Mulligan Jan 2015

The Brafferton Estate: Harvard, William And Mary, And Religion In The Early Modern English Atlantic World, Mark Mulligan

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No abstract provided.


A Widow's Purview: A Microhistory Of Widowhood And Gender Relations In The Late Eighteenth-Century Virginia Backcountry, Eve Bourbeau-Allard Jan 2015

A Widow's Purview: A Microhistory Of Widowhood And Gender Relations In The Late Eighteenth-Century Virginia Backcountry, Eve Bourbeau-Allard

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Networks In Favor Of Liberty: St Eustatius As An EntrepôT Of Goods And Information During The American Revolution, Sarah Marie Vlasity Jan 2015

Networks In Favor Of Liberty: St Eustatius As An EntrepôT Of Goods And Information During The American Revolution, Sarah Marie Vlasity

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


From Charlesfort To Jamestown: French And English Imperial Efforts In Early American History, Cornelia Thompson Jan 2015

From Charlesfort To Jamestown: French And English Imperial Efforts In Early American History, Cornelia Thompson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Continental Army: Leadership School Of The Early Republic, David Lawrence Ward Jan 2015

The Continental Army: Leadership School Of The Early Republic, David Lawrence Ward

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


False Emissaries: The Jesuits Among The Piscataways In Early Colonial Maryland, 1634-1648, Kathleen Elizabeth Scorza Jan 2015

False Emissaries: The Jesuits Among The Piscataways In Early Colonial Maryland, 1634-1648, Kathleen Elizabeth Scorza

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"Distresses Of Mind, Body, And Estate": The Connection Between Status And Property In Colonial Virginia As Exhibited By Loyalist Claims, Kasey Marie Sease Jan 2015

"Distresses Of Mind, Body, And Estate": The Connection Between Status And Property In Colonial Virginia As Exhibited By Loyalist Claims, Kasey Marie Sease

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Hawaiian Emancipation?: Slavery, Free Labor, And Indentured Labor In Nineteenth-Century Hawaii, Mark Thomas Guerci Jan 2015

Hawaiian Emancipation?: Slavery, Free Labor, And Indentured Labor In Nineteenth-Century Hawaii, Mark Thomas Guerci

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.


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 ...


"A Mode Of Correcting The Existing Evils": Swindlers, Inland Passage Tickets, And The Federalization Of Immigration Policy In The Antebellum United States, Joseph Patrick Fitzgibbon Jan 2015

"A Mode Of Correcting The Existing Evils": Swindlers, Inland Passage Tickets, And The Federalization Of Immigration Policy In The Antebellum United States, Joseph Patrick Fitzgibbon

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Of Circuit Riders And Circuit Courts: A Case Study Of The Methodist Border Conflict In Antebellum Virginia, Douglas Paul Gleason Jan 2015

Of Circuit Riders And Circuit Courts: A Case Study Of The Methodist Border Conflict In Antebellum Virginia, Douglas Paul Gleason

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No abstract provided.


Temptress Of The Stage: Whither The Widow-Woman?, Kathryn Elizabeth Snyder Jan 2014

Temptress Of The Stage: Whither The Widow-Woman?, Kathryn Elizabeth Snyder

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Grandfathers At War: Practical Politics Of Identity At Delaware Town, Melissa Ann Eaton Jan 2014

Grandfathers At War: Practical Politics Of Identity At Delaware Town, Melissa Ann Eaton

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This research explores the meaning, construction, representation, and function of Delaware ethnic identity during the 1820s. In 1821, nearly 2,000 Delawares (self-referentially called Lenape) crossed the Mississippi River and settled in Southwest Missouri as a condition of the Treaty of St. Marys. This dissertation argues that effects of this emigration sparked a vigorous reconsideration of ethnic identity and cultural representation. Traditionally, other Eastern Algonquian groups recognized Delawares by the metaphoric kinship status of "grandfather." Both European and Colonial governments also established Delawares as preferential clients and trading partners. Yet, as the Delawares immigrated into a new "western" Superintendency of ...


Thoroughly Modern: African American Women's Dress And The Culture Of Consumption In Cleveland, Ohio 1890-1940, Deanda Marie Johnson Jan 2014

Thoroughly Modern: African American Women's Dress And The Culture Of Consumption In Cleveland, Ohio 1890-1940, Deanda Marie Johnson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

African American women have been absent from much of the writing on consumption and the making of modernity. This dissertation responds to these absences, using dress, a highly visible form of consumption, to examine how African American women in Cleveland, Ohio experienced modernity through the culture of consumption from 1890-1940, in the context of urbanization, migration, and the Great Depression.;In looking at African American women's dress during this period, this dissertation will explore the clothed body not simply as a theoretical abstraction, but part of a lived experience in which production and consumption are not mutually exclusive. This ...