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Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

United States History

1984

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Benjamin Stoddert Ewell : A Biography, Anne W. Chapman Jan 1984

Benjamin Stoddert Ewell : A Biography, Anne W. Chapman

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This dissertation is a study of the life and career of Benjamin Stoddert Ewell (1810-1894). A grandson of the first United States Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddert, and son of an old Virginia family, Benjamin Ewell grew up in Prince William County, Virginia, during the early days of the American republic. Although educated at the United States Military Academy, Ewell rejected the military life for a career in college teaching and administration. After holding faculty chairs at Hampden-Sydney College (1839-46) and Washington College (1846-48), Ewell became, in 1848, president pro-tempore of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg ...


Russian-American Relations In Northeast Asia During The Nineteenth Century, Donald Blinn Wenger Jan 1984

Russian-American Relations In Northeast Asia During The Nineteenth Century, Donald Blinn Wenger

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Why, at the end of the nineteenth century, did the long Russo-American friendship turn into a bitter rivalry? Why was Manchuria prized sufficiently by each to risk jeopardizing this friendship? In answering these questions an attempt is made to view the relationship from both the Russian and American standpoints, since the actions of one, whether economic, political or military, frequently prompted counter-moves from the other.;To obtain a broad perspective the whole century is included. Attention is centered on Northeast Asia, for it was in that region that Russian-American interactions were most numerous and where the expansionist drives of both ...


Patrician Culture, Public Ritual And Political Authority In Virginia, 1680-1740, Carter L. Hudgins Jan 1984

Patrician Culture, Public Ritual And Political Authority In Virginia, 1680-1740, Carter L. Hudgins

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During the political squabbles in Virginia that alienated royal governors, burgesses, councilors, and freeholders from one another between 1680 and 1740, middling planters displayed a tendency to ignore the wisdom of their social and economic betters and swayed the colony toward a new political style. When it suited their aspirations, governors, councilors, and burgesses plunged into the business of wooing the freeholders and thus encouraged the electoral ascendancy of the colony's middling men, but at other times they viewed the changes in Virginia's political etiquette suspiciously and objected to what they interpreted as a dangerous trend toward too ...


The Gospel Of Preservation In Virginia And New England : Historic Preservation And The Regeneration Of Traditionalism, James Michael Lindgren Jan 1984

The Gospel Of Preservation In Virginia And New England : Historic Preservation And The Regeneration Of Traditionalism, James Michael Lindgren

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Historic preservation movements and their philosophies generally have been overlooked by historians as particular reflections of their periods. This is a cultural history, therefore, of two organizations--the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA, 1889) and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA, 1910)--from their establishment through the Progressive era. Since both organizations mirrored the perspectives, class, and culture of their organizers and leaders, this study relies upon the published and unpublished writings of the leading preservationists. Fearing that society had abandoned the traditions associated with their ancestors, they preached a Gospel of Preservation, a ...


John Leacock's "The Fall Of British Tyranny" In The Whig Propaganda Offensive: The Personalization Of The Revolution, Philip Bigler Jan 1984

John Leacock's "The Fall Of British Tyranny" In The Whig Propaganda Offensive: The Personalization Of The Revolution, Philip Bigler

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No abstract provided.


Mark Twain, Richard Irving Dodge, And The Indian: Myth And Disillusionment, Carol Van Dessel Vaugh Jan 1984

Mark Twain, Richard Irving Dodge, And The Indian: Myth And Disillusionment, Carol Van Dessel Vaugh

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No abstract provided.


Historical Archaeology At Jamestown, Virginia, Roni Hinote Polk Jan 1984

Historical Archaeology At Jamestown, Virginia, Roni Hinote Polk

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No abstract provided.


Southern Attitudes Towards Europe During The Civil War, Kevin Quinlan Jan 1984

Southern Attitudes Towards Europe During The Civil War, Kevin Quinlan

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No abstract provided.


Indian Slavery In Colonial Virginia And South Carolina, Kevin Jay Bertelsen Jan 1984

Indian Slavery In Colonial Virginia And South Carolina, Kevin Jay Bertelsen

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No abstract provided.


"A Dutiful Obedient Wife": The Journal Of Elizabeth Foote Washington Of Virginia, 1779-1796, Linda Eileen Parris Jan 1984

"A Dutiful Obedient Wife": The Journal Of Elizabeth Foote Washington Of Virginia, 1779-1796, Linda Eileen Parris

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No abstract provided.


Sexual Mores Among The Eastern Woodland Indians, Lisa Louise Broberg Jan 1984

Sexual Mores Among The Eastern Woodland Indians, Lisa Louise Broberg

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No abstract provided.


"Cry Havoc And Let Loose The Dogs Of War": Canines And The Colonial American Military Experience, Mark A. Mastromarino Jan 1984

"Cry Havoc And Let Loose The Dogs Of War": Canines And The Colonial American Military Experience, Mark A. Mastromarino

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No abstract provided.


"So Good A Work": The Brafferton School, 1691-1777, Karen A. Stuart Jan 1984

"So Good A Work": The Brafferton School, 1691-1777, Karen A. Stuart

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No abstract provided.


That Also These Children May Become Useful People: Apprenticeships In Rowan County, North Carolina From 1753 To 1795, Kathi Rae Jones Jan 1984

That Also These Children May Become Useful People: Apprenticeships In Rowan County, North Carolina From 1753 To 1795, Kathi Rae Jones

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No abstract provided.


The Importance Of Family In The Community Of New Poquoson Parish, York County, Virginia, In The Late Seventeenth Century, Sarah Jane Weatherwax Jan 1984

The Importance Of Family In The Community Of New Poquoson Parish, York County, Virginia, In The Late Seventeenth Century, Sarah Jane Weatherwax

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No abstract provided.


Childrearing In The Early Chesapeake: The Tucker Family And The Rise Of Republican Parenthood, Linda Clark Wentworth Jan 1984

Childrearing In The Early Chesapeake: The Tucker Family And The Rise Of Republican Parenthood, Linda Clark Wentworth

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No abstract provided.


"A School For Stoicism": The Life And Letters Of Thomas Tudor Tucker, Diana Dru Dowdy Jan 1984

"A School For Stoicism": The Life And Letters Of Thomas Tudor Tucker, Diana Dru Dowdy

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No abstract provided.


The Salem Witch Trials From A Legal Perspective: The Importance Of Spectral Evidence Reconsidered, Susan Kay Ocksreider Jan 1984

The Salem Witch Trials From A Legal Perspective: The Importance Of Spectral Evidence Reconsidered, Susan Kay Ocksreider

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No abstract provided.