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United States History

1998

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The Vice Presidency Of Richard M Nixon: One Man's Quest For National Respect, An International Reputation, And The Presidency, Benjamin Joel Goldberg Jan 1998

The Vice Presidency Of Richard M Nixon: One Man's Quest For National Respect, An International Reputation, And The Presidency, Benjamin Joel Goldberg

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Richard M. Nixon served as Vice President under Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1961. During this time, he worked to portray himself to the public as an international affairs expert and integral advisor within the Administration. Drawing on experiences as a Congressman and his close relationship with John Foster Dulles, Nixon made every effort to gain a meaningful advisory and decision-making role. His actual success was limited. The Vice President was motivated by his love of international affairs, desire for respect and vision of his position as a possible jump off point to the presidency in 1960. This last ...


"I Feel Quite Independent Now": The Life Of Mary Greenhow Lee, Sheila R. Phipps Jan 1998

"I Feel Quite Independent Now": The Life Of Mary Greenhow Lee, Sheila R. Phipps

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This biography of Mary Greenhow Lee of Virginia examines life in the nineteenth century. Born in Richmond in 1819, Lee married a lawyer of modest means in Winchester, became widowed thirteen years later, lived through the Civil War in a border town coveted by both armies, then finally settled in Baltimore where she ran a boarding house to make a living until her death in 1907. The purpose of this study is to use a single personality from the past to examine life in the nineteenth-century South from a woman's perspective, using historic events as a backdrop to the ...


A Church Fire And Reconstruction: St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Petersburg, Virginia, Ryan Kendall Smith Jan 1998

A Church Fire And Reconstruction: St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Petersburg, Virginia, Ryan Kendall Smith

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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

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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 ...


"Struck In Their Hearts": David Zeisberger's Moravian Mission To The Delaware Indians In Ohio, 1767-1808, Maia Turner Conrad Jan 1998

"Struck In Their Hearts": David Zeisberger's Moravian Mission To The Delaware Indians In Ohio, 1767-1808, Maia Turner Conrad

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In 1767 David Zeisberger began his Moravian mission to the Delaware Indians in Ohio. He led this mission until his death in 1808. While Zeisberger and his assistants required conformity in matters religious, the converts did not have to make enormous changes in their traditional beliefs. The Delaware converts also did not have to alter their traditional economic, medical, housing, and diplomatic practices.;The goal of this study is to understand why hundreds of Delawares chose to convert, and why as many more chose to live at the mission. Many Delawares hoped to return to the peaceful life they had ...


On The Front Lines Of Freedom: Black And White Women Shape Emancipation In Virginia, 1861-1890, Antoinette G. Van Zelm Jan 1998

On The Front Lines Of Freedom: Black And White Women Shape Emancipation In Virginia, 1861-1890, Antoinette G. Van Zelm

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Black and white women in Virginia were on the front lines of the struggle over emancipation during and after the Civil War. Between 1861 and 1890, both former slave and former slaveholding women shaped black freedom and thereby re-invented themselves as citizens within their local communities.;Focusing on women who lived in the southeastern and south-central regions of Virginia, this study expands the narrative of Southern history to encompass the vigorous contest between black and white women over the meanings of slavery, the war, and freedom. Based on federal records and private papers, this dissertation assesses women's ideas about ...


The Domestication Of History In American Art: 1848-1876, Jochen Wierich Jan 1998

The Domestication Of History In American Art: 1848-1876, Jochen Wierich

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation traces the decline of history painting and its domestication in Other artistic forms in the United States. In the three decades between the Mexican-American War and the Centennial, the market for historical art went through a major transformation. Artists shifted from historical to contemporary subjects or represented historical themes in everyday-domestic settings. Monumental history painting, which was supported by art unions and private patrons during the antebellum period, came under critical attack and lost its status as a form of high art. Critical opinion turned especially against paintings of historical struggle and heroic sacrifice which seemed to be ...


Charlatans, Embezzlers, And Murderers: Revolution Comes To Virginia, 1765-1775, William E. White Jan 1998

Charlatans, Embezzlers, And Murderers: Revolution Comes To Virginia, 1765-1775, William E. White

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In 1774 Virginia's last Royal Governor, Lord Dunmore, predicted that the social tensions in Virginia society would end the fomenting rebellion. For a decade the gentry had contended with a series of scandals that diminished their standing as the social, political and moral leaders of the colony. Three scandals, in particular, heightened freeholder scrutiny of Virginia leaders.;Richard Henry Lee quickly stepped to the forefront in 1765 and became the popular leader of the Stamp Act resistance. The revelation that he had applied for the position of Stamp Collector shocked many. He appeared as a self-interested charlatan. Then, in ...


Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: A History The American World War Ii Personal Narrative, 1942-1945, Hildy Michelle Neel Jan 1998

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: A History The American World War Ii Personal Narrative, 1942-1945, Hildy Michelle Neel

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This dissertation charts the publishing history, marketing, packaging, authorship, and reviewing of WWII personal narratives, explores connections between wartime narratives and issues of censorship, rationing, and the use of books as propaganda, and closely examines the main themes of twenty-five of the nearly two hundred written between 1942 and 1945. The books being assayed offered an insider's view of combat from every theater of war and every branch of the service as well as the Merchant Marines.;An offshoot of the documentary impulse of the Thirties, the personal narrative became an American publishing phenomenon during the next decade's ...


Keeping Up Appearances : Elizabeth Allen At Bacon's Castle, 1711-1774, Virginia Barrett Price Jan 1998

Keeping Up Appearances : Elizabeth Allen At Bacon's Castle, 1711-1774, Virginia Barrett Price

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No abstract provided.


The Agroecologies Of A Southern Community: The Tye River Valley Of Virginia, 1730-1860, Lynn A. Nelson Jan 1998

The Agroecologies Of A Southern Community: The Tye River Valley Of Virginia, 1730-1860, Lynn A. Nelson

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The farmers of piedmont Virginia's Tye River Valley adapted agriculture to a commercial frontier during the eighteenth century. This 'frontier agroecosystem' optimized labor returns by exploiting the stored fertility of mature ecosystems at the expense of conservation, but proved vulnerable to population growth and soil exhaustion. Out-migration increased after the Revolution, and economic growth was stymied by limited capital and consumer formation. The frontier agroecosystem could not provide the reliable commercial returns needed to promote development or stable neighborhoods.;During the early 1800s, prominent planters demanded that Virginia farming be intensified---that land productivity be maximized, rather than labor productivity ...


"A More Perfect Sympathy": College Students And Social Service, 1889-1914., Emily Mieras Jan 1998

"A More Perfect Sympathy": College Students And Social Service, 1889-1914., Emily Mieras

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No abstract provided.


Plaids And Broadswords Of The Altamaha, Robert K. Weber Jan 1998

Plaids And Broadswords Of The Altamaha, Robert K. Weber

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No abstract provided.


American Newsreels Of The 1930s, Dennis Marklin Gephardt Jan 1998

American Newsreels Of The 1930s, Dennis Marklin Gephardt

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No abstract provided.


"Passage To More Than India": American Attitudes Toward British Imperialism In The 1850s, Elizabeth Kelly Gray Jan 1998

"Passage To More Than India": American Attitudes Toward British Imperialism In The 1850s, Elizabeth Kelly Gray

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No abstract provided.


Patsy Jefferson: Deputy Son, Gina Dandy Jan 1998

Patsy Jefferson: Deputy Son, Gina Dandy

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No abstract provided.


Souls For The Lamb: The Puritan And Moravian Mission Towns Compared, Daniel Patrick Ingram Jan 1998

Souls For The Lamb: The Puritan And Moravian Mission Towns Compared, Daniel Patrick Ingram

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No abstract provided.


Church, State, And School: The Education Of Freedmen In Virginia, 1861-1870, Susan W. Gillespie Jan 1998

Church, State, And School: The Education Of Freedmen In Virginia, 1861-1870, Susan W. Gillespie

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No abstract provided.


German-Language Printers In The United States From 1780 To 1801: A Study In Cultural Leadership, Dieter Schug Jan 1998

German-Language Printers In The United States From 1780 To 1801: A Study In Cultural Leadership, Dieter Schug

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No abstract provided.


Reaching For Freedom: Black Resistance And The Roots Of A Gendered African-American Culture In Late Eighteenth Century Massachusetts, Emily V. Blanck Jan 1998

Reaching For Freedom: Black Resistance And The Roots Of A Gendered African-American Culture In Late Eighteenth Century Massachusetts, Emily V. Blanck

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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

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No abstract provided.


"A Good Book Is A Blessing": The Life And Reading Of Frances Whittle Lewis In Antebellum America, Brian Keith Geiger Jan 1998

"A Good Book Is A Blessing": The Life And Reading Of Frances Whittle Lewis In Antebellum America, Brian Keith Geiger

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No abstract provided.


"In The Eye Of All Trade": Maritime Revolution And The Transformation Of Bermudian Society, 1612-1800, Michael J. Jarvis Jan 1998

"In The Eye Of All Trade": Maritime Revolution And The Transformation Of Bermudian Society, 1612-1800, Michael J. Jarvis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study examines the settlement of the British colony of Bermuda in 1612 and its development to 1800. Drawing heavily on primary sources, it is the first social and economic history of the island and an exploration of trade and migration within a pan-colonial network. The purpose of this dissertation is to bring Bermuda's history to the attention of colonial historians and to map connections between Europe's colonies within the Atlantic world.;Part I examines Bermuda's initial settlement and its development under the Somers Island Company. The first English colony to successfully cultivate tobacco and to import ...


Privies And Privilege: Health And Sanitation In 19th-Century Buffalo, New York, Jacqueline Colleen Denmon Jan 1998

Privies And Privilege: Health And Sanitation In 19th-Century Buffalo, New York, Jacqueline Colleen Denmon

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.