Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Arts and Humanities Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

United States History

2001

Articles 1 - 25 of 25

Full-Text Articles in Arts and Humanities

Rethinking The Red Scare: The Lusk Committee And New York State's Fight Against Radicalism, 1919--1923, Todd J. Pfannestiel Jan 2001

Rethinking The Red Scare: The Lusk Committee And New York State's Fight Against Radicalism, 1919--1923, Todd J. Pfannestiel

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study re-examines the Great Red Scare that followed the First World War in an effort to more accurately determine its origins, tactics, duration, and conclusion. Specifically, it analyzes the efforts of the Lusk Committee, New York State's joint legislative committee to combat radicalism, between 1919 and 1923.;Prior studies agree that the Red Scare was intense and brief in duration. Physical raids upon Socialist Party, Communist Party, and Industrial Workers of the World offices dominated the episode, culminating with Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer's infamous national raids in January, 1920. His heavy-handed tactics, which failed to uncover ...


Strange Bedfellows: Eugenicists, White Supremacists, And Marcus Garvey In Virginia, 1922-1927, Sarah L. Trembanis Jan 2001

Strange Bedfellows: Eugenicists, White Supremacists, And Marcus Garvey In Virginia, 1922-1927, Sarah L. Trembanis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Remembering American Wars In Three Controversial Displays: The Wall, The Enola Gay, And The Vietnam Era Educational Center, Joanna E. Pleasant Jan 2001

Remembering American Wars In Three Controversial Displays: The Wall, The Enola Gay, And The Vietnam Era Educational Center, Joanna E. Pleasant

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


An Officer And A Lady, Kathleen Marie Scott Jan 2001

An Officer And A Lady, Kathleen Marie Scott

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Friendly Meetings: The Art Of Conquest And The Mythical Origins Of Pennsylvania, Ca 1620-1771, James O'Neil Spady Jan 2001

Friendly Meetings: The Art Of Conquest And The Mythical Origins Of Pennsylvania, Ca 1620-1771, James O'Neil Spady

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Wangunk Ethnohistory: A Case Study Of A Connecticut River Indian Community, Timothy Howlett Ives Jan 2001

Wangunk Ethnohistory: A Case Study Of A Connecticut River Indian Community, Timothy Howlett Ives

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Shipbuilding In Maryland, 1631-1850, Ben Ford Jan 2001

Shipbuilding In Maryland, 1631-1850, Ben Ford

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Press And The Prisons: Union And Confederate Newspaper Coverage Of Civil War Prisons, Elizabeth C. Bangert Jan 2001

The Press And The Prisons: Union And Confederate Newspaper Coverage Of Civil War Prisons, Elizabeth C. Bangert

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"A Bad Case Of Fossilized Tradition": The Discourse Of Race And Gender In Women's Battle For The Ballot In Richmond, Virginia 1909-1920, Melissa D. Ooten Jan 2001

"A Bad Case Of Fossilized Tradition": The Discourse Of Race And Gender In Women's Battle For The Ballot In Richmond, Virginia 1909-1920, Melissa D. Ooten

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Women In Blue: Women In The Us Navy During World War Two, Zoe Catherine Robinson Jan 2001

Women In Blue: Women In The Us Navy During World War Two, Zoe Catherine Robinson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Fashion's Foes: Dress Reform From 1850-1900, Elizabeth A. Komski Jan 2001

Fashion's Foes: Dress Reform From 1850-1900, Elizabeth A. Komski

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Captive Women Among The Iroquois, W. Scott Ebhardt Jan 2001

Captive Women Among The Iroquois, W. Scott Ebhardt

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Hannah And Priscilla: The Education Of Slave Girls And Planters' Daughters In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Amber Esplin Jan 2001

Hannah And Priscilla: The Education Of Slave Girls And Planters' Daughters In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Amber Esplin

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Reprinting Culture: Book Publishing In The Early Republic, Virginia L. Montijo Jan 2001

Reprinting Culture: Book Publishing In The Early Republic, Virginia L. Montijo

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Valuable Possessions: Wealth, Prestige, And Social Mobility In The Colonial Chesapeake, Whitney L. Battle Jan 2001

Valuable Possessions: Wealth, Prestige, And Social Mobility In The Colonial Chesapeake, Whitney L. Battle

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Fellow Travelers: Indians And Europeans Together On The Early American Trail, Philip A. Levy Jan 2001

Fellow Travelers: Indians And Europeans Together On The Early American Trail, Philip A. Levy

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The European exploration of America has traditionally conjured up images of Europeans intrepidly scanning horizons, meticulously detailing maps, and graciously offering curious natives access to God and goods. More than two decades of anthropological, historical, and ethnohistorical scholarship have tempered this heroic image and shown in great detail the complex and often contradictory role Indians played in this grand drama. Consequently, one can no longer picture colonial-era European explorers or travelers without also envisioning their Indian companions, both men and women, guiding the way, carrying the baggage, gathering the food, and providing needed information. This dissertation examines the character of ...


A Publisher's Hand: Strategic Gambles And Cultural Leadership By Moses Dresser Phillips In Antebellum America, Marykate Mcmaster Jan 2001

A Publisher's Hand: Strategic Gambles And Cultural Leadership By Moses Dresser Phillips In Antebellum America, Marykate Mcmaster

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study examines the life and business career of Moses Dresser Phillips (1813--1859), an important, but previously neglected, member of the Antebellum literary marketplace. If mentioned in discussions of Antebellum publishing at all, Moses Dresser Phillips is usually noted for choosing to create the Atlantic Monthly, one of his most distinguished achievements, or for deciding not to publish Uncle Tom's Cabin, one of his most costly errors. Although one of the most powerful figures in the literary marketplace, Phillips died in 1859 at age forty-six. Life dealt him a short tenure as a result of the stress caused by ...


"The Freemasonry Of The Race": The Cultural Politics Of Ritual, Race, And Place In Postemancipation Virginia, Corey D. B. Walker Jan 2001

"The Freemasonry Of The Race": The Cultural Politics Of Ritual, Race, And Place In Postemancipation Virginia, Corey D. B. Walker

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

African American cultural and social history has neglected to interrogate fully a crucial facet of African American political, economic, and social life: African American Freemasonry. "The Freemasonry of the Race": The Cultural Politics of Ritual, Race, and Place in Postemancipation Virginia seeks to remedy this neglect. This project broadly situates African American Freemasonry in the complex and evolving relations of power, peoples, and polities of the Atlantic world. The study develops an interpretative framework that not only recognizes the organizational and institutional aspects of African American Freemasonry, but also interprets it as a discursive space in and through which articulations ...


Consolidating Power: Technology, Ideology, And Philadelphia's Growth In The Early Republic, Andrew M. Schocket Jan 2001

Consolidating Power: Technology, Ideology, And Philadelphia's Growth In The Early Republic, Andrew M. Schocket

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation examines the ways that moneyed Philadelphians invented corporate power in America during the first four decades of the federal republic, specifically focusing on business corporations, such as canal companies and banks, and on a public corporation, Philadelphia's municipal government. Through evidence from company and municipal records and publications, the private papers and correspondence of corporate officers, newspapers, pamphlets, and legislative acts and proceedings, this study identifies the people and the technological and financial processes that contributed to the establishment and entrenchment of corporate economic and political power.;From the 1790s to the 1830s, Philadelphia-area residents demanded cheaper ...


"Prologue To A Life": Dorothy West's Harlem Renaissance Years, 1926--1934, Karen Rose Veselits Jan 2001

"Prologue To A Life": Dorothy West's Harlem Renaissance Years, 1926--1934, Karen Rose Veselits

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation is a bio-critical study of writer Dorothy West (1907--1998). It focuses on her apprenticeship in Harlem from 1926--1934 during the literary renaissance and lays the groundwork for a biography, long overdue. West's career extends from the Harlem Renaissance to the end of the 20 th century, but she has not received the critical recognition her work merits. The study of West's early work illuminates her later work, The Living Is Easy (1948) and The Wedding (1995); it demonstrates the continuity throughout her writing and makes clear that she struggled with the same themes and issues repeatedly ...


Indicting Christendom: Roger Williams From The Wilderness, Thomas L. Anderson Jan 2001

Indicting Christendom: Roger Williams From The Wilderness, Thomas L. Anderson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Tradition Of Doubt: Women And Slavery In Nineteenth-Century Virginia, Leslie C. Hunt Jan 2001

A Tradition Of Doubt: Women And Slavery In Nineteenth-Century Virginia, Leslie C. Hunt

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


United States' Foreign Policy During The Haitian Revolution: A Story Of Continuity, Power Politics, And The Lure Of Empire In The Early Republic, Jeffrey B. Nickel Jan 2001

United States' Foreign Policy During The Haitian Revolution: A Story Of Continuity, Power Politics, And The Lure Of Empire In The Early Republic, Jeffrey B. Nickel

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


For Generations: Wills, Inventories, And Wealth In Colonial Virginia, Wayne Graham Jan 2001

For Generations: Wills, Inventories, And Wealth In Colonial Virginia, Wayne Graham

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Vermin -Killers: Pest Control In The Early Chesapeake, Megan Haley Newman Jan 2001

The Vermin -Killers: Pest Control In The Early Chesapeake, Megan Haley Newman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The presence of pests and the effect of their activity emerged very early in the colonial era, from the early seventeenth century through the third quarter of the eighteenth century, as a major challenge to the financial and social success of Euro-American settlers, predominantly English, in the tidewater region of Virginia and Maryland, or the Chesapeake. Pests were not only a feature of the natural environment, they were a factor in the modified and built environments that settlers created. The problem of pests cut across ethnic, race, gender and class lines in the Chesapeake.;Euro-American, African-American and Native American residents ...