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Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

United States History

2004

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Childhood, Colonialism And Nation-Building: The Role Of Childhood In The Construction Of Race, Class And Gender In Seventeenth, Eighteenth And Nineteenth Century Virginia, Autumn Rain Duke Barrett Jan 2004

Childhood, Colonialism And Nation-Building: The Role Of Childhood In The Construction Of Race, Class And Gender In Seventeenth, Eighteenth And Nineteenth Century Virginia, Autumn Rain Duke Barrett

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No abstract provided.


"I Looked To The East---": Material Culture, Conversion, And Acquired Meaning In Early African America, Jason Boroughs Jan 2004

"I Looked To The East---": Material Culture, Conversion, And Acquired Meaning In Early African America, Jason Boroughs

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No abstract provided.


Building "The Machine": The Development Of Slavery And Slave Society In Early Colonial Virginia, John C. Coombs Jan 2004

Building "The Machine": The Development Of Slavery And Slave Society In Early Colonial Virginia, John C. Coombs

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Historians have, of course, long been aware of the importance of Virginia's seventeenth-century conversion from white to black labor. But while scholars have devoted considerable effort to explaining why this pivotal transition occurred, a detailed analysis of how it happened does not exist, nor by extension have scholars ever fully considered the repercussions of what one might call the "process of conversion.";Although Virginia's black population remained small throughout much of the seventeenth century, it was heavily concentrated on the estates of a relatively small circle of wealthy planters. By the middle decades of the century some members ...


(At)America.Jp: Identity, Nationalism, And Power On The Internet, 1969-2000, Gretchen Ferris Schoel Jan 2004

(At)America.Jp: Identity, Nationalism, And Power On The Internet, 1969-2000, Gretchen Ferris Schoel

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" america.jp" explores identity, nationalism, and power on the Internet between 1969 and 2000 through a cultural analysis of Internet code and the creative processes behind it. The dissertation opens with an examination of a real-time Internet Blues jam that linked Japanese and American musicians between Tokyo and Mississippi in 1999. The technological, cultural, and linguistic uncertainties that characterized the Internet jam, combined with the inventive reactions of the musicians who participated, help to introduce the fundamental conceptual question of the dissertation: is code a cultural product and if so can the Internet be considered a distinctly "American" technology?;A ...


Guarding Capital: Soldier Strikebreakers On The Long Road To The Ludlow Massacre, Anthony Roland Destefanis Jan 2004

Guarding Capital: Soldier Strikebreakers On The Long Road To The Ludlow Massacre, Anthony Roland Destefanis

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This dissertation examines the cultural politics of military strikebreaking. By focusing on the contest between striking southern and eastern European and Mexican immigrant coal miners and their employers during the 1913--14 coal strike in southern Colorado, the dissertation demonstrates how the intersection of politics with issues of race, class, gender, and ethnicity shaped the miners' rebellion and the state and corporate responses to it. The Colorado National Guard was an integral part of how the state and capital reacted to the strike, and makes an ideal focus for this study because it was a prolific strikebreaker during the late nineteenth ...


Confronting Democracy: Edward Coles And The Cultivation Of Authority In The Young Nation, Suzanne Cooper Guasco Jan 2004

Confronting Democracy: Edward Coles And The Cultivation Of Authority In The Young Nation, Suzanne Cooper Guasco

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Born in 1786, Edward Coles came of age as Americans attempted to define this nation's character. Convinced of his generation's responsibility to ensure the survival of the republican experiment, Coles emerged from the College of William and Mary determined to assume a position of authority. Unlike most of his contemporaries, however, he left Williamsburg persuaded that slavery was morally and ideologically wrong. Burdened by a conflict between a sense of duty to serve his nation and a commitment to eliminate slavery, Coles embarked on a public career that took him from the seat of national power in Washington ...


"They've All Come To Look For America": Constructing Self And Nation In Women's Travel Narratives 1870-1890, Sarah Elizabeth Mclennan Jan 2004

"They've All Come To Look For America": Constructing Self And Nation In Women's Travel Narratives 1870-1890, Sarah Elizabeth Mclennan

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No abstract provided.


"An Object Best Worthy Of Succor": White Virginia Women And The African Colonization Movement, 1825-1840, Caroline Simmons Hasenyager Jan 2004

"An Object Best Worthy Of Succor": White Virginia Women And The African Colonization Movement, 1825-1840, Caroline Simmons Hasenyager

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No abstract provided.


"Of More Consequence Than The President": Frances Folsom Cleveland And The Role Of First Lady In The Late Nineteenth Century, Ellen E. Adams Jan 2004

"Of More Consequence Than The President": Frances Folsom Cleveland And The Role Of First Lady In The Late Nineteenth Century, Ellen E. Adams

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No abstract provided.


The Politics Of Emasculation: The Caning Of Charles Sumner And Elite Southern Manhood On The Brink, James Corbett David Jan 2004

The Politics Of Emasculation: The Caning Of Charles Sumner And Elite Southern Manhood On The Brink, James Corbett David

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No abstract provided.


In Honor Of God And Country: The Clergy Of Occupied Virginia During The Civil War, Michael Thomas Sclafani Jan 2004

In Honor Of God And Country: The Clergy Of Occupied Virginia During The Civil War, Michael Thomas Sclafani

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No abstract provided.


The Origins Of The Presidential Election: The Creation Of The Electoral College Through The First Federal Elections, Giacomo Mazzei Jan 2004

The Origins Of The Presidential Election: The Creation Of The Electoral College Through The First Federal Elections, Giacomo Mazzei

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No abstract provided.


Montpelier: The History Of A House, 1723-1998, Matthew Gantert Hyland Jan 2004

Montpelier: The History Of A House, 1723-1998, Matthew Gantert Hyland

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This architectural history of Montpelier focuses on lives of the people who have lived and worked there between 1723 and 1998. It is not limited to the Madisons and the duPonts. Montpelier's history provides further insight into a range of moments in America's cultural history: plantation slavery in piedmont Virginia, the crisis of authority in the early American republic and the age of Jackson, ante-bellum sectionalism, Reconstruction, lifestyles of industrial magnates in the Gilded Age, and the development of historic preservation in twentieth-century America.;This study traces Montpelier's evolution as a cultural landscape composed of layered historical ...