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United States History

2005

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Subconscious Influences: The Leopold-Loeb Case And The Development Of An American Criminal Archetype, John Carl Fiorini Jan 2005

Subconscious Influences: The Leopold-Loeb Case And The Development Of An American Criminal Archetype, John Carl Fiorini

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No abstract provided.


King Bacca's Throne: Land, Life, And Labor In The Old Bright Belt Since 1880, Evan Patrick Bennett Jan 2005

King Bacca's Throne: Land, Life, And Labor In The Old Bright Belt Since 1880, Evan Patrick Bennett

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In the late nineteenth century, bright tobacco came to dominate the agricultural production of the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont. as the cultivation of bright tobacco spread, it created a new economy and social order centered on small, family-operated farms. For over a century, tobacco remained at the center of the region's economic and social order, even as numerous economic, technological and cultural forces reshaped the realities of tobacco agriculture. This dissertation explores the effects of these forces on the lives of the region's farm families. While many historian's have described tobacco farm life in terms of inexorable decline ...


"More Than Shelter": Community, Identity, And Spatial Politics In San Francisco Public Housing, 1938--2000, Amy L. Howard Jan 2005

"More Than Shelter": Community, Identity, And Spatial Politics In San Francisco Public Housing, 1938--2000, Amy L. Howard

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During the second half of the twentieth century, scholars and journalists documented the failures of the public housing program in the United States with a range of studies focusing on the Midwest and East. Problems such as displacement, criminal activity, high vacancy rates, racial segregation, and the isolation of tenants informed critiques of federally-subsidized housing for low-income families. These aspects contributed to the national image of "the projects" as high-rise ghettos, populated primarily by African Americans, and located in run-down areas. Public housing with its position at the crossroads of national, state, and local politics and policies as well as ...


Marketing To The 'Liberated' Woman: Feminism, Social Change, And Beauty Culture, 1960--2000, Elizabeth A. Kreydatus Jan 2005

Marketing To The 'Liberated' Woman: Feminism, Social Change, And Beauty Culture, 1960--2000, Elizabeth A. Kreydatus

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This dissertation is a study of the influence of the women's movement on the marketing of beauty products between 1960 and 2000. The first and last chapters study feminist critiques of normative beauty standards and explore the challenges feminists faced when they tried to effect cultural change.;While the dissertation is framed by analysis of feminist engagement with beauty culture, the bulk of the dissertation examines beauty industries, focusing on the ways that these industries reflect debates over woman's identity and status. Chapter two traces the marketing of perfume between 1960 and 2000 by chronicling changing advertising campaigns ...


Screen Strife: Race, Gender, And Movie Censorship In The New South, 1922--1965, Melissa D. Ooten Jan 2005

Screen Strife: Race, Gender, And Movie Censorship In The New South, 1922--1965, Melissa D. Ooten

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In 1922, Virginia's General Assembly created a Motion Picture Censorship Board, which viewed every movie seeking legal exhibition in Virginia until 1965. This cultural regulation of popular culture complemented other economic and political policies of the state designed to buttress the power of white, middle-to-upper class elites within the state. to this end, the censors, empowered by the authority of the state, were particularly concerned with regulating certain images of African Americans and female sexuality on-screen.;Yet the process of censorship was a contested, fluid practice, and individuals and community groups protested formal censorship decisions. Furthermore, filmmakers whose films ...


The Jeffersons At Shadwell: The Social And Material World Of A Virginia Family, Susan A. Kern Jan 2005

The Jeffersons At Shadwell: The Social And Material World Of A Virginia Family, Susan A. Kern

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From the 1730s through the 1770s Shadwell was home to Jane and Peter Jefferson, their eight children, over sixty slaves owned by them, and numerous hired workers. Archaeological and documentary evidence reveals much about Thomas Jefferson's boyhood home. Shadwell was a well-appointed gentry house at the center of a highly structured plantation landscape during a period of Piedmont settlement that scholars have traditionally classified as frontier. Yet the Jeffersons accommodated in their house, landscape, material goods, and behaviors the most up-to-date expectations of Virginia's elite tidewater culture. The material remnants of Shadwell raise questions about the character of ...


Three Peoples, One King: Loyalists, Indians, Slaves And The American Revolution In The Deep South, 1775-1782, James R. Piecuch Jan 2005

Three Peoples, One King: Loyalists, Indians, Slaves And The American Revolution In The Deep South, 1775-1782, James R. Piecuch

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study examines the roles of white loyalists, Indians and African-Americans in the British effort to regain control of South Carolina and Georgia during the American Revolution, 1775--1782.;British officials believed that support from these three groups would make the conquest of the Deep South colonies a relatively easy task. But when the British launched a major effort to regain first Georgia and then South Carolina, the attempt ultimately ended in failure. Most historians have explained this outcome by arguing that British planning was faulty in its conception, and that officials overestimated both the numbers of southern loyalists and the ...


English Mineral Exploration In The New World, Lisa L. Heuvel Jan 2005

English Mineral Exploration In The New World, Lisa L. Heuvel

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No abstract provided.


A Schoolhouse Behind Every Cannon: Freedpeople's Education And Reconstruction In Virginia, 1864-1876, Justin Andrew Pariseau Jan 2005

A Schoolhouse Behind Every Cannon: Freedpeople's Education And Reconstruction In Virginia, 1864-1876, Justin Andrew Pariseau

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No abstract provided.


Treasonous Patriots: The Secret Committee Of Six And Violent Abolitionism, Kristen Kimberly Epps Jan 2005

Treasonous Patriots: The Secret Committee Of Six And Violent Abolitionism, Kristen Kimberly Epps

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No abstract provided.


The Rising Of 1798 And The Political Foundation Of Irish-American Identity, William A. Sullivan Jan 2005

The Rising Of 1798 And The Political Foundation Of Irish-American Identity, William A. Sullivan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"A Nation's Wail Their Requiem!": Memory And Identity In The Commemoration Of The American Civil War Dead, 1865-1870, Diana Williams Bell Jan 2005

"A Nation's Wail Their Requiem!": Memory And Identity In The Commemoration Of The American Civil War Dead, 1865-1870, Diana Williams Bell

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No abstract provided.


Predator Management And Colonial Culture, 1600-1741: A Study In Historical Ecology, Samuel Taylor Elswick Jan 2005

Predator Management And Colonial Culture, 1600-1741: A Study In Historical Ecology, Samuel Taylor Elswick

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No abstract provided.


Williamsburg And Urbanization In Antebellum Virginia: "A Place--A Process--A Parade Of Change That Continues Forward", Elisabeth Frederick Butler Jan 2005

Williamsburg And Urbanization In Antebellum Virginia: "A Place--A Process--A Parade Of Change That Continues Forward", Elisabeth Frederick Butler

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No abstract provided.


Between Black And White: The Religious Aftermath Of Nat Turner's Rebellion, Nancy Alenda Hillman Jan 2005

Between Black And White: The Religious Aftermath Of Nat Turner's Rebellion, Nancy Alenda Hillman

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No abstract provided.


"Down Where The South Begins": Virginia Radio And The Conversation Of Nationhood, Caroline Chandler Morris Jan 2005

"Down Where The South Begins": Virginia Radio And The Conversation Of Nationhood, Caroline Chandler Morris

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No abstract provided.


Petticoat Flag: The Actions Of Confederate Women In Missouri During The Civil War, Jill Pesesky Jan 2005

Petticoat Flag: The Actions Of Confederate Women In Missouri During The Civil War, Jill Pesesky

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No abstract provided.


Who Was Buried In James Madison's Grave?: A Study In Contextual Analysis, Charles Thomas Chapman Jan 2005

Who Was Buried In James Madison's Grave?: A Study In Contextual Analysis, Charles Thomas Chapman

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No abstract provided.


Continuity And Change In A Southern Community: Commercial And Occupational Development In Mid-Nineteenth Century Orange County, North Carolina, Andrew Hunter Heffner Jan 2005

Continuity And Change In A Southern Community: Commercial And Occupational Development In Mid-Nineteenth Century Orange County, North Carolina, Andrew Hunter Heffner

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No abstract provided.


Flag Planting And Mapmaking: English Claims To North America, Andrew Keith Sturtevant Jan 2005

Flag Planting And Mapmaking: English Claims To North America, Andrew Keith Sturtevant

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No abstract provided.


Consumer Under Fire: The Military Consumer And The Vietnam War, Evan Cordulack Jan 2005

Consumer Under Fire: The Military Consumer And The Vietnam War, Evan Cordulack

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.