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Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

United States History

2006

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"They Opened The Door Too Late": African Americans And Baseball, 1900-1947, Sarah L. Trembanis Jan 2006

"They Opened The Door Too Late": African Americans And Baseball, 1900-1947, Sarah L. Trembanis

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During Jim Crow, the sport of baseball served as an important arena for African American resistance and negotiation. as a (mostly) black enterprise, the Negro Leagues functioned as part of a larger African American movement to establish black commercial ventures during segregation. Moreover, baseball's special status as the national pastime made it a significant public symbol for African American campaigns for integration and civil rights.;This dissertation attempts to interrogate the experience and significance of black baseball during Jim Crow during the first half of the twentieth century. Relying on newspapers, magazines, memoirs, biographies, and previously published oral interviews ...


In The Crucible Of The Frontier: The Emergence And Decline Of A Trading Site In Early Colonial Virginia, Patrick Brendan Burke Jan 2006

In The Crucible Of The Frontier: The Emergence And Decline Of A Trading Site In Early Colonial Virginia, Patrick Brendan Burke

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No abstract provided.


Society Of Souls: Spirit, Friendship, And The Antebellum Reform Imagination, Robert Kent Nelson Jan 2006

Society Of Souls: Spirit, Friendship, And The Antebellum Reform Imagination, Robert Kent Nelson

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This study explores the central role that a spiritualized friendship played in the thought and writings of antebellum reformers. It identifies a spiritual sensibility that was widely shared by many radical New England activists of the 1830s, 1840s, and 1850s regardless of their specific denominational beliefs, and argues that this sense of spirituality motivated them to become activists who labored to transform their society.;Specifically, this dissertation analyzes the work and writings of a variety of reformers who believed that spirit or soul could serve as a mechanism for leveling some of the most dominant cultural and institutional power hierarchies ...


Breaking With Tradition: Slave Literacy In Early Virginia, 1680--1780, Antonio T. Bly Jan 2006

Breaking With Tradition: Slave Literacy In Early Virginia, 1680--1780, Antonio T. Bly

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"Breaking with Tradition" is a study of slave literacy in eighteenth-century British North America, the era of the First Great Awakening and the American Revolution. Instead of highlighting the work of a few northern slave authors (the present emphasis in African American literary history), it focuses on the relationship between slave education in colonial Virginia and the social and political circumstances in which slaves acquired a knowledge of letters. A social history of life in the slave quarters, the "great house," and in towns, "Breaking with Tradition" is at once a case study of slaves reading and writing in the ...


Anglo -Spanish Rivalry And The Development Of The Colonial Southeast, 1670--1720, Timothy Paul Grady Jan 2006

Anglo -Spanish Rivalry And The Development Of The Colonial Southeast, 1670--1720, Timothy Paul Grady

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This study investigates the role played by the rivalry between English Carolina and Spanish Florida in the history of the colonial Southeast from the mid-seventeenth century through the 1720s. It contends that, from standpoint of the local inhabitants, Native American and European, both the perceived and the actual threat that Spanish Florida and Carolina posed to one another was the dominant concern and motivation of the actions of both during the roughly fifty year period from the founding of Charleston to the final events of the Yamassee War. at the local level, government officials, Indian traders, Franciscan missionaries, the various ...


Birthing Washington: Objects, Memory, And The Creation Of A National Monument, Seth C. Bruggeman Jan 2006

Birthing Washington: Objects, Memory, And The Creation Of A National Monument, Seth C. Bruggeman

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The National Park Service's (NPS) George Washington Birthplace National Monument has commemorated Washington and his life for over seventy-five years. For much of that time, the NPS worked closely with the memorial's progenitors, the 'ladies' of the Wakefield National Memorial Association (WNMA). Although equally committed to the preservation of Washington's legacy, these two groups clashed over questions of authenticity, historical authority, and proper commemorative strategy. This dissertation explores their relationship for what it reveals about the rise of public history in this country and Federal involvement therein.;We witness at Washington's birthplace a collision between old-order ...


Yorktown, Tobacco, And Slaves: The Rise And Decline Of A Colonial Port In Virginia, Kimberly Suzanne Renner Jan 2006

Yorktown, Tobacco, And Slaves: The Rise And Decline Of A Colonial Port In Virginia, Kimberly Suzanne Renner

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No abstract provided.


Powerful Spirits: Social Drinking In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Sarah Elizabeth King Pariseau Jan 2006

Powerful Spirits: Social Drinking In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Sarah Elizabeth King Pariseau

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No abstract provided.


Conflict, Coexistence, And Community: Settlement Politics And The Emergence Of A Social Network In Proprietary South Carolina, 1670-1700, Paul Philip Musselwhite Jan 2006

Conflict, Coexistence, And Community: Settlement Politics And The Emergence Of A Social Network In Proprietary South Carolina, 1670-1700, Paul Philip Musselwhite

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No abstract provided.


Screening The Revolution: "Williamsburg, The Story Of A Patriot" As Historic Artifact, History Film, And Hegemonic Struggle, Jenna Anne Simpson Jan 2006

Screening The Revolution: "Williamsburg, The Story Of A Patriot" As Historic Artifact, History Film, And Hegemonic Struggle, Jenna Anne Simpson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Enshrining The Past: Archaeology, History And Memory At Fort St Anne, Isle La Motte, Vermont, Jessica Rose Desany Jan 2006

Enshrining The Past: Archaeology, History And Memory At Fort St Anne, Isle La Motte, Vermont, Jessica Rose Desany

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No abstract provided.


The Inner Audience: Fisher Ames And The Politics Of Speech And Print, Nathaniel Clayton Green Jan 2006

The Inner Audience: Fisher Ames And The Politics Of Speech And Print, Nathaniel Clayton Green

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No abstract provided.


The Honorable Women Of Williamsburg: Resistance To Union Occupation And Female Honor, Rebecca Sommers Jan 2006

The Honorable Women Of Williamsburg: Resistance To Union Occupation And Female Honor, Rebecca Sommers

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No abstract provided.


Union Deserter Executions And The Limits Of State Authority, Aaron Michael Bachmann Jan 2006

Union Deserter Executions And The Limits Of State Authority, Aaron Michael Bachmann

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No abstract provided.


Charleston's Artisans And Their Tea Parties: Popular Action And Empowerment In The Colonial South's Largest Seaport, 1773-1774, Liam Joseph Paskvan Jan 2006

Charleston's Artisans And Their Tea Parties: Popular Action And Empowerment In The Colonial South's Largest Seaport, 1773-1774, Liam Joseph Paskvan

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No abstract provided.


Our Great Physicist: Professor Joseph Henry Of Princeton And The Rise Of Science In The Antebellum College, Sarah Swords Jan 2006

Our Great Physicist: Professor Joseph Henry Of Princeton And The Rise Of Science In The Antebellum College, Sarah Swords

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No abstract provided.