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United States History

2008

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You're In The Army Now: The Students' Army Training Corps At Selected Virginia Universities In 1918, Michael J. Faughnan Jan 2008

You're In The Army Now: The Students' Army Training Corps At Selected Virginia Universities In 1918, Michael J. Faughnan

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No abstract provided.


The Diasporic World Of The Great Dismal Swamp, 1630 -1860, Daniel O. Sayers Jan 2008

The Diasporic World Of The Great Dismal Swamp, 1630 -1860, Daniel O. Sayers

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The Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina and Virginia stood as a remote landscape in the heart of the Tidewater throughout the historical period. Between ca. 1630 and 1860, thousands of Diasporans took advantage of the remoteness of the swamp in various ways and formed a variety of communities. Within these Diasporic communities were Native Americans, maroons, and enslaved canal company workers who joined or formed communities based on individual and specific reasons for choosing to permanently inhabit the swamp. Diasporic communities emerged on islands in the swamp and the relative locations of these landforms had significant impacts on what ...


In The Pale's Shadow: Indians And British Forts In Eighteenth-Century America, Daniel Patrick Ingram Jan 2008

In The Pale's Shadow: Indians And British Forts In Eighteenth-Century America, Daniel Patrick Ingram

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British forts in the colonial American backcountry have long been subjects of American heroic myth. Forts were romanticized as harbingers of European civilization, and the Indians who visited them as awestruck, childlike, or scheming. Two centuries of historiography did little to challenge the image of Indians as noble but peripheral figures who were swept aside by the juggernaut of European expansion. In the last few decades, historians have attacked the persistent notion that Indians were supporting participants and sought to reposition them as full agents in the early American story. But in their search for Indian agency, historians have given ...


The Shadow Of The Revolution: South Texas, The Mexican Revolution, And The Evolution Of Modern American Labor Relations, John William Weber Jan 2008

The Shadow Of The Revolution: South Texas, The Mexican Revolution, And The Evolution Of Modern American Labor Relations, John William Weber

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This dissertation examines the creation and evolution of the agricultural economy and labor relations of South Texas from the late Nineteenth Century to the Nineteen Sixties. The changing demographic reality of Mexico, with massive population shifts northward during the last quarter of the Nineteenth Century, caused massive emigration to the United States once the violence of the Mexican Revolution erupted after 1910. Hundreds of thousands fled north of the border, most of them traveling to South Texas. This migration wave out of Mexico met another group of migrants traveling from the Southeast and Midwest who sought to purchase farm land ...


The Cia & The Cult Of Secrecy, David Shamus Mccarthy Jan 2008

The Cia & The Cult Of Secrecy, David Shamus Mccarthy

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This dissertation re-conceptualizes the scandals that engulfed the intelligence community in the mid-1970s. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) confronted an unprecedented crisis during these years: the Pike hearings in the House of Representatives, the Church Committee in the Senate, and an executive branch commission led by then Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. Historians and political scientists have studied these events before, but I present a nuanced interpretation of the intelligence investigations by placing them in a broader political and cultural context. to fully understand the impact of the so-called "Year of Intelligence," I argue that scholars need to focus on what ...


Forgotten Masters: Institutional Slavery In Virginia, 1680--1860., Jennifer Bridges Oast Jan 2008

Forgotten Masters: Institutional Slavery In Virginia, 1680--1860., Jennifer Bridges Oast

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No abstract provided.


Escaping Into The Prison Civil War Round Table, Jackson Norman Sasser Jan 2008

Escaping Into The Prison Civil War Round Table, Jackson Norman Sasser

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No abstract provided.


Accounting For Political Virtue: Consumer Choice And The Non-Consumption Movement In Revolutionary New York City, Melissa Faith Gray Jan 2008

Accounting For Political Virtue: Consumer Choice And The Non-Consumption Movement In Revolutionary New York City, Melissa Faith Gray

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No abstract provided.


A Stranger In The Land?: Reassessing The Political Writings Of Gershom Bulkeley, Jeffrey W. Kuckuck Jan 2008

A Stranger In The Land?: Reassessing The Political Writings Of Gershom Bulkeley, Jeffrey W. Kuckuck

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No abstract provided.


The Drug Trade In Early North America, Laura Elizabeth Passic Jan 2008

The Drug Trade In Early North America, Laura Elizabeth Passic

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No abstract provided.


The Revolutionary Writings Of Mary And Royall Tyler: Marital, Medical, And Political Discourse In An Early-Nineteenth-Century Family, Elizabeth Anne Bond Jan 2008

The Revolutionary Writings Of Mary And Royall Tyler: Marital, Medical, And Political Discourse In An Early-Nineteenth-Century Family, Elizabeth Anne Bond

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No abstract provided.


Puzzles Of The Past: The Life Of Josiah Parker (1751-1810) And The Revolutionary Generation, William Mark Hains Jan 2008

Puzzles Of The Past: The Life Of Josiah Parker (1751-1810) And The Revolutionary Generation, William Mark Hains

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No abstract provided.


A Second Eden: The Promotion And Perception Of Virginia, 1584-1624, Jennifer Lynn Blahnik Jan 2008

A Second Eden: The Promotion And Perception Of Virginia, 1584-1624, Jennifer Lynn Blahnik

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No abstract provided.


The Militarization Of Agriculture: Cold War, Foreign Aid, And The Expansion Of The American Agricultural Welfare System Under President Eisenhower, Alan Herbert Matzner Jan 2008

The Militarization Of Agriculture: Cold War, Foreign Aid, And The Expansion Of The American Agricultural Welfare System Under President Eisenhower, Alan Herbert Matzner

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No abstract provided.


Rise Of The "Indian Doctors": Charity Shaw And The Marketing Of Indian Medicine, Jason Peter Zieger Jan 2008

Rise Of The "Indian Doctors": Charity Shaw And The Marketing Of Indian Medicine, Jason Peter Zieger

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No abstract provided.


The Farthest Post: Fort Astoria, The Fur Trade, And Fortune On The Final Frontier Of The Pacific Northwest, Bronwyn M. Fletchall Jan 2008

The Farthest Post: Fort Astoria, The Fur Trade, And Fortune On The Final Frontier Of The Pacific Northwest, Bronwyn M. Fletchall

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No abstract provided.


Negotiating The Companionate Ideal: Religion, Emotion, And Power In The Courtships Of Louisa Maxwell Holmes Cocke, Lindsay Mitchell Keiter Jan 2008

Negotiating The Companionate Ideal: Religion, Emotion, And Power In The Courtships Of Louisa Maxwell Holmes Cocke, Lindsay Mitchell Keiter

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No abstract provided.


A World In Miniature: James Butcher And The Transformation Of African American Politics & Society In Washington, D.C, 1900-1940, Maria Alexandria Kane Jan 2008

A World In Miniature: James Butcher And The Transformation Of African American Politics & Society In Washington, D.C, 1900-1940, Maria Alexandria Kane

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No abstract provided.


"Goods -- Agreeable To The Association": The Scottish Merchant Trade And Early Tea Boycotts In Virginia, Angelika Ruth Kuettner Jan 2008

"Goods -- Agreeable To The Association": The Scottish Merchant Trade And Early Tea Boycotts In Virginia, Angelika Ruth Kuettner

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No abstract provided.