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Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

United States History

2009

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"Dance, Dance Revolution": The Function Of Dance In American Politics, 1763-1800, Amy Catherine Green Jan 2009

"Dance, Dance Revolution": The Function Of Dance In American Politics, 1763-1800, Amy Catherine Green

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Anthony Burns And The North-South Dialogue On Slavery, Liberty, Race, And The American Revolution, Gordon S. Barker Jan 2009

Anthony Burns And The North-South Dialogue On Slavery, Liberty, Race, And The American Revolution, Gordon S. Barker

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Revisiting the Anthony Burns drama in 1854, the last fugitive slave crisis in Boston, I argue that traditional historical interpretations emphasizing an antislavery groundswell in the North mask the confusion, chaos, ethnic and class tensions, and racial division in the Bay city and also treat Virginia's most famous fugitive slave as an object rather than the Revolutionary and advocate for equal rights that he was. I contend that it was far from clear that antislavery beliefs were on the rise in midcentury Boston. I show that antislavery views had to compete with other less noble, sometimes racist, sentiments and ...


Utopian Spaces: Mormons And Icarians In Nauvoo, Illinois, Sarah Jaggi Lee Jan 2009

Utopian Spaces: Mormons And Icarians In Nauvoo, Illinois, Sarah Jaggi Lee

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Nauvoo, Illinois was the setting for two important social experiments in the middle of the nineteenth century. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormons, made this city their headquarters of their rapidly expanding church from 1838 until 1846. Only three years after the departure of the Mormons, a group of Frenchmen calling themselves Icarians came to the same spot to realize a system of communal living and brotherhood that lasted in Nauvoo until 1856. While several studies have been devoted to these groups, as yet none have combined a study of the two communities ...


Fifty Gentlemen Total Strangers: A Portrait Of The First Continental Congress, Karen Northrop Barzilay Jan 2009

Fifty Gentlemen Total Strangers: A Portrait Of The First Continental Congress, Karen Northrop Barzilay

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When news of the Coercive Acts reached the mainland colonies of British North America in May 1774, there was no such thing as a Continental Congress. Provincial leaders, agreeing that an intercolonial gathering was necessary to protest recent Parliamentary measures, anticipated only a congress---an isolated diplomatic convention in the tradition of the Stamp Act Congress and the Albany Congress. Although the fifty-six colonial deputies assembling in Philadelphia knew that they attended an historic meeting, none of them foresaw that this conference would turn out to be the genesis of the United States government. Recasting the First Continental Congress as an ...


American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, And The Empire For Liberty, Sean Patrick Harvey Jan 2009

American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, And The Empire For Liberty, Sean Patrick Harvey

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"American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, and the Empire for Liberty" is a study of knowledge and power, as it relates to Indian affairs, in the early republic. It details the interactions, exchanges, and networks through which linguistic and racial ideas were produced and it examines the effect of those ideas on Indian administration. First etymology, then philology, guided the study of human descent, migrations, and physical and mental traits, then called ethnology. It would answer questions of Indian origins and the possibility of Indian incorporation into the United States. It was crucial to white Americans seeking to define their polity and ...


Toleration And Reform: Virginia's Anglican Clergy, 1770-1776, Stephen M. Volpe Jan 2009

Toleration And Reform: Virginia's Anglican Clergy, 1770-1776, Stephen M. Volpe

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No abstract provided.


"--All United Like Sisters--": Education, Friendship, And The Bonds Of Womanhood At Litchfield Female Academy, 1782--1833, Amy E. Whelan Jan 2009

"--All United Like Sisters--": Education, Friendship, And The Bonds Of Womanhood At Litchfield Female Academy, 1782--1833, Amy E. Whelan

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No abstract provided.


Through The Veil: Double Consiousness And Labor In Eighteenth And Nineteenth Century Southern New England, Frederick William Lumb Jan 2009

Through The Veil: Double Consiousness And Labor In Eighteenth And Nineteenth Century Southern New England, Frederick William Lumb

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No abstract provided.


Sarah's Song: How Folk Music Shattered Slaveholding Ideology In Antebellum Alabama, Charles Allen Wallace Jan 2009

Sarah's Song: How Folk Music Shattered Slaveholding Ideology In Antebellum Alabama, Charles Allen Wallace

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No abstract provided.


A Shop In The Back Street: Late Eighteenth Century Williamsburg Through The Ledgers Of Blacksmith James Anderson, Kathleen Marie Child Jan 2009

A Shop In The Back Street: Late Eighteenth Century Williamsburg Through The Ledgers Of Blacksmith James Anderson, Kathleen Marie Child

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No abstract provided.


Alfred Thayer Mahan And The Making Of The Superior Other, John William Mcglashan Jan 2009

Alfred Thayer Mahan And The Making Of The Superior Other, John William Mcglashan

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No abstract provided.


"For All Men Love To See The Country As Well As To Heare Of It": Views Of Unsettled Virginia, 1649-1676, Sarah Zella Bowden Page Jan 2009

"For All Men Love To See The Country As Well As To Heare Of It": Views Of Unsettled Virginia, 1649-1676, Sarah Zella Bowden Page

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No abstract provided.


Guarding The Other Frontier: The Virginia State Navy And Its Men, 1775-1783, Margaret Elizabeth Owen Jan 2009

Guarding The Other Frontier: The Virginia State Navy And Its Men, 1775-1783, Margaret Elizabeth Owen

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No abstract provided.


Agrarian Reform And The Slave System: A Case Study Of James Galt's Point Of Fork Plantation, 1835-1865, Stephen John Legawiec Jan 2009

Agrarian Reform And The Slave System: A Case Study Of James Galt's Point Of Fork Plantation, 1835-1865, Stephen John Legawiec

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No abstract provided.


From Torbay To Cambridge: William Iii, George Washington, And The Use Of Propaganda In Revolution, Michael Peter Charles Smith Jan 2009

From Torbay To Cambridge: William Iii, George Washington, And The Use Of Propaganda In Revolution, Michael Peter Charles Smith

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No abstract provided.


Walk To Freedom: How A Violent Response To The Civil Rights Protest At Alabama's Pettus Bridge Unwillingly Created The Voting Rights Act Of 1965, Brian Clement Rainville Jan 2009

Walk To Freedom: How A Violent Response To The Civil Rights Protest At Alabama's Pettus Bridge Unwillingly Created The Voting Rights Act Of 1965, Brian Clement Rainville

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No abstract provided.


The Rise Of Modern Richmond And The Fall Of Electric Transit, Earl Ferdinand Glock Jan 2009

The Rise Of Modern Richmond And The Fall Of Electric Transit, Earl Ferdinand Glock

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No abstract provided.