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United States History

2011

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The Colonial History Of Wye Plantation, The Lloyd Family, And Their Slaves On Maryland's Eastern Shore: Family, Property, And Power, Amy Speckart Jan 2011

The Colonial History Of Wye Plantation, The Lloyd Family, And Their Slaves On Maryland's Eastern Shore: Family, Property, And Power, Amy Speckart

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The history of the Lloyd family at Wye Plantation in Talbot County, Maryland, from the 1650s to the early 1770s refines and complicates the dominant historical narrative of the rise of a native-born Protestant planter elite in colonial Chesapeake scholarship. First, the Lloyds were a wealthy and politically prominent Protestant family that benefited from close ties to Catholics up to the end of the colonial period. Second, in contrast to traditional histories of the colonial Chesapeake that emphasize the raising and marketing of tobacco, Wye Plantation's history attests to the importance of grain and livestock farming on a commercial ...


Jealous Neighbors: Rivalry And Alliance Among The Native Communities Of Detroit, 1701--1766, Andrew Keith Sturtevant Jan 2011

Jealous Neighbors: Rivalry And Alliance Among The Native Communities Of Detroit, 1701--1766, Andrew Keith Sturtevant

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Between the founding of the French post of Detroit in 1701 and the end of Pontiac's War in 1766, several native American peoples settled in distinct clusters around the French (and later British post) near current-day Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario. Focusing on the interactions among these communities, this dissertation makes two interrelated arguments. It first argues that, although these peoples had been challenged and changed by the forces of colonialism during the seventeenth century, they nonetheless emerged from that century as discrete ethnic, social, and political entities, rather than shattered or disintegrated refugees. A set of interconnected, mutually ...


Towns In Mind: Urban Plans, Political Culture, And Empire In The Colonial Chesapeake, 1607--1722, Paul Philip Musselwhite Jan 2011

Towns In Mind: Urban Plans, Political Culture, And Empire In The Colonial Chesapeake, 1607--1722, Paul Philip Musselwhite

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation charts the contested political and cultural meaning of urbanization in the emerging plantation societies of Virginia and Maryland. Scholars have long asserted that Chesapeake planters' desire for lucre led them to patent huge tracts of land, disperse across the landscape, and completely dismiss urban development. However, through 17 pieces of legislation, colonists, governors, and London administrators actually encouraged towns in the Chesapeake through the seventeenth century. Despite the environmental and agricultural constraints of tidewater tobacco, both colonies wrestled with a perceived need for towns, which consistently appeared to represent the best means to engineer the region's political ...


The North American Peltry Exchange: A Comparative Look At The Fur Trade In Colonial Virginia And New Netherland, Laura Ann Norbut Jan 2011

The North American Peltry Exchange: A Comparative Look At The Fur Trade In Colonial Virginia And New Netherland, Laura Ann Norbut

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Unsung Heroes: Lesbian Activists In The Aids Epidemic In North Carolina And California, 1981-1989, Maggie Shackelford Jan 2011

Unsung Heroes: Lesbian Activists In The Aids Epidemic In North Carolina And California, 1981-1989, Maggie Shackelford

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No abstract provided.


Building And Planting: The Material World, Memory, And The Making Of William Penn's Pennsylvania, 1681--1726, Catharine Christie Dann Roeber Jan 2011

Building And Planting: The Material World, Memory, And The Making Of William Penn's Pennsylvania, 1681--1726, Catharine Christie Dann Roeber

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The process of creating the colony of Pennsylvania began with the granting of a charter by King Charles II to William Penn in 1681. However the formation of Pennsylvania was not limited to the words of this or other official documents. Many people formed the province through both everyday actions and extraordinary events. and importantly, people involved in the Pennsyvlania project employed both material "toolkits" and language about the material world to stake a place for the new territory within the Americas, Britain, and the world in the seventeenth and early-eighteenth centuries.;This dissertation examines how William Penn and his ...


Ellen Churchill Semple And American Geography In An Era Of Imperialism., Ellen Elizabeth Adams Jan 2011

Ellen Churchill Semple And American Geography In An Era Of Imperialism., Ellen Elizabeth Adams

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Authority And Consent: Politics, Power, And Plunder In Charleston, South Carolina, 1700-1745, Kristen Ann Woytonik Jan 2011

Authority And Consent: Politics, Power, And Plunder In Charleston, South Carolina, 1700-1745, Kristen Ann Woytonik

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Particular And Purposeful Visions: How The Richmond School Of Social Work Engaged The Nation And World From 1917 To 1939, Kelly Finefrock-Creed Jan 2011

Particular And Purposeful Visions: How The Richmond School Of Social Work Engaged The Nation And World From 1917 To 1939, Kelly Finefrock-Creed

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Determining Reliability In Indian Captivity Narratives, Heather Nicole Diangelis Jan 2011

Determining Reliability In Indian Captivity Narratives, Heather Nicole Diangelis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


On The Backs Of Horses: The Great Epizootic Of 1872, Jeffrey Michael Flanagan Jan 2011

On The Backs Of Horses: The Great Epizootic Of 1872, Jeffrey Michael Flanagan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Eavesdropping On History: Olmstead V U.S And The Emergence Of Privacy Jurisprudence During Prohibition, Anna Leslie Krouse Jan 2011

Eavesdropping On History: Olmstead V U.S And The Emergence Of Privacy Jurisprudence During Prohibition, Anna Leslie Krouse

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


From Astoria To Annexation: The Hawaiian Diaspora And The Struggle For Race And Nation In The American Empire, Amanda Lee Heikialoha Savage Jan 2011

From Astoria To Annexation: The Hawaiian Diaspora And The Struggle For Race And Nation In The American Empire, Amanda Lee Heikialoha Savage

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Ghent Gayland: A Case Study Of The Gay And Lesbian Community And Media Of Norfolk, Virginia, Michael Anthony Lusby Jan 2011

Ghent Gayland: A Case Study Of The Gay And Lesbian Community And Media Of Norfolk, Virginia, Michael Anthony Lusby

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


C.C Spaulding & R.R Wright---Companions On The Road Less Traveled?: A Reconsideration Of African American International Relations In The Early Twentieth Century, Brandon R. Byrd Jan 2011

C.C Spaulding & R.R Wright---Companions On The Road Less Traveled?: A Reconsideration Of African American International Relations In The Early Twentieth Century, Brandon R. Byrd

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Art/Self: Martha Ann Honeywell And The Politics Of Display In The Early Republic, Laurel Richardson Daen Jan 2011

Art/Self: Martha Ann Honeywell And The Politics Of Display In The Early Republic, Laurel Richardson Daen

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Wondrous Chain Of Providence: Thomas Prince, The Puritan Past, And New England's Future, 1660-1736, Thomas Joseph Gillan Jan 2011

The Wondrous Chain Of Providence: Thomas Prince, The Puritan Past, And New England's Future, 1660-1736, Thomas Joseph Gillan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"By Measures Taken Of Men": Clothing The Classes In William Carlin's Alexandria, Katherine Eileen Egner Jan 2011

"By Measures Taken Of Men": Clothing The Classes In William Carlin's Alexandria, Katherine Eileen Egner

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Bondage On The Border: Slaves And Slaveholders In Tazewell County, Virginia, Laura Lee Kerr Jan 2011

Bondage On The Border: Slaves And Slaveholders In Tazewell County, Virginia, Laura Lee Kerr

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"I Would Cut My Bones For Him": Concepts Of Loyalty, Social Change, And Culture In The Scottish Highlands, From The Clans To The American Revolution, Alana Speth Jan 2011

"I Would Cut My Bones For Him": Concepts Of Loyalty, Social Change, And Culture In The Scottish Highlands, From The Clans To The American Revolution, Alana Speth

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Liberty, Bondage, And The Pursuit Of Happiness: The Free Black Expulsion Law And Self-Enslavement In Virginia, 1806--1864, Edward Downing Maris-Wolf Jan 2011

Liberty, Bondage, And The Pursuit Of Happiness: The Free Black Expulsion Law And Self-Enslavement In Virginia, 1806--1864, Edward Downing Maris-Wolf

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation seeks to explain why more than 110 African American individuals proposed to enslave themselves (and, in some cases, their children as well) in Virginia from 1854 to 1864. I examine the act of the Virginia legislature in 1856 "providing for the voluntary enslavement of the free negroes of the commonwealth" and suggest that this law provided some free Afro-Virginian individuals with an alternative to removal from the state and separation from their families (as called for by the sporadically enforced 1806 expulsion law, passed in part to discourage manumissions). I argue that if receiving legal freedom threatened a ...


Steadfast In Their Ways: New England Colonists, Indian Wars, And The Persistence Of Culture, 1675-1715, David Michael Corlett Jan 2011

Steadfast In Their Ways: New England Colonists, Indian Wars, And The Persistence Of Culture, 1675-1715, David Michael Corlett

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The Indian wars of early New England were traumatic events. During King Philip's, King William's, and Queen Anne's Wars (1675 to 1715) dozens of towns sustained attacks, and English communities and their inhabitants were buffeted and challenged by the experience. The scholarship on colonial warfare and New England as a whole has focused on change and development that occurred as a result of these wars. War places great stress on individuals and societies, forcing them to act in new ways and often to reevaluate and abandon old habits. New Englanders and their communities did change dramatically as ...