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Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

United States History

2012

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Sexual Indiscretions In Virginia's Colonial Capital, Sarah Rebecca Schmidt Jan 2012

Sexual Indiscretions In Virginia's Colonial Capital, Sarah Rebecca Schmidt

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No abstract provided.


Down The Great Wagon Road: The Ironworking Pennybackers Of Shenandoah County, Virginia, Sarah Elaine Thomas Jan 2012

Down The Great Wagon Road: The Ironworking Pennybackers Of Shenandoah County, Virginia, Sarah Elaine Thomas

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Race News: How Black Reporters And Readers Shaped The Fight For Racial Justice, 1877--1978, Frederick James Carroll Jan 2012

Race News: How Black Reporters And Readers Shaped The Fight For Racial Justice, 1877--1978, Frederick James Carroll

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Between 1877 and 1978, black reporters, publishers, and readers engaged in a never-ending and ever-shifting protest against American racism. Journalists' militancy oscillated as successive generations of civil rights activists defined anew their relationship with racism and debated the relevance of black radicalism in the fight for racial justice. Journalists achieved their greatest influence when their political perspectives aligned with the views of their employers and readers. Frequent disputes, though, erupted over the scope and meaning of racial justice within the process of reporting the news, compelling some writers to start alternative publications that challenged the assimilationist politics promoted by profit-minded ...


Ironclad Revolution: The History, Discovery And Recovery Of The Uss Monitor, Anna Gibson Holloway Jan 2012

Ironclad Revolution: The History, Discovery And Recovery Of The Uss Monitor, Anna Gibson Holloway

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On the afternoon of March 8, 1862, the Confederate ironclad ram Virginia, built upon the burned-out hulk of the steam screw frigate Merrimack, crawled slowly into Hampton Roads to challenge the Union blockade of the Confederate coastline. Before nightfall, the Virginia had wreaked havoc upon the Union blockading fleet: the USS Cumberland lay at the bottom of the Roads, her flags still defiantly flying while the surrendered USS Congress blazed ominously in the harbor until exploding spectacularly in the early morning hours of March 9.;The USS Monitor---a vessel of a radical new design and completely untried in battle---arrived too ...


The "Voice Of Virginia": Wrva And Conversations Of A Modern South., Caroline C. Morris Jan 2012

The "Voice Of Virginia": Wrva And Conversations Of A Modern South., Caroline C. Morris

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"I Will Commence With My News": Elite Youth Culture And Communities Of Knowledge In Early Nineteenth Century Williamsburg, Holly Nicole Stevens Jan 2012

"I Will Commence With My News": Elite Youth Culture And Communities Of Knowledge In Early Nineteenth Century Williamsburg, Holly Nicole Stevens

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No abstract provided.


The Death Of John Pierce And The Political Culture Of The Early Republic, Jennifer Leigh Petrafesa Jan 2012

The Death Of John Pierce And The Political Culture Of The Early Republic, Jennifer Leigh Petrafesa

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No abstract provided.


'Taken To Detroit': Shawnee Resistance And The Ohio Valley Captive Trade, 1750-1796, Anna Margaret Cloninger Jan 2012

'Taken To Detroit': Shawnee Resistance And The Ohio Valley Captive Trade, 1750-1796, Anna Margaret Cloninger

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Benjamin Smith Barton, "Md": The American Performance Of Scientific Authority In A Trans-Atlantic World, Ryan Bartholomew Tanner-Read Jan 2012

Benjamin Smith Barton, "Md": The American Performance Of Scientific Authority In A Trans-Atlantic World, Ryan Bartholomew Tanner-Read

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No abstract provided.


The Changing Girl: Sex Education And Prescriptions Of White Girlhood, Laura M. Ansley Jan 2012

The Changing Girl: Sex Education And Prescriptions Of White Girlhood, Laura M. Ansley

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No abstract provided.


The Ideal Marriage: Reactions To Marie Stopes' "Married Love", 1918-1935, Shannon E. Goings Jan 2012

The Ideal Marriage: Reactions To Marie Stopes' "Married Love", 1918-1935, Shannon E. Goings

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No abstract provided.


Founding Fathers On Screen: The Changing Relationship Between History And Film, Jennifer Lynn Garrott Jan 2012

Founding Fathers On Screen: The Changing Relationship Between History And Film, Jennifer Lynn Garrott

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No abstract provided.


A Bold Promise: Black Readjusters And The Founding Of Virginia State University, Leigh Alexandra Soares Jan 2012

A Bold Promise: Black Readjusters And The Founding Of Virginia State University, Leigh Alexandra Soares

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No abstract provided.


Black Female Landowners In Richmond, Virginia 1850-1877, Hannah Catherine Craddock Jan 2012

Black Female Landowners In Richmond, Virginia 1850-1877, Hannah Catherine Craddock

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No abstract provided.


Gone To The Dogs: Inter-Species Bonds And The Building Of Bio-Cultural Capital In America, 1835--Present, Merit Elfi Anglin Jan 2012

Gone To The Dogs: Inter-Species Bonds And The Building Of Bio-Cultural Capital In America, 1835--Present, Merit Elfi Anglin

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In following the rise of canis lupus familiaris from America's pet dog to dogmestic partner and ontological metaphor for capital unseen and humanly unseeable this dissertation hopes to reveal the 'spirit of calculation' that undergirds the nation's seemingly disinterested love for their four-legged others and demonstrate how cultural politics affect and are in turn affected by bio-politics and bio-power.;It argues that in response to the deflation of prevalent signifiers of social standing and sexual or matrimonial desirability during the financial and ontological crises of the 1830s, Jacksonians turned to the dog as an incorruptible sign of invisible ...