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Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

United States History

2015

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"The Pretended Riot Explained": Citizen Sovereignty And The Mashpee Revolt, Michaela Kleber Jan 2015

"The Pretended Riot Explained": Citizen Sovereignty And The Mashpee Revolt, Michaela Kleber

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No abstract provided.


"In Noe Wise Cruelly Whipped": Indentured Servitude, Household Violence, And The Law In Seventeenth-Century Virginia, Caylin Elizabeth Carbonell Jan 2015

"In Noe Wise Cruelly Whipped": Indentured Servitude, Household Violence, And The Law In Seventeenth-Century Virginia, Caylin Elizabeth Carbonell

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No abstract provided.


"Pretty Girls And Fascinating Boys" : The Adolescent Journey Of Evangelical Youths, 1970-2000, Maria Alexandria Kane Jan 2015

"Pretty Girls And Fascinating Boys" : The Adolescent Journey Of Evangelical Youths, 1970-2000, Maria Alexandria Kane

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In 1978, James Dobson, psychologist and founder of the conservative evangelical group Focus on the Family, Inc., published Preparing for Adolescence: Advice from One of America's Foremost Family Psychologists on How to Survive the Coming Years of Change. Over the next twenty years Dobson's pocket-sized advice manual went on to sell over a million copies and symbolized the desire of white conservative evangelicals to control the moral and social development of adolescents---and in turn the nation. During the same period, black conservative evangelicals were engaged in a separate yet equally vocal struggle to support adolescents and their families ...


Fears In Concrete Forms: Modernity And Horror In The United States; 1880-1939., Kevin C. Valliant Jan 2015

Fears In Concrete Forms: Modernity And Horror In The United States; 1880-1939., Kevin C. Valliant

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Scary entertainment is an oft maligned genre of popular culture. It is, however, ubiquitous in modem society with television shows, movies, and countless books all dealing with monsters and other horrors. Modem scary entertainment began to take shape during the late nineteenth century and proliferated in the earlier twentieth with the rise of pulp magazines, radio shows, and motion pictures. Through a study of short stories, films and other primary sources, this dissertation explores how scary entertainment was shaped by political and social discourses of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This dissertation argues that far from dealing with ...


Sea Of Change : Race, Abolitionism, And Reform In The New England Whale Fishery, Justin Andrew Pariseau Jan 2015

Sea Of Change : Race, Abolitionism, And Reform In The New England Whale Fishery, Justin Andrew Pariseau

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Bound together across lines of color and lass, Nantucket and New Bedford residents pursued the unique economic opportunities presented by whaling during the nineteenth century. Whaling was becoming a major industrial enterprise with few available options to fulfill the labor needs required for the whaling crews, ropewalks, blacksmith shops, and sail lofts that made it possible for Nantucket and New Bedford whaleships to transit the globe. Whaling thus generated the jobs that made it possible for free black communities to thrive. People of color consequently turned the need for labor to their advantage. Drawn by the financial opportunities that the ...


Poor And Dead And Much Involved: The Afterlife Of Private Debt In Post-Revolutionary Virginia., Jackson Norman Sasser Jan 2015

Poor And Dead And Much Involved: The Afterlife Of Private Debt In Post-Revolutionary Virginia., Jackson Norman Sasser

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No abstract provided.


In The "Spirit Of Investigation And Experiment": John Minson Galt Ii And Social Reform At The Eastern Asylum, Elise Aminta Salles Jan 2015

In The "Spirit Of Investigation And Experiment": John Minson Galt Ii And Social Reform At The Eastern Asylum, Elise Aminta Salles

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No abstract provided.


The Brafferton Estate: Harvard, William And Mary, And Religion In The Early Modern English Atlantic World, Mark Mulligan Jan 2015

The Brafferton Estate: Harvard, William And Mary, And Religion In The Early Modern English Atlantic World, Mark Mulligan

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No abstract provided.


A Widow's Purview: A Microhistory Of Widowhood And Gender Relations In The Late Eighteenth-Century Virginia Backcountry, Eve Bourbeau-Allard Jan 2015

A Widow's Purview: A Microhistory Of Widowhood And Gender Relations In The Late Eighteenth-Century Virginia Backcountry, Eve Bourbeau-Allard

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No abstract provided.


Networks In Favor Of Liberty: St Eustatius As An EntrepôT Of Goods And Information During The American Revolution, Sarah Marie Vlasity Jan 2015

Networks In Favor Of Liberty: St Eustatius As An EntrepôT Of Goods And Information During The American Revolution, Sarah Marie Vlasity

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No abstract provided.


From Charlesfort To Jamestown: French And English Imperial Efforts In Early American History, Cornelia Thompson Jan 2015

From Charlesfort To Jamestown: French And English Imperial Efforts In Early American History, Cornelia Thompson

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No abstract provided.


The Continental Army: Leadership School Of The Early Republic, David Lawrence Ward Jan 2015

The Continental Army: Leadership School Of The Early Republic, David Lawrence Ward

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No abstract provided.


False Emissaries: The Jesuits Among The Piscataways In Early Colonial Maryland, 1634-1648, Kathleen Elizabeth Scorza Jan 2015

False Emissaries: The Jesuits Among The Piscataways In Early Colonial Maryland, 1634-1648, Kathleen Elizabeth Scorza

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No abstract provided.


"Distresses Of Mind, Body, And Estate": The Connection Between Status And Property In Colonial Virginia As Exhibited By Loyalist Claims, Kasey Marie Sease Jan 2015

"Distresses Of Mind, Body, And Estate": The Connection Between Status And Property In Colonial Virginia As Exhibited By Loyalist Claims, Kasey Marie Sease

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No abstract provided.


Hawaiian Emancipation?: Slavery, Free Labor, And Indentured Labor In Nineteenth-Century Hawaii, Mark Thomas Guerci Jan 2015

Hawaiian Emancipation?: Slavery, Free Labor, And Indentured Labor In Nineteenth-Century Hawaii, Mark Thomas Guerci

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No abstract provided.


Nineteenth Century Enslaved African Americans' Coping Strategies For The Stresses Of Enslavement In Virginia, Allison Michelle Campo Jan 2015

Nineteenth Century Enslaved African Americans' Coping Strategies For The Stresses Of Enslavement In Virginia, Allison Michelle Campo

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No abstract provided.


Promoting Tourism, Selling A Nation: The Politics Of Representing National Identity In The United States 1930-1960, Sarah Elizabeth Mclennan Jan 2015

Promoting Tourism, Selling A Nation: The Politics Of Representing National Identity In The United States 1930-1960, Sarah Elizabeth Mclennan

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Promoting Tourism, Selling a Nation: The Politics of Representing National Identity in the United States 1930-1960, focuses on tourism and public culture in the United States, examining how institutions and public sites interpret their history, and the impact these representations have on community and national identity. The project centers on the United States Travel Bureau, the first federal agency tasked with promoting U.S. tourism on a national scale. Through its publicity campaigns, the Bureau attempted to distill the diversity of communities and traditions in the United States into a cohesive vision of American identity and heritage---one it promoted both ...


"A Mode Of Correcting The Existing Evils": Swindlers, Inland Passage Tickets, And The Federalization Of Immigration Policy In The Antebellum United States, Joseph Patrick Fitzgibbon Jan 2015

"A Mode Of Correcting The Existing Evils": Swindlers, Inland Passage Tickets, And The Federalization Of Immigration Policy In The Antebellum United States, Joseph Patrick Fitzgibbon

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No abstract provided.


Of Circuit Riders And Circuit Courts: A Case Study Of The Methodist Border Conflict In Antebellum Virginia, Douglas Paul Gleason Jan 2015

Of Circuit Riders And Circuit Courts: A Case Study Of The Methodist Border Conflict In Antebellum Virginia, Douglas Paul Gleason

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No abstract provided.