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Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

1993

American Studies

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Autobiographical Images: Photography And Identity In Maxine Hong Kingston's "The Woman Warrior" And "China Men", Nancy Etta Allison Jan 1993

Autobiographical Images: Photography And Identity In Maxine Hong Kingston's "The Woman Warrior" And "China Men", Nancy Etta Allison

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No abstract provided.


Walker Percy's Linguistic Alienation, John Vernon Halbrooks Jan 1993

Walker Percy's Linguistic Alienation, John Vernon Halbrooks

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No abstract provided.


The Impact Of The Sexually Vital Woman In Willa Cather's My Antonia And A Lost Lady, Amy Beth Rafferty Jan 1993

The Impact Of The Sexually Vital Woman In Willa Cather's My Antonia And A Lost Lady, Amy Beth Rafferty

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No abstract provided.


Creating Meaning From The Meaningless: Existentialism And The Function Of Language In Paul Bowles' "The Sheltering Sky", Scott Michael Karr Jan 1993

Creating Meaning From The Meaningless: Existentialism And The Function Of Language In Paul Bowles' "The Sheltering Sky", Scott Michael Karr

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No abstract provided.


Truth And Exclusion: Verbal Dominance In "The House Of Mirth", Teresa A. Genaro Jan 1993

Truth And Exclusion: Verbal Dominance In "The House Of Mirth", Teresa A. Genaro

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No abstract provided.


His Lost City: F Scott Fitzgerald's New York, Kris Robert Murphy Jan 1993

His Lost City: F Scott Fitzgerald's New York, Kris Robert Murphy

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No abstract provided.


The Visitor Who Never Comes: Emerson And Friendship, Wallace Coleman Green Jr. Jan 1993

The Visitor Who Never Comes: Emerson And Friendship, Wallace Coleman Green Jr.

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No abstract provided.


Homelessness In Abraham Cahan's Fiction, Martha Anne Collins Jan 1993

Homelessness In Abraham Cahan's Fiction, Martha Anne Collins

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No abstract provided.


R C Scott: A History Of African-American Entrepreneurship In Richmond, 1890-1940, Michael A. Plater Jan 1993

R C Scott: A History Of African-American Entrepreneurship In Richmond, 1890-1940, Michael A. Plater

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This study examines the socioeconomic aspects of ethnicity as a way to understand African-American entrepreneurship in the early twentieth century. In an attempt to separate the influence of ethnicity from the social and environmental elements that restrained many African-American entrepreneurs, the study focuses on the African-American funeral industry. The funeral industry provides a rare example of an industry that successfully operated on a voluntarily segregated basis. Sheltered from discrimination and racism, African-American funeral directors not only survived and surpassed their white counterparts, but also organized a national fraternity of economic and political elite who wielded significant power in the United ...


Revisions And Evasions: Flannery O'Connor, Southern Literary Culture, And The Problem Of Female Authorship, Katherine Hemple Prown Jan 1993

Revisions And Evasions: Flannery O'Connor, Southern Literary Culture, And The Problem Of Female Authorship, Katherine Hemple Prown

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A look at the early manuscripts of Flannery O'Connor's two novels, Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away, reveals that she worked hard to remove any traces of feminine sensibility or perspective from her work, hoping to distinguish it as superior to the efforts of other southern "penwomen." Both novels underwent a long and difficult transformation from stories centered upon the exploits of a diverse group of characters to novels whose sole focus was on a few male protagonists. Eager to develop her art within a framework acceptable to southern New Critical authorities like John Crowe Ransom ...


Buying Into The World Of Goods: Eighteenth-Century Consumerism And The Retail Trade From London To The Virginia Frontier, Ann Smart Martin Jan 1993

Buying Into The World Of Goods: Eighteenth-Century Consumerism And The Retail Trade From London To The Virginia Frontier, Ann Smart Martin

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This is a study of the cultural problem of consumerism. It examines the complex, rich, and multi-varied world of consumer goods in eighteenth-century Anglo-America, when traditional notions of hierarchy were increasingly challenged by new patterns of social and geographical mobility and changing measures of human worth. It was also a time when more and more consumer goods came into the lives of average men and women.;Few historians have scrutinized the role of those goods or the means and motives for their acquisition. Objects become an important part of the story of consumerism, however, by examining affordability (commodities and value ...


Fair And Tender Ladies At Tinker Creek: Women Writers Coming Of Age., Nancy Clyde Parrish Jan 1993

Fair And Tender Ladies At Tinker Creek: Women Writers Coming Of Age., Nancy Clyde Parrish

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No abstract provided.


"Country," Past, And Nostalgia: Examination Of An American Popular Ideal, Kyoko Ito Jan 1993

"Country," Past, And Nostalgia: Examination Of An American Popular Ideal, Kyoko Ito

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No abstract provided.


The Willoughby-Baylor House: Form And Symbol, Stephanie Mary Keenan Jan 1993

The Willoughby-Baylor House: Form And Symbol, Stephanie Mary Keenan

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No abstract provided.


Conspicuous Presence: Tom Wolfe's One Man Show, Vera Do Val Galante Jan 1993

Conspicuous Presence: Tom Wolfe's One Man Show, Vera Do Val Galante

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No abstract provided.


Mann Thinking Across Antebellum Culture---Mann Satterwhite Valentine's Literary Aspirations, Deborah Lynn Owen Jan 1993

Mann Thinking Across Antebellum Culture---Mann Satterwhite Valentine's Literary Aspirations, Deborah Lynn Owen

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No abstract provided.


Why White Men Can't Jump And Black Men Can't Think: An Analysis Of The American Sports News Media's Coverage Of Basketball And Its Players From 1980 To The Present, Robert Charles Scaro Jan 1993

Why White Men Can't Jump And Black Men Can't Think: An Analysis Of The American Sports News Media's Coverage Of Basketball And Its Players From 1980 To The Present, Robert Charles Scaro

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No abstract provided.


Remembering To Forget: "Gone With The Wind", "Roots", And Consumer History, Annjeanette C. Rose Jan 1993

Remembering To Forget: "Gone With The Wind", "Roots", And Consumer History, Annjeanette C. Rose

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No abstract provided.


Oz In The Valley Of Ashes: Visions Of Tomorrow At The New York World's Fairs Of 1939 And 1964, Emily Mieras Jan 1993

Oz In The Valley Of Ashes: Visions Of Tomorrow At The New York World's Fairs Of 1939 And 1964, Emily Mieras

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No abstract provided.


A Cultural Analysis Of Furniture-Making In Petersburg, Virginia, 1760-1820, Johnathan Prown Jan 1993

A Cultural Analysis Of Furniture-Making In Petersburg, Virginia, 1760-1820, Johnathan Prown

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No abstract provided.


Hanna's Town: A Frontier Town In Western Pennsylvania, John Perry Wood Jan 1993

Hanna's Town: A Frontier Town In Western Pennsylvania, John Perry Wood

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No abstract provided.


Harmony And Dissonance: Mennonite Visions Of Community And Identity, Elizabeth Jane Chowning Jan 1993

Harmony And Dissonance: Mennonite Visions Of Community And Identity, Elizabeth Jane Chowning

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No abstract provided.


Dressing Behavior In Eighteenth Century Virginia 1740-1800, Joanna Margaret Masters Jan 1993

Dressing Behavior In Eighteenth Century Virginia 1740-1800, Joanna Margaret Masters

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No abstract provided.


The Kids Are (All) Right: Baby-Boomers And The Rhetoric Of Childhood In The Picture Books Of Chris Van Allsburg, Mark. Sprinkle Jan 1993

The Kids Are (All) Right: Baby-Boomers And The Rhetoric Of Childhood In The Picture Books Of Chris Van Allsburg, Mark. Sprinkle

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No abstract provided.


Agent Of Change Or Trusted Servant: The Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg Press, Susan Stromei Berg Jan 1993

Agent Of Change Or Trusted Servant: The Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg Press, Susan Stromei Berg

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No abstract provided.