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The Art Of The Public Grovel: Sexual Scandal And The Rise Of Public Confession, Susan Wise Bauer Jan 2007

The Art Of The Public Grovel: Sexual Scandal And The Rise Of Public Confession, Susan Wise Bauer

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Between 1969 and 2002, three American politicians (Edward Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton) and three ordained clergymen (Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, and Cardinal Bernard Law) made public confessions of wrongdoing to national audiences. These public confessions reveal that Protestant religious culture, particularly the neoevangelical culture of the twentieth century, had changed the expectations of many who did not consider themselves within neoevangelicalism's sphere of influence. By tracing the historical development of public confession from its medieval roots to its use in twentieth-century entertainment programming, this dissertation shows that Protestant confessional practice affected both secular American political discourse and ...


Tuscarora Trails: Indian Migrations, War, And Constructions Of Colonial Frontiers, Stephen D. Feeley Jan 2007

Tuscarora Trails: Indian Migrations, War, And Constructions Of Colonial Frontiers, Stephen D. Feeley

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Over a century before the Cherokees' Infamous "Trail of Tears," uprooted refugees already made up a majority among Indians in many regions of the American backcountry. Using the Tuscarora Indians as a case study, I take a new look at the role of refugee Indian groups in the construction of colonial frontiers and examine the ways that Indians thrown together from varying regional and cultural backgrounds wrestled with questions of collective identity. Although the Tuscaroras had once been eastern North Carolina's most influential Indian nation, after devastating military defeat, in the words of one contemporary, they "scattered as the ...


More Or Less Than Kind: Brothers And Sisters In Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Jennifer P. Blanchard Jan 2007

More Or Less Than Kind: Brothers And Sisters In Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Jennifer P. Blanchard

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation investigates the under-examined relationships between sibling characters in nineteenth-century American literature (1852-1900). Focusing on the depictions of siblinghood in such works as Herman Melville's Pierre, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Charles Chesnutt's The House Behind the Cedars, and Edith Wharton's Bunner Sisters, I explore how nineteenth-century American authors construct, comment on, and use the sibling bond as an attempt to reconcile tensions of personal and collective identity and the competing drives for family ties and individual experience. In these fictions and others, I argue, siblinghood is a space where the rules of relation are ...


"From Eager Lips Came Shrill Hurrahs": Women, Gender, And Racial Violence In South Carolina, 1865--1900, Kate Fraser Gillin Jan 2007

"From Eager Lips Came Shrill Hurrahs": Women, Gender, And Racial Violence In South Carolina, 1865--1900, Kate Fraser Gillin

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In the years following the Civil War, southerners struggled to adapt to the changes wrought by the war. Many, however, worked to resist those changes. In particular, southern men fought the revised racial and gender roles that resulted from defeat and emancipation. Southern men felt emasculated by both events and sought to consolidate the control they had enjoyed before the war. In their efforts to restore their pre-war hegemony, these men used coercion and violence with regularity.;White southern women were often as adamant as their male counterparts. Women of the elite classes were most eager to bolster antebellum ideals ...


Trading Lives: Mapping The Pathways And Peoples Of The Southeastern Deerskin Trade, 1732-1775, Robert Edward Paulett Jan 2007

Trading Lives: Mapping The Pathways And Peoples Of The Southeastern Deerskin Trade, 1732-1775, Robert Edward Paulett

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Deerskins formed an important trade in the southern half of British North America. From the last decades of the seventeenth century until the American Revolution, European traders and Indian hunters crossed the Southeast, exchanging European manufactures for American leather. During the same time period, the Indian trade intersected with the rising plantation culture of the southern colonies of South Carolina and Georgia.;Throughout its existence, the traffic in deerskins brought together peoples from Europe, America, and Africa. Although "impermanent" in the centuries-long history of post-contact America, the trade remained a fixture of southeastern life throughout periods of Indian-white hostility and ...


"Indispensably Necessary": Cultural Brokers On The Georgia Frontier, 1733--1765, Lisa Laurel Crutchfield Jan 2007

"Indispensably Necessary": Cultural Brokers On The Georgia Frontier, 1733--1765, Lisa Laurel Crutchfield

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation examines the people who brokered cultural exchange among the various groups in and around Georgia from 1733--1765. Populating the territory were Europeans, Indians, and Africans who interacted frequently with one another despite disparate cultural traits. Cultural brokers not only brought members of each society together but did so in a manner that allowed the groups to achieve a level of understanding that would have been otherwise impossible.;The project concentrates on four categories of cultural brokers: Indian traders, military personnel, missionaries, and the Indians themselves. Members of each of these groups played critical roles as intermediaries between the ...


"In Praise Of Bishop Valentine": The Creation Of Modern Valentine's Day In Antebellum America, Brian Keith Geiger Jan 2007

"In Praise Of Bishop Valentine": The Creation Of Modern Valentine's Day In Antebellum America, Brian Keith Geiger

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

"In Praise of Bishop Valentine" is a cultural history of Valentine's Day in the American antebellum Northeast. By the middle of the nineteenth century, residents of England and North America had been observing February 14th with various folk customs for centuries. In the early 1840s, however, Northern businessmen and women discovered an enthusiastic and consumptive market for their ready-made valentines. Within a matter of years these merchants' efforts to sell printed cards fundamentally changed the way saint's day was marked. Valentine's Day had become one of the most celebrated holidays of the year and an occasion, specifically ...


Roses In December: Black Life In Hanover County, Virginia During The Era Of Disfranchisement, Jody Lynn Allen Jan 2007

Roses In December: Black Life In Hanover County, Virginia During The Era Of Disfranchisement, Jody Lynn Allen

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In 1902, Virginia's revised constitution was proclaimed by the all-male, all-white delegates who had met in Richmond, the state capitol, for over a year. While they reviewed and revised the entire document, their main goal was to disfranchise black males. For the next seven decades, most black men, and, after 1920, black women found it difficult, if not impossible, to participate in the electoral process.;This dissertation looks at the effect of this event on blacks living in Hanover County, Virginia. Black Hanoverians steadily chipped away at the walls that enclosed them and limited their opportunities for success. First ...


Ambiguous Alliances: Native American Efforts To Preserve Independence In The Ohio Valley, 1768-1795, Sharon M. Sauder Muhlfeld Jan 2007

Ambiguous Alliances: Native American Efforts To Preserve Independence In The Ohio Valley, 1768-1795, Sharon M. Sauder Muhlfeld

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

"Ambiguous Alliances" examines the revolutionary era in the Ohio Valley from a Native American perspective. Rather than simply considering them as British pawns or troublesome mischief-makers, this account describes how Wyandots, Shawnees, Ottawas, Delawares, Miamis, and their native neighbors made decisions about war and peace, established alliances with Europeans, Americans, and distant Indian nations, and charted specific strategies for their political and cultural survival. They also suffered devastating personal and property loss and encountered significant disruption to their societal routines. Yet much about their daily lives remained unchanged, and their communities continued to foster a strong Indian identity.;This dissertation ...


An Exploration Of The Impact Of Family On The Achievement Of African American Gifted Learners Originating From Low -Income Environments, Joy L. Davis Jan 2007

An Exploration Of The Impact Of Family On The Achievement Of African American Gifted Learners Originating From Low -Income Environments, Joy L. Davis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine what, if any, impact families have on the academic achievement of African American gifted learners from low income environments. This grounded theory study was designed to explore family and student perceptions of a complex set of variables related to families and home environments. The variables explored were based on a conceptual framework developed from previous research related to social capital and its uses within families with limited economic resources. Study participants were junior and senior level high school students and their parents.;Instruments included a demographic questionnaire with open-ended questions, a researcher-developed ...


John M. Ellison Within The Veil: Confronting The Challenges Of Leadership In The Age Of Jim Crow, Sherman John Curl Jan 2007

John M. Ellison Within The Veil: Confronting The Challenges Of Leadership In The Age Of Jim Crow, Sherman John Curl

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"A Graine Of Marveilous Great Increase": A Political Landscape Approach To Powhatan Maize Production And Exchange In Seventeenth Century Virginia, Danielle Christine Risse Jan 2007

"A Graine Of Marveilous Great Increase": A Political Landscape Approach To Powhatan Maize Production And Exchange In Seventeenth Century Virginia, Danielle Christine Risse

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Philip Fithian's Private Journals And Personal Journeys: Self-Improvement, Fidelity, And Rebellion, 1766-1776, Edward P. Pompeian Jan 2007

Philip Fithian's Private Journals And Personal Journeys: Self-Improvement, Fidelity, And Rebellion, 1766-1776, Edward P. Pompeian

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Cultural Legitimacy In Surry County, Virginia: The Edwards Family Of Chestnut Farms, Donald Lee Sadler Jan 2007

Cultural Legitimacy In Surry County, Virginia: The Edwards Family Of Chestnut Farms, Donald Lee Sadler

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Bucktrout Funeral Home, A Study Of Professionalization And Community Service, Kelly Marie Brennan Jan 2007

The Bucktrout Funeral Home, A Study Of Professionalization And Community Service, Kelly Marie Brennan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Indian Woman And Revolutionary Men: Representing The Body Politic In The Satirical Prints Of The American Revolution, Andrea Kathleen Westcot Jan 2007

Indian Woman And Revolutionary Men: Representing The Body Politic In The Satirical Prints Of The American Revolution, Andrea Kathleen Westcot

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Wild Animals And Domesticated Landscapes: A Case Study Of Human-Animal Relationships In The Middle And Late Woodland Coastal Plain Of Virginia, Nadejda Levine Jan 2007

Wild Animals And Domesticated Landscapes: A Case Study Of Human-Animal Relationships In The Middle And Late Woodland Coastal Plain Of Virginia, Nadejda Levine

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Harem Fantasies And Music Videos: Contemporary Orientalist Representation, Maya Ayana Johnson Jan 2007

Harem Fantasies And Music Videos: Contemporary Orientalist Representation, Maya Ayana Johnson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Reevaluating The Carnegie Survey: New Uses For Frances Benjamin Johnston's Pictorial Archive, Sarah Eugenie Reeder Jan 2007

Reevaluating The Carnegie Survey: New Uses For Frances Benjamin Johnston's Pictorial Archive, Sarah Eugenie Reeder

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Hospitality, Civility, And Sociability: Taking Tea In Colonial Barbados, Meredith Ashley Holaday Mahoney Jan 2007

Hospitality, Civility, And Sociability: Taking Tea In Colonial Barbados, Meredith Ashley Holaday Mahoney

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Struggle For The South Carolina Backcountry, 1775-1776, Pierson J. Bell Jan 2007

The Struggle For The South Carolina Backcountry, 1775-1776, Pierson J. Bell

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Paternalism On The Interactions Of Women In The Plantation South, Jessica Lynn Walsh Jan 2007

The Impact Of Paternalism On The Interactions Of Women In The Plantation South, Jessica Lynn Walsh

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Prejudicial Attitudes Toward Homosexuals: The Competing Roles Of Moral Reasoning And The Moral Emotion Of Disgust, John Anthony Terrizzi Jan 2007

Prejudicial Attitudes Toward Homosexuals: The Competing Roles Of Moral Reasoning And The Moral Emotion Of Disgust, John Anthony Terrizzi

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


An Overlooked Dimension Of The Korean War: The Role Of Christianity And American Missionaries In The Rise Of Korean Nationalism, Anti -Colonialism, And Eventual Civil War, 1884-1953, Kai Yin Allison Haga Jan 2007

An Overlooked Dimension Of The Korean War: The Role Of Christianity And American Missionaries In The Rise Of Korean Nationalism, Anti -Colonialism, And Eventual Civil War, 1884-1953, Kai Yin Allison Haga

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation reveals how religious factors affected the development of the Korean War. Much prior research has analyzed the causes and nature of the Korean War, in part because of the war's impact upon later events, from the Cold War to the present day geopolitical standoff. Though the war has been much-studied, religious factors have rarely been included in these analyses. This de-emphasis of religion may be a justifiable simplification in general war historiographies, but not in the specific case of Korea. This current study uncovers the unique role of religion in Korean-American relations and in Korean culture and ...


"Miraculously Saved": Richmond And The 1811 Theater Fire, Meredith Margaret Henne Jan 2007

"Miraculously Saved": Richmond And The 1811 Theater Fire, Meredith Margaret Henne

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.