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You're In The Army Now: The Students' Army Training Corps At Selected Virginia Universities In 1918, Michael J. Faughnan Jan 2008

You're In The Army Now: The Students' Army Training Corps At Selected Virginia Universities In 1918, Michael J. Faughnan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Education, Literacy And Ink Pots: Contested Identities In Post-Emancipation Barbados, Sean Edward Devlin Jan 2008

Education, Literacy And Ink Pots: Contested Identities In Post-Emancipation Barbados, Sean Edward Devlin

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Celebrity And The National Body: Encounters With The Exotic In Late Nineteenth-Century America, Caroline Carpenter Nichols Jan 2008

Celebrity And The National Body: Encounters With The Exotic In Late Nineteenth-Century America, Caroline Carpenter Nichols

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This project uses the remarkable careers of anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing, stunt reporter Nellie Bly, anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells, and war correspondent Richard Harding Davis, as well as literary texts by Davis and Henry James, to frame a set of questions about the politics and implications of cultural crossover at the end of the nineteenth century. Through their work as participant observers of racial, ethnic and social Others, these reporters, reformers, and authors were gradually transformed into charismatic exotics. More than simply mediating between a mainstream (usually white, middle-class) audience and a more exotic people or place, these individuals ...


The Diasporic World Of The Great Dismal Swamp, 1630 -1860, Daniel O. Sayers Jan 2008

The Diasporic World Of The Great Dismal Swamp, 1630 -1860, Daniel O. Sayers

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina and Virginia stood as a remote landscape in the heart of the Tidewater throughout the historical period. Between ca. 1630 and 1860, thousands of Diasporans took advantage of the remoteness of the swamp in various ways and formed a variety of communities. Within these Diasporic communities were Native Americans, maroons, and enslaved canal company workers who joined or formed communities based on individual and specific reasons for choosing to permanently inhabit the swamp. Diasporic communities emerged on islands in the swamp and the relative locations of these landforms had significant impacts on what ...


In The Pale's Shadow: Indians And British Forts In Eighteenth-Century America, Daniel Patrick Ingram Jan 2008

In The Pale's Shadow: Indians And British Forts In Eighteenth-Century America, Daniel Patrick Ingram

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

British forts in the colonial American backcountry have long been subjects of American heroic myth. Forts were romanticized as harbingers of European civilization, and the Indians who visited them as awestruck, childlike, or scheming. Two centuries of historiography did little to challenge the image of Indians as noble but peripheral figures who were swept aside by the juggernaut of European expansion. In the last few decades, historians have attacked the persistent notion that Indians were supporting participants and sought to reposition them as full agents in the early American story. But in their search for Indian agency, historians have given ...


The Shadow Of The Revolution: South Texas, The Mexican Revolution, And The Evolution Of Modern American Labor Relations, John William Weber Jan 2008

The Shadow Of The Revolution: South Texas, The Mexican Revolution, And The Evolution Of Modern American Labor Relations, John William Weber

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation examines the creation and evolution of the agricultural economy and labor relations of South Texas from the late Nineteenth Century to the Nineteen Sixties. The changing demographic reality of Mexico, with massive population shifts northward during the last quarter of the Nineteenth Century, caused massive emigration to the United States once the violence of the Mexican Revolution erupted after 1910. Hundreds of thousands fled north of the border, most of them traveling to South Texas. This migration wave out of Mexico met another group of migrants traveling from the Southeast and Midwest who sought to purchase farm land ...


A Critical Examination Of Practices And Perceptions Of Current Performance Evaluation Models For Theatre Arts Teachers In Virginia, Shelley L. Nowacek Jan 2008

A Critical Examination Of Practices And Perceptions Of Current Performance Evaluation Models For Theatre Arts Teachers In Virginia, Shelley L. Nowacek

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Methods and models used to evaluate the teaching performance of theatre arts teachers appear to have limited applicability due to the specialized nature of theatre in the classroom. Instructional leaders whose responsibilities include observation and evaluation may find additional challenges when charged with evaluating theatre arts teachers using general educational evaluation models. This qualitative study explored the nature of the practices and perceptions of theatre arts teachers and the administrators charged with evaluating them through the backdrop of Joint Committee Standards of Educational Evaluation.;Though the Joint Committee outlined specific measures to ensure that teacher performance evaluation models and methods ...


An Exploratory Study Of Experiences Of Gifted/Sexual Minority Students, Rebecca M. Walter Jan 2008

An Exploratory Study Of Experiences Of Gifted/Sexual Minority Students, Rebecca M. Walter

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Cia & The Cult Of Secrecy, David Shamus Mccarthy Jan 2008

The Cia & The Cult Of Secrecy, David Shamus Mccarthy

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation re-conceptualizes the scandals that engulfed the intelligence community in the mid-1970s. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) confronted an unprecedented crisis during these years: the Pike hearings in the House of Representatives, the Church Committee in the Senate, and an executive branch commission led by then Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. Historians and political scientists have studied these events before, but I present a nuanced interpretation of the intelligence investigations by placing them in a broader political and cultural context. to fully understand the impact of the so-called "Year of Intelligence," I argue that scholars need to focus on what ...


An Exploratory Study Of Factors That Relate To Academic Success Among High-Achieving African American Males, Kianga Rhea Thomas Jan 2008

An Exploratory Study Of Factors That Relate To Academic Success Among High-Achieving African American Males, Kianga Rhea Thomas

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This exploratory study explored three factors -- self-efficacy, resiliency, and leadership -- that relate to academic success in African American male freshman college students. The study explored how self-efficacy, resiliency, and leadership interrelate, how a pilot group and study group differ in respect to self-efficacy, resiliency, and leadership, and how African American freshman males differ on these factors in respect to key demographic variables.;The study utilized the Student Academic Success Scale (SASS), which was an instrument developed by the researcher in a graduate course. The instrument was administered to 104 participants. Descriptive statistics, correlation coefficients, and a one-way analysis of variance ...


An Investigation Of Practices To Address The Disproportionate Representation Of African American Students In Special Education Programs In Virginia, Stacia M. Barreau Jan 2008

An Investigation Of Practices To Address The Disproportionate Representation Of African American Students In Special Education Programs In Virginia, Stacia M. Barreau

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which practices to address disproportionality suggested by the professional literature are being implemented in Virginia public schools. It also sought to understand the perceptions of special education directors regarding the effectiveness of these practices in addressing disproportionality. Mixed methods were employed through the use of a survey instrument which was developed for this study and a content analysis of school division action plans.;There were two overarching research focus questions as well as six corresponding sub-questions investigated in this study. This study included 111 directors of special education who ...


Women's Perceptions Of High Risk Drinking: Understanding Binge Drinking In A Gender Biased Setting, Jill Lynne Russett Jan 2008

Women's Perceptions Of High Risk Drinking: Understanding Binge Drinking In A Gender Biased Setting, Jill Lynne Russett

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Exploration Of Gendered Patterns In Counseling Students' Perception Of Training Experiences, Yukio Fujikura Jan 2008

Exploration Of Gendered Patterns In Counseling Students' Perception Of Training Experiences, Yukio Fujikura

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Exploring Relational Processes In Families Of Gay Youth, Gregory Scott Meek Jan 2008

Exploring Relational Processes In Families Of Gay Youth, Gregory Scott Meek

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Forgotten Masters: Institutional Slavery In Virginia, 1680--1860., Jennifer Bridges Oast Jan 2008

Forgotten Masters: Institutional Slavery In Virginia, 1680--1860., Jennifer Bridges Oast

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Plastic Capital: Wilmington, Delaware And The Deregulation Of Consumer Credit, Carolee Anne Klimchock Jan 2008

Plastic Capital: Wilmington, Delaware And The Deregulation Of Consumer Credit, Carolee Anne Klimchock

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Performances Of Black Female Sexuality In A Hip Hop Magazine, Tova Joanna Johnson Jan 2008

Performances Of Black Female Sexuality In A Hip Hop Magazine, Tova Joanna Johnson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Friendship Fest: Perfecting Friendship Through Transnational Musical Performance, Nancy Leanne Thompson Jan 2008

The Friendship Fest: Perfecting Friendship Through Transnational Musical Performance, Nancy Leanne Thompson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Escaping Into The Prison Civil War Round Table, Jackson Norman Sasser Jan 2008

Escaping Into The Prison Civil War Round Table, Jackson Norman Sasser

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Blurring Boundaries: The Rorschach Idea In Twentieth-Century American Popular Culture, James Edward Rainey Jan 2008

Blurring Boundaries: The Rorschach Idea In Twentieth-Century American Popular Culture, James Edward Rainey

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Breaking The Mold: Sugar Ceramics And The Political Economy Of 18th Century St Eustatius, Derek Robert Miller Jan 2008

Breaking The Mold: Sugar Ceramics And The Political Economy Of 18th Century St Eustatius, Derek Robert Miller

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


History, Memory, And [Archaeological?] Heritage At Nombre De Dios, Panama, Meghan Habas Siudzinski Jan 2008

History, Memory, And [Archaeological?] Heritage At Nombre De Dios, Panama, Meghan Habas Siudzinski

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Accounting For Political Virtue: Consumer Choice And The Non-Consumption Movement In Revolutionary New York City, Melissa Faith Gray Jan 2008

Accounting For Political Virtue: Consumer Choice And The Non-Consumption Movement In Revolutionary New York City, Melissa Faith Gray

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Stranger In The Land?: Reassessing The Political Writings Of Gershom Bulkeley, Jeffrey W. Kuckuck Jan 2008

A Stranger In The Land?: Reassessing The Political Writings Of Gershom Bulkeley, Jeffrey W. Kuckuck

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Drug Trade In Early North America, Laura Elizabeth Passic Jan 2008

The Drug Trade In Early North America, Laura Elizabeth Passic

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Conflict Amid Conversion: Mormon Proselytizing In Russian Finland, 1860-1914, Zachary R. Jones Jan 2008

Conflict Amid Conversion: Mormon Proselytizing In Russian Finland, 1860-1914, Zachary R. Jones

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Revolutionary Writings Of Mary And Royall Tyler: Marital, Medical, And Political Discourse In An Early-Nineteenth-Century Family, Elizabeth Anne Bond Jan 2008

The Revolutionary Writings Of Mary And Royall Tyler: Marital, Medical, And Political Discourse In An Early-Nineteenth-Century Family, Elizabeth Anne Bond

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Puzzles Of The Past: The Life Of Josiah Parker (1751-1810) And The Revolutionary Generation, William Mark Hains Jan 2008

Puzzles Of The Past: The Life Of Josiah Parker (1751-1810) And The Revolutionary Generation, William Mark Hains

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Second Eden: The Promotion And Perception Of Virginia, 1584-1624, Jennifer Lynn Blahnik Jan 2008

A Second Eden: The Promotion And Perception Of Virginia, 1584-1624, Jennifer Lynn Blahnik

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Degrees Of Relatedness: The Social Politics Of Algonquian Kinship In The Contact Era Chesapeake, Buck W. Woodard Jan 2008

Degrees Of Relatedness: The Social Politics Of Algonquian Kinship In The Contact Era Chesapeake, Buck W. Woodard

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.