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"Dance, Dance Revolution": The Function Of Dance In American Politics, 1763-1800, Amy Catherine Green Jan 2009

"Dance, Dance Revolution": The Function Of Dance In American Politics, 1763-1800, Amy Catherine Green

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Anthony Burns And The North-South Dialogue On Slavery, Liberty, Race, And The American Revolution, Gordon S. Barker Jan 2009

Anthony Burns And The North-South Dialogue On Slavery, Liberty, Race, And The American Revolution, Gordon S. Barker

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Revisiting the Anthony Burns drama in 1854, the last fugitive slave crisis in Boston, I argue that traditional historical interpretations emphasizing an antislavery groundswell in the North mask the confusion, chaos, ethnic and class tensions, and racial division in the Bay city and also treat Virginia's most famous fugitive slave as an object rather than the Revolutionary and advocate for equal rights that he was. I contend that it was far from clear that antislavery beliefs were on the rise in midcentury Boston. I show that antislavery views had to compete with other less noble, sometimes racist, sentiments and ...


Utopian Spaces: Mormons And Icarians In Nauvoo, Illinois, Sarah Jaggi Lee Jan 2009

Utopian Spaces: Mormons And Icarians In Nauvoo, Illinois, Sarah Jaggi Lee

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Nauvoo, Illinois was the setting for two important social experiments in the middle of the nineteenth century. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormons, made this city their headquarters of their rapidly expanding church from 1838 until 1846. Only three years after the departure of the Mormons, a group of Frenchmen calling themselves Icarians came to the same spot to realize a system of communal living and brotherhood that lasted in Nauvoo until 1856. While several studies have been devoted to these groups, as yet none have combined a study of the two communities ...


The Urban Archaeology Of Early Spanish Caribbean Ports Of Call: The Unfortunate Story Of Nombre De Dios, Maria Fernanda Salamanca-Heyman Jan 2009

The Urban Archaeology Of Early Spanish Caribbean Ports Of Call: The Unfortunate Story Of Nombre De Dios, Maria Fernanda Salamanca-Heyman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The sixteenth-century port of Nombre de Dios in Panama played a crucial role in the colonization of America. From 1519 to 1597, Nombre de Dios was the Atlantic port connecting Spain with the southern Pacific colonies in America. Even though its importance to Spain's New World colonial settlement has been widely recognized, there has never been systematic historical or archaeological research undertaken to document this colonial town and describe its establishment and subsequent development and abandonment.;This study employs a comparative approach to early Spanish urban settlement in Latin America, and combines archaeological and archival data to explain the ...


Fifty Gentlemen Total Strangers: A Portrait Of The First Continental Congress, Karen Northrop Barzilay Jan 2009

Fifty Gentlemen Total Strangers: A Portrait Of The First Continental Congress, Karen Northrop Barzilay

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

When news of the Coercive Acts reached the mainland colonies of British North America in May 1774, there was no such thing as a Continental Congress. Provincial leaders, agreeing that an intercolonial gathering was necessary to protest recent Parliamentary measures, anticipated only a congress---an isolated diplomatic convention in the tradition of the Stamp Act Congress and the Albany Congress. Although the fifty-six colonial deputies assembling in Philadelphia knew that they attended an historic meeting, none of them foresaw that this conference would turn out to be the genesis of the United States government. Recasting the First Continental Congress as an ...


Recipe For Citizenship: Professionalization And Power In World War I Dietetics, Kathleen Marie Scott Jan 2009

Recipe For Citizenship: Professionalization And Power In World War I Dietetics, Kathleen Marie Scott

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation is an analysis of the professionalization tactics of white, native-born, Protestant, middle-class women who served with the U.S. armed forces as dietitians during World War I. Through the overlapping rubrics of maternalism, citizenship, and professionalism, I examine the ways in which dominant race, class, and gender ideologies inflected their quest for professionalization. I specifically examine the way hospital dietitians infused their expertise with rhetoric of race betterment and national security to acquire distinct status and authority in relation to other female medical/health practitioners. In this study, I locate the ideological origins of Public Law 36, 80 ...


American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, And The Empire For Liberty, Sean Patrick Harvey Jan 2009

American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, And The Empire For Liberty, Sean Patrick Harvey

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

"American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, and the Empire for Liberty" is a study of knowledge and power, as it relates to Indian affairs, in the early republic. It details the interactions, exchanges, and networks through which linguistic and racial ideas were produced and it examines the effect of those ideas on Indian administration. First etymology, then philology, guided the study of human descent, migrations, and physical and mental traits, then called ethnology. It would answer questions of Indian origins and the possibility of Indian incorporation into the United States. It was crucial to white Americans seeking to define their polity and ...


"Taking It Out!": Jayne Cortez's Collaborations With The Firespitters, Renee Michelle Kingan Jan 2009

"Taking It Out!": Jayne Cortez's Collaborations With The Firespitters, Renee Michelle Kingan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Organizational Culture On The Academic Success Of Historically Black College And University Athletes: A Case Study, Ralph Charlton Jan 2009

The Impact Of Organizational Culture On The Academic Success Of Historically Black College And University Athletes: A Case Study, Ralph Charlton

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Increasing the graduation rates of student athletes is one of the more visible NCAA academic goals. Overall student-athlete graduation rates have improved significantly among many institutional members. However, Historically Black College and University (HBCU) student-athlete graduation rates lag considerably behind. Although the NCAA claims that a causal relationship exists between lack of economic resources and lower student-athlete graduation rate for HBCUs, analysis within Division I HBCUs indicates no relationship between per student academic spending and the student-athlete graduation rates. Seeking an additional explanation for graduation rates, this case study examined the organizational culture of an HBCU athletic department with an ...


The Power Of African American Parent Perceptions On Student Achievement, Melody Luretha Camm Jan 2009

The Power Of African American Parent Perceptions On Student Achievement, Melody Luretha Camm

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

With the implementation of No Child Left Behind, schools have been challenged to maintain Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) for low achieving subpopulations. Current research supported by historical data suggests that African American parent involvement could possibly be the missing link to African American student achievement. This study explores the possible connection between African American parent perceptions of their school involvement and student achievement. It surveyed 738 fourth grade parents from five Title I and five Non-Title I schools to see if there was a significant difference between the parent involvement perceptions of African American Parents and Non-African American Parents, as ...


Predicting Success: Academic Potential And Talent Development Factors Among Black And White Students, Valija Cynthia Rose Jan 2009

Predicting Success: Academic Potential And Talent Development Factors Among Black And White Students, Valija Cynthia Rose

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Cultural/Ethnic Identity And Individual Protective Factors Of Academic Resilience, Dale E. Weaver Jan 2009

The Relationship Between Cultural/Ethnic Identity And Individual Protective Factors Of Academic Resilience, Dale E. Weaver

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No abstract provided.


The Talent Process Of Successful Academic Women Scientists At Elite Research Universities In New York State, Lisa M. Kaenzig Jan 2009

The Talent Process Of Successful Academic Women Scientists At Elite Research Universities In New York State, Lisa M. Kaenzig

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"Let All Things Be Done Decently And In Order": Gender Segregation In The Seating Of Early American Churches, Caroline Everard Athey Warner Jan 2009

"Let All Things Be Done Decently And In Order": Gender Segregation In The Seating Of Early American Churches, Caroline Everard Athey Warner

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"The Brownies' Book": An Open Window To Early Twentieth-Century African American Childhood, Regina Ann Clark Jan 2009

"The Brownies' Book": An Open Window To Early Twentieth-Century African American Childhood, Regina Ann Clark

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Pamunkey Pottery And Cultural Persistence, Ashley Atkins Jan 2009

Pamunkey Pottery And Cultural Persistence, Ashley Atkins

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Bottomless Pits: The Decline Of Subfloor Pits And Rise Of African American Consumerism In Virginia, Danny Brad Hatch Jan 2009

Bottomless Pits: The Decline Of Subfloor Pits And Rise Of African American Consumerism In Virginia, Danny Brad Hatch

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Places Of Power: The Community And Regional Development Of Native Tidewater Palisades Post A.D 1200, Christopher J. Shephard Jan 2009

Places Of Power: The Community And Regional Development Of Native Tidewater Palisades Post A.D 1200, Christopher J. Shephard

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Toleration And Reform: Virginia's Anglican Clergy, 1770-1776, Stephen M. Volpe Jan 2009

Toleration And Reform: Virginia's Anglican Clergy, 1770-1776, Stephen M. Volpe

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The First Thing Out The Window: Race, Radical Feminism, And Marge Piercy's "Woman On The Edge Of Time", Kimberly Lynn Mann Jan 2009

The First Thing Out The Window: Race, Radical Feminism, And Marge Piercy's "Woman On The Edge Of Time", Kimberly Lynn Mann

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"--All United Like Sisters--": Education, Friendship, And The Bonds Of Womanhood At Litchfield Female Academy, 1782--1833, Amy E. Whelan Jan 2009

"--All United Like Sisters--": Education, Friendship, And The Bonds Of Womanhood At Litchfield Female Academy, 1782--1833, Amy E. Whelan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Image Of A Woman's Authority: Representations Of Elizabeth I In Portrait And Film, Heather Armstrong Mclees-Frazier Jan 2009

The Image Of A Woman's Authority: Representations Of Elizabeth I In Portrait And Film, Heather Armstrong Mclees-Frazier

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No abstract provided.


Patronage And Courtiership In Sixteenth-Century Spain: A Case Study Of Fernando De Valdã©S, Inquisitor-General, Katie Melissa Ross Jan 2009

Patronage And Courtiership In Sixteenth-Century Spain: A Case Study Of Fernando De Valdã©S, Inquisitor-General, Katie Melissa Ross

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Through The Veil: Double Consiousness And Labor In Eighteenth And Nineteenth Century Southern New England, Frederick William Lumb Jan 2009

Through The Veil: Double Consiousness And Labor In Eighteenth And Nineteenth Century Southern New England, Frederick William Lumb

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Sarah's Song: How Folk Music Shattered Slaveholding Ideology In Antebellum Alabama, Charles Allen Wallace Jan 2009

Sarah's Song: How Folk Music Shattered Slaveholding Ideology In Antebellum Alabama, Charles Allen Wallace

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Shop In The Back Street: Late Eighteenth Century Williamsburg Through The Ledgers Of Blacksmith James Anderson, Kathleen Marie Child Jan 2009

A Shop In The Back Street: Late Eighteenth Century Williamsburg Through The Ledgers Of Blacksmith James Anderson, Kathleen Marie Child

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Alfred Thayer Mahan And The Making Of The Superior Other, John William Mcglashan Jan 2009

Alfred Thayer Mahan And The Making Of The Superior Other, John William Mcglashan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"For All Men Love To See The Country As Well As To Heare Of It": Views Of Unsettled Virginia, 1649-1676, Sarah Zella Bowden Page Jan 2009

"For All Men Love To See The Country As Well As To Heare Of It": Views Of Unsettled Virginia, 1649-1676, Sarah Zella Bowden Page

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Guarding The Other Frontier: The Virginia State Navy And Its Men, 1775-1783, Margaret Elizabeth Owen Jan 2009

Guarding The Other Frontier: The Virginia State Navy And Its Men, 1775-1783, Margaret Elizabeth Owen

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


An Outsider's View: British Travel Writers And Representations Of Slavery In South Africa And The West Indies: 1795-1838, Benjamin Joseph Hurwitz Jan 2009

An Outsider's View: British Travel Writers And Representations Of Slavery In South Africa And The West Indies: 1795-1838, Benjamin Joseph Hurwitz

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.