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Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

2009

African American Studies

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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

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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 ...


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

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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 ...


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

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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 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

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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

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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

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No abstract provided.


Agrarian Reform And The Slave System: A Case Study Of James Galt's Point Of Fork Plantation, 1835-1865, Stephen John Legawiec Jan 2009

Agrarian Reform And The Slave System: A Case Study Of James Galt's Point Of Fork Plantation, 1835-1865, Stephen John Legawiec

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No abstract provided.