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Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

2009

American Studies

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

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

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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 ...


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

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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

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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 ...


"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

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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

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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.


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

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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

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No abstract provided.


Walk To Freedom: How A Violent Response To The Civil Rights Protest At Alabama's Pettus Bridge Unwillingly Created The Voting Rights Act Of 1965, Brian Clement Rainville Jan 2009

Walk To Freedom: How A Violent Response To The Civil Rights Protest At Alabama's Pettus Bridge Unwillingly Created The Voting Rights Act Of 1965, Brian Clement Rainville

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No abstract provided.


Voters In A Foreign Land: Alien Suffrage And Citizenship In The United States, 1704-1926, Alan Kennedy-Shaffer Jan 2009

Voters In A Foreign Land: Alien Suffrage And Citizenship In The United States, 1704-1926, Alan Kennedy-Shaffer

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No abstract provided.


Domestic Music Making In Late Eighteenth-Century Elite Chesapeake Society: The "Elegant Selections" Of Shirley Plantation, Sarah Gentry Glosson Jan 2009

Domestic Music Making In Late Eighteenth-Century Elite Chesapeake Society: The "Elegant Selections" Of Shirley Plantation, Sarah Gentry Glosson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.