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Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

2009

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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

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No abstract provided.


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 ...


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 ...


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

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"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 ...


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 ...


Pamunkey Pottery And Cultural Persistence, Ashley Atkins Jan 2009

Pamunkey Pottery And Cultural Persistence, Ashley Atkins

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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

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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

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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

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No abstract provided.


Next To The Man, And Not Forgotten: Gay Mcdougall And The Southern Africa Project Of The Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, 1963-1994, Myra Ann Houser Jan 2009

Next To The Man, And Not Forgotten: Gay Mcdougall And The Southern Africa Project Of The Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, 1963-1994, Myra Ann Houser

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No abstract provided.


The Rise Of Modern Richmond And The Fall Of Electric Transit, Earl Ferdinand Glock Jan 2009

The Rise Of Modern Richmond And The Fall Of Electric Transit, Earl Ferdinand Glock

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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.


Afro-Barbadian Healthcare During The Emancipation Era, Kathleen Elizabeth Mocklin Jan 2009

Afro-Barbadian Healthcare During The Emancipation Era, Kathleen Elizabeth Mocklin

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No abstract provided.