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The Spectacle Of Citizenship: Halftones, Print Media, And Constructing Americanness, 1880--1940, Sarah Lucinda Grunder Jan 2010

The Spectacle Of Citizenship: Halftones, Print Media, And Constructing Americanness, 1880--1940, Sarah Lucinda Grunder

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Advances in photography and conceptions of national identity proceeded side by side during the nineteenth century. The introduction of halftone reproductions marks the beginning of an information revolution and is an important moment not only in media history, but in studies of nineteenth and twentieth century cultural history and studies of national identity. Visual representation of differences between people and places was one means by which people identified and validated Americans' belonging because photographs were infused with authority: they seemed to be truthful, to provide infallible evidence of events and of people. as the nineteenth century gave way to the ...


Between Fact And Fiction: Writing By American Women In A Transnational Context, Hilary Jennifer Marcus Jan 2010

Between Fact And Fiction: Writing By American Women In A Transnational Context, Hilary Jennifer Marcus

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Drawing on poststructuralist theories of gender, nation and modernity, this dissertation is an interdisciplinary exploration of American experimental women's writing and their linkages to and explorations of colonial and U.S. imperialist histories. "Between Fact and Fiction: Writing by American Women in a Transnational Context" considers experimental literary texts by women writing from diverse spaces across places and times as cultural texts that can provide important insights for understanding transnational politics of power and possibilities for disrupting power. The project examines a broad range of experimental literary texts by women including Gertrude Stein, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Alicia Gaspar ...


Dunmore's New World: Political Culture In The British Empire, 1745--1796, James Corbett David Jan 2010

Dunmore's New World: Political Culture In The British Empire, 1745--1796, James Corbett David

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Despite his participation in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, John Murray, fourth earl of Dunmore, eventually became royal governor of New York (1770-1771), Virginia (17711783), and the Bahama Islands (1787-1796). His life in the British Empire exposed him to an extraordinary range of political experience, including border disputes, land speculation, frontier warfare and diplomacy, sexual scandal, slave emancipation, naval combat, loyalist advocacy, Amerindian slavery, and trans-imperial filibusters, to say nothing of his proximity to the Haitian Revolution or his role in the defense of the British West Indies during the French Revolutionary Wars. Quick to break with convention on behalf ...


Flying Under The Radar With The Royal Chicano Air Force: The Ongoing Politics Of Space And Ethnic Identity, Ella Maria Diaz Jan 2010

Flying Under The Radar With The Royal Chicano Air Force: The Ongoing Politics Of Space And Ethnic Identity, Ella Maria Diaz

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation explores the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), a Chicano/a arts collective that produced numerous murals in Sacramento, CA, for over forty years. Grounded in Mexican and US aesthetic traditions, their murals reflect cultural hybridity and re-imagine US history through a Chicano/a perspective. Many of their works were and are located in Sacramento's Chicano/a barrios, while others occupy interethnic, public space in the vicinity of the State Capitol. By encoding hidden Chicano/a iconographies within each mural, the RCAF offers what scholar Alicia Gaspar de Alba calls "alter-Native" narratives of American history because they posit ...


Buck-Horned Snakes And Possum Women: Non-White Folkore, Antebellum *Southern Literature, And Interracial Cultural Exchange, John Douglas Miller Jan 2010

Buck-Horned Snakes And Possum Women: Non-White Folkore, Antebellum *Southern Literature, And Interracial Cultural Exchange, John Douglas Miller

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The antebellum American South was a site of continual human mobility and social fluidity. This cultivated a pattern of cultural exchange between black, indigenous, and white Southerners, especially in the Old Southwest, making the region a cultural borderland as well as a geographical one. This environment resulted in the creolization of many aspects of life in the region. to date, the literature of the Old South has yet to be studied in this context. This project traces the diffusion of African-American and Native American culture in white-authored Southern texts.;For instance, textual evidence in Old Southwestern Humor reveals a pattern ...


Beyond Words: Nonverbal Communication, Performance, And Acculturation In The Early French-Indian Atlantic (1500--1701), Celine Carayon Jan 2010

Beyond Words: Nonverbal Communication, Performance, And Acculturation In The Early French-Indian Atlantic (1500--1701), Celine Carayon

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation is a study of nonspeech communication and its significance for mutual acculturation and colonial power dynamics in the context of French-Indian contacts across the Americas in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Most scholars have considered sign-language, pantomime, and other nonverbal means of communication (visual, sonorous, tactile, etc), as temporary, imperfect, and insignificant solutions to the lack of mutual linguistic understanding during early colonial encounters. It is also often assumed that these means of communication, combined with seemingly insurmountable cultural differences, inevitably promoted misunderstandings, incomprehension, and violent conflicts between early colonists and native populations. Seeking to challenge these assumptions ...


The Professional Learning Community And Its Effect On African American Students' Achievement, Anthony Eugene Copeland Jan 2010

The Professional Learning Community And Its Effect On African American Students' Achievement, Anthony Eugene Copeland

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this correlational study was to quantify the degree to which teachers believe their school adheres to professional learning community (PLC) practices and determine to what extent PLC practices are related to student achievement. The study also attempted to determine to what extent PLCs were related to African American students' achievement and closing the achievement gap.;Schools were the unit of analysis and participants were elementary school teachers from 25 schools in a large diverse school district located in the mid-Atlantic region. They were administered Hord's School Professional Staff as Learning Community survey to compute their school ...


The Effect Of An African-American Rites Of Passage Prevention Program On Adolescent Ethnic Identity, Drug Attitudes, Behavior In The Classroom And Academic Performance, Jamie B. Rodriguez Jan 2010

The Effect Of An African-American Rites Of Passage Prevention Program On Adolescent Ethnic Identity, Drug Attitudes, Behavior In The Classroom And Academic Performance, Jamie B. Rodriguez

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Choosing To Succeed: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between College Choice And Freshman Retention, James Tomlin Walke Jan 2010

Choosing To Succeed: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between College Choice And Freshman Retention, James Tomlin Walke

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Keep On Keeping On: The Naacp And The Implementation Of Brown V. Board Of Education In Virginia, Brian James Daugherity Jan 2010

Keep On Keeping On: The Naacp And The Implementation Of Brown V. Board Of Education In Virginia, Brian James Daugherity

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

On May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down one of its most important decisions in the twentieth century. Brown v. Board of Education ordered twenty-one U.S. states, including Virginia, to end racial segregation in their public schools.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a nationally-known African American civil rights organization, had led the legal campaign to bring about the Brown decision. After its victory, the organization focused on how to bring about the implementation of the decision in the South in order to effectuate school desegregation. In the later 1950s, the NAACP ...


Against The Odds: Academic Resilience Among High -Ability African American Adolescents Living In Rural Poverty, Wendy Taylor Ellis Jan 2010

Against The Odds: Academic Resilience Among High -Ability African American Adolescents Living In Rural Poverty, Wendy Taylor Ellis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The American Grotesque: Free-Thought Idealism In Edward Bliss Foote's "Science In Story", Lita M. Tirak Jan 2010

The American Grotesque: Free-Thought Idealism In Edward Bliss Foote's "Science In Story", Lita M. Tirak

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Alan Lomax Photographs And The Music Of Williamsburg (1959-1960), Peggy Finley Aarlien Jan 2010

The Alan Lomax Photographs And The Music Of Williamsburg (1959-1960), Peggy Finley Aarlien

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Desire For Fired Clay From Far Away: Analysis Of Ceramics From A Seventeenth-Century Domestic Site In Bridgetown, Barbados, Anne M. Gibson Jan 2010

A Desire For Fired Clay From Far Away: Analysis Of Ceramics From A Seventeenth-Century Domestic Site In Bridgetown, Barbados, Anne M. Gibson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Class Act: Negotiating Art And Market In The Career Of Isadora Duncan, Anne Meredith Gittinger Jan 2010

Class Act: Negotiating Art And Market In The Career Of Isadora Duncan, Anne Meredith Gittinger

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Federal Recognition Politics And Collaborative Archaeologists: The Need For A Cultural Consensus, Alexandra Grace Martin Jan 2010

Federal Recognition Politics And Collaborative Archaeologists: The Need For A Cultural Consensus, Alexandra Grace Martin

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


From Sight To Site To Website: Travel-Writing, Tourism And The American Experience In Haiti, 1900-2008, Landon Cole Yarrington Jan 2010

From Sight To Site To Website: Travel-Writing, Tourism And The American Experience In Haiti, 1900-2008, Landon Cole Yarrington

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Heresy And Simony: John Wyclif And Jan Hus Compared, April Marie Brinker Jan 2010

Heresy And Simony: John Wyclif And Jan Hus Compared, April Marie Brinker

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Preservation And Deconstruction Of Hawaii Plantation Style Architecture: A Iea, Waipahu, And Ewa, Jessica Margaret Way Jan 2010

The Preservation And Deconstruction Of Hawaii Plantation Style Architecture: A Iea, Waipahu, And Ewa, Jessica Margaret Way

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Neither United States Citizens Nor British Nationalists: A Postwar Loyalist Trade Diaspora, Justin Clement Jan 2010

Neither United States Citizens Nor British Nationalists: A Postwar Loyalist Trade Diaspora, Justin Clement

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Search For A New England Character: Change, The Town, And The Wilderness In Timothy Dwight's "Travels In New England And New York", Nicolette Gable Jan 2010

The Search For A New England Character: Change, The Town, And The Wilderness In Timothy Dwight's "Travels In New England And New York", Nicolette Gable

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Anime In America, Disney In Japan: The Global Exchange Of Popular Media Visualized Through Disney's "Stitch", Nicolette Lucinda Pisha Jan 2010

Anime In America, Disney In Japan: The Global Exchange Of Popular Media Visualized Through Disney's "Stitch", Nicolette Lucinda Pisha

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Wayward Priest Of Atondo: Violence, Vocation, And Religious Reform In A Navarrese Parish, Amanda Lynn Scott Jan 2010

The Wayward Priest Of Atondo: Violence, Vocation, And Religious Reform In A Navarrese Parish, Amanda Lynn Scott

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"You Have No Boss Here To Work For": Women And Labor In Chesapeake Bay Fishing Communities, Elizabeth Marie O'Grady Jan 2010

"You Have No Boss Here To Work For": Women And Labor In Chesapeake Bay Fishing Communities, Elizabeth Marie O'Grady

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Text: Finding Anne Askew, Lindsay Watkins Zurawski Jan 2010

Beyond The Text: Finding Anne Askew, Lindsay Watkins Zurawski

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Immigrant, The Native Son, And The Ambassador: The Transnational Travels Of "Godzilla", "Speed Racer", And "Akira", Amber Shandling Cohen Jan 2010

The Immigrant, The Native Son, And The Ambassador: The Transnational Travels Of "Godzilla", "Speed Racer", And "Akira", Amber Shandling Cohen

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Commissioners For Detecting And Defeating Conspiracies: Albany County, New York:1778-1781, Jade Mara Leszkowicz Jan 2010

The Commissioners For Detecting And Defeating Conspiracies: Albany County, New York:1778-1781, Jade Mara Leszkowicz

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Gaming Among Enslaved Africans In The Americas, And Its Uses In Navigating Social Interactions, Katrina Ann Christiano Jan 2010

Gaming Among Enslaved Africans In The Americas, And Its Uses In Navigating Social Interactions, Katrina Ann Christiano

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The 2008 Election: Prior Belief Strength, Cognitive Dissonance, And Voter Reactions, Elicia Chelsey Lair Jan 2010

The 2008 Election: Prior Belief Strength, Cognitive Dissonance, And Voter Reactions, Elicia Chelsey Lair

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Heavy Metal Archaeology: A N Examination Of Lead's Significance For The Interpretation Of Archaeological Bone, Peter Andrew Regan Jan 2010

Heavy Metal Archaeology: A N Examination Of Lead's Significance For The Interpretation Of Archaeological Bone, Peter Andrew Regan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.