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2010

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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

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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 ...


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

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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 ...


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

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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 ...


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

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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 ...


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

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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

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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

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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

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No abstract provided.


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

Beyond The Text: Finding Anne Askew, Lindsay Watkins Zurawski

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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

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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

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No abstract provided.


Just Where Do You Think You're Going?: Maternalism And Social Work Of The Travelers' Aid Society Of Virginia, Kathryn Louise Hill Jan 2010

Just Where Do You Think You're Going?: Maternalism And Social Work Of The Travelers' Aid Society Of Virginia, Kathryn Louise Hill

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No abstract provided.


"Hearty Damnations" And "Ordered Resistance": Protest, Profit, And Power In Colonial Charleston, 1769, Molly Fitzgerald Perry Jan 2010

"Hearty Damnations" And "Ordered Resistance": Protest, Profit, And Power In Colonial Charleston, 1769, Molly Fitzgerald Perry

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No abstract provided.


Honor, Gender And The Law: Defense Strategies During The Spanish Inquisition, 1526-1532, Katy Iverson Jan 2010

Honor, Gender And The Law: Defense Strategies During The Spanish Inquisition, 1526-1532, Katy Iverson

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No abstract provided.


The Right Of Petition: Cases Of Indentured Servants And Society In Colonial Virginia, 1698-1746, Brandon Paul Righi Jan 2010

The Right Of Petition: Cases Of Indentured Servants And Society In Colonial Virginia, 1698-1746, Brandon Paul Righi

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No abstract provided.


A Legacy Of Inaction, Robert Gordon Menna Jan 2010

A Legacy Of Inaction, Robert Gordon Menna

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No abstract provided.


Art, Mystery, And Occupation: Building Culture In Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg, Virginia, Elizabeth Cook Jan 2010

Art, Mystery, And Occupation: Building Culture In Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg, Virginia, Elizabeth Cook

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No abstract provided.