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The Political Imaginings Of Slave Conspirators: Atlantic Contexts Of The 1710 Slave Conspiracy In Martinique, Jeffrey Scott Thomas Jan 2011

The Political Imaginings Of Slave Conspirators: Atlantic Contexts Of The 1710 Slave Conspiracy In Martinique, Jeffrey Scott Thomas

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Black Masculinities As Marronage: Claude Mckay's Representation Of Black Male Subjectivities In Metropolitan Spaces, Jarrett Hugh Brown Jan 2011

Black Masculinities As Marronage: Claude Mckay's Representation Of Black Male Subjectivities In Metropolitan Spaces, Jarrett Hugh Brown

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation explores the representation of black masculinities in Claude McKay's novels, Home to Harlem (1928), Banjo (1929) and Banana Bottom (1933). I use the trope of marronage to theorize McKay's representations of black male subjectivities across a range of African diasporan spaces in the Caribbean, the USA and Europe, arguing that McKay's male characters negotiate these diasporan spaces with the complex consciousness and proclivities of maroons. I then examine the ways in which careful attention to the migration and settlement in various diasporan spaces of McKay's black male characters exposes some critical manifestations that profoundly ...


The Colonial History Of Wye Plantation, The Lloyd Family, And Their Slaves On Maryland's Eastern Shore: Family, Property, And Power, Amy Speckart Jan 2011

The Colonial History Of Wye Plantation, The Lloyd Family, And Their Slaves On Maryland's Eastern Shore: Family, Property, And Power, Amy Speckart

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The history of the Lloyd family at Wye Plantation in Talbot County, Maryland, from the 1650s to the early 1770s refines and complicates the dominant historical narrative of the rise of a native-born Protestant planter elite in colonial Chesapeake scholarship. First, the Lloyds were a wealthy and politically prominent Protestant family that benefited from close ties to Catholics up to the end of the colonial period. Second, in contrast to traditional histories of the colonial Chesapeake that emphasize the raising and marketing of tobacco, Wye Plantation's history attests to the importance of grain and livestock farming on a commercial ...


Jealous Neighbors: Rivalry And Alliance Among The Native Communities Of Detroit, 1701--1766, Andrew Keith Sturtevant Jan 2011

Jealous Neighbors: Rivalry And Alliance Among The Native Communities Of Detroit, 1701--1766, Andrew Keith Sturtevant

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Between the founding of the French post of Detroit in 1701 and the end of Pontiac's War in 1766, several native American peoples settled in distinct clusters around the French (and later British post) near current-day Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario. Focusing on the interactions among these communities, this dissertation makes two interrelated arguments. It first argues that, although these peoples had been challenged and changed by the forces of colonialism during the seventeenth century, they nonetheless emerged from that century as discrete ethnic, social, and political entities, rather than shattered or disintegrated refugees. A set of interconnected, mutually ...


Towns In Mind: Urban Plans, Political Culture, And Empire In The Colonial Chesapeake, 1607--1722, Paul Philip Musselwhite Jan 2011

Towns In Mind: Urban Plans, Political Culture, And Empire In The Colonial Chesapeake, 1607--1722, Paul Philip Musselwhite

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation charts the contested political and cultural meaning of urbanization in the emerging plantation societies of Virginia and Maryland. Scholars have long asserted that Chesapeake planters' desire for lucre led them to patent huge tracts of land, disperse across the landscape, and completely dismiss urban development. However, through 17 pieces of legislation, colonists, governors, and London administrators actually encouraged towns in the Chesapeake through the seventeenth century. Despite the environmental and agricultural constraints of tidewater tobacco, both colonies wrestled with a perceived need for towns, which consistently appeared to represent the best means to engineer the region's political ...


Dietary Bioarchaeology: Late Woodland Subsistence Within The Coastal Plain Of Virginia, Berek J. Dore Jan 2011

Dietary Bioarchaeology: Late Woodland Subsistence Within The Coastal Plain Of Virginia, Berek J. Dore

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The North American Peltry Exchange: A Comparative Look At The Fur Trade In Colonial Virginia And New Netherland, Laura Ann Norbut Jan 2011

The North American Peltry Exchange: A Comparative Look At The Fur Trade In Colonial Virginia And New Netherland, Laura Ann Norbut

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Unsung Heroes: Lesbian Activists In The Aids Epidemic In North Carolina And California, 1981-1989, Maggie Shackelford Jan 2011

Unsung Heroes: Lesbian Activists In The Aids Epidemic In North Carolina And California, 1981-1989, Maggie Shackelford

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Building And Planting: The Material World, Memory, And The Making Of William Penn's Pennsylvania, 1681--1726, Catharine Christie Dann Roeber Jan 2011

Building And Planting: The Material World, Memory, And The Making Of William Penn's Pennsylvania, 1681--1726, Catharine Christie Dann Roeber

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The process of creating the colony of Pennsylvania began with the granting of a charter by King Charles II to William Penn in 1681. However the formation of Pennsylvania was not limited to the words of this or other official documents. Many people formed the province through both everyday actions and extraordinary events. and importantly, people involved in the Pennsyvlania project employed both material "toolkits" and language about the material world to stake a place for the new territory within the Americas, Britain, and the world in the seventeenth and early-eighteenth centuries.;This dissertation examines how William Penn and his ...


Storyville: Discourses In Southern Musicians' Autobiographies, Matthew Daniel Sutton Jan 2011

Storyville: Discourses In Southern Musicians' Autobiographies, Matthew Daniel Sutton

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study utilizes many of the tools of the literary critic to identify and analyze the discursive conventions in autobiographies by American vernacular musicians who came of age in the American South during the era of enforced racial segregation. Through this textual analysis, we can appreciate this seemingly amorphous collection of books as a continuing conversation, where descriptions of the South and its music by turns confirm, contradict, and complicate each other. Ultimately, the dozens of southern musician autobiographies published in the last fifty years engage in a valuable and revealing dialogue, creating a virtual "Storyville"; ostensibly disparate works share ...


To Seek The Good, The True, And Beautiful: White, Greek-Letter Sororities In The U.S. South And The Shaping Of American 'Ladyhood,' 1915--1975, Margaret Lynn Freeman Jan 2011

To Seek The Good, The True, And Beautiful: White, Greek-Letter Sororities In The U.S. South And The Shaping Of American 'Ladyhood,' 1915--1975, Margaret Lynn Freeman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation examines the role of white, Greek-letter sororities in the creation and enforcement of standards for white women's behavior during the twentieth century. While sororities at white, southern universities first served as supportive networks for the few female students on newly coeducational university campuses, I argue that they transformed into spaces that promoted "heterosocial" activities and enforced members' heteronormativity through "lessons of 'ladyhood" and required attendance at fraternity parties and participation in heterosexual dating. as a means to guarantee their popularity among students on their respective campuses, sorority chapters sought the attention of the campuses' fraternity elite. This ...


Ellen Churchill Semple And American Geography In An Era Of Imperialism., Ellen Elizabeth Adams Jan 2011

Ellen Churchill Semple And American Geography In An Era Of Imperialism., Ellen Elizabeth Adams

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


An Interpretive Plan For The Newry, South Carolina Cotton Mill Museum, Callie Pettit Hawkins Jan 2011

An Interpretive Plan For The Newry, South Carolina Cotton Mill Museum, Callie Pettit Hawkins

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A New England State Of Mind: Identity And Commodification In "Yankee" Magazine, 1935-1942, Andrew Robert Sargent Jan 2011

A New England State Of Mind: Identity And Commodification In "Yankee" Magazine, 1935-1942, Andrew Robert Sargent

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Shahrazad In The White City: Muslim Women's Agency Through Performance At The Columbian Exposition, Alexandra Me'av Anne Ellinwood Jerome Jan 2011

Shahrazad In The White City: Muslim Women's Agency Through Performance At The Columbian Exposition, Alexandra Me'av Anne Ellinwood Jerome

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Strategic Victimization: News Photographs, The Birmingham Children's Crusade, And The Revisualization Of America, Margaret Keeton Williams Jan 2011

Strategic Victimization: News Photographs, The Birmingham Children's Crusade, And The Revisualization Of America, Margaret Keeton Williams

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Authority And Consent: Politics, Power, And Plunder In Charleston, South Carolina, 1700-1745, Kristen Ann Woytonik Jan 2011

Authority And Consent: Politics, Power, And Plunder In Charleston, South Carolina, 1700-1745, Kristen Ann Woytonik

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Shellfishing, Ceramics, And Gender: Shell Midden Ceramics From The Kiskiak Site, Jessica Marie Herlich Jan 2011

Shellfishing, Ceramics, And Gender: Shell Midden Ceramics From The Kiskiak Site, Jessica Marie Herlich

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Particular And Purposeful Visions: How The Richmond School Of Social Work Engaged The Nation And World From 1917 To 1939, Kelly Finefrock-Creed Jan 2011

Particular And Purposeful Visions: How The Richmond School Of Social Work Engaged The Nation And World From 1917 To 1939, Kelly Finefrock-Creed

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


For Their Maintenance And Education: An Analysis Of Children Entering Christ's Hospital, London, 1763-1803, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Gardy Jan 2011

For Their Maintenance And Education: An Analysis Of Children Entering Christ's Hospital, London, 1763-1803, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Gardy

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The "Extraordinary" Case Of James Allen: A Study Of Gender And Sexuality In Early Nineteenth-Century Britain, Maria Dale Booth Jan 2011

The "Extraordinary" Case Of James Allen: A Study Of Gender And Sexuality In Early Nineteenth-Century Britain, Maria Dale Booth

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Determining Reliability In Indian Captivity Narratives, Heather Nicole Diangelis Jan 2011

Determining Reliability In Indian Captivity Narratives, Heather Nicole Diangelis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Ghosts On The Coast Of Paradise: Identifying And Interpreting The Ephemeral Remains Of Bermuda's 18th Century Shipyards, Joel Garrett Dworsky Jan 2011

Ghosts On The Coast Of Paradise: Identifying And Interpreting The Ephemeral Remains Of Bermuda's 18th Century Shipyards, Joel Garrett Dworsky

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


On The Backs Of Horses: The Great Epizootic Of 1872, Jeffrey Michael Flanagan Jan 2011

On The Backs Of Horses: The Great Epizootic Of 1872, Jeffrey Michael Flanagan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Mobutu And Nyerere, 1960-1979: Trajectories And Creativity In Re-Imagining The Nation, Jonathan Edwards Shaw Jan 2011

Mobutu And Nyerere, 1960-1979: Trajectories And Creativity In Re-Imagining The Nation, Jonathan Edwards Shaw

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Eavesdropping On History: Olmstead V U.S And The Emergence Of Privacy Jurisprudence During Prohibition, Anna Leslie Krouse Jan 2011

Eavesdropping On History: Olmstead V U.S And The Emergence Of Privacy Jurisprudence During Prohibition, Anna Leslie Krouse

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


From Astoria To Annexation: The Hawaiian Diaspora And The Struggle For Race And Nation In The American Empire, Amanda Lee Heikialoha Savage Jan 2011

From Astoria To Annexation: The Hawaiian Diaspora And The Struggle For Race And Nation In The American Empire, Amanda Lee Heikialoha Savage

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Ghent Gayland: A Case Study Of The Gay And Lesbian Community And Media Of Norfolk, Virginia, Michael Anthony Lusby Jan 2011

Ghent Gayland: A Case Study Of The Gay And Lesbian Community And Media Of Norfolk, Virginia, Michael Anthony Lusby

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


C.C Spaulding & R.R Wright---Companions On The Road Less Traveled?: A Reconsideration Of African American International Relations In The Early Twentieth Century, Brandon R. Byrd Jan 2011

C.C Spaulding & R.R Wright---Companions On The Road Less Traveled?: A Reconsideration Of African American International Relations In The Early Twentieth Century, Brandon R. Byrd

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Art/Self: Martha Ann Honeywell And The Politics Of Display In The Early Republic, Laurel Richardson Daen Jan 2011

Art/Self: Martha Ann Honeywell And The Politics Of Display In The Early Republic, Laurel Richardson Daen

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.