Review Of The Western Landscape In Cormac Mccarthy And Wallace Stegner: Myths Of The Frontier By Megan Riley Mcgilchrist, Harry F. Thompson
Great Plains Quarterly
Megan Riley McGilchrist sees the Vietnam War and the cultural upheaval it represents as a watershed event in understanding how the western novel treats the theme of landscape. She constructs her analysis through the writings of Wallace Stegner and the western novels of Cormac McCarthy, the former retaining a belief in the innate goodness of the land and the latter rejecting the benevolence of the natural world. McGilchrist argues that, as the fulfillment of the frontier ethos, the Vietnam War-absent in Stegner but present in McCarthy-changed life in the mythimbued West. For McGilchrist, elements of the mythic West, both abhorrent ...
2011-2012 Unlv Mcnair Journal, 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2011-2012 Unlv Mcnair Journal, Cyndy Anang, Sajar Camara, Pamela Cornejo, Carla Antonieta Farcello, Ilse Anahi Garcia, Natiera Magnuson, William L. Mccurdy, Lorena Munoz, Maxym V. Myroshnychenko, Ricardo Rios, Theodore Waldeck, Barbara Wallen, Ana Zuniga, Brenda M. Aguilar, Tiffany Alexandra Alvarez, Daniel N. Erosa, Paige C. Espinosa, Carla Antonieta Farcello, Julienne Jochel Paraiso, Nathaniel Derek Phillipps, Carmen Vallin, Jacent N. Wamala, Ernesto Zamora-Ramos
Journal articles based on research conducted by undergraduate students in the McNair Scholars Program
Table of Contents
Biography of Dr. Ronald E. McNair
Dr. Neal J. Smatresk, UNLV President
Dr. Juanita P. Fain, Vice President of Student Affairs
Dr. William W. Sullivan, Associate Vice President for Retention and Outreach
Mr. Keith Rogers, Deputy Executive Director of the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
McNair Scholars Institute Staff
Community In Exile: German Jewish Identity Development In Wartime Shanghai, 1938-1945, 2011 Claremont McKenna College
Community In Exile: German Jewish Identity Development In Wartime Shanghai, 1938-1945, Alice I. Reichman
CMC Senior Theses
Between 1938 and 1940 approximately 18,000 Jews from Central Europe went to the Chinese city of Shanghai to escape Nazi persecution. While almost every nation in the world refused to accept these desperate refugees, thousands found refuge in Japanese occupied Shanghai, which was an open port and one could immigrate there with no visa or passport. In an incredibly short period of time the refugees were able to develop a vibrant Jewish community. Relying primarily on the testimony of former refugees, this thesis seeks to address three main questions: What did exile in Shanghai feel like for the refugees ...
Football, The World's Game: A Study On Football's Relationship With Society, 2011 Claremont McKenna College
Football, The World's Game: A Study On Football's Relationship With Society, Dominic Lo
CMC Senior Theses
This paper looks at the way football affects society. Analysis includes a look into football in Victorian England, the notorious Glaswegian Rangers-Celtic rivalry as well as the role of football in the United States during the late 20th century.
"Are You Better Off"; Ronald Reagan, Louisiana, And The 1980 Presidential Election, 2011 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
"Are You Better Off"; Ronald Reagan, Louisiana, And The 1980 Presidential Election, Matthew David Caillet
LSU Master's Theses
This thesis describes how Ronald Reagan succeeded in carrying Louisiana in the 1980 Presidential election. Initially, pundits predicted the election, both statewide and nationwide, would be a “dead heat” between Reagan and President Jimmy Carter. Southern voters supported Carter, despite his many blunders; many American voters wondered if Reagan would be a competent leader. Reagan had a well-organized campaign and spent plenty of time in Louisiana, considered a pivotal “swing state.” His campaign team prepared speeches, explained issues, and received information and support from state Republican leaders, including Governor David Treen and Congressmen Robert Livingston and Henson Moore. Good local ...
Short Story Set In The Late 1920s, 2011 Parkland College
Short Story Set In The Late 1920s, Elizabeth Davis
A with Honors Projects
In this short story, a family deals with the collapse of the stock market and the ensuing events that lead to the Great Depression.
Providing For The Common Defense: Internal Security And The Cold War, 1945-1975, 2011 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Providing For The Common Defense: Internal Security And The Cold War, 1945-1975, Marc A. Patenaude
LSU Doctoral Dissertations
While the historiography of the Red Scare has often discussed the major internal security legislation passed during the period, the legislation in question is often given short shrift and characterized as a misguided response by Congress. It is important to examine this legislation not only for what it did for the internal security of the nation, but also for what it meant symbolically. Implementation of governmental policy, including internal security policy, through legislation often also serves as a window to the beliefs and values of those crafting the legislation. By examining the internal security legislation passed during the Red Scare ...
Hiding Behind The Mask Of Contradiction: A Study Of Mardi Gras And Race In New Orleans, 2011 Claremont McKenna College
Hiding Behind The Mask Of Contradiction: A Study Of Mardi Gras And Race In New Orleans, Amy M. Jacobson
CMC Senior Theses
In my thesis, I examine the racial history of New Orleans, Louisiana, through the lens of Mardi Gras. After the introduction, I begin with the history of the celebration and its European origin, in chapter two. Then, I move onto the discovery of New Orleans. In chapter three I look at the 1811 slave rebellion in New Orleans, which was the largest in United States' history. In chapter four I explore race and Mardi Gras in the nineteenth century, and the same in chapter five, but in the twentieth century. In chapter six I look at the twenty-first century in ...
The Mexican Hydra: How Calderón's Pursuit Of Peace Led To The Bloodiest War In Mexican History? Will The Mexican People Inherit A Failed State In 2012?, Marco A. Pinon-Farah
CMC Senior Theses
THE MEXICAN HYDRA: HOW CALDERÓN’S PURSUIT OF PEACE LED TO THE BLOODIEST WAR IN MEXICAN HISTORY. WILL THE MEXICAN PEOPLE INHERIT A FAILED STATE IN 2012?
Marco Antonio Pinon-Farah
The drug-war in Mexico (2006-present) has accelerated at a chilling rate, claiming the lives of 35,000 Mexican people. Since President Felipe Calderón assumed office, Mexico has been battling an internal beast unlike any it has known, the Mexican Hydra. Like the mythical creature, the Mexican cartels have proven capable of not only combating the government forces, but also of regenerating and strengthening themselves in the face of increasing ...
The Value Of Youth In Major League Baseball, 2011 Claremont McKenna College
The Value Of Youth In Major League Baseball, Jason Lee
CMC Senior Theses
In the fall of 2009, the New York Yankees claimed their 27th World Series title with a team that oozed capitalism and free markets. With over $200 million committed in its annual payroll, the Yankees capitalized on a strong free-agent class and some of the best known players in the game to generate their first World Series title since 2000. The feat was impressive, but the expectation in New York is always “championship or bust.” The following season, the Yankees fell in the American League Championship Series to the Texas Rangers who would go on to lose to the San ...
Sand And Skirts: A Study Of British Women In Early Colonial Fremantle, 1829-39, 2011 University of Notre Dame Australia
Sand And Skirts: A Study Of British Women In Early Colonial Fremantle, 1829-39, Toni Church
This study of Fremantle during the first decade of British settlement at Swan River investigates the trauma and triumph of its female colonists. In this outpost of empire, British women hoped for a better life, with greater economic and social freedoms, and a promising future for their families. They faced many challenges to achieve these aspirations.
On their journey to Swan River they experienced the cramped conditions on board the emigrant ships that bred disease and discontent amongst passengers. Some suffered from violence, and loss was a part of everyday life. Loss of belongings and livestock in rough seas hampered ...
“All Must Combine In The Struggle Against The Microbes” Global Biopolitics And Twentieth-Century Health Organizations, Patrick Kothe
University of Kentucky Master's Theses
The following paper explores the rise of global biopolitics by focusing on the League of Nations Health Organization (LNHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as pivot points around which an international system transitioned into a global system. The central thesis of the paper is that the LNHO served as the first true site of deployment for global discourses on health and hygiene, not as recent scholarship has suggested, the WHO. The purpose of the paper, however, is to provide an overview of the larger transformation of public health in the twentieth century, beginning with the proliferation of nineteenth-‐century ...
Chanute Air Museum, Chanute Air Force Base, And Bessie Coleman, 2011 Parkland College
Chanute Air Museum, Chanute Air Force Base, And Bessie Coleman, Kelley Heaney
A with Honors Projects
Series of articles related to Chanute Air Museum, the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL and Bessie Coleman.
The Steam Engine And Industrialization, 2011 Parkland College
The Steam Engine And Industrialization, Wyatt Sherlock
A with Honors Projects
A model steam engine was crafted. An essay describes the process and the importance of steam power in the Industrial Revolution.
Alcohol Production And Consumption Throughout U.S. History, And More Particularly In El Paso, Texas, As It Relates To Social Norms Theory, 2011 University of Texas at El Paso
Alcohol Production And Consumption Throughout U.S. History, And More Particularly In El Paso, Texas, As It Relates To Social Norms Theory, Jennifer Matthews
Open Access Theses & Dissertations
This thesis traces the history of alcohol production and consumption throughout U.S. history by following the course of the four major periods of relative equilibrium in social norms that the country has experienced. It uses this socio-historiography as a platform to understand how national trends in alcohol production and consumption were experienced along the border in El Paso, Texas, in a very unique fashion. The thesis aspires to augment El Paso's pride and sense of identity by building on knowledge of local history, customs, and norms.
The Relative Influence Of Military Rank Versus Personality On Perceived Autonomy For United States Air Force Pararescuemen, Kevin A. Deibler
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Hierarchies within organizations like the military have often contributed to feelings of subordination and have contributed to lower employee autonomy and a decrease in job satisfaction, motivation, and performance. Other constructs, such as those relating to personality, have been eluded to explain the variance in the poor outcomes. However, despite the research on dominance, autonomy, and personality constructs, there has been little investigation to bridge together the structure and dynamics of personality and autonomy. By applying interpersonal, boundary, control, and contingency theories, this quantitative study bridged the gap between hierarchical levels of military rank, the personality construct of relative dominance ...
Program Booklet, 2011 Eastern Illinois University
Program Booklet, Bradley P. Tolppanen, Beverly J. Cruse, David Bell
2011 - Remembering America's Civil War: A 150 Year Retrospective
Created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the United States Civil War, this exhibit studies the political, military, and social aspects of the conflict. Exhibits cover such wide-ranging topics as women soldiers, children and the war, Civil War journalism, literature and nursing, Civil War music, African American soldiers and sailors, the Civil War diary of Lyman Chittenden, and Civil War technology. The Coles County and the Civil War exhibit covers Coles County soldiers, the Charleston Riot, and Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with Coles County. This exhibit has been created by the librarians and staff of Booth Library.
The Diolkos Of Corinth, 2011 Messiah College
The Diolkos Of Corinth, David K. Pettegrew
Since the mid 19th century, the paved portage road known as the diolkos has been central to interpreting the historical fortune of the city of Corinth and the commercial facility of its isthmus. in this article, I reevaluate the view that the diolkos made the isthmus a commercial thoroughfare by reconsidering the archaeological, logistical, and textual evidence for the road and overland portaging. Each form of evidence problematizes the notion of voluminous transshipment and suggests the road did not facilitate trade as a constant flow of ships and cargoes across the isthmus. the diolkos was not principally a commercial thoroughfare ...
Brooklyn's Thirst, Long Island's Water: Consolidation, Local Control, And The Aquifer, 2011 John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Brooklyn's Thirst, Long Island's Water: Consolidation, Local Control, And The Aquifer, Jeffrey A. Kroessler
Publications and Research
The creation of greater New York City in 1898 promised a solution to the problem of supplying Brooklyn and Queens with water. In the 1850s, the City of Brooklyn tapped ponds and streams on the south side of Queens County, and in the 1880s, dug wells for additional supply. This lowered the water table and caused problems for farmers and oystermen, many of whom sued the city for damages. Ultimately, salt water seeped into some wells from over-pumping. By 1896, Brooklyn’s system had reached its limit. Prevented by the state legislature from tapping the aquifer beneath Suffolk’s Pine ...
Trauma And The Limits Of Redemptive Critique, 2011 Rhode Island College
Trauma And The Limits Of Redemptive Critique, Richard R. Weiner, Karl P. Benziger
The authors continue to test the limits of Emile Durkheim/Maurice Halbwachs approach to collective identity in the experiences of trauma, shame, and yearning related to the ill-fated Hungarian Revolution. In a more poststructuralist vein the authors move from a focus on piacular subjectivity to one of baroque subjectivity, especially in understanding the October 2006 fiftieth anniversary commemorations of the Revolution in Budapest. Specifically, what indexical undercurrents of disposition persist and can not be ignored in attempts at redemptive critique, as well as in colonized nostalgia and the re-enactment of pathos. To what extent do the commemorations of the 1956 ...