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20th Century North African Colonial History: A Look At Gender And Race Through The Cultural Lens Of Isabelle Eberhardt, Stacy Elizabethann Roberts Jan 2014

20th Century North African Colonial History: A Look At Gender And Race Through The Cultural Lens Of Isabelle Eberhardt, Stacy Elizabethann Roberts

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

This thesis will examine the life of one European immigrant, Isabelle Eberhardt, and how she challenged the expectations to which European women were held. Eberhardt was born in Geneva in 1877 and died in Algeria in 1904, her life and writings are important because they demonstrate the ways in which she and other Europeans interacted within the context of gender and race in the colonies. These expectations were both formally and informally expressed in the colonies and Europe itself, and include traditional dress, creating a traditional European household which included marrying another European, keeping the social hierarchy, and promoting European ...


Leading Ladies: A Study Of Queenship And Identity Through Conquest, Rose Thormahlen Jan 2014

Leading Ladies: A Study Of Queenship And Identity Through Conquest, Rose Thormahlen

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

The study of medieval women is often viewed with a qualitative purpose. Scholars seek to define the medieval woman as either empowered or oppressed, and within the medieval timeframe, as either more or less so than their predecessors. The year 1066 is seen as a turning point by many for the female narrative; it was the year of the Norman Conquest, which brought with it new schools of thought and manners of life. Rather than attempting to qualify the lives of women as either good or back, the question of medieval women can be approached by asking how they were ...


Gender And The Salem Witchcraft Trials, Josephine Colburn Jan 2012

Gender And The Salem Witchcraft Trials, Josephine Colburn

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

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The Power Of Virginity: The Political Position And Symbolism Of Ancient Rome’S Vestal Virgin, Kathryn Ann Wagner Jan 2010

The Power Of Virginity: The Political Position And Symbolism Of Ancient Rome’S Vestal Virgin, Kathryn Ann Wagner

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

The Vestal virgin has forever been an image of a woman draped in white priestly garments, carrying herself with an air of purity and near divinity. The Vestal's image is one that has captured the imagination of writers, painters, sculptures and scholars for centuries. However this near divine woman is more than what she appears. The Vestal was more than a virgin; she was the daughter, mother and priestess of Rome herself. Behind this "glamorous" image is a strong, influential, pious and powerful woman who has sacrificed her sexuality and familial ties for not just the service of the ...


Voter Registration The Role Of Female Leadership Within The Civil Rights Movement: Septima Clark And Fannie Lou Hamer, Toni Rush Jan 2010

Voter Registration The Role Of Female Leadership Within The Civil Rights Movement: Septima Clark And Fannie Lou Hamer, Toni Rush

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

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Gender In Colonial America: Women And Witches, Holly Hartman Jan 2009

Gender In Colonial America: Women And Witches, Holly Hartman

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

During the late seventeenth & early eighteenth century in Colonial & English America, the roles men expected of women followed a strict guideline. Those guidelines kept women in certain boundaries. Women had no defined legal identity as an individual. Women grew to resent being repressed socially and legally with the constant law changes restricting the liberties permitted to their gender. Their only outlet was gossip, allowing them to have a degree of control over their own lives and the lives of others. The fine nuances found within idealistic womanhood could contribute to the tensions generating suspicions among the female gender. Freedoms of ...