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“There Is No Law Here”: Vigilantism, Militarism, And Metropolitanism In Coos County, Oregon 1912-1913, Zachary W. Jones Jun 2014

“There Is No Law Here”: Vigilantism, Militarism, And Metropolitanism In Coos County, Oregon 1912-1913, Zachary W. Jones

Honors Senior Theses/Projects

Using a three-tiered system of analysis, the lenses of vigilantism, militarism, metropolitanism provide a way to analyze the deportations within Coos Bay. At the base, vigilance committees policed community morals, ideas, and actions. Community policing spurred a process of militarization that needed an "other" or subaltern menace to marginalize. Metropolitanism became the end product: a recasting of the community norms and the use of elitist boosterism (a rhetoric of community aggrandizement) as a way to move closer to the metropole ideal. However, this was not simply a Coos Bay phenomenon; it was a process of metropolitanization that was happening across ...


The Impact Of World War I On American Women’S Fashion, Bethany L. Haight Jun 2014

The Impact Of World War I On American Women’S Fashion, Bethany L. Haight

Honors Senior Theses/Projects

Learning about influential events, such as World War I, that surround changes in dress can provide the context needed to understand why these changes occurred in the first place. Prior to discussing contemporary influences it is important to consider antecedent factors. While the entire history of clothing and fashion could be discussed, this work will focus on the most relevant years, the decade that preceded World War I. While this is due in part to its immediate association with the time in question this decade also marked the end of a century-long standstill in the Western fashion industry. Consequently, analyzing ...


Education Prescription And Disregarded Side Effects: Gilded Age Education Reform In Oregon, Sarah M. Pearson Jan 2014

Education Prescription And Disregarded Side Effects: Gilded Age Education Reform In Oregon, Sarah M. Pearson

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

This paper looks at education reform with a focus on Oregon during a tenuous time period of U.S History, from around 1850 through the turn of the century; the Gilded Age. Oregon’s upper and middle classes perceived themselves as the moral, and intellectual ideal in a time of transition and destabilization of American society following the Civil War and leading up the Progressive era. Many of which saw education reform as their responsibility. These perceptions coupled with racism and classism to transform positive intentions into conditions of paternalistic control and resulted in many communities having to cope with ...


Prostitution And The Contagious Diseases Acts In 19th Century British Colonies, Katria Hiersche Jan 2014

Prostitution And The Contagious Diseases Acts In 19th Century British Colonies, Katria Hiersche

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

The Contagious Diseases Act allowed the British government to arrest anyone who was thought to be a prostitute and perform unauthorized, and oftentimes non consensual, medical tests on them. Despite the confidence the British government felt while backing up the Act, there has been plenty of evidence to show that the spread of disease actually increased while the Act was in place, and declined sharply after the repeal in the late 19th Century. Many different organizations were created to put a stop to the unfair treatment against women, such as the Woman’s Club and the protests put on by ...


The Farmers’ Tool: Changing Values Of Rural Oregon Granges In Benton County: 1938-1948, Curtis Holbert Jan 2014

The Farmers’ Tool: Changing Values Of Rural Oregon Granges In Benton County: 1938-1948, Curtis Holbert

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

As the United States moved from the Great Depression into World War Two, and then emerged as a leading global military and economic power in the Post War era, the Grange and its members experienced a transformation of their political and social values. The priorities of the agricultural industry shifted from the economic hardship of the Great Depression to supporting the war effort and maintaining superiority during and after World War Two. The Patrons of Husbandry, as a community institution, experienced a shift in political and social values from liberal concerns and social critiques to espousing conservative ideals such as ...


A History Of Science And Society In Oregon: Oregon State University's Extension And Experiment Station Publications, Sue Kunda Jan 2014

A History Of Science And Society In Oregon: Oregon State University's Extension And Experiment Station Publications, Sue Kunda

Faculty Research Publications (All Departments)

This publication documents scientific and social change in Oregon through the agricultural lens of the Oregon State University Extension and Experiment Station Communications publications.