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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

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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 ...