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Visions Of The Amistad: American Public Engagement With The Amistad Story, Samuel Perkins Dec 2014

Visions Of The Amistad: American Public Engagement With The Amistad Story, Samuel Perkins

Honors Program Theses and Projects

Steven Spielberg’s movie Amistad, released in 1997, is considered to be a good movie. The New York Times published a very favorable review of the film when it came out stating that it provides “tough, sobering depictions of the captives’ ordeal.” It has all of the ingredients of a great historical motion picture; it is interesting, exciting at times, and educational. Amistad is a go to film for many high school history teachers to begin discussion on the Amistad case. While the movie follows the movements of high profile characters from the Amistad story such as Martin Van Buren ...


Lg Ms 37 Penny Rich Collection Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas Dec 2014

Lg Ms 37 Penny Rich Collection Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas

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Description:

Records and artifacts documenting the Maine Lesbian Gay Film Festival and Women's Community Project of Portland

Date Range:

1980s-1990s

Size of Collection:

7 ft.


Doing History With Online Mapping Tools: An Introduction, Joanne M. Riley Nov 2014

Doing History With Online Mapping Tools: An Introduction, Joanne M. Riley

Joseph P. Healey Library Publications

In November, 2014 the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Mass., offered a presentation titled "How to Do History with Online Mapping Tools" as part of a series related to the Museum and Library’s collection of historic maps sponsored by the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation. The invited presenters were Jessie Partridge from the MetroBoston DataCommon, a provider of free applications that make it possible to map data, and Joanne Riley, University Archivist and Curator of Special Collections in the Healey Library at UMass Boston. Both presenters helped lay historians, data fans, and map enthusiasts discover how visualizations ...


Doing History With Online Mapping Tools: Handout, Joanne M. Riley Nov 2014

Doing History With Online Mapping Tools: Handout, Joanne M. Riley

Joseph P. Healey Library Publications

Handout listing resources and links that accompanied Riley's presentation "Doing History with Online Mapping Tools: an Introduction"


The Great Irish Famine And The Development Of Journalism, Michael Foley Nov 2014

The Great Irish Famine And The Development Of Journalism, Michael Foley

Conference Papers

The Great Irish Famine (1845 to 1852) took place just as major changes were taking place in the media. The coverage by Irish and international of the Famine had an influence on the media that shaped how catastrophes will be covered for the next century or more.


Red Lights, White Chapel: The Working Girls Of Des Moines At The Turn Of The Century, Hope C. Mitchell Nov 2014

Red Lights, White Chapel: The Working Girls Of Des Moines At The Turn Of The Century, Hope C. Mitchell

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Conference Presentations and Posters

Hope Mitchell, who is perhaps better known as Iowa's “Prostitution Historian,” will be the featured speaker. Mitchell earned the Iowa History Center’s Outstanding Master’s Thesis in Iowa History award this year for “Sacrificing our Daughters: Changing Perceptions of Prostitution in Iowa, 1880-1915.” She will share her research exploring the relationship between prostitution and farming culture, particularly among the women who worked in Des Moines’ red-light district, nicknamed “White Chapel” after the district in London’s east end where Jack the Ripper was known to haunt. Currently, Mitchell works as the Assistant Coordinator of the Digital Repository at ...


Heroes Of Berlin Wall Struggle, William D. Bowman Nov 2014

Heroes Of Berlin Wall Struggle, William D. Bowman

History Faculty Publications

When the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, on Nov. 9, 1989, symbolically signaling the end of the Cold War, it was no surprise that many credited President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for bringing it down.

But the true heroes behind the fall of the Berlin Wall are those Eastern Europeans whose protests and political pressure started chipping away at the wall years before. East German citizens from a variety of political backgrounds and occupations risked their freedom in protests against communist policies and one-party rule in what they called the "peaceful revolution." [excerpt]


Is Russia A Block Of Ice Floating Back Into The 16th Century, Marko Dumančić Nov 2014

Is Russia A Block Of Ice Floating Back Into The 16th Century, Marko Dumančić

History Faculty Publications

Editorial published in The Moscow Times and The Huffington Post


The Spatial Turn In Social History: A Review Of Recent Research Trends, Fiona Williamson Nov 2014

The Spatial Turn In Social History: A Review Of Recent Research Trends, Fiona Williamson

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

In 2010 Ralph Kingston highlighted how history’s ‘rediscovery of space and place’was firmly on the agenda for the twenty-first century.1 Four years on this article askswhether Kingston’s claim is still valid or whether historians’ passion for all thingsspatial has run its course. This article reviews five recent collections of essays connected by themes of urban space and place, and asks how far the exploration of spaceas a way of understanding the past is still proving an embryonic and constructiveway of approaching the past.


Lg Ms 36 Michael Rossetti Collection Finding Aid, Megan Hendrix Nov 2014

Lg Ms 36 Michael Rossetti Collection Finding Aid, Megan Hendrix

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Description:

Michael Rossetti was chiefly responsible for creating and running Southern Maine Pride, and was the grandmaster at the 2006 Pride festival. The Papers contain records and artifacts documenting Southern Maine Pride and other Gay and Lesbian events from the 1980s to 2000.

Date Range:

1980s-2000

Size of Collection:

4 ft.


Furlough And For Love: An Examination Of John N. Calhoun, Kristofer Yambao Oct 2014

Furlough And For Love: An Examination Of John N. Calhoun, Kristofer Yambao

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No abstract provided.


John N. Calhoun: Iowa Senator And Iowa Nice Guy, Nathan Halko Oct 2014

John N. Calhoun: Iowa Senator And Iowa Nice Guy, Nathan Halko

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No abstract provided.


The Last Letter, Elise Kerns Oct 2014

The Last Letter, Elise Kerns

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Analysis of letter written by Willametta Turnepseed to her fiance Burton Jay Smith on September 1, 1944, the same day he died in World War II.


John William Graham: From Farmer To Soldier, Maggie Blackledge Oct 2014

John William Graham: From Farmer To Soldier, Maggie Blackledge

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The Intellectual Fallout From World War I, William Dean Oct 2014

The Intellectual Fallout From World War I, William Dean

Faculty Scholarship – History

Many books link World War II to postmodernism, but few link World War I in the same way. The author here explores the intellectual fallout from World War I as the context of the roots of post-modernism. His limited purpose in this paper is to explore one of many possible links between the unanticipated carnage of World War I, through existentialism, to the attack on meaning in history posed by postmodernism. The postmodern drive towards individual isolation and autonomy has a corrosive political impact on our world, as it does on individual well being.

One of the internal inconsistencies that ...


A Letter From Clarence?, Grace Hach Oct 2014

A Letter From Clarence?, Grace Hach

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Video called: From an Unknown Soldier


As Ever, Harry, Hannah Kopach Oct 2014

As Ever, Harry, Hannah Kopach

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No abstract provided.


Greetings From Camp Callan, Noelle Alkhawaja Oct 2014

Greetings From Camp Callan, Noelle Alkhawaja

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No abstract provided.


Sending Hugs And Kisses, Jessie Stein Oct 2014

Sending Hugs And Kisses, Jessie Stein

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No abstract provided.


Larkins Family Letters (Sc 2868), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2014

Larkins Family Letters (Sc 2868), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2868. Letter, 11 April 1859, of Carroll Larkins, Trigg County, Kentucky, to his future wife Verona Mary Bard in Greenville, Kentucky, discussing his upcoming visit; also letter, 6 December 1863, of Josephine (Brandon) Larkins to her husband (Carroll’s brother) Samuel Larkins, then serving as a state representative in Frankfort, Kentucky, with family news and greetings from home. Includes data about the correspondents.


Sacrificing Our Daughters: Changing Perceptions Of Prostitution In Iowa, 1880-1915, Hope C. Mitchell Oct 2014

Sacrificing Our Daughters: Changing Perceptions Of Prostitution In Iowa, 1880-1915, Hope C. Mitchell

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Conference Presentations and Posters

Ankeny native Hope Mitchell was this year’s recipient of the Iowa History Center’s annual award for the Outstanding Master’s Thesis in Iowa History. Mitchell received her MA in history from Iowa State University in the spring of 2014 and was recognized for her thesis, “Sacrificing our Daughters: Changing Perceptions of Prostitution in Iowa, 1880-1915.” Not only was she honored by the Center with a plaque and $1,000 prize, she was also featured in a front-page article in the Des Moines Register. Mitchell’s study focused on prostitution in Des Moines and examined the city’s changing ...


Man Of The House, Reid Roos Oct 2014

Man Of The House, Reid Roos

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No abstract provided.


Mermaids And Medical Aid: One Father's Fight Against A Growing Pandemic, Paige Mitchell Oct 2014

Mermaids And Medical Aid: One Father's Fight Against A Growing Pandemic, Paige Mitchell

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No abstract provided.


Just Think It Over: A Persuasive Piece Penned By Burton Jay Smith, Valerie Drake Oct 2014

Just Think It Over: A Persuasive Piece Penned By Burton Jay Smith, Valerie Drake

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No abstract provided.


Love That Lasts, Gabby Kolker Oct 2014

Love That Lasts, Gabby Kolker

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No abstract provided.


The Serb And The Fox, Girindra Selleck Oct 2014

The Serb And The Fox, Girindra Selleck

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No abstract provided.


War-Time Coalescence, Alex Rier Oct 2014

War-Time Coalescence, Alex Rier

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No abstract provided.


Nuns In The Newsroom: The Sisters Of Marillac College And U.S. Sisters’ Involvement In Social Justice Reform, Elizabeth Nako Oct 2014

Nuns In The Newsroom: The Sisters Of Marillac College And U.S. Sisters’ Involvement In Social Justice Reform, Elizabeth Nako

History Student Papers

"Nuns in the Newsroom: The Sisters of Marillac College and U.S. Sisters' Involvement in Social Justice Reform" is a senior honors history thesis project. The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) was guided by the spirit of aggiornamento, or “a bringing up to date” of the Catholic Church. As a result of Vatican II documents such as Gaudium et Spes, they influenced U.S. sisters to expand their ministry from performing works of mercy to advocating for legal, economic, and social justice in addition to their charitable endeavors. However, after doing research at the Daughters of Charity Archives in Emmitsburg, Maryland ...


Empire's Children: Child Emigration, Welfare, And The Decline Of The British World, 1869-1967 (Book Review), Christopher Bischof Oct 2014

Empire's Children: Child Emigration, Welfare, And The Decline Of The British World, 1869-1967 (Book Review), Christopher Bischof

History Faculty Publications

Empire’s Children is far from the now well-worn tale of imperial decline. It locates the shifting fortunes of the child emigration movement at the heart of the reconfiguration of identities, political economies, and nationalisms in Britain, Canada, Australia, and Rhodesia. Though Britons eventually had to face the diminishing importance of Britishness as either a cultural or racial ideal in the eyes of even their settler colonies, on the whole the story of the child emigration movement’s shifting fortunes testifies to the malleability and resilience of Britishness.


A Surgeon’S Duty, Andrew P. Carlino Oct 2014

A Surgeon’S Duty, Andrew P. Carlino

Student Publications

Dr. Albert Gaillard Hall described a scenario in where he was tricked by his soldiers; “At our rendezvous, on three successive mornings, men reported sick, complaining of backache and headache, and with a very heavily coated tongue, but without other symptoms. Thinking it might prove an oncoming fever, I excused the first and second lots, and then saw that they were ‘old-soldiering the surgeon.’ Long afterwards one of the men explained the trick. The camp was surrounded by rose-bushes in bloom, and a liberal chewing of rose-leaves a little before sick call produced the effect I saw on the tongue ...