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Italian Immigrants In The Early 20th Century And How They Have Impacted American Opinions On Immigration, Colleen Keating Jul 2019

Italian Immigrants In The Early 20th Century And How They Have Impacted American Opinions On Immigration, Colleen Keating

History Dissertations and Theses

No abstract provided.


Contemptible Cravens And Dumb Beasts: The Story Of The Wiggans Patch Massacre, Kevin Cranney Jul 2019

Contemptible Cravens And Dumb Beasts: The Story Of The Wiggans Patch Massacre, Kevin Cranney

History Dissertations and Theses

No abstract provided.


The Oil Crisis Of 1973: President Nixon’S Actions To Maintain American Prosperity, Meredith Haluga Apr 2017

The Oil Crisis Of 1973: President Nixon’S Actions To Maintain American Prosperity, Meredith Haluga

American Studies Forum

The paper describes the Oil Crisis of 1973. It examines how President Nixon and his government reacted to the Oil Crisis in attempts to prevent the United States from being economically devastated by it. The work includes details about the actions that Nixon and the government took, the regulations set in place as a result, the reactions of Americans, and the lasting impacts of both the crisis and the regulations.


Slavery In Rhode Island: Awakening A Forgotten Past (Poster), Abudu Adeboye, Cassandra Caggiano, Cassandra M. Chisolm, Marisa Delfarno, Brian Nicholas Jan 2016

Slavery In Rhode Island: Awakening A Forgotten Past (Poster), Abudu Adeboye, Cassandra Caggiano, Cassandra M. Chisolm, Marisa Delfarno, Brian Nicholas

Black Studies Student Publications

This map serves to raise awareness about the history of slavery in Rhode Island. Despite having played an active role in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, Rhode Island’s involvement is often overlooked or omitted from what we are traditionally taught in historically influenced classes at Providence College. Instead of integrating local history and knowledge into our own curriculum, we learn about slavery through a Eurocentric, Westernized lens. We aim to challenge our narrow teachings about slavery and widen our perspectives by constructing alternative narratives that go against the metanarrative. This map displaces the untold narratives of four areas in Rhode ...


Slavery In Rhode Island: Awakening A Forgotten Past (Brochure), Abudu Adeboye, Cassandra Caggiano, Cassandra M. Chisolm, Marisa Delfarno, Brian Nicholas Jan 2016

Slavery In Rhode Island: Awakening A Forgotten Past (Brochure), Abudu Adeboye, Cassandra Caggiano, Cassandra M. Chisolm, Marisa Delfarno, Brian Nicholas

Black Studies Student Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Professional Indian: The American Odyssey Of Eleazar Williams By Michael Leroy Oberg, Edward E. Andrews Jan 2016

Review Of Professional Indian: The American Odyssey Of Eleazar Williams By Michael Leroy Oberg, Edward E. Andrews

History Department Faculty Publications

Reviews the book Professional Indian: The American Odyssey of Eleazar Williams (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) by Michael Leroy Oberg.


Causes And Effects Of The Pennsylvania Constitution Of 1776, Moses Mordecai Twersky Jan 2016

Causes And Effects Of The Pennsylvania Constitution Of 1776, Moses Mordecai Twersky

History Dissertations and Theses

The question that is explored in this thesis is the formation of democratic government in colonial Pennsylvania and post-colonial Pennsylvania. How the Charter of 1701 in colonial Pennsylvania laid the basis for the development of the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776. The methodology used in this historical examination of the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776, its overturn and subsequent replacement by the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1790, is to illustrate these events through the processes of law and the processes of revolution. The American Revolution had a critical impact on the nature of constitutional developments in Pennsylvania. But the processes of law always ...


Forty Acres And Unfulfilled Promises, Julia Rizza Nov 2015

Forty Acres And Unfulfilled Promises, Julia Rizza

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? (Class of 2019)

As part of the English 101.003 Writing Seminar taught by Dr. Anne Porter in Fall 2015 at Providence College, this essay was written in response to an assignment to articulate a central question about slavery reparations. The essay explores the question from various angles and makes reference to Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel, “The Case for Reparations” from The Atlantic (June 2014) by Ta-Nehisi Coates, as well as at least one additional, scholarly source. The essay is written for college-age readers, who are interested in the issue and asking the same questions ...


Slavery Reparations, Kristen Gatens Nov 2015

Slavery Reparations, Kristen Gatens

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? (Class of 2019)

As part of the English 101.003 Writing Seminar taught by Dr. Anne Porter in Fall 2015 at Providence College, this essay was written in response to an assignment to articulate a central question about slavery reparations. The essay explores the question from various angles and makes reference to Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel, “The Case for Reparations” from The Atlantic (June 2014) by Ta-Nehisi Coates, as well as at least one additional, scholarly source. The essay is written for college-age readers, who are interested in the issue and asking the same questions ...


Reparations For Modern Day Inequalities, Deneysha Riley Oct 2015

Reparations For Modern Day Inequalities, Deneysha Riley

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? (Class of 2019)

As part of the English 101.003 Writing Seminar taught by Dr. Anne Porter in Fall 2015 at Providence College, this essay was written in response to an assignment to articulate a central question about slavery reparations. The essay explores the question from various angles and makes reference to Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel, “The Case for Reparations” from The Atlantic (June 2014) by Ta-Nehisi Coates, as well as at least one additional, scholarly source. The essay is written for college-age readers, who are interested in the issue and asking the same questions ...


Brewing Identity: The Tavern’S Imprint On The American Revolution, Cailin Edgar Oct 2015

Brewing Identity: The Tavern’S Imprint On The American Revolution, Cailin Edgar

History Student Papers

This thesis examines the role of the tavern in late eighteenth-century America and the many ways in which they helped support, sustain, and determine the outcome of the movement toward Independence. Taking the argument one step further, the paper focuses on the intersection of tavern culture and print materials to underscore the multidimensionality of this public discursive space as a platform for print to come to life, exposing a more wide-reaching population of the colonists to the same material, and thus cultivating in the process a common intellectual experience between otherwise-detached New World neighbors. This study is located primarily in ...


Do Traditional Models Of Assimilation Still Apply?: Models Of Assimilation Among Albanian Americans Of St. George Cathedral In The Twentieth And Twenty-First Centuries, Stephanie A. Callahan Jan 2015

Do Traditional Models Of Assimilation Still Apply?: Models Of Assimilation Among Albanian Americans Of St. George Cathedral In The Twentieth And Twenty-First Centuries, Stephanie A. Callahan

History Dissertations and Theses

Very few studies of any kind exist on the historical or contemporary Albanian- American community. Prior to 1990 the fairly homogenous Albanian-American community was subject of Dennis Nagi’s 1982 project, titled Ethnic Community as it Applies to a Less Visible National Group: The Albanian Community of Boston, Massachusetts, which studied modes of assimilation adopted by the multiple generations of Albanian-American members of St. George Orthodox Cathedral in the Greater Boston area, classifying them using four traditional models of assimilation: Anglo-Conformity, the Melting Pot, Cultural Pluralism, and Acculturation-but-not-Assimilation. Over the past thirty-two years, however, more generations of Albanian Americans have ...


Dorr Rebellion Project Selected Bibliography, Erik J. Chaput, Russell J. Desimone Aug 2014

Dorr Rebellion Project Selected Bibliography, Erik J. Chaput, Russell J. Desimone

Dorr Scholarship

An annotated and traditional bibliography of research materials utilized by Dr. Erik J. Chaput and Rhode Island scholar Russell J. DeSimone in creating the script for The Dorr Rebellion short-form documentary and other resources on the Dorr Rebellion Project website. For those resources which are open access, an access link has been provided within the document.

Visit the Dorr Rebellion Project website for more information:

http://library.providence.edu/dorr/


The Road To Rebellion, Erik J. Chaput, Russell J. Desimone Jul 2014

The Road To Rebellion, Erik J. Chaput, Russell J. Desimone

Dorr Scholarship

In this essay, Dr. Erik J. Chaput and Russell DeSimone examine and contextualize the events surrounding the Dorr Rebellion of 1842 and the consequences that followed for those involved, primarily Providence attorney Thomas Wilson Dorr, who was the figurehead of one of the most significant constitutional reform efforts in antebellum American history. This essay, along with a collection of letters it accompanies on our Dorr Rebellion Letters project site, examines the momentous importance of the rebellion in terms of local Rhode Island history and national constitutional reform.

The Dorr Rebellion Project
http://library.providence.edu/dorr

The Dorr Letters Project ...


The Road Not Taken: John Brown Francis And The Dorr Rebellion, Erik J. Chaput, Russell J. Desimone Jul 2014

The Road Not Taken: John Brown Francis And The Dorr Rebellion, Erik J. Chaput, Russell J. Desimone

Dorr Scholarship

In this contextualizing essay, Dr. Erik J. Chaput and Russell DeSimone examine historical opposing views to Providence attorney Thomas Wilson Dorr and his attempt to reform the state's archaic governing structure in the spring of 1842. Chief among these views is that of former Governor John Brown Francis, who urged both sides to find a compromise with each other. The essay, along with a collection of letters it accompanies on our Dorr Rebellion Letters project site, elucidates how the moderate faction within the Law and Order party; had this moderate voice been heeded Rhode Island’s Dorr Rebellion would ...


Review Of Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise Of Evangelical Christianity In Early America By Catherine A. Brekus, Edward E. Andrews Jun 2014

Review Of Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise Of Evangelical Christianity In Early America By Catherine A. Brekus, Edward E. Andrews

History Department Faculty Publications

Reviews the book Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013) by Catherine A. Brekus.


“No Baker’S Dozen Was Her Taste”: Rhode Island, Ratification, And Rhetoric In American Constitutional History, Lucy Morroni Apr 2014

“No Baker’S Dozen Was Her Taste”: Rhode Island, Ratification, And Rhetoric In American Constitutional History, Lucy Morroni

American Studies Forum

In 1787, Rhode Island refused to send any delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, becoming the only state to do so. From its early colonial beginnings, Rhode Island's unique status gave its residents the opportunity to develop equally unique attitudes about the nature of government. These attitudes, however, also made the colony particularly susceptible to criticism from outside commentators. Over time, this criticism hardened Rhode Island's individualist, self-reliant determination to resist outside control, which ultimately resulted in the refusal to send delegates to the Convention and later continued refusal to ratify the Constitution until 1790. As Rhode ...


A Dream Deferred: The United States' Role In The Development Of The Kurdistan Regional Government (Krg) From 1991 – 2011, John Bugnacki Nov 2013

A Dream Deferred: The United States' Role In The Development Of The Kurdistan Regional Government (Krg) From 1991 – 2011, John Bugnacki

History Student Papers

Throughout the history of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the United States has both supported and undermined Kurdish nationalism depending upon changing geopolitical realities. In particular, the U.S. has sought to mollify important regional partners such as Turkey that possess large Kurdish populations who would presumably secede if the KRG were able to demonstrate the viability of an independent, Kurdish state. Despite its general policy of realpolitick, during the Iraq War, the U.S. embarked upon a period of nearly unprecedented positive support to the KRG, which allowed it to emerge as a major force in post-Saddam Iraq ...


The Legacy Of 1940: The Election Of Franklin D. Roosevelt To A Third Term, Kyle Lindsay Oct 2013

The Legacy Of 1940: The Election Of Franklin D. Roosevelt To A Third Term, Kyle Lindsay

History Student Papers

For my honors history thesis, I examined the decision of Franklin D. Roosevelt to run for a third presidential term in 1940. This decision was an important one, for no other President in American history had been elected to a third term. My research indicated that despite his personal wishes, Roosevelt believed that he had to run again in 1940 to guide the United States during the uncertain period leading up to World War II.


“Go, Going, Gone”: Anti-Chinese Sentiment In Washington Territory, 1885-1886, Naomi Eide Apr 2013

“Go, Going, Gone”: Anti-Chinese Sentiment In Washington Territory, 1885-1886, Naomi Eide

History Student Papers

Unwilling to conform to the pressure set forth by the national government, the citizens of Washington Territory, during 1885 and 1886, united to purge the region of the Chinese through a systematic ethnic cleansing of two major territorial cities. Motivated by the desire to become active members of the federal government, Territorial leaders ignored the negative effects of population exclusion and led an active movement rallying around the cry that “the Chinese must go.” Not until the lawlessness of the rioters shut down the territorial government, did the political agitators acknowledge how outsiders perceived their drastic actions, realizing that the ...


Socialist Utopian Communities In The U.S. And Reasons For Their Failures, Elizabeth Nako Apr 2013

Socialist Utopian Communities In The U.S. And Reasons For Their Failures, Elizabeth Nako

Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity

The focus of my research is on why socialist utopian communities could not last in capitalist America. Even though people lived in these isolated communities, they still relied too much on the "outside world." Some of the factors that would ultimately lead to the demise of these communities would be problems with leadership and financial difficulties . I researched two utopian socialist communities in nineteenth century New England: The Northampton Association of Education and Industry and Brook Farm. These two communities were both part of the Transcendental Movement and also were the ideas of Charles Fourier, a French philosopher. I will ...


New World Rivals: The Role Of The Narragansetts In The Breakdown Of Anglo-Native Relations During King Philip’S War, Lauren Sagar Apr 2012

New World Rivals: The Role Of The Narragansetts In The Breakdown Of Anglo-Native Relations During King Philip’S War, Lauren Sagar

History Student Papers

On June 28, 1675, King Philip’s War officially broke out between the Native Americans and English colonists of southern New England. The English immediately sought an alliance with the Narragansett tribe of Rhode Island due to their vast power in the area. However, English actions during this quest for alliance would ultimately turn the Narragansetts into enemies. The diplomatic and military encounters between the Narragansetts and English serve as a lens to understand dispossession, intercultural conflict, and colonialism during this period.


Dr. Patrick T. Conley On The Law And Order Constitution, Patrick T. Conley Jan 2012

Dr. Patrick T. Conley On The Law And Order Constitution, Patrick T. Conley

Dorr Scholarship

In this interview, Dr. Patrick T. Conley, constitutional historian and Dorr scholar, discusses the deficiencies of the Law & Order Constitution of 1843, the provisions of the People's Constitution of 1841, and his personal involvement in the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention of 1977.

To view this video interview please visit the Dorr Rebellion Project web site’s video gallery: http://library.providence.edu/dps/projects/dorr/video.php.


Socialist Utopian Communities In The U.S. And Reasons For Their Failures, Elizabeth Nako Jan 2012

Socialist Utopian Communities In The U.S. And Reasons For Their Failures, Elizabeth Nako

History Student Papers

No abstract provided.


It’S My Body: The Biomedical Ethics Of Cell And Organ Harvest, Christina Perri Jan 2012

It’S My Body: The Biomedical Ethics Of Cell And Organ Harvest, Christina Perri

Common Reading Essay Contest Winners

First Place


The Injustice Of Ignorance, Nicholas Tavares Jan 2012

The Injustice Of Ignorance, Nicholas Tavares

Common Reading Essay Contest Winners

Third Place (tie)


Machine Politics And Urban Renewal In Providence, Rhode Island: The Era Of Mayor Joseph A. Doorley, Jr., 1965-74, Carl Antonucci Jan 2012

Machine Politics And Urban Renewal In Providence, Rhode Island: The Era Of Mayor Joseph A. Doorley, Jr., 1965-74, Carl Antonucci

History Dissertations and Theses

Joseph A. Doorley, Jr., was inaugurated as the mayor of the city of Providence on January 4, 1965. At that time, Doorley was both youngest mayor in the history of the city of Providence as well as the youngest mayor of any major city in the United States. His tenure as mayor was marked by a series of political, racial, and fiscal tensions and offers insight into the dynamics of politics – both local and national – in the latter part of the twentieth century. Doorley was a product of the Providence Democratic “machine” that dominated Providence politics from 1936 until his ...


Raymond Lavertue On Dorr And The Anti-Slavery Movement, Raymond Lavertue Jan 2012

Raymond Lavertue On Dorr And The Anti-Slavery Movement, Raymond Lavertue

Dorr Scholarship

In this interview, Raymond Lavertue of St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford, discusses Thomas Wilson Dorr's evolving relationship with the anti-slavery movement.

To view this video interview please visit the Dorr Rebellion Project web site’s video gallery: http://library.providence.edu/dps/projects/dorr/video.php.


Walking The Tightrope: The United States’ Policy In Vietnam, 1952-1954, Erin Flynn Apr 2011

Walking The Tightrope: The United States’ Policy In Vietnam, 1952-1954, Erin Flynn

History Student Papers

This thesis demonstrates how the Truman and Eisenhower administrations sought to avoid direct intervention in Indochina and halt the spread of communism at the same time. This purpose is achieved through careful analysis of primary and secondary sources, with a particular focus on the primary documentation found in Foreign Relations of the United States: 1952-1954. Through examination of these day-by-day recordings and memos, the futility of pursuing the two conflicting aims becomes clear.


Walking The Tightrope: The United States’ Policy In Vietnam, 1952-1954, Erin Flynn Apr 2011

Walking The Tightrope: The United States’ Policy In Vietnam, 1952-1954, Erin Flynn

Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity

This thesis demonstrates how the Truman and Eisenhower administrations sought to avoid direct intervention in Indochina and halt the spread of communism at the same time. This purpose is achieved through careful analysis of primary and secondary sources, with a particular focus on the primary documentation found in Foreign Relations of the United States: 1952-1954. Through examination of these day-by-day recordings and memos, the futility of pursuing the two conflicting aims becomes clear.