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Dna Evidence Of A Croatian And Sephardic Jewish Settlement On The North Carolina Coast Dating From The Mid To Late 1500s, Elizabeth C. Hirschman, James A. Vance, Jesse D. Harris Sep 2019

Dna Evidence Of A Croatian And Sephardic Jewish Settlement On The North Carolina Coast Dating From The Mid To Late 1500s, Elizabeth C. Hirschman, James A. Vance, Jesse D. Harris

International Social Science Review

While the British origins of North American colonization currently are widely accepted, there is new evidence that other countries and non-Christians may have been earlier in establishing permanent settlements on the North Atlantic coast. Using the new research tool of human genomics, this paper provides DNA evidence that Croatians and Sephardic Jews were absorbed into the ancestral population of the Lumbee Native American tribe of North Carolina during the mid- to late-1500s. We further propose that these Sephardic Jews originated, in part, from a subgroup of the Roanoke colonists of 1586. Given this, a new historical narrative of early European ...


Damsels Of Distress: Analyzing Gender In Horror Movies From The 1960s And 1970s, Jenna Labbie Apr 2019

Damsels Of Distress: Analyzing Gender In Horror Movies From The 1960s And 1970s, Jenna Labbie

Honors Theses

The 1960s and 1970s were a time of immense change in the United States as clamorous social movements and subcultures pushed the boundaries of traditional society that became complacent after World War II while the conservative majority held tighter to their roots. However, the most memorable and progressive aspects of these decades, such as the Civil Rights movement, rock and roll, and flower children, represented a small minority of the overall American populace. The majority of Americans hunkered down and closed ranks, protecting themselves and their families from the impending threat of Communism and the loss of tradition. A horror ...


Whiskey In Early America, Grace Bellino Apr 2018

Whiskey In Early America, Grace Bellino

International Social Science Review

Following the American Revolution (1775-1781), Americans turned to whiskey as their spirit of choice simply because it was readily available. Whiskey would shape the identity of the early republic after the Whiskey Rebellion (1791-1794) and set the precedent for frontier insurrection and the authority of the federal government. Whiskey became a crucial contributor to the budding economy of early America and the establishment of distilleries and the ease of distribution of the drink opened up the development of the West. Whiskey became so prolific in the first few decades of the United States that even today, it remains a significant ...


Hippie Communes Of The West Coast: A Study Of Gender Roles And The Evolution Of The Counterculture's Definition Of Freedom, Lisa A. Scott Feb 2018

Hippie Communes Of The West Coast: A Study Of Gender Roles And The Evolution Of The Counterculture's Definition Of Freedom, Lisa A. Scott

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Following the deterioration of conditions in the Haight-Ashbury in 1968, hippies moved to communes throughout the west coast, specifically in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains above San Francisco in California. Beginning as a utopian vision, many of the traditions and problems that commune residents sought to escape manifested again in communal life, including the division of races, repression of women, and intolerance of homosexuals. Additionally, they could not escape the financial realities of the world they lived in, and communes were plagued with health issues and unscrupulous individuals. Eventually, women of the communes, forced to provide income for their families ...


Extended Commentary: The Good That Came Out Of The Cold War, Alexander Amoroso Sep 2017

Extended Commentary: The Good That Came Out Of The Cold War, Alexander Amoroso

International Social Science Review

This analysis examines the Truman administration's policy on racism, the Civil Rights movement on humanitarianism, NATO's nuclear program, and the Space Agency's work, and how they all related to the Cold War and reflected the good that came out of it.


To The Brink: Turkish And Cuban Missiles During The Height Of The Cold War, Cody Fuelling Sep 2017

To The Brink: Turkish And Cuban Missiles During The Height Of The Cold War, Cody Fuelling

International Social Science Review

This article examines the importance of the placement of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in Turkey during the Eisenhower administration and how this maneuver contributed to the Cold War and subsequent Cuban missile crisis.


American Exceptionalism In The Film Industry Of The Middle Twentieth Century, Bryan Everett Apr 2017

American Exceptionalism In The Film Industry Of The Middle Twentieth Century, Bryan Everett

History, Anthropology & Philosophy Theses and Projects

A common theme that pervades America’s view of its past is the idea that the American nation is exceptional. The term “American Exceptionalism” encompasses this notion or belief and sees common usage in both popular and scholarly contexts. This work deals with the essential themes of American Exceptionalism as they appear and evolve through the American film industry. Specifically, it follows the film industry through the momentous conflicts of the middle 20th century. Within this context, it examines the role played by the film industry in perpetuating and shaping exceptionalist ideology in the public sphere. Though a relatively new ...


National Black Conventions And The Quest For African American Freedom And Progress, 1847-1867, Shawn C. Comminey Sep 2015

National Black Conventions And The Quest For African American Freedom And Progress, 1847-1867, Shawn C. Comminey

International Social Science Review

Through times of uncertainty, difficulty and hope, national black conventions represented conscientious self-help efforts to eradicate slavery and ameliorate the condition of free blacks. Concern over the status of blacks in the United States and black participation in the abolitionist movement was the impetus behind the national black convention movement. Between 1847 and 1864, at least five national conventions were held, during which free black delegates and leaders openly discussed the plight of African-Americans. Three major issues—the eradication of slavery, establishing a firm base in America while securing civil rights and emigration, in an attempt to acquire freedoms elsewhere ...


Emancipation For Slaves Or Emancipation For All: Women, Free Speech And The Abolition Movement, Wendy L. Giere-Frye Aug 2014

Emancipation For Slaves Or Emancipation For All: Women, Free Speech And The Abolition Movement, Wendy L. Giere-Frye

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Women were active participants in the anti-slavery movement. They made up a large portion of professional abolitionists who traveled the country to educate the public on the perils of slavery. Unfortunately, their efforts were hindered by their gender, and it led to the restriction of their rights to speak publicly on the issue of slavery. This paper chronicles freedom of speech and the abolition movement and its impact on the women who fought for their rights to share in the emancipation fight. It’s a story about the efficacy of language and its impact on history and social change. The ...


History On The Lawn, Oconee Historical Society, University Of North Georgia Jan 2014

History On The Lawn, Oconee Historical Society, University Of North Georgia

Documents and Photos

Poster for the 2014 History on the Lawn event. The event is a town festival where families share stories, documents, artifacts and photographs from Oconee County's history. There is also live entertainment, story time and booths.


History In The Making: A History Of The People Of The United States Of America To 1877, Catherine Locks, Sarah Mergel, Pamela Roseman, Tamara Spike Aug 2013

History In The Making: A History Of The People Of The United States Of America To 1877, Catherine Locks, Sarah Mergel, Pamela Roseman, Tamara Spike

UNG Press Books

History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877 is a downloadable, free-to-use textbook licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This textbook examines U.S. History from before European Contact through Reconstruction, while focusing on the people and their history.

Prior to its publication, History in the Making underwent a rigorous double blind peer review, a process that involved over thirty scholars who reviewed the materially carefully, objectively, and candidly in order to ensure not only its scholarly integrity but also its high standard of quality.

This book ...


The Basics Of American Government, Carl D. Cavalli, Maria J. Albo, Ross C. Alexander, Barry D. Friedman, Craig B. Greathouse, Jonathan S. Miner, Brian M. Murphy, K. Michael Reese, Charles H. "Trey" Wilson Jan 2013

The Basics Of American Government, Carl D. Cavalli, Maria J. Albo, Ross C. Alexander, Barry D. Friedman, Craig B. Greathouse, Jonathan S. Miner, Brian M. Murphy, K. Michael Reese, Charles H. "Trey" Wilson

UNG Press Books

Newly revised, The Basics of American Government offers a comprehensive overview of the American political system for students taking introductory courses in American national government and combines the best aspects of both a traditional textbook and a reader. The Basics of American Government is a collaborative effort among eight current and one former faculty members in the Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice at the University of North Georgia. Most of its chapters offer a piece of original scholarship as a case study bolstering the material in the chapter. Additionally, most chapters present a civic engagement-type exercise and discussion questions ...


Representing The Portrayal Of Pilgrims In Elementary History Textbooks And The Myth Of The Founding Of The American Nation, Cecelia L. Parks May 2012

Representing The Portrayal Of Pilgrims In Elementary History Textbooks And The Myth Of The Founding Of The American Nation, Cecelia L. Parks

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Both students and teachers consider textbooks reference sources. This accepted authority helps textbooks to persuasively establish particular myths surrounding the events discussed. This paper examines the way that Pilgrim portrayals in two popular elementary United States history textbooks construct a national myth that America is founded on ideals of tolerance, multiculturalism, and freedom. Three elements of the Pilgrims’ story, the First Thanksgiving, Pilgrim-Native American relations, and the Pilgrims’ American ideals, represent Pilgrims as hard-working people who came to America to find religious freedom and found a society based on democratic ideals. Such accounts suggest that Pilgrims lived harmoniously with Native ...


General William J. "Lipp" Livsey, Us Army (Retired) Ng '52, Olin Jackson Jan 1987

General William J. "Lipp" Livsey, Us Army (Retired) Ng '52, Olin Jackson

Alumni Collection

General Livsey is a reitred Army four star general who graduated from North Georgia College in 1952. After graduation he served asan infantry platoon leader in both the Korean and Viet Nam wars. General Livsey served as Commander in Chief, United Nations Command/Commander in Chief, ROK/U.S. Combined Forces Command/Commander, United States Forces Command/Commanding General, Eighth United States Army (CINCUNC/CINCCFC/COMUSFK/CGEUSA) from 1984 through 1987.


Cyclops 1974, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1974

Cyclops 1974, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1974: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1973-74 academic year. Volume 67.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops197467nort.


Cyclops 1973, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1973

Cyclops 1973, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1973: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1972-73 academic year. Volume 66.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops197366nort.


Cyclops 1972, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1972

Cyclops 1972, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1972: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1971-72 academic year. Volume 65.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops197265nort.


Cyclops 1971, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1971

Cyclops 1971, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1971: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1970-71 academic year. Volume 64.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops197164nort.


Cadets Repelling, North Georgia College Jan 1970

Cadets Repelling, North Georgia College

Alumni Collection

Unidentified cadets repelling. This photograph was used for an unknown publication.


Bill Tew At The Rifle Range, North Georgia College Jan 1970

Bill Tew At The Rifle Range, North Georgia College

Alumni Collection

Photographs of cadets at the rifle range. Bill Tew is the cadet firing.


Cyclops 1970, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1970

Cyclops 1970, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1970: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1969-70 academic year. Volume 63.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops197063nort.


Cyclops 1969, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1969

Cyclops 1969, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1969: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1968-69 academic year. Volume 62.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops196962nort.


Cyclops 1968, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1968

Cyclops 1968, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1968: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1967-68 academic year. Volume 61.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops196861nort.


Cyclops 1967, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1967

Cyclops 1967, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1967: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1966-67 academic year. Volume 60.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops196760nort.


Cyclops 1966, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1966

Cyclops 1966, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1966: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1965-66 academic year. Volume 59.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops196659nort.


Cyclops 1965, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1965

Cyclops 1965, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1965: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1964-65 academic year. Volume 58.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops196558nort.


Cyclops 1964, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1964

Cyclops 1964, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1964: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1963-64 academic year. Volume 57.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops196457nort.


Cyclops 1963, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1963

Cyclops 1963, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1963: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1962-63 academic year. Volume 56.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops196356nort.


Cyclops 1962, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1962

Cyclops 1962, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1962: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1961-62 academic year. Volume 55.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops196255nort.


Cyclops 1961, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University Jan 1961

Cyclops 1961, North Georgia College, North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops: Yearbooks of North Georgia College & State University

Cyclops 1961: Yearbook of North Georgia College for the 1960-61 academic year. Volume 54.

This edition can also be found at https://archive.org/details/cyclops54nort.