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Peace, Love, And Politics: How Woodstock Of 1969 Epitomized The Relationship Between Social Movements And Music, Jacklynn Ramsey Jul 2019

Peace, Love, And Politics: How Woodstock Of 1969 Epitomized The Relationship Between Social Movements And Music, Jacklynn Ramsey

Politics Summer Fellows

This research analyzes the role that music plays in social movements in the United States, focusing on Woodstock of 1969 as a pivotal moment. By examining the 1969 Woodstock through an academic lens, I illustrate the intrinsic relationship that exists between music and politics, specifically through social movements. First, I explore the relationship that music and politics have had historically and extrapolate why they are interconnected. Then, I dissect two different movements, paralleling them from their roots to present day, analyzing the integral role that music has had in them. Those movements include the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives ...


Oral Argument Tactics On The Supreme Court Bench: A Comparative Analysis Of Verbal Tools Used By Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, And Gorsuch, Corinne Cichowicz Apr 2019

Oral Argument Tactics On The Supreme Court Bench: A Comparative Analysis Of Verbal Tools Used By Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, And Gorsuch, Corinne Cichowicz

Politics Honors Papers

Oral argument scholars like Adam Feldman have categorized the Supreme Court justices’ behavior during oral argument using the approach-based method, labeling each as one-sided, even-handed, or restrained. This approach is too narrowly constructed. Scholars sometimes categorize justices in terms of the tools they use, which include questions, hypotheticals, declarations, interruptions, tone of voice, and silence (Feldman 2018a). Neither of these methods alone produce a nuanced analysis of each justice’s actions during an individual case or across a Term. As the Court’s composition and dynamics are continuously changing, scholarship on oral argument needs to adapt to become more effective ...


Inclusivity In Higher Education Core Curricula: Cultivating Justice In The Classroom, Joanna Timmerman Apr 2019

Inclusivity In Higher Education Core Curricula: Cultivating Justice In The Classroom, Joanna Timmerman

CIE Essay Writing Contest

No abstract provided.


Exploiting The Patriarchy: Privilege, Context, And Masculine Accomplishments, Elizabeth Iobst Mar 2019

Exploiting The Patriarchy: Privilege, Context, And Masculine Accomplishments, Elizabeth Iobst

History Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Rise Of Political Factions In The United States: 1789–1795, William Wehrs Jul 2018

The Rise Of Political Factions In The United States: 1789–1795, William Wehrs

History Summer Fellows

Organized factions were something that did not arise with the creation of the United States. Rather, they slowly emerged during George Washington’s presidency. Initially, the Founding Fathers were highly resistant to the idea. There was resistance to political parties partly because of their association with the perceived dysfunctionality of England, and also because major influential thinkers like John Trenchard or David Hume were strongly against them. Soon, however, conflicts began to emerge. These stemmed from the conflicting views the Founding Fathers had on human nature. While Hamilton and Adams were both highly dubious about the trustworthiness of the common ...


A House Of Cards: Free Banking In Antebellum Chicago, Miles J. Holtzman Jul 2017

A House Of Cards: Free Banking In Antebellum Chicago, Miles J. Holtzman

Business and Economics Summer Fellows

The Chicago free banking market of the antebellum period has more than once aroused the interest of historians and economists alike. Implemented in the state of Illinois in 1851, free banking was a common, though not universal occurrence in the United States at the time. The city of Chicago’s experience with free banking was anything but common, however. Within the first 18 months after the Illinois legislature enacted the Illinois Free Banking Law, 9 free banks had begun operation in Chicago and between them had an aggregate note issue of over $800,000. But by 1860, Chicago was home ...


Caught In The Headlights: Revising The Road Kill Hypothesis Of Antebellum Illinois Bank Failures, Scott N. Clayman, Scott Deacle, Andrew J. Economopoulos May 2017

Caught In The Headlights: Revising The Road Kill Hypothesis Of Antebellum Illinois Bank Failures, Scott N. Clayman, Scott Deacle, Andrew J. Economopoulos

Business and Economics Faculty Publications

Illinois had a dismal free banking experience, with over 80% of its free banks failing by the start of the Civil War. Researchers agree that a dramatic change in bond prices was the catalyst, and some have shown that the riskiest banks, ex ante, were the most likely to fail. This study examines how Illinois free banks adjusted their portfolios in the face of increased political and financial risks prior to Abraham Lincoln’s election as president. Lincoln’s nomination in May 1860 and the Democratic Party schism in June 1860 raised the likelihood of secession and the potential for ...


The Ethics Of Reparations For Slavery, Kyla A. Jermin Jul 2016

The Ethics Of Reparations For Slavery, Kyla A. Jermin

Philosophy Summer Fellows

Reparations has always been a lingering topic in American history – one that is heavily discussed, but never quite put into action. Though there are many who agree that payment is owed for slavery, or that a crime was committed, they are often dissuaded by various issues, or by the idea that reparations are “too divisive” and would encourage racial dissension. In my project, I address these arguments, and establish a case for reparations and the ethical responsibility behind it. My project explores themes of duty, responsibility, and compensation for wrongdoing as applied to the American slave trade. In this project ...


Queer History Of The United States: A Syllabus, Jordan Ostrum Jul 2016

Queer History Of The United States: A Syllabus, Jordan Ostrum

History Summer Fellows

This project is a proposed syllabus of a college level history course dealing with queer and trans experiences in the 20th century. The course utilizes the Ursinus inquiry based approach to learning, focusing on the core questions “How can we understand the world?” and “How should we live together?” Supplementary materials, such as the course proposal, are meant to encourage the Ursinus College History Department to offer the course in the future.


Press Release: Civil Rights Trip Looks Back; Inspires Desire To Move Forward, College Communications Mar 2016

Press Release: Civil Rights Trip Looks Back; Inspires Desire To Move Forward, College Communications

Reverend Charles Rice

News article detailing the 2016 "Religion and Civil Rights" annual class trip to historic sites in the American South, led by Reverend Charles Rice.


Reparations For Racism: Why The Persistence Of Institutional Racism In America Demands More Than Equal Opportunity For Black Citizens, Alexander Lowe Jan 2016

Reparations For Racism: Why The Persistence Of Institutional Racism In America Demands More Than Equal Opportunity For Black Citizens, Alexander Lowe

Richard T. Schellhase Essay Prize in Ethics

No abstract provided.


“A Battle For Hearts And Minds”: U.S. Public Diplomacy In The Cold War Middle East, Christopher M. Goss Apr 2015

“A Battle For Hearts And Minds”: U.S. Public Diplomacy In The Cold War Middle East, Christopher M. Goss

History Honors Papers

This paper analyzes the development of American public diplomacy in the Middle East region from 1945-1961. The purpose of the paper is to situate the public diplomacy effort within existing histories of the Middle East and Cold War propaganda and to analyze the methods used by the U. S. to shape foreign opinion. Analysis reveals that the U.S. felt the need to implement a foreign information program under President Truman, which was later expanded and corrected under Eisenhower, and included a switch from short-term objective seeking to long-term goodwill fostering. The methods were primarily focused on two target audiences ...


Did Antebellum Illinois Free Banks Take Undue Risk With Their Bond Portfolios?: An Analysis Of Decision-Making Prior To The Civil War, Scott N. Clayman Apr 2015

Did Antebellum Illinois Free Banks Take Undue Risk With Their Bond Portfolios?: An Analysis Of Decision-Making Prior To The Civil War, Scott N. Clayman

Business and Economics Honors Papers

Free banks in Illinois could issue bank notes backed by state or U.S. bond collateral. A decline in bond prices as the Civil War approached resulted in banks being unable to redeem their noteholders in gold specie and subsequently resulted in bank failures. Previously economic historians believed that failures of free banks were due to wildcat banking rather than the portfolio allocation of free banks. Over time, other researchers have found that banks that took greater ex ante risk prior to the failure were more likely to fail. There were other price declines during the 1850s, in particular the ...


Press Release: The King Legacy - Thoughts From The Ursinus College Community, College Communications Jan 2015

Press Release: The King Legacy - Thoughts From The Ursinus College Community, College Communications

Reverend Charles Rice

News article which recounts how Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. came to impact the life of Reverend Charles Rice.


2011-2013 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar May 2011

2011-2013 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2011-2013 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of faculty, students and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


Passing For Black: Coon Songs And The Performance Of Race, Patricia R. Schroeder Jun 2010

Passing For Black: Coon Songs And The Performance Of Race, Patricia R. Schroeder

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


2009-2011 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar May 2009

2009-2011 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2009-2011 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of faculty, students and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


2008-2009 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar May 2008

2008-2009 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2008-2009 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of faculty, students and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


2007-2008 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar May 2007

2007-2008 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2007-2008 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of faculty, students and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


2006-2007 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar May 2006

2006-2007 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2006-2007 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of faculty, students and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


2005-2006 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar May 2005

2005-2006 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2005-2006 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of faculty and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


2004-2005 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar May 2004

2004-2005 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2004-2005 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of students, faculty and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


2003-2004 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar May 2003

2003-2004 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2003-2004 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of students, faculty and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


2002-2003 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar May 2002

2002-2003 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2002-2003 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of students, faculty and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


2001-2002 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar May 2001

2001-2002 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2001-2002 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of students, faculty and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


2000-2001 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar Jun 2000

2000-2001 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2000-2001 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of students, faculty and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


1999-2000 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar Apr 1999

1999-2000 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 1999-2000 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of students, faculty and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


1998-1999 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar Apr 1998

1998-1999 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 1998-1999 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of students, faculty and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


1997-1998 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar Apr 1997

1997-1998 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 1997-1998 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of students, faculty and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


1996-1997 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar Jan 1996

1996-1997 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 1996-1997 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of students, faculty and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.