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Early History And Influence Of Harvard College’S Hollis Professorship Of Divinity (The First Endowed Professorial Chair In America), Russell Vernon Kohr Dec 1981

Early History And Influence Of Harvard College’S Hollis Professorship Of Divinity (The First Endowed Professorial Chair In America), Russell Vernon Kohr

Master's Theses

The creation by Thomas Hollis of London of the Hollis Professorship of Divinity at Harvard College in 1721, the first endowed professorial chair in America, had three effects. First, it elevated to the chair a series of distinguished minister professors from whose classroom came most of the clergy of eighteenth century Massachusetts, to say nothing of those of the remainder of New England. Secondly, the establishment of the chair broke the lockstep of the practice inherited by Harvard College from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, by which a tutor taught all members of a class all subjects. Henceforth the divinity professor ...


The Nonpartisan League Leadership And The Disloyalty Issue, Jack C. Carmichael May 1981

The Nonpartisan League Leadership And The Disloyalty Issue, Jack C. Carmichael

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Yellowtail Dam: A Study In Indian Land, William Brooke Apr 1981

Yellowtail Dam: A Study In Indian Land, William Brooke

History Undergraduate Theses

Under the insightful leadership of Chief Plenty Coups, the Crow nation aligned itself with the white man prior to the campaigns which decimated the Plains Indians in the 1860's and 1870's. Plenty Coups knew that white forces would eventually overwhelm any tribe which resisted "Manifest Destiny." When the whites invaded the sacred Black Hills of the Sioux in 1875, Plenty Coups said: I have observed that the yellow metal drives the white man mad. They will swarm into the sacred mountains of the Sioux and that will bring war. The soldiers will need scouts, more scouts than ever ...


A Methodology For Documenting The History Of Michigan Houses Built Between 1830 And 1930, Esther M. Walton Apr 1981

A Methodology For Documenting The History Of Michigan Houses Built Between 1830 And 1930, Esther M. Walton

Master's Theses

This thesis delineates the methodology for documenting the history of Michigan houses built between 1830 and 1930* Three major areas of documentation are discussed. They are record search, architectural style and physical examination, as well as the location of relevant material. Each type and kind of public and private records, written, cartographic and visual are explained as to their importance and use for house research.

A brief overview of architectural style is presented along with illustration. Within the architectural style is a discussion on the physical examination of a house.

The conclusions are presented as a case study complete with ...


A Case Study Of Early American Trade With India The Voyage Of The Reaper 1809-1810., Glenn Stine Gordinier Jan 1981

A Case Study Of Early American Trade With India The Voyage Of The Reaper 1809-1810., Glenn Stine Gordinier

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Duff Green And The United States' Telegraph, 1826-1837, Kenneth Laurence Smith Jan 1981

Duff Green And The United States' Telegraph, 1826-1837, Kenneth Laurence Smith

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Born in Woodford County, Kentucky, on August 15, 1791, Duff Green taught school, fought in the War of 1812, and married Lucretia Maria Edwards before moving to the Missouri territory in 1816. He soon became a prominent citizen of Missouri, eventually served in both houses of the state legislature, and in 1824 became the editor of the St. Louis Enquirer, an influential newspaper in the new state.;In 1826, Green moved to Washington to become the editor and publisher of the United States' Telegraph, the recently established Jackson press in that city. The Telegraph played a significant role in General ...


Hendrik Van Paesschen, Architect Of The Northern European Renaissance, John Fitzhugh Millar Jan 1981

Hendrik Van Paesschen, Architect Of The Northern European Renaissance, John Fitzhugh Millar

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Parish Apprenticeship In Colonial Virginia: A Study Of Northumberland County, 1680--1695 And 1750--1765, Barbara Lynn Doggett Jan 1981

Parish Apprenticeship In Colonial Virginia: A Study Of Northumberland County, 1680--1695 And 1750--1765, Barbara Lynn Doggett

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Library Of Landon Carter Of Sabine Hall, 1710--1778, Carol Edith Curtis Jan 1981

The Library Of Landon Carter Of Sabine Hall, 1710--1778, Carol Edith Curtis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Weather Underground: A Study In Mobilization, Paul Michael Pigulski Jan 1981

The Weather Underground: A Study In Mobilization, Paul Michael Pigulski

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Concepts In American Local History: Community In Winder, Idaho, Lorine S. Goodwin Jan 1981

Concepts In American Local History: Community In Winder, Idaho, Lorine S. Goodwin

Theses and Dissertations

Recently the need for a more clearly defined structural basis for American local history has become acute. Concepts used in national history often fall short of the needs of local history. As a result, both professionals and amateurs are producing a rash of community histories without the benefit of adequate guidelines.

This thesis draws together a number of concepts useful in the development of American local history as a viable academic field of study. It tests these concepts in presenting the history of community in Winder, a small, rural population set in southeastern Idaho.


Mission Of Protest : General John Armstrong's Response To The Continental System, 1806-1810, Thom M. Armstrong Jan 1981

Mission Of Protest : General John Armstrong's Response To The Continental System, 1806-1810, Thom M. Armstrong

Dissertations and Theses

Although not well known to students of American history today, General John Armstrong was, in his day, a prominent and colorful public figure. From 1804 to 1810, he held the difficult position of United States Minister to France at a time when the world was in upheaval resulting from the Napoleonic Ware. As Great Britain and France struggled for supremacy, the United States--the world's foremost neutral commercial power--was slowly, but inevitably, drawn into this struggle, becoming the victim of the hostile edicts of the two major belligerents, as they wantonly violated established practices of international law.


Nordic Immigrants In Portland, 1870-1920 : The First Fifty Years, Janet Lynn Baisinger Jan 1981

Nordic Immigrants In Portland, 1870-1920 : The First Fifty Years, Janet Lynn Baisinger

Dissertations and Theses

Portland, Oregon had the potential in the 1870s to become the center of Nordic immigration to the Pacific Northwest. It was the primary urban center of the area, and the headquarters for Scandinavian mission work. In the 1870s, Nordics began to establish churches, clubs, lodges and newspapers. After the first fifty years, however, Portland's Nordic ethnicity was not as evident in the city's character as mere numbers might warrant.


The French Connection In Early Oregon, Gregory Charles Rathbone Jan 1981

The French Connection In Early Oregon, Gregory Charles Rathbone

Dissertations and Theses

Many French-speaking people came to the Pacific Northwest. Although most came from Quebec, some traveled from as far away as France, Belgium and Switzerland. When they arrived in Oregon Territory, a juxtaposition of three cultures merged to form a unique French-speaking community governed by a dominant Western Anglo-American character and a living Indian culture for daily subsistence. Most importantly, the French brought their own traditions from Quebec and France. Also, French individuality became altered upon their arrival and through their necessity to adapt to the strange, unknown wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. Some changes came through the need for convenience ...


Anna Held, A Biography, Michael Owen Hoffman Jan 1981

Anna Held, A Biography, Michael Owen Hoffman

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis, a biography of the French actress, Anna Held (1873-1918), is an attempt to place her in proper perspective in American history. Essentially a record of Miss Held from birth to death, it highlights many events that made her famous. Included are examples of publicity generated by her manager-husband, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.

Much credit can be awarded Ziegfeld for his expertise in publicity stunts and promotion. Undue praise, however, has been attributed to him for the origin of the Ziegfeld Follies and the success of Anna Held.

Anna was a Continental success long before she met him. His promotion ...


The Bungalow Aesthetic : The Social Implications Of A Nationwide Phenomenon Viewed From The Perspective Of A Small Town, Janice Williams Rutherford Jan 1981

The Bungalow Aesthetic : The Social Implications Of A Nationwide Phenomenon Viewed From The Perspective Of A Small Town, Janice Williams Rutherford

Dissertations and Theses

During the first two decades of the twentieth century, a new aesthetic in the domestic architecture of middle-class America emerged. A new style of house, the bungalow, was introduced soon after the turn of the century, and within a very few years, became the most popular building style among Americans who were buying moderately-priced homes. The bungalow was a low, horizontal style of house with deep overhanging eaves and large porches, usually built of natural, textured materials. Its floor plan was notable for opening interior space. The research problem addressed in this study was to determine what factors popularized the ...