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Storming Politics: San José Women In The “Feminist Capital, 1975-2006,, Danelle L. Moon Nov 2006

Storming Politics: San José Women In The “Feminist Capital, 1975-2006,, Danelle L. Moon

Danelle L. Moon

No abstract provided.


Towards A Bibliography Of Critical Whiteness Studies, Tim Engles Oct 2006

Towards A Bibliography Of Critical Whiteness Studies, Tim Engles

Tim Engles

As the title implies, this book offers a multi-disciplinary overview of the explosion of work in scholarly critical whiteness studies. The contributing bibliographers acknowledge that this work follows and builds upon a great deal of whiteness critique previously provided by African American writers, and by those writing from other racialized positions. Each section provides a solid introduction to key concepts and practices regarding whiteness in a particular field, including: philosophy, history, literature, cinema, the visual arts, psychology, education, media studies, qualitative inquiry, personal narratives, and international and comparative approaches.


Treading Water In A Sea Of Male Politicians—Women’S Organizations And Lobby Activities In Historical Perspective, Danelle L. Moon Aug 2006

Treading Water In A Sea Of Male Politicians—Women’S Organizations And Lobby Activities In Historical Perspective, Danelle L. Moon

Danelle L. Moon

No abstract provided.


A Master Recruiter, Lynn E. Niedermeier Aug 2006

A Master Recruiter, Lynn E. Niedermeier

Lynn E. Niedermeier

WKU’s student recruitment strategies were enthusiastically devised by its first president, Henry Hardin Cherry, who used extensive mailing lists, clever advertising, and on-campus programs to attract new students to campus.


The Role Of African American Churches In U.S. Political History, Cynthia Taylor Jul 2006

The Role Of African American Churches In U.S. Political History, Cynthia Taylor

Cynthia Taylor

No abstract available


'Why Must I Be The Only Woman To Lose My Birthright?’ Gender And Modernity In Upper-Class Twentieth-Century American Life, Margaret Lowe Jun 2006

'Why Must I Be The Only Woman To Lose My Birthright?’ Gender And Modernity In Upper-Class Twentieth-Century American Life, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

A 2007 CART Summer Grant would provide the critical time and resources I need to complete detailed archival for my proposed monograph: ‘Why Must I Be the Only Woman to Lose My Birthright?’ Gender and Modernity in Upper-Class Twentieth-Century American Life. A social history, this project will highlight the ways in which upper-class men and women (mostly from New England) both resisted and shaped the emergence of American modernity. With a close analysis of a broad range of primary sources, including personal papers, letters, diaries, medical and scientific tracts, and periodical literature, my research will illuminate the specific gender and ...


A. Philip Randolph And Religion, Cynthia Taylor May 2006

A. Philip Randolph And Religion, Cynthia Taylor

Cynthia Taylor

No abstract available


Information Professional Or Caretaker Of "Old Stuff", Daniel Davis May 2006

Information Professional Or Caretaker Of "Old Stuff", Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis

Do archivists emphasize their role as technicians with specialized skills and knowledge or do they emphasize their role as sort of "semi-pro" historians? This debate has been around since the 1930s and is not likely to be decided any time soon. My argument is that young archivists cannot afford to take an either/or approach and must incorporate elements of both paths or risk obsolescence and/or continued low salaries.


The Struggle For Self-Determination: History Of The Menominee Indians Since 1854, John Bowes Mar 2006

The Struggle For Self-Determination: History Of The Menominee Indians Since 1854, John Bowes

John P. Bowes

In The Struggle for Self-Determination, Beck presents the second part of a two-book history of the Menominee Indians. His first study, Siege and Survival: History of the Menominee Indians, 1634-1856, was published in 2002 and recounts the manner in which the Menominees of Wisconsin negotiated the intrusions of French, British, and American colonizers and managed to retain both a diminished reservation and their cultural autonomy. Siege and Survival places Menominees in the forefront of the historical narrative, and Beck ably reveals that while the pressures of outsiders gradually undermined the power of the nation and its leaders in the first ...


The Records Of The Federal Reserve Board Of Governors In The National Archives Of The United States, Gary Richardson Mar 2006

The Records Of The Federal Reserve Board Of Governors In The National Archives Of The United States, Gary Richardson

Gary Richardson

The archives of the Federal Reserve System are found in Record Group 82 at the National Archives of the United States. This article describes the materials available in that record group and ways to locate useful documents. Section i provides a brief history of the Federal Reserve; it describes the organization of the institution and how it changed over time. The focus is on issues important for understanding the types of documents that may or will not be found in the archives. Section ii describes the process by which the documents were generated and preserved. Section iii provides a broad ...


Henry Hardin Cherry, Suffragist, Lynn E. Niedermeier Mar 2006

Henry Hardin Cherry, Suffragist, Lynn E. Niedermeier

Lynn E. Niedermeier

In the first decade of the twentieth century, Western Kentucky University’s first president, Henry Hardin Cherry, supported local suffragists in their work to secure votes for women.


“The Natives.” [Special Issue – The Mountain Men], Jay H. Buckley Jan 2006

“The Natives.” [Special Issue – The Mountain Men], Jay H. Buckley

Jay H. Buckley

No abstract provided.


“Scientific Explorers: A Review Of Literature On Lewis And Clark’S Ethnography, Botany, And Zoology.”, Jay H. Buckley, Julie A. Harris Jan 2006

“Scientific Explorers: A Review Of Literature On Lewis And Clark’S Ethnography, Botany, And Zoology.”, Jay H. Buckley, Julie A. Harris

Jay H. Buckley

No abstract provided.


Is Resisting Genocide A Human Right?, David B. Kopel, Joanne D. Eisen, Paul Gallant Jan 2006

Is Resisting Genocide A Human Right?, David B. Kopel, Joanne D. Eisen, Paul Gallant

David B Kopel

Closely examining the Darfur, Sudan, genocide, and making reference to other genocides, this Article argues that the genocide prevention strategies which are currently favored by the United Nations are ineffective. This Article details the failures of targeted sanctions, United Nations peacekeepers, and other antigenocide programs. Then, this Article analyzes the Genocide Convention and other sources of international human rights law. Because the very strong language of the Genocide Convention forbids any form of complicity in genocide, and because the Genocide Convention is jus cogens (meaning that it prevails over any conflicting national or international law), this Article concludes that the ...


The Catholic Second Amendment, David B. Kopel Jan 2006

The Catholic Second Amendment, David B. Kopel

David B Kopel

At the beginning of the second millennium, there was no separation of church and state, and kings ruled the church. Tyrannicide was considered sinful. By the end of the thirteenth century, however, everything had changed. The Little Renaissance that began in the eleventh century led to a revolution in political and moral philosophy, so that using force to overthrow a tyrannical government became a positive moral duty. The intellectual revolution was an essential step in the evolution of Western political philosophy that eventually led to the American Revolution.


The Gold Standard Of Gun Control - Book Review Of Joyce Malcolm, Guns And Violence: The English Experience, David B. Kopel, Joanne D. Eisen, Paul Gallant Jan 2006

The Gold Standard Of Gun Control - Book Review Of Joyce Malcolm, Guns And Violence: The English Experience, David B. Kopel, Joanne D. Eisen, Paul Gallant

David B Kopel

Guns and Violence tells a remarkable story of a society's self-destruction, of how a government in a few decades managed to reverse six hundred years of social progress in violence reduction. The book is also a testament to the amazing self-confidence of British governments; Labour and Conservative alike have proceeded with an extreme anti-self-defense agenda, although the agenda has never had much supporting evidence beyond the government's own platitudes.


Cato’S Resolve And The Revolutionary Spirit: Political Education, Civic Action, And The Democratic-Republican Societies Of The 1790s, Brian W. Dotts Jan 2006

Cato’S Resolve And The Revolutionary Spirit: Political Education, Civic Action, And The Democratic-Republican Societies Of The 1790s, Brian W. Dotts

Brian W Dotts

In an address to friends and fellow citizens, published in the National Gazette in 1793, the German Republican Society of Philadelphia openly proclaimed one of its main principles: “The spirit of liberty, like every virtue of the mind, is to be kept alive only by constant action.” One year later, at a civic festival in Philadelphia while commemorating the success of the French Revolution, the Democratic Society of Pennsylvania and its sister society, the German Republicans, raised their glasses and toasted: “Knowledge:—May every Citizen be so learned as to know his rights, and so brave as to assert them ...


Western 100: A Century Of Spirit Timeline, Lynn E. Niedermeier Jan 2006

Western 100: A Century Of Spirit Timeline, Lynn E. Niedermeier

Lynn E. Niedermeier

These images and captions comprised the historical timeline portion of “Western 100: A Century of Spirit,” an exhibit at the Kentucky Museum commemorating the centennial of Western Kentucky University in 2006. The images were selected to illustrate various aspects of the University’s 100-year history. The exhibit itself is no longer on display.


Western 100: A Century Of Spirit, Lynn E. Niedermeier Jan 2006

Western 100: A Century Of Spirit, Lynn E. Niedermeier

Lynn E. Niedermeier

These images and captions comprised part of “Western 100: A Century of Spirit,” an exhibit at the Kentucky Museum commemorating the centennial of Western Kentucky University in 2006. The images were selected to illustrate various aspects of the University’s 100-year history. The exhibit itself is no longer on display.


The Great Confusion In Indian Affairs: Native Americans & Whites In The Progressive Era, John Bowes Dec 2005

The Great Confusion In Indian Affairs: Native Americans & Whites In The Progressive Era, John Bowes

John P. Bowes

According to Holm, the absence of a theortical framework caused the confusion in Federal Indian policy during the Progressive Era, a period stretching roughly from the 1890s to the 1920s. As the nineteenth century drew to a close, hardened supporters of assimilation like Richard Henry Pratt struggled to operate in an American society that began to view as worthy certain elements of American Indian culture like art and environmental preservation.


The Gilded Age & The Frontier Military: Society And Culture At Fort Assinniboine, Montana Territory, 1879 - 1905, Jeffrey Johnson Dec 2005

The Gilded Age & The Frontier Military: Society And Culture At Fort Assinniboine, Montana Territory, 1879 - 1905, Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey A. Johnson

Examines how the social norms of the Gilded Age and the decrease in Indian activity shaped life at Fort Assinniboine as a Victorian-era bastion of "civilization" in the Montana Territory. Established in 1879 and completed in 1881, the fort embodied late-19th-century views of respectability, race, and civilized living. As the need for military campaigns against Indians in the area decreased during the 1880's, the increased stability of the region allowed the personnel stationed at the post to turn their efforts toward such pursuits as plays, music, dancing, fishing, hunting, and, in winter months, billiards and bowling. Officers' wives, the ...


Review Of Farmers Vs. Wage Earners: Organized Labor In Kansas, 1860-1960 By R. Alton Lee, Jeffrey Johnson Dec 2005

Review Of Farmers Vs. Wage Earners: Organized Labor In Kansas, 1860-1960 By R. Alton Lee, Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey A. Johnson

No abstract provided.


Indians And Emigrants: Encounters On The Overland Trails, John Bowes Dec 2005

Indians And Emigrants: Encounters On The Overland Trails, John Bowes

John P. Bowes

No abstract provided.


Lodge, Henry Cabot, Christopher Hoebeke Dec 2005

Lodge, Henry Cabot, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.


Lippmann, Walter, Christopher Hoebeke Dec 2005

Lippmann, Walter, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.


'Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.' And 'Federal/National Council Of Churches', Jill Gill Dec 2005

'Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.' And 'Federal/National Council Of Churches', Jill Gill

Jill K. Gill

No abstract provided.


I'Ll Take My Stand: The South And The Agrarian Tradition, Christopher Hoebeke Dec 2005

I'Ll Take My Stand: The South And The Agrarian Tradition, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.


Review Of A Common Humanity: Kansas Populism And The Battle For Justice And Equality, 1854-1903 By O. Gene Clanton, Jeffrey Johnson Dec 2005

Review Of A Common Humanity: Kansas Populism And The Battle For Justice And Equality, 1854-1903 By O. Gene Clanton, Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey A. Johnson

Across the landscape of modern American politics, the "Populist moment," as Lawrence Goodwyn's 1976 study labeled it, has fascinated scholars. Indeed, late nineteenth-century Populism posed a vocal and effectual political voice for Gilded Age America's discontented. Since his original 1969 study, Kansas Populism: Ideas and Men, O. Gene Clanton has meticulously examined the fundamental role of Kansa, Populists in shaping local and national politics. A Common Humanity, with great efficacy, revisits and reinterprets Kansas's Populism as a fight for fundamental working-class rights and agrarian values, amidst industrialization gone awry.


The Conservation Of Mayan Artifacts, Russell Franks Dec 2005

The Conservation Of Mayan Artifacts, Russell Franks

Russell M. Franks

Paper will examine the conservation methods and techniques used for the preservation of Mayan artifacts. Particular emphasis will be given to the four Mayan Codices known as the Dresden, Paris, Madrid, and Grolier Codices.

These four documents are unique in that, not only have they survived until recently in less than ideal conditions for almost five hundred years, but they represent a culture whose written record was almost entirely destroyed by the religious zeal of the early Spanish missionaries.

The fact that these codices still exist today is reason enough that special attention should be given to the care and ...


Root, Elihu, Christopher Hoebeke Dec 2005

Root, Elihu, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.