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From The Social Margins To The Center: Lebanese Families Who Arrived In South Carolina Before 1950, Elizabeth Whitaker Dec 2006

From The Social Margins To The Center: Lebanese Families Who Arrived In South Carolina Before 1950, Elizabeth Whitaker

All Theses

The Lebanese families who arrived in South Carolina found themselves in a different environment than most had anticipated. Those who had spent time elsewhere in the U.S. found predominantly rural and predominantly Protestant South Carolina to be almost as alien as they or their parents had found the United States due partly to the religious differences and partly to the cultural differences between the Northeast, where most of them had lived for at least a few years after arriving in the United States, and the Southeast. Most of these new arrivals eventually found success and some degree of acceptance ...


Letters From The Communications Zone: Lt. Edwin Best In The Second World War., Jeremy Eugene Cobb Aug 2006

Letters From The Communications Zone: Lt. Edwin Best In The Second World War., Jeremy Eugene Cobb

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The subject of this paper is the experiences and observations of Lt. Edwin Best of the 618th Ordnance Ammunition Company from 1943 until 1946. This includes time in the United States, England and France.

The primary sources for this paper include letters home from Lt. Best and an oral history transcript. Secondary sources have been used to place Lt. Best into the overall context of the war.

He made keen observations regarding the level of training before D-Day, comparisons of life in England and the US, from the "communications zone" in Normandy, as a temporary Judge Advocate General officer, and ...


The Life And Public Career Of Robert F. Kennedy., Daryl Anthony Carter Aug 2006

The Life And Public Career Of Robert F. Kennedy., Daryl Anthony Carter

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

There have been many notable politicians in the United States during the twentieth century. Some, like Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, were known for their swagger and appeal to the common man. Others, like Bill Clinton and Franklin Roosevelt, were known for their charisma and intelligence. However, one in particular was known for caring, compassion, strength, and determination. Robert Francis Kennedy lived in interesting times, surrounded by large egos and near mythical figures. But Kennedy was arguably one of the most important figures of the last fifty years. The ideas and ideals that he espoused still resonate nearly forty years ...


American Reeducation Of German Pows, 1943-1946., Pamela Croley Aug 2006

American Reeducation Of German Pows, 1943-1946., Pamela Croley

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The United States held almost 500,000 enemy combatants within her borders during World War II. Out of those 500,000 men, 380,000 were from Nazi Germany. Nazi POWs were confined to camps built near small rural towns in almost every state. It was not something that was well known to the American public. Even less known was the American Military's effort, through reeducation, to introduce Hitler's soldiers to a new political ideology-democracy. This thesis will explore how the reeducation program was formed; examine the people, both German and American, who participated in it, and make a ...


Separation Of Church And State: A Diffusion Of Reason And Religion., Patricia Annettee Greenlee Aug 2006

Separation Of Church And State: A Diffusion Of Reason And Religion., Patricia Annettee Greenlee

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The evolution of America's religious liberty was birthed by a separate church and state. As America strides into the twenty first century the origin of separation of church and state continues to be a heated topic of debate. Conservatives argue that America's version of separation of church and state was birthed by principles of Christian liberty. Liberals reject this idea maintaining that the evolution of a separate church and state in America was based on enlightened thinking that demanded rational men should have religious liberty. The best way to achieve this was by erecting a wall of separation ...


The Role And Effect Of Advertising On Women During World War Ii, Laura Elizabeth Francis Apr 2006

The Role And Effect Of Advertising On Women During World War Ii, Laura Elizabeth Francis

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

Advertising had an overwhelming effect on women during World War II; many women were influenced by advertising in the media to behave a certain way, buy certain products, and also support the war effort in a variety of ways. In the 1940s while many American women’s husbands, fiances, boyfriends, brothers, and sons were going off to fight in the War abroad, many women were fighting a war of their own on the home front. While men could prove they were active patriotic citizens by fighting in the military and taking government positions, female’s roles were re-written to show ...


Black Power In Green And White: Integration And Black Protest In Michigan State University Football, 1947-1972, John Matthew Smith Apr 2006

Black Power In Green And White: Integration And Black Protest In Michigan State University Football, 1947-1972, John Matthew Smith

Master's Theses

While southern college football teams remained all white until the late 1960s and early 1970s, Michigan State University head football coach Duffy Daugherty formed championship teams in 1965 and 1966 by recruiting the best southern black players. While coaches in the North recruited black athletes and played them regularly by the mid-1950s, no other coach took the risks Daugherty did to integrate his teams. Duffy Daugherty's path-breaking teams broke all the rules of integrated competition and forced southern schools to reconsider their stance on segregated college football.

The ground breaking integration of black athletes in the mid-1950s and 1960s ...


Built On No Other Man's Foundation: The 14 Year Journey Of Daniel Sylvester Tuttle, The First Episcopal Bishop Of Montana, 1867-1880, Jed Fox Apr 2006

Built On No Other Man's Foundation: The 14 Year Journey Of Daniel Sylvester Tuttle, The First Episcopal Bishop Of Montana, 1867-1880, Jed Fox

History Undergraduate Theses

Daniel Sylvester Tuttle’s head bounced, jolted by the peculiar rhythm ofthe stagecoach as it rolled over the Idaho prairie in July 1867. Nearly half way from Salt Lake City to Montana, the Right Reverend Daniel Tuttle, newly named Episcopal Bishop ofMontana, Idaho, and Utah, was growing accustomed to the rattle and clunk that came with riding long distances via stagecoach. Now, as his head flopped to one side in the light sleep ofprofound boredom, a gust of wind snatched his Morris hat and carried it into a passing bunch ofsagebrush. He awoke immediately. “Driver, hold up!” he shouted. The ...


In The Shadow Of Nuclear War: Montana's Reaction To The Cuban Missile Crisis, Lindsay Thompson Apr 2006

In The Shadow Of Nuclear War: Montana's Reaction To The Cuban Missile Crisis, Lindsay Thompson

History Undergraduate Theses

On a cool Great Falls, Montana, morning in October 1962, Barbara Stroup, wife of Air Force Tech Sergeant Joseph Stroup, left her house to attend a "coffee klatch" at her friend Exie Evan's house. Not thinking anything of it, she turned onto Gumwood Street between a military vehicle and what she thought was a moving van. Barb drove through the main gate into Malmstrom Air Force Base and guided her 1960 black-and-white Plymouth Fury to Cedar Street, where her friend Exie lived. She stopped in front of Exie's house, gathered her purse and coat, and reached for the ...


The Transatlantic Relationship Vis-A-Vis China: A Comparative Analysis Of The Foreign Policy Approaches Towards China By The Eu And The U.S., Andrea Schierbaum Jan 2006

The Transatlantic Relationship Vis-A-Vis China: A Comparative Analysis Of The Foreign Policy Approaches Towards China By The Eu And The U.S., Andrea Schierbaum

Theses

No abstract provided.


The Virginia War Department During The American Revolution, Thomas Gregory Tune Jan 2006

The Virginia War Department During The American Revolution, Thomas Gregory Tune

Master's Theses

This thesis will provide a comprehensive analysis of the Virginia War Office during the American Revolution. A study of the War Office must start with its origin and, therefore, with the legislation that created it. This thesis will explore the reasons for the creation of the War Office and its legislative evolution into one of the most powerful agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It will also discuss the War Office's legislative demise near the end of the war as the Virginia General Assembly began to shrink the government in cost-saving measures.

The second part of this thesis will ...


Murder At The Dexter Michigan, Peninsula Mills Dam, Danielle Roth Jan 2006

Murder At The Dexter Michigan, Peninsula Mills Dam, Danielle Roth

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Settling The Sunset Land: California And Its Family Farmers, 1850s-1890s , Alexandra Kindell Jan 2006

Settling The Sunset Land: California And Its Family Farmers, 1850s-1890s , Alexandra Kindell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In "Settling the Sunset Land: California and its Family Farmers, 1850s-1890s," I relate the lived experiences of late-nineteenth-century rural California farmers to larger themes and patterns in North American history. The current literature on California's early development has excluded the majority of farmers in the state, concentrating instead on a few "great" men who developed the state's agribusiness interests. My dissertation shifts the focus to the manner in which settlers lived and worked in the first fifty years of statehood. Because so little has been written about rural California, I use a wide range of sources to document ...


Harvest Of Hazards The Farm Safety Movement, 1940-1975 , Derek S. Oden Jan 2006

Harvest Of Hazards The Farm Safety Movement, 1940-1975 , Derek S. Oden

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Between 1940 and 1975, farmers chose to adopt new machines, different farming methods and ever-widening array of chemicals all of which presented unfamiliar hazards. Farm Families had always been exposed risks from hand-tools, domestic animals and inclement weather, however, potential health risks multiplied in the mid twentieth century. Farmers could be injured in a myriad of ways in their attempt to grow crops, raise livestock or even in bringing their commodities to market. An individual's clothing or limbs could become entangled in a machine's unguarded moving parts, a tractor driver might be crushed during an accidental overturn and ...


Relocating Segregation : The Pea Island Life-Saving Station, Jessica Caldwell Jan 2006

Relocating Segregation : The Pea Island Life-Saving Station, Jessica Caldwell

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

This study examines racial segregation through the lens of the first and only all African-American crew in the history of the United States Life Saving Service (L.S.S.), predecessor to the United States Coast Guard. The all-black Pea Island station, under Richard Etheridge’s leadership, remained the only L.S.S. station with any black surfmen from 1880 until WWII. This study will consider the geography of the station’s location on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the life of its keeper, Richard Etheridge, and the nature of the Life-Saving Service to show this segregated station provided some ...


Elizabeth Kee : A Clarion Voice Of And For The People Of Southern West Virginia 1951-1964, Shari A. Heywood Jan 2006

Elizabeth Kee : A Clarion Voice Of And For The People Of Southern West Virginia 1951-1964, Shari A. Heywood

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Elizabeth Kee served as the first woman to represent West Virginia in the House of Representatives from 1951-1964. Newly available sources: taped interviews with her son, Jim Kee, from 1978 and 1980; a complete copy of Elizabeth Kee’s entries into the Congressional Record; copies of many of her “Keenotes” columns from the late 1950s and early 1960s; and correspondence between Elizabeth Kee and veterans from West Virginia from 1961-1963 allow a more complete picture of Kee to emerge. Elizabeth Kee was not only a hardworking politician, who laid the groundwork for future programs like the War on Poverty, she ...


Dogs In A Village, Karen Porter Jan 2006

Dogs In A Village, Karen Porter

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Nearly all of the histories of Shays's Rebellion point to debt as the reason why farmers in western Massachusetts rose against the courts and the state government in the fall and winter of 1786-87. Recent scholarship demonstrates a new line of reasoning based on the tax records of those involved. The following thesis, a screenplay, offers a fictional telling of this insurgency. The story is told using language pulled from contemporary letters and documents and follows a line of causation pointing to inequitable state tax structure and poor representation as the provocation. The response that ensued was not a ...


The Beaten Path: A Cartographical And Historical Study Of The Southwest Trail In Clark County, Arkansas, Clinton R. Pumphrey Jan 2006

The Beaten Path: A Cartographical And Historical Study Of The Southwest Trail In Clark County, Arkansas, Clinton R. Pumphrey

Honors Theses

A road, taken on its own merit, may seem of little importance or significance in a history rich with riveting events and fascinating people. The monotony of travel is much more likely to prompt the question "are we there yet?" than one about a road's historical relevance. Most travelers simply do not have any interest in a road itself, but rather the points of interest that it serves to connect. Yet in the rush to move from place to place, people easily forget that the passage a road makes possible and the traffic it carries make the road just ...


Screening The Revolution: "Williamsburg, The Story Of A Patriot" As Historic Artifact, History Film, And Hegemonic Struggle, Jenna Anne Simpson Jan 2006

Screening The Revolution: "Williamsburg, The Story Of A Patriot" As Historic Artifact, History Film, And Hegemonic Struggle, Jenna Anne Simpson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


In The Crucible Of The Frontier: The Emergence And Decline Of A Trading Site In Early Colonial Virginia, Patrick Brendan Burke Jan 2006

In The Crucible Of The Frontier: The Emergence And Decline Of A Trading Site In Early Colonial Virginia, Patrick Brendan Burke

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Enshrining The Past: Archaeology, History And Memory At Fort St Anne, Isle La Motte, Vermont, Jessica Rose Desany Jan 2006

Enshrining The Past: Archaeology, History And Memory At Fort St Anne, Isle La Motte, Vermont, Jessica Rose Desany

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Honorable Women Of Williamsburg: Resistance To Union Occupation And Female Honor, Rebecca Sommers Jan 2006

The Honorable Women Of Williamsburg: Resistance To Union Occupation And Female Honor, Rebecca Sommers

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Charleston's Artisans And Their Tea Parties: Popular Action And Empowerment In The Colonial South's Largest Seaport, 1773-1774, Liam Joseph Paskvan Jan 2006

Charleston's Artisans And Their Tea Parties: Popular Action And Empowerment In The Colonial South's Largest Seaport, 1773-1774, Liam Joseph Paskvan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Our Great Physicist: Professor Joseph Henry Of Princeton And The Rise Of Science In The Antebellum College, Sarah Swords Jan 2006

Our Great Physicist: Professor Joseph Henry Of Princeton And The Rise Of Science In The Antebellum College, Sarah Swords

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Conflict, Coexistence, And Community: Settlement Politics And The Emergence Of A Social Network In Proprietary South Carolina, 1670-1700, Paul Philip Musselwhite Jan 2006

Conflict, Coexistence, And Community: Settlement Politics And The Emergence Of A Social Network In Proprietary South Carolina, 1670-1700, Paul Philip Musselwhite

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Powerful Spirits: Social Drinking In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Sarah Elizabeth King Pariseau Jan 2006

Powerful Spirits: Social Drinking In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Sarah Elizabeth King Pariseau

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Inner Audience: Fisher Ames And The Politics Of Speech And Print, Nathaniel Clayton Green Jan 2006

The Inner Audience: Fisher Ames And The Politics Of Speech And Print, Nathaniel Clayton Green

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Union Deserter Executions And The Limits Of State Authority, Aaron Michael Bachmann Jan 2006

Union Deserter Executions And The Limits Of State Authority, Aaron Michael Bachmann

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Breaking With Tradition: Slave Literacy In Early Virginia, 1680--1780, Antonio T. Bly Jan 2006

Breaking With Tradition: Slave Literacy In Early Virginia, 1680--1780, Antonio T. Bly

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

"Breaking with Tradition" is a study of slave literacy in eighteenth-century British North America, the era of the First Great Awakening and the American Revolution. Instead of highlighting the work of a few northern slave authors (the present emphasis in African American literary history), it focuses on the relationship between slave education in colonial Virginia and the social and political circumstances in which slaves acquired a knowledge of letters. A social history of life in the slave quarters, the "great house," and in towns, "Breaking with Tradition" is at once a case study of slaves reading and writing in the ...


Anglo -Spanish Rivalry And The Development Of The Colonial Southeast, 1670--1720, Timothy Paul Grady Jan 2006

Anglo -Spanish Rivalry And The Development Of The Colonial Southeast, 1670--1720, Timothy Paul Grady

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study investigates the role played by the rivalry between English Carolina and Spanish Florida in the history of the colonial Southeast from the mid-seventeenth century through the 1720s. It contends that, from standpoint of the local inhabitants, Native American and European, both the perceived and the actual threat that Spanish Florida and Carolina posed to one another was the dominant concern and motivation of the actions of both during the roughly fifty year period from the founding of Charleston to the final events of the Yamassee War. at the local level, government officials, Indian traders, Franciscan missionaries, the various ...