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Early Days Of The State Reform School, Juvenile Distress And Community Response In Minnesota, 1868-­1891, Paul D. Nelson Dec 2012

Early Days Of The State Reform School, Juvenile Distress And Community Response In Minnesota, 1868-­1891, Paul D. Nelson

Paul Nelson

No abstract provided.


Two More Proclamations For A Special New Years Eve, John M. Rudy Dec 2012

Two More Proclamations For A Special New Years Eve, John M. Rudy

Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public

'In accordance, as I believe, with the will of our Heavenly Father, and by direction of your great and good friend, whose name you are all familiar with, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, on the 1st day of January, 1863, you will be declared "for ever free."' [excerpt]


International Terrorism And Television Channels:Operation And Regulation Of Tv News Channel During Coverage Of Terrorism, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr Dec 2012

International Terrorism And Television Channels:Operation And Regulation Of Tv News Channel During Coverage Of Terrorism, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

The concept of globalization or internationalization of certain wars, which were result of terrorist activities worldwide , as well as the high attention of terrorism coverage broadcast worldwide might open up better opportunities to journalists – particularly to those who work in democratic countries like U.S.A and India – to improve their coverage. The context is the key: the context of the operation methodology, follow of guidelines of regulatory bodies,and of the journalistic culture and of the global environment. It is very important how media presents consequences of terrorist acts, how information is transmitted to public. Television and press have ...


Resolute On The Eve Of Emancipation, John M. Rudy Dec 2012

Resolute On The Eve Of Emancipation, John M. Rudy

Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public

In the eyes of William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln stood waffling on the issue of slavery in the early days of December 1862. To be quite fair, in Garrison's eyes nearly anyone aside from William Lloyd Garrison stood waffling on the issue of slavery most of the time. [excerpt]


Kings And Princes: Christmas In Gettysburg, 1862, John M. Rudy Dec 2012

Kings And Princes: Christmas In Gettysburg, 1862, John M. Rudy

Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public

In a house along the first block of the north side of Chambersburg Street, a small metallic ticking noise signaled change. The calendar read December 24th, 1862. The rhythmic tapping was a voice, reaching out in code along thin strips of metal dangling from poles running to the east out of town. Soon, "Hanover, York, Harrisburg, and Baltimore," were sending their glad tidings to Gettysburg's citizens. Then soon, Gettysburg found herself on that Christmas Eve connected, "with all the world and the rest of mankind," the Adams Sentinel reported. In the home of John Scott along Chambersburg Street, the ...


The Immigrant Woman:Jewish Assimilation In The Lower East Side Ghetto Of New York City, 1880-1914, Rachael Siegel Dec 2012

The Immigrant Woman:Jewish Assimilation In The Lower East Side Ghetto Of New York City, 1880-1914, Rachael Siegel

History Theses

This paper looks at the factors that affected the extent to which Eastern European Jewish women were able to assimilate into American society between 1880 and 1914. By 1920, approximately 45% of Eastern European Jewish immigrants resided in New York City, primarily on the lower East Side. The population density of the Lower East Side made it the most crowded neighborhood in the city, if not the world. Eastern European Jews, especially Russian Jews, comprised the largest number of immigrants to the United States.

When these immigrants moved into the safety of the United States, they transplanted the traditions of ...


Firing Point: Patrol Torpedo Boats During World War Ii, Joshua J. Schick Dec 2012

Firing Point: Patrol Torpedo Boats During World War Ii, Joshua J. Schick

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

At the beginning of American involvement in the Second World War the United States Navy developed a new class of vessel that had a tremendous impact during World War II. This vessel was the Patrol Torpedo boat. Originally designed to conduct torpedo attacks on enemy surface vessels, the PT boat successfully adapted multiple roles in addition to being a torpedo attack craft. The versatility of the Patrol Torpedo boat during World War II serving in these various roles and as an element of the US Navy has not been recognized by recent scholarship. Using primary sources from the National Archives ...


“'They Was Things Past The Tellin’: A Reconsideration Of Sexuality And Memory In The Ex-Slave Narratives Of The Federal Writers’ Project", Lynn Cowles Wartberg Dec 2012

“'They Was Things Past The Tellin’: A Reconsideration Of Sexuality And Memory In The Ex-Slave Narratives Of The Federal Writers’ Project", Lynn Cowles Wartberg

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

In 1936, Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) employees began interviewing formerly enslaved men and women, allowing them to speak publicly of their experiences under slavery. Defying racism and the repressions of Jim Crow, ex-slaves discussed intimate details of their lives. Many researchers considered these interviews unreliable, but if viewed through the lens of gender and analyzed using recent scholarship on slavery and sexuality, FWP interviews offer new insights into the lives of enslaved men and women. Using a small number of ex-slave interviews, most of them drawn from Louisiana, this thesis demonstrates the value of these oral histories for understanding the ...


Rodes Collection (Mss 427), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Rodes Collection (Mss 427), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 427. Correspondence, photographs, and business and personal papers, primarily of Robert Rodes, Sr. of Danville, Kentucky, and John Barret Rodes of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes material related to their ancestors and descendants, as well as to members of the Grider, Hines, Helm, Loving and associated families.


Strahm, Victor Herbert, 1897-1957 (Sc 2651), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Strahm, Victor Herbert, 1897-1957 (Sc 2651), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2651. Diary kept by Brigadier General Victor H. Strahm while serving with the Ninth Air Force during World War II. Brief daily entries for 1944 cover his work and the progress of the war, particularly the air war against the Germans. Includes loose items from diary and four photos of Strahm.


Adventus: The Great Coming Of 1862, John M. Rudy Dec 2012

Adventus: The Great Coming Of 1862, John M. Rudy

Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in Harpers Ferry helping to interpret that amazing place for the National Historical Park's annual Christmas 1864 event. One of the greatest joys of my desk job in interpretive training is getting back out into a parkscape to test out new ideas and practices. This time it gave me the chance to experiment out in the field, wearing the olde-timey clothes of the 1860s and discussing how hammers, anvils and black labor won the war through the U.S. Quartermasters Depot at Harpers Ferry. The event is amazingly fun and ...


Farmers Bank - Smiths Grove, Kentucky (Mss 441), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Farmers Bank - Smiths Grove, Kentucky (Mss 441), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 441. Letter press book of Farmers Bank, Smiths Grove, Kentucky, recording certificates of protest. Includes loose certificates found in the letter book.


Smiths Grove College - Smiths Grove, Kentucky (Sc 2649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Smiths Grove College - Smiths Grove, Kentucky (Sc 2649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2649. Subscription lists, receipts and other financial records related to the operation of Smiths Grove College in Smiths Grove, Kentucky. Does include a debate outline demanding equal rights for women.


Cummings, F. G. (Sc 2648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Cummings, F. G. (Sc 2648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2648. Letter, 25 September 1851, of F. G. Cummings, Rochester, New York, to J. D. McGill, chairman of the board of trustees of Covington Theological Institute, Covington, Kentucky, inquiring about admission. He describes his background and his decision, made in Texas, to enter the ministry. He also inquires about teaching in the school’s preparatory department.


Beard, Thomas Houston, 1872-1956 (Sc 2650), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Beard, Thomas Houston, 1872-1956 (Sc 2650), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2650. Letter of Thomas H. Beard, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to his nephew William T. Beard, at school in Lexington,Virginia. He stresses the importance of education in the successful pursuit of a profession, and points to examples among some of his nephew’s contemporaries from Bowling Green.


Chinaman Go Home!: A Socioeconomic And Gendered Examination Of The Anti-Chinese Movements Of Portland, Oregon And San Francisco, California, Kali Ingerson Dec 2012

Chinaman Go Home!: A Socioeconomic And Gendered Examination Of The Anti-Chinese Movements Of Portland, Oregon And San Francisco, California, Kali Ingerson

Senior Theses

This thesis examines the Anti-Chinese Movement in Portland, Oregon in relation to that of San Francisco. Contemporary sources indicated a correlation between labor and racism. This correlation is explored in both San Francisco and Portland along with contemporary notions of gender identity in an effort to examine the Anti-Chinese movement using modern social historic theory.


The Legal Career Of Abraham Lincoln [Annotated Bibliography], Steven Fioretti Dec 2012

The Legal Career Of Abraham Lincoln [Annotated Bibliography], Steven Fioretti

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Crabb, Alfred Leland, Jr., B. 1919 (Sc 2647), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Crabb, Alfred Leland, Jr., B. 1919 (Sc 2647), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2647. Reminiscence of Alfred Leland Crabb, Jr. of a visit to the Warren County, Kentucky farm of his grandfather, James Wade Crabb, in the mid-1920s.


Ohlenmacher, Carl Frederick (Sc 67), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Ohlenmacher, Carl Frederick (Sc 67), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 67. A high school essay entitled “Memories of School Days” written by Carl Frederick Ohlenmacher, Scottsville, Kentucky.


Stansbury, Edgar Bryant, 1906-2009 (Mss 438), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Stansbury, Edgar Bryant, 1906-2009 (Mss 438), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 438. World War II diary kept by Edgar Bryant Stansbury, 1942, as well as articles by Stansbury, his thesis about industrial arts in Kentucky high schools, a scrapbook about his sports participation at Western Kentucky University, and several other items related to his experiences in World War II.


“Looking Backward”, Flor De Liz Regalado Dec 2012

“Looking Backward”, Flor De Liz Regalado

History Undergraduate Research (COLA)

“Looking Backwards”, the controversial cartoon from Puck Magazine, was published on January 11, 1893. Composed by the founder of Puck Magazine himself, Joseph Keppler, created the cartoon that portrays the arguable rights of foreign visitors, also referred to as immigrants. The image represents an immigrant who has stepped off of a ship and entered into a foreign land and greeted with a generous “goodbye”, by those whom once were in his position and are now successful. Behind the figures that rejected the newcomer, are shadows of themselves being casted as they were once immigrants, too.


“The Chinese Question”, Bianca Palacios Dec 2012

“The Chinese Question”, Bianca Palacios

History Undergraduate Research (COLA)

Published in Harper's Weekly on February 18, 1871, The Chinese Question defends Chinese immigrants against the brutal prejudice and discrimination that they faced in America. In this cartoon by Thomas Nast, Columbia, the feminine symbol of the United States, shields the despondent Chinese man against a gang of thugs, whom she emphatically reminds that "America means fair play for all men." This armed mob whom were also immigrants consisting of Irish Americans and perhaps German Americans as well. They were very angry about the Chinese coming to America to work and they protested against the Union Draft and Lincoln ...


“The Propagation Society—More Free Than Welcome”, Arneisha Swanson Dec 2012

“The Propagation Society—More Free Than Welcome”, Arneisha Swanson

History Undergraduate Research (COLA)

This cartoon was published independently by Nathanial Currier circa 1855. “The Propagation Society- More Free than Welcome” reflects the Americans point of view on the Irish Catholic immigrants in 1855. In the cartoon the priest is bombarding the Americans to step aside so that they can take over all spiritual welfare. Embedded into the cartoon is a message of an anti-Catholic group the “Know Nothings” and their attempt to get rid of the Irish Catholics.


Socialism In The Mines: How Labor Organizations Led To The Spread Of Socialism In Southeast Kansas, Mark Hoffhines Dec 2012

Socialism In The Mines: How Labor Organizations Led To The Spread Of Socialism In Southeast Kansas, Mark Hoffhines

Theory and Practice: Hist 430

In the first 30 years of the twentieth century, southeast Kansas stood out from the rest of the state. People commonly look at the immigration to the area during this time, and the idea that Kansas is the "Little Balkans" of the state. This is a reference to the Balkans area of central, Europe where many immigrants to the area came from, and is used to show how much ethnic diversity is present in this area. What really brought all of these immigrants to the area was the opportunity for employment in the coal mines in Cherokee and Crawford counties ...


In The Name Of The King: Alexander Howat And His Loyal Followers, Ryan Yanez Dec 2012

In The Name Of The King: Alexander Howat And His Loyal Followers, Ryan Yanez

Theory and Practice: Hist 430

Coal operators and the union leaders that attempted to resist them were in a constant struggle during the early 20th century. This iconic struggle between workers and company would come to illustrate the perfect example of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object. Trapped between these battling titans stood the United Mine Workers of America, and the fearless leader of Local District 14, Alexander Howat, ready to do battle with both of the giants if deemed necessary, all for the sake of gaining what little ground they could at the time. Despite the almost non-existent fiscal reward for their effort ...


Hendricks Collection (Sc 65), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Hendricks Collection (Sc 65), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 65. Warren County, Kentucky, tax receipt of Fred Hespian, 1868, and ticket issued by the Evansville, Cairo and Memphis Packet Company's steamer "Quickstep."


Magee, J. Harry (Sc 66), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Magee, J. Harry (Sc 66), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 66. Letter written by J. Harry Magee, Washington, D.C., to Dr. Albert Covington, Bowling Green, Kentucky, in regard to the U. S. Senate impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson.


Fortnightly Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 432), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Fortnightly Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 432), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 432. Minutes, membership lists, yearbooks, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous records of the Fortnightly Club, a men’s literary club in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


In Response To Kevin: Truncated And Sliced, John M. Rudy Dec 2012

In Response To Kevin: Truncated And Sliced, John M. Rudy

Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public

There is not one program given on any Civil War battle landscape that cannot, somewhere in it's natural flow and using resource-specific elements and tangibles, discuss the cause and context of the war in a meaningful and thematically-integrated way. Period. Full Stop.

Furthermore and because of this, there is no reason or excuse not to cover the cause and context of the war in a meaningful, thematically-integrated and site-specific way in every personal services program in some manner or fashion. Period. Full Stop. [excerpt]


Supporting Caste: The Origins Of Racism In Colonial Virginia, Patrick D. Anderson Dec 2012

Supporting Caste: The Origins Of Racism In Colonial Virginia, Patrick D. Anderson

Grand Valley Journal of History

In 17th century Virginia, lower class whites and blacks coordinated on multiple occasions to resist the power of the ruling class elites. By the late 19th century, white laborers viewed the newly freed slaves through racist precepts and the two groups clashed on a regular basis. The aim of this essay is to explain how the shift from racial solidarity to racial antagonism occurred. Racist ideology originated in the minds of the elites and they attempted to separate the restless lower class along racial lines, first, by legal reforms, second, by creating a separate class of enslaved blacks. Anti-black racism ...