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Heavy Metal Gettysburg And The Allure Of Emotive History, Kevin P. Lavery Dec 2014

Heavy Metal Gettysburg And The Allure Of Emotive History, Kevin P. Lavery

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

In July 1863

A Nation Torn In Tragedy

A Trick Of Fate, Two Great Armies Merge

Gods Of War At Gettysburg

Devastation Lies Ahead

50,000 Bodies Litter The Land

Hell Rages Three Full Days

The Reaper Sows, There’s The Devil To Pay.

Thus begins the first song in Iced Earth’s three-part ballad inspired by the Battle of Gettysburg. [excerpt]


A “Friendship . . . Born Amidst The Thunders Of Gettysburg”: The Barlow- Gordon Incident, Brianna E. Kirk Dec 2014

A “Friendship . . . Born Amidst The Thunders Of Gettysburg”: The Barlow- Gordon Incident, Brianna E. Kirk

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

July 1, 1863. It is the first day of what will come to be known as the Battle of Gettysburg. Union forces, upon firing the first shot in the early morning hours of that Wednesday, were pushed back from their position near Herr’s Ridge and McPherson’s woods towards Cemetery Hill. Following orders given by Schurz, twenty-nine year old Brigadier General Francis Channing Barlow moved his division to the right of Schimmelfennig’s division and placed them on top of an elevated piece of land known as Blocher’s Knoll. The Eleventh Corps had yet to begin their retreat ...


“So Here’S To The Stars And Stripes, Me Boys, And To Ireland’S Lovely Shore”, S. Marianne Johnson Dec 2014

“So Here’S To The Stars And Stripes, Me Boys, And To Ireland’S Lovely Shore”, S. Marianne Johnson

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

The Dropkick Murphys is a popular American Celtic Punk band known for their combinations of punk rock and bagpipes. Their songs are filled with Irish pride and often have something to do with hard partying and whiskey. However, in their 1999 album The Gang’s All Here, the Murphys took on the topic of Irish soldiers in the American Civil War. The song “The Fighting 69th” was first sung by the Irish band The Wolfe Tones on their 1993 album Across the Broad Atlantic. The album features several songs dedicated to Irish immigrants to America and holds a certain fascination ...


A Glance In Their Direction: The New York City Press And Their Coverage Of African Americans During World War Ii, Michael Losasso Dec 2014

A Glance In Their Direction: The New York City Press And Their Coverage Of African Americans During World War Ii, Michael Losasso

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

My thesis examines the New York City press’ interpretation of African Americans and the Civil Rights movement of World War II. I seek to determine in what measure the press reported on African Americans in the military and at home during the war including segregation of the Armed Forces, and the riots of 1943. Through examining the white and black media’s perception of these events I hope to elucidate how the press wrote about the topic of race during the period and if there was any change in their reporting on race due to the war. Although addressed marginally ...


Creating Spaces For Salmon: How Dams And Eurocentric Resource Management Techniques Destroy Salmon And Culture, Jordan L. Woolston Dec 2014

Creating Spaces For Salmon: How Dams And Eurocentric Resource Management Techniques Destroy Salmon And Culture, Jordan L. Woolston

History Undergraduate Theses

This paper utilizes oral history interviews, treaties, governmental, international, and scientific reports, and images to examine the impact of western settlement on the ecology and Indigenous cultures of the Northwest. Central to this examination is the diagnosis of effects that Manifest Destiny ideologies and the implementation of New Deal era practices had on salmon and the cultures reliant upon them for sustenance and cultural survival. Not merely a historical overview of social movements, this paper synthesizes the stories of two rivers, the Elwha and the Columbia. It analyzes the impacts wrought by industrialization and contends that co-management of resources and ...


Visions Of The Amistad: American Public Engagement With The Amistad Story, Samuel Perkins Dec 2014

Visions Of The Amistad: American Public Engagement With The Amistad Story, Samuel Perkins

Honors Program Theses and Projects

Steven Spielberg’s movie Amistad, released in 1997, is considered to be a good movie. The New York Times published a very favorable review of the film when it came out stating that it provides “tough, sobering depictions of the captives’ ordeal.” It has all of the ingredients of a great historical motion picture; it is interesting, exciting at times, and educational. Amistad is a go to film for many high school history teachers to begin discussion on the Amistad case. While the movie follows the movements of high profile characters from the Amistad story such as Martin Van Buren ...


Labor In A Hopeless Land: The Daughters Of Charity And Hansen's Disease Patients At The Louisiana Leper Home, 1896-1926, Reagan Laiche Dec 2014

Labor In A Hopeless Land: The Daughters Of Charity And Hansen's Disease Patients At The Louisiana Leper Home, 1896-1926, Reagan Laiche

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

The Miracle of Carville, as the late 1930’s and 1940’s have been called, is considered the pivotal point for those isolated with leprosy at the National Leprosarium in Carville, Louisiana. Scholars, researchers and folklorists alike have grappled with these decades as providing the environment in which patient reform was cultivated and eventually sown without a serious consideration of the labor and advocacy of the Sisters missioned there.

Understanding the multiple roles of the Sisters at the Louisiana Leper Home, those of home makers, care takers and patient advocates, provides the foundation for the patient reforms won during the ...


Danaher V. Hopkins (Sc 2879), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Danaher V. Hopkins (Sc 2879), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2879. Photocopy of decision of Kentucky Court of Appeals in Danaher v. Hopkins, rendered on 24 October 2014. The court rules on an appeal from the Warren Circuit Court regarding custody of the child of the parties in the case.


Meriwether, Charles (Lg 140), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Meriwether, Charles (Lg 140), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Land Grant 140. Typescript copy of a land grant, 2 July 1808, by which John Sevier, Governor of Tennessee, granted to Charles Meriwether, assignee of John Gray Blount and Thomas Blount, 117 acres in Montgomery County, Tennessee.


Mcclure, James (Lg 141), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Mcclure, James (Lg 141), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Land Grant 141. Typescript copy of a land grant, 1 June 1835, by which William Carroll, Governor of Tennessee, granted to James McClure, 3900 acres in Humphreys County, Tennessee.


Tolle Collection (Mss 524), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Tolle Collection (Mss 524), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 524. Correspondence and papers of the Tolle family of Barren County, Kentucky. Includes data on the Tolle, Snoddy and Bransford families, William Daniel Tolle’s history of Barren County, and materials relating to his work as a veteran’s pension claims agent.


Merriwether, James H. (Lg 138), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Merriwether, James H. (Lg 138), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Land Grant 138. Typescript copy of a land grant, 1 November 1848, by which James K. Polk, President of the United States of America, granted to James Merriwether 480 acres in Crittenden County, Arkansas.


Johnson, David T. (Lg 139), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Johnson, David T. (Lg 139), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Land Grant 139. Typescript copy of a land grant, 20 January 1851, by which Millard Fillmore, President of the United States of America, granted to David T. Johnson, assignee of Nathaniel L. Ragland, 160 acres in Crittenden County, Arkansas.


John Brown Fee Book, John Brown Dec 2014

John Brown Fee Book, John Brown

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Rascoe Family Papers (Sc 2878), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Rascoe Family Papers (Sc 2878), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2878. News clippings and holographic genealogical record related to how the Rascoe family was related to Daniel Boone. Also includes a photograph of the Rascoe boys and a friend with a basketball in front of the barn on the Rascoe homeplace in Daviess County, Kentucky.


Northwest Now: The Anarchists Of Home, Tom Layson, Justin Wadland, Charles Lewarne Dec 2014

Northwest Now: The Anarchists Of Home, Tom Layson, Justin Wadland, Charles Lewarne

Justin Wadland

The Key Peninsula is home to the village of Home, which has a rich history of the progressive culture that's predominant in Western Washington today. On this special edition of Northwest Now, we travel to Home which was once a turn of the century anarchist colony. We'll hear from Justin Wadland author of the book "Trying Home" which depicts Home's interesting and colorful past.


Mayo, George Morrow, 1896-1983 (Mss 521), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Mayo, George Morrow, 1896-1983 (Mss 521), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 521. Scrapbooks (2) documenting the life and times of journalist George Morrow Mayo and his fashion designer wife Muriel L. Van Norden. Scrapbooks contain a historical narrative, articles written by Mr. Mayo, as well as photographs and other ephemera such as postcards, small maps, etc. Also includes news clippings, photos of Mayo’s Family and an autographed copy of his book Los Angeles (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 193)


Merriwether, James H. (Lg 137), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Merriwether, James H. (Lg 137), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Land Grant 137. Typescript copy of a land grant, November 1848, by which James K. Polk, President of the United States of America, granted to James H. Merriwether 160 acres in Crittenden County, Arkansas.


Yom Kippur War (October 6-25, 1973), Bert Chapman Dec 2014

Yom Kippur War (October 6-25, 1973), Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Reviews and analyses U.S. and Soviet policymaking during the Yom Kippur War between Israel and various Arab countries during October 1973.


Strategic Rocket Forces, Soviet, Bert Chapman Dec 2014

Strategic Rocket Forces, Soviet, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Describes and analyzes the historic development and evolution of the Soviet Union's Strategic Rocket Forces which were a key part of this country's nuclear weapons arsenal. Covers the technical, political, economic, and military reasons for this force's development. U.S. efforts to monitor and assess the quantity and quality of these weapons are also covered.


Abm (Anti-Ballistic Missile) Treaty, Bert Chapman Dec 2014

Abm (Anti-Ballistic Missile) Treaty, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Provides an historic overview of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty which existed between the United States and the Soviet Union/Russian Federation between 1972-2001.


Lindquist, Olga A. (Sc 2877), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Lindquist, Olga A. (Sc 2877), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2877. Letter, 26 July 1955, of Olga A. Lindquist, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, to Frances Richards, English teacher at Western Kentucky University. She reviews recent favorable publicity for Berea College, refers to Richards’s recent visit, and encloses a brochure announcing publication of Elisabeth S. Peck’s book, Berea’s First Century 1855-1955.


Divided They Fall: The Pacific Coast League’S Failed Attempt To Turn Major, Sean Beireis Dec 2014

Divided They Fall: The Pacific Coast League’S Failed Attempt To Turn Major, Sean Beireis

History Undergraduate Theses

For over fifty years the Pacific Coast League was considered the highest level of organized baseball west of the Mississippi River. As the population of the West grew in the 1940s and 1950s the Coast League attempted to use their geographic isolation and large population base as assets in an attempt to join the American and National Leagues as a third Major League. This paper details how the Coast League members’ inability to agree on a strategy for League growth led to the collapse of the powerhouse that was the PCL.


Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five: Making The Past Present, Rebecca Hoevenaar Dec 2014

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five: Making The Past Present, Rebecca Hoevenaar

Honors Projects

Art has the unique ability to create new meaning from past events. As a work of literature, Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five has succeeded in doing this. Vonnegut took the bombing of Dresden and make it present and relevant in the minds of young Americans during the Vietnam War. Readers made connections between the two horrific events. In our contemporary world, Slaughterhouse-Five still remains an important work of literature. Violent conflicts and horrors continue to happen as with the recent Iraq War.


Ebelhar, Melissa (Sc 1262), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Ebelhar, Melissa (Sc 1262), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1262. Paper, “The Fairy Belle,” written by Melissa Ebelhar for a WKU history class. She discusses the service of her grandfather, Lucian D. Keller, Owensboro, Kentucky, as a waist gunner in the 392nd Air Force Division in Europe during World War II.


Questions Of Methodology: A Review Of The August 2014 History Of Education Quarterly Special Issue, Abigail Gundlach-Graham Dec 2014

Questions Of Methodology: A Review Of The August 2014 History Of Education Quarterly Special Issue, Abigail Gundlach-Graham

Education's Histories

This methodological review examines the August 2014 issue of History of Education Quarterly, which focuses on American Indian education history.


The Lincoln Assassination: Crime And Punishment, Myth And Memory, Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, Frank J. Williams Dec 2014

The Lincoln Assassination: Crime And Punishment, Myth And Memory, Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, Frank J. Williams

History

The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most prominent events in U.S. history. It continues to attract enormous and intense interest from scholars, writers, and armchair historians alike, ranging from painstaking new research to wild-eyed speculation. At the end of the Lincoln bicentennial year, and the onset of the Civil War sesquicentennial, the leading scholars of Lincoln and his murder offer in one volume their latest studies and arguments about the assassination, its aftermath, the extraordinary public reaction (which was more complex than has been previously believed), and the iconography that Lincoln’s murder and deification ...


Bailey, William Shreve, 1806-1886 (Sc 2876), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Bailey, William Shreve, 1806-1886 (Sc 2876), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2876. Letter, 20 August 1860, of William Shreve Bailey, Newport, Kentucky, to Mrs. E. J. Hotchkiss. Bailey, the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Free South, thanks her for her subscription, reports that he has resumed publication (a mob damaged his press the previous year) despite threats against him, and regrets that fellow abolitionist Cassius M. Clay “turned against” him “in a fright.” Bailey’s letterhead advises correspondents to address him at Covington because of the enmity of the pro-slavery postmaster at Newport.


Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute In Virginia, Thomas Buckley Dec 2014

Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute In Virginia, Thomas Buckley

Faculty Pub Night

No abstract provided.


Caring And Cleaning "On Par": The Work Of Au Pairs & Housecleaners In The Chicagoland Area, Anna Kuroczycka Schultes Dec 2014

Caring And Cleaning "On Par": The Work Of Au Pairs & Housecleaners In The Chicagoland Area, Anna Kuroczycka Schultes

Theses and Dissertations

Immigrant domestic workers are perceived as highly exploitable and expendable employees, yet they are entangled in a very complex global exchange of services. The main purpose of this study will be to revise existing knowledge and assumptions about the female migrant service sector, especially within the field of domestic and care labor, by comparing the work of au pairs with housecleaners. Although these two forms of work appear to have many similarities on the surface, they are actually at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of visibility and regulation. Unlike the highly regulated nature of au pair work and ...