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Review Of Shades Of Green: Irish Regiments, American Soldiers, And Local Communities In The Civil War Era, Andrew Richter Nov 2019

Review Of Shades Of Green: Irish Regiments, American Soldiers, And Local Communities In The Civil War Era, Andrew Richter

History in the Making

No abstract provided.


The Life And Legacy Of George H.W. Bush, Fernando Sanchez Nov 2019

The Life And Legacy Of George H.W. Bush, Fernando Sanchez

History in the Making

No abstract provided.


Racial Ambiguity In The Borderlands: New Mexico’S African American Soldiers, 1860-1922, Jacqulyne Anton Nov 2019

Racial Ambiguity In The Borderlands: New Mexico’S African American Soldiers, 1860-1922, Jacqulyne Anton

History in the Making

In the nineteenth century United States, African Americans faced severe forms of racism that manifested through institutions of slavery, segregation and discrimination. Antebellum and Civil War historians focus on African American resistance to white supremacy and oppression through various forms of resistance, some of which include violent revolts and the search for freedom in the North. With that being said, however, many historians seem to ignore the role of the US-Mexico borderlands in African Americans’ contestation of the racist laws of the American North and South. This article examines African Americans' experiences in the US-Mexico borderlands of New Mexico during ...


Comanche Resistance Against Colonialism, Tyler Amoy Nov 2019

Comanche Resistance Against Colonialism, Tyler Amoy

History in the Making

Of all the indigenous tribes in North America, none stood stronger than the Comanche. This Great Plains tribe is considered to be one of the strongest and most warlike of the indigenous tribes and can even be compared to the Greek Spartans of old. This empire ruled for hundreds of years, overtaking and enveloping other tribes and nations in this area, however, this success would not last forever. In three steady waves, the invasions by Spain, Mexico, and the United States would crash upon this nation like a wave on the shoreline. Unlike many other native nations, the Comanche initially ...


Relics From White Supremacy: Why Historians Need To Reevaluate Their Use Of The Word “Riot” To Describe Racial Violence In The South During The Reconstruction And Post-Reconstruction Eras, Brett Kunkel Nov 2019

Relics From White Supremacy: Why Historians Need To Reevaluate Their Use Of The Word “Riot” To Describe Racial Violence In The South During The Reconstruction And Post-Reconstruction Eras, Brett Kunkel

Ramifications

Using the Memphis race riot of 1866 as a case study, this essay argues that historians need to reevaluate their use of the word “riot” to describe the racial violence of the Reconstruction and Post-Reconstruction eras. Although most historians agree about the nature of the violence in Memphis and events like it, they nevertheless continue to refer to them as “riots” rather than “massacres.” This essay hones in on three qualities the word “riot” connotes: spontaneity, mutual aggression and justification, while noting their inconsistencies with the massacre in Memphis and suggesting that similar discrepancies may characterize similar events during the ...


Undermining “The Deal Of The Century”: The Siberian Natural Gas Pipeline & The Failure Of American Economic Pressure On The Soviet Energy Industry, Brandon T. Von Kannewurff Nov 2019

Undermining “The Deal Of The Century”: The Siberian Natural Gas Pipeline & The Failure Of American Economic Pressure On The Soviet Energy Industry, Brandon T. Von Kannewurff

James Blair Historical Review

In late 1981, President Ronald Reagan announced far-reaching sanctions on a critical Soviet infrastructure project, a 3,000 mile pipeline connecting the Soviet Union to Western Europe. American allies had carefully negotiated “The Deal of the Century” with the Soviets to minimize its energy dependence on the Middle East, but the Reagan administration flouted the concerns of his allies to test the resolve of the United States’ ideological archenemy. American allies were shocked. A fracture in the democratic-capitalist alliance opened.

Reagan Victory School proponents claim these sanctions were a masterful stroke to exploit Soviet economic weakness and triumph in the ...


A Failed Vision Of Brotherhood: The New Left And The Occupation Of Alcatraz, Yutong Zhan Nov 2019

A Failed Vision Of Brotherhood: The New Left And The Occupation Of Alcatraz, Yutong Zhan

James Blair Historical Review

In the United States, the Sixties witnessed the rise of the political New Left, the counterculture, and the interracial cooperation between white and African American youth activists. However, few scholars have examined the interracial coalition between the white New Leftist and Native Americans after the exclusion of white activists from the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee in the late 1960s. To address this gap, my research focused on the New Leftists’ participation in the occupation of Alcatraz by activists of Indians of All Tribes from 1969 to 1971. I used the occupation as a case study to answer the questions of ...


The Life And Times Of Jimmy Hoffa, Chris Wright Oct 2019

The Life And Times Of Jimmy Hoffa, Chris Wright

Class, Race and Corporate Power

In light of Martin Scorsese's popular movie "The Irishman," it is a good time to reassess Jimmy Hoffa. He's probably the most famous union leader in American history, but the only thing most people know of him is that he ran the Teamsters and was closely connected to the Mafia. He is often seen as nothing but a corrupt, evil, greedy sellout. The reality is a little different. In this article I discuss his record as a labor leader, the attacks on him by the McClellan Committee and Bobby Kennedy, and his ties to organized crime. I try ...


Divorce And Family Life In Nineteenth-Century Vanderburgh County, Megan Owens Oct 2019

Divorce And Family Life In Nineteenth-Century Vanderburgh County, Megan Owens

Grand Valley Journal of History

In the nineteenth century, private family life was meant to mimic the ideal republican society, providing the necessary foundation for future patriotic citizens. When families failed to adhere to the idealistic notions of the private sphere and descended into conflict or divorce, however, the very foundation of American society was in danger. An analysis of divorce and family disputes in local contexts like Vanderburgh County can provide a window into the realities of private conflict within American families, especially in comparison to wider national trends.

This paper uses a small sample of divorce records from Vanderburgh County in Indiana to ...


Editor's Introductory Essay: Race, Rights, And Reparations, Regennia N. Williams Oct 2019

Editor's Introductory Essay: Race, Rights, And Reparations, Regennia N. Williams

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents, Regennia N. Williams Oct 2019

Table Of Contents, Regennia N. Williams

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


From King To Mandela And Beyond: A Personal History Of Black Economic Empowerment, Aisha Asare Oct 2019

From King To Mandela And Beyond: A Personal History Of Black Economic Empowerment, Aisha Asare

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


From Surviving To Thriving, Rian Brown Oct 2019

From Surviving To Thriving, Rian Brown

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Transformational Leadership: Flow, Resonance, And Social Change, Enas Elhanafi Oct 2019

Transformational Leadership: Flow, Resonance, And Social Change, Enas Elhanafi

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


South Africa As A Dynamic Teaching Experience, Robert A. Simons, Christine Dickinson Oct 2019

South Africa As A Dynamic Teaching Experience, Robert A. Simons, Christine Dickinson

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Madiba And Martin: A Bibliography Compiled By Martha Ruff, Martha Huff Oct 2019

Madiba And Martin: A Bibliography Compiled By Martha Ruff, Martha Huff

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Student Leaders, The University Of The Free State, And The 2012 Global Leadership Summit: An Introductory Note, Regennia N. Williams Oct 2019

Student Leaders, The University Of The Free State, And The 2012 Global Leadership Summit: An Introductory Note, Regennia N. Williams

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


The 2012 Csu Global Leadership Summit Newsletter, Regennia N. Williams Oct 2019

The 2012 Csu Global Leadership Summit Newsletter, Regennia N. Williams

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Jazz, Jobs, And Justice: From The American South To South Africa And Beyond, C. 1960-Present, Regennia N. Williams Oct 2019

Jazz, Jobs, And Justice: From The American South To South Africa And Beyond, C. 1960-Present, Regennia N. Williams

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Film Review: Selma (2015), Moriah Schnose, Casey Lee, Blanca Garcia-Barron Oct 2019

Film Review: Selma (2015), Moriah Schnose, Casey Lee, Blanca Garcia-Barron

History in the Making

No abstract provided.


Roses And Votes: Immigrant Jewish Women And The New York Woman Suffrage Movement, 1894-1917, Katelyn Johnson Oct 2019

Roses And Votes: Immigrant Jewish Women And The New York Woman Suffrage Movement, 1894-1917, Katelyn Johnson

History in the Making

The purpose of this article is to explore the role that Jewish immigrant women had in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. It is focused in New York due to the unique concurrency of a large, concentrated Jewish immigrant community and a heavily active location for the Women’s Suffrage Movement. The project draws a strong link to Jewish workingwomen’s influence and participation in the Labor Rights Movement, also during the early nineteenth century. The research draws upon several primary sources from the Lower East Side Jewish community, as well as the research of historians Susan A. Glenn and Melissa ...


Film Review: 10 Days In A Madhouse, Lauren Adams, Brent Bellah Oct 2019

Film Review: 10 Days In A Madhouse, Lauren Adams, Brent Bellah

History in the Making

No abstract provided.


Bobby Vega, William Howlett Oct 2019

Bobby Vega, William Howlett

History in the Making

No abstract provided.


Camp Followers, Nurses, Soldiers, And Spies: Women And The Modern Memory Of The Revolutionary War, Heather K. Garrett Oct 2019

Camp Followers, Nurses, Soldiers, And Spies: Women And The Modern Memory Of The Revolutionary War, Heather K. Garrett

History in the Making

When asked of their memory of the American Revolution, most would reference George Washington or Paul Revere, but probably not Molly Pitcher, Lydia Darragh, or Deborah Sampson. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to demonstrate not only the lack of inclusivity of women in the memory of the Revolutionary War, but also why the women that did achieve recognition surpassed the rest. Women contributed to the war effort in multiple ways, including serving as cooks, laundresses, nurses, spies, and even as soldiers on the battlefields. Unfortunately, due to the large number of female participants, it would be impossible to ...


Book Review: American History Unbound, Brittany Kelley Oct 2019

Book Review: American History Unbound, Brittany Kelley

History in the Making

No abstract provided.


American Populism During The Ninteenth-Century, Andrew Richter Oct 2019

American Populism During The Ninteenth-Century, Andrew Richter

History in the Making

No abstract provided.


Manzanar: Lasting Remnants And Reflections On An American Injustice, Rocío Gomez Oct 2019

Manzanar: Lasting Remnants And Reflections On An American Injustice, Rocío Gomez

History in the Making

No abstract provided.


An Exclusion And An Agreement: Comparing The Chinese And Japanese Immigrant Experiences, 1870–1942, Eric Lowe Oct 2019

An Exclusion And An Agreement: Comparing The Chinese And Japanese Immigrant Experiences, 1870–1942, Eric Lowe

History in the Making

While the many immigrant stories associated with the American melting pot are set against the backdrop of the east coasts’ Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, it is important to note that immigration to America’s West Coast was arguably more influential in the development of U.S. immigration policy. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Chinese and Japanese fought for the right to become citizens while facing opposition from both the American public and the U.S. legal system. Examining these struggles against the common narrative contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of what it ...


Religion And Culture In Inherit The Wind, Zachary Sheldon Oct 2019

Religion And Culture In Inherit The Wind, Zachary Sheldon

Journal of Religion & Film

Stanley Kramer’s Inherit the Wind (1960) has long been considered a classic for its indictment of McCarthyism as allegorized in a dramatic treatment of the Scopes Monkey Trial. But for all its political messaging, the film is also patently up front in its treatment of religious perspectives on culture. The presence of such material may be read allegorically but may also be read in connection with the period of the film’s production, as a statement piece on religious perspectives of media such as film. This article examines the religious messaging in Inherit the Wind in conjunction with religious ...


The Revolutionary Origins Of The Civil War, Gordon S. Wood Oct 2019

The Revolutionary Origins Of The Civil War, Gordon S. Wood

Northwestern University Law Review

No abstract provided.