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A Study Of The Cuban Community In Richmond, Mary E. Tyler Aug 1966

A Study Of The Cuban Community In Richmond, Mary E. Tyler

Master's Theses

For Cubans there has been a long, historic exile path to the United States. The Spanish historian Justo Zaragoza noted that 100,000 persons fled the island in 1869,2 following the start of the Ten Years' War agitating for independence from Spain. Again in 1895 when the War for Independence broke out, Cuban colonies were founded in Southern Florida, Tampa, and other U.S. cities.

Political activity was very much a part of the exile groups from the time that the great Cuban hero, Jose Marti plotted his revolution in a house in Tampa.3 Revolutionary activity was carried ...


The Voting Rights Act Of 1965 : A Summary Of Its Legislative History, James Bryan Spell Jr. Aug 1966

The Voting Rights Act Of 1965 : A Summary Of Its Legislative History, James Bryan Spell Jr.

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to, summarize in narrative form the legislative history of the Voting Rights .Act of 1965.~ Its history can be divided into four phases: (1) the presidential address, (2) the legislative history of H. R. 6400 in the United States House of Representatives, (3) the legislative history of S. 1564 in the United Stat es Senate, and ( 4) the signing of the 11.ct by the President of the United States. Of course, this writer readily acknowledges the fact thlt this thesis represents only a summary of the Act's legislative history and by no ...


The Politics Of Urban Renewal In Outstate Michigan, Lewis E. Soli Aug 1966

The Politics Of Urban Renewal In Outstate Michigan, Lewis E. Soli

Master's Theses

The Challenge of the 60's

The city of the 1960's us awakening to its present condition and is attempting to take positive steps towards the alleviation or the solution of a multitude of problems. Typical of the problems is the erosion of the local tax base, a loss of population, an increase in crime and delinquency, and persistent demands by fringe area residents for extensions of municipal services. A problem that affects cities of all sizes is that of blight, deterioration, and decay. One method of dealing with this problem is through local participation in the Federally-sponsored urban ...


An Analysis Of "The Third House" In The General Assembly Of Virginia, John Rowland Davis Jul 1966

An Analysis Of "The Third House" In The General Assembly Of Virginia, John Rowland Davis

Master's Theses

The problem as presented in this research will be (1) to present a profile study of the lobbyists in the State of Virginia; (2) to point out the techniques used by lobbyists as well as the cost of lobbying in Virginia; and (3) to point out existing as well as previous legislation dealing with lobbying and to show its effectiveness.

Th purpose of this thesis is not to synthesize all the available literature concerning pressure groups, but, instead, the objective will be to present an accurate and objective study of lobbying in the State of Virginia using those sources that ...


The Redevelopment Of Russell County, Virginia : A Survey Of The Causes Of Poverty In An Appalachian County And Efforts To Correct Them, Daniel Alvin Dye Jul 1966

The Redevelopment Of Russell County, Virginia : A Survey Of The Causes Of Poverty In An Appalachian County And Efforts To Correct Them, Daniel Alvin Dye

Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to describe the economic, social, and political conditions in Russell County that have caused it to be classified as a depressed area by the De­ partments of Commerce and Labor. The years 1950 to 1966 were selected by this writer because it seems that the poverty of the people of the county began emerging immedi­ ately after the Second World War and has become more pro­ nounced since that time. For historical and comparative purposes, certain aspects of the county's development from 1900 to 1950 have been included; however, they have been held ...


Rural Conservatism And Japan's Liberal Democrats, Richard Bird Jan 1966

Rural Conservatism And Japan's Liberal Democrats, Richard Bird

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Virginia Executive Budget, Charles William Wyatt Iii Jan 1966

The Virginia Executive Budget, Charles William Wyatt Iii

Master's Theses

Virginia, like the other states in our union, was without any set form of budget during its first century of existence. This was partly because there was no definite need for any governmental reform in this area until the twentieth century brought about an expansion of the powers and responsibilities of governments. The states relied on the general property tax for the bulk of their revenue and its return was relatively certain and constant. It enabled a legislature to accurately judge its yield and match this yield to what was needed by an easy adaptation of the rate of taxation ...


An Examination Of The Concepts And Critics Of The Theories Of Mass Society, Jeffrey Stephen Margolis Jan 1966

An Examination Of The Concepts And Critics Of The Theories Of Mass Society, Jeffrey Stephen Margolis

Master's Theses

Introduction

The quotations above are representative of the three prominent problems entertained by the theories of mass society; that is, freedom in the polity, freedom in the community, and inner directiveness, or freedom with one's own self. This series of problems involves the totality of existence.

Traditional philosophic speculation, the realm of the totality, demands an examination of man's concept of what he is, and what he is not, of what he sees, and that which he does not see. For the prescription "Know thyself" is not only a panegyric for introspective soul seeking; rather, it is an ...