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  1. Enlightened Pursuits: Science and Civic Culture in Anglo-America, 1730-1760

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    Description: This study explores how the world of popular science helped forge a new civic culture during the tumultuous decades of the mid-eighteenth century. I trace the activities of a wide cast of characters in both England and America, revealing the contours of a tightly knit community of scientists, merchants, doctors,...
    Keyword: British imperialism, popular science, improvement, and social networks
    Subject: History
    Creator: Michael Benjamin Guenther
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/20/2018
    Date Modified: 09/20/2018
    Date Created: 2008-12-05
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  2. Forest Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial Kenya, 1940-1990s

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    Description: Forest Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial Kenya, 1940-1990s Alphonse Omondi Otieno In the period 1940-1990s, the Kenyan forestry policy evolved from an emphasis on preservation to a combination of programs which embodied both rural Africans' interests and practices and state interests in environmental issues. Using four cases from the western...
    Keyword: Negotiations, Forestr, Intersections, yPreservation, History, Contests, and African
    Subject: History
    Creator: Alphonse Omondi Otieno
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-31
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  3. The Roman Inquisition and the Crypto-Jews of Spanish Naples, 1569-1582

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    Description: Between 1569 and 1582, the inquisitorial court of the Cardinal Archbishop of Naples undertook a series of trials against a powerful and wealthy group of Spanish immigrants in Naples for judaizing, the practice of Jewish rituals. The immense scale of this campaign and the many complications that resulted render it...
    Keyword: Naples, Inquisition, Italy, New Christians, and Catholic Church
    Subject: History
    Creator: Peter Akawie Mazur
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/10/2018
    Date Modified: 09/10/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-06
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  4. Black Yanks in America's Pacific: Race and the Making of a Military Empire, 1945-1953

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    Description: This dissertation examines the participation of tens of thousands of African-American servicemen in the occupation of Japan and the Korean war. It poses three questions: how were black servicemen incorporated into a postwar military empire; how did they help shape their nation's expanding Asian protectorate; and how did they understand...
    Keyword: United States and History
    Subject: History
    Creator: Michael Cullen Green
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/07/2018
    Date Modified: 09/07/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-09
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  5. Closer than Your Jugular Vein: Muslim Intellectuals in a Malian Village, 1900 to the 1960s

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    Description: In Muslim West Africa, food-producing villages also produced literate scholars. This study examines how such unlikely intellectuals acquired and gave meaning to Islamic knowledge through one village's experience from 1900 to the 1960s. Unlike the colonial sources underlying conventional approaches to West African Islam, libraries and oral sources from Ruumde...
    Keyword: Literacy, Islam, and Mali
    Subject: History
    Creator: Jeremy Brandt
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/07/2018
    Date Modified: 09/07/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-09
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  6. Costumed Words: Humanists, Diplomacy, and the Cultural Gift in Fifteenth-Century Florence

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    Description: This project argues that displays of humanist learning in diplomacy served to demonstrate the extraordinary good will of the Florentine regime towards a host ruler. I call this act of surpassing previous oratorical gestures a "cultural gift". Although the singular goal of humanism in diplomacy remained offering cultural gifts in...
    Keyword: Oratory, Renaissance, Humanism, Florence, Gift, and Diplomacy
    Subject: History
    Creator: Brian Maxson
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/06/2018
    Date Modified: 09/06/2018
    Date Created: 2008-04-24
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  7. 'A Pure Fellowship': The Danger and Necessity of Purity in White and African-American Mennonite Racial Exchange, 1935-1971

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    Description: "How did the Civil Rights Movement bring about change?" In answer to that question, this dissertation argues that the splintering of purity rhetoric within the intimate environments of home and sanctuary both inhibited and empowered white and African-American religious practitioners to seek social change. To make this argument, this project...
    Keyword: Civil Rights Movement, Purity, Race, African-Americans, Mennonites, and Racism
    Subject: History
    Creator: Tobin Miller Shearer
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/06/2018
    Date Modified: 09/06/2018
    Date Created: 2008-03-07
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  8. Of Medicine and Statecraft: Smallpox and Early Colonial Vaccination in French West Africa (Senegal-Guinea)

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    Description: The last two decades in nineteenth-century West Africa witnessed a two-fold movement, namely the territorial expansion of French colonial empire and the first attempts to extend biomedicine through mass vaccination to control smallpox epidemics. This study provides both a deep history and conceptual framework to analyze the relationship between the...
    Keyword: French West Africa, Colonial Medicine, Vaccination, Senegal, Guinea, and Smallpox
    Subject: History
    Creator: Christopher Ellis Hayden
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 08/31/2018
    Date Modified: 08/31/2018
    Date Created: 2008-01-28
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  9. Breathing the Freedom's Air": The African American Struggle for Equal Citizenship in Iowa, 1830-1900

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    Description: This dissertation explores a seventy-year period of community growth and activism among African Americans in nineteenth-century Iowa, showing how citizenship was defined, contested, expanded and confined. Antebellum black migrants lived on the margins of a hostile society and struggled for equal citizenship using their labor, their community institutions, the legal...
    Keyword: African-American, Black, Iowa, Midwest, and History
    Subject: History
    Creator: David Brodnax
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 08/31/2018
    Date Modified: 08/31/2018
    Date Created: 2007-12-14
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  10. Myth and the Modern Problem: Mythic Thinking in Twentieth-Century Britain

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    Description: This dissertation, "Myth and the Modern Problem: Mythic Thinking in Twentieth-Century Britain," argues that a widespread phenomenon best described as "mythic thinking" emerged in the early twentieth century as way for a variety of thinkers and key cultural groups to frame and articulate their anxieties about, and their responses to,...
    Keyword: Britain, intellectuals, modernity, twentieth century, and myth
    Subject: History
    Creator: Matthew Kane Sterenberg
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 08/30/2018
    Date Modified: 08/30/2018
    Date Created: 2007-12-10
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation