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To Keep Those Red Lights Burning: Dallas' Response To Prostitution, 1874 to 1913
This thesis examines the responses of city leaders, purity reformers, and citizens to prostitution within two red-light districts in Dallas between the years 1874 and 1913. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth ...
The Chinese Labor Corps In The First World War: Forgotten Allies And Political Pawns
By the beginning of the twentieth century, China was considered the "Sick Man of Asia." Almost eighty percent of its territory and infrastructure were controlled by European powers and Japan. Although many anticipated ...
Place-names, Conquest, And Empire: Spanish And Amerindian Conceptions Of Place In The New World
This research corrects the one-sided historiography of toponyms in the New World, which focus only on the European imposition of place-names, viewed by many postmodernist scholars as a way to oppress and suppress the native ...
Performing Masculinity And Reconciling Class In The American West: British Gentlemen Hunters And Their Travel Accounts, 1865-1914
This dissertation investigates accounts by British gentlemen of the upper-middle and upper class, whose hunting narratives in the Western United States in the second half of the nineteenth century reveal their sentiments ...
"Independence, Liberty, And Justice": The Birth, Life, And Death Of Haden Edwards' Fredonian Rebellion
To populate Texas, the government of Mexico encouraged foreign empresarios like Stephen F. Austin to bring families and settle. One of those men, Haden Edwards, hoped to turn a profit with his grant in the area around ...
The Trick Of The Tale: Deconstructing Johann Weyer's De Praestigiis Daemonum
This thesis is an intellectual history of early modern European beliefs in witchcraft. Most research and scholarship on this period has focused on understanding the “witch hunts” and the collective phenomenon known as ...
True Barbarians?: The Role Of Visigothic Iberia In Medieval Persecutory Discourse
During the last twenty-five years, there has been wide-spread debate about the extent of the notion of persecution in medieval Europe. Those who believe that persecution existed deliberate to what extent, as well as when ...
Ronsons, Zippos, Brew-ups, And Tommycookers: The M4 Sherman Tank And American Armored Development During World War II
In January 1945 the M4 Sherman tank became embroiled in bitter controversy for its inability to match-up with certain tanks of the German Army. Citing many deficiencies of the Sherman, angry American tankers vented their ...
Saviors In The South: Restoring Humanity To Irish Famine Immigrants in New Orleans, 1847-1880
My thesis begins in during the Irish Famine in 1847, and follows Irish emigrants across the Atlantic Ocean to New Orleans where they faced disease, poverty, and prejudice. During the Irish famine, epidemics struck across ...