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Building Nonalignment: Technological Interchange and India’s Third Five-Year Plan (1961-1966) 

Logan, William (2016-07-27)
The role of ideology in the modernization of India has been closely studied. Less well understood is the role that technological knowledge and artifacts played. This dissertation studies the role of technology in the Indian ...

The Captain America Conundrum: Issues of Patriotism, Race, and Gender in Captain America Comic Books, 1941-2001 

Hall, Richard (2011-08-04)
“The Captain America Conundrum: Issues of Patriotism, Race, and Gender in Captain America Comic Books, 1941-2001” represents a comprehensive examination of Captain America comic books as a primary source for the study ...

The Cause Archived: Thomas Owen, the Alabama Archives, and the Shaping of Civil War History and Memory 

Cone, Daniel (2020-07-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Thomas M. Owen's foundation and directorship of the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), lasting from 1901 until 1920, overlapped with and reinforced the development of a southern, scholarly defense of the ...

Charles I and His Public: Religious Ideology, Political Discourse, and Ceremony, 1625-1633 

Faucett, Joseph (2010-07-21)
This thesis looks at public debate and ceremony in the early reign of Charles I from 1625 to 1633. It analyzes the various uses of the language of “public” and “private” in the publically aired religious and political ...

Cherokees, Creeks, and Charlestonians: The Colonial World of James Grant, 1757-1771 

McGaughy, Joseph T (2020-04-15)  ETD File Embargoed
The following study provides a revisionist interpretation of the career of James Grant, an officer in the British army during the French and Indian War (1754-1763), and subsequently governor of the new colony of East Florida ...

Civil War and Reconstruction Era Cass/Bartow County, Georgia 

Hebert, Keith (2007-05-15)
A "white men’s democracy" profoundly shaped aspects of pre-industrial Cass/Bartow County, Georgia’s social, economic, and political landscape. Following the removal of the Cherokee from northwest Georgia, white settlers ...

Civil Wars and Civil Beings: Violence, Religion, Race, Politics, Education, Culture, and Agrarianism in Perry County, Alabama, 1860-1875 

English, Bertis (2006-12-15)
The years 1860 to 1875 were of immense importance to Alabama history. Following a controversial secession debate, its residents faced a life-changing war. In the aftermath of war, Alabamians wrestled with the changes ...

Collecting the Scattered and Forgotten: Printers, Collectors, and Early Archival Societies 

Brown, Robin (2013-08-07)
The formation of archives in America, according to most archival literature, began in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This view, however, fails to consider the pivotal roles played by individuals before ...

Columbus, Georgia: Examining the Public History Landscape of a Southern City 

Rodriguez, Catherine (2013-05-09)
Across the globe, individuals and groups compete to control memories of the past in order to present a favorable view of local history. This can result in the omission of other group narratives, controversial issues ...

Common Cause: B. C. Goodpasture, the Gospel Advocate, and Churches of Christ in the Twentieth Century 

Hardin, John (2009-04-29)
From 1939 to 1977, Benton Cordell Goodpasture (1895-1977) edited the Gospel Advocate. Founded in 1855 and published weekly in Nashville, the paper was a crucial center of influence for Churches of Christ, a loose-knit group ...

“Companions of My Tribulation”: Transatlantic Female Preaching Networks in the Early Nineteenth Century 

Greer, Caroline (2020-05-11)  ETD File Embargoed
As part of the pulpit in the early republic, female preachers created their own identities separate from the domestic sphere by forging successful careers as religious authorities speaking in public. Bolstered by a growing ...

A Cross Section of America’s World War II Prison Camps: The Lives of Axis Prisoners of War in Alabama, Their Memory, and Their Place on the Historical Landscape 

Owings, David (2011-08-04)
The experience of nearly half a million Axis prisoners of war held by the United States on American soil, their impact on this nation, and their legacy has been largely forgotten and neglected. The state of Alabama held a ...

David Schenck and the Contours of a Confederate Identity 

Steward, Rodney (2007-08-15)
The purpose of this dissertation is twofold. First, it serves to shed light on the life of North Carolinian David Schenck (1835-1902), whose extensive diaries have been a wellspring of information for historians for ...

Denomination and Dissent: Benjamin Franklin Haynes and the Travails of Methodist Identity, 1885-1925 

Wood, Andrew (2016-08-05)
This dissertation explores the themes of denomination and dissent in two related denominations, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MECS), and the Church of the Nazarene, using the life of Benjamin Franklin Haynes. A ...

The Discomforts of Empire: Emily Eden's Life in India, 1836-1842 

Christiansen, Amy (2012-07-27)
This thesis discusses the physical and psychological discomforts of Emily Eden, an English aristocrat, during her life in India from 1836 to 1842. I argue that the comforts Eden identified during her early life in England ...

Echoes That Never Were: American Mobile Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, 1956 - 1983 

Pomeroy, Steven (2006-08-15)
Using a contextual, inside-outsider perspective, this dissertation addresses a gap in the history of American military space technology. Shortly after the inception of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program, ...

The 'Fabulous' Fox Theatre and Atlanta, 1929-1975 

Zarafonetis, Michael (2010-05-05)
The Fox Theatre, currently one of Atlanta’s most prestigious performance venues and architectural icons, has stood at the corner of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue since its construction in 1929. Its fantastical ...

Factory Children: Child Industrial Labor in Imperial Russia, 1780-1914 

Gorshkov, Boris (2006-12-15)
Children comprised an extremely significant segment of the industrial labor force in Russia in Imperial Russia. In the mid-nineteenth century the average number of children aged sixteen and under employed in industry ...

“The Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man”: The Social Gospel Interracialism of the Southern Sociological Congress 

Boshears, James Joseph, Jr. (2012-05-08)
Scholars have long debated the nature and extent of the social gospel movement’s influence on southern religion. The Southern Sociological Congress’ (SSC) rhetoric and actions demonstrated the blending of southern pietistic ...

"Fiery Trials:" Women and the Civil War in East Tennessee, 1850-1865 

Bocian, Meredith (2020-11-17)  ETD File Embargoed
This dissertation examines East Tennessee’s white women and their role within the Civil War. Women, often portrayed as passive victims to the violent climate, remain minor characters in Appalachian and more specifically ...