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2,000 Trees a Day: Work and Life in the American Naval Stores Industry, 1877 to 1940 

Gyllerstrom, Catherine (2014-12-10)
This project explores the lives of nineteenth and early twentieth century naval stores workers in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. After the Civil War, turpentine operators faced a high demand for their product, limited ...

Academic Business: Professionalization and the University Business Officer 

McWhorter, Lynn Price (2014-12-10)
This dissertation examines the place of the college and university business officer in institutions of higher education across the U.S. South. In 1927, George Howell Mew, newly minted business officer at Emory University, ...

An Actor on a Grand Stage: Adelbert Ames and his Military, Political, and Civil Rights Legacies 

Megelsh, Michael J. (2021-04-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Adelbert Ames, born in Maine in 1835, served as a Union general during the American Civil War—winning the Medal of Honor for his service at the Battle of First Bull Run on July 21, 1861. After the war, he remained in the ...

Advancing Progressive Orthodoxy: William Owen Carver and the Reconciliation of Progress and Southern Baptist Tradition 

Wilson, Mark (2005-12-15)
One of the most important debates among scholars of southern religion concerns the reaction of white southern evangelical Protestantism to the modernizing influences that prevailed outside the region from the end of the ...

Alabama Courts and the Administration of Slavery, 1820-1865 

Farnell, Daniel (2007-08-15)
The examination of contemporary legal materials from the slaveholding states, particularly Alabama, shows considerable official involvement of the legislature and the courts in the management of slavery, going well beyond ...

"Alas for the Church of God": Southern Methodist Leaders and the Quest for Ecclesiological Identity, 1844-1876 

Markum, Corey (2016-08-19)
This dissertation traces the formation, development, and preservation of a distinctive “southern Methodist” identity by southern Wesleyan leaders during the Civil War era, and describes the tensions faced in seeking to ...

American Aerial Perspectives: Observations on the Technological Development of Military Aviation during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 

Marquis, Christopher G. (2020-07-14)  ETD File Embargoed
The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, marked the full integration of airpower into warfare and introduced the latest developments in aviation technology. Whereas the First World War featured dogfights between wooden biplanes, ...

Arbiter of Tradition and Change: The Atlanta Historical Society's Role in an Urban Landscape 

Kipphut, Shannon (2010-04-09)
Traditional writings about historical organizations often treat their operations as independent of the community in which they are located. However, a study of the Atlanta Historical Society (AHS) reveals that, in fact, ...

Asphalt Politics in the Deep South: Race, Housing, and the Interstate Highway System in Atlanta and Birmingham 

Robinson, Maurice (2012-05-21)
This thesis explores how the Interstate Highway System was partially responsible for the transition of the American South from a rural agrarian-based society into a more urban industrialized society. With this cultural ...

At the Intersection of Davis and King: Heritage and Memory in Selma, Alabama 

Garner, Julianne (2020-11-16)  ETD File Embargoed
Selma, Alabama is a small community in the Black Belt with a rich heritage and history that remains deeply divided along racial lines. Selma played an important role in both the American Civil War and the Civil Rights ...

At the Tip of the Pyramid: The Iconography of Early Astronauts and Cosmonauts 

Peterson, Tyler (2012-04-19)
The first American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts became household names in the midst of proving that human beings could live and work beyond planet Earth. How and why did these men (along with one Soviet woman) achieve ...

Atomic Apartheid: United States-South African Nuclear Relations from Truman to Reagan, 1945-1989 

Frazier, Javan (2006-05-15)
This dissertation analyzes nuclear cooperation between the United States and South Africa from the Truman to Reagan administrations. The focus of this work is to examine how and why the United States became involved in ...

The Baptist Frontier: Isaac McCoy, Indian Missions, and the Making of a Denomination 

Williams, Daniel (2017-10-30)
This dissertation explains how the missions to Native American tribes run by Isaac McCoy in the Old Northwest (Indiana and Michigan Territory) shaped the development of the Baptist denomination in the early American republic ...

Baptists in Middle Georgia During the Civil War 

Gourley, Bruce (2008-12-15)
Historians thus far have largely portrayed Baptists in the South as uniformly supportive of the Confederacy and Civil War, other than in regional pockets which exhibited widespread Union sympathy. This study focuses on ...

Benjamin Morgan Palmer: Southern Presbyterian Divine 

Duncan, Christopher (2008-12-15)
The purpose of this dissertation is to provide an updated life-and-times biography of a major religious and political figure in nineteenth-century American history, Benjamin Morgan Palmer (1818-1902). Palmer rubbed elbows ...

‘The Best of Friends and Neighbors’: USIA and American Public Diplomacy Strategy in Cuba, 1953-1962 

Montford, Hector (2016-05-06)
This dissertation examines the United States Information Agency’s (USIA) public diplomacy strategy in Cuba from 1953 to 1962 through both the agency’s United States Information Service (USIS) field office on the island and ...

Between a Nation and a Country: the Creek Nation, the United States, and the Life of James Moore 

Robinson, Matthew (2019-04-18)  ETD File Embargoed
This thesis examines the life of James Moore, an Indian countryman who lived nearly fifty years in the Creek Nation. A study of Moore’s life offers insight into the massive changes that the Creek Nation endured in the first ...

Books in the Public Sphere: New York Libraries and the Culture-Building Enterprise, 1754-1904 

Glynn, Thomas (2005-08-15)
This dissertation examines the role that libraries played in the development of culture during the colonial period and throughout the nineteenth century. Focusing on a group of libraries in New York City, it seeks to ...

‘Bring God to the Negro, Bring the Negro to God’: Thomas Joseph Toolen, Archbishop of Mobile (1927-1969), His Culture, His Religion, and His Mission 

Claridy, Keith (2006-05-15)
Archbishop Thomas Joseph Toolen was the Bishop of Mobile through some rather turbulent times for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mobile. One of the most frequently occurring questions he had to deal with was the question ...

Building a Black Belt Empire: Charles H. Miller in Marengo County, Alabama, 1870-1917 

Jones, Caroline (2016-05-06)
The life of planter, merchant, and politician Charles Houston Miller of Miller, Marengo County, Alabama exemplified the powerful elites who ruled the Black Belt in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through ...