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Constructing French Alsace: A state, region, and nation in Europe, 1918--1925
The French government portrayed its 1918 annexation of Alsace as a liberation of the region from German tyranny and the fulfillment of France's national destiny. In subsequent purges, French officials deported Germans from ...
Catholics in Beulahland: The Church's encounter with anti-Catholicism, nativism, and anti-abolitionism in the Carolinas and Georgia, 1820--1845
In July 1835, a northern anti-slavery society sent bundles of abolitionist literature through the United States postal service to the South. Arriving at South Carolina's port city, the mailing became the focus of white ...
Regionalism, race, and the meaning of the Southern past: Professional history in the American South, 1896--1961
This dissertation is a study of organized, professional history in the American South centered on two formal associations: the Southern History Association (1896--1907) and the Southern Historical Association (1934--present), ...
"There can be no education without religion": Tennessee evangelicals and education, 1875--1925
As host to the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, Tennessee has an obvious history of conflict over religion and education. By examining white Tennessee Baptists and Methodists in the half-century leading up to the ...
Communities of kinship: Antebellum families on the cotton frontier
The evidentiary base for this study is the compilation of almost 7,000 individuals connected by kinship to George Keesee, who immigrated to Virginia about 1700. The major focus is Thomas Keesee Sr. (the great grandson of ...
A search for unity in diversity: The "permanent Hegelian deposit" in the philosophy of John Dewey
This study demonstrates that Dewey did not reject Hegelianism during the 1890s, as scholars maintain, but developed a humanistic/historicist reading that was indebted to an American Hegelian tradition. Scholars have ...