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Race, conservative politics, and U.S. foreign policy in the postcolonial world, 1948--1968
This dissertation analyzes the rise of conservatism in American politics from 1948 to 1968, paying special attention to the impact of the civil rights movement and race on postwar political realignments. Unlike previous ...
One nation, one world: American clubwomen and the politics of internationalism, 1945--1961
Between 1945 and 1961, U.S. clubwomen launched a series of civic campaigns to educate Americans about the United Nations. Drawing on their older traditions of domesticating politics, conservative and liberal clubwomen from ...
Cosmopolitan Southerner: The life and world of William Alexander Percy
The Mississippi planter and poet William Alexander Percy (1885-1942) is best remembered for his autobiography, Lanterns on the Levee: Recollections of a Planter's Son (1941), which was a bestseller and remains a seminal ...
A question of honor: State character and the Lower South's defense of the African slave trade in Congress, 1789--1807
The vehement defense of the African slave trade by Georgia and South Carolina in United States Congress during the trade's constitutionally protected period cannot be fully explained by a Lower South planter concern for ...
Contentious liberties: Gendered power and religious freedom in the nineteenth-century American mission to Jamaica
In 1839, the year after slavery's end in the British West Indies, a group of young abolitionist graduates of Ohio's Oberlin College established a Protestant mission in Jamaica. Joining the already numerous British missionaries ...
When marriages fail: Divorce in nineteenth-century Texas
Divorce in nineteenth-century Texas was rooted in social customs as much as law, with class, gender, and race serving as strong influences on marital experiences and decisions to divorce. Legal divorce took place primarily ...