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"Instruments of national purpose". World War II and Southern higher education: Four Texas universities as a case study
This dissertation considers the significance of the relationship between the federal government and U.S. higher education during World War II and the immediate postwar years, using four Texas universities (the University ...
The "Negro question": Philanthropy, education, and citizenship in the Gilded-Age South
This dissertation is a cultural and intellectual history of black education, nationalism, and empire. I argue that educational philanthropy played an indispensable role in the construction of Anglo-Christian nationalism ...
Improving mankind: Philanthropic foundations and the development of American university research between the world wars
This dissertation examines efforts by the largest American philanthropic foundations, particularly those established by Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, to improve mankind by funding research in the fields of human ...
"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 ...
"At a most uncomfortable speed": The desegregation of the South's private universities, 1945--1964
This dissertation traces the debate about desegregation on the campuses of five elite private universities in the South from the end of World War II to the early 1960s. The presidents of Duke, Emory, Rice, Tulane, and ...