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Freedmantown: The evolution of a black neighborhood in Houston, 1865-1880
This thesis attempts to provide a better understanding of the urban black experience in the first decade and a half following the war by focusing on the development of a single black neighborhood called Freedmantown in ...
Persistence and irony in the incarceration of women in the Texas Penitentiary, 1907-1910
Between 1907 and 1910, Progressive reformers' attacks on the convict lease system of the Texas Penitentiary brought sexual misconduct of guards with female prisoners into public view and prompted officials to transfer women ...
The Jaybird-Woodpecker War: Reconstruction and redemption in Fort Bend County, Texas, 1869-1889
Beginning with the emergence of Fort Bend County, Texas, as an antebellum plantation society, this thesis examines the effects of emancipation and reconstruction within this community. The Jaybird-Woodpecker War, which ...
Black and white perceptions of interracial sex: The paradox of passion
In this work, I make three very important assertions. First, whites were fanatical about keeping black men and white women sexually separated. In the white mind, no contamination of the Caucasian race could result unless ...
Flaws in the jewel? The Grenada Revolution, 1979-1983
Through examining the political, economic, and social developments of the Grenada Revolution, it is possible to view the revolutionary period as part of a continuum of Grenada's history. In most areas the Peoples' Revolutionary ...
On the basis of merit alone: Integration, tuition, Rice University, and the charter change trial, 1963-1966
This thesis is a study of Rice University's struggle to integrate and charge tuition to its students. In 1891 William Marsh Rice established the charter that founded Rice University. As the school developed, however, the ...