Freedmen’s Bureau Agents and Black Civilian Informants in Texas, 1866-1868
Submission to the Friends of Fondren Library Graduate Research Awards, 2017. This paper was originally prepared for Course HIST 583 (Spring 2016): Southern History Research Seminar, given by Professor Randal Hall, Department of History.
The purpose of the paper is to examine the Obama Doctrine and establish a clearer definition of what it is by contextualizing it through the lens of other presidential doctrines, the schools of realism and idealism. In addition, it seeks to establish specific tenets of the Obama Doctrine, as well as identify the contradictions present within the Obama Doctrine. I will then examine Obama’s arc of disenchantment with the Arab Spring, explaining how his arc of disenchantment affected the way he made policy regarding the Middle East.