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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Degree Discipline: History
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
The Economic Development of the Texas Panhandle

The Economic Development of the Texas Panhandle

Date: August 1950
Creator: Barton, Jerry T.
Description: "From the time the first settlers arrived in any region to the present time, numerous changes in their economic life occurred. In the thirty-eight counties of the Texas Panhandle and upper plains, these changes have occurred in rapid order; for in only the past seventy-five years (1875-1950), this region has progressed from one of buffalo hunters to businessmen, through intervening stages of cowboys, "nesters," farmers, and "dust eaters." The purpose of this study is to evaluate each step, thereby enabling the reader to gain a general knowledge as to what the economic situation in the panhandle is based upon today. The area to be studied is composed of the seven northern tiers of counties in the Panhandle and upper plains of Texas. These seven tiers contain thirty-eight counties with an approximate are of 23,491,840 acres. The western part of the Panhandle is located on the Great Plains, or High Plains, while about a third of the area is situated in the North Central Plains. " -- leaf 1.
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The Prostitution of Self-Determination by Hitler in Austria

The Prostitution of Self-Determination by Hitler in Austria

Date: January 1955
Creator: Bates, Stephen S.
Description: The right of national independence, which came to be called the principle of self-determination, is, in general terms, the belief that each nation has a right to constitute an independent state and determine its own government. It will be the thesis of this paper to show that the Nazi regime under the rule of Adolph Hitler took this principle as its own insofar as its relations with other nations were concerned, but while they paid lip service to the principle, it was in fact being prostituted to the fullest degree in the case of Austria and the Anschluss of 1938.
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The Portrait of a Boom Town: Burkburnett

The Portrait of a Boom Town: Burkburnett

Date: August 1952
Creator: Benton, Minnie M.
Description: This thesis details the history of Burkburnett, Texas through the early 1800s through the early 1950s.
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The Origin and Development of the Caste System in India

The Origin and Development of the Caste System in India

Date: 1950
Creator: Bivens, Clarence S.
Description: This thesis presents a study of the origin and development of the caste system in India.
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The Democratic-Republicans : A Study in State Rights Ideology

The Democratic-Republicans : A Study in State Rights Ideology

Date: 1957
Creator: Black, Robert Duane
Description: This study as a whole does not pretend to be in any way an introduction of information new or novel, but is intended only as a distillation of facts well known, but largely un-assembled in the specific fashion here attempted. Relative to the Republican campaign against the Alien and Sedition legislation, however, it would appear that perhaps there has been a certain amount of misunderstanding. It is hoped that the treatment herein accorded this matter may in some way contribute to an improved insight.
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Guerilla Warfare in the Borderlands During the Civil War

Guerilla Warfare in the Borderlands During the Civil War

Date: 1956
Creator: Boykin, Robert M.
Description: This thesis is a study of the nature of guerilla activity, guerilla tactics in the lower North, guerillas on the middle southern border (Kentucky and Tennessee), guerilla war in Kansas and Missouri, and the guerilla in the Southwest.
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Canadian-American Relations Since 1867

Canadian-American Relations Since 1867

Date: 1951
Creator: Brewton, Muriel
Description: This study of Canadian-American relations since 1867 covers Canada's rise to world power, annexation movement, boundary and fishery disputes, economic relations, and recent relations.
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A Historiographical Study of Thomas Jefferson

A Historiographical Study of Thomas Jefferson

Date: 1958
Creator: Bridges, David L.
Description: This thesis is a historiographical study of Thomas Jefferson.
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The Controversial Political Life of Aaron Burr from 1783-1804

The Controversial Political Life of Aaron Burr from 1783-1804

Date: 1951
Creator: Burr, Lottie
Description: This thesis presents a short biography of Aaron Burr followed by a look at his controversial political life from 1783-1804.
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Early Development of Robertson County

Early Development of Robertson County

Date: January 1954
Creator: Carson, Ivory Freeman
Description: This thesis includes information on the topography, historical background, military contribution after statehood, social history, economic development, government organization, and early towns and settlements of Roberson County.
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Railroads of the South Before 1860

Railroads of the South Before 1860

Date: June 1950
Creator: Carter, James D.
Description: The purpose of this paper is to give a historical account of the railroad systems in the southern states prior to 1860.
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The Southern Unity Movement

The Southern Unity Movement

Date: 1956
Creator: Chappell, Ben A.
Description: This thesis describes the history of the Southern unity movement beginning in the mid nineteenth century, with a focus on the legal and political conflicts that surrounded it.
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The History of the Gainesville XLI Club and Its Relation to the General Women's Club Movement

The History of the Gainesville XLI Club and Its Relation to the General Women's Club Movement

Date: February 1951
Creator: Culp, Bengta A.
Description: "The organized woman's club movement spread into the State of Texas. Beginning as associations for self-culture and intellectual development, the clubs were soon laying the foundation for better conditions of living in their communities. Since Texas was largely in the pioneer stage of development with widely separated communities, the women's clubs in small centers became the nucleii for civic improvements. One of these small centers was the town of Gainesville, Texas, with a population of about 6,000 in the year 1893. That year the first women's club in the town was organized and named the Gainesville XLI Club. This club helped form the State Council of Women of Texas, formerly called the Women's Congress, in 1894, which was three years before the formation of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs."-- pg. 9-10 "It will, perhaps, be seen from the above survey that no transformation in modern society has been more striking or more fraught with significance than the change in the political, legal, economic, moral, and social status of women. Women's clubs were organized for discussion and study, with interests that varied according to location, surroundings, opportunities, and aspirations. The history of a pioneer club portrays the stages of development ...
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Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Governors

Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Governors

Date: June 1959
Creator: Daniel, Arthur Gordon
Description: One facet of the problem of state rights within the Confederacy is revealed through a study of the relations between President Davis and the war governors. As a means of investigating those relationships this study considers their attempts to solve several major problems. This work seeks to discover the degree of co-operation which existed between the President and governors and to establish what effect this co-operation or lack of it had on the failure of the states to support many important central government policies. It also seeks to determine what influence those relationships had on the outcome of the war.
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The Development of the Textile Industry in Texas

The Development of the Textile Industry in Texas

Date: June 1950
Creator: Droze, Wilmon H.
Description: "At the present time the textile industry in Texas is seeking to normalize itself after running at a peak production for the last ten years. It is one of the most competitive of our industries. The mills in Texas have always had to compete with the large mills located in the Eastern states, which have many advantages over the Texas mills. ... It has been only recently since the manufacture of synthetic fibers began in Texas, and it has not yet been fully completed. At the present time only the ingredients for synthetic fibers are produced in Texas. ... Cotton and wool manufacturing may develop gradually, but in the field of synthetics appears the greatest opportunity for a future textile industry in Texas."
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Archer County Through Ninety-Eight Years

Archer County Through Ninety-Eight Years

Date: January 1957
Creator: Gage, Leta Byrne
Description: The purpose of this study was to catch and record some of the early-day happenings, county history, and recent changes for the boys and girls of the area.
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The Davis-Johnston Controversy

The Davis-Johnston Controversy

Date: August 1954
Creator: Gallaway, B. P.
Description: Looming large in the manifold problems of the Davis government after the clash of arms at Sumter was the creation of an army to defend the South. Involved in this problem was the extremely important task of expanding forces. No dearth of excellent officer material existed for some of the most able West Point graduates in the Union army had resigned and were eager to serve their section. The major problem was the question of relative rank to be assigned in the new chain of command.
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The Early Development of Cleburne

The Early Development of Cleburne

Date: August 1950
Creator: Gay, G. H.
Description: This theses traces the history of Cleburne in Johnson County, Texas through its founding during reconstruction through the early 1900s.
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The Fashoda Crisis: a Study in European Imperialism and Diplomacy

The Fashoda Crisis: a Study in European Imperialism and Diplomacy

Date: 1951
Creator: Goode, James H., Jr.
Description: In this thesis the author attempts to answer the questions: What was there in the Egyptian Sudan that rival colonial powers wanted, and why would they consider war as a means of getting it? Under what circumstances did Britain go into Egypt and lay a claim to the Egyptian Sudan? How did France expect to gain and hold territory in the Egyptian Sudan with a mere handful of men under Jean Baptiste Marchand in competition with the much greater force of the British leader, Sir Herbert Kitchener? What happened when these forces met at a Shilook village on the Nile, and what was the reaction in Europe? To what extent was the Fashoda Crisis and its settlement responsible for a treaty of friendship between the two rival powers that was to place them side by side in World War I?
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Confederate Government and Mexico: Diplomatic Relations 1861-1865

Confederate Government and Mexico: Diplomatic Relations 1861-1865

Date: 1956
Creator: Hammond, Barbara F.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is not only to trace the diplomatic activities of the Confederate government with its neighbor, Mexico, during the period 1861 to 1865, but to evaluate these diplomatic efforts as to their practical consequences on behalf of the Confederate cause.
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The Historical and Technical Development of the United States and Confederate States Navies during the Civil War

The Historical and Technical Development of the United States and Confederate States Navies during the Civil War

Date: 1951
Creator: Hanscom, John Francis
Description: This study will cover the period between 1861 and 1865. It will cover within that period of time, the technical and historical advance of the navy through the Civil War. The technical approach will cover the advancements in design, engineering, and armament from the beginning of hostilities to its end, and contrast those advancements with those of the period immediately preceding them and immediately after it, while the historical approach will cover the main engagements of the war and the results of the technical advances. The study will also cover the advancement and growth of the Confederate States Navy, and the effect which the marine designs of that navy had on the designs of the rival United States Navy.
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Unionism in Texas: 1860-1867

Unionism in Texas: 1860-1867

Date: January 1954
Creator: Haynes, Billy Dwayne
Description: This thesis studies the issue of unionism in Texas during the era of the Civil War.
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The Anglo-French Military and Naval Conversations, 1906-1912: a Study in Pre-War Diplomacy

The Anglo-French Military and Naval Conversations, 1906-1912: a Study in Pre-War Diplomacy

Date: June 1952
Creator: Healey, Gordon Daniel, 1909-
Description: The French nation has been prolific of consummate diplomatists all through history, but her annals record no more brilliant achievement than that of Theophile Delcassé and Paul Cambon when they brought Great Britain into a French alliance. Even those who disapprove the consequences of their act must admit the skill and the pertinacity with which the two statesmen pursued their purpose. Their difficulties were stupendous; British governments had for years stood aloof from Continental agreements, but precedent was forced to give way before the perspicacity and perseverance of these two French statesmen. Delcassé had contributed the Entente Cordiale to the French cause in 1904. This understanding pledged British diplomatic support to France in her imperialistic venture in Morocco-nothing more; but it also provided a foundation upon which Cambon could exercise his talents in leading Great Britain into a trap. The result of these activities was the equivalent of an Anglo-French alliance. The French, to accomplish their purpose, led the British into a series of military and naval conversations as a means of working out plans of joint operations whereby the latter could assist the former in case of a Franco-German war. The conversations had their official beginning in 1906 and ...
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The History of Cameron County, Texas

The History of Cameron County, Texas

Date: August 1950
Creator: Hildebrand, Walter W.
Description: The history of Cameron County from 1519, when Pineda unquestionably traversed the area near the present city of Port Isabel, to 1950 gives this sector a unique position among the 254 counties of Texas when a study is made of the historical background of the state.
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