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 Degree Discipline: History
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
William Livingston: Revolutionary War Governor of New Jersey

William Livingston: Revolutionary War Governor of New Jersey

Date: December 1970
Creator: Lusher, Jerry Ronald
Description: This investigation is concerned with the importance of the role that William Livingston played in the struggle for American independence. Two methods were used to present this role. First, a narrative account describes his work as governor of the state of New Jersey. Second, subjective opinions of his contemporaries and others evaluate the effectiveness of his work.
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The South and the Mexican War

The South and the Mexican War

Date: December 1970
Creator: Lowe, Billie Lynne Owens
Description: This thesis examines newspapers and correspondence of public men in the era of the Mexican war to provide some answers to pertinent questions regarding the South's role in the Mexican War. It attempts to reveal to some degree whether Southerners uniformly supported the war, whether their support arose from an expansionist sentiment or a desire to extend the area of slavery, whether any strong opposition to the war existed in the South, and why they supported or opposed it.
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Goethe and the Classical Ideal

Goethe and the Classical Ideal

Date: May 1973
Creator: Eakin, Charles
Description: This thesis was written to examine Goethe's efforts to emulate the Greeks and write in their spirit. Works most helpful in the study were Humphry Trevelyan's Goethe and the Greeks, Kenry Hatfield's Aesthetic Paganism in German Literature, Eliza Butler's The Tyranny of Greece over Germany, and the works of Goethe which show his relationship with the Greeks.
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The Slave Trade Question in Anglo-American Relations, 1840-1862

The Slave Trade Question in Anglo-American Relations, 1840-1862

Date: May 1971
Creator: Stanglin, Gerald Minor
Description: This thesis has three main objectives in examining the Slave Trade Question, an aspect of British-American diplomacy from 1840-1862: (1)to give a balanced treatment to both issues,(2) show their relationship to other foreign and domestic problems of the early Victorian Era, and (3) to present new material and views.
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John Sevier--A Re-evaluation

John Sevier--A Re-evaluation

Date: May 1971
Creator: Peters, Robert C.
Description: The purpose of this study will be to examine, once again, and chapter by chapter, those chief areas of controversy in Sevier's life, and in the process to arrive at some conclusions as to where the criticism is justified and, just as importantly, where the critics may have overstepped their bounds. For the sake of completeness and historical perspective, this re-examination will also include brief chapters on Sevier's ancestry and early life and his last years in the United States House of Representatives.
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British Reactions to the Sepoy Mutiny, 1857-1858

British Reactions to the Sepoy Mutiny, 1857-1858

Date: August 1970
Creator: Shafeeq, Samuel
Description: English and Indian historians have devoted considerable research and analysis to the genesis of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 but have ignored contemporary British reaction to it, a neglect which this study attempts to satisfy.
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Thomas Burke : Southern Patriot in the American Revolution

Thomas Burke : Southern Patriot in the American Revolution

Date: January 1971
Creator: Salter, Bette Jo
Description: This thesis is an attempt to determine the extent of Burke's influence at the state and national level, and the effect of one man's personality on the revolutionary period in America.
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Mobil Oil Corporation : Evolution of Its Corporate Identity

Mobil Oil Corporation : Evolution of Its Corporate Identity

Date: August 1970
Creator: Robnett, Fenton Wayne
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to explain this evolution of Mobil's corporate identity, and to determine the effect of the 1911 dissolution decree on it.
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Slavery, Fear, and Disunion in the Lone Star State: Texans' Attitudes toward Secession and the Union, 1846-1861

Slavery, Fear, and Disunion in the Lone Star State: Texans' Attitudes toward Secession and the Union, 1846-1861

Date: August 1972
Creator: Ledbetter, Billy D.
Description: This work is a study of white Texans' attitudes toward their role in the federal Union and their right to secede from it during the antebellum period. The central question of the study is why did people so strongly Unionist in 1846 became so strongly secessionist by 1861. In tracing this significant shift in Texans' sentiment, the author especially emphasizes the racial attitudes of white Texans, their emotional defense of the institution of slavery, and their strong conviction that the Negroes, if emancipated, would destroy white society. Of special importance to this study is the relationship of Texans' racial attitudes to their attitudes toward the Union.
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The Rise and Fall of the Texas Radicals, 1867-1883

The Rise and Fall of the Texas Radicals, 1867-1883

Date: May 1972
Creator: Baggett, James Alex
Description: The purpose of this monograph is to study the early Texas Republican party within the framework of well-known political party functions, i.e., to provide political leadership, recruit governmental personnel, generate public policy, and propagate ideology.
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The Fashoda Crisis: A Survey of Anglo-French Imperial Policy on the Upper Nile Question, 1882-1899

The Fashoda Crisis: A Survey of Anglo-French Imperial Policy on the Upper Nile Question, 1882-1899

Date: December 1971
Creator: Goode, James Hubbard, 1924-
Description: The present study is a survey of Anglo-French imperial, policies on the Upper Nile question and the Fashoda Crisis which resulted, and it is an attempt to place this conflict within the framework of the "new imperialism" after 1870.
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Locofocos, Van Buren Democrats and Progress

Locofocos, Van Buren Democrats and Progress

Date: August 1970
Creator: Levisay, David Allen
Description: An investigation of the origins and history of the Locofoco party, with particular emphasis upon the divergent theories which made up its heterogeneous ideology, is the first object of this study. A comparison can be made between this ideology and the national administration by studying the developments that took place in 1837 and by evaluating the reasons for the ultimate defeat of the Van Buren Democrats three years later.
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The Political Approach of the British Labour Party toward Unemployment during the Labour Premierships of J. Ramsay Macdonald

The Political Approach of the British Labour Party toward Unemployment during the Labour Premierships of J. Ramsay Macdonald

Date: January 1969
Creator: Snyder, Pauline A.
Description: Although this study reveals the positions that the opposition parties took regarding unemployment, it is primarily concerned with unemployment as an internal political problem of the British Labour party.
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The Anglo-German Naval Agreement of 1935: A Study of the Nexus of British Naval Policy and Foreign Policy

The Anglo-German Naval Agreement of 1935: A Study of the Nexus of British Naval Policy and Foreign Policy

Date: August 1969
Creator: Cozine, Walter Dean
Description: The Anglo-German Naval Agreement of June 18, 1935, came as a complete surprise and was contrary to established British policy; what were the circumstances that influenced the decision to reach the accord with Germany? Was it appeasement? If the compact was not political, then what was its primary purpose and who was responsible for the treaty?
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Henry Watterson, The Coincidental Redeemer

Henry Watterson, The Coincidental Redeemer

Date: August 1971
Creator: Zenick, Gerold
Description: The major conclusion of this thesis is that Henry Watterson, while representative of the Redeemer element, was the product of a Jacksonian, rather than a Whig, heritage which had an ideology quite similar to the Redeemer appeal. In determining his exact philosophy the study shows that the editor was quite different from his contemporaries in the New South in both the substance and integrity of his beliefs.
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Agrarian Reform and the Negro Farmer in Texas 1886-1896

Agrarian Reform and the Negro Farmer in Texas 1886-1896

Date: August 1971
Creator: Fine, Bernice R.
Description: The history of the agrarian reform movement in Texas, its origin and its activities, reveals a minimal participation of the Negro. The relationship of the white farmer and the Negro in Texas with regard to agrarian reform demonstrates what they had in common and why the black did not choose to embrace agrarian reform.
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Reform Government in Dallas 1927-1940

Reform Government in Dallas 1927-1940

Date: August 1971
Creator: Hollingsworth, Ann Prather
Description: In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Progressive reformers attacked the problem of corruption and lack of efficiency in city government. Reform groups in individual cities banded together in the National Municipal League and, because they believed that partisan politics were the root of the problem, attempted to devise a system which would remove politics from municipal government. Their work culminated in the introduction of the city manager, or as it is often called council-manager, form of city government. Under this plan, which closely resembles the organization of a business corporation, the elected council would serve as a board of directors and the city manager as the operating head of city government. Reformers hoped that by taking the day-to-day decisions out of the hands of elected officials and placing them in the hands of a professionally trained manager they might remove the stigma of corruption and partisanship from city government and promote efficiency. Whether this plan as it was originally conceived was or was not successful in Dallas is the subject of this thesis.
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Calles, the Church, and the Constitution: Relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Mexican State, 1924-1929

Calles, the Church, and the Constitution: Relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Mexican State, 1924-1929

Date: December 1971
Creator: Joseph, Harriett Denise
Description: From 1924 to 1929 the Roman Catholic Church and the Mexican State engaged in the crucial stage of a long-time struggle to determine whether the former would be independent of or subordinate to the latter. This thesis analyzes Church-State relations during this five year period and stresses the activities of President Plutarco ElĂ­as Calles, the Roman Catholic hierarchy, and more fanatic Mexican Catholics.
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The Humanism of George Orwell

The Humanism of George Orwell

Date: December 1971
Creator: Hale, Jeffrey Lee
Description: This paper argues that George Orwell was a myth maker in the twentieth century, an age of existential perplexities. Orwell recognized that man is innately "patriotic," that the will-to-believe is part of his nature, but that the excesses of scientific analysis have disrupted the absolutes of belief. Through the Organic Metaphor, Orwell attempted to reconstruct man's faith into an aesthetic, and consequently moral, sensibility. Proposing to balance, and not replace, the Mechanistic Metaphor of industrial society, Orwell sought human progress along aesthetic lines. "Socialism" was his political expression of the Organic Metaphor: both advocated universal integrity in time and space.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Attitude Toward The Asian Empires of Great Britain and France

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Attitude Toward The Asian Empires of Great Britain and France

Date: December 1971
Creator: Calabria, Jane Spradley
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to examine Franklin D. Roosevelt's role as an anti-colonialist and his plan for a post-war world. Roosevelt believed that colonialism was the cause of hatred, discontent and war. With this in mind, he pursued an anti-colonial policy against the British and French empires, to him, the mainstay of colonial power.
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National Promotion of Western Roads and Canals, 1785-1830

National Promotion of Western Roads and Canals, 1785-1830

Date: August 1969
Creator: Hoffmann, John R.
Description: This thesis discusses the development of roads and canals as a means of transportation and communication in the years following the Revolutionary War.
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The Evolution of the Civil Rights Movement: 1866-1883

The Evolution of the Civil Rights Movement: 1866-1883

Date: January 1970
Creator: Clark, Linda M.
Description: An understanding of the development of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 from its beginnings in the Senate to its culmination in April necessitates a few brief statements concerning the condition of the nation and the relations between the President and Congress.
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The Changing Basis of the Republican Party, 1865-1877

The Changing Basis of the Republican Party, 1865-1877

Date: January 1970
Creator: Bain, Kenneth Ray
Description: This study is an attempt to re-investigate the Republican party during the Reconstruction era in order to understand the degree and nature of the changes. The paper reviews the basis of the party at different points in its metamorphosis to demonstrate what happened to the organization.
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The Military and Political Career of Santos Degollado, 1854-1861

The Military and Political Career of Santos Degollado, 1854-1861

Date: August 1971
Creator: Hardi, John T.
Description: The purpose of this study is to examine the role of Santos Degollado in the history of Mexico during the 1850's and to determine his contributions to the cause of constitutional reform in that period.
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