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From Associates to Antagonists: the United States, Great Britain, the First World War, and the Origins of War Plan Red, 1914-1919

From Associates to Antagonists: the United States, Great Britain, the First World War, and the Origins of War Plan Red, 1914-1919

Date: May 2012
Creator: Gleason, Mark C.
Description: American military plans for a war with the British Empire, first discussed in 1919, have received varied treatment since their declassification. the most common theme among historians in their appraisals of WAR PLAN RED is that of an oddity. Lack of a detailed study of Anglo-American relations in the immediate post-First World War years makes a right understanding of the difficult relationship between the United States and Britain after the War problematic. As a result of divergent aims and policies, the United States and Great Britain did not find the diplomatic and social unity so many on both sides of the Atlantic aspired to during and immediately after the First World War. Instead, United States’ civil and military organizations came to see the British Empire as a fierce and potentially dangerous rival, worthy of suspicion, and planned accordingly. Less than a year after the end of the War, internal debates and notes discussed and circulated between the most influential members of the United States Government, coalesced around a premise that became the rationale for WAR PLAN RED. Ample evidence reveals that contrary to the common narrative of “Anglo-American” and “Atlanticist” historians of the past century, the First World War did ...
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The Argei: Sex, War, and Crucifixion in Rome and the Ancient Near East

The Argei: Sex, War, and Crucifixion in Rome and the Ancient Near East

Date: May 2012
Creator: Ewin, Kristan Foust
Description: The purpose of the Roman Argei ceremony, during which the Vestal Virgins harvested made and paraded rush puppets only to throw them into the Tiber, is widely debated. Modern historians supply three main reasons for the purpose of the Argei: an agrarian act, a scapegoat, and finally as an offering averting deceased spirits or Lares. I suggest that the ceremony also related to war and the spectacle of displaying war casualties. I compare the ancient Near East and Rome and connect the element of war and husbandry and claim that the Argei paralleled the sacred marriage. in addition to an agricultural and purification rite, these rituals may have served as sympathetic magic for pre- and inter-war periods. As of yet, no author has proposed the Argei as a ceremony related to war. By looking at the Argei holistically I open the door for a new direction of inquiry on the Argei ceremony, fertility cults in the Near East and in Rome, and on the execution of war criminals.The Argei and new year’s sacred marriage both occurred during the initiation of campaign and spring planting and harvest season. Both in the ancient Near East and in Rome, animal victims were sacrificed ...
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Tactical Operations of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in the Civil War

Tactical Operations of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in the Civil War

Date: May 1960
Creator: Koehne, Clyde Collom
Description: Of the large amount of writings concerning the Civil War only a small percentage pertains to the Federal Navy's role. This is understandable since this was primarily a land war. A few of the Navy's exploits such as the capture of New Orleans, the sinking of the Alabama, the capture of the Florida in Brazilian waters, and the Trent affair received great amounts of publicity, but the majority of the naval activities were of a routine nature, each individually warranting little notice but collectively contributing immensely to the final Federal victory. The purpose of this paper is to show in detail the role of only a portion of the Navy, the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, during this struggle.
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The Confederate Command Problem in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1861-1862

The Confederate Command Problem in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1861-1862

Date: May 1960
Creator: Dickey, Raymond D.
Description: This thesis is a study of the Confederate command problem in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1861-1862.
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The English Constitution and Foreign Affairs in 1621

The English Constitution and Foreign Affairs in 1621

Date: 1958
Creator: Sneed, Edgar P.
Description: This thesis discusses the English constitution and foreign affairs in 1621 including the transition from Tudor to Stuart monarchy following the death of Elizabeth I and the accession of James VI of Scotland.
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Democratic Schism in Texas, 1952-1957 : Emergence of National Liberalism in the South

Democratic Schism in Texas, 1952-1957 : Emergence of National Liberalism in the South

Date: August 1959
Creator: Knox, J. Wendell
Description: This study is devoted to the activities of the urban liberals and their rural allies in their attempt to wrest control of the state party from the conservative Democrats.
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The Jacobins and the French Revolution

The Jacobins and the French Revolution

Date: 1953
Creator: Littlefield, Robert L.
Description: This thesis is a study of the Jacobins and the French Revolution.
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Human Sacrifice Among the Mayas, Aztecs and Incas

Human Sacrifice Among the Mayas, Aztecs and Incas

Date: 1952
Creator: Woodruff, Mary Louise
Description: This is a study of human sacrifice among the Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas.
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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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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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