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Lenin : Theorist and Politician

Lenin : Theorist and Politician

Date: August 1967
Creator: Greenfield, Patsy J.
Description: This thesis is a study of Lenin and his ideas and actions during the first five months that he was political leader of Russia. Its primary purpose is to discover the particular relationships between theory and expediency as roles in influencing Lenin's actions as head of state for that period, hoping that a basic understanding of the mind of Vladimir I. Lenin will evolve.
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General Albert C. Wedemeyer and the Fall of China

General Albert C. Wedemeyer and the Fall of China

Date: August 1967
Creator: Shelton, Jerry R.
Description: This thesis examines the facts surrounding General Arthur C. Wedemeyer's time in China and attempts to dispel some of the myths surrounding Chinese-American relations.
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The Early Career of Daniel Finch, Second Earl of Nottingham, 1679-1693

The Early Career of Daniel Finch, Second Earl of Nottingham, 1679-1693

Date: August 1967
Creator: Kelley, James Nolan
Description: The purpose of this study is to present an account of the early career of Daniel Finch from 1679 to 1693. The investigation begins with an account of Finch's rise to prominence in parliament and at the Admiralty. It subsequently traces his role and involvement in the revolution settlement, and, after the accession of William III, Finch's responsibility as Secretary of State dealing principally with ecclesiastical affairs and naval affairs until his dismissal in 1693.
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The Role of the Journalists during the Presidency of Andrew Jackson

The Role of the Journalists during the Presidency of Andrew Jackson

Date: January 1968
Creator: Downing, Clayton W.
Description: This thesis examines the role of the "kitchen cabinet" established by Andrew Jackson during his presidency, and which primarily consisted of experienced journalists.
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The Missionary Work of Samuel A. Worcester Among the Cheroke, 1825-1840

The Missionary Work of Samuel A. Worcester Among the Cheroke, 1825-1840

Date: August 1970
Creator: White, Jerran Burris
Description: Worcester made two major contributions to the Cherokee before his death at Park Hill in 1859. First was his faith and the propagation of Christianity among them. However, this was done by other missionaries both before and after him. But his truly unique accomplishment was his work with the Cherokee language.
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Women's Suffrage in Oklahoma

Women's Suffrage in Oklahoma

Date: December 1970
Creator: Brown, Nettie Terry
Description: This study considers the nature of life and society in the Indian and Oklahoma Territories and the factors contributing to the narrow defeat of the women's suffrage proposal in the Constitutional Convention.
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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 Elías Calles, the Roman Catholic hierarchy, and more fanatic Mexican Catholics.
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