Populism and the Poll Tax: the Politics and Propaganda of Suffrage Restriction in North Texas, 1892-1904

Populism and the Poll Tax: the Politics and Propaganda of Suffrage Restriction in North Texas, 1892-1904

Date: December 1997
Creator: Carawan, James T. (James Terry)
Description: This thesis challenges the traditional interpretation of the history of Populism in America through the use of an intensive regional study. Using precinct-level returns, this thesis proves that, contrary to the conclusions of more general studies, voters from predominately Populist areas in North Texas did not support the poll tax amendment that passed in November 1902. The Populists within this region demonstrated their frustration and distrust of the political process by leaving the polls in higher percentages than other voters between 1896 and 1902. The Populists that did participate in 1902 reentered the Democratic Party but did not support the poll tax, which was a major plank within the Democratic platform. This thesis also proves that the poll tax had a significant effect in reducing the electorate in North Texas.
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Southern Promise and Necessity:  Texas, Regional Identity, and the National Woman Suffrage Movement, 1868-1920

Southern Promise and Necessity: Texas, Regional Identity, and the National Woman Suffrage Movement, 1868-1920

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Date: August 2010
Creator: Brannon-Wranosky, Jessica S.
Description: This study offers a concentrated view of how a national movement developed networks from the grassroots up and how regional identity can influence national campaign strategies by examining the roles Texas and Texans played in the woman suffrage movement in the United States. The interest that multiple generations of national woman suffrage leaders showed in Texas, from Reconstruction through the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, provides new insights into the reciprocal nature of national movements. Increasingly, from 1868 to 1920, a bilateral flow of resources existed between national women's rights leaders and woman suffrage activists in Texas. Additionally, this study nationalizes the woman suffrage movement earlier than previously thought. Cross-regional woman suffrage activity has been marginalized by the belief that campaigning in the South did not exist or had not connected with the national associations until the 1890s. This closer examination provides a different view. Early woman's rights leaders aimed at a nationwide movement from the beginning. This national goal included the South, and woman suffrage interest soon spread to the region. One of the major factors in this relationship was that the primarily northeastern-based national leadership desperately needed southern support to aid in their larger goals. Texas' ability to ...
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Enemies of History: Murderers of the Past

Enemies of History: Murderers of the Past

Date: April 16, 2008
Creator: Downey, Annie; May, Frances A.; Mears, Michelle M. & Smith, Jon
Description: This presentation is about a workshop for high school students. The workshop focused on preservation and how it relates to the study of history.
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The Problem of the Hero in Shakespeare's King John

The Problem of the Hero in Shakespeare's King John

Date: June 1970
Creator: Ratledge, Wilbert Harold
Description: This thesis is an attempt to evaluate the evidence for and against the presence of a hero in King John. As such, it is actually a search into the artistic abilities which Shakespeare exercised in this drama to determine whether he created a dramatic work of art which merits recognition for its own sake.
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The Role of History in Kenneth Roberts' Novels

The Role of History in Kenneth Roberts' Novels

Date: January 1969
Creator: Harris, F. Janet
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate Kenneth Roberts' transmutation of American history into living literature. This examination will cover the following novels: Arundel (1929), The Lively Lady (1931), Rabble in Arms (1933), Captain Caution (1934), Northwest Passage (1937), Oliver Wiswell (1940), and Lydia Bailey (1947).
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The South in Faulkner's Novels: Myth and History

The South in Faulkner's Novels: Myth and History

Date: January 1969
Creator: Lee, Barbara Yates
Description: The purpose of this paper is to view Faulkner's use of history from a different perspective by examining in detail the myths and historical facts with which Faulkner dealt. First, several of the prevailing myths about the Old South and the Civil War will be examined. Second, the actual historical facts will be compared and contrasted with legendary tradition. Third, and most important, several of Faulkner's works will be examined to show how he uses both the myths and historical facts to create his own "legend" of the South. Finally, Faulkner's view of the New South will be examined.
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Russia and the Balkan Wars

Russia and the Balkan Wars

Date: January 1969
Creator: Johnson, William Conley
Description: This thesis is a study and evaluation of Russian foreign policy in the Balkan Wars, 1912-13. Its primary purpose is to seek out and define the goals and aspirations of Russian diplomacy at this time and evaluate them in terms of success or failure.
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The Expeditions of Narcio Lopez and the South, 1850-1851

The Expeditions of Narcio Lopez and the South, 1850-1851

Date: January 1968
Creator: Simpson, John E.
Description: This thesis relates the expeditions of General Narcio Lopez in 1850-1851, and the influence he had in the southern United States.
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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 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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Agricultural Development in Nigeria

Agricultural Development in Nigeria

Date: December 1970
Creator: Fagbamiye, Theophilus Ademola
Description: This study involves an analysis of the problems of agricultural development in Nigeria. The investigation made was concerned with agricultural planning initiated by the four regional governments of the North, the West, the Mid-west, and the East, and the problems associated with national agricultural development. It is the object of this study to identify the problems involved in Nigerian agricultural development before and after Nigerian independence, October 1, 1960, and to identify the steps that have been taken since to increase and improve agricultural production and yield per acre of land.
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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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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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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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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 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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The Nature and Degree of Feminine Influence on English Politics from 1702 to 1737, as Exemplified by Five Women

The Nature and Degree of Feminine Influence on English Politics from 1702 to 1737, as Exemplified by Five Women

Date: December 1971
Creator: Wilson, Edwina Lynn
Description: This investigation is concerned with the amount of influence which women had on English politics at the close of the seventeenth century and during the early eighteenth century. Generally, it is assumed that women played a negligible part in politics until the twentieth century; a critical study of the Augustan period, however, shows this to be an invalid assumption. Women were, during that period, elevated to positions of leadership and ascendancy unparalleled until the twentieth century.
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Black Playwrights in America 1858-1970

Black Playwrights in America 1858-1970

Date: August 1971
Creator: Mahaney, Teri
Description: This study is a survey of plays of Negro authorship in America from 1858 to 1970. It is intended to give a historical view of the Negro effort in the drama and show general trends during the twentieth century. The paper is arranged chronologically, beginning with the first play by a Negro author in 1858 and continuing through the 1960's. Synopses of plays are offered, but very little historical or sociological information is given and little literary criticism is added.
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The Pennsylvania Rifle: the Evolution of its Tactical Employment in the American Revolution

The Pennsylvania Rifle: the Evolution of its Tactical Employment in the American Revolution

Date: August 1964
Creator: Johanns, Walter Alfred
Description: There are two opinions as to the effectiveness of the Pennsylvania Rifle during the Revolutionary War. On one hand it is alleged that the rifle was, at best, not particularly useful, and that its disadvantages outweighed its advantages. In contradiction to this we find that the British military appealed to London for rifles, and that the British government specified that there be a definite number of riflemen among the mercenaries they hired. Furthermore, according to Fortescue, the British military were forced to change their tactics, at least in part, because of the rifle. It is the purpose of this thesis to resolve this conflict by determining which of the two positions, if either ,is correct, or to determine the extent to which they may both be correct.
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Franco-German Diplomatic Relations 1871-1939

Franco-German Diplomatic Relations 1871-1939

Date: 1941
Creator: Madeley, Henry
Description: My purpose is to sketch briefly the diplomatic background of the existing relations between France and Germany from 1871 to 1939. I have told the story chronologically, because I believe that we must follow events as they unfold themselves if we are to understand why statesmen made their decisions. I have attempted to mass all the important facts that I could find on Franco-German Diplomatic Relations from 1871 to 1939 without self-interests or prejudices to either of the two nations. My intentions were to seek a general knowledge of the drift of Franco-German Diplomatic affairs during this period of seventy years.
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A Survey of the Educational, Vocational, and Social Rehabilitation Efforts for the Blind in the United States

A Survey of the Educational, Vocational, and Social Rehabilitation Efforts for the Blind in the United States

Date: 1940
Creator: Bass, Charles A.
Description: Defines blindness and discusses the advances made in recent history to help blind people participate more actively in society. Specific emphasis on education and vocational rehabilitation.
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European Agriculture During the Middle Ages and How it was Influenced by the Monastery

European Agriculture During the Middle Ages and How it was Influenced by the Monastery

Date: 1941
Creator: Flesher, Virgil
Description: This study will discuss agriculture from the time the manor appeared through the time of its decline in those countries, England, France, and Germany, which dominated that part of the world during the Middle Ages.
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The Chinese Communist Problem

The Chinese Communist Problem

Date: 1949
Creator: Pearson, Jim Berry
Description: This paper is a study of the history of the Chinese Communists, what they stand for, how they attained power in China, their connection to Russia, and the dangers of their success.
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