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The Public Perception of the Cult of Lenin Based on Archival Materials

Description: This book presents a study of collective representations in Soviet Russia concentrates on perceptions of Lenin's image from a socio-anthropological, rather than political, view. In addition to Communist Party information, official documents, memoirs and folklore, newly opened secret reports of the Soviet political police are used for the first time. The book analyzes the development of the cult from Lenin's lifetime up to the process of "de-Leninization" in the 1990s. Much of the research concerns the perception of Lenin's death and the decision to embalm his body, the campaign called "the Lenin enrollment", renaming of Petrograd and organization of "Lenin Corners". The book also presents new material devoted to Lenin museums, along with archive documents and never-published photographs.
Date: 2001
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Крестьянский Союз в 1920-е годы и формирование крестьянской идентичности: модернизационный дискурс: The Peasant Union in the 1920s. The Formation of a Peasant Identity: Modernizing Discourse

Description: Book chapter discussing the Peasant Union in the 1920s, the formation of a peasant identity, and modernizing discourse.
Date: 2010
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

History 4263: Palestinian History

Description: Poster for the 2012 University Forum on Teaching & Learning. This poster discusses a project for a UNT history course, History 4263, on Palestinian history. In the course, students explore historical foundations and interpretations of modern Palestinian history.
Date: March 28, 2012
Creator: Stockdale, Nancy L.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Mock Trial on Stalin and Stalinism

Description: This poster describes an experiential learning activity for the UNT course History 5040, Historiography of Stalinism. The goal is to apply critical reasoning to Stalin's politics in a courtroom environment.
Date: March 28, 2012
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Topic Modeling on Historical Newspapers

Description: Paper for the 2011 ACL Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities. This paper discusses topic modeling on historical newspaper.
Date: June 2011
Creator: Yang, Tze-I; Torget, Andrew J., 1978- & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

The Coming of Conscription in Britain

Description: The subject of this thesis is the conscription debate in Great Britain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, defined in a social-cultural context. The basic assumption is that a process of cultural conditioning works to determine human actions; actions therefore can be understood by examining cultural conditioning. That examination in this thesis is limited to a study of social and intellectual influences relating to conscription as they acted upon various groups in the English community prior to the Great War. The thesis also discusses the 1915-1916 crisis over actual adoption of conscription, in light of these influences.
Date: May 1972
Creator: Baker, Suzanne Helen
Partner: UNT Libraries

Technology as a Factor in the Gulf Coast Shipbuilding Industry, 1900-1945

Description: To show how mass-production principles and welding in shipbuilding altered the economic conditions along the Gulf coast, this investigation relied on a chronological narrative to illustrate the importance of timing in addition to identifying the significant factors causing the changes. The account begins with a description of the Gulf coast shipyards during World War I and ends shortly after World War II. The necessary factors for Gulf coast participation in shipbuilding are developed in two chapters followed by an evaluation of the specific accomplishments of five Gulf coast shipyards during and after World War II. The effects of the changes in the shipyards on labor are also discussed.
Date: August 1980
Creator: Peebles, Robert H. (Robert Houston)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Livestock Legacy: A History of the Fort Worth Stockyards Company 1893-1982

Description: This dissertation outlines the creation and history of the Fort Worth Stockyards Company from its conception to the time of this dissertation's publication. The Fort Worth Stockyards Company was created by Greenleif W. Simpson and Louville V. Niles. This company would soon cement Fort Worth as the premier livestock producer in America, soon surpassing Chicago.
Date: August 1982
Creator: Pate, J'Nell L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Evolution of the Treatment of Captives by the Indians of the Northeastern Woodlands from Earliest European Contact Through the War of 1812

Description: When the first Europeans set foot on the North American continent, they clashed, both physically and culturally, with the native inhabitants. The Indian practice of taking, adopting, and sometimes torturing captives offended the Europeans more than any other practice. The treatment afforded to captives varied from tribe to tribe and tended to change as the Indians adapted to the new environment and adjusted to the increased pressure thrust upon them by the advancing whites. The primary sources used were Indian captivity narratives. The 111-volume "Garland Library of North American Indian Captivities" has made many of the better known narratives more readily available.
Date: December 1992
Creator: Carlisle, Jeffrey Deward
Partner: UNT Libraries