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Access and Inclusion: Women Students at VPI, 1914-1964
(Virginia Tech, 2006-07-19)
This thesis analyzes coeducation as a process between 1914 and 1964 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI), as it was called during the period of study. The date for women's full-time admission came in 1921, but this ...
On the Path to Slavery: Indentured Servitude in Barbados and Virginia during the Seventeenth Century
(Virginia Tech, 2000-04-18)
This is an investigation and analysis of the institution of indentured servitude in the English colonies of Virginia and Barbados in the first half of the seventeenth century. It argues that the system of indentured ...
We the "White" People: Race, Culture, and the Virginia Constitution of 1902
(Virginia Tech, 2003-09-29)
In 1902, in an effort to reestablish what they saw as whites' natural right to control government rule over blacks, the delegates to Virginia's Constitutional Convention of 1901-1902 declared the new constitution law that ...
Virginians' Responses to the Gettysburg Address, 1863-1963
(Virginia Tech, 2006-04-14)
By examining Virginia newspapers from the fall of 1863 this paper will bring to light what Civil War-era Southerners thought of the Gettysburg Address. This work is confined to Virginia not because that state is representative ...
A Case Study in Nineteenth Century Medicine: Robert Ellett's Medical Practice, 1850-1904
(Virginia Tech, 2001-04-24)
This thesis focuses upon the practice and realities of 19th century rural medical practitioners located throughout segments of southwestern Virginia. The study particularly examines the career of Montgomery County physician ...
African-Virginian Extended Kin: The Prevalence of West African Family Forms among Slaves in Virginia, 1740-1870
(Virginia Tech, 1999-04-16)
Scholarship on slave families has focused on the nuclear family unit as the primary socializing institution among slaves. Such a paradigm ignores the extended family, which was the primary form of family organization among ...
"It Is Useless to Conceal the Truth Any Longer": Desertion of Virginia Soldiers From the Confederate Army
(Virginia Tech, 2007-05-29)
This study of Virginia desertion differs from other desertion studies in several respects. The statistical analysis of the patterns of desertion within the army is one of the most unique characteristics of this study. ...
The Turning of a City's Soul: Norfolk's Public School Integration Crisis, 1954 - 1959
(Virginia Tech, 2003-09-18)
This thesis examines the integration crisis that the City of Norfolk, Virginia underwent between 1954 and 1959 with an epilogue that carries Norfolk's desegregation story through to 1986.
Patrick County, Virginia and the Civil War, 1860-1880
(Virginia Tech, 1990-11-14)
In 1860, Patrick County. like the rest of Virginia and much of the South. wavered uneasily on the brink of secession. In a county where large planters were few, secession was not overwhelmingly popular. Slaveholding families, ...
Doug Wilder's first year as Lieutenant Governor
(Virginia Tech, 1996-09-05)