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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 ...
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 ...
"So Calamitous a Situation": The Causes and Course of Dunmore's War, 1744-1774
(Virginia Tech, 1999-09-09)
Dunmore’s War was the last colonial war in America before the Revolution. This conflict was the culmination of nearly thirty years of intrigue and violence in the socalled “Western Waters” of the trans-Allegheny region ...
Ghost Town Tension: Post-War Public Health and Commerce in a Rural Virginian Polio Epidemic, 1950
(Virginia Tech, 2012-05-01)
This thesis is a study of a post-World War II polio epidemic in one small Southwest Virginian town before widespread application of the vaccine. While others have explored urban public health responses to polio and national ...
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 ...
"United in Interest and Feeling:" The Political Culture of Union in the Virginia Borderland, 1850 - 1861
(Virginia Tech, 2014-05-05)
This thesis explores the role of political culture in the secession of two Virginia counties: Augusta and Rockbridge. These two counties, which in 1850 were staunchly loyal to the Union, shifted loyalties late in the ...
Politics and society in Virginia, 1960-1969: new course for the Old Dominion
(Virginia Tech, 1991-10-15)
<p>In this study, the experiences and perspectives of 10 bereaved mothers were investigated. The research was guided by a feminist and contextual perspective. A contextual theory of stress supports an examination of the ...
The land mourneth: a study of the homefront Baptist churches in Virginia, 1861-1865
(Virginia Tech, 1998-05-15)
Throughout the Civil War, Americans relied upon religion to shape their understanding of the conflict. As furious campaigns raged across the national landscape, Northerners and Southerners saw the hand of God at work in ...
Doug Wilder's first year as Lieutenant Governor
(Virginia Tech, 1996-09-05)
Standardization, Segregation, and Professionalization in Virginia Public Schools, 1898-1917
(Virginia Tech, 2020-06-15)
This thesis focuses on three groups of people: Virginia superintendents, leaders of Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute and Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, and teachers of Virginia public schools. On their ...