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Musicians and the Question of Integration: An Analysis of Factors that Led to Integrating the Musicians' Unions in Chicago
This thesis examines the factors that led to the integration of Locals 10 and 208, musicians’ unions in Chicago, Illinois. I argue that, especially within Local 208, the Black musicians’ union, the debate about whether or ...
Weapons of Mass Persuasion: The Overlap of Public Propaganda and Private Magazine Advertisements in the World War II Era
Government sponsored propaganda and privately funded magazine advertisements contributed to and helped shape the decisions made by Americans throughout the twentieth century. This thesis analyzes the historical overlap of ...
Parental Advisory – Explicit Content: The Parents Music Resource Center, Conservative Music Censorship, and the Protection of Children
Historians have long overlooked and misunderstood the Parents Music Resource Center, an activist group formed in 1985 to correct perceived excesses in heavy metal music. Scholars have focused their analyses almost exclusively ...
"Celtic Pride": White Nostalgia and Working-Class Masculinity in 1970s Professional Basketball
In the 1970s, the Boston Celtics were widely regarded as the pinnacle of “white” basketball, a style of play that emphasized teamwork, intelligence, efficiency, hard work, grit, and selflessness. They were upheld as a ...
Women in the Black Panthers: Building or Departing from Traditions of Activism in the Freedom Struggle
This thesis examines the role of African American women activists in the BlackPanther Party by placing their activism in the broader historical context of blackwomen in the freedom struggle. This thesis sheds light on the ...
Future Commonwealths: Civic Identity and Economic Rhetoric in Cooperation, 1914-1924
This study explores the changing relationship between civic identity and economic rhetoric between the recession of 1913-14 and the years immediately following the recession of 1920-21 as represented by the main organ of ...
Creature Features and Consensus: Genre Fiction's Critique of Postwar Atomic Technology
Atomic paranoia is generally attributed to the postwar affluence of the United States, diplomatic tensions with the Soviet Union, and the adjustment to extreme scientific progress. However this research project will reveal ...
Washoe Redux: Territory, Sovereignty, and Anthropologists
Adding to the small body of historical and ethnohistorical scholarship on the Washoe Indians, including the works of James Downs, Jo Ann Nevers, and Mathew Makley, this thesis traces the route followed by the Washoe Indians ...