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The military vici of Noricum
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
This dissertation examines the civilian settlements that developed next to the auxiliary forts on the Danube frontier of the Roman province of Noricum. Chapter one of this study provides a brief consideration of the history of Roman frontier studies...
Fast talk & flush times : the confidence man as a literary convention
(University of Missouri Press, 1985)
Lenz provides a historical overview of the American confidence man, and its role as a literary convention....
Pull Me Out to Sea
Walter Jackson Ong, S.J.: A Selected Bibliography
The published works of Walter J. Ong, S.J., number close to four hundred. What follows here is a chronological listing of about half that total. Some earlier publications, some items that would be difficult to obtain, and ...
Boyd G. Carter : scholar and hero
(University of Missouri. Alumni Association, 1973)
"Dr. Boyd G. Carter, professor of Spanish and French on the Columbia Campus, is a scholar, but he shatters the stereotype."--Page 13
Knickerbockers west : how three playwrights shaped the image of the American west
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
The American West has remained a compelling force in films, literature and the modern stage, but little research has been directed towards the emergence of the West on the early American stage. The three earliest plays to ...
Constructing Comanche: Imperialism, Print Culture, and the Creation of the Most Dangerous Indian in Antebellum America
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
Anglo-American print sources during the antebellum era framed the Comanche as “the most powerful” or “the most dreaded” Indian whom settlers encountered on the frontier. This research examines the pivotal role that ...
The pioneer editor in Missouri, 1808-1860
(University of Missouri Press, 1965)
Believing that newspapers were essential to democratic government and committed to the ideal of freedom of the press, the pioneer editor played an important role in the West.
Sandoz Writing (Righting) History
those she felt were disenfranchised. Her acerbic writing, in both her literary texts and letters, was remarkable in a time and place when and where women typically did not provide such pointed commentary. Mari Sandoz’s literary works were supported...
Making the Frontier’s Anatomical Engineers: Osteopathy, A. T. Still (1828–1917), his Acolytes and Patients
This project seeks to understand osteopathy as patients, students, and doctors did during the late nineteenth century. A. T. Still’s osteopathic medical theories proclaimed manual therapeutics to treat disease. Still’s ...
F. R. Leavis : judgement and the discipline of thought
(University of Missouri Press, 1978)
Healing the frontier : Catholic sisters, hospitals, and medicine men in the Wisconsin Big Woods, 1880-1920
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
This dissertation examines Gilded Age and Progressive Era frontier American images of health and sickness as well as the development and application of an early modern doctrine of health care. I do this through an examination of the archived history...
Thinking locally : provincialism and cosmopolitanism in American literature since the Great Depression
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
Thinking Locally produces an account of twentieth-century literary history that counters the literary-historical over-reliance on wars as framing events. Eschewing the standard break between pre-World War II and post-World War II periods...
Beneath Mark Twain: Judgments of Justice and Gender in Twain's Early Western Writing, 1861-1873
By the time Samuel Clemens began writing journalism and crafting what he called the “sensation hoax” for Virginia City’s Territorial Enterprise in 1862, Americans had been devouring sensational novels and journalism by ...
Souvenirs of America: American gift books, 1825-1840
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
The Token and The Atlantic Souvenir, two of the most popular and successful American gift books between 1825 and 1840, balance claims about the merit and possibility of American literature and art while exploring Americans' ...
Old Southwest humor from the St. Louis reveille, 1844-1850
(University of Missouri Press, 1990)
This book collects selected humorous essays from the Daily Reveille, a St. Louis daily journal, from the years 1844-1850.
Lionel Trilling : negative capability and the wisdom of avoidance
(University of Missouri Press, 1977)
Boyers examines the work of author and literary critic, Lionel Trilling, identifying a major theme of Trilling's writing style, criticism, and personal political stance as the avoidance of ideology. Boyers acknowledges this theme is central...