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A veritable revolution: the Court of Criminal Appeal in English criminal history 1908-1958
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-06-04)
In a historic speech to the House of Commons on April 17, 1907, British Attorney General, John Lawson Walton, proposed the formation of what was to be the first court of criminal appeal in English history. Such a court ...
Making the Frontier’s Anatomical Engineers: Osteopathy, A. T. Still (1828–1917), his Acolytes and Patients
in Kirksville, Missouri, the school saw massive growth during the period from 1892 to 1898. Using student ledger books, I analyze the first students to determine who became osteopaths. Many of these students came to osteopathy as a second career, after having...
From Galton to Globalization: The Transatlantic Journey of Eugenics
How did eugenics go from an idea in Britain to a movement in America? That was the question this dissertation originally set out to answer. Also, of interest was how the theory of eugenics went from the fringes to becoming ...
"Something at Least Human": Transatlantic (Re)Presentations of Creole Women in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
Throughout the nineteenth century, Creole women were consistently idealized, exoticized, and demonized in literature and culture on both sides of the Atlantic. While the term Creole is still hotly contested even today, ...
The Victorian Preacher’s Malady: The Metaphorical Usage of Gout in the Life of Charles Haddon Spurgeon
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
This dissertation examines the use of the gout metaphor in the life and writings of one of Victorian England’s most eminent preachers and gout sufferers, the Baptist Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892). Careful scrutiny ...