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Collateral damage: anti-communism & U.S. cultural policy
The United States of America has never formally declared a cultural policy nor established a Cabinet-level department of cultural affairs, as many other nations have in the post-World War II era--depriving the American ...
In Old Kentucky: A Study of American Melodrama
This project, a graduate research thesis, means to unearth Charles T. Dazey’s most famous work, In Old Kentucky. This thesis examines the facets of In Old Kentucky which made it a perennial favorite across the entirety of ...
Under the big top : big tent revivalism and American culture, 1880-1925
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] What was the relationship between itinerate evangelism and the rapidly changing American society and culture at the turn of the twentieth-century? The ...
Framework for Automatic Identification of Paper Watermarks with Chain Codes
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
In this dissertation, I present a new framework for automated description, archiving, and identification of paper watermarks found in historical documents and manuscripts. The early manufacturers of paper have introduced ...
Competing fantasies of humans and machines: Symbolic convergences in artificial intelligence events coverage
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
This research analyzes coverage of major artificial intelligence events representing the thematic concept of "man versus machine." Rooted in grounded theory and rhetorical criticism, this research applies symbolic convergence ...
Writing the Next Chapter: A Critical Case Study of Undocumented Immigrant College Students’ Lived Experiences
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
Over 65,000 undocumented immigrant high school students graduate each year, and many have strong aspirations to continue into a post-secondary institution (Drachman, 2006; Perez, 2010). However, less than 13,000 are ...
Mizzou, volume 098, number 4 (2010 summer)
(MU Alumni Association, University of Missouri, 2010)
Muse, Number 50 (2016)
(University of Missouri, Museum of Art and Archaeology, 2016)
Lucerna, Volume 11. Complete volume
(UMKC Honors Program, 2017)
Reluctant emancipator : James Sidney Rollins and the politics of slavery and freedom in the border south, 1838-1882
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation examines the career of James Sidney Rollins, a free-soil slave owning politician and lawyer in Missouri, to garner a better understanding ...
Whitewashing or amnesia: a study of the construction of race in two Midwestern counties
This inter-disciplinary dissertation utilizes sociological and historical research methods for a critical comparative analysis of the material culture as reproduced through murals and monuments located in two counties in ...
The influence and implications of national culture on entrepreneurial activity : a contrastive investigation of Sweden and the United States
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-08-17)
In recent years, both academic scholars and policy makers have embraced the notion of the entrepreneurial economy. While no country completely lacks entrepreneurial activity there are major differences in the level of ...
(University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
Navigation Errors is a collection of personal essays that explore the ideas of religious fundamentalism, humanity’s place in—and relation to—nature, physical and mental challenge, paradigm shifts, and the mistakes that ...
The Women of reform: Kansas eugenics
The question this research sought to answer was what made Kansas eugenics unique and in what ways was it representative of eugenics throughout the nation. The main problem in studying the history of the eugenics movement ...
Breaking the Silence: A Qualitative Critical Autoethnography of a Principal's Lived Experience with Having Courageous Conversations about Race
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
This qualitative critical autoethnography represents a highly personalized account of the intricacies and reflections of a Black female educational leader engaging in courageous conversations about race with a predominately ...
A call to citizenship : Anti-Klan activism in Missouri, 1921-1928
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
This dissertation examines the efforts of anti-Klan activists in Missouri to challenge the growth, recruitment, and political ambitions of the Ku Klux Klan during the 1920s. As a nation-wide organization, the Klan made ...
"Little people can learn about race" : thinking with the wake in a first-grade classroom
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
This dissertation sought to explore the processes and actions that unfolded in a first-grade classroom when teaching and learning about topics of race and racism. I developed a research(ing) relationship with the classroom ...
College Football in Turmoil: How Violence, Virility and Social Darwinism Defined College Football, 1880-1915
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2015)
This study investigates the influence of the reform movement within the United States on college football between 1880 and 1915. In response to industrialization and urbanization, reform advocates used sports and athletics ...
Development Theory and the Cold War: A Historical Analysis of Latin American Structuralism from 1930 to 1970
Latin America has experimented with two different development strategies over the last two centuries. First, and currently, an “outward-oriented” program based on exports of primary commodities. Alternatively, for a few ...