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"You're Too Smart for That! Federal Education Legislation and the Changing Image of the Public High School Teacher in American Culture and Society, 1944-2001"
"Keep Your Chin Up and Your Skirt Down: Female Country Artists' Struggles for Respectability within the Nashville Music Industry, 1953-Present"
"Working Class African American Women, the Communist Party, and Labor Agitation in the Midwest, 1929-1933"
"Race, Sex, and Hollywood: The Illicit Representation of the Black Man-White Woman Pair in American Cinema"
"African American Male Prison Writers: Masculinity, Enlightenment, and Spirituality"
"Orientalism in U.S. Children's Culture, 1898-1989"
"Nationalizing the Frontier: The American Western's Impact on Twentieth-Century Gauchesque Literature and Film"
Rebecca Preiss Odom
"Negotiating Hyphenated Identities: German-Americans in World War I"
"White Women, Mob Violence, and the Myth of the Black Rapist: Race War in the Heartlands, 1880-1930"
"American Poetry as a Transcultural Spiritual Practice, 1960-Present"
"A History of the Animal Rights Movement in the U.S.: 1866-2012"
"The Errand of Angels: Gender and Feminism in the Mormon Church, 1977-2014"
"Shade Comes from Reading: A Queer of Color Critique of Life for Black Queer Men in Homonormative America"
Corinne Wohlford Taff
"Empire of Emotion: American Popular Responses to Disasters Abroad, 2004-2011"
"Representing New Orleans: Race, Space, and the Spectacle of Progress in the Crescent City since 1965"
"Forgotten Eyewitnesses: English Women Travel Writers and the Economic Development of America's Antebellum West"
"'Yellow Rolling Cell Blocks': The Urban Bus and Race in the United States"
"Natural Born Ease Man?: Work, Masculinity, and the Itinerant Black Musician"
Winner of the 2011 ASA Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize
"Divided Discourse: The Kerner Report & Stories of Separate and Unequal"
Jamie Schmidt Wagman
"Our Pill, Ourselves: American Anxieties Surrounding Oral Contraception, 1956-2000"
"The St. Louis Movement in Education: Public Education Reform in the Gilded Age"
David J. Suwalsky
"'North of Yankee Country': Antebellus Kansas and the Missourians of the Platte Purchase County"
Gregory F. Taylor
"Picturing the Enemy: The Use of Visual Metaphors in Photography of the Japanese American Immigrant"
Richard D. Marshall
"'The Grapes of Wrath': John Steinbeck's Cognitive Landscapes as Commentary on 1930s Industrialization"
"Keeping Their Memory Green: The Pleasant Green Baptist Church in St. Louis, 1866-1950"
"Spectacles of Labor: Visualizing a Nation at Work, 1850-1920"
"The National Cemetery: Race and Sectional Reconciliation in a Contested Landscape"
Patricia Checkett Rooney
"Re-presenting WWII, Reviving Neo-Classicism, Reaffirming Super Power in a Post 9/11 Era: The Anomalous 2004 American National World War II Memorial"
"The Chicago Black Renaissance: Exercises in Aesthetic Ideology and Cultural Geography in Bronzeville, 1932-1945"
"Eastern Europe in the Making of American National Identity"
"Black Consciousness is the Cornerstone of Liberation: The Black Arts Movement in African American Literature and Visual Culture, 1966-1976"
"Women in the Studios of Men: Gender, Architectural Practice, and the Careers of Sophia Hayden Bennett and Marion Mahony Griffin, 1870-1960"
"Dreadful People: Historical Representations of Ozark Folks"
"Pragmatism and the Frontier Narrative in 'It Is': A Magazine for Abstract Art"
Charles (Rob) Wilson
"The Disease of Fear and the Fear of Disease: Cholera and Yellow Fever in the Mississippi Valley"
"Black Initiative in Black Education prior to and during the Civil War"
"Re-Mediating Racial History: Representations and Interpretations of the Amistad Incident (1839-1842) in the 20th Century Texts"
David R. McFarland
"Virtuous Yeoman or Ignorant Farmer? Rhetorical Ambivalence in the Illinois Agrarian Reform Movement 1840-1860"
Jennifer A. Price
"Middling Desires: P.T. Barnum and the Visual Culture of the American Middle Class, 1840-1865"
Rhonda J. Armstrong
"Rural Women and Cultural Conflict in Contemporary American Literature"
"Re-presenting and Representing on Girl Power TV: Examining Portrayals of Resistance and Domination from Dark Angel, Charmed, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Teresa B. Holden
"'Earnest Women Can Do Anything': The Public Career of Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, 1842-1904"
Kristine R. Smith
"Following Buster Brown's Footsteps: Leading Families into the Middle-Class Consumer Society"
Burton St. John III
"The Trail of Tension Between Public Relations and Journalism: The Unfinished Business About Using Propaganda to Move Crowds"
Stephen A. Gibson
"How Green is Hollywood? Nature and Environmentalism in American Cinema, 1970-2002"
Bryan M. Jack
"Bridging the Red Sea: The Saint Louis African-American Community and the Exodusters of 1879"
Eileen R. Solomon
"Kosher in the United States: An Examination of American-Jewish Adaptation"
"Defining Moments: Narratives of the 1834 Burning of Mount Benedict"
Kent B. Bunting
"The Koan of Seiwa En: History and Meaning in the Japanese Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden"
George R. Carson
"Teen Challenge and the Development of Social Concern Ministries in the Assemblies of God"
Miriam E. Joseph
"Perceived Cultural Influences on Generativity Identified by Childless Women"
Robert M. Lee
"Henry Adams and the Construction of Intellectual Unity"
James P. Dohle
"JROTC: A Study of Two St. Louis Schools"
Jane F. Ferry
"Flavors of Culture: A Semiotic Reading of Food in Film"
Christine F. Harper
"The Water Wizard: John F. Wixford and the Purification of the St. Louis Water Supply in 1904"
"Survival of the Forest: The Evolution of Forest Park as a Reflection of the Social and Cultural Dynamics of St. Louis"
Mark H. Kruger
"The Influence of the 1960's Countercultural Values of Individualism, Anti-Materialism, and Community on a Contemporary Intentional Community"
Rodney G. Stephens
"Richard Harding Davis and American Culture"
Mary D. Blixen
"David Rowland Francis: Missourian and Progressive Public Servant"
Regina M. Faden
"The German St. Vincent Orphan Home: The Institution and its Role in the Immigrant German Catholic Community of St. Louis 1850-1900"
Patricia L. Gregory
"Women's Experience of Reading in St. Louis Book Clubs"
"William C. Quantrill: Deviant or Hero?"
"An Afrocentric Critical Theory and Its Application to Three African American Novels"
"Daughters of Sam Spade: The American Private Eye"
Thomas C. Barnett
"A Utopian-Mythopoesis Reading of American Puritan Jeremiads: A Reclassification of Selected Seventeenth Century New England Pulpit Literature"
Brian R. Hohlt
"‘Laws of the Lord': The Political World of Peter Cartwright, 1824-1848"
Jane Marie Holwerda
"Family and Social Class in Selected Novels of Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser"
Alice C. Warren
"The Junior College District of St. Louis-St. Louis County, Missouri under the Leadership of Joseph P. Cosand, 1962-1971: A Study of the Impact of the Post-World War II Milieu on Policies That Shaped the Institution"
Valerie J. Yancey
"Attending the Dying: William James, a Resource for Medical Ethics at End-of-Life"
Michael L. Banks
"George S. Kaufman: American Social Critic on Stage"
Dawn L. Elmore-McCrary
"Culture in the Basic Writing Classroom"
F. Terry Norris
"The Illinois Country, Lost and Found: Assessment of the Archaeological Remains of French Settlements in the Central Mississippi River Valley, 1673-1763"
Paul D. Nygard
"Man of Maine: A Life of Robert P. Tristram Coffin"
Timothy D. Uhl
"The Naming of St. Louis Catholic Parishes"
Matthew S. Warshauer
"Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law"
Jeannette Batz Cooperman
"Out of the Broom Closet: The Deep Hidden Meaning of Domesticity in Postfeminist Novels by Louise Erdrich, Mary Gordon, Toni Morrison, Marge Piercy, Jane Smiley and Amy Tan"
Kenneth C. Kaufman
"Roswell M. Field, Attorney for the Plaintiff, Dred Scott"
Missouri History Book Award Winner
Andrew J. Madigan
"Countersystem Analysis and Social Criticism in the Works of Charles Bukowski, Jack Kerouac, and J. D. Salinger"
Rhelda Mabry Morgan
Degree awarded posthumously.
Sue Ann Tretter
"The Developing Ministry to Blacks by the Archdiocese of St. Louis: The Case of Monsignor John Shocklee"
"Reforming Literati as ‘The Conscience of the Society': A Sino-U.S. Cross-cultural Study of the Leading Reformers in the Muckraking and ‘the Blooming and Contending' Movements"
"The Critics of Democracy: The Political Visions of Walker Percy and the Tradition of Alexis de Tocqueville and the Vanderbilt Agrarians"
"Protest Music Lyrics, 1962-1975: Cultural Roles, Relationships, and Impacts: ‘This Machine Kills Fascists'"
Jeffrey M. Ritter
"Local Television News: Content, Deregulation, and the New Media Landscape"
Elaine C. Tillinger
"The Lure of the Line: Influences, Tradition, and Innovation in the Education and Career of a Woman Artist: Cornelia Field Maury (1866-1942)"
"Landscape as Structure in Black Women's Fiction"
Suzanne J. Loui
"Practical Transcendentalism: The Role of Nature in the Political Theories of Thomas Jefferson and Ralph Waldo Emerson"
Michael J. Steiner
"The Democratization of Immortality in Nineteenth-century America"
Deborah A. Dey
"Pastoral Themes and Their Use in the Meramec Dam Controversy"
Jon L. Dressel
"The Road to Shiloh: Poems, 1970-1991"
Mary E. Waldron
"‘From Cornerstone to Steeple Cross': An Urban Parish Rebuilds Itself: Saint Francis Xavier (College) Church, 1884-1914"
Diane E. Carson
"A Feminist Reinterpretation of Screwball Comedies: 1934-1942"
David R. Duke
"Leo Christensen: A Biography of the Founder of Ethyl Alcohol in the United States"
"Parallel Portraits: An Exploration of Racial Issues in the Art and Activism of Fannie Frank Cook"
Marla M. Hanley
"The Passion of the Ideal: Catheryne Cooke Gilman and the Role of Cultural Values in Societal Reform"
John C. Mellis
"Coyote People and the Black Robes: Indigenous Roots of Salish Christianity"
Katherine A. Smith
"Mother Earth, Woman Spirit: Women and the Feminine Character as Symbol and Reality in the Nineteenth Century Plains Indian Culture"
Maria F. Snitzer
"Telling the Lives of Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather: The Effects of Social Change and Ideology upon Literary Biography"
Janice I. Brandon-Falcone
"Biography as Prism: The Life of C. F. Runcie"
"A Popular Poet Meets the Twentieth Century: Edgar A. Guest and Middle Class Morality"
Christopher W. Gregory
"Perpetual Purification and Developing Sense of Self: The Evolving Theology and Person of Adin Ballou"
Mary E. Young
"‘Aunt Jemima and the Dragon Lady': Ethnicity and Gender in the Selected Writings of African-American and Chinese-American Women Writers"
David N. Falcone
"John Peter Altgeld: Progressive Apologist for Social Justice"
Stephen F. Huss
"Take No Advantage: The Biography of Robert Campbell"
William N. Koch
"An Unexpected American Apocalypse: Eschatology in the Thought of Thomas Merton and Its Significance for the Myth of America"
Peter J. Poletti, Jr.
"An Interdisciplinary Study of the Missouri Grape and Wine Industry, 1650-1989"
Harry T. Finkelston
"Selected Public Sculpture in St. Louis, Missouri, 1868-1914: A Study in Values and Attitudes"
"Documentary Photography: A Way of Looking at Ourselves"
Leland R. Stevens
"The Americanization of the Missouri Synod as Reflected within the Lutheran Witness"
Wayne Arthur Mehrhoff
"The Rainbow and the People: The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial as Symbolic Landscape"
Thomas C. Nickolai
"Fr. David Phelan and the Process of Americanization: The Social Question and the German-American Controversy"
Mary M. O'Brien
"The Female Hero in the Speculative Literature of the Twentieth Century: An Evolution of Adamic Eve"
Margaret M. Young
"Exposing the Myth of Bliss: Marriage and the Female Adam in the Fiction of Kate Chopin"
Susan M. Musgrove
"Charles A. Lindbergh and the American Dilemma: Tension and Resolution in the Conflict between Technology and Human Values"
Richard D. Wells
"Elizabeth Green: A Patronage Portrait"
Gerald C. Boyer
"A Chronicle of Print Media Influence: Objective Reporting, Muckraking, and the ‘New Journalism'-1950 to 1975"
Sharon A. Brown
"Making a Memorial: Developing the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial National Historic Site, 1933-1980"
"Thy Kingdom Come: The History of the Church Federation in St. Louis, 1909-1969"
William R. Hart
"By the River Gently Flowing"
Kathleen A. Dempsey
"Irrationality in Current American Culture"
April L. Hamel
"The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial: A Depression Relief Project"
Patricia J. Martin
"Aspects of Equality for Women in Selected Best Selling Novels of the 1920s and 1970s"
"The Congregational Church Membership of Westport, Connecticut, 1835-1880, vs. the Land Structure in a Nineteenth Century New England Town"
John G. Bayer, Jr.
"The Shifting Function of Rhetoric in Early Nineteenth-Century American Education and Belles Lettres"
Cheryl R. Kiley
"The Career and Films of Dudley Nichols"
Kathleen M. Puhr
"Novelistic Responses to the Vietnam War"
"Conspicuous by Her Absence: Amherst's Religious Tradition and Emily Dickinson's Own Growth in Faith"
Joseph Francis Olszewski
"American Theater in the Sixties and Seventies: The Non-Broadway Stage and Its Playwrights"
Rebecca J. Wesely
"The Triumph of the System: Alexander Berkman, Anarchism, and America"
Susan Sias Waugh McDonald
"Writing and Identity: Autobiographies of American Women Novelists, 1930-1955"
Gertrude C. Byers
"American Journalism and China, 1945-1950"
Richard G. Caram
"The Secular Priests: A Study of the College Professor as Hero in Selected American Fiction (1955-1977)"
Donald P. Hallmark
"Chicago Sculptor Richard W. Bock: Social and Artistic Demands at the Turn of the Twentieth Century"
Mary S. O'Brien
"Value Changes in American Society as Evidenced in Selected Samplings from Mass Media, 1960-1970"
Joanne M. Hanrahan
"Admonition and Nurture: Views of Childhood and Youth in the American Periodical Press, 1820-1850"
Richard J. Heman
"The Social Views of Archbishop John Glennon in the Context of the Family: 1903-1924"
Luther E. Smith, Jr.
"An American Prophet: A Critical Study on the Thought of Howard Thurman"
Catherine L. Tudish
"The Schlemiel and the Reality Instructor: Moral Tension in the Novels of Saul Bellow"
Pamela N. Warford
"The Social Origins of Female Iconography: Selected Images of Women in American Popular Culture, 1890-1945"
Lloyd A. Hunter
"The Sacred South: Postwar Confederates and the Sacralization of Southern Culture"
Mary Jane Earle Johnson
"Rock Music as a Reflector of Social Attitudes among Youth in America during the 1960s"
Dennis R. Lubeck
"University City: A Suburban Community's Response to Civil Rights, 1959-1970"
"The Quiet Ones: A Cameo Study of Another Kind of Texas, 1854-1900"
James R. McKee
"Kit Carson: Man of Fact and Fiction"
Robert Glen Walrond
"Winston Churchill and the St. Louis Progressives, 1900-1916"
Theodore Y. Blumoff
"Popular Fiction and the Creation of a Cold War Consensus: 1943-1952"
John Russell David
"Tragedy in Ragtime: Black Folktales from St. Louis"
Edward Arnold Medler
"Howells, Wright and the Theme of Social Protest: A Comparison Using Selected Works"
"Willa Cather, An Historian of Western Webster County, Nebraska: An Inquiry"
"The Conservative Gesture amidst Decades of Change: Jack Kerouac and William Saroyan"
Martha O. Cruz
"The Regionalist Triumvirate and the ‘American Program': Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, and John Stewart Curry"
David Lynn Snowden
"Rail Passenger Service in the United States since the Nineteen Thirties: Its Decline, Nostalgia, and Esthetics (with Emphasis on Greater St. Louis)"
David Martin Stasa
"A Comparative Study on the Detroit and St. Louis Sokols' Efforts to Preserve Czech Culture since World War II"
Roger Lee Whitlow
"A Socio-Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Fiction Written by Black Americans"
Daniel Joseph Conoyer
"Missouri's Little Dixie: A Geographical Delineation"
Milton Steven Katz
"Peace, Politics, and Protest: SANE and the American Peace Movement, 1957-1972"
Mary Forrest Dowling
"The Saint Louis Movement: Reconstruction of the Individual and the Nation through Speculative Philosophy"
"Mark Twain's Pessimism: A Reconsideration"
"Politics and Government in Colonial Saint Louis: A Study in the Growth of Political Awareness, 1764-1803"
Richard Harold Patterson
"Harris Teachers College: 1904-1966"
Robert W. Taylor
"The Search for a New Urban Order: The Vision of a Suburban Civilization"
Carl J. Zell
"General Daniel Bissell"
Verlyn Lloyd Barker
"John W. Nevin: His Place in American Intellectual Thought"
Edward Eugene Foushee
"The Reciprocal Influence between Clergy and Laity on Social Issues: An Historical Investigation of Missouri's Presbyterian Clergy in Marion County on the Subject of Abolition, 1835-1845"
Philip J. Anderson
"The Simple Builders: The Shakers, Their Villages and Architecture"
Mary Nivard Fitzgerald
"The Mind of the American Expatriate"
Frances Alberta McAllister
"The Lakota Sioux: The Ceremonies and Recreations"
Linda Anne Mitchell McKee
"Captain Isaac Hull and the Portsmouth Navy Yard, 1813-1815"
John L. Oldani
"The Woman as Reformer: A Facet of the American Character"
"Social Criticism in Twentieth Century American Poetry"
Dolores Jane Meyer
"Excursion Steamboating on the Mississippi with Streckfus Steamers, Inc."
Mary C. Taylor
"A History of the Foundations of Catholicism in Northern New York"
Kevin Corrigan Kearns
"The History of the Acquisition, Development and Restoration of Forest Park: 1870-1910"
Albert Joseph Patrick McCarthy
"The Oswego River: A Study in Historical Geography"