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  • "That the union of the labor forces shall be permanent" 

    Carruthers, Bruce Cameron (2006-05)
    Historians disagree on the reasons the Populist Movement and labor failed to achieve a political coalition. Some find the cause in a backward-looking Populist ideology that imagined solutions to the problems of rapid ...
  • This man Murdock 

    Dittemore, Carl Fenn (Wichita State University, 2012-07)
    Marshall Mortimer Murdock was one of the most compelling and controversial figures in all of Kansas history. Best known perhaps for establishing the Wichita Eagle in 1872, a newspaper whose primary business it was—as it ...
  • Trade, diplomacy and war along the waters: The Mississippi during the American revolution 

    Papsdorf, Daniel A. (Wichita State University, 2010-05)
    In early 1779 Father Pierre Gibault, a supporter of the American cause, found himself hiding on an island in the Mississippi River. Both ice and the lack of a formal alliance between Spain and the United States blocked ...
  • Vesting women with the vote: The timing of the federal amendment for woman suffrage 

    Farrell, Christine Ann (Wichita State University, 2007-12)
    The purpose of this research was to determine the catalyst for the enactment of the Nineteenth Amendment. A ‘top-down’ approach to women’s political history – an unconventional interpretation of woman suffrage from the ...
  • What is a nation: The micronationalist challenge to traditional concepts of the nation-state 

    Ferguson, Bennie Lee (Wichita State University, 2009-05)
    While primarily concerned with questions of legitimacy, particularly in regard to issues such as sovereignty, recognition, and autonomy as they relate to diminutive nationalistic entities (otherwise known as “micronations”), ...
  • Where the two kingdoms merge: the struggle for balance between national and religious identity among Mennonites in Wilhelmine Germany 

    Regier, James (2006-05)
    When the German Reich was created in 1871, it was an artificial construct born of Hohenzollern power projection and not of nationalism. Otto von Bismarck’s Realpolitik used the power of nationalism to unite Germans behind ...
  • Who can predict the future?: Central Kansas and the boom of 1887 

    Chennell, Charles Luke (Wichita State University, 2008-08)
    Kansas experienced a period of rapid construction in the late 1880’s that marked both the urban and rural environments. The growth was the result of an unparalleled atmosphere of opportunity brought about by a collusion ...
  • Women of bleeding Kansas 

    Jackson, Leigh (Wichita State University, 2008-12)
    In 1854 the Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Kansas Territory was opened to settlement, and the those that emigrated to populate it would decide if it was to become a slave state. This popular ...