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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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United States attitudes toward South Africa, 1895-1910 : a study of American reaction to war, peace and union in South Africa

Tengey, J. G. K. 1973 (has links)
No description available.
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Imagining Caribbean Womanhood : Racialised Femininities, Colour-blind Nationalisms and Beauty Contests

Rowe, Rochelle 2010 (has links)
No description available.
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This is a country that advances - the official propaganda of the military regime in Brazil, 1968-1979

Schneider, Nina 2011 (has links)
No description available.
44

'In brightest day, in blackest night' : superhero narratives and US historical trauma 1938-2010

Goodrum, Michael 2010 (has links)
No description available.
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Spaces of history and identity at Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Maddern, Joanne F. 2005 (has links)
No description available.
46

The American Revolution and the West, 1758-1776

Minervino, Stephen 2009 (has links)
No description available.
47

The national policies of Canada : myth and reality, 1867-1890

Hale, A. W. C. 1979 (has links)
No description available.
48

Cuba in the American mind

Oatham, J. L. 2000 (has links)
The focus of this thesis is America's reaction to the Cuban Revolution of 1959. It is argued that this took the form of a creative construction of an image of Cuba in the American mind. Using original sources it contextualises images of and attitudes towards the island in a number of historical settings. Taking the Newtonian metaphor of an apple falling to the ground. Americans during the nineteenth century saw Cuba as a subject to the pull of political gravitation. During the Spanish American War the spectre of the Cuban independence necessitated a new image: the island became an errant child. This image held until the 1959 Revolution. In the early years of the 1960s American policy makers constructed a new image. After discussing this, the thesis moves on to consider other responses to the Revolution through examining its impact on writers such as Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The adoption of the Revolution by student radicals and advocates of black power is then explored. In spite of such commentator's suggestions that Cuba offered alternatives to contemporary American culture, by the close of the decade the dominant interpretation of the Cuban Revolution was fixed within a Cold War paradigm. The thesis concludes that this Cold War image has remained intact. Today America understands Cuba to be an island subject to a revolution betrayed, held within the grip of a communist and hence inherently evil regime. No accommodation is possible whilst Fidel Castro lives. The American image of Cuba remains frozen in the assumptions of the 1960s.
49

Back down to earth : the development of space policy for NASA during the Jimmy Carter administration

Damuhn, M. D. 2000 (has links)
Throughout Jimmy Carter's presidency he was pulled in opposite directions between his idealism and the harsh reality of politics. The argument that will be presented throughout this dissertation is this conflict faced by Carter concerning NASA. Historians have neglected the Carter Administration's affairs with NASA because they believe nothing exciting or important happened. The Carter Administration is the only one in the Space Age that Americans have not been in space. I propose to show that, while it might not have been exciting, it was important what Carter did with NASA throughout his Administration. During the 1976 presidential campaign and early in his Administration several Carter advisors recommended that the Shuttle be postponed or even cancelled, but Carter continued his support for the Shuttle. Towards the end of his Administration it took a high level presidential meeting to put the full weight of his presidency behind completing the Shuttle. While Carter was not enthralled with manned space flight he was aware and very supportive of what NASA could do to expand knowledge outward by its robotic exploration of the universe. Several NASA projects, that he supported and started the funding, only came to fruition long after Carter left the White House such as the Hubble Telescope, the Jupiter Galileo project and the Venus Magellan project. Carter also strongly endorsed NASA projects for use on Earth such as communications, weather, environmental, and military satellites. He wanted NASA to meet the needs of the taxpayers who paid for it. He wanted to bring the space agency "back down to earth". This was a consistent theme throughout his Administration. Carter had good plans for NASA but left so many people disappointed who wanted great things from NASA but wound up only with good things.
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The power to persuade? : U.S. foreign policy towards Indian non-alignment, 1947-1957

Dix, J. M. 2003 (has links)
This thesis is a detailed historical reconstruction and analysis of official American attitudes and policies towards Indian non-alignment between 1947 and 1957, explaining policy development and change in the broader context of the Cold War. This case study highlights the shortcomings of certain popular images of the period, namely the bipolar model and the perception of the US as a powerful, persuasive state able to manipulate others, especially much weaker countries. After ten years of trying to persuade India to become an ally, Washington realised that not only was this impossible, but also not even in American interests. American policy-makers faced major problems with Indian non-alignment during this period. First, India's very public position on US-Soviet hostility as traditional great power rivalry undermined American attempts to establish and maintain the free world's unity. Second, whilst the Truman administration recognised the Cold War's complexities, Truman's bipolar rhetoric restricted US flexibility on policy regarding Indian non-alignment. Thus, the US adopted a negative stance on Indian foreign policy and tried to align India with the West and draw it into regional collective defence measures. However, as the Cold War developed Truman found India had a very useful role to play precisely because it was non-aligned, especially during the Korean War when India acted as a channel of communication between the US and the People's Republic of China. Eisenhower faced similar problems with India, especially regarding collective defence, and at first he was hostile towards Indian non-alignment. However, he decided that it was America's policy that had to change, not India's. Gradually he moved attitudes from intolerance to acceptance, realising that the US should take full advantage of non-alignment. By 1957 Eisenhower looked upon non-alignment as a constructive position in world politics, and as a result US-Indian relations entered a new, positive phase.

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