|Family pictures "out of place" : race, resistance, and affirmation in the Pope family photograph collection, 1890-1920
||"This thesis explores the significance of family photography for African Americans in the Jim Crow South through an examination of the photograph collection kept by the Popes, a middle-class African American family of Raleigh, NC. Drawing from multip...
|Bridging the old South and the new: women in the economic transformation of the North Carolina Piedmont, 1865-1920
||In the post-Civil War North Carolina Piedmont, hardship visited all Southerners, and cast unprecedented numbers of women from every socioeconomic level, not merely the lowest ranks, into roles as providers. Increasing numbers of women sustained alter...
|Chain gangs, roads, and reform in North Carolina, 1900-1935
||For the first three decades of the twentieth century, dozens of predominantly black county chain gangs proliferated across North Carolina. The camps existed solely to build county roads, a consequence of efforts by the North Carolina Good Roads Assoc...
|Empowering the body: the evolution of self-help in the women’s health movement
||This dissertation is the first historical examination of the women’s health self-help movement in the late twentieth century. In the late 1960s, feminists across the country started to criticize and resist the constraints of male dominated healthcare...
|Soldiers, not wacs: how women’s integration transformed the Army, 1964-1994
||In 2016, the Secretary of Defense opened all ground combat jobs in the military to women, permitting work in a field that had been off limits to them since the inception of the Women’s Army Corps in 1948. Yet little is understood about female soldier...