|This is My Mic: Hip Hop and the Media, 1970s-1990s
||This study explores how the media, in particular the print media of New York City, portrayed hip hop culture and hip hoppers from the 1970s through the early 1990s. Through examining various newspaper sources it is apparent that the media, since hip ...
|"The changing needs of our youth today": the response of 4-H to social and economic transformations in Twentieth-century North Carolina
||Throughout the twentieth century, North Carolina underwent significant social and economic changes, experiencing a decline in small-scale agriculture, an end to racial segregation, and morphing views about roles for women and the nature of youth. Thi...
|“Our objective wasn’t to belittle people’s behavior”: the history of gestational diabetes, 1921-1991
||The emergence of the disease concept of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus during the late twentieth century was a product of collaborative efforts between physicians, medical researchers, businesses, and government agencies. This work is fundamentally an...
|Faith and family in the Antebellum Piedmont South
||This dissertation examines the cultural and religious dynamics of the North Carolina Piedmont's non-planter social order. I look in depth at the modernizing elements of antebellum religion, particularly the sensibility of liberality that accompanied ...
|A matter of national concern: the Kennedy administration’s campaign to restore public education to Prince Edward County, Virginia
||The Kennedy administration’s civil rights record requires revision. Scholars have developed a negative interpretation of that record by focusing on the most dramatic crises and a handful of poor judicial appointees. The dominant narrative, therefore,...
|Segregating the police: negotiating equality in postwar Memphis, Tennessee
||In early November 1948, black police officers began patrolling the Beale Street area of Memphis, Tennessee. The nine men hired to be black police officers in Memphis in the fall of 1948 were a surprising sight in a city that operated on racial segreg...