Theses & Dissertations on Tennessee History, 1996-Present


[Under development]
Compiled by Ken Middleton
2004

African Americans

Blair, Tracy L. "For a Better Tomorrow: Marshall Keeble and George Phillip Bowser, African-American Ministers." M.A. Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 1996.

Coxe, Carey Lamar. "Urban Slave Diet in Early Knoxville: Faunal Remains from Blount Mansion, Knoxville, Tennessee." M.A. thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1998.

Ramsey, Sonya Yvette. "More Than the Three R's: The Educational, Economic, and Cultural Experiences of African American Female Public School Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee, 1869 to 1983." Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000.

Savage, Carter Julian. "From Claiborne's Institute to Natchez High School: The History of African-American Education in Williamson County, Tennessee, 1890-1967." Ed.D. diss., Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University, 1998.

Thornton, James G. "Sowing Seeds: The Daily Press and the Evolution of Tennessee’s Agriculture Extension Service." Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1998.

Agriculture

Lester, Connie Lee. "Grassroots Reform in the Age of New South Agriculture and Bourbon Democracy: The Agricultural Wheel, the Farmers’ Alliance, and the People’s Party in Tennessee, 1884-1892." Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1998.

Lowe, Karen E. Antebellum Century Farms in Williamson County, Tennessee : Documents of Change and Continuity in Agricultural History." M.A. thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 1999.

Walker, Melissa. "’All We Knew was to Farm’: Gender, Class, Race, and Change Among East Tennessee Farm Women, 1920-1941." Ph.D. diss., Clark University, 1996.

Architecture

Butt, Jennifer Beatrice. "The Emergence of the Gable-Front-and-Wing House in Murfreesboro, Tennessee During the Late-Nineteenth Century." M.A. Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 1996.

Irwin, Cathryn E. "Suburbanization in Knoxville, Tennessee: The Role of Edgewood Land and Improvement Company in the Development of the Washington Avenue Addition and Lincoln Park, 1888-1910." M.S. thesis, Ball State University, 1997.

Kaczor, Kristina. "Roman Catholic Church Architecture in the 1920’s: As Represented in The Church of the Holy Ghost, Knoxville, Tennessee." M.S. thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999.

Lowry, Deborah B. "Thomas J. Blanchard, Carpenter in Rural East Tennessee." M.S. thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999.

VonToal, Dagmar. "The Shotgun House in Knoxville, Tennessee." M.A. thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1998.

Archives

Medley, Mark. "The Country Music Foundation Photography Collection: History, Preservation, and Interpretation." M.A. Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997.

*Slocum, Allison Bethea. "State Archival Photographic Collections and Their Potential for Preservation Applications." Thesis, University of Georgia, 1999.

Civil War & Reconstruction

Dougan, John. "The Battle of Memphis." M.A. thesis, University of Memphis, 1996.

Ezzell, Timothy P. "Yankees in Dixie: The Story of Chattanooga, 1870-1898." Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee, 1996.

Frisby, Derek William. "'Homemade Yankees': West Tennessee Unionism in the Civil War Era." Ph.D. diss., University of Alabama, 2004.

Shepard, Scott Andrew. "Tennessee’s Judicial Apocrypha: The State Supreme Court’s Role in Fashioning Reconstruction." M.A. thesis, Vanderbilt University, 1996.

Strasser, William A. "’Our Women Played Well Their Parts’": East Tennessee Women in the Civil War Era, 1860-1870." M.A. thesis, University of Tennessee, 1999.

Walczynski, Mark. "The Battle of Fort Donelson." M.A. thesis, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1997.

Zebley, Kathleen Rosa. "Rebel Salvation: The Story of Confederate Pardons." Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1998.

Criminal Justice

Fenderson-Doss, Linda Rita. "History of Correctional Education in the Adult Penal Institutions of the State of Tennessee." Ed.D. diss., Tennessee State University, 1999.

 

Economic History

Alvey, Richard L. "Consumerism on the Tennessee Frontier." M.A. thesis, Texas Tech University, 1997.

Belt, Gordon T. "The Little Engines That Could: The H.K. Porter Company, its Industrial Locomotives and the Populist Appraisal of the John Kentlein collection." M.A. Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 2003.

Eades, Brian Russell. "Early Twentieth Century Textile Factories in Middle Tennessee: A Historical Analysis of Tennessee Knitting Mills and the Fly Manufacturing Company." M.A. Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997.

Irwin, Cathryn E. "Suburbanization in Knoxville, Tennessee: The Role of Edgewood Land and Improvement Company in the Development of the Washington Avenue Addition and Lincoln Park, 1888-1910." M.S. thesis, Ball State University, 1997.

Lee, Tommy D. "'Rise Up and Call Us Blessed': From Farm to Factory in the Tri-Cities, Tennessee-Virginia, 1900-1950." Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2001.

Owens, Dalford Dean. "Exchange Place: Development of the Commercial Frontier." M.A. thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1996.

Education

Chandler, Stephen D. "Cleaning House: The U.T. Faculty Firings of 1923." M.A. thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1998.

Crowell, Christopher L. "A History of the Sanders v. Ellington Case Leading to the Implementation of the Merger Between Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee, Nashville." Ed.D. diss., Tennessee State University, 1996.

Lickiss, Melinda Johnson. "The Integration of Schools in Murfreesboro, Tennessee: A Community Study." M.A. Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997.

Powers, Mary Osweiler. "The Ballot, the Bayonet, and the Schoolhouse: The Dynamics of Change in the Common Schools of Franklin County, Tennessee." Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999.

Stamm, Harrison Lea. "Mapping Out Institutional Changes: Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee." M.A. Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997.

Stover, Erin McConnell. "Putting the Present in the Past: The Impact of Economic, Political, and Social Changes on the History Curriculum in the Public Schools of Tennessee, 1945-1990." M.A. thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2000.

Sweatman, Timothy Augustus. "The Athens of the West: Education in Nashville, 1780-1860." M.A. thesis, Western Kentucky University, 1996.

Environmental History

McFarland, Robert E. "Of Time and the River: Economy, People, and Environment in the Tennessee Valley, 1500-1990." Ph.D. diss., University of Alabama, 1997.

Historic Preservation

 

Immigration

O’Brien, Robert M. "The U.S. Government’s Investigation of E.B. Stahlman as an Enemy Alien: A Case Study of Nativism in Nashville." M.A. thesis, Western Kentucky University, 1996.

Uselton, Darrell B. "The Irish Experience in Memphis, Tennessee: 1819-1866." M.A. thesis, University of Memphis, 1997.

Music

Helper, Laura. "Whole Lot of Shakin. Going On: An Ethnography of Race Relations and Crossover Audiences for Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll in 1950s Memphis." Ph.D. diss., Rice University, 1996.

Lange, Jeffrey J. "'Smile When You Call Me Hillbilly': The Modernization of Country Music and the Struggle for Respectability, 1939-1954." Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999.

Medley, Mark. "The Country Music Foundation Photography Collection: History, Preservation, and Interpretation." M.A. Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997.

Wagner, Clinton Justice. "Changing Contents for Jazz: American Cultural History, Art in the Market, and the Life of Phines Newborn, Jr." M.A. thesis, University of Memphis, 1996.

Native Americans

Cumfer, Cynthia Dee. "'The Idea of Mankind is So Various': An Intellectual History of Tennessee, 1768-1810." Ph.D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles, 2001.

Duggan, Betty J. "Being Cherokee in a White World: The Ethnic Persistence of a Post-Removal American Indian Enclave." Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1998.

Fearnbach, Heather. "Native American Sacred Sites: Case Studies in Preservation and Protection." M.A. Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997.

Hilliard, K. Mark. "An Instructor’s Guide to Traditional Native American Games of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee: Grades 5-8." D.A. diss., Middle Tennessee State University, 1998.

Meyers, Jason. "No Idle Past: The Use of History in the Indian Removal Debates." M.A. thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1998.

Political History

Cheathem, Mark R. "Andrew Jackson Donelson and His Importance During Andrew Jackson’s Administrations, 1829-1837." M.A. Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 1998.

Fritz, James Matthew. "James K. Polk and John Bell in the Nullification Crisis of 1832-1833." M.A. Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 1998.

Lester, Connie Lee. "Grassroots Reform in the Age of New South Agriculture and Bourbon Democracy: The Agricultural Wheel, the Farmers’ Alliance, and the People’s Party in Tennessee, 1884-1892." Ph.D. diss., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1998.

Religion

Billingsley, Scott C. "The Newbern Trial: A Study of Restoration and Primitivism in American Religion." M.A. Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 1996.

Dawes, Anne M. "The Second Vatican Council and the Diocese of Nashville: Examining Implementation and Impact." M.A. thesis, Vanderbilt University, 1996.

Kaczor, Kristina. "Roman Catholic Church Architecture in the 1920’s: As Represented in The Church of the Holy Ghost, Knoxville, Tennessee." M.S. thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999.

Ragon, Ronald Russell. "Frontier Hopkinsians: New School Theology in East Tennessee 1797-1861" [online]. Master's thesis, University of Tennessee, 2002. Available from: http://etd.utk.edu/2002/RagonRonald.pdf.

Sexuality

Buring, Daneel. "Building Gay Community Behind the Magnolia Curtain: Memphis from the 1940s Through the 1980s." Ph.D. diss., University of Memphis, 1996.

Slavery

Battle, Whitney Lutricia. A Yard to Sweep: Race, Gender and the Enslaved Landscape." Ph.D. diss., University of Texas, 2004.

Coxe, Carey Lamar. "Urban Slave Diet in Early Knoxville: Faunal Remains from Blount Mansion, Knoxville, Tennessee." M.A. thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1998.

Middleton, Kenneth. "Lizinka Campbell Brown: A Middle Tennessee Slaveholding Woman." M.A. thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 2000.

Sports

Austin, Bradley Ellis. "’College Would Be a Dead Old Dump Without It’: East Tennessee Intercollegiate Athletics During the Depression." M.A. thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1997.

Theatre

Niceley, Dawn Larsen. "Corn Under Canvas: Reconstructing Toby Shows in Tennessee." Ph.D. diss., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1999.

Urban History

Fain, Eda Clarke, Jr. "’Cut Loose the Corset Strings of Dull Times’: Attending Carnival in Memphis, Tennessee, Through Newsprint Coverage, 1872-1901." Ph.D. diss., University of Memphis, 1999.

Larson, Judy Lorraine. "Three Southern World’s Fairs: Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta, 1895 Tennessee Centennial, Nashville, 1897, South Carolina Inter-state and West Indian Exposition, Charleston, 1901-1902. Creating Regional Self Portraits." Ph.D. diss., Emory University, 1999.

 

Women’s History

Battle, Whitney Lutricia. A Yard to Sweep: Race, Gender and the Enslaved Landscape." Ph.D. diss., University of Texas, 2004.

Chalifoux, Stephanie M. "The Regulation of Female Sexual Deviance in Nashville, Tennessee, 1880-1920." M.A. thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 2001.

Douglass, Teresa Biddle. "Women, Consumerism, and Urban Public Space : Nashville's Summer Street in the Late Nineteenth Century." M.A. thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 2003.

Gilmore, Stephanie H. "’Helping Women Find Their Voice’: The Memphis Chapter of the National Organization for Women, 1972-1992." M.A. thesis, University of Memphis, 1997.

Hasselbring, Jeri McLeland. "A History of Female Education in Antebellum Williamson County, Tennessee: A Plan for the Preservation of Its Legacies." M.A. Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 1996.

MacRae, Ann Cameron. "Women at the Loom: Handweaving in Washington County, Tennessee, 1840-1860." Master's thesis, East Tennessee State University, 2001.

Middleton, Kenneth. "Lizinka Campbell Brown: A Middle Tennessee Slaveholding Woman." M.A. thesis., Middle Tennessee State University, 2000.

Morgan, Nancy Adgent. "Fanny Battle, From Spy to Samaritan: A Private Woman in Public Places." M.A. thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 2003.

Stinson, Thomas Charles. "Gender Negotiation on the East Tennessee Frontier: An Example from the Bell Site, Knoxville, Tennessee." M.A. thesis, University of Tennessee, 1999.

Strasser, William A. "’Our Women Played Well Their Parts’": East Tennessee Women in the Civil War Era, 1860-1870." M.A. thesis, University of Tennessee, 1999.

Walker, Melissa. "’All We Knew was to Farm’: Gender, Class, Race, and Change Among East Tennessee Farm Women, 1920-1941." Ph.D. diss., Clark University, 1996.

Whitsell, Cheryl A. "From Brothel to Cafe: Prostitution and Responses to It in Nashville, Tennessee, 1920-1945." M.A. thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 2003.