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  1. The Jeremiad in American Soccer [Download]

    Title: The Jeremiad in American Soccer
    Depositor: Nathaniel O Davis
    Creator:
    • Davis, Nathaniel O
    Description: The jeremiad is prominently used, in multiple forms, in American soccer. The jeremiad is used in a traditional way to ask questions and spur action, such as searching for an “identity” and playing style. The jeremiad is also used to create a formula for success by idealizing the stories of individuals who have overcome personal adversity. Lastly, the jeremiad is used to demand maintenance once success has been achieved by warning against future decline. As used by those in the American soccer community, the jeremiad is not always true to the original form, but pieces are present in the form of lament and optimism. The use of the jeremiad reveals deeper truths about American soccer. First, there is a need for a sense of purpose and mission. The jeremiad fulfills this need by providing a decline and a consequence requiring action, while providing an outlet for constant evaluation of the action and progress toward the mission. If progress is not made, more work must be done. If progress is being made, then it is proof that the work was justified to get there, and must be continued. Second, the jeremiad, a form used throughout American culture to create that need for purpose, is used to make sense of change and offers a formula and reason for perseverance with the promise that all will be fine in the end.
    Keywords: Jeremiad, Soccer, American Soccer
    Date Uploaded: 2017-04-28
  2. "Equality of Man Before His Creator":Thaddeus Stevens's Fight For Radical Reconstruction on December 4, 1865 [Download]

    Title: "Equality of Man Before His Creator":Thaddeus Stevens's Fight For Radical Reconstruction on December 4, 1865
    Depositor: Curtis M Royer
    Creator:
    • Royer, Curtis M
    Description:
    Keywords: Thaddeus Stevens, Stevens, Thaddeus , Political , American History , Reconstruction , December 4, 1865, Radical Republicans, Andrew Johnson , House of Representatives , Lancaster, Pennsylvania , Civil War , Thirteenth Amendment , Fourteenth Amendment
    Date Uploaded: 2017-04-26
  3. Thesis.pdf [Download]

    Title: Thesis.pdf
    Depositor: Danielle Nicole Burton
    Creator:
    • Burton, Danielle Nicole
    Description:
    Keywords: Gone with the Wind, Feminist, Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler
    Date Uploaded: 2017-04-26
  4. Romanticism and the Cultural Effects on the Legends and Mythologies Surrounding Bluesman Robert Johnson [Download]

    Title: Romanticism and the Cultural Effects on the Legends and Mythologies Surrounding Bluesman Robert Johnson
    Depositor: Bryan Grove
    Creator:
    • Grove, Bryan
    Description:
    Keywords: Robert Johnson, Blues, Legends, Blues History, Mississippi Delta
    Date Uploaded: 2017-04-20
  5. Breaking the Mold: Rethinking the Southern Woman in the Civil War [Download]

    Title: Breaking the Mold: Rethinking the Southern Woman in the Civil War
    Depositor: Kaitlyn Virginia Miller
    Creator:
    • Miller, Kaitlyn Virginia
    Description:
    Keywords: Women's history, Civil War, Southern women, Southern belle
    Date Uploaded: 2017-04-12
  6. Masters Thesis.docx [Download]

    Title: Masters Thesis.docx
    Depositor: Dawn Renae Mcelhenny
    Creator:
    • Mcelhenny, Dawn Renae
    Description:
    Keywords: Psychosocial Interventions for Substance Use Disorders
    Date Uploaded: 2017-02-23
  7. LovrinicSpencerThesis.pdf [Download]

    Title: LovrinicSpencerThesis.pdf
    Depositor: Spencer Daniel Lovrinic
    Creator:
    • Lovrinic, Spencer Daniel
    • Milosavljevic, Bratoljub
    Description:
    Keywords: Binary mixtures , Phase diagram modeling , Polypropylene glycol
    Date Uploaded: 2017-02-04
  8. SignaturePageThesis.pdf [Download]

    Title: SignaturePageThesis.pdf
    Depositor: Spencer Daniel Lovrinic
    Creator:
    • Lovrinic, Spencer Daniel
    • Milosavljevic, Bratoljub
    Description:
    Keywords: Binary mixtures , Phase diagram modeling , Polypropylene glycol
    Date Uploaded: 2017-02-04
  9. The Resurgence of Homesteading: An Investment in Health, Happiness, and Sustainable Living [Download]

    Title: The Resurgence of Homesteading: An Investment in Health, Happiness, and Sustainable Living
    Depositor: Jamie Candice Kinsley
    Creator:
    • Kinsley, Jamie Candice
    Description:
    Keywords: Homestead, Homesteading, Living off the land, Occupational Homestead, Hobby Homestead, Sustainable Living, Movement, York County, Home-economics, Food Security, Small Scale Farming
    Date Uploaded: 2016-12-02
  10. BrentMErbThesis-PennsylvaniaNatureWritersAndTheirInfluenceOnTheCultureAndLandscapeOfAmerica-Fall2016.docx [Download]

    Title: BrentMErbThesis-PennsylvaniaNatureWritersAndTheirInfluenceOnTheCultureAndLandscapeOfAmerica-Fall2016.docx
    Depositor: Brent Michael Erb
    Creator:
    • Erb, Brent Michael
    • Brent M Erb
    Description: Understanding nature and the ways in which humankind influences the environment is critical. While the moral obligation to protect the natural world is often clouded by industrial progress, financial gain, and the quest for energy independence, humankind’s existence depends upon a successful relationship with the Earth. The values and benefits of conserving and preserving natural resources to support biodiversity cannot be underestimated. Nature writers offer a voice for the natural world. By chronicling and reflecting upon our environment, nature writers encourage readers to have an interest in the natural world and make conscious and educated choices throughout their lives. As a result of their work, nature writers directly affect American’s natural, social, and cultural landscape. Illuminating the foundational experiences that have influenced nature writer’s investment in the natural world is integral to understanding how we can inspire a similar awareness and appreciation for nature in future generations. This thesis utilizes the empirical research process to uncover the initial inspirational experiences of four Pennsylvania nature writers: George Washington Sears “Nessmuk;” Theodora (Cope) Stanwell-Fletcher (Gray); E. Stanley “Ned” Smith; and Marcia Bonta. A critical literature review and site-based research was conducted in an effort to explore and identify common inspirational experiences throughout the writers’ lives. Each writer’s biography is positioned within the environmental, social, cultural, and political backdrop, relative to his or her era. The research highlighted that each of the four Pennsylvania nature writers identify positive childhood moments exploring nature under the tutelage of an invested adult as the basis for arousing their interest in nature and nature writing. These findings are discussed through the lens of current research and theory, addressing themes of social justice, nature deficit disorder, and the evolving relationship between humankind and nature. Research results suggest that inspiring and educating all people to be “nature smart” is a top priority. Specific attention must be given to children, as they are most capable of adopting pro-environmental attitudes and behaviors. Additional implications include: the evolving field of nature writing and its continuing ability to be a valuable tool in inspiring a love of nature in current and future generations.
    Keywords: Pennsylvania, Nature writer, Nature writers, Culture, Landscape, America, Childhood experiences, Childhood, Nature, George Washington Sears, Theodora Cope Stawell-Fletcher Gray, Nessmuk, Ned Smith, Marcia Bonta, Brent Erb
    Date Uploaded: 2016-12-01