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Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Subject "U.S. History"
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(2010-05-19)“An American Spectacle: College Mascots and the Performance of Tradition” seeks to understand how college football and its attendant events (termed here “An American Spectacle”) became a vehicle for cultural production by ...
(2011-08-26)“Exceptional Queerness” tracks the cultural, legal, and medical narratives produced around moments of “discovery” wherein the female body of an individual whom a community knew to be male was revealed. This study investigates ...
(2015-12-02)On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Black Power and amidst a resurgence of national interest in African American grassroots political mobilizations under the Black Lives Matter umbrella, this dissertation argues for ...