Master of Arts (M.A.)
“An Uncharted Narrative”: The Politics of Texas Historical Memory and Indian Invisibility This paper studies historical memory in Texas as a means of settler colonialism. Political language beginning in the 1830s and into the twentieth century worked to erase Natives from the Texas landscape. Further, memory of the Texas Revolution in popular culture and in the writing of history has overwhelmed other aspects of Texas history such that Texas Natives are absent in Texas memory. One Texas Native group, the American Indians in Texas, works in the twenty-first century to reassert their place in Texas history. “Every Scotchman, tory, and jacobite”: The Growth of Scottophobia in Virginia and North Carolina, 1760-1780 This paper analyzes the print culture of Virginia and North Carolina in the late 1700s in order to find the origins of anti-Scottish sentiment in American colonies. Scottophobia had a distinct English background based on British cultural networks in the earlier 1700s. By the 1770s, it developed in the colonies with specifically American fears based in the economy and in revolutionary ideology. Anti-Scottish sentiment was placed in conversation with rising regional identities in print outlets of Virginia and North Carolina.
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Albers, Rebecca, "“An Uncharted Narrative”/“Every Scotchman, Tory, And Jacobite”" (2020). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1616444472.