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- ItemCommitment, Care, and Control: The Treatment of the Black Insane at the South Carolina State Hospital From 1900-1963(2013-03-08) Fowler, Catherine Alison; Ingram, Tammy; HistoryThe treatment of the black patients at the South Carolina State Hospital from 1900-1963 reflected the local, regional, and national political and social ideas about race and demonstrated the lengths that whites would go to in order to control the black population. Topics include the 1909 and two 1914 investigations into the conditions and treatment of patients at the hospital, occupational therapy, common physical and mental illnesses, and sterilization.
- ItemTemporal Defeat, Divine Victory: The Origins of the Religion of the Lost Cause, 1860-1870(2013-03-08) Davis, Andrew Patrick; Poole, Scott; HistoryABSTRACTTEMPORAL DEFEAT, DIVINE VICTORY: THE ORIGINS OF THE RELIGION OF THE LOST CAUSE, 1860-1870A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for degree MASTER OF ARTSinHISTORYbyANDREW P. DAVISAPRIL 2012atTHE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON THE CITADEL GRADUATE COLLEGEApproved by:Dr. W. Scott Poole, Thesis DirectorDr. Tammy IngramDr. Amanda MushalDr. Amy T. McCandlesss, Dean of the Graduate School￼￼￼￼The religion of the Lost Cause did not slowly develop during the late 1860s and 1870s, only to provide a foundation for grieving southerners in the two decades that followed. Instead, its foundational ideas took shape as men marched off to battle and the idea of an independent Confederate nation remained very much within reach. The civil religion of this nascent nation then proved extremely malleable as proponents of the Lost Cause quickly altered its form and function to meet their own needs. The religious ideology of the Lost Cause allowed ex-Confederates to turn their temporal defeat into a stunning and total divine victory. Just as a phoenix rises from the ashes to begin life anew, so too would the Confederacy overcome its earthly demise and find rebirth in other realms.