Samples of the very best abstracts submitted to your 2012-2013 abstract selection committee for the ninth annual North Carolina State University graduate student history conference.

Samples of the very best abstracts submitted to your 2012-2013 abstract selection committee for the ninth annual North Carolina State University graduate student history conference.

Sample 1: “Asserting Rights, Reclaiming Space: District of Marshpee v. Phineas Fish, 1833-1843”

From May of 1833 to March of 1834, the Mashpee Wampancag tribe of Cape Cod Massachusetts waged an aggressive campaign to gain political and religious autonomy through the state. In March of 1834, the Massachusetts legislature passed an act disbanding the white guardians appointed to conduct affairs for the Mashpee tribe and incorporated Mashpee as an Indian district. The Mashpee tribe’s fight to restore self-government and control of land and resources represents a”recover that is significant of space.” Equally significant is exactly what happened once that space was recovered.

The main topic of this paper addresses an understudied and essential period in a brief history associated with Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. Leggi tutto “Samples of the very best abstracts submitted to your 2012-2013 abstract selection committee for the ninth annual North Carolina State University graduate student history conference.”