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Character

Dunstan Knight, a former First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, currently a junior at Mary Washington College. I’m seeking a doctorate in history, and hoping that I’ll be a professor of the subject.  Part of the reason I chose to come to MWC was because I had been stationed at Quantico for a […] Continue reading

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Research Post #4

There were several familiar names listed in the faculty section of the MWC catalogs.  The President was Morgan Lafayette Combs, the Dean of College was Edward Alvey, Jr., and the Dean of Women was Mrs. Charles Lake Bushnell.  Today, all three of these people have halls named after them. On a different note, there was […] Continue reading

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Research Post #3

The three-year degree program was discontinued by April of 1946, and by the same time about half of the faculty that had been on leave for military service had returned. Closer examination of the pictures of the classrooms for dual capacity women (those who wanted to be both wage-earners and home-makers) showed a variety of […] Continue reading

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Re: Group Meeting

We created the website for our decade and named it “Books, Bonds & Babes.”  As well as focus on the classroom, we will also include a page on WWII and its impact. Continue reading

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Re: Reading assignment

Ida B. Wells’ denouncement of lynching as recorded in “Modern American Women” reminds me of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”  While Harper Lee’s novel takes place over forty years after Wells’ article, it still demonstrates that people are still willing to lynch a black man for a crime which he did not commit.  “The Southern White man says […] Continue reading

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Research Blog #2

This past week, I researched the course catalogs from 1941-1944. The first major change of note was in the 1942-43 catalog.  Published just one month after the US declared war on Japan and Germany, MWC started a three-year degree program, “To accelerate training for urgent needs of the nation.”  The following year, a preface was […] Continue reading

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Research Blog #1

My part of the research covers the course catalogs of the 1940s and studying the academic department and faculty files during that same time period.  Since this is the decade that contains A) the months before the United States entered World War II, B) the years the US fought and finished the war, and C) […] Continue reading

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Introductions

Hello, I’m Brent Isaacs, a junior at UMW.  I’m a History major, with a focus on the American Civil War.   Continue reading

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