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Many Things Honorable and Commendable Belonging to the Name: Ann Cochran Dixon, 1763-1857, and Her Kin

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dc.contributor.advisor Conard, Rebecca en_US
dc.contributor.advisor McCusker, Kristine en_US
dc.contributor.author Robinson, Rebecca en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-28T18:40:09Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-28T18:40:09Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06-23 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/4277
dc.description.abstract This thesis focuses on the importance that kinship network analysis lends to the study of women's history, with a particular focus on women who did not leave behind personal writings. To colonial, national, and antebellum era women, "family" not only included the nuclear family, but also their effective kinship groups. To demonstrate the utility of kinship analysis, I have chosen Ann Cochran Dixon (1763-1857), a Scots-Irish frontierswoman, in relation to her Cochran kinship network. Ann and her kin are an ideal case study; she left no personal writings in which she specifically detailed life events, but the availability of sources documenting her family group makes it possible to reconstruct certain areas of her life through her connections with extended family members. Tracing and comparing the different actions of Ann Cochran Dixon and her kin spanning several generations will demonstrate that kinship can be used as a legitimate category of historical analysis. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.title Many Things Honorable and Commendable Belonging to the Name: Ann Cochran Dixon, 1763-1857, and Her Kin en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi History en_US
dc.subject.umi American history en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US


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