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Digitization Notice Board

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries is embarking on an ambitious, multi-year project, to digitize more than a hundred years' worth of dissertations and theses.  This ensures the preservation of this important body of work, and enhances access to it.  You can view current dissertations and theses, and those that have been digitized, at

As we move through the collection of thousands of theses and dissertations, we will be approaching the individual authors to notify them of the digitization, offer them an opportunity to control distribution, and an opportunity to get an electronic copy of their dissertation. We include below a list of works whose authors did not respond to our notices, or whom we were not able to locate. Authors will be listed by their degree-granting department.

If you are a copyright holder for one of these works, and would like to provide additional information about a work, or discuss rights and access to the work, please contact us at mbanach at



Special Requests for Digitization


Afro-American Studies Department

  • Alexander, Shawn Leigh, 1970- . "We know our rights and have the courage to defend them:" : The Spirit of Agitation in the Age of Accommodation, 1883-1909 (2004)
  • Duvivier, Sandra Caona, 1978- Mapping Intersections : Black Women's Identities and the Politics of Home in Transnational Black American Women's Fiction (2006)
  • Edge, Thomas John, 1976- "The social responsibility of the administrator" : Mordecai Wyatt Johnson and the Dilemma of Black Leadership, 1890-1976 (2008)
  • Evans, Stephanie Y., 1969- Living Legacies : Black Women, Educational Philosophies, and Community Service, 1865-1965 (2003)
  • Forbes, Michael Kwame, 1972- American Man : The Ambitious Searches of Richard Wright and Ernest Hemingway (2007)
  • Foster, Lloren Addison, 1959- The Politics of Creation : The Short Story in South Africa and the US (2007)
  • Goldberg, David A., 1972- Courage Under Fire : African American Firefighters and the Struggle for Racial Equality (2006)
  • Hutchinson, Brandon LA, 1975- Refusing To Be Silent : Tracing the Role of the Black Woman Protector on the American Stage (2004)
  • McClure, Daniel N., 1969- A Woman of Action : Elma Lewis, the Arts, and the Politics of Culture in Boston, 1950-1986 (2009)
  • McFadden, Alesia E., 1958- The Artistry and Activism of Shirley Graham Du Bois : A Twentieth Century African American Torchbearer (2009)
  • Mears, Tanya M., 1973- "To lawless rapine bred" : A Study of Early Northeastern Execution Literature Featuring People of African Descent (2005)
  • Melancon, Trimiko C. Disrupting Dissemblance : Transgressive Black Women as Politics of Counter-Representation in African American Women's Fiction (2005)
  • Miletsky, Zebulon V., 1974- City of Amalgamation : Race, Marriage, Class and Color in Boston, 1890-1930 (2008)
  • Nesbitt, Francis Njubi, 1963- Race for Sanctions : The Movement Against Apartheid, 1946-1994 (2002)
  • Powell, Carolyn. "What's love got to do with it?["] : The Dynamics of Desire, Race and Murder in the Slave South (2002)
  • Ratcliff, Anthony J., 1970- Liberation at the End of a Pen : Writing Pan-African Politics of Cultural Struggle (2009)
  • Reynolds, Rita, 1963- Wealthy Free Women of Color in Charleston, South Carolina During Slavery (2007)
  • Swindall, Lindsey R., 1977- Intersections in Theatrics and Politics : The Case of Paul Robeson and Othello (2007)
  • Tkweme, W. S., 1958- Vindicating Karma : Jazz and the Black Arts Movement (2007)
  • Udofia, Paul E. Between the Black Diaspora of Enslavement and the Nigerian Diaspora Since the Demise of Colonialism : An Assessment of the Consequences of Two Historic Migrations to the United States (2007)
  • Wallach, Jennifer Jensen, 1974- Remembering Jim Crow : The Literary Memoir as Historical Source Material (2004)
  • Whitmal, Eunice Angelica, 1966- The Politics and Poetics of African American Women's Identity Performances : (re) Reading Black Hair in Fictional/Non-Fictional Writings and Cultural Productions (2007)


Last Edited: 20 August 2014