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The writing of this thesis could not have been accomplished without the help of numerous people. I wish to thank my advisor, Dr. Lynne Dunn for all her help and support. Winthrop has an extensive Archives and the help of Ron Chepseiuk, Head of the Archives and his assistant, Gina Price White proved invaluable. My most heartfelt thanks goes to Nancy H. Smith, my typist. She has typed draft after draft, edited, and proofread this thesis. She encouraged and supported me when I wanted to quit. This paper would not have been completed without her hard work. However, her greatest support has been in being my friend.

Bianca Madden

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina.