COMMEMORATING QUEEN CHARLOTTE: RACE, GENDER, AND THE POLITICS OF MEMORY, 1750 TO 2014
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Despite the vast research by historians on Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz as a person, little research has been conducted on what she meant to the people of regions named in her honor. This thesis seeks to uncover the significance of her namesake to the people of Charlotte, North Carolina by understanding local commemorations and race relations within the city. After reviewing multiple newspaper articles, works of art, commemoration celebrations documentations and memorabilia, the meaning of Queen Charlotte varied overtime as a result of varying political ideologies. Queen Charlotte was a symbol of local pride, an image for white elitism, the first African queen, and a heroine for local women.
Haynes, ChristineShapiro, Aaron
Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2016.
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