Mobile Point Sensors and Actuators in the Controllability Theory of Partial Differential Equations by Alexander Y. Khapalov (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)
Publication Date: 2017-10-02
This book presents a concise study of controllability theory of partial differential equations when they are equipped with actuators and/or sensors that are finite dimensional at every moment of time. Based on the author's extensive research in the area of controllability theory, this monograph specifically focuses on the issues of controllability, observability, and stabilizability for parabolic and hyperbolic partial differential equations. The topics in this book also cover related applied questions such as the problem of localization of unknown pollution sources based on information obtained from point sensors that arise in environmental monitoring. Researchers and graduate students interested in controllability theory of partial differential equations and its applications will find this book to be an invaluable resource to their studies.
Social Justice Literacies in the English Classroom: Teaching Practice in Action by Ashley S. Boyd (Department of English)
Publication Date: 2017-09-29
This timely book focuses on different social justice pedagogies and how they can work within standards and district mandates in a variety of English language arts classrooms. With detailed analysis and authentic classroom vignettes, the author explores how teachers cultivate relationships for equity, utilize transformative language practices, demonstrate critical caring, and develop students' critical literacies with traditional and critical content. Boyd offers a comprehensive model for taking social action with youth that also considers the obstacles teachers are likely to encounter. Presenting the case for more equity-oriented teaching, this rich resource examines the benefits of engaging students with critical pedagogies and provides concrete methods for doing so. Written for both pre- and inservice teachers, the text includes adaptable teaching models and tested ideas for preparing to teach for social justice.
Possibilities in Practice by Ashley S. Boyd, Editor (Department of English)
Publication Date: 2017-10-24
This edited collection illustrates different possibilities for social justice practice in various grade levels, disciplines, and interdisciplinary spaces in P-12 education. Chapters in this unique volume demonstrate teaching with a critical lens, helping students develop critical dispositions, encouraging civic action with students, and teaching about topics inclusive of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Based on empirical research, each contribution is rooted in a critical theoretical framework and characterizes findings from sustained study of pedagogic practice, spanning subject matter from social studies, English Language Arts, music, mathematics, and science. Through this work, both pre- and in-service teachers as well as teacher educators will be inspired to practice social justice in their own classrooms.
Tails: Curious Stories of the Human-Animal Bond by Bob Slack (Alumni '71)
Publication Date: 2017
Tails delves into the curious nature of the bond between two distinctly different creatures: human and animal. How is it that humans have been blessed with four-legged companions that are so willing to accept us unconditionally and touch our lives in ways that help us be better people? Dr. Slack draws from his 35 years of veterinary practice on two continents, Australia and America, to explore this wonderful mystery of human animal bonding. He writes how his clients’ pets touched their lives — the warmth of a cat curled in the lap of an elderly lady, the laughter of a latchkey child at play with his dog, a pet helping a boy survive the chaos of an alcoholic parent — the many magical ways the bond between us brings joy into our human world.
No Barriers by Buddy Levy (Department of English)
Publication Date: 2017-02-07
No Barriers is about my journey since coming down from Everest 15 years ago, and the path to where I am today. It is the story of my own life--the ups and downs both personal and professional but also the many people I've encountered who possess what I call a "No Barriers" mindset, who live a No Barriers life. It's about people who give those around them the courage to do great things. People who have risked failure, transcended their personal barriers, and shown others a way forward: scientists and innovators and technologists and artists and musicians and activists and soldiers.No Barriers is a way of living, and it lives in all of us. I think there is something inside all of us, a kind of light. But sometimes--through injury, disease, tragedy, mental illness, and trauma--people get shoved into a dark place, and that light is almost extinguished. A lot of times, making hard choices is what feeds that light, and becomes the energy we need to propel us forward. This book is about making the hard choices to fuel that light flickering in all of us, so that we can ignite with purpose and become our very best selves.
Feminism After 9/11 by Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo (Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies)
Call Number: Holland and Terrell Libraries Stacks HQ1421 .L84 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-01
This book is about social phenomena that directly acknowledge the structures and ideologies emerging after September 11, 2001. It considers how these structures and ideologies manage, control, and contain specific bodies with respect to race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and citizenship status. Inflections presented via "9/11" come into play against a backdrop shaped by established patterns of behavior and attitudes toward women and particular groups of people within an American landscape. As a result, existing notions of threat combine with 9/11 inflections to shape a specific conception of threat in a context "after" 9/11, and within this context, a feminism "after" 9/11 emerges. This contextualized feminism would have to develop its analysis within the frame of a society fundamentally altered by the events of 9/11, including its ideological aftermath, by foregrounding pertinent social categories as they interplay with women's bodies.
Managerial Decision Modeling by Chuck Munson (Carson College of Business)
Publication Date: 2017-08-07
This book fills a void for a balanced approach to spreadsheet-based decision modeling. In addition to using spreadsheets as a tool to quickly set up and solve decision models, the authors show how and why the methods work and combine the user's power to logically model and analyze diverse decision-making scenarios with software-based solutions. The book discusses the fundamental concepts, assumptions and limitations behind each decision modeling technique, shows how each decision model works, and illustrates the real-world usefulness of each technique with many applications from both profit and nonprofit organizations. The authors provide an introduction to managerial decision modeling, linear programming models, modeling applications and sensitivity analysis, transportation, assignment and network models, integer, goal, and nonlinear programming models, project management, decision theory, queuing models, simulation modeling, forecasting models and inventory control models. The additional material files Chapter 12 Excel files for each chapter Excel modules for Windows Excel modules for Mac 4th edition errata can be found at https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/486941
According to postmodern scholars, subjects are defined only through their relationship to institutions and social norms. But if we are only political people insofar as we are subjects of existing power relations, there is little hope of political transformation. To instigate change, we need todraw on collective power, but appealing to a particular type of subject, whether "working class," "black," or "women," will always be exclusionary. This issue is a particular problem for feminist scholars, who are frequently criticized for assuming that they can make broad claims for all women,while failing to acknowledge their own exclusive and powerful position (mostly white, Western, and bourgeois). Recent work in political and feminist thought has suggested that we can get around these paradoxes by wishing away the idea of political subjects entirely or else thinking of politicalidentities as constantly shifting. In this book, Claudia Leeb argues that these are both failed ideas. She instead suggests a novel idea of a subject in outline. Over the course of the book Leeb grounds this concept in work by Adorno, Lacan, and Marx - the very theorists who are often seen as denying the agency of the subject. Leeb also proposes that power structures that create political subjects are never all-powerful. While she rejects the idea ofpolitical autonomy, she shows that there is always a moment in which subjects can contest the power relations that define them.
Re-Awakening Ancient Salish Sea Basketry: Fifty Years of Basketry Studies in Culture and Science by Dale Croes (Department of Anthropology)
Call Number: Holland and Terrell Libraries Stacks E59.B3 C37 2018
Publication Date: 2017-12-20
Re-Awakening Ancient Salish Sea Basketry: Fifty Years of Basketry Studies in Culture and Science traces the evolution of traditional basketmaking on the Northwest Coast of North America from thousands of years ago to contemporary times. The book is the result of a collaboration between Mr. Ed Carriere, Suquamish Elder and Master Basketmaker, and Dr. Dale Croes, Northwest archaeologist specializing in ancient basketry and excavation of Northwest Coast waterlogged sites (also known as "wet sites"). Both men have spent over 50 years of their lives exploring their mutual interest in the art of basketry.Re-Awakening Ancient Salish Sea Basketry explores the lives of these two basketry specialists; describes their analyses of the 2,000-year-old basketry collection from the Biderbost wet-site, Snoqualmie Tribal Territory, currently housed at the University of Washington Burke Museum Archaeology Program; describes their development of Generationally-Linked Archaeology, a new approach that connects contemporary cultural specialists with ancient and ancestral specialists through collaboration with archaeologists; and details the sharing of their efforts with cultural audiences, such as the Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association, and scientific audiences, such as the annual Northwest Anthropological Conference. The book concludes with the authors' reflection on the contributions that ancient sites and artifacts can make to community cultural perpetuation efforts.
The Cosmic Zoo by Dirk Schulze-Makuch (School of the Environment)
Publication Date: 2017-11-29
Are humans a galactic oddity, or will complex life with human abilities develop on planets with environments that remain habitable for long enough? In a clear, jargon-free style, two leading researchers in the burgeoning field of astrobiology critically examine the major evolutionary steps that led us from the distant origins of life to the technologically advanced species we are today. Are the key events that took life from simple cells to astronauts unique occurrences that would be unlikely to occur on other planets? By focusing on what life does - it's functional abilities - rather than specific biochemistry or anatomy, the authors provide plausible answers to this question. Systematically exploring the various pathways that led to the complex biosphere we experience on planet Earth, they show that most of the steps along that path are likely to occur on any world hosting life, with only two exceptions: One is the origin of life itself - if this is a highly improbable event, then we live in a rather "empty universe". However, if this isn't the case, we inevitably live in a universe containing a myriad of planets hosting complex as well as microbial life - a "cosmic zoo". The other unknown is the rise of technologically advanced beings, as exemplified on Earth by humans. Only one technological species has emerged in the roughly 4 billion years life has existed on Earth, and we don't know of any other technological species elsewhere. If technological intelligence is a rare, almost unique feature of Earth's history, then there can be no visitors to the cosmic zoo other than ourselves. Schulze-Makuch and Bains take the reader through the history of life on Earth, laying out a consistent and straightforward framework for understanding why we should think that advanced, complex life exists on planets other than Earth. They provide a unique perspective on the question that puzzled the human species for centuries: are we alone?
This Routledge Handbook analyses the main issues in the field of hospitality marketing by focusing on past, present and future challenges and trends from a multidisciplinary global perspective. The book uniquely combines both theoretical and practical approaches in debating some of the most important marketing issues faced by the hospitality industry. Parts 1 and 2 define and examine the main hospitality marketing concepts and methodologies. Part 3 offers a comprehensive review of the development of the hospitality marketing over the years. The remaining sections (4-9) address key cutting edge marketing issues such as innovation in hospitality, sustainability, social media, peer-to-peer applications, web 3.0, etc. in a wide variety of hospitality settings.#65533; In addition, this book provides a platform for debate and critical evaluation that enables the reader to learn from the industry#65533;s past mistakes as well as future opportunities.#65533; The handbook is international in its nature as it attempts to examine marketing issues, challenges and trends globally drawing from the knowledge and expertise of experts from around the world. Because of the nature of hospitality, which often makes it inseparable from other industries such as tourism, events, sports and even retail, the book is multidisciplinary in nature and appeals to these disciplines as well as others such as management, human resources, technology, consumer behaviour and anthropology.
Ace Carroway and the Great War by Guy Worthey (Department of Physics and Astronomy)
When the Great War breaks out, Cecilia Carroway lies about her age and enlists as a pilot. She earns her Ace nickname, but she's shot down behind enemy lines and imprisoned. She meets five motley fellow prisoners Quack, Bert, Sam, Tombstone, and Gooper. Escape is hard enough, but Ace won’t go without sabotaging the enemy’s war machine. Add in Minister of Technology Darko Dor’s plan to kidnap Ace, and Ace Carroway’s chances of survival drop to zero.
So. About average. Cliffhangers. Airships. 1920s retro. Fistfights. Female protagonist kicking bottom. Quirky multinational sidekicks. Clipped sentences. Outrageous accents. Dogfights. Daring escapes. Pole vaulting.
Thermodynamic Properties of Cryogenic Fluids by Jacob Leachman (School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering)
Publication Date: 2017-08-15
This update to a classic reference text provides practising engineers and scientists with accurate thermophysical property data for cryogenic fluids. The equations for fifteen important cryogenic fluids are presented in a basic format, accompanied by pressure-enthalpy and temperature-entropy charts and tables of thermodynamic properties. It begins with a chapter introducing the thermodynamic relations and functional forms for equations of state, and goes on to describe the requirements for thermodynamic property formulations, needed for the complete definition of the thermodynamic properties of a fluid. The core of the book comprises extensive data tables and charts for the most commonly-encountered cryogenic fluids. This new edition sees significant updates to the data presented for air, argon, carbon monoxide, deuterium, ethane, helium, hydrogen, krypton, nitrogen and xenon. The book supports and complements NIST's REFPROP - an interactive database and tool for the calculation of thermodynamic properties of cryogenic fluids.
Rural Poverty in the United States by Jennifer Sherman, Editor (Department of Sociology)
Call Number: Holland and Terrell Libraries Stacks HC110.P6 R8925 2017
Publication Date: 2017-08-22
America's rural areas have always held a disproportionate share of the nation's poorest populations. Rural Poverty in the United States examines why. What is it about the geography, demography, and history of rural communities that keeps them poor? In a comprehensive analysis that extends from the Civil War to the present, Rural Poverty in the United States looks at access to human and social capital; food security; healthcare and the environment; homelessness; gender roles and relations; racial inequalities; and immigration trends to isolate the underlying causes of persistent rural poverty. Contributors to this volume incorporate approaches from multiple disciplines, including sociology, economics, demography, race and gender studies, public health, education, criminal justice, social welfare, and other social science fields. They take a hard look at current and past programs to alleviate rural poverty and use their failures to suggest alternatives that could improve the well-being of rural Americans for years to come. These essays work hard to define rural poverty's specific metrics and markers, a critical step for building better policy and practice. Considering gender, race, and immigration, the book appreciates the overlooked structural and institutional dimensions of ongoing rural poverty and its larger social consequences.
Universalism Without Uniformity by Julia Cassaniti (Department of Anthropology)
Publication Date: 2017-10-26
One of the major questions of cultural psychology is how to take diversity seriously while acknowledging our shared humanity. This collection, edited by Julia L. Cassaniti and Usha Menon, brings together leading scholars in the field to reconsider that question and explore the complex mechanisms that connect culture and the human mind. The contributors to Universalism without Uniformity offer tools for bridging silos that have historically separated anthropology's attention to culture and psychology's interest in universal mental processes. Throughout, they seek to answer intricate yet fundamental questions about why we are motivated to find meaning in everything around us and, in turn, how we constitute the cultural worlds we inhabit through our intentional involvement in them. Laying bare entrenched disciplinary blind spots, this book offers a trove of insights on issues such as morality, emotional functioning, and conceptions of the self across cultures. Filled with impeccable empirical research coupled with broadly applicable theoretical reflections on taking psychological diversity seriously, Universalism without Uniformity breaks new ground in the study of mind and culture.
Citizens of Convenience by Lawrence B. A. Hatter (Department of History)
Call Number: Holland and Terrell Libraries Stacks E398 .H38 2017
Publication Date: 2016-12-27
Like merchant ships flying flags of convenience to navigate foreign waters, traders in the northern borderlands of the early American republic exploited loopholes in the Jay Treaty that allowed them to avoid border regulations by constantly shifting between British and American nationality. In Citizens of Convenience, Lawrence Hatter shows how this practice undermined the United States' claim to nationhood and threatened the transcontinental imperial aspirations of U.S. policymakers. The U.S.-Canadian border was a critical site of United States nation- and empire-building during the first forty years of the republic. Hatter explains how the difficulty of distinguishing U.S. citizens from British subjects on the border posed a significant challenge to the United States' founding claim that it formed a separate and unique nation. To establish authority over both its own nationals and an array of non-nationals within its borders, U.S. customs and territorial officials had to tailor policies to local needs while delineating and validating membership in the national community. This type of diplomacy--balancing the local with the transnational--helped to define the American people as a distinct nation within the Revolutionary Atlantic world and stake out the United States' imperial domain in North America.
Nonlinear Optics: a Student's Perspective by Mark Kuzyk (Department of Physics)
Publication Date: 2017-08-18
*** Note to instructors. This book is available free of charge as an eBook on Perusall, the peer discussion forum. *** This unique textbook on nonlinear optics is written by award-winning teacher and researcher, Regents Professor Mark G. Kuzyk of Washington State University. It is ideal for a class or as a reference, and can be used for self study. Exercises are provided as material is introduced to reinforce concepts. The book's approach mirrors the author's philosophy that a firm grounding in the fundamentals will allow the student to tackle any topic. As such, many topics are left out while others are covered in depth to develop the intuition. Physics is meant to be savored, so this book should be consumed slowly with attention to the deeper meaning of the topics presented. The rest will naturally fall into place.Material not normally discussed in standard textbooks that is covered here includes the introduction of second quantization and how it can be applied to Feynman-like diagrams for calculating nonlinear susceptibilities. Dirac notation is introduced to facilitate the development of the theory with finesse. This approach provides a pictorial representation of light-matter interactions that leads to a more intuitive understanding of phenomena such as difference frequency generation, cascading and stimulated emission. An introduction to Python programming and solving simple numerical problems is briefly presented to get the student up to speed. In addition to unique problem sets that are not typically assigned in a course on nonlinear optics, a series of numerical problems are provided to both hone coding skills (the student can code in any language) and shed light on problems that have no analytical solution.Other unique topics covered are magnetic susceptibilities, nonlinear optics at negative absolute temperature, epsilon near zero materials, surface plasmons in various spatial dimensions, aperiodic nonlinear gratings to control the effective nonlinearity, nonlinear optics of single molecules, self-consistent methods for treating cascading as a local field and an in-depth derivation of optical multi-stability.This book is a total overhaul of "Lecture Notes in Nonlinear Optics: a student's perspective." Previous material is extensively augmented and rewritten for clarity and lots of new material has been added. While this newer book tries to take a student's perspective, it does not have the same raw narrative as the previous volume. Being so different in approach and content, it should be considered a new book rather than an updated edition of the previous one. If the more polished approach is not your thing, then go for the older book, which will remain available indefinitely.
Size by Mark Kuzyk (Department of Physics)
Publication Date: 2017-07-15
This tiny book takes on the huge topic of size, or more precisely, length. There is more to this topic than you might expect. Quantum mechanics shows how things become fuzzy as they get smaller, removing the sharp edges that are needed to measure length. More importantly, it becomes difficult to know when one objects ends and the other begins, making a count of the number of objects ambiguous.Since the markings on a ruler can be thought of as objects, when they are made small enough, they also become too fuzzy to read. Other strange behavior takes hold as the distance between rulings gets small, including rulers that become shorter and the evaporation of a ruler when it gets near the object being measured.This volume takes the reader on a journey, starting with the universal concept of one-to-one correspondence -- with a diversion to compare the behavior of bosons and fermions -- and ending with a description of entanglement between a ruler and object. How entanglement affects our classical notion of measurement is also discussed.A firm grounding of quantum mechanics at the undergraduate level is required to appreciate and follow the development of the arguments. Your comments are welcome. See the book's preface for the web address or copy it here: http://unknownphysicist.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
Corrections by Mary K. Stohr (Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology)
Publication Date: 2017-01-24
Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice offers students a 21st-century look into the treatment and rehabilitative themes that drive modern-day corrections. Written by two academic scholars and former practitioners, Mary K. Stohr and Anthony Walsh, this book provides students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of corrections, as well as coverage of often-overlooked topics like ethics, comparative corrections, offender classification and assessment, treatment modalities, and specialty courts. This text expertly weaves together research, policy, and practice, enabling students to walk away with a foundational understanding of effective punishment and treatment strategies for offenders in U.S. correctional institutions.
How to Be a Scholar by Paul A. Verrell (School of Biological Sciences)
Publication Date: 2017-06-02
How to be a Scholar: Smoothing the Transition from High School to College...and Beyond provides evidence-based recommendations for maximizing academic success in those crucial first semesters in college. Full of relevant information on the various support services offered by the university, it serves as a reference for the integration and use of all these resources. By completing worksheets provided at the end of each chapter, students will be fully engaged, and they will finish the book with a portfolio that will be useful as they transition from high school students to college scholars, and beyond.
21st-Century Narratives of World History by R. Charles Weller, Editor (Department of History)
Publication Date: 2017-11-20
This book makes a unique and timely contribution to world/global historical studies and related fields. It places essential world historical frameworks by top scholars in the field today in clear, direct relation to and conversation with one other, offering them opportunity to enrich, elucidate and, at times, challenge one another. It thereby aims to: (1) offer world historians opportunity to critically reflect upon and refine their essential interpretational frameworks, (2) facilitate more effective and nuanced teaching and learning in and beyond the classroom, (3) provide accessible world historical contexts for specialized areas of historical as well as other fields of research in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, and (4) promote comparative historiographical critique which (a) helps identify continuing research questions for the field of world history in particular, as well as (b) further global peace and dialogue in relation to varying views of our ever-increasingly interconnected, interdependent, multicultural, and globalized world and its shared though diverse and sometimes contested history.
Steampunk is more than a fandom, a literary genre, or an aesthetic. It is a research methodology turning history inside out to search for alternatives to the progressive technological boosterism sold to us by Silicon Valley. This book turns to steampunk's quirky temporalities to embrace diverse genealogies of the digital humanities and to unite their methodologies with nineteenth-century literature and media archaeology. The result is nineteenth-century digital humanities, a retrofuturist approach in which readings of steampunk novels like William Gibson and Bruce Sterling's#65533;The Difference Engine and Ken Liu's The Grace of Kings collide with nineteenth-century technological histories like Charles Babbage's use of the difference engine to enhance worker productivity and Isabella Bird's spirit photography of alternate history China.#65533; Along the way, Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanities considers steampunk as a public form of digital humanities scholarship and activism, examining projects like Kinetic Steam Works's reconstruction of Henri Giffard's 1852 steam-powered airship, Jake von Slatt's use of James Wimshurst's 1880 designs to create an electric influence machine, and the queer steampunk activism of fans appearing at conventions around the globe. Steampunk as a digital humanities practice of repurposing reacts to the growing sense of multiple non-human temporalities mediating our human histories: microtemporal electricities flowing through our computer circuits, mechanical oscillations marking our work days, geological stratifications and cosmic drifts extending time into the millions and billions of years.#65533;Excavating the entangled, anachronistic layers of steampunk practice from video games like Bioshock Infinite to marine trash floating off the shore of Los Angeles and repurposed by media artist Claudio Garz#65533;n into steampunk submarines, Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanities uncovers the various technological temporalities and multicultural retrofutures illuminating many alternate histories of the digital humanities.#65533;
Perspectives on the Archaeology of Pipes, Tobacco and Other Smoke Plants in the Ancient Americas by Shannon Tushingham (Department of Anthropology)
Call Number: Holland and Terrell Libraries Stacks GT3020 .P477 2016
Publication Date: 2015-12-29
This volume presents the most recent archaeological, historical, and ethnographic research that challenges simplistic perceptions of Native smoking and explores a wide variety of questions regarding smoking plants and pipe forms from throughout North America and parts of South America. By broadening research questions, utilizing new analytical methods, and applying interdisciplinary interpretative frameworks, this volume offers new insights into a diverse array of perspectives on smoke plants and pipes.
Honored and Dishonored Guests by W. Puck Brecher (Department of History)
Call Number: Holland and Terrell Libraries Stacks S832.7.A1 B65 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-06
The brutality and racial hatred exhibited by Japan's military during the Pacific War piqued outrage in the West and fanned resentments throughout Asia. Public understanding of Japan's wartime atrocities, however, often fails to differentiate the racial agendas of its military and government elites from the racial values held by the Japanese people. While not denying brutalities committed by the Japanese military, Honored and Dishonored Guests overturns these standard narratives and demonstrates rather that Japan's racial attitudes during wartime are more accurately discerned in the treatment of Western civilians living in Japan than the experiences of enemy POWs. The book chronicles Western communities in wartime Japan, using this body of experiences to reconsider allegations of Japanese racism and racial hatred. Its bold thesis is borne out by a broad mosaic of stories from dozens of foreign families and individuals who variously endured police harassment, suspicion, relocation, starvation, denaturalization, internment, and torture, as well as extraordinary acts of charity. The book's account of stranded Westerners--from Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kobe to the mountain resorts of Karuizawa and Hakone--yields a unique interpretation of race relations and wartime life in Japan.
Peace Weavers by Candace Wellman (Alumni)
Publication Date: 2017-05-01
Throughout the mid-1800s, Coast and Interior Salish families arranged strategic cross-cultural marriages, and these alliances played a crucial role in regional settlement and spared Puget Sound's upper corner from the tragic conflicts other regions experienced. Although accounts of the men exist in a variety of records, the contributions of their native wives remain unacknowledged.
Author Candace Wellman hopes to shatter stereotypes surrounding these relationships. The four women profiled--Caroline Davis Kavanaugh, Mary Fitzhugh Lear Phillips, Clara Tennant Selhameten, and Nellie Carr Lane--exhibited exceptional endurance, strength, and adaptability. Remembered as loving mothers and good neighbors, they ran successful farms, nursed and supported family members, served as midwives, and operated profitable businesses. They visited relatives and attended ancestral gatherings, often with their children. Each woman's story is uniquely her own, but together they and other intermarried women left lasting legacies. They were peace weavers.