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Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

Cashing the Check of Democracy The American Revolution and Citizenship in the Black Freedom Struggle 1960-1970 , Zachary Earle Clary

“All the Rights of Native Cherokees”: The Appearance of Black People in Cherokee Society , Ayanna Goines

“We Are Created Inferior to Men”: Leveraging Horsemanship to Reinforce Gender Expectations, 1830-1861 , Gabrielle Marie McCoy

The Widened Hearthstone Urban Playgrounds as the Infrastructure of Public Mothering, 1900-1930 , Alexandra Miller

Piratical Transportation: Highlighting Silences in Carolina’s Enslavement and Exportation of Native Americans , Jordan Stenger

Lunatics, Liberals and Bloodthirsty Haters: The South in the 1972 Presidential Election , Thomas Clayton Strebeck

In Her Possession and Keeping Revolutionary War Widows and the Politics of Family Archives, 1820–1850 , Riley Kathryn Sutherland

Colored Lawyer, Topeka: The Legend and Legacy of Elisa Scott , Jeffery Scott Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

The Presbyterian Exception? The Illegal Education of Enslaved Blacks by South Carolina Presbyterian Churches, 1834-1865 , Margaret Bates

Roy Acuff, Democratic Candidate , Henry Luther Capps III

Before the Storm: Youth Hockey in North Carolina Ahead of the NHL’s Arrival , Sarai ShareI Dai

Flying Saucer of the Smokies: The Debate Over National Park Architecture and Wilderness Values in Clingmans Dome Observation Tower , Michelle Fieser

“I Like a Fight”: Margaret Sanger and the First Birth Control Clinic in the United States , Rebecca Linnea Hall

Who Has the Right to Reproduce? Forced Sterilization in South Carolina in the Early Twentieth Century , Kathryn Pownall

Sex (Work) And the City: Sex Work in Columbia, South Carolina, 1860-1880 , Presley McKalyn Ramey

Resurrecting a Nation Through Silk and Diplomacy: American Material Culture and Foreign Relations During the Reconstruction Era , Paige Weaver

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

Building a New (Deal) Identity The Evolution of Italian-American Political Culture and Ideology, 1910–1940 , Ryan J. Antonucci

“It Seemed Like Reaching for the Moon:” Southside Virginia’s Civil Rights Struggle Against The Virginia Way, 1951-1964 , Emily A. Martin Cochran

“We are Going to be Reckoned With”: The South Carolina UDC and the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Museum, 1986-2000 , Caitlin Cutrona

Enslaved Rebellion and Abolitionist Imperialism in Britain’s Atlantic World, 1807-1884 , Lewis Eliot

Religion, Senses, and Remembrance: Brooklyn’s Sumter Club in Postbellum Charleston, S.C. , Michael Edward Scott Emett

Praying Soldiers: Experiencing Religion as a Revolutionary War Soldier Fighting for Independence , Roberto Oscar Flores de Apodaca

Engraved in Prejudice: How Currency Displayed the Mindset of the South , Holly Johnson Floyd

The Governor’s Guards: Militia, Politics, Social Networking, and Manhood in Columbia, South Carolina, 1843-1874 , Justin Harwell

Patients’ Rights, Patients’ Politics: Jewish Activists of the U.S. Women’s Health Movement, 1969-1990 , Jillian Michele Hinderliter

Joshua Gordon’s Witchcraft Book and The Transformation of the Upcountry of South Carolina , E. Zoie Horecny

“The Once and Future Audubon:” The History of the Audubon Ballroom and the Movement to Save It , William Maclane Hull

A Culture of Control: Progressive Era Eugenics in South Carolina as a Continuation of Created White Supremacy , Hannah Nicole Patton

Shaping a Queer South: The Evolution of Activism From 1960-2000 , A. Kamau Pope

The Robber Barons of Show Business: Traveling Amusements And The Development of the American Entertainment Industry, 1870- 1920 , Madeline Steiner

Charlotte's Glory Road: The History of NASCAR in the Queen City , Hannah Thompson

Foxy Ladies and Badass Super Agents: Legacies of 1970s Blaxploitation Spy and Detective Heroines , Carlie Nicole Todd

Media Combat: The Great War and the Transformation of American Culture , Andrew Steed Walgren

“Hungering and Thirsting” for Education: Education, Presbyterians, and African Americans in the South, 1880-1920 , Rachel Marie Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Gendering Secession: Women and Politics in South Carolina, 1859- 1861 , Melissa DeVelvis

The Chasquis of Liberty: Revolutionary Messengers in the Bolivian Independence Era, 1808-1825 , Caleb Garret Wittum

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Learning Church: Catechisms and Lay Participation in Early New England Congregationalism , Roberto O. Flores de Apodaca

Useful Beauty: Tiffany Favrile, Carnival Glass, and Consumerism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century , Chelsea Grayburn

Restoring America: Historic Preservation and the New Deal , Stephanie E. Gray

For the Common Man: An Analysis of the United States Space and Rocket Center , Patrice R. Green

Made to Be Forgotten: The Chevalier DE Saint-Sauveur & the Franco-American Alliance , Katelynn Hatton

Leaders in the Making: Higher Education, Student Activism, and the Black Freedom Struggle in South Carolina, 1925-1975 , Ramon M. Jackson

Exclusive Dining: Immigration and Restaurants in Chicago during the Era of Chinese Exclusion, 1893-1933 , Samuel C. King

Complicating the Narrative: Using Jim's Story to Interpret Enslavement, Leasing, and Resistance at Duke Homestead , Jennifer Melton

“Unknown and Unlamented”: Loyalist Women in Nova Scotia from Exile to Repatriation, 1775-1800 , G. Patrick O’Brien

Raising America Racist: How 1920’s Klanswomen Used Education to Implement Systemic Racism , Kathleen Borchard Schoen

Learning the Land: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Southern Borderlands, 1500-1850 , William Cane West

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Beyond Preservation: Reconstructing Sites Of Slavery, Reconstruction, And Segregation , Charlotte Adams

Reading Material: Personal Libraries And The Cultivation Of Identity In Revolutionary South Carolina , Gabriella Angeloni

Politics and the Built Environment: Civic Structures of Eighteenth Century Williamsburg, Virginia and Charles Town, South Carolina , Paul Bartow

The Lost Ones: The Cold War State, Child Welfare Systems, And The Battles Over The Rosenberg Children , Megan Bennett

“Catering To The Local Trade”: Jewish-Owned Grocery Stores In Columbia, South Carolina , Olivia Brown

If This Be Sin: Gladys Bentley And The Performance Of Identity , Moira Mahoney Church

“I Hope They Fire Me:” Black Teachers In The Fight For Equal Education, 1910-1970 , Candace Cunningham

Constructing Scientific Knowledge: The Understanding of the Slow Virus, 1898-1976 , Burke Hood Dial

Ayatollahs And Embryos: Science, Politics, And Religion In Post-Revolutionary Iran , M Sadegh Foghani

Of Cannonades and Battle Cries: Aurality, The Battle of The Alamo, and Memory , Michelle E. Herbelin

Anti-Sabbatarianism in Antebellum America: The Christian Quarrel over the Sanctity of Sunday , Kathryn Kaslow

A Divisive Community: Race, Nation, And Loyalty In Santo Domingo, 1822 – 1844 , Antony Wayne Keane-Dawes

“Remember Them Not for How They Died”: American Memory and the Challenger Accident , Elizabeth F. Koele

Garagecraft: Tinkering In The American Garage , Katherine Erica McFadden

Black Power And Neighborhood Organizing In Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Way Community Center, 1966-1971 , Sarah Jayne Paulsen

The Popular Education Question in Antebellum South Carolina, 1800-1860 , Brian A. Robinson

Perks Of Perkins: Understanding Where Magic And Religion Meet For An Early Modern English Theologian , Kyle Sanders

Black Men, Red Coats: The Carolina Corps, Race, and Society in the Revolutionary British Atlantic , Gary Sellick

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Skin Deep: African American Women and the Building of Beauty Culture in South Carolina , Catherine Davenport

Funding South Carolina’s Monuments: The Growth of the Corporate Person in Monument Financing , Justin Curry Davis

Sex and the State: Sexual Politics in South Carolina in the 1970s , Jennifer Holman Gunter

Within the House of Bondage: Constructing and Negotiating the Plantation Landscape in the British Atlantic World, 1670-1820 , Erin M. Holmes

Odor and Power in the Americas: Olfactory Consciousness from Columbus to Emancipation , Andrew Kettler

From Rice Fields to Duck Marshes: Sport Hunters and Environmental Change on the South Carolina Coast, 1890–1950 , Matthew Allen Lockhart

Potential Republicans: Reconstruction Printers of Columbia, South Carolina , John Lustrea

Lamps, Maps, Mud-Machines, and Signal Flags: Science, Technology, and Commerce in the Early United States , James Russell Risk

Rebirth of the House Museum: Commemorating Reconstruction at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home , Jennifer Whitmer Taylor

Buy for the Sake of your Baby: Guardian Consumerism in Twentieth Century America , Mark VanDriel

Environmental Negotiations Cherokee Power in the Arkansas Valley, 1812-1828 , Cane West

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

A Call To Every Citizen: The South Carolina State Council Of Defense And World War I , Allison Baker

National Register Nomination for the Waikiki Village Motel , Jane W. Campbell

“Antagonistic Describes the Scene:” Local News Portrayals of the New Left and the Escalation of Protest at the University of South Carolina, 1970 , Alyssa Jordan Constad

Ahead of Their Time: Black Teachers and Their Community in the Immediate Post- Brown Years , Candace Cunningham

Deserts Will Bloom: Atomic Agriculture And The Promise Of Radioactive Redemption , Chris Fite

Restoring the Dock Street Theatre: Cultural Production in New-Deal Era Charleston, South Carolina , Stephanie E. Gray

In Search Of Granby: A Colonial Village Of South Carolina , Kathryn F. Keenan

Preserving The Architectural Legacy Of Lyles, Bissett, Carlisle & Wolff, 1948-1976 , Casey Lee

Looking for Remnants of Rice Cultivation at Manchester State Forest Through the Use of LIDAR , Sarah Anne Moore

Uncle Sam’s Jungle: Recreation, Imagination, And The Caribbean National Forest , Will Garrett Mundhenke

G.I. Joe v. Jim Crow: Legal Battles Over Off-Base School Segregation Of Military Children In The American South, 1962-1964 , Randall George Owens

Radioactive Dixie: A History of Nuclear Power and Nuclear Waste in the American South, 1950-1990 , Caroline Rose Peyton

A Culture Of Commodification: Hemispheric And Intercolonial Migrations In The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 1660-1807 , Neal D. Polhemus

Rediscovering Camden: The Preservation of a Revolutionary War Battlefield , Gary Sellick

The “Forgotten Man” of Washington: the Pershing Memorial and the Battle over Military Memorialization , Andrew S. Walgren

Proslavery Thinking In Antebellum South Carolina: Higher Education, Transatlantic Encounters, And The Life Of The Mind , Jamie Diane Wilson

Colonialism Unraveling: Race, Religion, And National Belonging In Santo Domingo During The Age Of Revolutions , Charlton W. Yingling

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

"Very Many More Men than Women": A Study of the Social Implications of Diagnostics at the South Carolina State Hospital , Clara Elizabeth Bertagnolli

Forgotten Science of Bird Eggs: The Life Cycle of Oology at the Smithsonian Institution , Katherine Nicole Crosby

Shifting Authority at the Confederate Relic Room, 1960-1986 , Kristie L. DaFoe

Boundary Stones: Morbid Concretions and the Chemistry of Early Nineteenth Century Medicine , Edward Allen Driggers Jr.

Main Street, America: Histories of I-95 , Mark T. Evans

National Register Nomination for St. James the Greater Catholic Mission , Diana Garnett

They Held Their Fists Up: The Myth of the Violent Black Panther and the Making of the Angola 3 , Holly Genovese

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During the late 1800’s, only a trickle of dissertations were submitted annually, but today, the department averages about 25 per year. See who some of those intrepid scholars were and what they wrote about by clicking on any of the years listed below.

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Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

Convincing The Lady / The Charms Of Our Sex , Taylor Marie Garrison

"Glory To The English And Protestant Name": Protestant Hegemony In Seventeenth And Eighteenth-Century Rhode Island , Mark Mulligan

"I Wish I Was In Dixie / Away, Away": American Emigration, Cultural Negotiations, And The Confederados / "Play Free Bird!": Southern Anthems As "New Dixies" And The Perpetuation Of The Lost Cause , Shannon Baker

Material Bodies: Race, Gender, And Women In The Early American South , Morgan McCullough

Printing The Pacific: How American Writers Set The Terms For Pacific-American Relations In The Nineteenth Century , Travis Hiram Lee

Racing For Rights And Peace / Defeating Massive Resistance And The Color Of Memory , Rebekah Lyndsey Toussaint

The Divine Act Of Creation: Gravier’s Dictionary (1640-1710) And Women’s Embroidery In The Early Republic (1800-1870) , Kathryn Michelle Looff

The Spyglass And The Mirror: The Intelligence State In Conflict And Crisis During The War Of The Spanish Succession , Brandon Wayne Dylan Munda

The Word Of The Body: Gender And The Body In The Writings Of The Bluestocking Circle, 1750-1800 / “Grass Growing Where None Grew Before”: Community, Family, And Identity For New England Seafarers’ Wives, Based On Their Diaries, 1797-1802 , Avonlea Bowthorpe

“This Important War”: The American Revolution And History-Writing In Eighteenth-Century Göttingen / “This Seems To Be A Prelude”: Editorial Creativity In Johann Christoph Saur’s Pensylvanische Berichte, 1739-1755 , Jennifer A. Merriman

Travelogues And Oral Traditions / Sailors, Servants, And Slaves , Dylan Holzer

Unwoven Empire: A Not-So-Natural History Of Environmental Racism And The Transatlantic Slave Trade , Sidney Rose McCall

When The Declaration Of Independence Was News , Emily Jane Sneff

Women In The Records Of The Virginia Company Of London , Martha Louise Reiner

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

A Cherokee Sword And Shield / Crying For Blood , Emily Dixon Magness

Anticipation And Invention: Ideology And Intellectual History From London To Vienna, 1700-1900 , Yasmeen Iman Raffee

Arctic Assimilation: Settler Colonialism And Racialization In The Canadian Arctic And Carlisle Indian Industrial School , Samantha Kramer

Clear-Cut Blues: Violence, Culture, And Labor In The Jim Crow Piney Woods, 1870-1925 , David Marquis

Constitutionality, Compassion, And Convenience / The Consolidation Of Liberty , Evan Riley Stewart

Franklin, Nature, And Authority / Domesticating Pirates , Sydney Sweat-Montoya

'Great Weights Hang By Small Wires': Households And The Making Of The British Empire, C.1650-1713 , Phillip Louis Emanuel

Inside And Out / Dawnland Power , Aidan Kolenik

Macao, Manila, And The Spanish Empire / Litigious Women Religious , Ashley Marie Smouse

Machines On The Farm: Capitalism And Technology In Midwestern Agriculture, 1845-1900 , James Jonathan Rick

Perceptions, Promises, And Power: Anna Maria Falconbridge, The Sierra Leone Company, And The Development Of Freetown, 1791-1802 , Jackson Wood

Seen And Unseen Friends: Becoming Global Citizens In The U.S. Empire, 1914-1941 , Katherine Cartwright

Settlement And Sediment / Segregation And Solidarity , Maxxe R. Albert-Deitch

Spirits Of Settler Colonialism / The Luck Of Jesse Fish , Jenna Lee Hardin

The Age Of Eugenics: Exploring Intersections Of Race, Disability, And Eugenics In United States Culture, 1850-1950 , Jessica Brabble

The British Invasions Of Rio De La Plata. An Atlantic History. 1806-7 , Micaela Miralles Bianconi

The Maritime Frontier: Fear And Forts In Early Modern Anglo-American Seaport Towns , Samuel Aldred Slattery

The Tides Of Time: Temporality And Science In The British Atlantic , Andrew Abrams

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

19Th Century Womanhood In The News: Civil War Women Soldiers And The Early Republic Advice Column “The Ladies’ Friend” , Thalia Maria Chrysathis

A Meaningful Subjection: Kingly Government, Coercive Inequality, And Diplomacy In The North American Eastern Woodlands, 1000-1625 A.D. , Peter Jakob Olsen-Harbich

Credit Is Due: African Americans As Borrowers And Lenders In Antebellum Virginia , Amanda White Gibson

“Fighting Without Firing”/ “My Fellow Slaves” , Kevin Michael Fowler

From Cause To Curiosity: The Underground Railroad And Abolitionism In American Memory, 1865-1945 , Mark Thomas Guerci

Landscapes Of Freedom: Restoring The History Of Emancipation & Black Citizenship In Yorktown, Virginia, 1861-1940 , Rebecca Capobianco Toy

Marketing Agencies For Science: Nonprofits, Public Science Education, And Capitalism In Modern America , Kasey Marie Sease

The Intersection Of Activism And Black Memory: Space, Memory, And Resistance In John Mitchell, Jr.’s Woodland Cemetery And Remembering Emancipation In Hampton Roads, 1917-1963 , Timothy Allen Case

The People Of The Bay: Native Society And Alliance In The Green Bay Region, 1650–1750 , Ian Edward Tonat

To Surrender Their Aspirations And Hopes / Animals Gone Astray , Kai R. Werner

Ulysses S. Grant In Popular Memory / Jewish Quotas At Elite Universities , Shea Simmons

Virginia Society's Response/ Fancy Fantasy , Peighton Lynsey Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

A Blanket Of Smoke Over Urban America/Caddies On Early American Golf Courses , Kathleen Loretta Boyce

Across The Atlantic To Jamaica: Enslavement And Cultural Transformations Of The Gold Coast Diaspora During The 18th Century , Phillip Bancroft Nicholas

“An Uncharted Narrative”/“Every Scotchman, Tory, And Jacobite” , Rebecca Albers

Continuities In Native New England: Knowledge In And Of The Atlantic World, 1634-1675 , Yusuf Mansoor

Fraught Labor, Fragile Authority: Households In Motion In Early New England , Caylin Carbonell

Gendered Societies, Sexual Empires: French Colonization Among The Illinois , Michaela Y. Kleber

“Hold For Investigation”: Minnie Atkins And The Contestation Of Indigeneity In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries , Kayla Marie Pittman

Internal Colonialism: Questioning The Soviet Union As A Settler Colonial State Through The Deportation Of The Crimean Tatars/Uranium Fever: Willful Ignorance In Service Of Utopia , Zachary Harris

Memory As A Tool Of Resignification/"The Contested Nature Of Constructing National Identity" , Tyler Jordan Goldberger

“Rather Than Be Suffered To Perish”/The Gendered Language Of Revolution , Elliot Warren

“Riotous And Lawless Proceedings”: Violence, Captivity, And Communication Along The Colonial Mid-Atlantic Frontier/“Great Meetings, In The Night”: An Atlantic Perspective Of The Irish Whiteboys, 1761-1765 , Sarah Donovan

The Assertion Of Federal Authority Reflected Through The Correspondence Of Henry Knox / The Influence Of Southwest Territory Land Claims On Delegate Support For The Ratification Of The Us Constitution In North Carolina , Mark Cullip

"The Role Of Knowledge In Commodification" / Reconceptualizing The Early Modern Dutch Atlantic , Jennifer Ashley Motter

Thomas Paine/“Base Poltroon And Cowardly Tale-Bearers” , Phillip Dudeck

“Those Claiming The Rights Of Freemen Are Themselves The Most Execrable Of Tyrants” / A Taste For Empire , Bennett Herson-Roeser

“Unoccupied And Of A Valuable Kind”/“Dry As The Blood Of Its Builders” , Justin Tyler Estreicher

Unsettling The Little House/Pellegrino Artusi, Italian Cookbooks, And (Northern) Nationalism , Brielle Virginia Popolla

Virginia House Painters 1750-1840/Shad, Herring, And Slavery In The Chesapeake Bay And Albemarle Sound , Jenna Hershberger

“Will-With-The-Wisp”/“May Possibly Pretend To Be A Free Woman” , Tamia Kyana Haygood

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

A School for Leaders: Continental Army Officer Training and Civilian Leadership in the Trans-Appalachian West , David Lawrence Ward

Influencing Empire: Protest And Persuasion In The Stamp Act Period , Molly FitzGerald Perry

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

An Order to Society/A Place Where "You Can Live Freedom" , James Franklin Lowe

Bound among Nations: Labor Coercion in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean , Casey Schmitt

"By the Dear, Immortal Memory of Washington"/The Baptists, Culture, and the Law in Eighteenth-Century Virginia , Douglas Breton

Community and Culture: Material Life in Shenandoah County, Virginia, 1750-1850 , Sarah E. Thomas

Constructing the Non-Western 'Other': Euro-American Interpretations of Race and Gender Among Colonial and Indigenous Subjects , Amy Marie Trostle

Corrupting the Mother Tongue/Broken Constitutions , Megan Whirley

Education Reform in the New American Republic/education and the Charity of Edward Hopkins , Christina L. Beck

Heathen Men and Publicans': Excommunicates, Church Discipline and the Struggle for Freedom of Conscience, 1730-1840 , Samuel Spencer Wells

History of Prostitution/Vampires in the American Republic , Shannon Elizabeth Christensen

Literary Continuities/Imperative Education , Jane Snyder

Making a Home Out of No Home: ‘Colored’ Orphan Asylums in Virginia, 1867–1930 , August Butler

Memories in Stone/Reconstructing the Street , Samuel C. Florer

"Miss Rebecca Story's Book" / "Marrying a Minnister" , Anne Catherine Powell

Settler Colonialism in Russian America/Alaska and the Indian Reform Movement , Ian Lee Halter

Strategic Representations of Black Women in Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Masculine British Print , Joan Elizabeth Jockel

The Family Politic: Free African American Gender and Belonging, 1793-1865 , Elizabeth Joyce Wood

The Public Face(s) of Albinia Hobart, Countess of Buckinghamshire/"The Shop on the Corner of Wing's Lane" , Alexandra Macdonald

These Graves and Ruinous Houses/So Pertinacious Has Been the Misery , Maddison Jane Rhoa

Watchful Waiting / Money Bags and Cannon Balls , William Sutherland

We Shall Remain: Indigenous Influence in Sixteenth-Century "La Florida" and the Early Twentieth-Century Eastern Arctic , Daniella F. Bassi

Who Have Always Been Secret Enemies/King of the Irish Traders , Ryan P. Langton

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

A mass-produced yet "authentic" food : a transatlantic history of pasta, identity, and national values in Italy and the US, 1890 to 1974 , Melissa Faith Gray

Blood Money: Sex, Family, and Finance in the Antebellum Slave Trade , Alexandra Jolyn Finley

Contesting Identity and Citizenship in National Parks, 1900-1935 , Rebecca Capobianco

Crossroads of Empire: American Fenians Invade Canada , Skye Lynch

“Defenceless Wives” and “Female Furies” / Botany and the Early American Family , Holly Gruntner

Dolly Parton and Southern Womanhood / Race, Respectability, and Sexuality in the Mid-Century South , Madalyn Bell

Fear, Foreigners and Federalism: The Naturalization Act of 1790 and American Citizenship/foundering Friendship: French Disillusionment after the Battle of Yorktown , Cody Nager

Giles Corey as Man, Myth, and Memory / Identity, Family, and Tradition in the Lives of George Robert Twelves Hewes, Robert Twelves, and Boston’s Old South Church , Kaila Knight Schwartz

Masters of Light and Flight/ ”This Most Republican Amalgamation” , James Jonathan Rick

Migrant Nation-Builders: The Development of Austria-Hungary's National Projects in the United States, 1880S-1920S , Kristina Evans Poznan

Native Citizens and French Refugees: Exploring the Aftermath of the Haitian Revolution , Frances Bell

Negotiating American Youth: Legal and Social Perceptions of Age in the Early Republic , Holly Nicole Stevens White

P.s. Don’T Tell My Mother: American Children Debate Race and Civil Rights, 1946-1991 , Cara Anson Elliott

Reading the Gothic at Madame Rivardi's Seminary/Prodigal Sons and Virtuous Daughters , Emily Priscilla Wells

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History Dissertations and Theses

The History Department Dissertations and Theses Series is comprised of dissertations and theses authored by Marquette University's History Department doctoral and master's students.

Theses/Dissertations from 2023 2023

The Alliance Apart: Anticommunism and the Anglo-American Relationship, 1948-1954 , Edward Longe

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

On Sides: Reading Irish National Identities through Soccer, 1920-1998 , Abigail Bernhardt

Believing in God and the Youthful Manhood of Our Time: Gender, Race, Empire and the Making of Irish Nationalism 1860-1882 , Patrick M. Bethel

Born in Defiance: The Public Career of Virgil C. Blum, S.J. , William M. Fliss

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

'Our Duty is to Furnish Such Education:' Black Children and Schooling in Baltimore City, 1828 - 1900 , Lisa Rose Lamson

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

"The Colored Problem:" Milwaukee's White Protestant Churches Respond to the Second Great Migration , Peter Borg

The Progressive Center: Midwestern Liberalism in the Age of Reagan, 1978-1992 , Cory Haala

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

India: A Historic Survey of the Social, Political and Economic Changes , Nand Singh

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

"The Age Demands It": Progressivism in Zion City, Illinois, a Conservative Protestant Theocracy , Gayle A. Kiszely

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Transmitting Revolution: Radio, Rumor, and the 1953 East German Uprising , Michael Palmer Pulido

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

"The Property of the Nation": Democracy and the Memory of George Washington, 1799-1865 , Matthew Ryan Costello

Long Journeys to a Middle Ground: Indians, Catholics, and the Origins of a New Deal in Montana and Idaho, 1855-1945 , Aaron David Hyams

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

"Breaking Up, and Moving Westward": The Search for Identity in Post-Colonial America, 1787-1828 , Bethany Harding

In Harm's Way: Wisconsin Workers and Disability from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression , Karalee Donna Surface

Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

Big Men On Campus: Administrative Response To Title Ix And The Development Of Women's Sports In The Big Ten Conference, 1972-1982 , Jeffrey T. Ramsey

Illuminating The Irish Free State: Nationalism, National Identity, And The Promotion Of The Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme , McKayla Kay Sutton

Theses/Dissertations from 2013 2013

Mass Consumption in Milwaukee: 1920-1970 , Christopher Chan

Urban Rifts and Religious Reciprocity: Chicago and the Catholic Church, 1965-1996 , Dominic E. Faraone

Imperially-Minded Britons: A Study of the Public Discourse on Britain’s Imperial Presence in the Cape-to- Cairo Corridor, Military Reform, and the Issue of National and Provincial Identity, 1870-1900 , Timothy Ramer Lay

Theses/Dissertations from 2012 2012

Irish-American Identity, Memory, and Americanism During the Eras of the Civil War and First World War , John French

Introducing the Incomparable Hildegarde: The Sexuality, Style, and Image of a Forgotten Cultural Icon , Monica Gallamore

Girls "in Trouble": A History of Female Adolescent Sexuality in the Midwest, 1946-1964 , Charissa Keup

A Place Under Heaven: Amerindian Torture and Cultural Violence in Colonial New France, 1609-1729 , Adam Stueck

Theses/Dissertations from 2011 2011

A Want of News in an Occupied Zone: Newspaper Content in Occupied Lille, Roubaix, and Tourcoing , Candice Addie Quinn

Lack of Oversight: The Relationship Between Congress and the FBI, 1907-1975 , Aaron Stockham

Theses/Dissertations from 2010 2010

"Irish Blood, English Heart": Gender, Modernity, and "Third Way" Republicanism in the Formation of the Irish Republic , Kenneth Lee Shonk, Jr.

Strategic Air Warfare and Nuclear Strategy: The Formulation of Military Policy in the Truman Administration, 1945-1950 , Patrick William Steele

Gender and Crime, 1815-1834 , Julie C. Tatlock

"Justice Without Partiality": Women and the Law in Colonial Maryland, 1648-1715 , Monica C. Witkowski

Theses/Dissertations from 2009 2009

"Ordinary Talents and Extraordinary Perseverance": The Life of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton , David Bruce

West Meets East: British Perceptions of China through the Life and Works of Sir George Thomas Staunton, 1781-1859 , Jodi Rhea Bartley Eastberg

Smokestacks and Steeples: A Case Study of the Reciprocal Relationship between the Catholic Church and Industrial Milwaukee ,1870-1929 , Jason Hostutler

Smokestacks and Steeples: A Case Study of the Reciprocal Relationship between the Catholic Church and Industrial Milwaukee, 1870-1929 , Jason Houstutler

A Window into their Lives: The Women of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 1725-1765 , Julie Elizabeth Leonard

Sounding America: Identity and the Music Culture of the Lower Mississippi River Valley, 1800-1860 , Ann Ostendorf

Middle Ground in the Middle East: American Quakers & Palestinian Women at the Friends Girls School in Ramallah, 1889-1948 , Enaya Othman

More than a Fraction: The Life and Work of Justice Pierce Butler , David Schroeder

"A Golden Opportunity for Reaping a Harvest of Souls": A History of the Ministry to African American Catholics in Milwaukee, 1908-1963 , John M. Vietoris

Theses/Dissertations from 2008 2008

The Ecclesiastical Response in Britain to World War I: A Study of the Church of England, the Church of Scotland, and the Roman Catholic Church , Wayne M. Riggs

The Imperial Enterprise: Anglo-American Reaction to the Spanish-American and Boer Wars, 1898-1902 , Thomas M. Sobottke

Theses/Dissertations from 2007 2007

The strange case of Adolf Beck: Press Influence and Criminal Justice Reform in Edwardian England , Paula C. Dicks

Milwaukee's First Suburbs: A Re-Interpretation of Suburban Incorporation in Nineteenth-Century Milwaukee County , Christopher Mark Miller

Theses/Dissertations from 2006 2006

The U.S. Marines of the Legation Guard, Managua, Nicaragua, 1912-1925: a case study in leadership, professionalism, and cultural awareness , Brian A. Ross

"A Great Promise and a Great Threat": Milwaukee Children in the Great Depression , Daryl Webb

Theses/Dissertations from 2005 2005

Women, Crime, and Work: The Case of London 1783-1815 , Kathy Callahan

Leisure pursuits in ethnic Milwaukee, 1830-1930 , Paul-Thomas Ferguson

The Presbyterian Rebellion: An Analysis of the Perception That the American Revolution Was a Presbyterian War , Richard Gardiner

The Reluctant City: Milwaukee's Fragmented Metropolis, 1920-1960 , John McCarthy

From Pioneers to Wheat kings: The Development of Regional Image and Identity in Western Kansas, 1890-1929 , Martin W. Quirk

Theses/Dissertations from 2004 2004

Corrupting Portland: Municipal Corruption, Organized Crime, and the Teamsters Union in a Post-World War II City , Robert C. Donnelly

Theses/Dissertations from 2003 2003

"Not A Moment for Delay": Benevolence in Wisconsin During the Civil War Era , Karen A. Kehoe

A Humane Struggle: Robert Kennedy and the Problem of Poverty in America , Edward R. Schmitt

A humane struggle: Robert Kennedy and the problem of poverty in America , Edward Robert Schmitt

Theses/Dissertations from 2002 2002

The Career of Andrew Schulze, 1924-1968: Lutherans and Race in the Civil Rights Era , Kathryn M. Galchutt

Agents of Wrath, Sowers of Discord: Authority and Dissent in Puritan Massachusetts, 1630-1655 , Timothy L. Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2001 2001

Catholic Response to the Ku Klux Klan in the Midwest, 1921-8 , Michael D. Jacobs

Autonomy and Antagonism in Early Modern France: The Protestants of Bergerac, 1545-1685 , David A. Pigott

"The Home to the Camp:" Images of the Family in the Northern Civil War Effort , Patricia L. Richard

A Cold War Shadow: United States Policy Toward Indonesia, 1953-1963 , F. X. Baskara Tulus Wardaya

Submissions from 2000 2000

Crusader in the Cold War: A biography of Fr. John F. Cronin, S.S. (1908--1994) , John Timothy Donovan

Theses/Dissertations from 1999 1999

A Navy Second to None: The History of U.S. Naval Training in World War I , Michael D. Besch

The Other Polonia: Polish Rural Settlements in Central and Northern Wisconsin, 1850-1920 , Dariusz A. Ciemniewski

"Just Deserts": Public and Private Institutional Responses to Poverty in Victorian London. Space, Gender, and Agency , Jessica Ann Sheetz

Theses/Dissertations from 1998 1998

Patriot Bishop: The Diplomatic and Episcopal Career of Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley, 1937-1967 , Charles R. Gallagher

Guarantors of Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen As Soldier and the Military Ethos of Republicanism, 1775-1861 , Ricardo Adolfo Herrera

Whether to the Haven or the Maelstrom?: The Rise and Development of Agrarian Reform Doctrine in Antebellum America , John C. Savagian

Theses/Dissertations from 1997 1997

Old Sturbridge Village: An Institutional History of a Cultural Artifact , Laura E. Abing

Influences on Anglo-French relations, 1814-1818 , Mary T Duarte

Influences on Anglo-French Relations, 1814-1818 , Mary T. Duarte

Forge, Destroy, and Preserve the Bonds of Empire: Euro-Americans, Native Americans, and Métis on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1634-1856 , Patrick J. Jung

Counterrevolutionary Catholicism in Western France: The Battle of Belief At Machecoul, 1774-1914 , Edward J. Woell

Theses/Dissertations from 1996 1996

Fort Ridgely and the Settlement of the Minnesota River Valley, 1853-1867 , Paul N. Beck

Les Femmes et le Poison: L'empoisonnement Devant les Juridictions Criminelles en Belgique, 1795-1914 , Monique I. Septon

Submissions from 1995 1995

A fall from grace: Thomas Johnson and the Shawnee Indian Manual Labor School, 1839-1862 , Kevin J. Abing

Theses/Dissertations from 1994 1994

The Drummer Changed Cadence: The Impact of the Dissident Movement on the Churches in the 1960s , Linda Marie Bos

Le Chemin de fer de l'Est: The Railroad Company of the East and Its Effect on Industrialization (1845-1937) , Delbert Patrick Thomas Carey

Work and Corporate Life in Old Regime France: The Leather Artisans of Bordeaux (1740-1791) , Daniel Joseph Heimmermann

Polonia's Child: The Public Life of Clement J. Zablocki , Stephen M. Leahy

Theses/Dissertations from 1993 1993

De-Christianizers and De-Christianization in the Gironde During the Year II , Kenneth R. Fenster

"A Program of Cooperation": The FBI, the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, and the Communist Issue, 1950-1956 , Christopher John Gerard

Dissent in the Upper Middle West During the First World War, 1917-1918 , Robert L. Hachey

Theses/Dissertations from 1992 1992

Dublin's American Policy: Irish-American Diplomatic Relations, 1945-1952 , Troy D. Davis

Evoking the Eagle: The July Monarchy's Use of Napoleonic Imagery , Walter R. Herscher

Theses/Dissertations from 1991 1991

Challenges to Cold War Orthodoxy: Women and Peace, 1945-1963 , Susan F. Dion

Theses/Dissertations from 1990 1990

Humphrey J. Desmond, the Catholic Citizen and Catholic Liberalism , Richard Scheiber

The Duke of Wellington and the Army of Occupation in France, 1815-1818 , Thomas Dwight Veve

Theses/Dissertations from 1989 1989

United States Citizens vs. Mexico, 1821-1848 , Peter M. Jonas

"Daughters of Eve": Female Offenders and the Criminal Justice System, St. Paul, 1858-1929 , Cheryl Toronto Kalny

John Redmond and Irish nationalism, 1890-1910 , Alan D Lane

John Redmond and Irish Nationalism, 1890-1910 , Alan D. Lane

Anglo-American Relations in the Era of European Supranational Unity, 1953-57 , Wendell R. Mauter

Expressions of Nationalistic Sentiments in Early American Newspapers, 1776-1826 , Charles A. Pilant

Expressions of nationalistic sentiments in early American newspapers, 1776-1826 , Charles Alan Pilant

Great Lakes lumber on the Great Plains: The Laird, Norton Lumber Company in South Dakota , John N. Vogel

Great Lakes lumber on the Great Plains: The Laird, Norton Lumber Company in South Dakota , John Nunn Vogel

Theses/Dissertations from 1988 1988

The United States, Germany and the Problem of Convicted War Criminals, 1946-1955 , Frank Michael Buscher

The diplomatic career of Sir Charles Bagot. The early years: London, Paris, Washington, St. Petersburg (1807-1824) , James Stephen Krysiek

The Diplomatic Career of Sir Charles Bagot. The Early Years: London, Paris, Washington, St. Petersburg (1807-1824) , James Stephen Krysiek

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Dissertations from 2023 2023.

The Influence of Apocalyptic Thinking in the Early Phase of the German Protestant Reformation, 1517-1525 , Matthew Kasper

The Challenge of Transnational Feminism: The 1985 U.N. Third Conference on Women and NGO Forum in Nairobi, Kenya , Megan Neary

The Queer Revolution Was Televised: TV in the Age of HIV/AIDS, Bowers v. Hardwick, and the March on Washington , Martin Padgett

Their Heimat on the Periphery: German Settlers in Southwest Africa, 1828–1934 , Shawn M. Reagin

Dissertations from 2022 2022

"Cruel and Unusual Banishment": The Detention of Mariel Cubans and Resistance From Inside and Outside the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary , Leah Burnham

‘To the Farthest Ports of the Rich East’: Salem’s Maritime Trade between Massachusetts Bay and the South China Sea, 1785-1815 , David Joseph Doran

Geographies of Resistance: Interpreting Blank Spaces and Locating Marronage on Imperial Maps of Colonial Jamaica , Patrick J. Nichols

"El Derecho de Vivir en Paz": Revolutionary Chile and Transnational Solidarity with the People of Vietnam, 1964-1973 , Juan P. Valenzuela

Dissertations from 2021 2021

How the Car Won the Road: The Surrender of Atlanta's City Streets, 1920-1929 , Laura Drummond

Redefining Genocide: Memory, Jurisdiction, and Transnational Justice in the Guatemalan Genocide Trials , Alexander McCready

Heaven on Earth in Medieval Europe: Material Expressions of an Immaterial Realm , Christopher A. Tiegreen

Dissertations from 2020 2020

Encountering Christianity In Twentieth Century East Asia: A Case Study Of Jiang Wenhan And Takeda (Cho) Kiyoko , Linlin Victoria Lu

Chymical Collections: Seventeenth Century textual transmutations in the work of Arthur Dee , Megan Piorko

King James and the Intellectual Influences of the Witchcraft Phenomenon in England and Scotland , Lashonda Slaughter

"Unnatural Cruel Beasts in Women's Shapes": The Female Body in Early Modern England , Heather L. Welch and Heather Welch

Dissertations from 2019 2019

Unison and Harmony, Dissonance and Dissolution: German Choral Societies in an Age of Rising Nationalism, Mass Culture, and Social Conflict, 1870-1918 , Ruth L. Dewhurst and Ruth L. Dewhurst PhD

The Making of Mañana-Land: The American Mediterranean In The Age Of Jim Crow And The United Fruit Company , Joseph R. Floyd

American Poly: A History , Christopher Gleason

Catalan Modernism in Fin-de-Siècle Spain: Culture and Medicine , Helen M. Greeson

Off the Bloodied Grounds: The Civil War and the Professionalization of American Medicine , Nicolas Georges Hoffmann

Boston, New York, and Philadelphia in Global Maritime Trade, 1700-1775 , Jeremy Land

Negotiating Dutch Brazil: Portuguese Atlantic Vassals, Rebels, and "Wild Nations of People" , Suzanne Marie Litrel

"We Are Not Hired Help:" The 1968 Statewide Florida Teacher Strike, the Rise of Modern Conservatism, and the Potency of Teacher Power , Jody Noll

"A Luta Continua": George Houser in the Peace, Civil Rights, African Liberation, and Anti-Apartheid Movements , Zachary C. Peterson

The Draytons Of Drayton Hall: Land, Kinship Ties And The British Atlantic World , Barbara Spence Orsolits

Dissertations from 2018 2018

"They Ought to Wear Petticoats!": Male Support of Women's Suffrage in America, 1840 to 1920 , Kristina Graves

Demons of Discord: Violence and the Socio-political Growth of Colonial South Carolina and Georgia, 1690-1776 , Corrie N. Hand-Stephenson

Cicero's de Oratore from Antiquity to the Advent of Print , Joanna Jury

Heaven is Hard Work: The Nation of Islam's Economic Philosophy, Program, and Voices from the Pioneers, 1930-1975 , Nafeesa Muhammad

The False Promise of Individual Choice: Residential Segregation and Policy Discourse in Baltimore Public Housing, 1940-1970 , Sara Patenaude

An Islamicate History of the Alcazar of Seville: Mudejar Architecture and Andalusi Shared Culture (1252-1369 CE) , John Sullivan

Dissertations from 2017 2017

Music for the International Masses: American Foreign Policy, The Recording Industry, and Punk Rock in the Cold War , Mindy Clegg

“Still Here”; The Enduring Legacies Of Dorothy Bolden, Ella Mae Wade Brayboy, And Pearlie Dove’s Community Leadership In Atlanta, 1964-2015 , Christy C. Garrison

Pentecostalism, Populism, and the Historic Development of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) , Ovell Hamilton

Upcountry Yeomanry in Antebellum Georgia: A Comparative Analysis , Terrence Kersey

Complements to Kazi Leaders: Female Activists in Kawaida-Influenced Cultural-Nationalist Organizations, 1965-1987 , Kenja McCray

The Unknown Nationalists: Indian Migration, Integration, and Involvement in the Creation of the Kenyan Republic, 1895-1970 , Catherine Odari

Gay New Orleans: A History , Ryan Prechter

Tributary Subjects: Affective Colonialism, Power, and the Process of Subjugation in Colonial Virginia, c. 1600 – c. 1740 , Russell Dylan Ruediger

Creating Cultural Connections: A Renaissance in Midtown Between 1900 and 1983 , Susan Tindall

Race, Culture, and French National Identity: North African, West African, and Antillean Communities in Paris, 1950-1990 , Dennise M. Turner

Ballroom in the Big Peach: The History of Organized Ballroom Dancing in Atlanta, 1950-1984 , Roger Wiblin

Dissertations from 2016 2016

Regenerating Dixie: Electric Energy and the Making of the Modern South , Casey P. Cater

A Shared Authority? Museums Connect, Public Diplomacy, And Transnational Public History , Richard J. W. Harker

Envisioning Siberia: Siberian Regionalism through Evolution and Revolution , Anthony Johnson

"Ours is a Great Work": British Women Medical Missionaries in Twentieth-Century Colonial India , Beth Bullock Spencer

Suffrage Is Not The Goal: Medicine, Law, and Radical Thought in the Struggle to Legalize Birth Control, 1870-1930 , Lauren Thompson

Covering Africa in the Age of Independence: Divergent Voices in U.S. Print Media, 1957-1975 , Carrie L. Whitney

Dissertations from 2015 2015

Imagining Home: Tracing the Bond between African Americans and Africa from 1619 to 1936 , Darrell W. B. Kefentse

An Eccentric Place of Very High Quality: Ossabaw Island, Georgia as a Context for the Interpretation of Historical, Cultural, and Environmental Change on the Atlantic Coast , Linda O. King

Ambiguous Union: Madison, Jefferson and the Principles of '98, 1798-1834 , Jeffrey E. Morrison

Triangulating Racism: French and Francophone African Reactions to the African American Freedom Movement (1954-1968) , Allyson Tadjer

Selling Peace: The History of the International Chamber of Commerce, 1919-1925 , Shane R. Tomashot

Transcending Barriers: Race, Mobility, and Transportation Planning in Postwar Atlanta, 1944-1975 , John E. Williams

Dissertations from 2014 2014

School Desegregation, Law and Order, and Litigating Social Justice in Alabama, 1954-1973 , Joseph Mark Bagley

Fatherhood of God; Brotherhood of Man: Prince Hall Affiliated Freemasonry, Manhood, and Community Building in the Jim Crow South , Derrick Lanois

South to Freedom? Anti-Apartheid Activism and Politics in Atlanta, 1976-1990 , Lauren E. Moran

Creating Community: A History of the East Washington Community in East Point, Georgia , Lisa Shannon

Dissertations from 2013 2013

“My Zeal for the Real Happiness of Both Great Britain and the Colonies”: The Conflicting Imperial Career of Sir James Wright , Robert G. Brooking

The Atlantic Legacies of Zephaniah Kingsley: Benevolence, Bondage, and Proslavery Fictions in the Age of Emancipation , Mark J. Fleszar

Bible Translators, Educators, and Suffragists: The Smith Women, a Nineteenth-Century Case Study in America About Power, Agency, and Subordination , Laurel Koontz

The National Guard, the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, and the National Rifle Association: Public Institutions and the Rise of a Lobby for Private Gun Ownership , Jeffrey A. Marlin

Lithuanians in the Shadow of Three Eagles: Vincas Kudirka, Martynas Jankus, Jonas Šliūpas and the Making of Modern Lithuania , Charles C. Perrin

Dissertations from 2012 2012

Halting White Flight: Atlanta's Second Civil Rights Movement , Elizabeth E. Henry

The Life of A Reputation: The Public Memory of Ulysses S. Grant , Richard G. Mannion

Forging the Civil Rights Frontier: How Truman's Committee Set the Liberal Agenda for Reform 1947-1965 , Edith S. Riehm

Dissertations from 2011 2011

Reconciling Memory: Landscapes, Commemorations, and Enduring Conflicts of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 , Julie A. Anderson

Nationalizing the Dead: The Contested Making of an American Commemorative Tradition from the Civil War to the Great War , Shannon T. Bontrager Ph.D.

Most Desperate People: The Genesis of Texas Exceptionalism , Michael G. Kelley

Finding their Place in the World: Meiji Intellectuals and the Japanese Construction of an East-West Binary, 1868-1912 , Masako N. Racel

The African-American Emigration Movement in Georgia during Reconstruction , Falechiondro Karcheik Sims-Alvarado

The Apocalypse will be Televised: Representations of the Cold War on Network Television, 1976-1987 , Aubrey Underwood

Dissertations from 2010 2010

The Nashville Civil Rights Movement: A Study of the Phenomenon of Intentional Leadership Development and its Consequences for Local Movements and the National Civil Rights Movement , Barry Everett Lee

"Our Good and Faithful Servant": James Moore Wayne and Georgia Unionism , Joel C. McMahon

Removing Reds from the Old Red Scar: Maintaining and Industrial Peace in the East Tennessee Copper Basin from the Great War through the Second World War , William Ronald Simson

The Path of Good Citizenship: Race, Nation, and Empire in United States Education, 1882-1924 , David Clifton Stratton

Dissertations from 2009 2009

How a Country Treats its Own Nationals is No Longer a Matter of Exclusive Domestic Concern: A History of the Alien Tort Statute Litigations in the United States for Human Rights Violations Committed in Africa, 1980-2008 , Harry Asa'na Akoh

Stand Up and Be Counted: The Black Athlete, Black Power and The 1968 Olympic Project for Human Rights , Dexter L. Blackman

The Formation and Development of Chinese Communities in Atlanta, Augusta, and Savannah, Georgia: From Sojourners to Settlers, 1880-1965 , Daniel Aaron Bronstein

Demon of the Lost Cause: General William Tecumseh Sherman and the Writing of Civil War History , John Wesley Moody, III

From Countrypolitan to Neotraditional: Gender, Race, Class, and Region in Female Country Music, 1980-1989 , Dana C. Wiggins

Dissertations from 2008 2008

Dubbing Modernization: The United States, France, and the Politics of Development in the Ivory Coast, 1946-1968 , Abou Bamba

The "New Woman" on the Stage: The Making of a Gendered Public Sphere in Interwar Iran and Egypt , Fakhri Haghani

God and Slavery in America: Francis Wayland and the Evangelical Conscience , Matthew S. Hill

Stories of Lynwood Park , Veronica Menezes Holmes

Athens of the South: College Life in Nashville, A New South City, 1897-1917 , Mary Ellen Pethel

Dissertations from 2007 2007

Reconfiguring Memories of Honor: William Raoul's Manipulation of Masculinities in the New South, 1872-1918 , Steve Ray Blankenship

"Our Fight is for Right": The NAACP Youth Councils and College Chapters' Crusade for Civil Rights, 1936-1965 , Tommy L. Bynum

"A Tough Little Patch of History": Atlanta's Marketplace for Gone with the Wind Memory , Jennifer Word Dickey

Africans, Cherokees, and the ABCFM Missionaries in the Nineteenth Century: An Unusual Story of Redemption , Gnimbin Albert Ouattara

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread: The African American Megachurch and Prosperity Theology , Charmayne E. Patterson

Public and Private Voices: The Typhoid Fever Experience at Camp Thomas, 1898. , Gerald Joseph Pierce

Spanish Orientalism: Washington Irving and the Romance of the Moors , Michael S. Stevens

Dissertations from 2006 2006

The Polish Army in France: Immigrants in America, World War I Volunteers in France, Defenders of the Recreated State in Poland , David Thomas Ruskoski

Dissertations from 1985 1985

Higher Education for Southern Women: Four Church-Related Women's Colleges in Georgia, Agnes Scott, Shorter, Spelman, And Wesleyan, 1900-1920 , Florence Fleming Corley

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History Department Masters Theses Collection

Theses from 2024 2024.

'Our Sacred Rights': The Southern Baptist Convention and the Rhetoric of Oppression, 1845 and Present Day , Katlyn Durand, History

Theses from 2023 2023

Memories of Hope and Loss: “kerhi maa ne bhagat singh jameya” , Sheher Bano, History

Quṭb al‐Dīn al‐Shīrāzī and His Political, Religious, and Intellectual Networks , Carina Dreyer, History

Imagining the “Day of Reckoning”: American Jewish Performance Activism during the Holocaust , Maya C. Gonzalez, History

Cut Out of Place: The Geography and Legacy of Otto Ege's Broken Books , Melanie R. Meadors, History

Theses from 2022 2022

Heavy Metal in Medieval Europe , Sean M. Klimmek, History

Historic Houses and the Food Movement: Casey Farm and Coastal Growers' Market , Allison L. Smith, History

Theses from 2021 2021

“A Constant Surveillance”: The New York State Police and the Student Peace Movement, 1965-1973 , Seth Kershner, History

Theses from 2020 2020

Our Souls are Already Cared For: Indigenous Reactions to Religious Colonialism in Seventeenth-Century New England, New France, and New Mexico , Gail Coughlin, History

The Art of Not Seeing: The Immigration and Naturalization Service’s Failed Search for Nazi Collaborators in the United States, 1945-1979 , Jeffrey Davis, History

Treating the Revolution: Health Care and Solidarity in El Salvador and Nicaragua in the 1980s , Brittany McWilliams, History

Theses from 2019 2019

Interpreting Access: A History of Accessibility and Disability Representations in the National Park Service , Perri Meldon, History

“Nothing Material Occurred”: The Maritime Captures That Caused Then Outlasted the United States’ Quasi War with France , Emma Zeig, History

Unsettling East Jersey: Borders of Violence in the Proprietary Era, 1666-1719 , Amelia Zurcher, History

Theses from 2018 2018

Wanderers of Empire: The Tropical Tramp in Latin America, 1870-1930 , Jack Werner, History

Theses from 2017 2017

The Economy of Evangelism in the Colonial American South , Julia Carroll, History

Springing Forth Anew: Progress, Preservation, and Park-Building at Roger Williams National Memorial , Sara E. Patton, History

Conformity and Digression: Change of Narrative in a Chinese Peasant's Personal Writing , Danping Wang, History

Theses from 2016 2016

"The Fate Which Takes Us:" Benjamin F. Beall and Jefferson County, (West) Virginia in the Civil War Era , Matthew Coletti, History

Theses from 2015 2015

Araguaia: Maoist Uprising and Military Counterinsurgency in the Brazilian Amazon, 1967-1975 , Thamyris F. T. Almeida, History

"Who's Hiring the Indochinese Worker? Your Competition, Probably": Work, Welfare Dependency, and Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1975-1985 , Janelle Bourgeois, History


Combating Slavery and Colonization: Student Abolitionism and the Politics of Antislavery in Higher Education, 1833-1841 , Michael E. Jirik, History

Theses from 2014 2014

Against The Odds: Accounting For The Survival Of The Berkshire Athenaeum , John Dickson, History

Motives of Humanity: Saint-Domingan Refugees and the Limits of Sympathetic Ideology in Philadelphia , Jonathan Earl Dusenbury, History

The City of Minas: The Founding of Belo Horizonte, Brazil and Modernity in the First Republic, 1889-1897 , Daniel Lee McDonald, History

Mishoonash in Southern New England: Construction and Use of Dugout Canoes in a Multicultural Context , Jacob M. Orcutt, History

The Politics of Psychiatric Experience , Shuko Tamao, History

Commodore Perry's Expedition, 1852-4: Layered Experiences and Perceptions of the U.S., Japan, and the Kingdom of Ryukyu , Erika Tomoyose, History

Theses from 2013 2013

The Regional Influences on Religious Thought and Practice: A Case Study in Mormonism’s Dietary Reforms , Samuel Alonzo Dodge, History

Henry Thoreau's Debt to Society: A Micro Literary History , Laura J. Dwiggins, History

Colonial Role Models: The Influence of British and Afrikaner Relations on German South-West African Treatment of African Peoples , Natalie J. Geeza, History

From Main to High: Consumers, Class, and the Spatial Reorientation of an Industrial City , Jonathan Haeber, History

The Terrorist Doppelganger: Somoza and the Sandinistas , Thomas A. Hohenstein, History

The Third Reich in East German Film: Defa, Memory, and the Foundational Narrative of the German Democratic Republic , Jaimie Kicklighter, History

Nationalism and the Public Sphere: Tracing the Development of Nineteenth-Century Latin American Identities , Lisa Ponce, History

Theses from 2012 2012

Citizens and Criminals: Mass Incarceration, "Prison Neighbors," and Fear-Based Organizing in 1980s Rural Pennsylvania , Erika Arthur, History

The Praxis of Horst Hoheisel: the Countermonument in an Expanded Field , Juan Felipe Hernandez, History

Si Se Puede: The United Farm Workers, Civil Rights, and the Struggle for Justice in the Fields , Roneva C. Keel, History

Good News , Eesha Williams, History

Theses from 2011 2011

"Super Successful People": Robert Schuller, Suburban Exclusion, and the Demise of the New Deal Political Order , Richard Anderson, History

SCAR'd Times: Maine's Prisoners' Rights Movement, 1971-1976 , Daniel S. Chard, History

Intellectuals and Local Reforms in Late Qing Wuxi: 1897-1904 , Lei Duan, History

An End to the “Vichy/Algeria Syndrome”?: Negotiating Traumatic Pasts in the French Republic , Justin W. Silvestri, History

The Politics of Labor Militancy in Minneapolis, 1934-1938 , Kristoffer Smemo, History

Eugenothenics: The Literary Connection Between Domesticity and Eugenics , Caleb J. true, History

Theses from 2010 2010

"Flying is Changing Women!": Women Popularizers of Commercial Aviation and the Renegotiation of Traditional Gender and Technological Boundaries in the 1920s-30s , Emily K. Gibson, History

Bolivia's Coca Headache: The Agroyungas Program, Inflation, Campesinos, Coca and Capitalism In Bolivia , John D. Roberts, History

Theses from 2009 2009

For Love or Money: Labor Rights and Citizenship for Working Women of 1930s Oaxaca, Mexico , Sandra K. Haley, History

A New Vision of Local History Narrative: Writing History in Cummington, Massachusetts , Stephanie Pasternak, History

Drawing Defeat: Caricaturing War, Race, and Gender in Fin de Siglo Spain , Joel C. Webb, History

Theses from 2008 2008

Reconstructing Molly Welsh: Race, Memory and the Story of Benjamin Banneker's Grandmother , Sandra W. Perot, History

Theses from 2007 2007

"Somebody understood us" :: Nancy Macdonald and the Spanish Refugee Aid/ , Marta H. Healey, History

Abandoning nature :: European philosophy and the triumph of equal temperament/ , Noel David Hudson, History

American workers, American empire :: Morrison I. Swift, Boston, Massachusetts and the making of working-class imperial citizenship, 1890-1920/ , Justin Frederick Jackson, History

Men of the meanest sort :: military leadership and war in the New England colonies, 1690-1775/ , Seanegan P. Sculley, History

Theses from 2005 2005

"This place is not meant for recreation. It is meant for inspiration" :: the legacies of Clara Endicott Sears/ , Megan M. Kennedy, History

Theses from 2004 2004

Woodrow Wilson's conversion experience :: the President, the woman suffrage movement, and the extent of executive influence , Beth A. Behn, History

Hardball diplomacy and ping-pong politics: Cuban baseball, Chinese table tennis, and the diplomatic use of sport during the Cold War , Matthew J. Noyes, History

Theses from 2000 2000

John F. Kennedy, the development of counterinsurgency doctrine and American intervention in Laos, 1961-1963 , Daniel C. Koprowski, History

Theses from 1998 1998

Eadric Streona :: a critical biography/ , Terry Lee Locy, History

Theses from 1997 1997

Sectionalism and national consciousness in the early Republic :: the case of New England Federalists, 1800-1815/ , Denis A. Kozlov, History

Theses from 1996 1996

A stabilizing influence :: the "war of the dictionaries," 1848-1861/ , James F. Leach, History

I ain't got no home in this world anymore: sharecroppers, tenant farmers, and the Southern Tenant Farmer's Union , James D. Ross, History

Theses from 1995 1995

Marching through hell :: the British soldier in the First World War's East African campaign/ , Taylor Harper, History

The daughters of rural Massachusetts :: women and autonomy, 1800-1860/ , Glendyne R. Wergland, History

Theses from 1994 1994

Law and public life in thirteenth century Montpellier/ , Charles E. Bashaw, History

Into the hornet's nest :: how shall they hear without a preacher/ , Jean Sherlock, History

Theses from 1993 1993

The committees of correspondence, inspection and safety in old Hampshire County, Massachusetts, during the American Revolution/ , Carolyn D. Hertz, History

Theses from 1992 1992

The education of a field marshal :: Wellington in India and Iberia/ , David G. Cotter, History

"Webs of significance" :: Italian textile labor and the fabric of society, 1750-1850/ , Dorothy M. Dumont, History

Aspects in creating a gentleman :: education and the Grand Tour in eighteenth-century England/ , Lisa C. Mangiafico, History

Theses from 1991 1991

American Catholicism and the political origins of the Cold War/ , Thomas M. Moriarty, History

The ass worship controversy/ , Robert E. Ravens-seger, History

The development of local religious tolerance in Massachusetts Bay Colony/ , Andrew Leonard Sweet, History

Theses from 1990 1990

Bucking the tide :: Charles Phelps and the Vermont land grant controversies, 1750-1789/ , Peter E. Dow, History

Populism and the Guatemalan revolution :: politics and power in transition, May 1944-March 1945/ , Todd R. Little, History

Theses from 1988 1988

Very special circumstances :: women's colleges and women's friendships at the turn of the century/ , Rosalind S. Cuomo, History

Charlemagne and kingship :: the responsibility of absolute power/ , Jane Swotchak Ourand, History

Chinese political movements and historiography on American history/ , Wenjun Xing, History

Theses from 1984 1984

The distorting image : women and advertising, 1900-1960/ , Judith A. Freeman, History

Amherst soldiers in the American Revolution/ , Martha N. Noblick, History

Theses from 1983 1983

Genealogy and social history :: the early settlement of Lebanon, Connecticutt, as a case study. , Robert Charles Anderson, History

Theses from 1982 1982

Morphology of the 1980 Massachusetts business elite. , David P. Perlman, History

Theses from 1981 1981

The way that good folks do: Junior Achievement and corporate culture. , Edwin Gabler, History

Theses from 1978 1978

Lindomania or the Penny Press observed :: a study of the 1850 New York press in action. , Janet Lehrman Brown, History

Signal: a study in Geman propaganda of the Second World War. , Jeffrey Alan Hanson, History

Theses from 1977 1977

The status of West Indian immigrants in Panama from 1850-1941. , Sadith Esther Paz B., History

The Peace of Nicias/ , Milo Milton Williams, History

Theses from 1976 1976

The British War Office ;: from the Crimean War to Cardwell, 1855-1868. , Paul H. Harpin, History

The Santa Cruz strikes: a case study in labor relations in the Yrigoyen era/ , Robert Nelson Landback, History

An examination of the laws of William the Conqueror. , Steven D. Sargent, History

Farmer's daughter, innkeeper's daughter, minister's daughter ;: young women of the early republic. , Thomas Paul Smith, History

Theses from 1975 1975

Aufbau-Reconstruction and the Americanization of German-Jewish immigrants 1934-1944. , Dorothee Schneider, History

Theses from 1974 1974

Anglo-American blood sports, 1776-1889: a study of changing morals. , Jack William Berryman, History

Theses from 1973 1973

Between a crown and a gibbet: Benjamin F. Butler and the early war years. , David M. Nellis, History

Theses from 1972 1972

Imperial looting and the case of Benin. , Mary Lou Ratté, History

Theses from 1971 1971

The attitudes of the American business community to the Soviet Union, 1917-1933. , Patricia J. Behenna, History

Religious conversion in Tlaxcala, 1520-1550. , Edmund C. Hands, History

The early career of Pliny Earle: A founder of American Psychiatry , Constance M. Mcgovern, History

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Starting a Literature Search

Conducting a literature search is a great way to find a viable topic and plan your research. It will also give you the opportunity to look for primary and secondary resources that can support the arguments you make in your dissertation. 

Starting your literature search early will help you plan your dissertation and give you an overview of all the resources you might want to consult. Below are examples of how you can start this process and how they can help.

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Define your Topic

Start your search by identifying a broad subject area, such as a country, period, theme or person. You might do this by looking at reference works, such as a Very Short Introduction , Cambridge Histories , or Oxford Handbooks . These books will give you an insight into the many areas you can investigate in greater depth and they will also provide references to peer-reviewed material on more defined topics. 

Next , look at material which focuses more on the area you have identified from reference works. These might be books, chapters or articles which focus on a more defined area of the subject you have identified. Use these to formulate questions that you can answer in your research.

Then ,  read resources that will help you form your argument and answer the questions you have set. This material should focus on the topic you have chosen and help you explain what has been written on this area before.

Search for Secondary Resources

In order to successfully search for resources relevant to your study, you will need to use search-terms which will retrieve the best results. The tips below will help you do this:

Terms you have found in your reading

Keep a note of terms you have seen when you have been identifying your topic. This could be anything relevant your topic, including: places, people, jobs, religions, institutions, objects, periods, or events. Also, take note of terms that are related to your topic and had an impact on the area you are studying. Write down all the terms which relate to your topic and note which ones provide the most relevant results.

It can also be useful to keep a note of what you are not looking at so that you stay focused on your topic and do not retrieve too many results.

Authors who are written about the topic

You will start to notice that some authors are mentioned as specialists on the topic you are researching. Search a variety of catalogues to find what they have written on the subject in different formats. They might have contributed to edited works, written articles, given presentations to conferences or annotated works. They also might lead you to others who have written about your topic or research groups which are relevant to your studies.

Use subject searches

Most secondary resources have been indexed according to their subject. Through using these subject terms you can search catalogues more efficiently and find relevant resources without just searching the title or author. 

If you find a useful resources, try looking at its catalogue record. See if any of the subject headings look useful and note what terminology they use as this will be consistent across most databases. When you have found a useful term, copy and paste it into a subject search (or select the link) and see what other resources are available.

You can also use an online thesaurus to find search terms. The most commonly used terms are the Library of Congress Subject Headings  which provide uniform terms across international databases.

Use databases

The University subscribes to many databases that focus on different countries and topics. These will provide a comprehensive guide to what has been written in your area and may use different subject headings. Reference databases and bibliographies can be especially useful for finding citations of everything that has been written on a certain area of history. Biographical databases can also help find information about individuals and institutions. For a complete list of all the databases the University subscribes to, look at the A-Z of databases . 

Search for Primary Resources

There are plenty of primary resources that can be used in your dissertation. The University subscribes to many databases that provide access to primary resources and some of our libraries hold special collections which can be used in your research. Below are some examples:

The University subscribes to many newspapers from the past and present. They can be a really useful tool for finding contemporary accounts of events and provide more than just articles (including: advertisements, illustrations, family notices, sports, arts, court cases). Many newspaper databases will also include related content, such as pamphlets and newsbooks.

The University Library has a collection of print newspapers which can be consulted on site. The University also subscribes to electronic databases of national and local newspapers across the world. More information about the newspaper databases we subscribe to is available on our  dedicated website .

Special Collection Material

Many libraries and archives provide access to rare, unique and specialised collections of books and manuscripts. The University Library, for example, provides access to Manuscripts and Rare Books Departments , as do some of the colleges. Some of the more frequently used and important material is also available as part of an online library, such as Cambridge's CUDL .

Official Publications (Government Documents)

Documents produced by governmental and intergovernmental bodies can provide an insight into their decision making and governance. Several libraries in Cambridge have received official publications material and a lot of material is now available online. More information about the official material in Cambridge libraries is available on our Official Publications LibGuide .

Data and Statistics

Figures can be used to help illustrate a point and provide evidence as you answer the central question in your dissertation. You might chose to refer to census data, crime statistics, trade figures, or any other data set that relates to your area of history. This sort of information can be found in databases and replicated in secondary resources. 

Private Papers

If you are researching an individual (or someone who played a prominent role in the area you are focusing on) it is a good idea to see if they have deposited private papers in an archive. These might includes diaries, letters, draft works, or anything else that was kept and not published. These works are normally kept in an archive, so a good starting point is to look at a catalogue that might show where relevant papers are held (such as Archives Hub )

These can include maps, cartoons, paintings and photographs. Images are available both in print and online, but you need to be cautious of the copyright restrictions of images before you use them (check the information given by the source). Some databases will allow you to search images, like ARTstor , so use them as a good starting point for your search. 


Similarly to images, the University provides access to a variety of audio-visual resources, including interviews, recordings, radio and films. If there is a particular DVD you would like to use, try searching the title in iDiscover. For example, " Interviews with Historians " will take you to a comprehensive collection of DVDs available at the Seeley. Many films are also available online, such as British Pathe .

Organise and Save Your Research

You will be able to do a comprehensive and efficient literature search if you keep a record of what you have read, where you read it and what each item means to your research. The best way to achieve this is to:

1. Record the key ideas, themes and quotes from what you have read. Try to find a uniform way to do this as it will make it easier to find information when you come to write your dissertation. Some formats are freely available on the internet, such as the Cornell Note Taking System .

2. Save citations you have looked at so you do not struggle to find them again. Also, this will help you when you come to do your references. There are many reference managers available to help you store this information and create a fully formatted bibliography.

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The Harvard University Archives ’ collection of theses, dissertations, and prize papers document the wide range of academic research undertaken by Harvard students over the course of the University’s history.

Beyond their value as pieces of original research, these collections document the history of American higher education, chronicling both the growth of Harvard as a major research institution as well as the development of numerous academic fields. They are also an important source of biographical information, offering insight into the academic careers of the authors.

Printed list of works awarded the Bowdoin prize in 1889-1890.

Spanning from the ‘theses and quaestiones’ of the 17th and 18th centuries to the current yearly output of student research, they include both the first Harvard Ph.D. dissertation (by William Byerly, Ph.D . 1873) and the dissertation of the first woman to earn a doctorate from Harvard ( Lorna Myrtle Hodgkinson , Ed.D. 1922).

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  • Ph.D. dissertations of astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (Ph.D. 1925) and physicist John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (Ph.D. 1922)
  • Undergraduate honors theses of novelist John Updike (A.B. 1954), filmmaker Terrence Malick (A.B. 1966),  and U.S. poet laureate Tracy Smith (A.B. 1994)
  • Undergraduate prize papers and dissertations of philosophers Ralph Waldo Emerson (A.B. 1821), George Santayana (Ph.D. 1889), and W.V. Quine (Ph.D. 1932)
  • Undergraduate honors theses of U.S. President John F. Kennedy (A.B. 1940) and Chief Justice John Roberts (A.B. 1976)

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If you're a Harvard undergraduate writing your own thesis, it can be helpful to review recent prize-winning theses. The Harvard University Archives has made available for digital lending all of the Thomas Hoopes Prize winners from the 2019-2021 academic years.

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Conservatives shell long-standing White House Easter egg contest

Several conservative outlets did not "yolk" around this weekend when covering the White House 's annual Easter celebrations, accusing it of banning religious themes from the annual children's egg decorating contest — even though that guidance predated the Biden administration, according to the first lady's office.

A flyer circulated by the adjutants general of the National Guard inviting children of National Guard members to submit Easter eggs to the White House contest is the source of the controversy, with outlets like Fox News and The Daily Caller writing stories saying the administration is banning religious themes in this year's contest.

Indeed, this year's flyer does say that the decorated Easter egg submissions "must not include any questionable content, religious symbols, overtly religious themes, or partisan political statements."

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But the White House and the American Egg Board have pushed back on the suggestion that the restrictions are new, saying that the rules banning religious symbols have been in place for years.

Emily Metz, president and CEO of the American Egg Board, a group that supports the White House Egg Roll, said in a statement, "The American Egg Board has been a supporter of the White House Easter Egg Roll for over 45 years and the guideline language referenced in recent news reports has consistently applied to the board since its founding, across administrations."

Similarly, the White House emphasized that the guidelines banning religious themes from the eggs have been in place for decades and aren't the result of a new Biden administration policy.

"The American Egg Board flyer’s standard non-discrimination language requesting artwork has been used for the last 45 years, across all Dem & Republican Admins—for all WH Easter Egg Rolls —incl previous Administration’s," the first lady's communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, said in a post on X.

And White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates said it was "unsurprising" that some "are seeking to divide and weaken our country with cruel, hateful, and dishonest rhetoric."

"President Biden will never abuse his faith for political purposes or for profit," Bates added, noting that Biden is "a Christian who celebrates Easter with family."

The Biden administration has also been targeted this Easter holiday for a declaration recognizing Sunday as Transgender Day of Visibility.

President Joe Biden did indeed issue a proclamation acknowledging Transgender Day of Visibility — along with proclamations declaring 11 other holidays, including Cesar Chavez Day and Arab American Heritage Month.

March 31 has been Transgender Day of Visibility every year since 2010, per GLAAD . This year, Easter falls on March 31.

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