This page contains honors theses produced by senior History majors. For a list of all honors theses since 2011, click here.

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Theses from 2017

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Following Intellectual Genealogies: The Construction of Mare Liberum and Mare Clausum, 1603-1652, Christopher Michael Crum

Theses from 2016

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Private Union, Public Conflict: Life and Labor at Michelin in the Twentieth Century, Madeleine Curtis McCabe

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My Soul, My Integrity, My Freedom: Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, and their Competing Perspectives within the Struggle for Black Equality During the Second Red Scare, Evan J. Molinari

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Defining the Conservative Woman: Margaret Thatcher, Politics, and Gender, Taylor West Stone

Theses from 2015

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Wonder Woman Revealed: William Moulton Marston, World War II and the Rise of a Superheroine (1941-1959), Rebecca Katherine Carifio

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The Origins of American Unitarianism Reconsidered: Theophilus Lindsey, James Freeman, and the English Episcopal Reform Origins of American Unitarianism, Samuel Williams Learner

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Nuancing Czech Secularism and Debunking Assumptions of Atheism: Finding Spirituality and Questioning Identity in a Culturally Christian Post-Communist Society, Molly Irene Pailet

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The Lady is a Tramp: The Integration of the Appalachian Mountain Club Hut System as a Distillation of the Women’s Rights Movement, Grace Lillian Pezzella

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What Role Did the Sassanid Empire Truly Play in the Fall of the Western Roman Empire? Exploring Divergences in Causal Frameworks, Nicholas Vladimir Strunc and Nicholas Vladimir Strunc

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Controlling Birth Control: Media Representations of Contraception in the 1960s, Anna Forest Whetzle

Theses from 2014

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Scotland within Empire: the Quest for Independence with or without Union, Michaela E. Brady

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The Biopolitics of Marriage and Motherhood: Understanding the Transformative Role of White Middle-Class Women in the American Eugenics Movement 1900-1930, Emma Barrett Perkinson

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The Reign of “King Henequen”: The Rise and Fall of Yucatán’s Export Crop from the Pre-Columbian Era through 1930, Nyle Lucien Rioux

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The Politics of the Gate: Byzantine City Walls and the Urban Negotiation of Imperial Authority, Samuel Aldred Slattery

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Sex Scandals in Victorian Britain: Moral Codes and National Reputation in Crisis, Rachel Spence

Theses from 2013

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From Modernization and Development to Neoliberal Democracy: A History of the Ford Foundation in Latin America 1959-2000, Jacquelyn Marie Holmes

Theses from 2012

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Sigmund Freud, Arthur Schnitzler, and the Birth of Psychological Man, Jeffrey Erik Berry

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“In a newe plantation it is not knowen whether man or woman be more necessary”: Gender Relations in Seventeenth-Century Virginia, Caylin E. Carbonell

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A Perfect Triangle: Aaron Lopez and the Colonial Mercantile System in Pre-Revolutionary Newport, Rhode Island, James Cook

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Hitler's Children: Education as Indoctrination under the Third Reich, Claire Lampen

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"It's All Happening at the Zoo:" Plural Visions of Landscape, Animals, and Humans in the Early Days of the Bronx Zoo, Rebecca Lauren Merten

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Los “Chicago Boys”: A Powerful Exchange of People and Ideas between Chile and Chicago, Josephine B. Reinhardt

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The Unbending Pillars of John Adams's Political Philosophy, Anna Kane Wallman