Recent Theses

2018

  • Emma Barnes
  • Bryan Gable
  • David L. Hunt
  • Sean Kane
  • Christine Plough
  • Larry Slawson

2017

  • Henry Doss, “Piers Plowman, Poverty, and the Medieval Church”
  • Jordan Kojima, “The Chicago Resettlers’ Committee and Chicago Japanese American Resettlement”
  • Casey Moore, “Persecution and Perseverance: Black-White Interracial Relationships in Piedmont, North Carolina”
  • Matthew Needham, “War of the Words: Propaganda, Public Opinion and Revolutionary Mexico During the Great World War”
  • Denise McLain, “Memories of Mont Amoena Female Seminary: ‘An Island of Culture in the Difficult Years,’ 1859-1927”
  • Christina Thomas, “‘Our Children’s Children Live Forever’: The Educational Activism of the Sawyer-Flowers-Wilson Family in America from 1866 to 1986”
  • Jocelyn Westpfahl, “Separate and Unequal: Segregation in North Carolina’s Asylum System 1856-1905”
  • Joseph Willard, “Ebony in Exile: An Examination of Revolutionary Black American and the Cuban Influence, 1960s-1980s”
  • Christina Wright, “‘How Could Love be Wrong?’: Gay Activism and AIDS in Charlotte, 1970-1992”

2016

  • Maria Andrade Diniz de Araujo, “The Catholic Church and the Free Womb Law in Recife, PE, Brazil: An Analysis of Its Social Development, 1870-1878”
  • Julie Hawks, “Two Days and Seventy Years: Sites of Memories and Silences from Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the United States”
  • Christopher Kinley, “Reclaiming the Unredeemed: Irredentism and the National Schism in Greece’s First World War”
  • Gabriele Lopez de Arcia, “Beyond Religion: Liberation Theology and the Theology of the Hammer in El Salvador, A Comparative Analysis”
  • Larry McIntyre, “The South Carolina Black Code and Its Legacy”
  • Kyle McLain, “The Survivor’s Hunt for Nazi Fugitives in Brazil: The Cases of Franz Stangl and Gustav Wagner in the Context of International Justice”
  • Allyson Miller, “From Cotton Fields to Cobwebs: A Case Study of Community and Preservation in the Textile Industry of Belmont, North Carolina”
  • Kate Moore, “Strange Business for a Lady: Single Women’s Work in Mecklenburg County, NC, 1774-1860”
  • Marissa Nichols, “The Greatest Enemy?: Smallpox, Elimination, and Politics in Mexico, 1942-1970”
  • Michael Sullivan, “‘You ain’t from around Here, are You?’: A Biographical Study of Harry Golden and the History of His Quest for Tolerance and Justice in the State of North Carolina”

2015

  • Layne Carpenter, “‘Live by the Spirit’: Institutional Discipline for Crimes against Order and Morals, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 1767-1839”
  • Michael Ervin, “‘Public Order is Even More Important than the Right of Negroes’: Race and Recreation in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1927-1973
  • Gregory Gann, “Formulating a Revolutionary Ideology, 1776-1788: The Influence of Military Experience on the Ratification Debates”
  • Khalid Hijazi, “The Effects of Urban Renewal on African Americans in Charlotte, North Carolina: The Case of the Brooklyn Neighborhood, 1960-1974”
  • Andrew Hill, “Bastion of the Dispossessed: The Free People of Color’s Fluid Identities Across the Haitian Revolution”
  • Thomas Hubard, “The Fighter Mafia: Vietnam, The Fighter Jet, and the Future of the Air Force”
  • Andrew Pack, “Battle of the Press: The Nullification Crisis in South Carolina, 1828-1833”
  • Ian Pasquini, “Tate Street, That Great Street: Culture, Community, and Memory in Greensboro, North Carolina”
  • Eugene Stouse, “Bohemian Nationalism and the Impact of Czech and Slovak Nationals Abroad on the Emergence of Czechoslovakia”
  • Emily Taylor, “Masking Modernity: Black Performance and the Struggle for a Modern Identity in the Progressive Era South”

2014

  • Sarah Beaver, “The Museums of the Bozarts:  The Role of North Carolina Art Museums in Redefining Southern Identity”
  • Michael Cannady, “War in the Shadows: IRA Intimidation and Assassination, 1919-1921”
  • Amanda Elzey, “‘I Think I Prefer His Face:’ Studying Physiognomy in Jane Austen’s Letters and Novels”
  • Maria Labbato, “Spanish Civil War Exiles in Mexico City:  Intellectual Refuge from a Gendered Perspective, 1939-1960”
  • Daniel Norby, “Origins of American Naval Deployment Policy, 1815-1844”
  • Juan Pimental Otero, “Latin Americanism in the Music of Ruben Blades and Calle 13”
  • Jillian Staurowsky, “The Echo Incident of 1858:  South Carolina and the Illegal Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade”
  • Christine Wilkie, “Early Gravestone Carvers and Acculturation in the Carolina Backcountry:  The Bigham and Caveny-Crawford Stonecutter Workshops”

2013

  • Sarah Beckhart, “Mexico’s Modernizing Miracle:  The Tlatelolco Housing Project, 1960-1964”
  • Robert Bemis, “Our Devotion to This Union Has Been Strong and Sincere: North Carolina Journalism on the Verge of Secession”
  • Sara Blanchett, “The ‘Other Side:’  Public Memory and the Life of Sylvia Routh in Houston, Texas, 1837-1859”
  • Mary Dominick, “The Original Concept and Design of Charlotte College, 1957-1965”
  • Jason Doom, “Restructuring the United States Information Agency for Dialogue and Human Rights, 1968-1984”
  • Destiney Linker, “Black Power Worldwide: The International Dimensions of Black Power”
  • Susan Mayer, “From Rails to Roads: Public Transportation in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1890-1960”
  • Richard Miller, “A Mountain Oasis: Tourism and Cultural Identity in Western North Carolina, 1880-1930”
  • Scott Parker, “To the Brink:  Anthony Eden and the 1956 Suez Crisis”
  • Toni Riley, “Environmental Injustice: A History of Advocacy and Oppression in the Lower Ninth Ward”
  • Steven Roswold, “The Creation of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Police, 1878-1885”
  • Kelly Summerow, “Charles Kettering and the Intersection of Technology and Human Intellect, 1910-1958”
  • Joshua Weese, “The Impact of Zionism on the Issuance of the Balfour Declaration”
  • Alicyn Wiedrich, “Public History, Civil Rights, and the Visitor Experience at Museums, Memorials, and Historic Sites in the South”

2012

  • T. Evan Faulkenbury, ‘“Telenegro’: Reginald Hawkins, Black Power, and the 1968 Gubernatorial Race in North Carolina”
  • Kurt Geske, “Where Johnnie Got His Gun: One American City’s Experience with Military Mobilization during World War I - Charlotte and Camp Greene, North Carolina”
  • Marissa Johnson, “‘Over There Is Here’: Arab Immigrants, Political Tensions, and Acculturation in New York, 1990-2001”
  • Meghan Kaylor, “Recollecting America’s Past: Civil War Reenactments and American Memory”
  • Katherine Roberson, “‘Patriotism for the Blacks and Pleasure for the Whites’: Fourth of July Celebrations in Charleston, South Carolina, 1867-1919”
  • Cliff Stoner, “A Few Dollars More: Funding the American Space Program for 1962 and 1966”

2011

  • Kathryn Anne Bagley, “Stealing Reproductive Rights: Compulsory Pediatric Sterilization in Georgia, 1939-1962”
  • Kathryn Anne Bellew, “A Cold November: A Northern Family and the Civil War”
  • Matthew Vernon Chisholm, “Of Sweat and Earth: Memory and Myth on the Road to Nowhere in the Southern Smoky Mountains, 1943-2001”
  • Daniel S. Cozart, “Mediating the Extremes of Globalization: Peru’s Dirty War and the Limits of Reconciliation”
  • Daniel Noble Genkins, “Commercial Paradigms in the Revolutionary Atlantic: An Interimperial Comparative Analysis of Three Port Cities during the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries”
  • Gwendolyn Lea Gill, “Creation and Stagnation: The British Lifeboat Regulations from 1866 to 1912”
  • Hannah Beth Harrell, ‘“Slap ‘Em around a Little if You Have to but Don’t Hurt ‘Em’: The Lumbees and the Ku Klux Klan Rally of 1958”
  • William Thomas Jeffers, “‘A Mill to the Mile’: James B. Duke, Charles Christian Hook, and the Impact of the Piedmont and Northern Railroad on Industrial Development in the Piedmont Region of North and South Carolina”
  • Charles Clifton McShane, “Class, Christ, and Cocktails: The Clash of Business Boosterism and Southern Baptism in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1965-1980”
  • Hilary Lynn Miller, “To ‘Pursue the Route which will be of the Greatest Public Utility’: The National Road and Washington, Pennsylvania”
  • Crystal Gayle Moore, ‘“To Chain a Man to Misery ‘Til Death’: Marital Strife in Colonial and Early Republic Virginia”
  • Erin Mae Spencer, “Elizabeth’s Wing Haven: Environmental Preservation and the Mirror of the Mind
  • Zachary Warren Usher, “Black Chaplains in the Civil War”
  • Donna Ward, “Dreaming a New Dream: Protecting a Black Middle-Class Neighborhood in 1930s St. Louis, Missouri”
  • Erica Shae Weatherford, “Gender and Prostitution in Porfirian Mexico City”

2010

  • Emma Castle-Grandstaff, “Black Soldiers and the American Occupation of Germany, 1945-1960”
  • Boyd Randall Harris, ‘“A Shameful Reminder’: Commemoration at Fort Pillow Battlefield”
  • James Harris, ‘“Degeneration’ Revisited: A History of Competing Theories of ‘Degeneration’ in Britain, 1904-1928”
  • Amy Hamilton Helms, “Foreign Travel and Identity for the British Middle Class in the Nineteenth Century”
  • Hannah Elizabeth Howard, “Crafting Public Opinion: Printers and Publications in Revolutionary North Carolina, 1764-1776”
  • Kari Lynn Morgan, “Butchers and Banditti: The Assumptions and Adaptations of the Continental and British Regular Armies on the Militia during the Southern Campaign of the American War of Independence, 1780-1781”
  • Deanna Lee Panetta, “Made in Our Image: Fostering Anticommunism among Children through Juvenile Literature”
  • Alvaro Mauricio Segovia-Heredia, “The Huánuco Rebellion of 1812”