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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2017

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Women Marine from World War I to the Vietnam War, Cristina Ancog
Department: History

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The Silenced Directors; The careers and films of Alice Guy (Alice Guy Blache), Lois Weber, and Dorothy Arzner., Jacqueline J. Angulo
Department: History

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The Game of Art: An Analysis of Venetian and Florentine Military and Economic Identity by Artwork from 1300AD to 1600AD, Andrew Beck
Department: History

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An 'Answer to Hopes and Dreams': Utopianism, Progressivism, and the American Spatial Tradition in the New Deal Resettlement Community of Greenhills, Ohio, Jared M. Berg
Department: History

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A Lens of Our Own: A Feminist Photovoice Exploration of LGBTQ+ Experience at The College of Wooster, Foster J. Cheng
Department: Art and Art History; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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"A New Weapon - A New Monster - The Walkout": The East Los Angeles Student Walkouts of 1968, Camille G. Christenson
Department: History

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The Impact of the Civil War on the Reconstruction of Elite Southern Womanhood, Louisa MC Dallett
Department: History

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“Marching Mothers”: The Battle for Desegregation in Cleveland Public Schools, 1957-1976, Theresa Dunne
Department: History

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The Other Side of the Frontier: Examining Plains Indian Change from 1680-1890, John Evans
Department: History

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Manuscripts Don't Burn: The Nazi Book Burnings and the International Response, Ian P. Ferguson
Department: History

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Major American Cookbooks as a Window to the Past: Analysis of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, The Joy of Cooking, The Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, and Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Kathryn A. Gallatin-Broad
Department: History

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Dead Cultures, Imagined Contexts: The Ogtogmaní-khün, Emily Brett Glickman
Department: Art and Art History

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Saint or Politician: A Gendered Analysis of Catherine Benincasa’s Letters, Jacob Hailperin-Lausch
Department: History

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Plays with Words: Understanding Visual Interpretation through Ed Ruscha's Text Works, Claire E. Ilersich
Department: Art and Art History; Philosophy

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The Science of Art- Exploring the Gum Bichromate Process- Landscape Microscopy and Geo-Photography, Cassidy D. Jester
Department: Art and Art History

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Self Portraits, Mariah Joyce
Department: Art and Art History

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Germany and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: The Complexities of National Identity and the Handling of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Megan Koeneman
Department: Global and International Studies; History

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Collective Memory of the American Civil War in Kentucky Historical Romances, 1890-1915, Jacob D. Kowall
Department: English; History

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In Housewives We Trust: A Look at the Influence on the Gendered Advertisements and Promotion of Food Measures During World War II in the United States, Memphis Leichter
Department: History

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Reforming the Victorian Woman: Femininity and Fashion in Victorian America 1850-1900, Dora Mase
Department: History

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The Quest: An Analysis of Betty Jean Lifton's Adoption Narrative and Connections to the Adoption Rights Movement, Alexis E. Musselman
Department: Communication; History

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Its All in the Family: A Case Study Analysis of Northern European Transatlantic Migration and the Creation of Life in America, Christine L. O'Grady
Department: History

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The Art of Function: An Exploration in Reclaimed Furniture Design, Abbey E. Partika
Department: Art and Art History

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The Scopes Trial of 1925, the American Press, and Multiple Public Spheres, Connor James Polak
Department: History

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Running in Place: The United States War on Drugs in Colombia (1960-2003), Aidan N. Prien
Department: International Relations; History

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How Long Can We Tolerate This? Understanding the Wallace Vote, Racial Backlash in the Metropolitan North, & the Emergence of the Modern American Right, Frederik W. Schoenfeld
Department: History; Political Science

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The Cicada's Lullaby: Myth and Media in Feminism and Appalachian Culture during the Kennedy Years, Lucas R. Skoglund
Department: Film Studies; History

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Priestess of Potnia: A Story of Women, Cult Practices, and Mycenaean Society in the Bronze Age Aegean, Bethany K. Smith
Department: Classical Studies; History

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'Freedom for the Captives': A critical analysis of the movement to save the life of Troy Anthony Davis, Chadwick Smith
Department: Africana Studies; History

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Beach Haven: A Photographic Exploration of Long Beach Island, Theresa M. Spadola 2945985
Department: Art and Art History

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Firing the Classics Canon: Combining Latin Language Learning and Social Studies Pedagogy in a First-Year Latin Classroom, Alexis Spencer
Department: History; Classical Studies

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Blight and Brutality: A Study of Housing and Police in Relation to the 1967 Detroit Uprising, Giancarlo M. Stefanutti
Department: History

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Bermuda's Impact on the Relationship Between England and America, Simon P. Thompson
Department: History

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Great Camp Sagamore: An Integration of Nature, Architecture, and the Sublime, Allison Turner
Department: Art and Art History

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For Country, Liberty, and Money: Privateering and the Ideologies of the American Revolution, Scott D. Wagner
Department: History

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Finding Our Wayne: A Case Study of Including Local History in Secondary Education using a Digital History Project, Catherine Walker
Department: Education; History

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Finding Salvation Through Pilgrimage: Dante’s Influences on Hell scenes and Chaucer and the Relationship to Salvation, Alexandra Wendt
Department: Art and Art History; English

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The Lost Connection Between Evangelicalism and Women in the Three Great Movements of the Twentieth Century: Prohibition, Women's Suffrage and African American Civil Rights, Clare A. Zanger
Department: History; Religious Studies

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Calculating the Course: The Impact of Mathematical Research on the Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum, 1930-1950, Marjorie Zeager
Department: History; Mathematics

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2016

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Education, Sati, and Missionaries, Tara Abhasakun
Department: History

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Amassing Subsistence: Creating an Environment Through Objects and Time, Matilda J. Alexander
Department: Art and Art History

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Near and Far: A Series of Paintings Exploring the Concept of Home, Hannah Ayers
Department: Art and Art History

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From Port to Open Ocean: The Development of the U.S. Navy from the Mexican American War to the Spanish American War, Henry F. Bauerschmidt
Department: History

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By George, He's the First! An Examination of Britain's First Hanoverian Monarch, His Public Perception, and Role in Stabilizing the Parliamentary Monarchy, Bridget R. Brately
Department: History

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s Just My I.S.: An Historical Exploration of Superheroes and American Identity, Caroline G. Breul
Department: History

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The Rubber City’s Other Export: Harvey Samuel Firestone’s Urban Investment and Employee Management Policy in Akron, Ohio and Liberia, Marcus Carano
Department: History

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Serendipity in Liminality: A Photographic Study of the Liminal Space in Music Performance, Chelsea B. Carlson
Department: Art and Art History

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Living the American Dream in the Eyes of Immigrants: A Study of Italians and Jews from 1870-1920, David Castrignano
Department: History

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Living the American Dream in the Eyes of Immigrants: A Study of Italians and Jews from 1870-1920, David Castrignano
Department: History

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Living the American Dream in the Eyes of Immigrants: A Study of Italians and Jews from 1870-1920, David Castrignano
Department: History

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Battle for the Birthing Chamber: Gender, Tools, and Writings in Childbirth in Early Modern France, Anna Claspy
Department: History

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The Schools of Choice: An Evolutionary History of Charter Schools and the Charter School Movement, Sheamus G. Dalton
Department: History

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Making and Mindfulness: How Process-Oriented Tasks Encourage Reflection and Lead to Recovery, Devin DeLaney
Department: Art and Art History

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Home Is Where…? : A Visual And Textual Exploration Of Home, Nostalgia, And Persona, Dallas K M Dickey
Department: Art and Art History; English

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The Scholar, the Teacher, the Saint: The Life, Work, and Nonviolent Philosophy of James M. Lawson, Jr., Kristen Estabrook
Department: History; Religious Studies

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The Hero, Villain, Martyr, and Terrorist: John Brown and his Portrayal throughout History, Joseph R. Gilmore
Department: History

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From "The Bear" to "The Ball Coach": The Evolution of College Football Coaches from 1945-2015, Daniel S. Gorzynski
Department: History

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Dungeons, Dunces, and Dragons: The Collapse of the Post-War American Family in the 1980s Satanism Scare, Nicolaus J. Hajek
Department: History

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There is No Return to Normalcy: How Warren G. Harding Addressed the Issue of Race Following the Great War, Brett J. Hall
Department: History

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Khrushchev’s Nuclear Gamble: Misjudgment, Rhetoric, and Cold War Politics in The Cuban Missile Crisis, Nicholas Halle
Department: History

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No Laughing Matter: Medicine and Pregnancy in Giambattista Basile’s Tale of Tales, Greta Hayer
Department: History

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An Unlikely Hero: How Virginia Hall Became the Most Feared Allied Spy in Occupied France, and Why You've Never Heard of Her, Abigail C. Helvering
Department: History

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The CIA and the Culture of Espionage: How the CIA's Effort to Prevent Domestic Espionage Influenced American Culture, Corwin H. Huegel
Department: History

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Dynamic Beauty: The Journey to Perfection, Jenna L. Hunkins
Department: Art and Art History

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Atomic Terror in the Face of a Determined Enemy: A Look at Revisionism and Revisiting Why the Atomic Bomb Was Necessary, Brock D. Jones
Department: History

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Victims of Downing Street: Popular Pressure and the Press in the Stoddart and Conolly Affair, 1838-1845, Sarah E. Kendrick
Department: History

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Custom Framing: An Analysis of Camille Pissarro's "Les Turpitudes Sociales" within a Base-Superstructure Model, Robin S. Klaus
Department: Art and Art History

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Fears of the Body: Exploring the Regulation of Male Sexual Acts in Nineteenth Century England, Sophia Krauth
Department: History

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Stress Induced Deterioration of the Human Form, Anna Kruse
Department: Art and Art History

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"Let Them Eat Crack": A Look at Street Art Culture and Banksy’s Epitomizing Role in the Advancement of Graffiti as Art, Melissa K. Ladd
Department: Art and Art History

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Why Is Skateboarding so Popular? An Examination of the National Sensation that is Skateboarding and its Relation to the Atlanta Skate Market and Experience, Zachery A. Lampkin
Department: History

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It Started With a Blank Piece of Paper: the Making of a Children’s Picture Book, Joyce A. Lee
Department: Art and Art History

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Captivity, Execution, and Liberation: An Examination of Deteriorating Treatment within Japanese and German Prisoner of War Camps During World War II, Keith Lemke
Department: History

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In the Middle of the Fight: An Assessment of the Formulation of Armored Tank Doctrine in World War II, Christopher M. Logsdon
Department: History

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The Virtuous Rebel: Developing an Anarchist Ethic Informed by the American Anarchist Movement (1881-1919), Michael S. Long
Department: History; Philosophy

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Matilda Loses the Throne, But Takes The Stage: Connecting the Present and the Past by Dramatizing the Key Female Figure from the History of “The Anarchy”, James F. Lorenzin
Department: History

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"That She is of White Blood and Free and Entitled to Her Freedom:" Examining the Louisiana State Supreme Court Case of Morrison v. White from 1857-1862, Roderick D. Malone
Department: History

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"I'm not black... I'm Dominican:" American Perceptions of the Dominican Republic's Racial Identity, Patric Marshall
Department: History

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The Solid Russian Iconostasis as Unifier of Hesychasm and the Eucharistic Celebration, Katherine E. McCombs
Department: Art and Art History

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In Black and White: The Sociopolitical Rhetoric Surrounding Anti-Miscegenation Attitudes in Ohio, Sarah McCrea
Department: History

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U.S. Special Operations Forces: A Broader Role in the Battle Against Radical Insurgencies, Stephen A. McKinney
Department: History

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Distilling the Quintessence of British Marxism amidst Stalinist Superficiality ~ Identifying the Ideology of the Communist Party of Great Britain in the 1930s, Colin J. Montgomery
Department: History

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The Economic and Historical Review of the Non-profit Hospital Dr. Altruist: Or how I learned to stop donating to hospitals and love conspicuous production, Ian Murphy
Department: Economics; History

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The Ramifications of an Intellectual Precursor: The Potential Revolutionary Circulation and Literal Legacy of the Radical Achievements of the Mexican Revolution, Olivia J. Murphy
Department: History; Spanish

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Can Martyrdom Transcend the Ancient and Modern World? History and Archaeology at the Roman Fort of Halmyris, Colin P. Omilanowski
Department: Classical Studies; History

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Strange Reflections and Obscured Bodies: the Presence of the Surrealist Unconscious in Paul Delvaux's the Break of Day, Rebecca L. Osborne
Department: Art and Art History

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Sport as an Instrument of Social Change: A Study of the Effect of Sports on the Movements for Racial Equality in the United States and South Africa, Will Ossyra
Department: History

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Street and Elite, William Owen
Department: Art and Art History

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Guatemala: A Buried History, Collin J. Perez
Department: Art and Art History

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War and the Environment in the Mother of States: The Dynamic Relationship Between the Natural Environment of Virginia and the American Civil War, Isabel D. Perman
Department: History

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"Don't Read This!": Lemony Snicket and the Control of Youth Reading Autonomy in Late-Nineteenth-Century Britain, Brittany A. Previte
Department: English; History

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From the Muses to the Museum: Presenting The Iliad Through Public History to Facilitate Historical Perspective, Emily K. Pudnos
Department: Classical Studies; History

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Contraceptive Controversy in Nineteenth Century New York City: An Examination of Ann Lohman's Contentious Impact on Women's Reproductive Health, Karli Pulice
Department: History

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If You Draw It They (Might) Come: Analyzing American Consumer’s War Bond Purchasing Habits During the War Loan Drives of 1943 and 1944, Alexander M. Rentzepis
Department: Economics; History

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Art Making as an Ecofeminist Exercise in Understanding Species Extinction and Animal Farming, Adrian Rowan
Department: Art and Art History; Environmental Studies

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The Affect of the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War, Nicholas Ryan
Department: History

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What You’ll Miss Just Driving By: A Visual History of My Family's Relationship with Industry, Natalie Renee Shreeve
Department: Art and Art History

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The Role of the Army Rangers From D-Day to the Rescue Mission at Cabanatuan, David Smith
Department: History

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Exploring the Unknown: A Ceramic Journey Through the Sea of Imagination, Kaitlin N. Starr
Department: Art and Art History

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Colonizing Wilderness: Alaska's Imagined Identity, Audrey Steiner-Malumphy
Department: History