The full text of Senior Independent Study Theses submitted during and after 2012 are available to download only by College of Wooster users. Unless listed as an exemplar, all other theses are restricted.

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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2015

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An Exploration of Self: Continued, Aniecia L. Patridge
Department: Art and Art History

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Investigating Intrigue: Past and Imagined, Lauren D. Perrino
Department: Art and Art History

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Was the Great War Just?: A Re-examination of Just War Theory in Light of Events During 1900-1920, Oliver S. Raker
Department: History; Philosophy

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Origins of Oregon: A Cultural Geography of Two Oregonian Cities, Claire McNaught Ramey
Department: Geology; History

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Health Care for Everyone: Presidential Influence on the History of Medicare, Daniel Reese
Department: History

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Ski Masks and Assault Rifles: A Brief History and Examination of the Violent Politics of the Irish Republican Army in the 1960s and early-1970s., Benjamin W. Robertson
Department: History

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The Cultural Effects of Federally Mandated, Off-Reservation Boarding Schools on North American Indian Women, Molly Sennett
Department: History

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Cold War Hopes and Fears: Science Fiction Film in the Fifties, Meg Sharber
Department: History

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A Fool's Comedic Cavalcade of Heads, Young Jae Oliver Shin
Department: Art and Art History

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Anglo-Saxon and Viking Ship Burials as Indicators of Status and Power, Meagan Shirley
Department: Archaeology; Art and Art History

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The Cool Kids at School: A Comparative Analysis of Native Education Policies and the Rise of the African Elite in Colonial Senegal and Kenya, Stephanie C. Sparrow
Department: International Relations; History

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The 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympic Games: Altitudes Effects on the Performance Capability of Track and Field Athletes and Future Training Methods of Distance Running, Karl R. Stemen
Department: History

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History in the Hand Through Functional Ceramics, Katherine E. Stephens
Department: Art and Art History

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Sexually Incompatible: Female Solders and Social Change of the American Civil War, Emily Stoner
Department: History

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“The Gang of Virtue”: Colonial South Africa, Congo and Kenya in British Imperial Literature and Media, 1870-1970, William Swank
Department: English; History

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Turkey's New Islam: A Study of Religious and Political Identity in the Kemalist Political State, Nathaniel D. Weaver
Department: History; Religious Studies

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Pittsburgh Steel: Cultural Identity in the Mill Towns of Pittsburgh, Jonathan McLaren West
Department: History

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The Steady Path to Prominence: World War One and the Development of U.S. Global Engagement, William Wojtkiewicz
Department: History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2014

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The Silent Protest: An Investigation of the 1988 Deaf President Now Movement, Rachel L. Appleton
Department: Communication; History

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A Wilderness of Mirrors: Intelligence in the Revolutionary War, John T. Battaglia
Department: History

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Independent Study Is-Real (Israel): An Examination of American Immigration to Israel, Kristen Bell
Department: History; Sociology and Anthropology

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They Teach As They Were Taught: Teaching and Women’s Work in America’s Early Republic, Nichole Blackwood
Department: History

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Radically Practical: Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch’s Response to Modernity, Elizabeth J. Boykin
Department: History

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Re-Examining Carter: The President’s Relationship with Congress in Formulating and Enacting Comprehensive Energy Legislation, Jeremy E. Burke
Department: History

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Convenience and Control: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Privatization Attempts 1980-2014, Tyler M. Campbell
Department: History

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Serving Up a Cup, Mattie R. Cannon
Department: Art and Art History

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Our Best Work Was Never Recorded: Understanding the Role of Public Perception during the Beatles’ Formative Years, David Cath
Department: History

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Breaking Down the Walls: Black Student Activism at The College of Wooster, 1960s-1990s, Antwan Chambers Jr.
Department: History

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Jesus Saves: Branding Theology and Image in Twentieth Century Los Angeles Evangelicalism, Morgan W. Clark
Department: History

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A Body of Commodity: an Analysis and Story of the Weimar Prostitute, Audrey V. Creamer
Department: German Studies; History

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The Holocaust in Jewish American Collective Memory: A Study of Holocuast Memorials in American Synagogues, Sarah Crosswy
Department: History

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Overlooked and Underappreciated: The Impact of Organized Crime in Cleveland, Ohio on the American Mafia, Brett L. DeWester
Department: History

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Women in Water: The Drowned Female Victim in Victorian Painting, Catherine Everett
Department: Art and Art History

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Adventures in Time and Race: A Study of the Acceptance of Multiculturalism in Doctor Who, Meredith A. Farley
Department: History

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Fashion, Flappers and Freedom?: Women and Personal Expression in 1920s Dress, Lynn R. Fortney
Department: History

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An Unexpected Alliance: Haiti and Great Britain after the Haitian Revolution, 1804-1865, Emily Frank
Department: History

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Power, Sex, and Intrigue: An Examination of Mistress Portraiture at the Court of Charles II, Margaret S. Frick
Department: Art and Art History; History

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Windy City Radicals: Sister Carrie, Organized Labor, and the Problem of Chicago, Ben Fuqua
Department: English; History

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Revolution on Stage and Screen: Historical Narrative through Cuban Film and Spanish Theatre, 1959-1971, Kevin J. Glass
Department: History; Spanish

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More than Cows and Plows: Exploring the Role of Government, Women, and Corporations in Farming through Oral Histories, Seth A. Goodwin
Department: History

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Students Teaching Students: An In-depth Look at Domestic Student Exchanges between Predominately White Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the 1960's, Kendall Grace
Department: History; Sociology and Anthropology

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Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down: A Narrative of the Black Death in Siena, Sarah J. Hammond
Department: History

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Consummation of the 'Good Life' through Aesthetics, Christina M. Haupt
Department: Art and Art History; Philosophy

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What Does Modernity Smell Like: An Analysis on Fragrance Advertising in Modern China - An Analysis on Fragrance Advertising in China, 1911-2013, Adriana E. Hoak
Department: Chinese Studies; History

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Belonging(s): A Short Story Cycle and Artworks, Maria Janasz
Department: Art and Art History; English

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Impoverished Bodies: The Politics of Sterilization Abuse and the Marginalization of Low-Income Women of Color, Njeri A. Jennings
Department: History

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Lessons Learned from the Fight for Integration at the Lovett School: Atlanta, Georgia 1963-1966, Lauren C. Klingshirn
Department: History

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If You Were Buried In A Ship, You Might Be A Viking: An Investigation of Scandinavian Influence Over Anglo-Saxon Identity in Mortuary Practices, Kathryn Z. Libby
Department: Archaeology; History

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This Product is 100% Unofficial, Paige M. Madden
Department: Art and Art History

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Internal and External Factors: Connecting the Participation Trends of African Americans and Latin Americans in Major League Baseball, Zachary J. Mathie
Department: History

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King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn: An Examination of How Tudor Court Politics Led to the Rise and Fall of a Queen of England, Calla E. McCabe
Department: History

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The "Other": An Exploration of the Fear of Mormonism in the 19th Century, Mariah A. McGovern
Department: English; History

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A World of Make-Believe, Sarah K. Michels
Department: Art and Art History

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With or Without the State's Consent: Female Sexuality in the Soviet Union During WWII, Allison K. Miraldi
Department: History; Russian Studies

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The Quest for Ålander Identity: Reshaping Sovereignty at an Imperial Crossroads in the Baltic 1808-1921, Landon L. Moore
Department: History

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Pearls of Wisdom: The Black Female Student Experience at The College of Wooster, 1970-1990 and 2014-2014, Deja A. Moss
Department: History

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"What's Race Got To Do With It?" A Feminist Analysis of Anti-Rape Discourse from Susan Brownmiller and Angela Davis to the Modern Feminist Blogosphere, Angela M. Neely
Department: History; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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A Better and Truer Self: The Harris Brothers in Reconstructed North Carolina, Aviva H. Neff
Department: History

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“They See a Free Individual, it’s Gonna Scare ‘Em:” Hitchhiking, Fear, and the Decline of Community in 20th Century America, Zane S. Polston
Department: History

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Documenting Qualities of Natural and Artificial Forms of Beauty, Arianna G. Priddle
Department: Art and Art History

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Rising from the Ashes: Hansen’s Disease, Carville, and Patient Identity in 20th Century America, Lauren Quimby
Department: History

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Journey to Recovery, Sarah A. Ragosta
Department: Art and Art History

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A Functional Family, Anna G. Regan
Department: Art and Art History

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Fresh Boundaries, Seung Ryong Riew
Department: Art and Art History

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The Story That Would Not Grow Old: The Evolution of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Rebecca F. Roper
Department: History

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But the Heart is Still Indian: Hindutva and the Imagined Nation in Post-Partition Hindi Cinema, Rachel A. Rothenberg
Department: History; Religious Studies

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“A Cause Worth Fighting For:” The Ohio Veterans Home Museum, a Web Project, Megan E. Smeznik
Department: History

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Pertusiss, Pellagra, and Poverty: A Historical and Scientific Analysis of Whooping Cough's Associations with Poverty and Pellagra, and the Nicotinate Degradation Pathway in Bordetella Pertussis, Jacob Sprano
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; History

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“We Are People:” Black Student Movements and the 1971 Homecoming Boycott at The College of Wooster, Ruby Summers
Department: History

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“Go West, Young Man, Go West” Whiteness, Masculinity, and Wilderness in Gilded Age Boys Literature, Ariel N. Veroske
Department: History

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(dis)Appearance, Caroline R. Wensel
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2013

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Klotzen, Nicht Kleckern (Strike Together, Not Divided!): the Panzer Divisions As New Dominating Strategy of Modern Warfare, Stefano Alianelli
Department: History

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Anti-Appeasement: Exploring Opposition to Great Britain's Interwar Appeasement Policy, Robert Bansberg
Department: History

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Tussen Droom En Werkelijkheid: Between Dream and Reality, Karin Barend
Department: Art and Art History

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A Bestial History, Brittany Bounds
Department: Art and Art History

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Re-Framing the Slaughter: Remembering the Rwandan Genocide, Jordan C. Broutman
Department: History

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Putin and the Russian Federation: Securing Power at the Expense of Democracy, William F. Burkhart
Department: History; Russian Studies

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Every Citizen a Soldier: World War II Propaganda Posters and the American Home Front, Benjamin Caroli
Department: History

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Gettysburg: The Speeches, Reunions, and Monuments that Rewrote History After the Battle of Gettysburg, Shawn Chaffee
Department: History

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Mogadishu....We Have a Problem: How Decolonization Set Up the Democratic Republic of Somalia to Collapse, Rachel R. Craddolph
Department: History; International Relations

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The Foundation of a Leader: the Education of Benjamin E. Mays, Dexter Davis
Department: History

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Picture Perfect: The Evolution of Photojournalism During the Second World War, Kenneth Joseph Davis
Department: History

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Encaustic Internal Organs Paralleling the External Industrial World, Betsy J. Elderbrock
Department: Art and Art History

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Warlordism, Opium, and Party Purges: the Guomindang's Use of Shanghai's Green Gang in Efforts of National Unification During the Late 1920s, Mark Samuel Federman
Department: Chinese Studies; History

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Mastering the Patrol: a Look at the Importance of Training For American Pilots in the Battle of the Atlantic, Ethan M. Feinstein
Department: History

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Resisting Colonialism: Cultural Syncretism, Indigenous Agency and Exploition in Colonial Potosí, Isaac Galef-Brown
Department: History

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American Quaker Activism: Emerging Leadership, Evolving Faith, and Extraordinary Change, Catherine Gillette
Department: History

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The Global City of New York: Neoliberalism, Occupy Wall Street, and the Polarization and Repoliticization of Denationalized Space, Daniel Grantham
Department: History; Political Science

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Chicago's Wall: Race, Segregation and the Chicago Housing Authority, David T. Greetham
Department: History

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Disidentifying Performance of Freedom, Laura Haldane
Department: Physics; Art and Art History

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The Weathered Nude: Topographic Maps Paved By the Intricacies of Memory, Time, and Emotion, Emily Koelmel
Department: Art and Art History

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Tupac Amaru, Pachacuti: Un Análisis De Las Causas, La Estructura Y El Discurso Del Gran Levantamiento (1780-1781), Christopher R. Marshall
Department: History; Spanish

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Syrians, Sectarianism, and Assimilation: Divergent Conceptions of Early Arab Nationalism in the Old World and New, Leo Mayhew
Department: History

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Ohio Curriculum of the Sixth Grade: Creation and Historical Analysis, John McFarren
Department: History

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With Strong Arms and Callused Hands: a Study of Mexican Racial Identity in the Bracero Program From 1942-1964, Maricela Metraux
Department: History

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The Disintegration of An Open Economy: the Economic History of Argentina, 1880-1976, Beth Milne
Department: History

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Lost and Found: the Life and Art of Vivian Maier, Emily L. Mitchell
Department: Art and Art History

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Shooting An Elephant: How the British Became the Leading Imperialist in Africa and the World, Katherine Montgomery
Department: History

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Pocket Full of Posies, a Comparative Study of the Plague in Florence and London, Caitlyn Murphy
Department: History

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Lady Rochford: Always Remembered As a True Courtier of Henry VIII, Jacqueline O'Dell
Department: English; History