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 2011

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The Driving Forces of the Ohio State-Michigan Rivalry: How Media and Television Shaped "The Game", Ian Franks
Department: History

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They Did What to Their Junk: Roman Views of Greek Athletic Nudity, Kaylin Gaal
Department: Classical Studies; History

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A Crash Course in Riding Philosophy: Why Zen & Motorcycles Really Do Go Together, Alexandra Gioiella
Department: Philosophy; History

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Blood, Money and Power: How Piracy Challenged the Legitimacy of a Government, Michael Haggerty
Department: History

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Children and Nature, Adria Hankey-Brown

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Camille Pissarro's View of a Modern City: Paintings in Paris, 1893-1903, Laura Hazlett
Department: Art and Art History

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Subjugating Sex: the Sexual Categorization of Women in Ancient Rome, Andrew Heironimus
Department: History

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A Battle For Grass; E. R. Fryer and the Navajo Livestock Reduction, Audrey Hudak
Department: History

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The Cleveland Oil and Steel Industry: the Making of Industrial Cleveland, c.1870-1900, Charles W. Kamen
Department: History

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Tempting Treats and Bootleg Booze: a Working Class Woman's Story on Life and Crime From 1920-1933, Elizabeth Kaplan
Department: History

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The Eagle Flew Over the Mountain: the History of America and Afghanistan Since 1945, Joshua Kime
Department: History

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The United States in the Age of Anxiety : How Atomic Technology Impacted American Society, Jacob Kubasta
Department: History

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From Bland to Delicious: Beer and Its Implications on American Consumption and Identity, Alexandria MacKay
Department: History

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Marijuana Prohibition Costs, Contradictions and Rhetoric, Scott MacKenzie
Department: History

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Fear of ...., Kathleen Mazzei
Department: Art and Art History

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The Russian Civil War of 1917-1920: Need the Reds Have Won?, Joseph McCarthy
Department: History

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Mistake By the Lake: the History of the Cleveland Browns, Art Modell's Controversial Decision to Move the Team to Baltimore, and Its Impact, Justin McDowell
Department: History

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Babel, Nicholas Ouellette
Department: Art and Art History

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America's 'Pass' Time: How Football Has Grown in Popularity and Helps to Define American Culture, Christopher Perez
Department: History

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Le Paris Moderne : Trois Axes Selons Lesquels Paris a Modernisé À La Fin Du 19Ème Siècle, Emily Popovich
Department: French and Francophone Studies; Art and Art History

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A Study of Marguerite De Navarre (1492-1549) Through Her Personal Relationships and Literary Accomplishments, Emma Reiss
Department: History

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Guns and Glory: the National Rifle Association From Rifle Hobby Club to Political Lobbying Force, 1968-1975, Fidelia Shaw
Department: History

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Fort Ross: the Eastern Frontier of the Russian Empire, Catherine Trainor
Department: History

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Blood, Spit, and Tears: Art As a Model For Feminist Theory and Dialogue, Zoe Van Dyke
Department: Art and Art History; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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No Child Left Behind: the Influence of Hidden Children on Catholic Jewish Relations, Jordan White
Department: History

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Segregation in Columbus, Ohio Did It Ever Leave, Bryan Wickliffe
Department: History

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Measuring Success: the Phoenix Program and Its Lessons For Modern Day Counterinsugency, Graham Walbridge Zimmerman
Department: History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2010

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Reparations in "Post-Racial" Society: What Makes a Winning Case, Tobias Bokum-Fauth
Department: History

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Cultivating Discontent: Colonial Forestry in Mandate Palestine, 1920-1939, Daniel Buckler
Department: History

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The Face in the Looking Glass: An Examination of Self Through Character Traits in Lewis Carroll's Stories of Alice, Alice O. Case
Department: Art and Art History

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A Human Being Can Be Forced to Be Free: the Study of Individualism in North Korean Human Rights, Esther S. Chhakchhuak
Department: History

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Fears, Riots and Rebellions: the Civil War Draft Riots in New York City and the Holmes County Rebellion, Sarah C. Coffin
Department: History

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From "Big Jack" to "Bugsy": Jewish Gangsters and the Jewish Immigrant Communities of Chicago and New York City, 1900-1933, Amy Cohen
Department: History

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The Role of the MLBPA in Creating the Steroid Era in Major League Baseball, Patrick Coyne
Department: History

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The Origins and History of Parole in California, Daniel Feutz
Department: History

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Black, Brown, and Blue in 1942: Ethnic and Stylistic Tensions to Zoot Suit Riots in Wartime Usa, Maxim W. Gillespie
Department: History

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From Socio-Cultural Confinement to Literary Freedom: the Short Stories of Emilia Pardo Bazan, Laura Jennifer Herb
Department: Spanish; History

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Title, Benjamin Katz
Department: Art and Art History

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The Nutritious Factory: Nutrition, Processed Foods and the American Food Consumer, Mihran Kazandjian
Department: History

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George W. Bush and Tony Blair: Educational Reform From 1997 to 2008, Lauren Michelle Kosanovich
Department: History

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Please Pay Them More: An Examination of Women's Interest Groups and Pay Equity From 1980-1992 and 1992-2009, Alexander Osman Lans
Department: Political Science; History

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Plant Closings and Community Crisis, Kenneth M. Libben
Department: History

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Philip is My Best Friend (Being the Story of a Girl and Her Duck), Lindsay Lutz

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Sometimes I Feel Like I'm a Twisted-Out Creature, Sarah Manning
Department: Art and Art History

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Captivation Through Repetition, Hannah Matthews
Department: Art and Art History

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Deterrence Theory and the Sino-Soviet Split, 1969-1974, John J. McKeegan
Department: Political Science; History

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Vietnam: the Role of a War Correspondent During Vietnam, Alexander S. Mies
Department: History

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Can Tradition and Progress Coexist: a Case Study of the Impact of the Modernization of China on the Minority Societies, Brittany E. Montgomery
Department: History

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Fomenting Extremism: the Alternative Media of the Far Right, Eleanor C. Newman
Department: History

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From a Worn Suitcase to International Bestseller Lists: Irène Némiovsky's Suite Française Considered in Various Contexts, Sonja Ruppel
Department: History; French and Francophone Studies

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Termanites: a Comparison Between Frederick Terman and Law Firms in Adaptive Work Practice in Silicon Valley, Martin Schneider
Department: History

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Afghanistan: the Achilles Heel of Superpowers, Thomas Spangler
Department: History

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Agricultural Practices of Indians in Pre-Colonial California: How Farming Can Encourage Biodiversity, Ben Strobridge
Department: History

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Technology's Effect Throughout History on the Music Industry, Luke Sutton
Department: History

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Battle of Stalingrad: a Case Study and Analysis of How Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin's Leadership Characteristics Affected Their Decision-Making During the Battle of Stalingrad, Michael Brian Swan
Department: History

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Evolution of Sports Agents, Christopher Louis Wood
Department: History

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The Peninsular War: An Artistic Response to Napoleon Bonaparte; Jacques-Louis David & Francisco De Goya Y Lucientes, Eli M. A. Woods
Department: History; Art and Art History

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Taking Back the City: a Study of the Political Murals in Belfast, North Ireland, Jaimie K. Wroten
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2009

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Art in the City, Art For the City: Murals and Prints Produced in Cleveland Under the Aegis of the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project, Caitlin J. Ament
Department: Art and Art History

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Transformation of American Isolationism to Full Mobilization on the Home Front: the Propoganda of World War II, Katie Baker
Department: History

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Art As Revolution/One Bullet 40 Pigs: the Black Panther Party and the Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, Katherine C.S. Brausch
Department: Art and Art History; History

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European Foreign and Security Policy: a History of Reluctant Progress, Ross Buchanan
Department: History

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Imagorium For 'The Prince', Dana Bustamante
Department: Art and Art History

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Vulnerable Identities: An Artistic Exploration of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Malawi, Charlotte Hart Castle
Department: Art and Art History

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Collages: Exploration of Furniture Design Using Found Objects, Alexandra Cotter
Department: Art and Art History

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The Secret Life of Beef: An Investigation of the American Beef and Cattle Industry, Kathryn A. Dale
Department: History

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The Prince of Assassins and Thieves: Struggle and legacy of John Brown, William Garrett Dennett
Department: History

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One Lucky Night, Jason Farson
Department: Art and Art History

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Hibakusha Experience and Its Place in Modern Japan, Stephen Galen Feathers
Department: History

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Politics of Equality - Egyptian Feminism in Early Twentieth Century Egypt, Tina Flickinger
Department: History

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Nothing's Gonna Change My World: the Beatles, the White Album and the Turmoil of 1968, John Garrison
Department: History

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The Numbers: Draft, Youth and Division Within the American Society in 1968, Christopher James Gatsch
Department: History

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Corruption in Baseball: Baseball and the Double-Standard, 1919 to the Present, Sean Douglas Glaser
Department: History

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Photo-Realism Portrait Drawings: A Look into the Younger Generation of American Professional Tennis Players, Patrick Grab
Department: Art and Art History

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Defining the First Amendment: a Language Analysis of the Rhetoric Surrounding the Supreme Court Case Hustler v. Falwell and Its Reflection of American Ideology, Lisa C. Jackson
Department: History

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Black and Pink(o): Looking Behind the Commies in Early 20th Century Race Radicalism, John Patrick Kaderbek
Department: History

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Macau's Biggest Gamble: An Analysis of Economic, Social, and Political Factors That Influence Macau's Casino Industry and the Future Viability of Macau's Tourist-Economy, Randi J. Keefe
Department: History

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"Strike Another Match, Go Start Anew /And It's All Over Now, Baby Blue." An Inside View on Bob Dylan's Musical Switch from Folk to Rock through a Study of the Dialectical (Mutual) Relationship Shared between his Early Folk Career and the Early 1960s Political and Social Atmosphere, Jasmine A. Kolby
Department: History

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Interknit, Carrie Krochta
Department: Art and Art History

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Synthesis: Connection With Home Away From Home, Juliann Lafferty
Department: Art and Art History

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Ethanol and E85 Fuel: a Pillar For American Energy Independence, Timothy D. Lee
Department: History

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Detrimental Post-War "American Dream" in the United States: Contemporary Propaganda Posters, Andrew Maloney
Department: Art and Art History

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What Remains: the Role of Photography in the Ephemeral Environmental Sculpture of Andy Goldsworthy and Nils-Udo, Jessica E. Marsh
Department: Art and Art History

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Baseball's Effect in the Military and on Soldiers' Morale During World War II, Mark Andrew Miller
Department: History

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An Ornithological Perverse Nostalgia: A Series of Unexpected Consequences, Sacha Marie Nalepa
Department: Art and Art History

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The Resurrection of Scottish Culture and Identity: the Role of Tourism in Scotland, 1800-2009, Molly Ogrodnik
Department: History

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An Analysis of Shifting Trends in the New York Times' Presentation of the Soviet Union Through Periods of Leadership Change, Andrew Christian Olsen
Department: History

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"Why How You've Changed, Little Red Riding Hood": Allegorical Representation of Little Red Riding Hood, Victoria M. Peterman
Department: History

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The Romani Experience in Hungary and Indications For the Future, Edward A. Pogue
Department: History

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Art Conservation: Understanding Ethics and Methods Through Historic Case Studies of Painting and Stone Sculpture, Lucy N. Reinhardt
Department: Art and Art History

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The Complex Simplicity of Personality, Hannah Samuell
Department: Art and Art History

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Jacob Riis: Preserver of the Past and Herald of the Future, William R. Scarlett

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"Paintings" or "Taking It All the Right Way", Laura Seaman
Department: Art and Art History

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She Was Seen Across the Empire: a Study of Roman Empresses and Their Changing Public Image, Jessica Shira Sender
Department: History

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Histories of Paris: A Historical account of Americans in Paris in the twenties and today, Lisa J. Shames
Department: History

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Change We Organize: Technology and the Changing Dynamics of the Campaign System, Chad Stonebrook
Department: History

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Queens of the Kingdom: Women Redefining the Kingdom of God in the Social Gospel Movement, Sarah Elizabeth Tarbell
Department: History

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The Oil Crisis and the Automotive Industry, Theodore W. Terry
Department: History

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Images of a Queen: Elizabeth 1533-1603, Paige Tincher
Department: History

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Victims, Perpetrators or Both?: Examining Vergangenheitsbewältigung Through Germany's Representation of the Holocaust in History Textbooks From the 1950s, 1970s, and Today, Elysia Tonti
Department: German Studies; History