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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2005

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America's Hang-Up: a Social History of the Telephone From Bell to Cell, Anne Elizabeth Michaels
Department: History

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Claus Stauffenberg, Ludwig Beck, Hans Oster and the Construction of a Model For a Military Resister to Adolf Hitler, Michael T. Morris
Department: History

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En El Nombre Del Trabajador Explotado: a History and Discussion of the Bracero Program, Andrea B. Nelson
Department: History

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United States Operations Mission: Economics and Technical Aid to South Vietnam Before the Second Indochinese War, 1950-1960, Parke Nicholson
Department: History

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I Don't Want to Be the Assistant: Black Leaders in Major League Baseball Since 1947, Ross K. Nickel
Department: History

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Post-Event Representations of the Bombing of Hiroshima: in Memory, Testimony and Witnessing, Kenzo Niwa
Department: History; Art and Art History

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Following Yellow Brick Roads: a Visual Exploration, Elizabeth Grace Peebles
Department: Art and Art History

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Political, Social, and Community Oriented Purposes of the Grange, Denzel G. Peterman II
Department: History

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From the Boers to Berlin: How the British Commandos Helped End the Second World War in Europe, Matthew Ryan Rahde
Department: History

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Natural Occurrences: a Ceramic Exploration of Nature's Characteristics Through Organic Form, Mary Risley
Department: Art and Art History

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Fall of the House of Rubber: Wooster and Rubbermaid, 1808-2004, Dane Ralph Robbins
Department: History

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"I Am in Hell!": the Bounty Mutiny and the Memory of William Bligh, Michael James Ruttinger
Department: History

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More Than Just Busy Hands, Emily Ryan
Department: Art and Art History

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Comfort in Serenity: a Photographic Depiction of Nostalgia, Adrianne Michelle Sharrock
Department: Art and Art History

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Holy Lamb: An Examination of the Hapsburg Monarchy and Its Symbols, Jeremy Swart
Department: Art and Art History

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Human Landscape, Julie Tifft
Department: Art and Art History

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I Feel a Sin Coming On: the Effects of the Pill on Women and Society in the 1960s, Allison L. Urbanek
Department: History

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Invisible Bonds: the Remarkable Ability the Amish Have to Enduring Modern Intrusions of the Outside World, Hester Van Hooven Ward
Department: History

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Resorting to Violence: Lessons From the History of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Julie Mansfield Vavricheck
Department: History

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Translating the Silence: the Chinese Woman in Transition, Brittany M. Wellner
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2004

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How and Why Comic Book Superheroes Are the Greatest of All Religious Saviors, Bradley D.T. Adamczyk
Department: History

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A 'Troubled' History of Northern Ireland: Communities Making Peace in Times of War, Colleen E. Call
Department: History

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Putting Down That Rubber: A History of the Rubber Industry and the Goodyear Rubber Tire and the Rubber Company During World War II, Scott A. Chouinard
Department: History

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The Vietnam War: A Better Understanding, Carl E. Davis
Department: History

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Zwischen Diaspora Undsozialistischer Utopie: Probleme Judischer Identitat in Der Deutschen Demokrastischen Republik, Kristin Dill
Department: German Studies; History

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Pulse of the Continent: the Railroad in Nineteenth Century American Art, Literature, Thought, and Song, Peter N. Durbin
Department: History

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Heroes of a Lost Cause: An Historical Inquiry of American Myth, Matthew. D. C. Elrod
Department: History

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Unexpected Revelations: the Relationship Between the Third Reich Era and the Reception of Black Germans After World War II, Amika J. Gibbons
Department: German Studies; History

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Agriculture, Agents, Assimilation and Assassination. An A+ Guide to Teaching Colonial America, Benjamin M. Gillig
Department: History

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Experiences of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment of the 43rd Infantry Division of the United States Army in the South Pacific During World War II: 1943-1945, Drew W. Gittus
Department: History

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Motherhood in Black and White: How the National Organization For Women and the National Welfare Rights Organization Politicized Motherhood From 1966-1975, Rachel-Amelia M. Glickel
Department: History

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The End of An Era: the Reform of the CIA, 1945-1975, John Goss
Department: History

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Georgia O'Keeffe and Willa Cather: The Exploration of Women, Art, and Identity in Twentieth Century America, Jacquelyn R. Gulick
Department: History

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The Japanese Control of the American Video Game Industry, Justin I. M. Hart
Department: History

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Art of Justice: An Examination of the Architecture of the United States Supreme Court Building As a Mode of Political Expression, Erin M. Kriynovich
Department: Political Science; Art and Art History

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Is Baseball Still America's Game? Historical Thoughts on a National Pastime and Its Most Celebrated Franchise, Mark A. Lucas
Department: History

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Contributors to the Success of the Great Highland Bagpipe Throughout the World and the College of Wooster: A Macro and Micro Historical View, George C. Morrison
Department: History

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North Korean Defectors in South Korea: Their Own Experiences, and South Koreans' Views of Them, Meeri C. Park
Department: History

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Myths, Monuments, and Materialism: the American Search For a National Identity Through National Park Tourism, 1865-2005, Heather A. Reed
Department: History

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Lenny's Legacy: How a Star Athlete's Death Helped Shaped American Drug Policy, Joseph Rogers
Department: History

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Courts in Order: Why Inequities in Public School Funding Have Become a Litigious Issue Since 1968, Kevin Shelly
Department: History

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Factors That Contribute to Professional Football Dynasties, Erickson L. Shipe
Department: History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2003

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'One Ring to Rule All Men' The Historical Culture of J.R.R. Tolkien, Jennie K. Bachelor
Department: History

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It's a Wonderful Holiday: An Examination of Christmas Films and the Family From 1945-1999, Elizabeth S. Brashear
Department: History

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"All Dude Ever Wanted Was His Rug Back": American Men Reacting to American Ambition, From the 'Founding Brothers' to the Coen Brothers, Brendan Callahan
Department: History

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King Charles I and the Ship Money Tax, Jessica Clark

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Between History and Memory: the Commemoration of Frédéric Chopin in Poland, Paris and Mallorca, Caroline D. Eaton
Department: History

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Tradition and Determination: the United States Air Force During the Opening Months of the Korean War, Eric E. Fillinger
Department: History

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Tiger, Tiger Woods Y'all: the Past, Present, and Future of the Game of Golf in America, Ryan J. Flynn
Department: History

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The Sphere of Influence of a Religious Cult: Why the Aztecs Never Achieved Empire, David C. Gash
Department: History

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Dealing in Diamonds: the Consequences of Conflict Diamonds in Africa, Hannah Rayclar Gilman
Department: History

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Baseball Pioneers: Jackie Robinson & Larry Doby, the Lives They Led and the People Who Made It Possible, Jennifer Green
Department: History

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Cultural Differences in American Baseball and Japanese Besuboro, Nickolas R. Hajjar
Department: History

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"But I Don't Have Any Boot Straps" Fashion, Gender, and Social Mobility in Eighteenth Century Britain, Anne C. Medlock
Department: History; Theatre and Dance

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The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association: How History Is Remembered, Beth Moore
Department: History

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A Way, the Truth, and the Life: Sojourner Truth An the Search For Community, Crystal R. Moore
Department: History

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Girls Girls Girls: Girlhood and Its Construction in the 1950s, Molly Moreland
Department: History

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Pink Celluloid: An Examination of the Views and Experiences of Ex-Communist Film Directors Elia Kazan and the Edward Dmytryk With the House Committee of Un-American Activities Expressed Through a Selection of Their Motion Pictures, John Daniel Oswalt
Department: History

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The Business of the National Pastime: the Commercialization of Baseball, Daniel A. Pursel
Department: History

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The Study of Japanese Atrocities During the Pacific War: Rape of Nanjing and Unit 731, Yi Ming M. Roberts
Department: History

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Technological Evolution of the Law: Law.Com, Nicholas Robinson
Department: History

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Razing the Dead: the Issues of Cemetery Preservation in Wayne County, Carolyn L. Speros
Department: History

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Born to Be Wild: the Image of the Outlaw Motorcyclist, Brian P. Thomay
Department: History

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Thomas De Quincey and Irvine Welsh As Mirrors of Subculture: Continuity in the Discussion of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Drug Discourses, Matthew D. Trent
Department: History

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"Primitive, Uncivilized, and Backward:" the Influence of the Media on Negative Stereotyping of Hispanics and Latin Americans, Pilar F. Velasquez
Department: History

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Animating Japanese History: Indelible Truths and Malleable Fictions, Matthew Wagner
Department: History

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National Collegiate Athletic Association (N.C.A.A.): Its Inception As a Benefactor to Student-Athletes and the Vicissitudes of Its Business Control From 1968-1979 and Its Evolution Through Today., Nathan A. Weakland
Department: History

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As Lived By Me: An Innovative Yet Academic Look at Late Twentieth Century Grrrlhood, Trish L. Whittington
Department: History

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Woman Warriors: a Contemporary Examination of the History, Contributions, and Areas of Controversy of the American Servicewoman From World War I to Present Day, Lindsay M. Zella
Department: History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2002

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Clash of the Titans: a Study of the Commercial Airlines in a Deregulated Environment, Douglas A. Birkey
Department: History

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Ouch!: the Emergence of Men in the Field of Midwifery, Elisabeth L. Boyce
Department: History

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Muhammad Ali: a Controversial American Hero, Christopher R. Cabot
Department: History

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"We Live For Dying". The HIV/AIDS Epidemic's Effect on Commercial Sex Workers in Thailand and South Africa, Women's Struggle to Protect Themselves Against Infection, Katherine R. Dunne
Department: History

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Entactment of and Implications of Sex Offender Laws in the United States, Catherine M. Dwyer
Department: History

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The Aggression of Chinese Communism Towards the Tibetan State and Its Religion From the 1950s to the Present, Eric R. Ferguson
Department: History

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To See the Sky in Blood: Poetry As Witness to Stalinism, Schuyler M. Gilmore
Department: History

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Striking a Balance in the War on Terrorism: An Analysis of the Bush Administration's Anti-Terror Policies and American's Civil Liberties in the Post-9/11 Era, Alexander H. Hastie
Department: History

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A Silent Pen Is Wakened: Reviving the Voices of Women Humanists of Late Quattrocento Italy, Helen C. Henderson
Department: History

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Lorain, Ohio's Neighborhood House: a 'Small Town' Example of How Female Empowerment Hanged Patriarchal America's Settlement Movement and City Spaces, Dawn M. Hirth
Department: History

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As the Baseball Team Goes, So Goes the City: the Revitalization of the Cleveland Indians, John J. Kelly
Department: History

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The Mysterious Maya Revealed, Paul Brendan Kingston
Department: History

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Primary Steps of Evolution of the Submarine and the End of Traditional Naval Warfare, Chad D. Kraus
Department: History

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The Sreaming Eagle and the Hidden Dragon: Analyzing the Future of Sino-American Relationship Through Historical, Economic, and Political Patterns and Trends, Nicholas P. Kuhns
Department: History

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Women's Sexuality in America, 1890-1920: An Investigation of Working-Class Women in Cities, Elizabeth Lawrence
Department: History

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"Strange" Relationship Between the United States and Spain: 1936-1975, Katherine A. McCoy
Department: History

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The Fraternity Question: the Prohibition of National Greek Letter Societies at the University of Wooster, Brian R. H. Mitchell
Department: History

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Nineteenth Century Abortion and Bourgeois Normalcy: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Reproduction, R. David Mowry
Department: History

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International Terrorism and the Affects on the United States, Timothy G. Pellman
Department: History

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British Participation in the Spanish Civil War, Jacob Charles Ruttinger
Department: History

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Domestic Servants in Nineteenth Century New York, Pamela Scherphorn
Department: History

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Tension Decreased, Interaction Achieved: the Eruption of Spontaneous Community in Postwar America, Hallie Shapiro
Department: English; History

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A Nation on Fire: the United States Response to the Vietnamese Buddhist Protest Movement, 1963, Daniel F. Shortridge
Department: History

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Kpanlogo: Ghana's Inspirational Movement, Marion A. Smith
Department: History

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The Wrong Man Out: a Look at the Life and Career of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and the 1919 World Series, Brandon J. Thomas
Department: History

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Failure at Los Alamos: An Alternate Conclusion to World War II, Kevin West
Department: History

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Attica Prison Riot and the Effect on Prison Reform in the United States, Emily M. White
Department: History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2001

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Return of the Black Hundreds: Antisemitic Social and Political Trends in Russia, 1988-1999, Daniel B. Borsody
Department: History; Russian Studies

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Luso-Brazilian Studies: An Exercise in Curriculum Design, Antonia E. Cassarino
Department: History

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Evolving Relationship Between American Society and American Football: Focusing on the Victorious Struggle of African Americans in Professional Football, Felix H. Catheline
Department: History

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Modernizing China's Medical Elite: the Medical Missionary Movement in China From 1834-1951, David Chidester
Department: History