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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Inventing Saladin: The Role of the Saladin Legend in European Culture and Identity, Brian C. David

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Mitigating Munitions: The Consequences of using Technology during Counterinsurgency Campaigns, Pake L. Davis

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Teaching Hate in the Name of Good, Constance A. Dorn

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Defying Civility: Female Writers and Educators in Nineteenth-Century America, Tess Evans

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Hard Times; Hard Duties; Hard Hearts; The Volksgemeinschaft as an Indicator of Identity Shift, Kaitlin Hampshire

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FORM OVER FUNCTION: HOW THE CONFEDERATE OLIGARCHY'S PRETENSE OF CONVENTIONAL MILITARY LEGITIMACY ABANDONED THE LEGITIMATE AMERICAN MILITARY SPIRIT, Jacob D. Harris

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God’s Silent Witnesses: Protestant Chaplains in the Canadian Military, 1939-1945, John M. MacInnis

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The Shifting Dynamics of Midwifery in Urban Seventeenth-Century England, Virginia E. Taylor

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Coolidge Against the World: Peace, Prosperity, and Foreign Policy in the 1920s, Joel Webster

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Inuit vs. the Steamboat: Human Exhibitionism and Popular Concerns about the Effects of the Market Revolution in the Early Republic, Ryan Bachman

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We Need a Little Christmas: The Shape and Significance of Christmas in America, 1945-1950, Ellen D. Blackmon

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Stonewall on the Potomac: Gay Political Activism in Washington, DC, 1961-1973, Peter Bonds

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Richmond's Urban Crisis: Racial Transition during the Civil Rights Era, 1960-1977, Marvin T. Chiles

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Germany in Afghanistan: The German Domestic Dispute on Military Deployment Overseas, Nils Martin

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An Appointment with Dr. Joseph DeJarnette: An Analysis of a Leading Eugenics Advocate and How His Legacy has been Rewritten, 1906-1943, Brianna Melchione

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Good Union People: Enduring Bonds Between Black and White Unionists in the Civil War and Beyond, James Schruefer

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The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society: How Jehovah’s Witnesses Denounced and Resisted the Nazi Regime, Elena Sorchiotti

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Their Swords, Our Plowshares: "Peaceful" Nuclear Weapons, Propaganda, and Cold War Memory Expressed in Film: 1959-1989, Michael A. St. Jacques

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In Search of Askia Mohammed: The Epic of Askia Mohammed as Cultural History and Songhay Foundational Myth, Joe Wilson

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Fort Hunt's PO Box 1142, Lindsey Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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American Identity Crisis, 1789-1815: Foreign Affairs and the Formation of American National Identity, George E. Best

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The Struggle in the Shenandoah: The Relationship Between Tactics and Attrition in the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864, Joseph A. D'Arezzo

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‘our sentiments of sympathy for the late unwarranted, cruel, and barbarous massacre’: The American Jewish Response to the Damascus Affair, Matt B. Darroch

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Her Majesty's Dignity: Secularization in the Age of Reformation, Catherine Larson

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Memory as Torchlight: Frederick Douglass and Public Memories of the Haitian Revolution, James Lincoln

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Drive Toward Freedom: African American: The Story of Black Automobility in the Fight for Civil Rights, Xavier Macy

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Stokesville, Virginia: An Enduring Depot for an Ephemeral Town, MaryAnn A. Mason

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Educating the Modern Woman: Girls’ College Preparatory Schools in Virginia, 1900-1930, Eliza McGehee

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Ang Buhay sa Nayon - Life in the Valley: An Oral History Project with the Shenandoah Living Archive, Hannah Moses

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Norris Dam: To Build or Not to Build? A Museum Outreach Program, Jeanette Patrick

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The Monroe Doctrine as the Transparent Veil of Isolation During the League of Nations Debate, Luther D. Roadcap

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Cultivating Capitalism: Sea Island Cotton, Planter Identity, and Atlantic Connections in Antebellum Beaufort County, South Carolina, Cameron M. Shirley

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Interpretation Training Manual for the Frontier Culture Museum, Megan T. Sullivan

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"Ruin and Desolation Scarcely Paralleled" : An Examination of The Virginia Flood of 1870’s Aftermath and Relief Efforts, Paula F.G. Weddle

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Basra's High Hope: An American Missionary School in Iraq during the World War Era, Israa Alhassani

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"Young Bloods of the South:" The Confederate Use and Efficacy of Irregular Warfare in the American Civil War, Lucas Allamon

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The Science of Charity: The Social Network that Restructured Law and Order in Baltimore, 1881-1901, Hope Elizabeth Byers

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Haunted by Hitler: German Film of the 2000s and the Discourse of Germans as Victims, Christopher John Carlberg

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From Swamps to Swamping: The Usage and Perceptions of Swamps by African-Americans in Antebellum and Postbellum Arkansas and Louisiana, Tessa Annette Neblett Evans

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Utopia for the Mind: American Treatment of Insanity in the Nineteenth Century, Lauren Fleming

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Envisioning the Apocalypse: (Dis)Order, Progress, and Brazil’s Canudos War, 1896-1897, Gray Fielding Kidd

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Congressional Sovereignty: Imperialism in a Republican Union, Casey Jack Musselman

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Demon Rum in the City of Churches: A Spirited Fight for Alcohol Reform in Danville, Virginia, 1883-1933, Evelyn Dawn Riley

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Elias Boudinot and the Missionaries to the Cherokee, Gregory McDonald Siron

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Limited War, Limited Enthusiasm: Sexuality, Disillusionment, Survival, and the Changing Landscape of War Culture in Korean War-era Comic Books and Soldier Iconography, Joshua K. Akers

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"We Long For a Home": American Discourses on Jewishness After the Second World War (1945-49), Samantha M. Bryant

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"Rooted Deeply in our Past": A Landscape History of Brunswick, Maryland, Alyssa R. Fisher

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Giant Ants and Killer Children: Fear and Popular Culture in 1950s America, Kathleen Elizabeth Ford

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The Wrong Track: Errors in American Tank Development in World War II, Jacob Fox

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Citizens of the Empire: A Molding of Victorian Childhood Identity, Christopher B. Gallagher

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“This is a Cause Worth Dying For:” Sarah and Angelina Grimké and the Development of a Political Identity, Erin K. Gillett

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Retaliation with Restraint: Destruction of Private Property in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Jeannie Cummings Harding

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Lost Cause Campuses: Confederate Memory and Lost Cause Rituals at the University of Mississippi and University of Virginia, Jeffery Hardin Hobson

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For Dixie Children: Teaching Students What It Meant to be Confederate Americans through their Textbooks, Nathan Richard Samuel Ryalls

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A Culture of Anatomy: The Public Writings of American Anatomists, 1800-1870, Mary Patricia Schwanz

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Failure of Imagination: Gender Integration and Negotiated Identities at the United States Air Force Academy, Amelia Frances Underwood

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Formulaic Women?: The Disparity between the 12th Century Reality of Noblewomen in England and the 12th Century Chronicles' Depiction of English Noblewomen, Kimberly Wharton

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Scottish Nationalism: The Symbols of Scottish Distinctiveness and the 700 Year Continuum of the Scots' Desire for Self Determination, Brian Duncan

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Signs of the Times, Felicia Hersh

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A Question of Indian Identity in the Plecker Era: The Monacan Indian Nation in the Twentieth Century, Jennifer Marie Huff

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"The American Canaan": Eighteenth Century Trans-Appalachian Migration, Lauren C. James

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One Nation Under Salary: Business, Critics, and the Body in the 1950s, Thomas Andrew Joyce

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Celts and Romans: The Transformation from Natural to Civic Religion, Matthew Taylor Kennedy

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“Endangering the Stability of Slavery”: Black Freedom in the Upper South, 1820-1850, Ashley K. Schmidt

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Nationalism in Afghanistan: Colonial Knowledge, Education, Symbols, and the World Tour of Amanullah Khan, 1901-1929, Jawan Shir

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"A Cosmic Rorschach Test": The Origins and Development of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, 1959-1971, Sierra E. Smith

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"All I Could to Save Our State" Black Virginians' Participation in the Great War, Derick Stackpole

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The U.S. Response to the Burundi Genocide of 1972, Jordan D. Taylor

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Political Aspirations of Colonial Women: The Correspondence of Mercy Otis Warren and Abigail Smith Adams, Jillian LaRue Viar

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Capturing a Complex Moment: Pictorial Representations of the Shenandoah Valley in the Mid-Twentieth Century, Angela Lee Walthall

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Soldiers In An All Volunteer Force, Joshua Aaron Webster

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Interior vs. War: The Development of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Transfer Debates, 1849 – 1880., Eric M. White

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Building a Better Brit: Imperialism and Masculinity in the Lives and Works of H. Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling, Zachary David Cady

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The Virginia Iron, Coal, and Coke Company and the Growth and Decline of Southern Appalachia’s Iron Industry: 1880-1930., Patrick Dalton Dickerson

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An Insult to Authority: The Jewish Means to A Nazi End, Samuel Joseph Preston Anno di Stefano

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The Wounds of the Dakota War, Sara Louisa Flint

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Preservation of the Old Dominion: The Role of National Security Concerns in the Virginia Ratification Debates, Joseph Harrington

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The Logic of Aid: American Foreign Policy and USAID in Rwanda, Ariel F. Hendrickson

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The Supreme Brother-in-Law: Ramón Serrano Suñer and Spanish Fascism during the Franco Regime, Brian David Hill

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Life in the Open Air: The Persistence of Outdoor Air Treatment for Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in America from the Industrial Revolution to the 1950s, Tara Darlene Mastrangelo

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From Individual Salvation to Social Salvation: Why Evangelist B. Fay Mills Changed His Revival Message, Constance P. Murray

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"For the Fracture of Good Order," The Catonsville Nine Protest and Legacy, Timothy Joseph Stefonowich

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And the Showmen Cried, “Spirit!”: Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Search for the Truth Behind Modern Spiritualism, Stefanie Marie Strosnider-Hollis

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Advent of Universal Public Education in Virginia and its Valley: Reconstruction through the Progressive Era, 1865-1920, Paul N. Belmont III

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Moonshining in Rockingham County: A Case Study on Oral Traditions and Folkways, Tiffany W. Cole

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The Talented Mr. Littlepage & The Spirit of ’76: An American Character Study, Chris R. Pullen

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"Just before a mighty earthquake:" Three Southwest Georgia Counties during the Secession Crisis, November 1860-January 1861, Thomas William Robinson

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Asserting Republican Manhood and Bringing the Bashaw To Reason: The Evolution and Defense of Republican Ideology during America's Tripolitan War, 1801-1805, Richard Trevor Smith

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European Views on Ottomans: Beyond Religious and Military Polemics, Kurt F. Vossler

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"Neither the Hue of their Complexion nor the Blood of Afrik have any connection with cowardice:" The Impact of British Slave Emancipation in the American Revolution, Murphy MacDuffey Wood

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The River and the Factory: Momentum and Shifting Dynamics between the Shenandoah River and Avtex Fibers, 1939-1989, Christina Wulf