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Student Research

Undergraduate honors theses completed in 2014

Lauren Cyr
"Gender in Conflict: A History of Iraqi Women from Ba’athism to Occupation"

Rachel Cockrill
"Race and Power on Main Street: How race and economic forces in the 19th and 20th centuries shaped the Main South community in Worcester"

Casey Epstein
"Imperial Perceptions: The Heroic Construction of General Gordon and Britons’ Perceptions of Imperialism"

Jacob Garber
"Opposition to the Korean War in the United States, 1950-1953"

David LaJeunesse
"Further Action Will be Justified: The Decision for Enacting the Quarantine During the Cuban Missile Crisis"

Derek Medeiros
"I am Angry, I am Ill, and I’m as Ugly as Sin: The Politics of English Post-Punk, 1979-1984"

Jennifer O’Rourke
"Defending the Past: The Construction of Southern Identity through the Press Coverage of the Emmett Till Murder and Trial"

Samantha Jo Thompson
"Newspapers and Nullifications: Why South Carolina Stood Alone in the Nullification Crisis of 1828-1833"

Jeffrey Wasson
"Inventing a Foundation Myth: Upper Canada in the War of 1812"


Undergraduate honors theses completed in 2013

Austin Alexander
"To Rush Out and Seek Allies: The U.S., Pakistan and the Soviet-Afghan War"

Natasha Cochran
"The White Rose Home: A Lens into the Lives of Black Women in New York City"

Shane Ellement
"Chivalrous Contest: The Baseball Clubs and Culture of Worcester in the Late 1850s"

Francis Freedman
"Reconsidering the Chicago Commission on Race Relations, 1919-1922"

Todd Gitlin
"You Must Learn: The Development of Kwame Nkrumah's Views on Education in Philadelphia and Harlem"

Katherine Horigan
"Creative Resistance During the Holocaust"

Tricia Labbe
"British Perceptions Across Colonies"

Kelly McIlree
"In This Present Crisis, Individuals are the Problem: The Impact of Personalities on Foreign Policy During the Reagan Era"

Timothy Sistare
"Lessons from Lausanne: Armenian-American Claims, Citizenship and Diplomatic Relations involving the United States and Turkey following World War II"