Dissertations

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2014

Allison, Christopher. “Protestant Relics: The Sacred Body in Early America.” American Studies. In progress.

Bell, Richard. "Do Not Despair: The Cultural Significance of Suicide in America, 1780-1840," History. 2006.

Carter, Sarah.  "Object Lessons in American Culture," History of American Civilization. 2010.

Cevasco, Carla. “Feast, Fast, and Flesh: Hunger and Violence in New England, 1688-1748," American Studies. In progress.

Chiriguayo, William. "The Almighty Dollar: American Currency in the Age of Empire." History. In progress.

Farbman, Daniel. "The Turn: Revolutionary Racial Justice Lawyers and the Turn from the Law to the Novel." American Studies. In progress.

Grandjean, Katherine. "Reckoning: The Communications Frontier in Early New England," History. 2008.

Hanna, Mark G. “The Pirate Nest; The Impact of Piracy on Newport, Rhode Island and Charles Town, South Carolina, 1670-1730," History of American Civilization. 2006.

Hopkins, Caitlin. “Argument Written in a Country Graveyard: Politics and New England Mortuary Culture, 1600-1830," History of American Civilization. 2014.

Keerma Freedman, Kristen. "Soul Sleepers: A History of Somnambulism in the United States, 1770-1840," History. 2014.

Kertesz, Judith. "Skeletons in the American Attic: Curiosity, Science, and the Appropriation of the American Indian Past,” History of American Civilization. 2012.

Mead, Philip. "'Melancholy Landscapes': Diary Writing in the Armies of the American Revolution, 1775-1792." History. 2012.

Merkin, Yael. "'We Were Much Afraid of Our Voices for a Long Time’: Women and Power in Gilded Age New York," History. In progress.

Miller, Julie. "The Person in Common Law, 1753-1857." History. In progress.

Minardi, Margot. "The Inevitable Negro: Making Slavery History in Massachusetts, 1770-1863," History. 2007.

Schwebel, Sara. “History, Memory, and Myth: Children’s Literature and Classroom Conceptions of the Past."  History of American Civilization. 2006.

Specht, Joshua. "Red Meat Republic: The Consolidation of the Cattle-Beef Complex, 1880-1910," History. 2014.

Stevens, Katherine. “Sold South: The Political Ecology of American Expansion," American Studies. 2015.

Thompson, Phyllis. "Domestic Pleasures: Dreams of Hope and Fulfillment in the American Home Life." American Studies. 2014.

Watterson, Ruth. "Preachers and Prisoners: Female Quaker Missionaries to the English Colonies, 1650-1700," History. In progress.

Whiting, Gloria, "'Endearing Ties': Black Family Life in Massachusetts, 1630-1800." History. 2016.