The study of history lies at the heart of the liberal arts tradition, opening the world to all who engage in it. While learning, researching and writing about the past, students of history develop intellectual flexibility, breadth of perspective, and inquiring minds, essential preparation for participating in a vital community of engaged citizens.

Collected here are honors theses produced by students in Department of History at the College at Brockport.

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Theses from 2016

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Heritage or Hate?: An Examination of Americans’ Popular Memory of the Confederate States of America and Its Icons, Benjamin Falter

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The Dark Side of the American Dream: Individual Agency, Hard Work, and Public Mass Shootings, Nicholas Greene

Theses from 2015

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Assassination of Michael Collins: A Revival in Gaelic Nationalism, Tara Sandle

Theses from 2013

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The History of Gun Control in the United States, Daniel Greco

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The Evolution of Men and Battle: How the Civil War Influenced the Indian Wars of the American West, Cody Luettger

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Comparing Harems: Abbasid and Ottoman Harem Organization, Linda Webber

Theses from 2012

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Thomas Paine: Author of American Independence, Anthony Lewandowski

Theses from 2011

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Boy Scouts of America v. Dale: A Sociopolitical and Historical Examination of The Contentious Supreme Court Decision, Stephen Bergonzi

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Glory, Resistance and Reality: The Ever-Changing Perspective on War and Film, Bryan Montgomery

Theses from 2010

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Homeland Security: The Modern Day Red Scare Perceptions of Modern Islam in American Society, Cierra Wallis