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 theses produced by graduate students from the Department of History at the College at Brockport.

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Theses from 2016

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This Fearful Slaughter: The Impact of Civil War Deaths on Rochester, New York, Adam T. Bradford

Theses from 2015

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The Development of the Corporation in New Hampshire From 1760 to 1820, Robert Bermudes

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Soothing the Savage Beast: Music in the Cultural Cold War, 1945-1991, Shellie M. Clark

Theses from 2014

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The 'Art' of Majesty: Displaying the Stuart Monarchy, 1603-1714, Fabrice Le Yon Louis-Broyld

Theses from 2013

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Men of Steel & Sentinels of Liberty: Superman and Captain America as Civilians and Soldiers in World War II, Richard D. Deverell

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Main Street, Marion, and Miscegenation: The Warren Harding Race Rumor and the Social Construction of Race and Marriage, Stephen K. Lang

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The Political, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Impact of the Implementation of Rural Free Delivery in Late 1890s US, Judith M. Littlejohn

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From Denial to Acceptance: How the Confederacy Came To Terms with the American Civil War, Ann E. Stachowski

Theses from 2012

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The Lived Experience of the Black Death, Megan Webb

Theses from 2011

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"Nervous Diseases" and the Politics of Healing in America, 1869-1919, Matthew Bessette

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Evolving Ivans and Static Soviet Women: The Gender Dichotomy in Film Portrayals of Russian Men and Women in Western Films (1939-2010), Krysten S. Collier

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Violence and Social Unrest: Implications of the Reconstruction Amendments for African Americans in the Post Civil War South, 1863-1877, Alana Brooke Cross

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The Ambition of Cincinnatus, Kenneth Allen Lane

Theses from 2010

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Rochester Coughed The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Rochester, New York, Daniel D. Cody

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A History of Computer Technology and its Impact on Academics at SUNY Brockport, Thomas L. Jennings

Theses from 2009

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The Collapse of the Confederacy: Class Dissent, Unionism, and Desertion, Adam Hendel

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The American Obsession: The Continuing Influence of the American Civil War on Popular Culture and the Evolution of Lost Cause Mythology, David Latella

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The Lost Cause: An Examination of the Defeat of the Confederate States of America, Thomas Vigneri

Theses from 2008

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Charles Finney and Willam Miller : Revivalists, Reformers, and Millennialists Looking Downward and Upward, Howard P. Krug

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Editing the Past: How Eisenstein and Vertov Used Montage to Create Soviet History, Douglas Michael Priest

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"When Bridget is Good She is So Very good ... When She is Bad, She is Horrid": Portrayals of Female Irish Immigrants in America during the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, Cara Smith

Theses from 2006

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"Thirty Thousand Half-breeds" and "Negroes With Guns": The Violent Formulation of Race in 1950s North Carolina, Andrew M. Cook

Theses from 2005

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A History of Japanese Religion: From Ancient Times to Present, Shannon Reed Symonds

Theses from 2004

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The Role of Religion in the Civil War, Todd Matthew Bensley

Theses from 2003

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Opera Houses of the Genesee Country: Perceived Indicators of Economic and Cultural Success, Jane E. Oakes

Theses from 1992

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Hoboes and Vagabonds: The Cultural Construction of the American Road Hero, Jeffrey S. Brown