Recent Dissertations in History
2013 to Present
Laurence M. Burke, II
"What To Do With the Airplane? Determining the Role of the Airplane in the US Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, 1908-1930." 2015.
"A New Higher Learning in America: Students, Citizenship, and the Moral Politics of Education, 1950-1985."
"Ethiopia Shall Stretch Forth Her Hands unto God: Christianity and the Development of Liberian Society, 1820-1920." 2018.
“German Prisoners of War in the Soviet Gulag: Life, Law, and Memory, 1941-1956”
"ll the Comforts of Hell: Doughboys and American Mass Culture in the First World War"
"Consuming Nature: Fresh Fruit, Processed Juice, and the Re-Making of the Florida Orange,1877-2014," 2015.
"Becoming Buff and Blue: Identity Transformation in the Mediatized Territories, The Case of Uberlingen 1790-1820," 2013.
"Street Wisdom: African American Cultural and Community Transformations on the Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1918-1970," 2013.
"Players, Performance and the “Theatrical Public” in Late Qing and Republican Cities," 2015.
Andrew E. Masich
"Civil Wars in the Southwest Borderlands: Cultures in Conflict, 1861-1867." 2015.
Takashi Michael Matsumaru
"Reordering a White City: Blacks and Asians in Seattle, 1963-1997." 2018.
"The Decline of the New Deal Fishery: Labor, Environment, and Independence in the Western Alaskan Fisheries, 1930-1980," 2016.
Advisors: Trotter and Soluri
Cassie Miller: "The Changing Parish: Catholics and the Urban Crisis in Twentieth Century Brooklyn and Greater Long Island," 2016.
Advisors: Trotter and Miller
Syed Kaazim Naqvi
"Building an Urban Umma: African American and Immigrant Muslims in Chicago, 1965-1980" 2015.
"From Civil War to Civic Engagement: Grand Army Veterans and Progressive Reform, 1890 - 1920" 2018.
"Of Prisons and Polities: The Black Panther Party, Irish Republican Army and Radical Socio-Political organization, 1966-1983" 2017.
"Adjusting to Change: The Jewish Community Center Movement in Postwar Urban America, 1945-1980" 2017.
"Work, Nature, and the American Dinner Plate: Making Chicken in the Twentieth Century United States." 2014.
"A Watershed Movement: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Environmental Politics of Restoring the Largest Estuary in the United States." 2015.
Advisors: Soluri and Tarr
"'Outrage' and 'Justice': Irish Moral Economy, British Reform, and the Development of the Modern State in Ireland, 1835-1841," 2015.
Andrew T. Simpson
"Making the Medical Metropolis: Academic Medical Centers and Urban Change in Pittsburgh and Houston, 1945-2010" 2013.
"Jazz in a Transatlantic World: Legitimizing American Jazz in Germany, 1920-1957" 2017.
Amund Rennesund Tallaksen
"Junkies and Jim Crow: Drugs, Race, and Incarceration in New Orleans, 1880-1980." 2015.
“The Prism of Labor: The National Negro Congress and the Anti-Fascist Movement, 1936-1947”
"Enlightenment Work: West German Rural Community Development Projects in West Africa, 1961-1980," 2016.
"(Re)Culturing the City: Race, Urban Development, and Arts Policy in Chicago, 1935-1987." 2015.
Advisors: Trotter and Schachter
"The Ladies Are Coming!”: A New History of Antebellum Temperance, Women’s Rights, and Political Activism." 2018