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Titles of Completed Theses


Paul Constantine
"The Civil War in Arkansas, Part II"


Alana Brook Cross
"Violence and Social Unrest"
Krysten S. Collier
"Evolving Ivans and Static Soviet Union"
Matthew D. Bessette
"'Nervous Diseases' and the Politics of Healing in America, 1869-1919"


Thomas Louis Jennings
"A History of Computer Technology and its Impact on Academics at SUNY Brockport"


Thomas Vigneri "The Lost Cause: An Examination of the Defeat of the Confederate States of America"
David Latella "The American Obsession: The Continuing Influence of the American Civil War on Popular Culture and the Evolution of the Lost Cause Mythology"
Adam Hendel "The Collapse of the Confederacy: Class Dissent, Unionism, and Desertion"
Carl O' Connor "Disaster in the Heartland: The American Dustbowl"


Howard P. Krug

“Charles Finney and Willam Miller: Revivalists, Reformers, and Millennialists Looking Downward and Upward.”

Anthony J. Carpenter "Gun Ownership in America Revisited: Firearms and Popular Culture 1700 to 1860.”
Jason Kielbasa “Step Right Up Folks, Anarchy For Sale!: Advertising in the New Yorker, National Geographic and Playboy.”
Cara Smith “`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.”


James R. Swiatek “Algonquian Manipulation of the Colonial System : English Colonization, Native Persistence and Anglo-Algonquian Alliances in Seventeenth-Century New England.”
Tricia R. Peone “Creatures and Covenants: a Trans-Atlantic Study of the Seventeenth-Century Witchcraft Belief.”
Ryan M. Dunshie “Masculinity in Football and American society, and its Connection to war.”
Steven A. Calhoun “Seeing Red: Communists, Eugene Dennis, and the Supreme Court.”
Christopher R. Pearl “Reluctant Revolutionary: Benjamin Franklin’s last years in England, 1772-1775.”
David D. Kent “The United States of Security: how the Policies of Harry S. Truman Guarded Americans Against Enemies Foreign, Domestic, Military, Economic, and Social.”


Carrie Van Etten "Do as I do. Consult the spirits": the Comforts and Entertainments of Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism.”
Diane F. Palmer “Helen Kendrick Johnson and the Anti-Suffrage side of the Female Suffrage Debate.”
Maura Gilsinan “Lucy Stone : an Understated Suffragist.”
Andrew M. Cook "Thirty thousand half-breeds" and "Negroes with guns" : the Violent Formulation of Race in 1950s North Carolina.”


Tracey Beechner “Against all Odds : Six Educated Survivors of the Pol Pot Regime Share their Experience in Cambodia’s `killing fields.`”
Matthew J. Ketterer “American Civilization and its Discontented : New England Federalists during the Administrations of Jefferson and Madison.”
William S. Fisher “American Society and Education : an Analysis of the Junior High School Movement and the Social and Economic Factors which Promoted its Development.”
Dann J. Broyld “Black Representation in the American Socialist Party : Woodbey, The Masses, Haywood.”
Shannon Symonds “A History of Japanese Religion : From Ancient Times to Present.”
Shawn Ragonese “Latin American Protestants in the Twentieth Century.”
Timothy D. Lloyd “Salutary Neglect : American Reaction to the Cold War and the War on Terror.”
Tabitha M. Metz “Schism in the Suffrage Campaign : How the Division Between the NWP and NAWSA Led to Woman’s Suffrage.”

Last Updated 11/2/12


Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!

History major Michael Zagari has been accepted into the Duquesne University School of Law this coming fall on a full academic scholarship! During his time at Brockport, Mike has played on the NCAA men’s ice hockey team and has won the Jack Crandall and Robert Griswold History Department Awards.

History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.

History professor Jose R. Torre to direct NEH Landmarks Workshop for K-12 teachers. The Rochester Reform Trail explores Rochester’s nationally important antebellum reform history. This July, 72 K-12 teachers from as far away as California, Florida and Oregon will visit Rochester and learn why national figures like Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony chose to live and work for social justice in Rochester, New York.


Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 4/14/16, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Raymond Craib (Cornell University), Title: "The Cry of the Renegade:  The politics and poetry of subversion in Santiago, Chile"