History, American studies majors to give thesis presentations

The Department of History and the American studies program will hold their annual senior thesis presentations Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 in the DiStefano Lecture Hall. Fourteen seniors are scheduled to present and defend their theses throughout the two-day period.

Members of the Salve Regina community and the general public are invited to attend, and may stay for any length of time. The schedule is: 

Friday, Dec. 7

  • 1 p.m. – Edward Cullinane: “A Harvard Plan for the Working Class Man: Judge W. Arthur Garrity and the Boston Busing Crisis”
  • 1:45 p.m. – Grayce Rogers: “The Ultimate Treasure Hunt: The Monuments Men and the Salvage of Nazi Plundered Art in Paris”
  • 2:30 p.m. – Sydnee Odei-Ntiri: “Eyes Full of Light and Fire: John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry”
  • 3:15 p.m. – Abigail Gray: “Americans Abroad: Post-Atomic Age Changes in International Education
  • 4 p.m. – Taylor Chisholm: “A Voice for the Oppressed: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Advocacy of the Civil Rights Movement”
  • 4:45 p.m. – Danielle Cabral: “Persistent Anti-Semitism in the United States: A History, 1920-1960”

Saturday, Dec. 8

  • 9 a.m. – Lindsey Smith: “Jews, Palestinians and the Founding of Israel: A Misremembered Past”
  • 9:45 a.m. – Samantha Farnsworth: “Lee’s Old Warhorse: How General James Longstreet Became the Confederate Scapegoat”
  • 10:30 a.m. – Samantha Parks: “Where the Other Half Lives: Progressive Era Tenement Reform in New York’s Lower East Side”
  • 11:15 a.m. – Rebecca Horvath: “The Resistant Warrior: Woodrow Wilson’s Difficult Decision to Enter World War I”
  • 1:15 p.m. – Emily Woznick: “Lessons Learned: How the Albany Movement Set the Stage for Later Civil Rights Victories”
  • 2 p.m. – Ashley Gilmore: “The War Behind the Trenches: British Nursing During World War I”
  • 2:45 p.m. – Sydney Requardt: “My Suffering Seems Insignificant: Bobby Sands and the Northern Ireland Hunger Strike”
  • 3:30 p.m. – Liam Healey: “The United Autoworkers and Post-War Prosperity, 1945-1960”

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