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. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Young Building ballroom. Ten 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. 9

  • 1 p.m. – Caleigh Farragher: “More than ‘That Damned Cowboy’: How Theodore Roosevelt Defined the Modern Presidency”
  • 1:45 p.m. – Clarissa Verleur: “American Survivors: How ‘Gone With the Wind’ Provided Comfort to Depression-Era White America”
  • 2:30 p.m. – Mollie Surprenant: “The Extraordinary Life of Deborah Mitford-Cavendish: How the 11th Duchess of Devonshire Survived England’s Tumultuous Twentieth Century”
  • 3:15 p.m. – William Martin III: “Prince Metternich’s Peace: The Congress of Vienna and the Restoration of Europe”

Saturday, Dec. 10

  • 9 a.m. – Jessica Analoro: “The Gathering Storm: How the Pamphlet Wars of Massachusetts Epitomized the Great Divide in Revolutionary America, 1774-1775”
  • 9:45 a.m. – Amanda Cronin: “Self-Discovery: The Story of Queen Victoria’s Transformation from Princess to Queen”
  • 10:30 a.m. – Patrick Lyons: “Johnson’s War: How Vietnam Tarnished a Presidency”
  • 11:15 a.m. – Timothy Lamperelli: “The Origins of Protecting the Public Health in the United States”
  • 1 p.m. – Christopher Liggio: “The Men Behind the Headlines: Examining Kennedy’s and Khrushchev’s Relationship during the Cuban Missile Crisis”
  • 1:45 p.m. – David Hanson: “Ireland’s Transformative Impact on Frederick Douglass”


  1. Lisa Zuccarelli says:

    Congratulations to our History majors!

  2. Lisa Zuccarelli says:

    Congratulations to our American Studies majors!

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