History, American studies majors to give thesis presentations
Posted On December 7, 2021
The Department of History and the American studies program will hold their annual senior thesis presentations Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11 in the DiStefano Lecture Hall in the Antone Academic Center.
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.
Masks will be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status.
The schedule is listed below.
Friday, Dec. 10
- 1 p.m. – Makenzie Sadler: “The Sweetest Place in the United States: The Establishment and Development of Milton Hershey’s Company Town, 1900-1945”
- 1:45 p.m. – Abigail Monroe: “The Supreme Court’s Achilles Heel: Roe v. Wade and the Subsequent Abortion Debate”
- 2:30 p.m. – Tyra Bobic: “Nazis in the United States: The Rise and Fall of the German American Bund”
- 3:15 p.m. – Olivia Delancy: “Boats, Guns, Bullets and Booze: How the Black Duck Incident Contributed to the Demise of Prohibition”
- 4 p.m. – Nathan Reid: “Waco and Beyond: A Story of Government Overreach and American Tragedy”
- 4:45 p.m. – Kathleen Joyce: “A Secret Journey through Baltimore: The Plot to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln”
Saturday, Dec. 11
- 9 a.m. – Jennifer Silva: “Under Fire: the Unique Pressures Facing the Fabianis and Italian-Americans during World War II”
- 9:45 a.m. – Laura Bacon: “The Russian Communists’ Attempt to Control the Legacy of Leo Tolstoy”
- 10:30 a.m. – Anna Downes: “A System Built Off of Hypocrisy: The Rise and Fall of Amateurism in College Football”
- 11:15 a.m. – Cecilia Sanders: “The Nation with a Side of Fries: Ray Kroc’s Battle for Control of McDonald’s”
- 1:15 p.m. – Alexandra Kenney: “Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, the Father of American Zionism”
- 2 p.m. – Michael Gillis: “Passing Go: The Progressive Origins of Monopoly, America’s Board Game”
- 2:45 p.m. – Kaitlyn Gleason: “Heinrich Schliemann and the Controversial Excavations of Ancient Troy”
- 3:30 p.m. – Matthew Shore: “Roger Williams and America’s Tradition of Church-State Separation”