Theses published by graduate students in the Department of History, College of Arts & Letters, Old Dominion University, since Fall 2016 are available in this collection. Backfiles of all dissertations (and some theses) have also been added.

In late Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, all theses will be digitized and available here. In the meantime, consult the Library Catalog to find older items in print.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Thesis: Southerners on New Ground: The Battle for Civil War Memory Since 1993, Andrew William Hoffman

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Thesis: Pueblo Sovereignty and Voting Rights: Miguel Trujillo and a New Tactic for Self-Determination, Alexander Douglas Bright

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Thesis: "In-Betweening" Disney: An Animated History of Hollywood Labor and Ideological Imagineering, 1935-1947, Bradley Edward Moore

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Thesis: Peaceful Collaboration: The Truman Administration's Response to the Costa Rican Revolution of 1948 and the Costa Rica-Nicaragua Crisis of 1948-1949, James Wilkerson

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Thesis: Interpreting the Other: Natives, Missionaries, and Colonial Authority In New England, 1643-1675, Violet Galante

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Thesis: “Mixed Up in the Coal Camp”: Interethnic, Family, and Community Exchanges in Matewan During the West Virginia Mine Wars, 1900-1922, Lela Dawn Gourley

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Thesis: “For The Homeland”: Die Deutsche Hausfrau and Reader Responses to World War I, Julie Sliva Davis

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Thesis: Black Gold: Molly Maguireism, Unionism, and the Anthracite Labor Wars, 1860-1880, Samantha Edmiston

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Thesis: Changing the Message: Battered Women's Advocates and Their Fight Against Domestic Violence at the Local, State, and Federal Level, 1970s-1990s, Clara Amy Van Eck

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Thesis: Displaying Race at the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition, Bryan Patrick Bennett

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Thesis: Boys of the Maple Leaf, Maggie Kontra Emmens

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Thesis: Achieving Sourdough Status: The Diary, Photographs, and Letters of Samuel Baker Dunn, 1898-1899, Robert Nicholas Melatti

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Thesis: "Elite Assault:" The 85th Infantry Division in Italy, 1944-1945, Charles Ross Patterson II

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Thesis: Residential Segregation in Norfolk, Virginia: How the Federal Government Reinforced Racial Division in a Southern City, 1914-1959, Kevin Lang Ringelstein

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Thesis: Employee Opportunism in Two Early Modern British Trading Companies, Robert Franklin Unger

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Thesis: The Pacific War Crimes Trials: The Importance of the "Small Fry" vs. the "Big Fish", Lisa Kelly Pennington

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Thesis: Richmond Iron: Tredegar's Role in Southern Industry During the Civil War and Reconstruction, Lisa Hilleary

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Thesis: Closing the Greenland-Iceland Atlantic Air-Gap: 1939 to 1943, James F. Boland

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Thesis: Woman's Work: Female Lighthouse Keepers in the Early Republic, 1820–1859, Virginia Neal Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Thesis: The Office of War Information Vs. the Foreign Nationalities Branch: The Roosevelt Administration and the Poles, Kristen Brooke Archambeau

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Thesis: Revival and Revolution: The Political Social and Religious Role of Colonial Virginia's New Light Presbyterians, Bethany N. Austin

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Thesis: Italy and Italians Through American Eyes, 1861-1881, Dennis M. Bench

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Thesis: In the Shadow of the Fleet: The Development of American Submarines Between the World Wars, Stephen J. Brady

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Thesis: The Rhetoric and Reality of Famine in Early Modern Europe, Karen Russell Adams

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Thesis: The Search for Vinland: Reconciling Literature and Archaeology, Clifford W. Anderson

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Thesis: The Anaconda's Head: The U.S. Consular Service in British North America, 1861-1866, Myron Becker

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Thesis: Bolshevism and the Avant-Garde: Marxist Ideology and the Aesthetics of Soviet Film, 1923-28, Garrett H. Booker

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Thesis: Theology, Tradition, and Turbulent Times: Ordination of Women in the Lutheran Church, 1970, Donna L. Koch

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Thesis: Court, Clients and Kingship: A Study of Royal Executive Style During the Reign of James I, Nick Jon Ziegler

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Thesis: One Mistress and No Master: Elizabeth I and Her Use of Public Personas to Gain and Maintain Power, Michael J. Davye

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Thesis: Hanover Courthouse: The Union's Tactical Victory and Strategic Failure, Jerry Joseph Coggeshall

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Thesis: Maintaining the Neutrality: Soviet-Japanese Relations, 1941-1945, Michael Shawn Blevins

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Thesis: Economic Interdependence Along a Colonial Frontier: Capitalism and the New River Valley, 1745-1789, B. Scott Crawford

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Thesis: Social and Economic Opportunity in Seventeenth-Century Charles County, Maryland, Garett William Hughes

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Thesis: The United State Government Versus John Harrison Surratt: A Study in Attitudes, Thomas Michael Martin

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Thesis: Judicial Intelligence: Allied Signal Intelligence and the War Crimes Trials of Class "A" War Criminals at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, 1946-1948, William Todd Baker

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Thesis: Partnership of Necessity: The Anglo-American Intelligence Relationship from 1921 to 1942, H. Douglas Brooks III

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Thesis: Presidential Philosophies and American Foreign Policy: From the Long Telegram to the New Look, John R. Moore

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Thesis: "Preservation...From the Dangers of the Enemy as Well as Seas": The Establishment of the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, Kevin Charles Valliant

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Thesis: Naval Airborne Early Warning 1945-1985, Edwin Leigh Armistead

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Thesis: Tobacco and Its Role in the Life of the Confederacy, D. T. Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Thesis: The Riga Mission: The Reports of the First American Outpost on the Soviet Border, 1924-1933, Jeffrey Acosta

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Thesis: Francis Gildart Ruffin: A Jeffersonian Agrarian in the Old South and New Virginia, 1816 - 1892, R. Allen Brahin

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Thesis: U.S.S. New Ironsides: The Seagoing Ironclad in the Union Navy, William Howard Roberts

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Thesis: United States Tactical Doctrine, 1855 to 1861: The Mismeasure of Technology, Marion Vincent Armstrong Jr.

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Thesis: The Road to Reorganization: The First Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia, May 18-25, 1785, William C. Barnhart

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Thesis: John Bankhead Magruder and the Defense of the Virginia Peninsula, 1861-1862, Leonard W. Riedel Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Thesis: The American Influence on the Mindanao Resistance During the Second World War, Michael Anthony Balis

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Thesis: George F. Kennan and the Rebuilding of Japan: The Second Phase of Occupation Policy, Rhonda S. Beckham

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Thesis: The Truman Administration, Israel, and Containment in the Middle East 1945-1952, Leslie Tarbutton

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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Thesis: The U.S. Army and the Development of the ROK Army: 1945-1950, Charles M. Ayers

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Thesis: Reconstruction in Kemper County, Mississippi, Michael Brian Connolly

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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Thesis: The Merchant Class of London During the Hundred Years War, Rowena Breen

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Thesis: Operation Bumpy Road: The Role of Admiral Arleigh Burke and the U.S. Navy in the Bay of Pigs Invasion, John P. Madden

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Thesis: Reform and Democracy: British and American Reactions to the French Revolution, 1789-1801, Martha Lingua Wheless

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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Thesis: The Public Record Office: A Study of the Creation of the Office and the Construction of Its Fireproof Repository, Kathryn A. Miller

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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Thesis: The Remarkable John Bigelow, Jr.: An Examination of Professionalism in the United States Army, 1877-91, Howard K. Hansen Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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Thesis: The American-British Alliance of World War II and the Debate Over European Strategy, Emory Allen Burton

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

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Thesis: Princess Anne County: A Study in Material Wealth, Todd Grant Duncan

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Thesis: Walter Heron Taylor and His Era, Emanuel Meyer

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Thesis: I.G. Farben's Petro-Chemical Plant and Concentration Camp at Auschwitz, Robert Simon Yavner

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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Thesis: The Rhetorical Factors Applied to the Reorientation of American Public Opinion Toward the Soviet Union Immediately After June 22, 1941, Stanley Paul Berry

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Thesis: Seventeenth Century Settlement of the Nansemond River in Virginia, Emmett Edward Bottoms

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

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Thesis: The Evening Parade A History of the Marine Corps' Most famous Ceremony, John H. Admire

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Thesis: Emancipation & Renewal: English Catholicism in the Nineteenth Century, Cheryl E. Yielding

Theses/Dissertations from 1981

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Thesis: Games and Gaming of the Stuart Aristocracy, Vicky Ann Sanderlin

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

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Thesis: The Effects of United States Inter-American Policy on U.S. Relations with Chile, 1958-1978, Michael Hunter Brown

Theses/Dissertations from 1978

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Thesis: Urban Life in Edinburgh, 1500-1540, Mary Elizabeth Ball

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Thesis: French Diplomacy in Italy, 1450-1463, Mary Jane Callahan

Theses/Dissertations from 1977

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Thesis: An Evaluation of the Importance of the Period 1140-1270 in Western Civilization, Joyce Nell Brewster

Theses/Dissertations from 1975

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Thesis: Northerners in the Reconstruction of Hampton, Virginia, 1865-1870, Gladys A. Blair

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Thesis: The Buchanan Administration and the Closing of the African Slave Trade, 1859-1861, David Earl Buckingham

Theses/Dissertations from 1974

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Thesis: Civil Rights in Northern Ireland, John F. Callan

Theses/Dissertations from 1973

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Thesis: A Study of the Causes of the Negro Migration of 1922-1923 from Rural Georgia to Northern Cities, Ali Jalal Abed

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Thesis: The Concept of Authority in James Otis and Thomas Paine, Mark Allan Brown

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Thesis: The Changing Positions of Patrick Henry, Jeanne Buyrn

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Thesis: American Diplomacy Toward China, 1945-1948, Margo E. Horner

Theses/Dissertations from 1971

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Thesis: The Creole Affair: Climax of the British-American Fugitive Slave Controversy, 1831-1842, Alice Lee Anderson

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Thesis: Negroes' Freedom of Contract in Antebellum Virginia, 1620 - 1860, Edward H. Bonekemper III

Theses/Dissertations from 1970

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Thesis: Britain and the Free Trade Area Negotiations of 1956-1958, George Y. Ballentine

Theses/Dissertations from 1969

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Thesis: The Impact of the Immigration Act of 1924 on American-Japanese Relations, Mazika E. Anthony

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Thesis: Ambassador Harry Frank Guggenheim in Cuba: 1929-1933, Donald Ross Brimmer

Theses/Dissertations from 1967

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Thesis: Experiment in Municipal Reform: The Prohibition Party in Norfolk Politics 1892-1896, G. Clifford Boocks

Theses/Dissertations from 1966

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Thesis: The Evolution of the Virginia Antimiscegenation Laws, Frank F. Arness

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Thesis: Slavery and the Presbyterian Church Before the Civil War, Bernie S. Bass