History

Graduate Theses

Spring 2013

Enomoto, Laura, “Saving the Benighted Natives: Pawnee Missionaries During the Nineteenth Century," Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

Kreller, Sandra, “Saturday Night: A Live-ly Discussion of SNL’s Influence on Popular Culture,” Professor Peter Gough advisor.

Pruitt, Roger, “Traveling and Surviving the Overland Trail: Feast or Famine?,” Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

Stubbs, Stacey, “Gentle River Goes Mad;” The Republican River Flood of 1935 and the Legacy Left Behind,” Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

Wadsworth, Erick, “The European Mormon Pioneer Migration through Nebraska Territory in 1866,” Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

Fall 2013

Arostegui, Joshua, “The People’s Liberation Army and the Sino-Indian Border Conflict of 1962,” (Fall 2013), Professor Pradeep Barua advisor.

Christensen, David, “Norman Genius: Reasons and Effects for a Successful Conquest of England,” (Fall 2013), Professor Doug Biggs advisor.

Foster, Michael, “From Port Moresby to Guadalcanal: Roots of Japanese Failure,” (Fall 2013), Professor Doug Biggs advisor.

Hurtt, Jill, “’On Which Everything Depends’ Horses and Mules in the U.S. civil War,” (Fall 2013), Professor Vernon Volpe advisor.

Nelson, Kasandra, “We are Now in Indian Territory: Men and Women’s Vies of Indians Along the Overland Trail,” (Fall 2013), Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

Shultz, Susan, “Fulfilling the Bolshevik Ideal: Love, Art, and the Communist Identity in Revolutionary Russia,” (Fall 2013), Professor Carol Lilly advisor.

Vaccaro, Courtney, “Red Light Districts and Segregated Prostitution in Progressive Era Chicago: A Demographic Survey of the Levee in 1910.” (Fall 2013), Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

Summer 2013

Baker, Fred, “What Gallant Times Were Those!” The Ninth Texas Infantry Regiment at the American Civil War Battles of Shiloh and Murfreesboro,” (Summer 2013), Professor Vernon Volpe advisor.

Divine, Aaron, “The Music of the Hills: A History of Cultural Exchange in the Ozarks,” (Summer 2013), Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

Spring 2013

Alexander, Jeanine, “The Problem of AIDS: The Reagan Administration, the Presidential Commission and the AIDS Epidemic,” (Spring 2013), Professor Linda Van Ingen advisor.

Bowman, Ian, “Church and Crown: The English Episcopate and the Lancastrian Revolution of 1399,” (Spring 2013), Professor Doug Biggs advisor.

Brown, Robert, “Unsurpassed Courage and Determination: Pender’s Brigade from Richmond to Chancellorsville,” (Spring 2013), Professor Vernon Volpe advisor.

Richardson, Jennifer, “The Madam and Her Mistress: Nebraska’s Elusive Ladies of the Night,” (Spring 2013), Professor Linda Van Ingen advisor.

Sullivan, Nathan, “The ‘Varga Girl’ Trials: The Struggle Between Esquire Magazine and the U. S. Post Office, and the Appropriation of the Pin-up as a Cultural Symbol,” (Spring 2013), Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

Tierney, Ashley, “To Maintain the American Way of Life: Pennsylvania Women During World War II,” (Spring 2013), Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

Fall 2012

Bradley, Freda, “Evolutionary Response to Federal Programs in the Rural Mid-Ohio Valley of West Virginia: From Economic Collapse to Valuable Wartime Partner,” (Fall 2012), Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

Fielding, Angelina, “Colonel William Stephen Hamilton: A Pioneer,” (Fall 2012), Professor Vernon Volpe advisor.

Frear, Shelley, “The Genoa Indian School: A Mixed Legacy 50 Years of Transformation, Survival, and Hope in a United States Government Indian Boarding School on the Nebraska Plains.” (Fall 2012), Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

Mack, Lacey, “Combating the Green Imps of Satan: Efforts of Nebraskans,” (Fall 2012), Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

Spring 2012

Alexander, Amber, “Fighting the War from Home: The impact of the Fairmont, Harvard, and Bruning Army Air Fields on Rural Nebraska Residents,” (Spring 2012), Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

Bocchine, Kristin, “Romanizing an empire: Claudius and the Jews of Alexandria and Cyrenaica,” (Spring 2012), Professor Douglas Biggs advisor.

Chmielewski, Brian, “James Wilson: A lost legacy,” (Spring 2012), Professor Vernon Volpe advisor.

Manion, Shawn, “Film directors, movies and the culture of change during the Reagan era,” (Spring 2012), Professor Linda Van Ingen advisor.

Stratton, John, “Des Moines Ordnance Plant Ankeny, Iowa, on the Home Front during World War II,” (Spring 2012), Professor Vernon Volpe advisor.

Vieselmeyer, Kaylene, “Sacred soil: The influence of the family farm in shaping America's identity,” (Spring 2012), Professor Mark Ellis advisor.

White, Justin, “'Sold like a damn'd slave': Dissonance between conceptualization and conditions of bound labor in the British-American colonies,” (Spring 2012), Professor Vernon Volpe advisor. 

Fall 2011

Brummels, Zeke, “Che Guevara as cultural capital: Contending historical methodology,” (Fall 2011), Professor Roger Davis advisor.

Lewis, Amber, “Chicano and Chicana activism at Nebraska universities 1971-1974,” (Fall 2011), Professor Linda Van Ingen advisor.