What We’ve Been Writing About


Bolt, Carmen. “Dammed If You Don’t: The Palmertown Tragedy of 1924 in Collective Memory”

Evenson, Sara.Consuming Trade in Mid-Eighteenth Century Albany

Skiles, Debra Faith. “Building Cultural Bridges: American Women Missionaries in Korea, 1885-1910”

Gogan, Claire. “To Play Jewish Again: Roots, Counterculture, and the Klezmer Revival”

Nowland, Nicholas. A Unique Hell in Southwestern Virginia: Confederate Guerrillas and the Defense of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad


Carlson, Kristin. “Christian Duty in the Crisis of Secession: A Comparison of Charleston and Philadelphia”

Kelley, Lucas. “Suffrage for White Men Only: The Disfranchisement of Free Men of Color in Antebellum North Carolina”

Seabrook, Tom. “Tributes to the Past, Present, and Future: Confederate Memorialization in Virginia, 1914-1919”

Slough, Spenser. “Germans on the Western Waters: Artisans, Material Culture, and Hybridity in Virginia’s Backcountry, 1780-1830”

Stoltz, Taylor. “Aristocrats, Republicans, and Cannibals: American Reactions to French Women in Violence”

Zlokas, Rosemary. “Consuming Beauty: The Impact of Prescriptive Beauty Literature on College Women, 1940-1950”
Website created as public history thesis project:  www.consumingbeauty.com


Ames, Eric. “‘United in Interest and Feeling’: The Political Culture of Union in the Virginia Borderland, 1850-1861.”

Dowrey, Alexandra. “The Classics and the Broader Public in Philadelphia, 1783-1788: Avenues for Engagement.”

Hight, Alison. “‘What are ye, little mannie?’: the Persistence of Fairy Culture in Scotland,1572-1703 and 1811-1927.”

Jones, Adam. “‘The land of my births and the home of my heart’: Enlistment Motivations for Confederate Soldiers in Montgomery County, Virginia, 1861-1862.”


Paxton, William. “Fear and Fortune: Robbery in London in the Late Eighteenth Century.”

Lennon, Heather. “A Stage for Gentility and the Performance of the Republican Gentleman: Taverns in Richmond, Virginia from 1780 to 1820.”

Vick, Alison. “A Catalyst for the Development of Human Rights: German Internment Practices in the First World War, 1914-1929.”