This page collects the digitized full text Masters Theses of the Department of History at Eastern Illinois University. These include degrees in History and History with an Historical Administration option.

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Theses from 2021

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The Cultural Heritage and Potential for Sustainable Site Development of Greater Jezreel, Morgan Davidson

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Debt, Death, and Deregulation: Neoliberalism, Human Rights, and American-Argentine Relations, 1976-1983, Billy Davis

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Chreia and Lives of Saints: A study of hagiography as an evolved rhetorical genre in Late Antiquity, Seth Fisher

Theses from 2020

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“That New Africa Is Ready to Fight Its Own Battles": Kwame Nkrumah, the United States, and the Quest for a Modern Ghana, 1957-1966, Godwin Gyimah

Theses from 2019

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What We Expected from National Socialism: Hermann Rauschning and Danzig's lnterwar Radical Right (1918-1942), Nima Lane

Theses from 2018

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The Meaning of a Woman's Work: Refugees, Statelessness, Nationality, and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1918-1931, Monica Burney

Theses from 2017

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The Power of the Periphery: Aid, Mutuality and Cold War U.S-Ghana Relations, 1957-1966, Moses Allor Awinsong

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Incarcerated, Transported and Bound: Constructing Community among Transported Convicts from Britain to the Chesapeake, 1739-1776, Michael I. Bradley

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"A Babe in the Woods?": Billy Graham, Anticommunism, and Vietnam, Daniel Alexander Hays

Theses from 2016

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Butchered Bones, Carved Stones: Hunting and Social Change in Late Saxon England, Shawn Hale

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"Favorite of Heaven": The Impact of Skin Color on Atlantic Ethnic Africans in the Eighteenth Century, Kimberly V. Jones

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'We live in the midst of death': Medical Theory, Public Health, and the 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic, Alyssa A. Peterson

Theses from 2015

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"Fine Dignity, Picturesque Beauty, and Serious Purpose": The Reorientation of Suffrage Media in the Twentieth Century, Emily Scarbrough

Theses from 2014

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Anglo-American Relations Between the 1953 Coup and the 1956 Suez Crisis, Aaron F. Psujek

Theses from 2013

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Separating the Whites from the Chaff: Whiteness, Blackness, Racial Exclusion in the Midwest Agrarian Mind, Philip Mohr

Theses from 2012

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A neighbors' war: Provost marshals, desertion, the draft and political violence on the central Illinois home front, 1861-1865, Jason A. Miller

Theses from 2011

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Westfield College: Fighting for the soul, Ryan M. D'Arcy

Theses from 2010

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War and the sentimental past: Memory and emotion in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, Chad R. Cussen

Theses from 2009

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"The lower class of traitors have also their architects of plots": The London Irish, the United Irish, and the creation of Irish identities, 1780-1800, Erin K. Crawley

Theses from 2008

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Evangelical religion and benevolent reform in the antebellum urban southwest: Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1800-1860, Matthew S. Berry

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Capturing opportunity: How the conquest of James I shaped the society and culture of Mallorca, 1229-1247, Patrick W. Harris

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Soil sisters: Independent land owning women in Coles and Douglas counties, Illinois, 1870-1930, Rachel E. Kleinschmidt

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Six degrees of Guillelmus Mancip: A study of connections between donors to the military orders in 12th century Toulouse, Eric D. Orr

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Lola's story: Writing comfort women in World War II history of the Philippines, Krishna Ignalaga Thomas

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"I see by this woman's features, that she is capable of any wickedness": Murderous women, public justice, and the social order in London, 1674-1799, Annie Tock

Theses from 2006

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The slave trade, the Constitutional Convention, and the compromises that let to union: A reinterpretation, Ryan Ervin

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The rhetorical negotiation of Thomas Jefferson in secondary U.S. history textbooks, Josh Robison

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The politics of race in Illinois, 1853-1869, Andrew Roling

Theses from 2004

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The Battle for the University: The Vietnam-Era Student Movement at Universities in Central Illinois, David Bell

Theses from 2002

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Saxo Grammaticus: History and the Rise of National Identity in Medieval Denmark, Christopher L. Bailey

Theses from 1999

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A Radical Cure: Thomas Dimsdale, Radical Republicanism, and the Montana Vigilantes During the Civil War, Gregory Aydt

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The New Frontier: The Presidential Election Campaign of JFK, Bryan Wuthrich

Theses from 1997

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The Autumn Celebrations of the Ritual Calendar Year in the Later-Stuart Period, Alexander James Dove

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"So Long Boys ... Take Care of Yourselves": Vice Suppression and Civil-Military Relations at Chanute Field During World War II, Adelheid Napier

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An Examination of the Intelligence Preparation for Operation MARKET-GARDEN, September, 1944, Steven D. Rosson

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James Tyrrell, John Locke, and Robert Filmer: Ideas on Property in Late Seventeenth Century England, Christopher Chatlos Strangeman

Theses from 1995

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"Exciting the Rabble to Riots and Mobbing": Community, Public Rituals, and Popular Disturbances in Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Kristan J. Crawford

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And the Youth Shall See Visions: The Jewish Experience in Champaign-Urbana and the Founding of Hillel, Susan J. Roth

Theses from 1994

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A Fabric Unravelled: The Rise of Party Politics in York, England, 1679-88, Vernon A. McGuffee

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The South Tyrol and the Principle of Self-Determination: An Analysis of a Minority Problem, Eva Pfanzelter

Theses from 1993

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"Easy or Hard" The Mentality of Survival: The GI in Europe in World War Two, Brian R. Bowen

Theses from 1992

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The U.S. State Department Position at the Geneva Conference on Indochina in 1954, Eva Dragosits

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John Quincy Adams as Minister to Russia, 1809-1814: The Ideals and Realities Confronting His Mission, Mary Elizabeth Willwerth

Theses from 1990

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West Germany's Ostpolitik and Relations with the United States Under Willy Brandt, Helmut Schmidt, and Helmut Kohl, David J. Bollmann

Theses from 1989

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The United States and German Reunification: The Stalin Note of 1952, Klaus P. Grillmaier

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The Trials of Len Small, William R. Harshbarger

Theses from 1988

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Medicine, Muckraking, And The Pure Food And Drug Act Of 1906, Jack D. Davis

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Lincoln and Oregon, Todd Hageman

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Edgar County, Illinois in the Civil War, 1861-1865, Scott Parkinson

Theses from 1987

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An Analysis of William Lloyd Garrison’s Accusations Against the American Colonization Society, Peggy A. McGill

Theses from 1986

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The Free Negro in Illinois Prior to the Civil War, 1818-1860, Steven J. Savery

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The Republican Party and Civil Rights, 1877-1976, Gordon E. Sparks

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The American Reaction to Germany's Annexation of Austria, Mark A. Tarner

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The Deterioration Of U.S.-German Relations, 1933-1939, With Special Focus On The Czechoslovakian Crisis, Robert D. Ubriaco

Theses from 1985

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The Diplomacy of William Jennings Bryan, Patricia Sue Chism

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Egypt: The Shifting Cornerstone to the East-West Balance of Power in 1956, David C. Dalgaard

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The United States And West German Rearmament 1950-1955, Hans R. Velten

Theses from 1984

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Dissident Artists' Associations of Germany 1892-1912, Mary Jo Eberspacher

Theses from 1982

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Human Inspirations as the Connecting Links of History: Demonstration Through Contrasts of Imaginative Literature and Historical Record, Glenn W. Sunderland

Theses from 1980

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British Reaction to German Foreign Policy, January 1933 to June 1936, Nigel J. Cox

Theses from 1978

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Resettlement Problems of Prisoners-of-War of the Japanese in World War II and the Chinese Communists in Korea, Allen Hanegan

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The Evolution of Child Labor Legislation in Illinois: 1818-1917, Frank Edward Storment

Theses from 1976

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Galena, Illinois During the Lead Mine Era, Gary Henry

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A Developing Frontier: Logan County, Illinois to 1872, D. Mark Huddleston

Theses from 1975

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The Socialists Within the Black American Experience, 1917-1924, John M. Andrick

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The Great Depression In Coles County, Illinois, 1929-1939, David E. Carpenter

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The Nuremberg Decision, Sauckel and Speer, Michael P. Koeberlein

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The Fenian Movement In Illinois During The Civil War Period 1861-1868, Michael P. Mallaney

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Descent into History: Chicago, Ideologies and Repression 1917-1918, Richard Allen Morton

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Where Past Meets Present: A History of the Arthur Amish, Jane Ann Ping

Theses from 1974

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New Deal Programs and the Great Depression in Effingham County, Edward Lee Allen

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The United States and the SPD, 1945-1949: An Examination of Policies and Attitudes, Bruce L. Berry

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The Illinois Populists: Radical Politics at the Township Level, 1892, David Merle Holford

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Lawrence Yates Sherman: United States Senator from Illinois, 1913-1921, Jerome Bentley Holstein

Theses from 1973

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Two American Jacobins Abroad, Joel Barlow and Thomas Paine, 1789-1801, Ginger Grigg Faber

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The Second Morrill Act, John D. King

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Upper Illinois River Valley Germans in the Election of 1872, Denny L. Schillings

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British Intellectuals and the Great War: A Survey of Intellectual Opinion, Vincent Paul Schmidt

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The Transformation of a Frontier, Kankakee County, 1850-1870, Donald L. Wasson

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Communism in Unity and Conflict: Poland, Yugoslavia, USSR, Steven E. Weber

Theses from 1972

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American Reaction to the Sovietization of Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary, 1945-1948, Dolores Balent

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The Illinois Indian Trade 1783-1818, Dennis Downey

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Poland's Foreign Policy, 1945-1956: A Case Study in Soviet Subordination of Satellite Diplomacy, Thomas M. Stanley

Theses from 1971

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Wilson: Naval and Military Strategist, Gordon E. Herron

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James Hamilton, Third Earl of Arran: A Study of Scottish Relations with England and France (1559-62), Harvey Joe Inman

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The Illinois State Federation of Labor During World War I, Nancy Wilson Owen

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Yugoslavia, 1918-1941: A Case Study in the Socio-Political Structure with Emphasis on the Peasantry, John Dennis Roy III

Theses from 1969

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Dennis Friend Hanks: A Biography, June Cardell Cooper

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Social Darwinism and War: A Study of British Attitudes, 1890-1900, Gilbert Neal Early

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American Governmental Response to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Martin Ivan Elzy

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The Land Legislation of the Macedonian Dynasty, Eugenia Petridis

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Illinois Agrarianism and Shelby Moore Cullom, Richard F. Wells

Theses from 1968

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The Influence of Newton Bateman on the Illinois School System, Virginia H. Atkins

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Charles Francis Emery, the One Hundred Sixteenth Infantry, Illinois Volunteers, Harry Lee Degenhart

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The Genesis of Massachusetts Federalism, 1778-1788, Phillip W. Dennis

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German-Benelux Relations 1919-1940, James Thomas West

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The Scottish Highland Regiments in the French and Indian War, Nelson Orion Westphal

Theses from 1967

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A History of Vincennes, Indiana, During World War I with Special Emphasis on the German-American Population, John D. Balgenorth

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John H. Walker, Labor Leader of Illinois, 1905-1933, Anthony Barger Barrette

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William Wilberforce and the abolition of the British slave trade: A study of a reform movement, Thomas Lloyd Cochran