Archives for the ‘history’ Category

Update 1: Looking for the Memories of Native Americans

By • Jun 18th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

During the past two weeks, I was reviewing the secondary literature about the concept of blood among the so-called Five Civilized Tribes because of its close relationship with American Indians’ racial perception. However, in this process, I encountered an article written by Amanda Cobb-Greetham about Cherokee and Creek women’s memories of the Civil War in […]

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Best of Wives and Best of Women- Discovering Treasures

By • Jun 14th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

I’ve now completed most of my visits for my research; New York City, Philadelphia, Morristown, Albany, Saratoga, and Washington DC. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, and I’ve probably walked more than a few miles in my various tours, but it’s been a blast nonetheless. I’ve been able to walk in Eliza’s footsteps, and […]

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Best of Wives and Best of Women- On the Road

By • May 29th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

The day was May 14th, and there I was at the archives of the New York State Library. It was my first day embarking on my research, and I felt like I was Nick Cage in National Treasure. A whole box of 18th century letters was sitting in front of me, I opened it up to […]

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Writing the War (Hero): Update 1

By • May 29th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

The scope of my research has narrowed since I began. I’ve realized there is more than enough of a story for me to tell just by focusing on Akhmad Kadyrov’s place in official histories of the Chechen War, without the other two figures I had initially planned on also examining. I’ve spent the last couple […]

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Abstract: The History, Function, and Significance of Semaphore Telegraph Towers

By • Apr 16th, 2018 • Category: communication, history, Honors Thesis, Research

I will conduct research on semaphore telegraph tower systems, the technology which was the fastest method of communication in existence from the 1790s until the invention of the electric telegraph and Morse code in the 1830s. The system consisted of lines of towers which crossed the countryside, set at distances so that each could be […]

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The Transition of Japan’s Stance on Manchuria

By • Apr 16th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

The Transition of Japan’s Stance on Manchuria: From “Barbarians” to Collaborators, the Seventeenth to Twentieth Century Department: History Applicant: Zhengyuan Ling Advisor: Eric C. Han This honors thesis in the History department considers Japan’s modern imperialist project by examining the creation of the puppet state of Manchukuo in 1932. The design of Japan’s goals and…
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The Northumbrian Frontier: At the Edge of an Early Medieval Kingship

By • Apr 4th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

This project focuses on the kingdom of Northumbria: it was the foremost polity in existence on the island of Great Britain between 500–700 CE. Expanding from a fortified hill on the ocean, Northumbria grew into the valleys and mountains of its hinterland. Bolstered by the church, the kingdom maintained its power well, flourishing in the […]

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Depictions of Empire: Soviet Film and the Creation of the Imperial Myth

By • Apr 2nd, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Всем привет, и добро пожаловать! My name is Callaway Sprinkle and I’m delighted to be pursuing this research project on a couple of topics I’m fascinated with. I’m a double-major in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies and International Relations at the College. This will be my third summer during which I’ve gone to Russia, but this […]

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Théâtre de Guerre: The 1793 Siege of Toulon in the Plays and Political Discourse of the French Revolution

By • Apr 2nd, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Theater has been consistently used for political purposes, and it can be argued that power, and politics, is intrinsically spectacular in nature. The intersections between theater and politics were especially evident during the French Revolution: the newly-established representative democracy was characterized by its theatricality at the same time that new works of theater reflected political […]

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Best of Wives and Best of Women: The Life of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

By • Mar 21st, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

This summer, I’m going to be researching the life of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, compiling all the information I gather into a biographical paper. With the popularity of the musical Hamilton, I’ve been exposed to Eliza, as she is called in the show, and her life story. However, the musical still places focus on her ‘ten-dollar, […]

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