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Author: Altenbernd, Erik
Thesis title: Body and Soul: Landscape Aesthetics, the Market Revolution, and the Nineteenth American Wilderness
Date: 2006 Field: US Committee: Brett Mizelle, Nancy Quam-Wickham, George Hart
Author: Anderson, Alan Britt
 

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The Photographic Record of the North American Indians, 1840 to 1930

Date: 1986 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Ashbrooke, Norman                                                                                 [TOP]
 

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Southern California Tennis During the Depression

Date: 2000 Field: US Committee: David Bernstein, A. Margaret Costa, Donald Schwartz*
Author: Atkinson, Michael Tully
Thesis title: The Artist as Provocateur: Oscar Wilde, 1889-92
Date: 2003 Field: Modern Europe Committee: Tim Keirn, William Weber*, Donald Weinstock
Author: Bartolotto, Juliane Marie
 

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An Early History of Women’s Studies at California State University, Long Beach: 1968-1976

Date: 1996 Field: US Committee: Norma Chinchilla, Sherna Berger Gluck, Sharon Sievers*
Author: Bayly, Denise L.
 

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Writers, Poets, and the Manipulation of Public Opinion: Writers and Literature During the First Six Months of World War I

Date: 1996 Field: Modern Europe Committee: William Weber*, David Cressy, Elyse Blankley
Author: Bernard, Eric
Thesis title: Fighting the Conspiracy: The Mission Indian Federation’s Justifiable Use of Violence: 1905-1934
Date: 2006 Field: US Committee: Troy Johnson, Nancy Quam-Wickham, Omar Valerio-Jimenez
Author: Billing, Ruby Kathleen Mills
 

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The Jicarilla Apaches: Defeat and Pacification, 1846-1856

Date: 1977 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Biolchino, Louis M.
 

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From Rural Village to Metropolitan Suburb: Community Action in Simi Valley, California in the 1960s

Date: 1980 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Black, James Daryl
 

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Contours of Faith: An Intellectual and Social Profile of the Georgia Baptist Association, 1820-1860

Date: 1996 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Bolelli, Danielle
Thesis title: Fighting for the Heart and Everything That is: The War for the Black Hills: 1800s – Present
Date: 2005 Field: US Committee: Troy Johnson, Jane Dabel, Richard Glazer Danay
Author: Bollman, Ivana F.
 

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Westminster Colony, California, 1869 – 1879

Date: 1982 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Brehm, Elizabeth Anne
 

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The Popular Ideals of Conservation in the Overland Monthly, 1890 – 1910

Date: 1998 Field: US Committee: Kaye Briegel, Patricia Cleary, Nancy Quam-Wickham*
Author: Brokate, Kristen
 

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The Bixby Family and Changes in Land Use in Southern California 1850-1900

Date: 1992 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Burns, Maureen A.
 

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Bust of an Antonine Lady in the J. Paul Getty Museum: Chronology and Context

Date: 1991 Field: Not Available Committee: Faya Causey*, David Hood, Diane Martel, Julia Miller
Author: Byrom, Bradley A.                                                                                    [TOP]
 

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Toward the Mainstream: Cripples in America. 1900 – 1960

Date: 1993 Field: US Committee: Augustus Cerillo, Jr.*, Patricia Cleary, Federico Sanchez
Author: Cairns, Kathleen
 

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The Sinclair Menace: How Upton Sinclair Ran for Governor of California and got Licked by the Media

Date: 1989 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Caldwell, Donald C.
 

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Indian Gaming in Califorina

Date: 2001 Field: US Committee: Troy Johnson*, Albie Burke, Julie Van Camp
Author: Carver, Kaaron
 

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The Conflicting Visions and Versions of the Oral and Public History of Klamath

Date: 1994 Field: US Committee: Albie Burke*, Sherna Berger Gluck
Author: Clark, Ray Leon
 

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The 1958 California Gubernatorial Election : How Republican Party Infighting Affected the Outcome

Date: 1999 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Clucas, Janice A.
 

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Anthony Trollope’s Observations of the British Settlement Colonies Between 1861 – 1878

Date: 1971 Field: British Committee: Howard E. Kimball, Richard H. Wilde*, Frederick A. Youngs, Jr.
Author: Craddock, Jonathan P.                                                                             [TOP]
 

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Amalasuintha: Ostrogothic Successor A.D. 526-535

Date: 1996 Field: Ancient/Medieval Committee: Dorothy Abrahamse*, Douglas Domingo-Foraste, David Hood
Author: Curly, George
Thesis title: The Fall of the Standing Order: Connecticut 1800-1818
Date: 2007 Field: US Committee: Brett Mizelle, Eric Altice, Patricia Cleary
Author: Davisson, Rochelle Anne
 

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Invisible Owners of Painted Ladies and Other Homes: Women Property Owners in Nevada City, California, 1856-1876

Date: 1993 Field: US Committee: Albie Burke*
Author: Dick, Donna W.
 

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Interdisciplinary Sources of Jean-François Millet’s Artistic Vision

Date: 1989 Field: Modern Europe Committee: Not Available
Author: Dilley, Joan
 

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Social Reformers vs. Egalitarian Feminists: Protective Legislation or Legal Equality, 1920 – 1932

Date: 1984 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Doane, Denise Alyson

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The Changing Role of the Roman Matron in the Republican Period
Date: 2007

Field: Ancient/Medieval

Committee: David C. Hood, Marie Kelleher, Douglas Domingo-Foraste, Elaine Wida
Author: Doniger, Susan H.                                                                                    [TOP]
 

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The Ainsworth House: An Analysis of a Community Museum

Date: 2002 Field: US Committee: Hamdi Bilici, Kaye Briegel, Sherna Berger Gluck, Nancy Quam-Wickham*
Author: Erickson, Stephen Michael
 

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The Extension of Viticulture in the Early Middle Ages in its Historical Perspective, 52 B.C. to 1000 A.D.

Date: 1999 Field: Ancient/Medieval Committee: Dorothy Abrahamse, Edward Gosselin*, David Hood
Author: Estrada, Gilbert                                                                                       [TOP]
 

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How the East Was Lost: Mexican Fragmentation, Displacement, and the East Los Angeles Freeway System, 1947-1972

Date: 2002 Field: US Committee: Steve Berk*, James N. Green, Luis Arroyo
Author: Fairchild, Theron Edward
 

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Japan’s Road to the Nobel Prize: Yukawa Hideki and Japanese Physics

Date: 1997 Field: Asian Committee: Jeffrey Broughton, Lawrence S. Lerner, Sharon Sievers*
Author: Fisher, Steve
 

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Cowboy and Western Music: Its Mark on the Southern California Landscape

Date: 2001 Field: US Committee: Kaye Briegel, Nancy Quam-Wickham*, William Weber
Author: Fishkin, Andrew
 

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Seventy Years – Japanese Naval Development from the 1870s to the 1940s

Date: 2000 Field: Asian Committee: Sharon Sievers*, John Tsuchida, Rumi Yasutake
Author: Ford, Lisa Lynn                                                                                        [TOP]
 

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The Practice of Good Lordship : Aristocratic Patronage in the Reign of Henry VII

Date: 1995 Field: British Committee: David Cressy*, Edward Gosselin, Mary Robertson
Author: Garvin, Timothy
Thesis title: An Immortal Band of Rouges: Immigrant Disaffection and the San Patricio Battalion in the United States Mexican War, 1846-1848
Date: 2004 Field: US Committee: Jane Dabel, Omar Valerio-Jimenez, Tim Keirn
Author: Gilliam, Jan K.
 

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A Comparison of Childhood Experiences in Seventeenth-Century New England and England

Date: 1986 Field: Not Available Committee: David Cressy*, Roberta Markman
Author: Gough, Peter L.
 

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Continuity, Convergence, and Conquest: A New History of the Old Spanish Trail

Date: 1997 Field: US Committee: Kaye Briegel, Patricia Cleary, Nancy Quam-Wickham*
Author: Grutzmacher, Wayne T.                                                                           [TOP]
 

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The Apache in the American Southwest

Date: 2001 Field: US Committee: Troy Johnson*, Augustus Cerillo, Jr., Sharon Sievers
Author: Harrison, Jeffrey
 

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Nazarene Christianity: John Toland on the Early Church

Date: 2001 Field: Ancient/Medieval Committee: Dorothy Abrahamse*, F. Stanley Jones, David Hood
Author: Hayton, Darin Richard
 

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Ralph Cudworth (1617 – 1688), His Theories of Knowledge and Nature

Date: 1996 Field: Not Available Committee: David Cressy, Edward Gosselin*, William Weber
Author: Hendricks, Jeffrey
Thesis title: Constructing the Penopticon: Perceptions of Wilderness, Methods of Domination, and the Colonization of Native American
Date: 2006 Field: US Committee: Jane Dabel, Nancy Quam-Wickham, Dennis Kortheuer
Author: Hill, Sean Michael
 

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Essays on Power, Knowledge and Consciousness

Date: 2002 Field: Not Available Committee: Mary Caputi, Edward Gosselin*, Lawrence Nolan, Douglas Parker
Author: Hoesche, Stephanie
 

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The Royal Martyr

Date: 1986 Field: Not Available Committee: Not Available
Author: Hovland, Carter

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America’s Forgotten Assassination: A Second Look at President Garfield’s Murderer Charles Guiteau

Date: 2007

Field: US Committee: Brett Mizelle, Gordon Abra, Hugh Wilford
Author: Husband, William Benjamin                                                                     [TOP]
 

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The Role of Osvobozhdenie in the Development of the Social Program of the Russian Constitutional-Democratic Party

Date: 1977 Field: Russian Committee: Not Available
Author: Jackson, Karen J.
 

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The Development of Women’s Rowing in Southern California

Date: 1997 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: James, Pamela Fielding                                                                           [TOP]
 

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Women’s Social History

Date: 1984 Field: Not Available Committee: Not Available
Author: Knutson, Wayne
 

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A New and Extensive Business: Tariffs, Internal Improvements and the Rise of American Manufacturers

Date: 2002 Field: US Committee: Brett Mizelle*
Author:

Kobayashi, Toru

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The Development of “Freedom” “Equality” and “Natural Rights” Under the American Liberal Democracy and its Effect on Japan’s Modernization in the Meiji Restoration
Date: 2003 Field: Asian/US Committee: Arlene Lazarowitz, Brett Mizelle, Sharon Sievers*
Author: Krych, Nobuko                                                                                         [TOP]
 

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The History of the Early Japanese Emigration and Colonization in Mexico

Date: 1996 Field: Latin America Committee: Jeffrey Broughton, Albie Burke*, Augustus Cerillo, Jr.
Author: Leech, Donald
 

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Late Medieval Coventry: A Regional Perspective

Date: 2002 Field: Medieval Committee: Tim Keirn, Lloyd Kermode, Lezlie Knox*
Author: Leonhard, Claudia Martina
 

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Towards the Study of Holocaust Memoirs

Date: 2000 Field: Modern Europe Committee: William Weber*, Donald Schwartz, Jutta Bermele
Author: Levicki-Lavi, Lara
 

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Jewish Settlement in Colonial Georgia

Date: 2000 Field: US Committee: Albie Burke*, Augustus Cerillo, Jr., Edward Gosselin
Author: Lunderville, Gerald P.                                                                              [TOP]
 

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Tracing Vocational Education in Japan

Date: 1994 Field: Asian Committee: Not Available
Author: Maloney, Garron Matthew
Thesis title: The Construction of the Modern Ranching Subculture and the Commodification of Cowboy Poety, 1865-2004
Date: 2004 Field: US Committee: Nancy Quam-Wickham, Brett Mizelle, Omar Valerio-Jimenez
Author: Marshall, Jason C.
Thesis title: Demonizing the Counterculture: Los Angeles Newspapers and the Manson Murders, 1969-1971
Date: 2003 Field: US Committee: Linda Alkana, Jane Dabel, Nancy Quam-Wickham*
Author: Masten, Viktoria Louise
 

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Taking the Waters: Elite Women in English Spa Towns 1700 – 1800

Date: 1993 Field: British Committee: Patricia Cleary, David Cressy*, Tim Keirn
Author: McCarty, Gary W.
 

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Cotton Mather’s Investigation of the Invisible World

Date: 1993 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Milkovich, Barbara Ann                                                                           [TOP]
 

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A Study of the Impact of the Oil Industry on the Development of Huntington Beach, California, prior to 1930

Date: 1988 Field: US Committee: Kaye Briegel, Augustus Cerillo, Jr.*, Richard Outwater
Author: Morris, Michael John
Thesis title: Dust Bowl Ballads and Okie Culture
Date: 2005 Field: US Committee: Nancy Quam-Wickam, Jane Dabel, Omar Valerio-Jimenez
Author: Newman, Janice Lee                                                                             [TOP]
 

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Reverend George Burroughs: The Ultimate Scapegoat

Date: 1997 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Nicolov, Pressian

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An Analysis of White Fears of Black Resistance in the Antebellum South

Date: 2002

Field: US

Committee:

Stephen Berk, Jane Dabel*, Brett Mizelle

Author: Oberg, Michael Leroy
 

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National Politics, The Supreme Court, and Indian Removal: A New Look at the Cherokee Cases

Date: 1989 Field: US Committee: David Bernstein, Albie Burke*, C.B. Clark
Author: Olson, Sharon L.                                                                                       [TOP]
 

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Perpetrators of Vice or Perpetuators of Prerogatives: An Analysis and Assessment of the Bishop’s Role in Late Fourteenth-Century England, 1365 – 1405

Date: 1986 Field: British Committee: Dorothy Abrahamse, Edward Gosselin, Scott Waugh
Author: Parkin, Jeremy S.
Thesis title: Police Work on the Mormon Trail, 1846-1848
Date: 2007

Field: US

Committee:

Nancy Quam-Wickham, Jane Dabel, Albie Burke
Author: Partington, Keith Nathaniel
 

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An Historical Study of the Role Played by U.S. Courts in Defining and Regulating the Law on Artistic Sexual Expression, 1821 to 1994

Date: 1994 Field: US Committee: Albie Burke*, Augustus Cerillo, Jr., Jack Stuart
Author: Pearson, Judy
 

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Rheba Crawford’s Public Ministry

Date: 1995 Field: Not Available Committee: Not Available
Author: Pendragon-Bowdish, Jana
 

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The Use of King Arthur as an Icon in Popular American Culture

Date: 1991 Field: Not Available Committee: Not Available
Author: Peterson, Ann M.
Thesis title: Recollection of Andrea Gomez: Terminal Island Fish Cannery Employees and Union Organizers 1924-1965
Date: 2005 Field: US Committee: Nancy Quam-Wickham, Keith Collins, Jane Dabel
Author: Pfleger, Birte B.
 

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He Said, She Said: Pregnancy and Childbirth in Eighteenth-Century North America

Date: 1995 Field: US Committee: Albie Burke, Patricia Cleary*, David Cressy
Author: Porter, Barry L.                                                                                        [TOP]
 

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Republican Opposition to the First Three Emperors of Rome

Date: 2002 Field: Ancient/Medieval Committee: Conrad Barrett, Stanley Burstein, David Hood*
Author: Reiff, Gerald S.
 

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The Idea of Corruption in American Revolutionary Propaganda

Date: 1994 Field: US Committee: David Bernstein, Albie Burke, Patricia Cleary*
Author: Robinson, Michael Lee                                                                             [TOP]
 

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Unnatural Wives and Pitiless Mothers: Images of Murderesses in English Society 1550 – 1650

Date: 1993 Field: British Committee: David Cressy*, Tim Keirn, William Weber
Author: Saiz, Lisa R.
 

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A Study of the Southwestern Migrant Women of the 1930s and 1940s

Date: 2002 Field: US Committee: Stephen Berk, Kaye Briegel, Nancy Quam-Wickham*
Author: Schappell, Donna Jean
Thesis title: The Hope of a Nation: The Social Reform Programs of John F. Kennedy
Date: 2006 Field: US Committee: Jane Dabel, Nancy Quam-Wickham, Arlene Lazarowitz
Author: Schulein, Sunelei L.
 

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The Life and Work of Dom Bede Griffiths

Date: 1981 Field: Not Available Committee: Not Available
Author: Shannon, Don
 

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Juan Temple, California Caballero

Date: 1954 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Sherwood, Pamela Joy
 

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The Immigration and Adjustment of Iranian Jewish Women in Los Angeles

Date: 1983 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Shults, Jane Beemer
 

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The Ku Klux Klan in Downey During the 1920s

Date: 1991 Field: US Committee: David Bernstein, William Svec, Devra Weber*
Author: Simões, Paulo Cesar Gaertner
 

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Tupã, Olorum, Jesus and the Holy Spirit: An Analysis of the Cultural and Ideological Implications of Religious Change in Brazil

Date: 1999 Field: Latin America Committee: Stephen Berk, Augustus Cerillo, Jr., James Green*
Author: Smith, Justin J.
Thesis title: Walter Benjamin and the City: Theories of Modernity Through the Lens of Nineteenth Century Paris
Date: 2006 Field: Modern Europe Committee: David Shafer, Sarah Schrank, Tim Keirn
Author: Smith, Sean W.
 

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A Woman’s Role: Gender and the ‘Legitimate’ Theater in Gold Rush San Francisco, 1848 – 1856

Date: 1999 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Sombo, Manara
 

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Cambodian Women’s Role and the Decline of Cambodia

Date: 2000 Field: Asian Committee: Not Available
Author: Sprague, Jeb
Thesis title: The Overview of Popular Democracy in Haiti: 2001-2004
Date: 2007 Field: Latin America Committee: Nancy Quam-Wickham, Dennis Kortheuer, Liesl Hass
Author: Stonis, Michelle Ruth
Thesis title: On Heathen Ground: The Double Bind of Womens’ Roles in the Sandwich Island Mission, 1819-1863
Date: 2005 Field: US Committee: Brett Mizelle, Jane Dabel, Catherine Komisaruk
Author: Stuelpnagel, Shirley
 

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The Short Stories in Forerunner Magazine: An Analysis of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Major Themes

Date: 1986 Field: Not Available Committee: Not Available
Author: Sweet, Pearl Shaffer                                                                                [TOP]
 

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Methodist Higher Education in Northern California: A Source Book

Date: 1993 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Swensson, Erika Marie
Thesis title: GenderTransformation and the Body in Aldhelm’s De Virginitate and the Anglo-Saxon Double Monastery
Date: 2006 Field: Ancient/Medieval Committee: Marie Kelleher, Tim Keirn, Douglas Doniger-Foraste
Author: Takeuchi, Michiko
 

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Gendered States: Pan-Pan Girls in the U.S. Occupation in Japan

Date: 2001 Field: Asian Committee: Not Available
Author: Teran, DeLynn Marie                                                                               [TOP]
 

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Radical and Conservative Dialogues in Britain During the 1970s: A Comparative Analysis

Date: 1998 Field: British Committee: Tim Keirn, David Shafer, Sharon Sievers, William Weber*
Author: Umphenour, Michael Patrick                                                                [TOP]
 

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The Americanization of Hawaii

Date: 2000 Field: US Committee: Augustus Cerillo, Jr.*, Edward Gosselin, Nancy Quam-Wickham
Author: Vu, Mai Ngoc                                                                                         [TOP]
 

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The Resilience of Vietnamese American Women

Date: 2001 Field: US Committee: Kim Oanh Nguyen-Lam, Alain Marsot, Sharon Sievers*
Author: Warhank, Josef James
 

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Fort Keogh, Cutting Edge of a Culture

Date: 1984 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: White, Lisha Rae
 

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From Working Girls to Working Womanhood : Perceptions of Wage-Earning Women in California, 1870-1920

Date: 1997 Field: US Committee: Augustus Cerillo, Jr., Nancy Quam-Wickham
Author: Wiedel, Ann Elizabeth                                                                              [TOP]
 

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The Centinela Valley: A Tale of Two Ranchos

Date: 1980 Field: US Committee: Not Available
Author: Youngerman, Daniele Laster                                                                [TOP]
 

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Balzac’s Bourgeoisie

Date: 1990 Field: Modern Europe Committee: Not Available
Author: Zagorsky, Anna
 

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A Fragmentary Votive Head of a Young Man in the J. Paul Getty Museum: Context and Function

Date: 1993 Field: Ancient/Medieval Committee: Faya Causey*, David Hood, Julia Miller
Author: Zimmerli, C. Ann
 

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Medieval Medical Women: A Comparison of the Writings Attributed to Hildegard of Bingen and Trotula of Salerno

Date: 1994 Field: Ancient/Medieval Committee: Not Available
Author: Zucker, Alfred John                                                                                 [TOP]
 

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The History of Harvard University

Date: 2000 Field: US Committee: Stephen Berk, Albie Burke*, Augustus Cerill