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Ph.D. Dissertations

Degrees Awarded 2013-14

FOY, Marjorie E. (BA, UNC Greensboro; MA, UNC Greensboro) "'Our Objective Wasn't to Belittle People's Behavior': The History of Gestational Diabetes, 1921-1991" (Advisor: Bolton)

GRAHAM, Christopher A. (BA, George Mason University; MA, North Carolina State University) "Faith and Family in the Antebellum Piedmont South" (Advisor: Bolton)

Degrees Awarded 2012-13

HAWKINS, Karen (BA, North Carolina State University; MA, North Carolina State University) "Coastal Progress: Eastern North Carolina's War on Poverty, 1963-1979" (Advisor: Jackson)

MESZAROS, Paige (BA, UNC Greensboro; MA, North Carolina State University) "'All Modern Conveniences': Multi-family Housing Choice, the Apartment, and Modernization in Raleigh, North Carolina, 1918-1929" (Advisor: Tolbert)

MILLER, Alyce (BA, UNC Chapel Hill; MA, UNC Greensboro) "From Immigrants to Activists: Immigration, Nativism, Welfare Reform, and the Mobilization of Immigrant Voters in the Late Nineteenth and Late Twentieth Centuries" (Advisor: Jackson)

THOMPSON, Ellen Natasha (BA, UNC Asheville; MA, Appalachian State University) "'The Changing Needs of Our Youth Today': North Carolina 4-H from World War II Through the 1970s" (Advisor: Bolton)

Degrees Awarded 2011-12

BRATYANSKI, Jennifer (BA, Queens University of Charlotte; MA, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa) "Mainstreaming Movements: U.S. Anti-Apartheid and the Memory of Civil Rights" (Advisor: Jackson)

QUAYE, Tiffany Butler (BA, Florida A&M University; MA, UNC Charlotte),"Stories of the Greensboro Massacre" (Advisor: Jackson)

THOMAS, Susan (BA, Greensboro College; MA, UNC Greensboro) "Chain Gangs, Roads, and Reform in North Carolina, 1900-1935" (Advisor: Levenstein)

Degrees Awarded 2010-11

CAMPBELL, Theresa J. (BA, UNC Chapel Hill; MA, UNC Greensboro) "Political Friendship in Early America: Crossing Gender, Ethnicity, Race, Religion, and the Atlantic Ocean" (Advisor: Calhoon)

GREENE, Kevin (BA, Vermont State College; MA, East Carolina University) "'Just a Dream:' Community, Identity, and the Blues of Big Bill Broonzy" (Advisor: Filene)

MOORE, Joseph (BA, Anderson University; MA, UNC Greensboro) "Irish Radicals, Southern Conservatives: slavery, religious liberty and the Presbyterian fringe in the Atlantic World, 1637-1877" (Advisor: Calhoon)

ROBBINS MARRITT, Angela (BS, UNC Greensboro; MA, UNC Greensboro) "Bridging the Old South and the New: Women in the Economic Transformation of the North Carolina Piedmont, 1865-1920" (Advisor: Levenstein)

Degrees Awarded 2009-10

STEWART, Cory J. (BA, Appalachian State University; MA, Appalachian State University) "'The Affairs of Boston' in the North Carolina Backcountry during the Revolutionary Era" (Advisor: Calhoon)


Dissertations in Progress

DUDLEY-SHOTWELL, Hannah G. (BA, College of William and Mary; MA, UNC Greensboro) "Feminist Self-Help in the Women's Health Movement, 1970s-1990s" (Advisor: Levenstein)

FINDLEY, James (BA, UNC Chapel Hill; MA, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville) "'The Failing and Fruitless Business:' Colonial Ventures and Failures in the English North Atlantic" (Advisor: Hunter)

GATES, Sarah (BIS, Bennington College; MBA, University of Wisconsin Madison; MA, UNC Greensboro) "Full Faith and Credit: The Origins of Federal Bank Deposit Insurance and the Creation of a Government Safety Net, 1819-1933" (Advisor: Bolton)

HALL, James W. (BA, UNC Greensboro; MA, UNC Greensboro) "The Last War of Honor: Manhood, Race, Gender, Class and Conscription in North Carolina during the First World War" (Advisor: Elliott)

KAISER, John (BA, UNC Wilmington; JD, Ohio Northern University; MA North Carolina State University) "The Memoirs of John Dent: An Anglo-Atlantic Voyager" (Advisor: Elliott)

LEE, Brian (BA, Thomas A. Edison State College; MA, Virginia Commonwealth University) "A Matter of National Concern: The Kennedy Administration's Campaign to Restore Public Education to Prince Edward County, Virginia" (Advisor: Bolton)

MANN, Dudley Keith (BA, UNC Chapel Hill; MA, UNC Charlotte) "Winning with Class: African American Coaches and the Desegregation of Eastern North Carolina's Schools, 1954-1984" (Advisor: Bolton)

MCCARTNEY, Sarah E. (BA, College of William and Mary; MA, College of William and Mary) "'O'er Mountains and Rivers': Community and Commerce in the Greenbrier River Valley in the Late Eighteenth Century" (Advisor: O'Brien)

MICHIE, Ian M. (BA, Guilford College; MA, UNC Greensboro) "Agents of Empire: Entrepreneurship and the Transformation of Virginia, 1688-1750" (Advisor: Hunter)

MILLER, D. Todd (BS, High Point University; MA, North Carolina State University) "His Majesty's Americans: Creating Colonial British Identity in the Chesapeake, 1607-1763" (Advisor: Hunter)

MIZE, Jamie (BA, Truett-McConnell College; MA, North Georgia College and State University) "Sons of Selu: Manhood and Gendered Power in Cherokee Society, 1700-1860" (Advisor: O'Brien)

OAKLEY, Eric (BA, UNC Chapel Hill; MALS, Duke University; MA, UNC Greensboro) "Columbia at Sea: America Enters the Pacific, 1787-93" (Advisor: Hunter)

PEACH, Steven (BA, Northern Illinois University; MA, Northern Illinois University) "World of Spirits: Revitalizing the Muscogee Creek World" (Advisor: O'Brien)

PETERSEN, Keri (BA, North Carolina State University; MA, North Carolina State University) "Industrial Slavery: The North Carolina Railroad and the Economic Development of North Carolina" (Advisor: Jennison)

PIASECKI, Eugene (BS, United States Military Academy; MA, Norwich University) "The North Carolina Sandhills: A Transformation, 1933-1946" (Advisor: Bolton)

RUSSELL, Deborah (BA, Meredith College; MA, Wake Forest University; MA, UNC Greensboro) "'This Must Be Worked Out Locally': Community Leadership, Civil Rights Activism, and the Desegregation of Schools in Rockingham County, North Carolina." (Advisor: Bolton)

SHELTON, Richard (BS, Lynchburg College; MBA, James Madison University; MA, UNC Greensboro) "'The Trial of Their Faith': The Social and Political Impact of Quakers and Moravians in the North Carolina Piedmont during the Civil War Era." (Advisor: Bolton)

STROHMER, Therese (BS, Southern Oregon University; MA, UNC Greensboro) "Be All You Can Be: Gender and the Transformation of the U.S. Army Workplace, 1967-2005" (Advisor: Levenstein)

USHER, Jess (BA, Winston-Salem State University; MA, UNC Greensboro) "An Uneasy Peace: The Struggle for Civil Rights and Economic Justice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1960-1985" (Advisor: Bolton)

WARD, Monica R. (BA, Rutgers State University of New Jersey; MA, Rutgers State University of New Jersey) "Little Tallassee: The Rise of a Creek Town" (Advisor: O'Brien)

WILLIAMS, Margaret (BA, Rhodes College; MA, College of William and Mary) "Segregating the Police: The Hiring of Black Police Officers in the Urban South" (Advisor: Bolton)

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