Work In Progress
This page is intended to showcase work being done by undergraduates, post-graduates, and staff using the Wiki. If you are happy to share information about what you are doing you may be able to get in touch with others in the department who are drawing on similar materials to compare notes and share ideas.
Andrew Heath - I've recently used the Philadelphia attorney Eli Kirk Price's lecture 'The Family as an Element of Government' to explore the idea of family government in Civil War-era America. This is available for free on both JSTOR and Google Book Search. I'm also regularly using the Pennsylvania Civil War Era Newspapers collection as I work on revising my dissertation.
Thom Keep - Harcourt Morgan's 'Common Mooring'
HST 209 Course Assignments
Yasmine Ahle - The life and legacy of Malcolm X.
Kate Warburton- Possible exploration of the effect of eugenics on marriage rates and family life in 1920's America
Jonathan Woodhouse- Possibly working on the relationship between new england colonists and native americans in 1630-40s
Sophie Gallagher - Working on the role of the Kennedy administration in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s
Jamie Parker - Effects of 'yellow journalism' in the perception of the Spanish-American War 1898
Daniel Hawkyard - African American participation within Vietnam, not sure if focus will be on soldiers or african americans within the USA
Joe Christmas - The caning of Charles Sumner and the different reactions between the Free States and the Slave States to this event
Becki Priddle - Perceptions of the 'flapper' in 1920s America
Rob Russell - The public and historical perception of Kennedy since his assassination.
Alex Griffiths- Possibly researching the nature of antislavery leaflets in the North, and the arguments that they used to condem slavery
Mike Edwardson - British involvement in/reaction to the American Civil War, either in specific cases or generally
Matt Ahluwalia - The reaction of American newspapers to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.
Hannah Donkin - Examining the relationship between the colonists and the natives in the Jamestown Settlement
James Whyman - Military History Of The French And Indian War
Jenny Brooks- Dont ride the bus source 2 December 1955
Ollie Wheeler- Examining the alternative reasons why White Northerners fought in the Civil War, if the widely held moral values of slavery were not significantly different from the South.
Miles French- Examining Guerrilla Warfare in the American Civil War, and how influential and effective it was in Missouri, if it could have led to a Confederate victory if mimicked throughout the South.
Tom Clarke - Early Encounters With Native Americans
Jack Simpson - The idea of Colonization of slavery and the Colonisation Societies of the nineteenth century.
Daniel Rowe - The Changing Faces of Liberalism: Robert Kennedy's relationship with Joseph McCarthy
Michael Blunsum - Looking at the influence of Kennedy's foreign policy on the escalation of US military involvement in Vietnam
Alex Page- Examining the impact of the Ku Klux Klan on Southern Reconstruction
Michael McDermott- Looking at how slavery was justified between 1830 and 1860, probably through the works of either John Campbell or George Fitzhugh
Catherine Tibbs - Looking at the different concepts of freedom during the Civil Rights Movement, maybe comparing the views of Black Power with others.
James Garrett- Looking at John Brown's Raid and the impact that it had on the Southern States
Tom Burke - Looking at the Lincoln/Douglas debates in Illinois, 1858, and what the response within Illinois itself was.
Kate Lenihan - Possibly the repercussions (short and long term) of Nat Turner's rebellion
Dan Atherton - A case study in to the politics and society of West Virginia during the antebellum era
Elliott Dews - The FBI, COINTELPRO and the Black Panthers
Alex Pilch - Mitch Snyder and the CCNV's protests on President Reagan's policy of homelessness in America
Andy Pearson - Looking at the way in which the Iran-contra scandal was reported over time.
Matthew Goodman - The legacy of Japanese internment and the changing perception of the Japanese in american society (possibly through study of newspapers, films, books etc).
Ian Smith - New York Graffiti and the battle for territory
Jess Waller - Whether or not the American Civil War was an inevitability
Matthew Watson - Looking at the reaction of the US media to the death of MLK and his legacy.
Harriet Allen - Looking at the Enola Gay Controversy and press coverage or public opinon or politics surrounding the event
Emma Sweetman - Possibly looking at the different reactions to the Brown V Board of Education decision...
Jenny Old - Investigating representations of the Vietnam War in the press immediately before and after the Tet Offensive of 1968, and possibly correlating this with anti-war movements in specific locations, such as Boston.
Max Goldbart- An examination of if or whether the American Deep South embraced McCarthyism
Lisa Shepherd - Looking at whether female university students were becoming more promiscuous during the 1960's 'Sexual Revoltuion'
Daniel Watson - The impact of the manufacture and consumption of automobiles in 1950s consumerist society on American life and culture.
Beth Surgenor- looking at Neil Young's music and how it was a political/ cultural commentary on aspects of America
Amabel Allen - The impact of Kennedy's social policies on the Civil Rights Movement
Michael Goodfellow - Impact of black protest at the 1968 Mexico Olympics back home