History and American Studies Symposium–April 26, 2019


History and American Studies Symposium 

University of Mary Washington – Department of History and American Studies
Friday, April 26, 2019


SESSION ONE. 9 AM. Monroe 210—Fashion, Feminism, and Female Quakers

Moderator: Dr. Claudine Ferrell

Allison McCrumb, “Fashion in the Confederacy during the Civil War: A Case Study of Richmond”

Kira Lampani-McElfresh, “Feminism in the National Florence Crittenton Mission, 1883-1930”

Maddie Coughlin, “Eighteenth-Century Female Quaker Ministers and Colonial Quaker Women’s Culture”


SESSION TWO. 9 AM. Monroe 211—Gender Identities and Cosmetics Advertising

Moderator: Dr. Steven E. Harris

Elliott Brooks, “Reshaping Masculinity during the Market Revolution”

Mackenzie Hard, “The Influence and Usage of 20th/21st Century Cosmetics Industry Advertising”

Natalie L. Sciadini, “1950’s Cosmopolitan Magazine: Defining Women”


SESSION THREE. 10 AM. Monroe 210—Viking Magic, Conquest, and Belief

Moderator: Dr. Jason Sellers

Whitney Lyn Cook Ingraham, “The Viking Impact on Medieval Scotland”

Abbey Browning, “Scandinavian Christendom: How Did the Scandinavian Territories Convert to Christianity?”

Olivia Price, “Conceptions of Scandinavian Magic during the Post-Conversion Era”


SESSION FOUR. 10 AM. Monroe 211—Constructing Gender Identities through Music

Moderator:  Dr. Erin Devlin

Steven Jett, “Southern White Masculinity and Culture in Country Music: 1950s-1980s”

Shawnya Peterson, “‘Unprepared for Eternity’: Gender, Violence, and Society in American Murder Ballads”

Lexy Stanford, “Self-Determination: The Korean Independence Movement and the Korean Community in the United States”


SESSION FIVE. 10 AM. Monroe 111—Moral Panics and the Morality Police in American History

Moderator:  Dr. Porter Blakemore

Paige Treese, “The Encouragement of Wickedness: Film Censorship and the Motion Picture Production Code”

Jacob Hora, “The Rise of the Christian Right and Christian Moral Panics in the United States”

Jessie Cavolt, “Surviving Prohibition: The Adaptations of the Brewing Industry during Prohibition”


SESSION SIX. 11 AM. Monroe 210—World Wars, Empires, and Great Leaders

Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey McClurken

John N. Reinboldt, “United States and Japanese Relations, 1937-41”

Eli Ayer, “World War I: How the Death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Initiated Global Conflict”

Spenser Whealton, “Rise of the Caesars: Comparing the Lives of Julius Caesar and Caesar Augustus”


SESSION SEVEN. 11 AM. Monroe 211—Native American History at the Crossroads of Politics and Memory

Moderator: Dr. Krystyn Moon

Jacob Smith, “Choctaw Influence in Creating Dancing Rabbit Creek”

Michelle Justus, “The National Native American Veterans Memorial: Cultural Continuity and Healing for Veterans”

Alyssa Hannah Samonte Macaranas, “Congresswoman Debra Haaland: A Case Study of One of the First Native American Women in Congress”


SESSION EIGHT. 1 PM. Monroe 210—State Violence against Marginalized Social Groups

Moderator: Dr. Bruce O’Brien

Maryanna Stribling, “Exclusionary Discipline of Students with Emotional Disabilities”

Marianne Brokaw, “Moral Bankruptcy: Nurses in Nazi Germany”

Ronan Miriam Goforth, “‘Something Worth Being Killed Over’: The FBI, Cultural Propaganda, and the Murder of Fred Hampton”


SESSION NINE. 1PM. Monroe 211—Landscapes and the Built Environment

Moderator: Dr. Will Mackintosh

Adam Kitchen, “Our Grand American Mythology and the Wilderness”

Sean Ingraham, “The Drowning of a Valley: Progressive Era Politics Surrounding the Hetch Hetchy Dam”

Billy Senicola, “Frederick Law Olmsted: The Humanitarian Mind and American Landscape Architecture”


SESSION TEN. 2 PM. Monroe 210—Histories of Military Technologies and Strategies

Moderator: Dr. Porter Blakemore

Peter F. Owen, “Terra Incognita: Marines in Hispaniola and Creating Small Wars Doctrine”

Robert Dallas, “Nocked in History: A Historical Narrative of the English Longbow”

Sean McGrath, “A Military History of the Assault Rifle, from the 1940s to the 1960s”


SESSION ELEVEN. 2PM. Monroe 211—Communities under Stress and Adversity

Moderator Dr. Jeffrey McClurken

Madalyn Ullestad, “Triangle Fire: A Pivotal Moment in Press Coverage”

Andrew Mullins, “The Impact of Endless War on the Civil-Military Relationship and the New Citizen-Soldier in a Post-9/11 World”