Graduate Alumni

 

PhD Dissertations

  • Apel, John Patrick. “A Window of Opportunity: A History of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in the First Half of the Korean War.”  1998.  Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest. 
  • Barbier, Mary Kathryn. “D-Day Deception: Operation Fortitude and the Normandy Invasion.” 1998.  Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest.
  • Bius, Joel Richard. “The Soldier and the Cigarette: 1918 – 1986” (2015). Chair: Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes.  
  • Boler, Jaime Elizabeth. “City Under Siege: Resistance and Power in Natchez, MS 1719-1857.” 2005. Chair: Dr. Greg O’Brien.
  • Catino, Martin Scott. “Mussolini’s March on America: Italian-Americans and the Fascist Experience, 1922-1941.”   2003.  Chair: Dr. R. Geoffrey Jensen. 
  • Chappo, John Fabian. “William H. Mahone of Virginia: An Intellectual Biography, 1830-1890.” 2006. Chair: Bradley Bond.
  • Conklin, Dennis Blair. “Conflict and Controversy in the Confederate High Command: Johnston, Davis, Hood, and the Atlanta Campaign of 1864,” 2013. Chair: Dr. Susannah Ural
  • Hemmis, Timothy Christopher. “Trading Identities: National Identity, Loyalty, and Backcountry Merchants in Revolutionary America, 1740 – 1816,” 2015. Chair: Dr. Kyle F. Zelner
  • Vaughn, William Ashley. “Natchez during the Civil War.”  2001.  Chair: Dr. William K. Scarborough.
  • Wieland, Robert Howard. “Direct Responsibility: Caspar Weinberger and the Reagan Defense Buildup,” 2013. Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest. 

 

MA Theses

  • Adams, Owen E. Jr. “Confederate Major General Robert E. Rodes: A Civil War Biography.”  1995.  Chair:  Dr. William K. Scarborough.
  • Beech, Cameron Ryan. “Men Set Apart: The Staff College, Staff Officers, and the Professionalization of the British Army’s Officer Corps.” 2008. Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest.
  • Bell, Earl William. “Sword of Reform, Sword of Evangelism: The Forging of an Evangelical Military.” 2009. Chair: Dr. Michael Neiberg.
  • Branstiter, Eugene Allan. “Madness, Scalawagery, and Reconstruction: Dr. William M. Compton and Civil War Era Politics,” 2013) Chair: Dr. Susannah Ural.
  • Cantrell, Kelly Elizabeth. “We Can Do It! Hollywood Feature Films, American Servicemen, and the Second World War.” 2006. Chair: Dr. Stephen Sloan.
  • Cates, Joseph E. “The Fight for an Independent Army: Amalgamation and the AEF in the First World War.” 2002. Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest.
  • Colbourn, Colin Michael. “Espirit de Marine Corps: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps through Public Relations, 1898-1929.” 2009. Chair: Dr. Michael Neiberg.
  • Coleman, Rebecca Leigh. “European Violence and the Papal Dream: A Study in Medieval Peace Initiatives.” 2006. Chair: Dr. Phyllis G. Jestice.
  • Davis, Edward Harold. “Guadalcanal, 7 August 1942- 26 October 1942. (1) The Battle of the Tenaru River, 21 August 1942, (2) The Battle of Bloody Ridge, 12-14 September 1942, (3) The Battle of Henderson Field and the Lunga River, 24-26 October 1942.” 2002. Chair: Dr. Louis M. Kyriakoudes.
  • Dougal, Ian. “Gunboat Democracy: American Exceptionalism and the Military Interventions in Grenada (1983) and Panama (1989).” 1996. Chair: Dr. Kenneth G. McCarty.
  • Foster, Aaron Edward. “Inconspicuous but Indispensable: Charles Anderson Dana as Assistant Secretary of War,” 2013. Chair: Dr. Susannah Ural.
  • French, Wesley Tyler. “Changes and Trends in the American Film Industry and their Impact on the Vietnam Subgenre, 1965-1990.” 2006. Chair: Dr. Bradley Bond.
  • Gunn, Mark E. “The Magnolia Cross: The Role of Mississippi Chaplains during the Civil War.” 1991. Chair: Dr. William K. Scarborough.
  • Hall, David Bradley. “Combat Medical Soldiers: US Army First Echelon Medics in the European Theater of Operations during the Second World War.” 2004. Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest.
  • Hession, William David. “Turpentining in the Piney Woods: Hattiesburg and the Naval Stores Industry.” 2006. Chair: Dr. Bradley G. Bond.
  • Hollifield, Kimberly Lanell. “Galvanizing a Nation: Political Rhetoric that Drove America Toward Civil War.” 2009. Chair: Dr. William K. Scarborough.
  • Hudson, Janet Maria. “The Hub City Home Front: Women of Hattiesburg, Mississippi during World War II.” 2002. Chair: Dr. Marjorie Julian Spruill.
  • Huff, Edward Eugene. “British and American Policy toward Italian Territorial Claims in the First World War.” 1996. Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest.
  • Kelly, James R. Jr. “The Confederate Ironclad Program and the Defense of the West.” 1993. Chair: Dr. William K. Scarborough.
  • Kimball, Larry Scott. “British Volunteers in World War I: Changing Attitudes and Perceptions”. 1997. Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest.
  • Lazenby, Kaci Joanne. “A New Road to Peace? Jimmy Carter’s Middle East Diplomacy: The Break-Up of Pan-Arabism and a New Cold War Balance of Power.” 2010. Chair: Dr. Heather Stur.
  • Loicano, Martin. “An Analysis of the Failure of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces.” 2002. Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest.
  • Monday, Steve. “The Troubled Color Line: Race Relations in Jackson, Mississippi during World War II.” 1998. Chair: Dr. Neil R. McMillen.
  • McDonald, Sam Dawson. “The Civil Thorn: Congressman Ross Collins and the American Military, 1921-1943.” 1995. Chair: Dr. Kenneth G. McCarty.
  • McGrew, Matthew Robert. “Beneath the Surface: American Culture and Submarine Warfare in the 20th Century.” 2011. Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest.
  • McLain, Robert A. “At His Majesty’s Request: The Indian Army Corps on the Western Front, 1914-1915.” 1994. Chair: Dr. L. Margaret Barnett. 
  • Nicholls, Nancy Nicole. “The Last Victorian Knight: A Study of T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt.” 2011. Chair: Dr. Amy Milne-Smith.
  • O’Connor, Patrick Joseph. “To Destroy or Create: American Occupation Policy for Japan, 1945-1952.” 1993. Chair: Dr. Kenneth G. McCarty.
  • Obinalli, Obinalli Kelechi. “American Foreign Policy and the Internalization of the Biafran War, 1967-1970.” 2008. Chair: Dr. Deanne S. Nuwer.
  • Overby, Lee T. “The Most Horrible War: The Impact of Technology, Logistics, and Disease on the Anglo-Asante War of 1873-4.” 2004. Chair: Dr. James Patterson Smith.
  • Patterson, Steven. “The Forgotten Army: Morale Problems of the British Fourteenth Army in India during World War II.” 1995. Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest.
  • Riotto, Angela Maria. “Furnish the Balance: The 1863 Roots of Hard War Strategy in the American Civil War.” 2012. Chair: Dr. Susannah Ural.
  • Seal, Stephanie Anne. “Victims of Liberty: Virginia’s Response to Loyalists and Loyalism in Williamsburg, 1770 – 1781,” 2013. Chair: Dr. Kyle F. Zelner
  • Snell, William Halsey Jr. “Union and Confederate Treatment of Prisoners of War during the American Civil War.” 1992. Chair: Dr. William K. Scarborough.
  • Spencer, David Brett. “Sword of Ulysses: The Unconditional Surrender Doctrine and the Rise of American Imperialism.” 2000. Chair: Dr. Kenneth G. McCarty.
  • Stewart, Jason Andrew. “Comforting the Vanquished: A History of the Beauvoir Soldiers’ Home.” 2004. Committee Chair: Dr. William K. Scarborough.
  • Stewart, Paula.  “Villain of the Peace: The Career and Image of James Longstreet in Southern History.” 1995. Chair: Dr. William K. Scarborough.
  • Thomas, Jonathan Daniel. “A Manufactured Rebellion: An Assessment of the Seizure of the West Florida Convention and the 1810 West Florida Rebellion.” 2009. Chair: Dr. Brian LaPierre.
  • Tuepker, John Lee. “The Effects of World War II on Blacks in Harrison County, Mississippi.” 1993. Chair: Dr. Neil R. McMillen.
  • Urbanak, Anthony Otis. “The Changing Nature of the Army As Seen Through the Lens of Enlisted Personnel Recruitment.” 2009. Chair: Dr. Michael Neiberg.
  • Walters, Andrew Howard. “Initiative in Command: The Learning Curve in the British Army during World War I.” 2003. Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest.
  • Ward, Samuel Howard. “Jackson’s Flying Dutchmen: The Significance of the Royal Netherlands Military Flying School,” 2014. Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest.
  • Wedding, Stephen E. “Sherman’s Meridian Expedition: Modern Warfare in Mississippi.” 1991. Chair: Dr. William K. Scarborough
  • Williams, Benjamin Shawn. “Stuck in the Middle: Kentucky Politics and the Confederate Invasion of 1862.” 1998. Chair: Dr. James Patterson Smith.
  • White, Ruth Poe. “A Tale of Two Cities: Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi during the American Civil War,” 2014. Chair: Dr. Susannah Ural.
  • Wilson, L. B. “Perception and Realities of the Irish Republican Army during the Second World War,” 2012. Chair: Dr. Andrew Wiest.
  • Vaughn, WA. “The Black Militia in the Battle of New Orleans”. 1993. Chair: Dr. John Guice.
  • Zhang, Kemin. “Why They Fought?— An Analysis of the Motives of Non-slaveholding Whites toward the Civil War.” 1993. Chair: Dr. William K. Scarborough.