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Dissertations

Completing a dissertation in History at the University of Georgia is a requirement for completing the Ph.D. degree, but it is also a declaration of mastery of the research and writing skills required to be a professional historian. Students who complete dissertations in History at UGA have, in effect, written a "first draft" of a publishable scholarly book, and qualify themselves for faculty positions in post-secondary education. All dissertations demonstrate creativity and insight on the part of the author, while also contributing important knowledge to historical understanding. Some examples of in-progress dissertations and completed dissertations (scroll down to view) by UGA doctoral students are listed below, demonstrating the diversity and strength of the program's research interests and contributions.

In Progress

Derek Bentley, "Cultivating the North American Consensus: Organized Business, Transnational Cultural Politics, and the Rise of Market Values in Mexico"
    Advisor: Dr. Pamela Voekel
Dillon Carroll, "The Scourge of War: Injury and Suffering in the American Civil War "
    Advisor: Dr. Stephen Berry
Alisha M. Cromwell, "To Market, To Market: Atlantic World Women, African Trading Practices, and Gender in the American South"
    Advisor: Dr. Allan Kulikoff
Christina L. Davis, "Reconstructing Black Education: Teachers' Impact on Student Learning in the Post-bellum South"
    Advisor: Dr. Ronald E. Butchart
Laura J. Davis, "Vexed Waters: Confederate Naval Warfare Along the Lower Mississippi, 1861-1865"
    Advisor: Dr. Stephen Berry
Angela Esco Elder, "Grieving for a Nation: The Emotional Politics of Confederate Widowhood"
    Advisor: Dr. Stephen Berry
Ashton Ellett, "Recasting Conservatism: Georgia Republicans and the Transformation of Southern Politics since World War II"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb
Franklin Forts, "Troubled Manhood: The Construction of African-American Masculinity, 1965-2000"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb
Daleah Goodwin, "'A Torch in the Valley': The Life and Work of Miss Hallie Quinn Brown"
    Advisor: Dr. Diane Batts Morrow
Matthew Hulbert, "Guerrilla Memory: Irregular Recollections from the Civil War Borderlands"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe
Kylie A. Hulbert, "'Vigorous & Bold Operations': The Times and Lives of Privateers in the Atlantic World During the American Revolution"
    Advisor: Dr. Peter C. Hoffer
Jun Suk Hyun, "Behind the Storm: Making a New Alliance in Post-Armistice Korea"
    Advisor: Dr. William W. Stueck
Timothy Johnson, "Growth Industry: Unearthing the Origins of Fertilizer-Fueled Agriculture in America, 1865-1950"
    Advisor: Dr. Shane Hamilton
Jason Kirby, "Overthrowing Tashkent: The Demise of the Soviet-American Consensus Over the Asian Subcontinent Following the Second Kashmir War"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb
Kevin Krause, "In a Different 'State' of Mind: Benjamin Tillman and the Transformation of State Government in South Carolina, 1885-1895"
    Advisor: Dr. Stephen Berry
Samuel McGuire, "East Tennessee's Grand Army: Union Veterans, Race, and Reconciliation, 1884-1913"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe
Kathi Nehls, "Red-Tape Fraternities: Bureaucratic Networks, Health Policy, and the Development of Administrative Capacities in the American West, 1900-1939"
    Advisor: Dr. Paul S. Sutter
Robert Poister, "Borders, Blockades, and Black Markets: Smuggling and Economic Chaos in the Confederate South"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe
Leah Richier, "Domestic Tragedy: Family Violence in the Postwar South"
    Advisor: Dr. Stephen Berry
Susan Riley, "TBA"
    Advisor: Dr. John Morrow,Jr.
Katherine E. Rohrer, "Missionary Expressions of White Southern Women from the Age of Slavery through the Age of Imperialism, 1830-1930"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe
David Thomson, "TBA"
    Advisor: Dr. Stephen Berry
Kathryn Tucker, "'Betwixt and Between': Race, Law, and Community in the Jim Crow South"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb
James Wall, "TBA"
    Advisor: Dr. Robert A. Pratt
Jennifer Wunn, "Between Protest and Passivity: Catholic Communities in the Kulturkampf"
    Advisor: Dr. Laura Mason
Kevin Young, "Fatal Encounters: TheMurder of Gladys Kinkaid and the Lynching of Broadus Miller"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe

2014

Keri Leigh Merritt, "A Second Degree of Slavery: How Black Emancipation Freed the South's Poor Whites"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb
James (Trae) Welborn, "Drinkin', Fightin', Prayin': The Southern White Male in the Civil War Era"
    Advisor: Dr. Stephen Berry

2013

Joshua Haynes, "Patrolling the Border: Theft and Violence on the Creek-Georgia Frontier, 1770-1796"
    Advisor: Dr. Claudio Saunt
Michael Howell, "Agricultural Constructions: The State, Infrastructure, and Agricultural Change in Bavaria before the FirstWorld War"
    Advisor: Dr. John Morrow,Jr.
Stephen Huggins, "The Mask of Grotius: The United States' Use of Terror and Civilian Violence as Policy, from Its Colonial Origins to World War II"
    Advisor: Dr. John Morrow,Jr.
Jason Manthorne, "As You Sow: Culture, Agriculture, and the New Deal"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb
Tore Olsson, "Agrarian Crossings: The American South, Mexico, and the Twentieth-Century Remaking of the Rural World"
    Advisor: Dr. Shane Hamilton
Kyle Osborn, "Masters of Fate: Efficacy and Emotion in the Civil War South"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe

2012

Christopher Huff, "With a Rebel Yell: Social and Political Activism in Atlanta, 1960-1980"
    Advisor: Dr. Robert A. Pratt
LaShonda Mims, "Lesbian History in Charlotte and Atlanta"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb
Tom Okie, "Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia': Culture and Agriculture in the American South"
    Advisor: Dr. Paul S. Sutter
Lesley-Anne Reed, "Paper Men: The Building of a Pine and Paper Empire in Savannah, Georgia, and the Promises of Industrial Order in the New South"
    Advisor: Dr. Stephen Berry
Hayden Smith, "Rich Swamps and Rice Grounds: The Specialization of Inland Rice Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1670-1861"
    Advisor: Dr. Paul S. Sutter
Zachary Smith, "Frenzied Liberty: American Propaganda and the Politics of Fear, 1914-1919"
    Advisor: Dr. John Morrow,Jr.

2011

Thomas Chase Hagood, "Clearing the Thickets: The Cultural Politics of Place-Making in the Frontier South"
    Advisor: Dr. Allan Kulikoff
Christopher Lawton, "Georgia Imagined, Georgia Illustrated: Reading the Landscape, 1717-1859"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe
Robert Neil Smith, "'An Evil Day in Georgia' The Executions of Clifford Thompson and Hugh Moss and The Death Penalty in Georgia"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb

2010

James Gigantino, "Freedom and Unfreedom in 'The Garden of America': Slavery and Abolition in New Jersey, 1770-1857"
    Advisor: Dr. Allan Kulikoff
Darren Grem, "The Blessings of Business: Corporate America and Conservative Evangelicalism in the Sunbelt Age, 1945-2000"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb
    Notes: Recipient of the 2011 Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the Humanities, UGA Graduate School
Irene V. Holliman Way, "Urban Renewal in the 'City Too Busy': Transforming Downtown Atlanta, 1945-2000"
    Advisor: Dr. Paul S. Sutter
Mao Lin, "Guns and Butter: Sino-American Relations and the Diplomacy of Modernization, 1966-1981"
    Advisor: Dr. William W. Stueck
Christopher Manganiello, "Dam Crazy with Wild Consequences: Artificial Lakes and Natural Rivers in the American South, 1845-1990"
    Advisor: Dr. Paul S. Sutter
Ichiro Miyata, "'Setting Atlanta in Motion': Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority and the Making and Unmaking of a Middle Class City, 1946-1996"
    Advisor: Dr. Bryant Simon
Kenneth Shefsiek, "The Creation and Preservation of a Hudson Valley Community"
    Advisor: Dr. Allan Kulikoff
Drew Swanson, "Land of the Bright Leaf: Yellow Tobacco, Environment, and Culture along the Border of Virginia and North Carolina"
    Advisor: Dr. Paul S. Sutter

2009

Mary Ella Engel, "Praying with One Eye Open: Mormons and Murder in Nineteenth-Century Georgia"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe
John Paul Hill, "A.B. 'Happy' Chandler and the Politics of Civil Rights"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb
Robert Luckett, "Yapping Dogs: Joe T. Patterson and the Limits of Massive Resistance"
    Advisor: Dr. Robert A. Pratt
Barton Myers, "'Rebels against a Rebellion': Southern Unionists in Secession, War, and Remembrance"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe
Steve Nash, "The Extremest Conditions of Humanity: Emancipation, Conflict, and Progress in Western North Carolina, 1865-1880"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe
Solomon K. Smith, "'A profound secret in the breast of a very few': Industrial Ventures in the Chesapeake Region, 1720-1820"
    Advisor: Dr. Peter C. Hoffer
Min Song, "Economic Normalization: Sino-American Relations from 1971 to 1980"
    Advisor: Dr. William W. Stueck

2008

George Justice, "Conventional Wisdom: Georgia State Constitutional Conventions and The Transformation of Nationalism from Republic to Modern American State, 1777-1877"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe
Albert Way, "Burned To Be Wild: Science, Society, and Ecological Conservation In The Southern Longleaf Pine"
    Advisor: Dr. Paul S. Sutter

2007

John Hayes, "Hard, Hard Religion: Faith and Class in the New South"
    Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Clark
Duncan Maysilles, "Ducktown Smoke: Environment, Law, and the Supreme Court's First Air Pollution Case, 1832-1918"
    Advisor: Dr. Peter C. Hoffer
Keira Williams, "'In a Lake of Fire': Cultural Constructions of the Susan Smith Case, 1994-1995"
    Advisor: Dr. Bryant Simon

2006

Judkin Browning, "When Worlds Collide: The Myriad Effects of Occupation in the American Civil War"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe
Bruce E. Stewart, "Moonshiners on our Mind: Illicit Distilling, Prohibition, and Identity in Western North Carolina, 1791-1908"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe
Bo Ram Yi, "GIs and Koreans: The Making of the First ROK-US Status of Forces Agreement, 1945-1966"
    Advisor: Dr. William W. Stueck

2005

Daniel Lewis Breen, "Nat Turner's revolt"
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas
Douglas Fenton Mann, "Becoming Creole"
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Kwass
Denise E. Wright, "Civil War and Reconstruction Welfare Programs for Georgia's White Poor: The State, the Freedmen's Bureau, and Northern Charity, 1863-1868"
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas

2004

Ras Michael Brown, "Crossing Kalunga: West-Central Africans and their Cultural Influence in the South Carolina-Georgia Lowcountry"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe
James Conrad Giesen, "The South's Greatest Enemy? The Cotton Boll Weevil and Its Lost Revolution, 1892-1930"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb
Elizabeth Gillespie (McRae), "Raising Jim Crow: White Southern Women and the Politics of White Supremacy"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb
Elisabeth Griffith-Hughes, "The Mighty Experiment: The Transition from Slavery to Freedom in Jamaica"
    Advisor: Dr. Peter C. Hoffer
Alexander S. Macaulay, "Tradition vs. Change: The United States and the Citadel, 1945-95"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb
Justin A. Nystrom, "Redeemer's Carnival"
    Advisor: Dr. James C. Cobb

2003

Richard Byers, "Power and Initiative in 20th-Century Germany: The Case of Hugo Junkers"
    Advisor: Dr. John Morrow,Jr.
John Robert Keeling, "Planters and the Culture of Commerce in Antebellum Louisiana: The Case(s) of John Fitz Miller"
    Advisor: Dr. Peter C. Hoffer
Glenda Bridges Mitchell, "Spirit-filled Women : Louisiana's United Pentecostal Church International and Modern American Culture"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe
Tao Peng, "The Foundation of Renegotiation of U.S.-Japan Security Treaty in 1960"
    Advisor: Dr. William W. Stueck

2002

Frederick Beck Gates, "Building the Empire State of the South: Political Economy in Georgia, 1800-50"
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas
James Patrick McCarthy, "Commerce and college"
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas

2001

Michael Todd Bennett, "Reel Relations: Culture, Diplomacy, and the Grand Alliance, 1939-1946"
    Advisor: Dr. William W. Stueck
Erik Scott Benson, "The man without a country"
    Advisor: Dr. William M. Leary
Bradley Lynn Coleman, "The Colombian-American Alliance: Colombia's Contribution to U.S. -Led Multilateral Military Efforts 1938-1953"
    Advisor: Dr. William W. Stueck
Jennifer Lynn Gross, "'Good Angels': Confederate Widowhood and the Reassurance of Patriarchy in the Postbellum South"
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas
Mark Andrew Huddle, "The paradox of color : mixed race Americans and the burden of history"
    Advisor: Dr. William McFeely
Peter N. Moore, "This World of Toil and Strife: Land, Labor, and the Making of an American Community, 1750-1805"
    Advisor: Dr. Peter C. Hoffer
Evan R. Ward, "An Irrigated Oasis: The Transformation of the Colorado River Delta"
    Advisor: Dr. Lester Langley
Karin Lorene Zipf, "Apprenticeship, Family, and the Politics of Reconstruction in North Carolina"
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas

2000

C. Craig Brashear, "Election Ground: Place, Markets, and Class in East Tennessee's Second American Party System"
    Advisor: Dr. John Inscoe

1999

David Howell McGee, "'On the Edge of the Crater': The Transformation of Raleigh, North Carolina During the Civil War Era"
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas
John Christopher Schutz, "'Going to Hell to Get the Devil': The 'Charlotte Three' Case and the Decline of Grassroots Activism in 1970s Charlotte, North Carolina"
    Advisor: Dr. William McFeely

1998

Jonathan Dean Sarris, "'Hellish Deeds' In a Christian Land: Southern Mountain Communities at War, 1861-1865"
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas
Theresa Anne Wright, "Title Beyond four Square Walls: Home Demonstration Work with Rural Tennessee Women, 1909-1929"
    Advisor: Dr. Bryant Simon

1997

John Rodman, Jr. Andrew, "'Valuable to the Citizen as to the Soldier': Republicanism and Militarianism in Southern Military Schools, 1839-1915"
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas
Mark Walter Clark, "Intellectual Leadership and Cultural Renewal in Post-World War II Germany: Friedrich Meinecke, Thomas Mann and Karl Jaspers"
    Advisor: Dr. David Roberts
Xixiao Guo, "The Climax of Sino-American Relations 1944-1947"
    Advisor: Dr. William M. Leary
John Howard LaValle, "Military Professionalsim and the Realities of War: German Officers Training in the Great War"
    Advisor: Dr. John Morrow,Jr.
Jennifer Carol Lund Smith, "''Twill take some time to study when I get Over': Verieties of African American Education in Reconstruction Georgia"
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas

1996

Carol Sue Ebel, "First Men: Changing Patterns of Leadership on the Virginia and Georgia Frontiers, 1642-1815"
    Advisor: Dr. Peter C. Hoffer
Diane Batts Morrow, "The Oblate Sisters of Providence: Issues of Black and Female Agency in Their Antebellum Experience 1828-1860"
    Advisor: Dr. William McFeely

1995

Lesley Jill Gordon, "'Days of Darkness and Blood': George and Lasalle Pickett and the American Civil War"
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas
ary Hershberger, "To The Shores of Vietnam: Citizen Diplomacy and the Second Indochina War"
    Advisor: Dr. William W. Stueck

1994

Deborah Kim Dawson, "From Paternalism to Corporate Capitalism: Industrial Leadership in Georgia's Cotton Textile Industry, 1900-1935"
    Advisor: Dr. William F. Holmes

1993

Jonathan M. Bryant, "'A Country Where Plenty Should Abound': Race, Law, and Markets in Greene Bounty, Georgia, 1850-1885"
    Advisor: Dr. William McFeely
Glenn Thomas Eskew, "But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle"
    Advisor: Dr. Numan V. Bartley

1992

Carolyn Terry Bashaw, "'We Who Live Off On The Edges':Deans of Women at Southern Coeducational Institutions And Access to the Community of Higher Education, 1907-1960"
    Advisor: Dr. Jean Friedman

1991

Glenna Ruth Schroeder-Lein, "Waging A War Behind the Lines: Samuel Hollingsworth Stout and Confederate Hospital Administration in the Army of Tennessee."
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas
Brian Steel Wills, "Bedford Forrest, 2 Vols."
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas

1990

Randall Lee Patton, "'Southern Liberals and the Emergence of a 'New South,' 1938-1950"
    Advisor: Dr. Numan V. Bartley
Thomas Webster Richey, "The Virginia State Convention of 1861 and Virginia Secession."
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas

1988

James Russell Duncan, "Rufus Brown Bullock, Reconstruction, and the 'New South' 1834-1907: An Exploration into Race, Class, Party, and the Corruption of the American Creed"
    Advisor: Dr. Emory Thomas
Leann Grabavoy, "Joseph Alsop and American Foreign Policy: The Journalist As Advocate"
    Advisor: Dr. William W. Stueck

1987

Clive Raymond Hallman, "The Vestry as a Unit of Local Government In Colonial Virginia"
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon
Christopher W. Phillips, "'Negroes and Other Slaves': The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860"
    Advisor: Dr. William McFeely

1986

Lee Ann Caldwell Swann, "'Land of Their Own: Land Grants to Women in the Lower Colonial South'"
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon

1984

Elmer Lanier Clark, "Boncompagno Da Signa: The Ysagoge"
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph Berrigan
Nancy Smith Midgette, "The Role of the State Academies of Science in the Emergence of the Sicientific Profession in the South, 1883-1983"
    Advisor: Dr. Lester Stephens

1983

John Washington Swails III, "Austen Henry Layard and the Near East, 1839-1880."
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones

1982

Richard Gordon Martin, "The Okinawa Factor in U.S.-Japanese post-World War II Relations"
    Advisor: Dr. James H. Buck
Charles Edgar Sharp, "Some Southern Perceptions of the United Nations as an Instrument for Achieving Peace and Security, 1945-1947."
    Advisor: Dr. Lester Langley
Albert Colbey Smith, "Down Freedom's Road: The Contours of Race, Class, and Property Crime in Black-Belt Georgia, 1866-1910."
    Advisor: Dr. William F. Holmes
Michael Vaughn Woodward, "Ellis Merton Coulter and the Southern Historiographic Tradition"
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Wynes

1981

John Kenneth Derden, "The British Embassy in Paris in 1848"
    Advisor: Dr. Warren F. Spencer
Lon Devere Marlowe III, "The Roots of McCarthyism: The House of Representatives and Internal Security Legislation, 1945-1950"
    Advisor: Dr. Victor S. Mamatey
David Daniel Potenziani, "Look to the Past: Richard B. Russell and the Defense of Southern White Supremacy."
    Advisor: Dr. Gilbert C. Fite
LeAnn Carpenter Thurmond, "Marci Hieronymi Vidae Cremonensis Albae episcopi Ad Philippum Austrium Hispaniarum regem oratio"
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph Berrigan

1980

Bill Sim Caldwell III, "The French Socialists' Attitudes Toward the Use of Nuclear Weapons, 1945-1978."
    Advisor: Dr. Victor S. Mamatey
Norman Miller Cary, "The Use of the Motor Vehicle in the United States Army, 1899-1939."
    Advisor: Dr. Lee Kennett
Thomas Roger Heysek, "The Battle of Metz, France, 1944"
    Advisor: Dr. Earl F. Ziemke
Lewis Nicholas Wynne, "Planter Politics in Georgia, 1860-1890."
    Advisor: Dr. Charles R. Crowe

1979

Charles Lawrence Cox, "The Allied Commission and the Creation of the Second Austrian Republic"
    Advisor: Dr. Earl F. Ziemke
Danny Shiu-Lam Paau, "Visions of Civilization: National Images of England and France among Chinese Journalists, 1895-1919"
    Advisor: Dr. Thomas Ganschow
Von Vernon Pittman, "Senator Patrick A. McCarran and the Politics of Containment."
    Advisor: Dr. Lester Langley

1978

Porter Randall Blakemore, "Manstein in the Crimea: The Eleventh Army Campaign, 1941-1942"
    Advisor: Dr. Earl F. Ziemke
Stephen Joseph Karina, "With Flaming Sword: The Reactionary Rhetoric of Thomas Dixon"
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Wynes
David Earl Nunn, "Great Britain and the Armenian Crisis, 1912-1914."
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Thomas Lynwood Powers, "The United States Army and the Washington Conference, 1921-1922"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Gregory Lee Taylor, "The South Carolina Judiciary, 1669-1769."
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon

1977

Robert Rhodes Crout, "The Diplomacy of Trade: The Influence of Commercial Considerations on French Involvement in the Angloamerican War of Independence, 1775-1778"
    Advisor: Dr. Lee Kennett
James M. Gifford, "The African Colonization Movement In Georgia, 1817-1860"
    Advisor: Dr. F. Nash Boney
John Martin Harr III, "The Russian Menace: Baltic German Publicists and Russophobia In World War I Germany"
    Advisor: Dr. Victor S. Mamatey
William Lester Ketchersid, "The Maturing of the Presidency, 1877-1889"
    Advisor: Dr. James W. Anderson
Herbert Garrettson Schoonmaker, "United States Military Forcesin the Dominican Crisis of 1965."
    Advisor: Dr. Lester Langley
John M. Theilmann, "A Study of the Canonization of Political Figures in England by Popular Opinion, 1066-1509."
    Advisor: Dr. James W. Anderson

1976

Raymond C. Bailey, "The Right of Petition in Eighteenth Century Virginia"
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon
Gerald Lee Cates, "A Medical History of Georgia: The First Hundred Years, 1733-1833."
    Advisor: Dr. Horace Montgomery
Joseph A. Cote, "Clarence Hamilton Poe: Crusding Editor, 1881-1964"
    Advisor: Dr. William F. Holmes
James Martin Grant, "Legislative Factions In Georgia, 1754-1798: A Socio-Political Study"
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon
Roger A. Martin, "John J. Zubly: Preacher, Planter, And Politician"
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon
Pamela Alice Morris, "The Concept of Bienfaisance And The Aristocracy of Eighteenth-Century France."
    Advisor: Dr. Lee Kennett
Theda Perdue, "Slavery and the Evolution of Cherokee Society, 1540-1866."
    Advisor: Dr. Charles R. Crowe

1975

James C. Cobb, "Politics in a New South City: Augusta, Georgia, 1946-1971"
    Advisor: Dr. Numan V. Bartley
Donald E. Collins, "Disloyalty and Renunciation of United States Citizenship By Japanese Americans During World War II"
    Advisor: Dr. Horace Montgomery
John Harold Jr. Dennis, "Parliament and the West Indian Economy 1841-1854"
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Thomas G. Dyer, "Theodore Roosevelt and the Idea of Race"
    Advisor: Dr. Charles R. Crowe
John Carver Edwards, "Patriots in Pin Stripe: Men of the National Security League, 1914-1942"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Jane Walker Herndon, "Eurith Dickinson Rivers: A Political Biography."
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Wynes
Janet Marie Waters Owens, "The Negro In Georgia During Reconstruction 1864-1872: A Social History"
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Wynes

1974

Fred Pierce Colvin, "The Portuguese Question in British Diplomacy, 1828-1830"
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Sue Ellen Green, "The Robert Patterson Family--Eminent Philadelphians, Scholars, And Directors of The United States Mint: 1743-1854"
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon
Anne Elizabeth Marshall, "Britain in India and China During the Administration of Governor-General Auckland, 1836-1842"
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
James Penn Whittenburg, "Backwoods Revolutionaries: Social Context and Constitutional Theories of the North Carolina Regulators, 1765-1771."
    Advisor: Dr. Aubrey C. Land
Paul Joseph Zingg, "Self-Interest and Self-Determination in United States Foreign Policy: America and the Maghrib a Test Case, 1917-1962."
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson

1973

Helen Callahan, "Thomas Wharton, Marquis of Wharton, 1648-1715: A Biography"
    Advisor: Dr. Robert McPherson
David Rogers Chestnutt, "South Carolina's Expansion Into Colonial Georgia 1730-1765."
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon
Charles Stephen Gurr, "Social Leadership and the Medical Profession in Antebellum Georgia"
    Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Coleman
Tammy Leigh Ingram, "The Age of Ambiguity: Responsible Government In Canada, 1840-1846"
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Harvey Hardaway Jackson, "General Lachlan McIntosh, 1727-1806: A Biography"
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon
Ronald Francis Reter, "The Real Versus the Rhetorical Theodore Roosevelt in Foreign Policy Making."
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Robert Monroe Ruff, "Orthodox, Realist, and Revisionist Interpretations of the Origins of the Cold War, 1962-1972."
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Donald Gregg Singer, "Confederate Atlanta."
    Advisor: Dr. F. Nash Boney

1972

Paul Douglas Bolster, "Civil rights movements in twentieth century Georgia"
    Advisor: Dr. Robert Griffith
George Ebert Campbell, "The Divergence of the Social and Biological Sciences Over Evolutionary Theory as Illustrated in Studies of Race."
    Advisor: Dr. Horace Montgomery
James Frederick Cook, "Politics and education in the Talmadge era: the controversy over the University System of Georgia, 1941-42"
    Advisor: Dr. Willard B. Gatewood
Mollie Camp Davis, "Quest for a new America: ferment in collegiate culture, 1921-1929"
    Advisor: Dr. Willard B. Gatewood
Ronald Allen Goldberg, "The Senate and Vietnam: a study in aquiescence"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Ted Carlton Harris, "Jennette Rankin: Suffragist, First Woman Elected to Congress, and Pacifist"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
John Henry Hicks, "The United States Centennial Exhibition of 1876"
    Advisor: Dr. Horace Montgomery
John Ezekiel Lancaster, "France and the United States, 18870-71: Diplomatic Relations During the Franco-Prussian War and the Insurrection of the Commune."
    Advisor: Dr. Warren F. Spencer
William Frederick Mugleston, "'Fruitful and disastrous years': the life of Julian LaRose Harris"
    Advisor: Dr. William F. Holmes
Kenneth Ross Nelson, "Socio-Economic Effects of the War of 1812 on Britain."
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Samuel Robert O'Dell, "The 1928 Psresidential Election in Georgia."
    Advisor: Dr. David E. Harrell
David Crawford Poteet, "The Nazi Youth Movement, 1920-1927."
    Advisor: Dr. Earl F. Ziemke
William George Pullen, "World War debts and United States foreign policy."
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Hartwell Lockhart Quinn, "Colonel Arthur Campbell, 1743-1811: a biography, by Hartwell L. Quinn."
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon
John Curtis Rasmussen, "The American Forces in Germany and Civil Affairs July 1919-January 1923."
    Advisor: Dr. Earl F. Ziemke
Despina Stratoudaki White, "Paramthitikai epistolai of Photios Patriarch of Constantinople."
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph Berrigan
Homer Edward Wright, "Diplomacy of Trade on the Southern Frontier: a Case Study of the Influence of William Panton and John Forbes, 1784-1817"
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon

1971

Lloyd Nelson Beecher, "The State Department and Liberia, 1908-1941: a heterogeneous record"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Glen Howard Coston, "The American reaction to the post-First World War search of France for security, 1919-1930: a periodical and period piece study."
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Carol Elaine Crowe, "Sir Philip Francis, 1740-1818: a biography."
    Advisor: Dr. Robert McPherson
James Larry Durrence, "Ambassador Clarence E. Gauss and United States relations with China, 1941-1944"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Ronald Watson Faircloth, "The impact of Andrew Jackson in Georgia politics, 1828-1840"
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph H. Parks
Elmer B. Fetscher, "Swiss Radicalism and the Liberalization of Baden, 1841-1843"
    Advisor: Dr. Earl F. Ziemke
William Edward Fischer, "Henry Cabot Lodge's concept of foreign policy and the League of Nations"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Richard S. F. Gay, "American fur seal diplomacy"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
George Lawrence Jones, "William H. Felton and the Independent Democratic Movement in Georgia, 1870-1890"
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Wynes
Philip Eldon Koerper, "The Pacific Cable: a Link in the Telegraphic Communications of the British Empire."
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Larry Waller Lupo, "The Abbe Ferdinando Galiani in Paris, 1759-1769"
    Advisor: Dr. Lee Kennett
Robert Eugene Perdue, "The Negro in Savannah, 1865-1900"
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Wynes
David Allen Perry, "The Argentine frontier; the conquest of the desert, 1878-1879"
    Advisor: Dr. Richard K. Murdoch
Raymond Charles Rensi, "Sam Jones: Southern Evangelist."
    Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Coleman
Thomas Ray Shurbutt, "United States chares d'affaires to Chile, 1835-1848."
    Advisor: Dr. Richard K. Murdoch
John Eddins Simpson, "A Biography of Howell Cobb"
    Advisor: Dr. F. Nash Boney
Frank Bedingfield Vinson, "Conservation and the South, 1890-1920."
    Advisor: Dr. Willard B. Gatewood

1970

Earl Wallace Cory, "The Unitarians and Universalists of the southeastern United States during the nineteenth century"
    Advisor: Dr. Horace Montgomery
Richard Charles Cusimano, "Albertino Mussato and the politics of early trecento Padua: a prehumanist in the transition from commune to signoria."
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph Berrigan
Lloyd Clay Dotson, "The diplomatic mission of Baron Hyde de Neuville to the United States, 1816-1822"
    Advisor: Dr. Lee Kennett
Mark Edmund Dougherty, "The diplomacy of decadence; don Luis de Haro and the Peace of the Pyrenees."
    Advisor: Dr. Richard K. Murdoch
Harry Frank Farmer, "The hookworm eradication program in the South, 1909-1925."
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Wynes
Whittington Bernard Johnson, "Negro Laboring Classes in Early America, 1750-1820"
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon
Alandus Cordelle Johnson, "The Growth of Paine College: a Successful Interracial Venture, 1903-1946"
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Wynes
David Charles Needham, "William Howard Taft, the Negro, and the White South, 1908-1912"
    Advisor: Dr. Willard B. Gatewood
Neil James O'Connell, "Charles Montagu, earl of Halifax (1661-1715): a biography"
    Advisor: Dr. Robert McPherson
Milton Laverne Ready, "An Economic History of Colonial Georgia, 1732-1754."
    Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Coleman
Kinsley Gird Romer, "Parliament and the death penalty during the age of reform."
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Richard Frank Saunders, "The Origin and Early History of the Society of the Cincinnati: the Oldest Hereditary and Patriotic Association in the United States."
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon
William Francis Sheppard, "The mid-19th Century Foundations for 20th Century Reforms in the British and American Foreign Services."
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
James Edward Southerland, "Mexican-United States Relations, 1857-1860: the Failure of Manifest Destiny."
    Advisor: Dr. Richard K. Murdoch
Edward Mayes Walters, "The 'partnership' philosophy: Australian-American Space-tracking Relations."
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Lance Williams, "Parliamentary General Enclosure from 1790 through the General Act of 1845."
    Advisor: Dr. Robert McPherson
Billy Hall Wyche, "Southern Attitudes Toward Industrial Unions, 1933-1941."
    Advisor: Dr. Willard B. Gatewood

1969

Henry Eugene Barber, "The history of the Florida Cross-State Canal."
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Wynes
Roderick Hiram Conrad, "Spanish-United States relations, 1868-1874"
    Advisor: Dr. Richard K. Murdoch
James Jerome Cooke, "Eugene Etienne and new French imperialism, 1880-1910"
    Advisor: Dr. Victor S. Mamatey
Stanley Kenneth Deaton, "Atlanta During the Progressive Era."
    Advisor: Dr. Durward Long
Joe Frank Decker, "Progressive reaction to selective service in World War I."
    Advisor: Dr. Willard B. Gatewood
Krissa Swain Dodd, "Unionism in Confederate Alabama"
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Wynes
Charles Lowell Downs, "Britain and the Council of Europe"
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Robert Burke Everett, "Race relations in South Carolina, 1900-1932"
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Wynes
John Olen Fish, "Southern Methodism in the progressive era: a social history"
    Advisor: Dr. Willard B. Gatewood
Jimmie Frank Gross, "Alabama politics and the Negro, 1874-1901"
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Wynes
James William Hagy, "The Quebec separatists: an American viewpoint"
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Patricia K. Hill, "The Jacobite Bishop of Rochester"
    Advisor: Dr. Robert McPherson
Lyman Andrew Hussey, "Anglo-Canadian relations during the Roosevelt era, 1901-1908"
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
James Arthur Irby, "Line of the Rio Grande: War and Trade on the Confederate Frontier, 1861-1865"
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph H. Parks
Byrle Acker Kynerd, "Law Enforcement and British Liberties During the Early Reform Period 1815-1837"
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Walter Earl Pittman, "Richmond P. Hobson, Crusader"
    Advisor: Dr. Willard B. Gatewood
Horace Calvin Wingo, "Race Relations in Georgia, 1872-1908."
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Wynes
Apostolos D. Ziros, "Cyprus in the United Nations Debates Since 1950."
    Advisor: Dr. Victor S. Mamatey

1968

Philip Charles Cook, "EFTA: the origins and history of the European Free Trade Association"
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
David Lee Hitchens, "Peace, world organization and the editorial philosophy of Hamilton Holt and The Independent magazine, 1899-1921"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Joseph Hugh Kitchens, "The Shearer Scandal and Its Origins: Big Navy Politics and Diplomacy in the 1920's"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Thomas Kenneth Lagow, "Tensions in the Triple Entente, as viewed from Paris and London, 1911-1914."
    Advisor: Dr. C. Jay Smith, Jr.
Ronald Wilson Long, "Religious revivalism in the Carolinas and Georgia, 1740-1805"
    Advisor: Dr. Melvin Herndon
Clement Charlton Moseley, "Invisible empire: a history of the Ku Klux Klan in twentieth century Georgia, 1915-1965"
    Advisor: Dr. Willard B. Gatewood
James Larry Odom, "Vicerory Abascal versus the Cortes of Cadiz."
    Advisor: Dr. Richard K. Murdoch
James Earl Wade, "Persia: Britain's Pawn in India's Defense, 1797-1841."
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones

1967

Walter Gerald Howell, "The origins and results of the Anglo-Persian War of 1856-57"
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Robert Neil Mathis, "Walter B. Hill: Chancellor, The University of Georgia, 1967"
    Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Coleman
Harold Vinson Synan, "The Pentecostal Movement in the United States."
    Advisor: Dr. Horace Montgomery

1966

Thomas Hodges Coode, "Georgia Congressmen and the New Deal, 1933-1938"
    Advisor: Dr. Willard B. Gatewood
Brian Craig Etheridge, "The Strange Hunger; a social history of pellagra in the South"
    Advisor: Dr. Horace Montgomery
William Thomas Jenkins, "Ante bellum Macon and Bibb County, Georgia"
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph H. Parks
Douglas Blake Kennedy, "French Projects for the Invasion of Ireland, 1796-1798"
    Advisor: Dr. Lee Kennett
Kell Freeman Mitchell, "Frank L. Polk and the Paris Peace Conference, 1919"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Wilfred C. Platt, "Egypt on the eve of the Great War."
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Jere William Roberson, "Construction Proposals for a Pacific Railroad, 1845-1860."
    Advisor: Dr. Horace Montgomery
Elizabeth Ann Ross, "Chile and its relations with the United States during the ministry of Thomas Henry Nelson, 1861-1866"
    Advisor: Dr. Richard K. Murdoch
John Harvey Saunders, "Diplomacy under difficulties: United States relations with Paraguay during the War of the Tripple Alliance."
    Advisor: Dr. Richard K. Murdoch
Patricia (Wesson) Wingo, "Clayton R. Lusk; a study of patriotism in New York Politics, 1919-1923."
    Advisor: Dr. Horace Montgomery

1965

Colin Frank Baxter, "Admiralty problems during the second Palmerston administration, 1859-1865"
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Troy Wayne Beasley, "Anglo-American relationsduring the second Gladstone administration, 1880-1885."
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Osmos Lanier, "Anti-annexationists of the 1890's"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Yur Bok Lee, "Diplomatic relations between Korea and the United States, 1882-1887: a study of foreign services of Minister Foote and Charge Foulk in Korea"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Ann Elizabeth O'Quinn, "British interests in Argentina and Paraguay during the first Gladstone administration."
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Fred Donald Ragan, "The New Republic: Red Hysteria and Civil Liberties."
    Advisor: Dr. Horace Montgomery
William Fred Ricketson, "A Puritan Approach to Manifest destiny: Case Studies from Artillery Election Sermons."
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Joe Foster Wilson, "An Evaluation of the Failure of the Tacna-Arica Plebiscitary Commission, 1925-1926."
    Advisor: Dr. Richard K. Murdoch
David Reid Woodward, "The West and the Containment of Russia, 1914-1923."
    Advisor: Dr. C. Jay Smith, Jr.

1964

John Bascom Bailey, "Some sources of American constitutionalism: a study in the history of ideas"
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph H. Parks
Virgil Sim Davis, "Stephen Elliott: a Southern bishop in peace and war"
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph H. Parks
Dale Hardy Peeples, "The Senate debate on the Philippine legislation of 1902"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson

1963

James William Campbell, "The Influence of the revolutions of 1848 on Great Britain."
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Ted Carageorge, "An Evaluation of Hoke Smith and Thomas E. Watson as Georgia reformers."
    Advisor: Dr. Horace Montgomery
Keller Cushing Freeman, "The Saints at War; a Study in Political Strategy, 1823-1833"
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
James David Griffin, "Savannah, Georgia, during the Civil War."
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph H. Parks
Carlton Luther Jackson, "A History of the Whig Party in Alabama, 1828-1860"
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph H. Parks
Eugene Thomas Kelly, "Lord Liverpool's Government, 1822-1827"
    Advisor: Dr. Wilbur D. Jones
Eric Russell Lacy, "Sectionalism in East Tennessee, 1796-1861."
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph H. Parks
Jack Constant Lane, "Leonard Wood and the Shaping of American Defense Policy, 1900-1920"
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson

1962

John Phillip Posey, "David Hunter Miller at the Paris Peace Conference, November, 1918-May, 1919."
    Advisor: Dr. J. Chalmers Vinson
Olive (Hall) Shadgett, "A History of the Republican Party in Georgia from Reconstruction through 1900."
    Advisor: Dr. Horace Montgomery

1961

Joe Baker Hill, "An Interpretation of the Ideas and Opinions of Charles Austin Beard"
    Advisor: Dr. C. Jay Smith, Jr.
Ernest Culloden Hynds, "Ante-bellum Athens and Clarke County, Georgia"
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph H. Parks
George Bill Leon, "Greece and the first great war: from neutrality to intervention"
    Advisor: Dr. C. Jay Smith, Jr.

1958

Derrell Clayton Roberts, "Joseph E. Brown and the New South."
    Advisor: Dr. E. Merton Coulter

1939

Horace Montgomery, "Party Developments in Georgia, 1846-1861"
    Advisor: Dr. E. Merton Coulter

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