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2020

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The USSR and The GDR: Mutual Collapse, Jessica M. Alessi

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The Life and Legacy of James I, King of England, Nicholas S. Arbaugh

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“Strike Up” and Mobilize the Band: Musical Activities in the United States Military During World War II, Max R. Bouchard

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Brexit, A Brief Historical Analysis, Amy E. Cantrell

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The Holodomor: A Tragic Famine or Genocide Against the Ukrainian Peoples?, Jordan C. Cerone

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The National Intelligencer Validating Cowardice: How a Washington D.C. Newspaper Redefined Defeat into Republican Victory, Wesley C. Cline

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The Komsomol Experience Under Stalin, Grace E. Gallagher

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The Silent Reich: Austria’s Failed Denazification, Henry F. Goodson

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"I Am Not A Prisoner of War": Agency, Adaptability, and Fulfillment of Expectations Among American Prisoners of War Held in Nazi Germany, Jessica N. Greenman

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Manly Mud: Portrayal of Masculinity in Infantry Units in World War Two as Seen in the Comics of Bill Mauldin, Aren G. Heitmann

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Cives Arma Ferant: Reconstructing Infantry Combat and Training in the European Theater of Operations, Phil R. Kaspriskie

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Elmer McKee: A Window into the Past, Erin H. Keener

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The 'Spanish Flu': A True Global Pandemic, Erin H. Keener

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Be Good: Hatred and Hope in the Letters of Gerald Koster, Steven M. Landry

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“Reds Driven Off”: the US Media’s Propaganda During the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, Steven M. Landry

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Bangor Revisited: Bishop Benjamin Hoadly and Enlightenment Ecclesiology, Christopher T. Lough

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"Here all seems security and peace!": How Brookeville, Maryland Became United States Capital for a Day, Lindsay R. Richwine

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Illusions of Grandeurs: Washingtonian Architecture as Seen by White and Black People of the Early Nineteenth Century, Lillian D. Shea

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Sport Under the Iron Curtain: Alliance, Defection, and Competition During the Cold War, Samuel A. Sheldon

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Night Falls, Fighters Fly: The Development and Evolution Of Navy Night Fighters In World War II, Mark A. Urbon

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“Peace for Our Time”: Past and Present Receptions of Neville Chamberlain’s Speech and the Munich Agreement, Erica L. Uszak

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Thinking of Home: The World War Two Letters of Gerald Koster, Erica L. Uszak

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The Great Wave: Margaret Thatcher, The Neo-liberal Age, and the Transformation of Modern Britain, John M. Zak

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Religious Schism: A Case Study of Social and Political Critique in Sāmoa, Alexis M. M. Zilen

2019

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"Ein Pakt mit dem Teufel": Leni Riefenstahl, Triumph of the Will, and the Nature of Guilt, Andrew O. Burns

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The Actions and Reactions of Trajan and Decebalus: A Brief Reconsidering of the Causation of the Dacian Wars, Wesley C. Cline

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Sororities at Gettysburg College During the Haaland Era, 1990-2004, Elizabeth C. Hobbs and Madeleine M. Neiman

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Education in Nazi Germany, Ian R. James

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Expansion and Acquisition: The Built Environment Under Gettysburg College President, Gordon Haaland, 1990 to 2004, Hannah M. Labovitz and Lillian Shea

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Drinks, Hijinks, and Policy Change: Fraternities at Gettysburg College in the Haaland Years (1990-2004), Lindsay R. Richwine and Lindsay K. Waller

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The Constant Struggle of Life and Death During the Siege of Leningrad, Anastasia N. Semenov

2018

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Gettysburg Cyclorama: A Digital Annotation, Rebecca A. Burak, Abigail A. Coakley, Francesca M. Costa, Andrew I. Dalton, Mattea H. Ghaffary, James T. Goodman, Carolyn Hauk, Benjamin T. Hutchison, Lucas J. Kiesel, Hannah M. Labovitz, Emma K. Lewis, Lucy A. Marks, Jeremy D. Porter, Benjamin M. Roy, Cameron T. Sauers, Lillian Shea, Isaac J. Scoop, Jonathan E. Tracey, Laurel J. Wilson, Abigail C. Winston, and Shannon R. Zeltmann

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A Monument to Culture and Achievement: The Samurai Suit of Armor and Katana at Gettysburg College, Carolyn Hauk

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Best of Intentions?: Rinderpest, Containment Practices, and Rebellion in Rhodesia in 1896, Brandon R. Katzung Hokanson

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Vietnam: A War with Two Fronts, Justin D. Winkel

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A Tradition of Bells: Glatfelter Bell and Hall, Shannon R. Zeltmann

2017

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"A Delirious Welcome to Anyone in Uniform:" The GI Experience in Paris, July - September 1944, Bridget E. Ashton

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"My Brigade suffered severely & behaved well" - Longstreet’s Attack of July 2nd and its Greater Memory, Jesse R. Campana

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Longstreet’s Attack from Seminary Ridge to the Rose Woods, Caitlin T. Connelly

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The Centennial of the Great War, Thomas J. Crafa

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Visual Culture Analysis of "The Last Ditch of the Chivalry, or a President in Petticoats", Sarah A. Hansen

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Visual Culture Project: Confederate War Etchings: Searching for Arms by Adalbert Johann Volck, Lynn B. Hatcher

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A Moment in History Relevant to the Modern Era, Brandon R. Katzung Hokanson

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Saving Grace on Feathered Wings: Homing Pigeons in the First World War, Brandon R. Katzung Hokanson

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Interpreting a Commemorative Landscape: The Eleventh Corps and Cemetery Hill, Bradley J. Klustner

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Rhapsody in Red, White and Blue: The Co-Evolution of Popular and Art Music in the United States during World War II, Douglas A. Kowalewski

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Religion and the State: The Influence of the Tokugawa on Religious Life, Thought, and Institutions, Savannah A. Labbe

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The Letters of Stewart Winfield Herman Jr. An American Pastor in Berlin, 1936-1941, Lucy A. Marks

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The Legend of the Wehrmacht’s “Clean Hands”: The Attempt to Remove Nazism from the German Military, Kenneth R. McCracken

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Bringing Stories to Life by Sharing Archival Material, Christina M. Noto

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"Avenging Furies": The Memoirs of American Women in the Philippines during the Second World War, Meghan E. O'Donnell

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A Gettysburg "Streetscape," North Washington Street in 1925, Zachary C. Polley and Andrew I. Dalton

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The Great War Then and Now: Reflections on America’s Declaration of War, Thomas S. Potter

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Neurasthenia, Robert Graves, and Poetic Therapy in the Great War, Juliette E. Sebock

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The World War II Letters of Richard Schade, Ashley N. Sonntag

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Captive Body, Free Mind: Euphrosinia Kersnovskaia, the Gulag, and Art Under Oppression, Laura G. Waters

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Interpreting a Commemorative Landscape: Culp's Hill and Spangler's Spring, Zachary A. Wesley

2016

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Uproar on Campus: Student Protests in the Vietnam War Era, Taylor N. Beck, Wesley J. Craft, Jonathan G. Danchik, Julia K. Deros, Melanie L. Fernandes, Madeleine L. Gaiser, Lynn B. Hatcher, Danielle E. Jones, Jeffrey L. Lauck, Kevin P. Lavery, Abigail E. Metheny, Samantha K. Misurell, Maxine Peskens, Brendan M. Raleigh, Savannah G. Rose, Kaylyn L. Sawyer, Justin E. Shapiro, Julia E. Sippel, Elizabeth A. Smith, Chris J. Sniezek, Meredith D. Staats, Meg A. Sutter, Jill Ogline Titus, and Megan E. McNish

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The Berlin Olympics: Sports, Anti-Semitism, and Propaganda in Nazi Germany, Nathan W. Cody

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A Different Way of Touring Europe, Abigail M. Currier

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Gettysburg College Through Time, Andrew I. Dalton

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Similar Experiences, Unique Perspectives: How Japanese American Experiences Influenced Their Participation During World War II, Julia K. Deros

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The Other 'VD': The Educational Campaign to Reduce Venereal Disease Rate During World War II, Madeleine L. Gaiser

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Battle for the People: Ideological Conflict between Soviet Partisans, the German Military, and Ukrainian Nationalists in Nazi-Occupied Ukraine, David L. Heim

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The RSHA Generation, Sean W. Hough

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Eisenhower and Montgomery: Strategy, Leadership, and Tension at the End of World War II, Bradley J. Klustner

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From the Ashes of Glory: The Rise and Fall of Jackson Ward, Jeffrey L. Lauck

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A Gettysburg Snapshot: N. Stratton Street in 1943, Andrew C. Nosti

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"We are Americans, too:" Interracial Relations in Detroit's Postwar Auto Industry, Andrew C. Nosti

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Stories Remembered, Stories Told: Women of Gettysburg College from 1965-1975, Christina M. Noto

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Turning Points: Women at Gettysburg College from 1965-1975, Christina M. Noto

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Education for Victory: An Analysis of Social Studies Education in American Secondary Schools during World War II, Rachael E. O'Dell

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The Historical and Political Roots of ISIS: A Failure of American Leadership, Benjamin R. Pontz

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Attacking Multiple Fronts: The Tuskegee Airmen as Pioneers of Military Integration, Kaylyn L. Sawyer

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Mussolini's Gladius: The Double-Edged Sword of Antiquity in Fascist Italy, Kyle W. Schrader

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A Coercive Courtship: German Awareness of and Responses to the Sudeten Germans, 1929-1934, Jesse E. Siegel

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Home Front to War Front: The Navy Nurse Corps During World War II, Amanda L. Thibault

2015

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The American National Exhibition and Kitchen Debates: How the World's Superpowers Portrayed the Events of the Summer of 1959 to Meet National Needs, Kevin D. Bardin

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Slavery and the Civil War: The Reflections of a Yankee Intern in Appomattox, Jonathan G. Danchik

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Timeline of Embellishments, Kira Gabriel

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SEATO Stumbles: The Failure of the NATO Model in the Third World, Louis T. Gentilucci

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The Bosnian Muslims and the Irish Perspective, Gabriel C. Kelly

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The First World War Letters of H.J.C. Peirs, Hugh John Chevallier Peirs

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He Was The Best of Kings; He Was the Worst of Kings: A Critique of the Literary Presentation of Richard I, Estelle Reed

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The Long Road: Eisenhower’s Inter-American Highway: The Path to Economic Investment, Political Stability, and Collective Security in Central America, Jacob A. Ross

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Assessing Reconstruction: Did the South Undergo Revolutionary Change?, Lauren H. Sobotka

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The "Unfinished Work:" The Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement, Megan A. Sutter

2014

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Facing the Apocalypse: Bomb Shelters and National Policy in Eisenhower’s Second Term, Angela A. Badore

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Keep this Hand of Mercy at its Work, Kyle A. Beldoch

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Banished from the Present: Musicians in Nazi Germany, Thomas G. Bennett

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A Surgeon’s Duty, Andrew P. Carlino

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The Ideal and the Real: Southern Plantation Women of the Civil War, Kelly H. Crosby

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Feed a Fighter, Abigail M. Currier

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Throwing the Switch: Eisenhower, Stevenson and the African-American Vote in the 1956 Election, Lincoln M. Fitch

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Germany and History in Flux: The Generational Changes in Approaching Germany's Past, Louis T. Gentilucci

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History Abroad: How Do Denmark and the U.S. Measure Up?, Louis T. Gentilucci

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Imperial Electioneering: The Evolution of the Election in the Holy Roman Empire from the Collapse of the Carolingians to the Rise of the Ottonians, Louis T. Gentilucci

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In Her Own Right: A Study of Freya von Moltke in the German Resistance 1940-1945, Sarah E. Hayes

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Raised 'em myself in my U.S. School Garden, Elizabeth K. Hunziker

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Growing Up in the Trenches: Fritz Draper Hurd and the Great War, S. Marianne Johnson