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"We Hid Books in Bags of Sugar": South African Histories in Opposition
In this thesis on teacher resistance to apartheid in South Africa, I argue that teaching against the prescribed curriculum constituted a form of subversion to the National Party-led government. Students, teachers and parents ...
Power in Schism
Und heilig ist der Sieg im Streit : Die interkonfessionelle Ehe als Streitmittel im Restaurationspreußen
In a society where one s religion represented one s identity, the decision of the Congress of Vienna (1815) to give the catholic regions of the Rhineland and Westphalia to protestant Prussia was a politically expedient ...
Conquest, Empire, Impact, and Context: The Early Islamic Empire in a Medieval World System
The expansion of the early Islamic Empire has long been associated with the Fall of the West and the End of Antiquity. In fact, in his thesis, Henri Pirenne argued in 1939 that the seventh-century Islamic conquests solidified ...
Economic, Social, and Political Protest in Indian Nationalism: Writings and Speeches of Dadabhai Naoroji, Aurobindo Ghose, and Bipin Chandra Pal
This history thesis analyzes the economic, political, and social ideas of Dadabhai Naoroji, Aurobindo Ghose, and Bipin Chandra Pal, as shown through their writings and speeches. Dadabhai Naoroji was part of the generation ...
"Rhodes Must Fall": Student Activism and the Politics of Memory at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
Launched at the University of Cape Town on March 9, 2015, the Rhodes Must Fall movement is a student-led initiative that advocated for the removal of the statue of Cecil John Rhodes from the University’s upper campus. The ...
Mount Holyoke, We Pay Thee Devotion: Ritual and the Collegiate Religion at MHC
“Mount Holyoke College is a cult.” This phrase, undoubtedly familiar to most MHC students, refers to the intricacies of College traditions which mark events as singular as graduation and mundane as ascending the Library ...