American and New England Studies

ANES Student Theses and Projects


Edward S. Allen, A Late Nineteenth Century Rural Community, 1992.

Hannah Ashley, Streets, Parks, Yards, and Houses, 1992.

Diane M. Aston, Converting the Choir: Terry Tempest Williams's Ecofeminist Challenge to Mormon Perspectives, 2004.

Rev. Elizabeth J. Bachelder, A Flame for their Souls: The Antislavery Work of Maine Women, 1838-1856, 2004.

John G. Bell III., The Maine Woods National Park Proposal:  Preservationist Presumption and the Greening of the Frontier, 2012.

Kevin Charles Belmonte, 'A Reckonable Writer’ Robert P. Tristram Coffin's place in Twentieth Century American Poetry, 2009.

Jennifer P. Blanchard, Her Object is Good: Ann S. Stephen and Portland Magazine, 1998.

Adrienne Briskey, A Home of Their Own:  The Congress of Clubs and Clubwomen of Western Pennsylvania in 1920s Pittsburgh, 2011.

Deborah Briskey, The American Eugenic Movement of the Early Twentieth Century:  Eugenic Sterilization of Society's Unfit and Pineland Hospital's Role, 2011.

Anatole Brown, Liminal Encounters and the Missionary Position: New England's Sexual Colonization of the Hawaiian Islands, 1778-1840, 2014.

John S. Burk, Unintentional Revolution: The Connecticut River Diversion Proposal and Massachusetts Water Supply Planning, 1997.

Connie Burns, Private Sphere/Public Sphere, 1993.

Sharon L.  Callahan, With Pencil in Hand, 1998.

Stanwyn Clough, Zion Upon a Hill: Portland's A.M.E. Zion Church and Social Uplift in the Progressive Era, 1994.

Jessica A. Cofelice, The Legro Burial Ground Archaeological Excavations and Funerary Hardware Analysis: A Shift in Nineteenth Century Mortuary Consumer Behavior in Rochester, New Hampshire, 2013.

Laura Anne Conley, Tracing a Trope:  The Making and Meanings of the Sick Woman in the American Literary Landscape, 2011.

Jill C. Cournoyer, Victorian Retreat to Amusement Capital: The Transformation of Old Orchard Beach, Maine at the Turn of the Century, 1996.

Nan Cumming, Fin De Siecle Diana: The New Woman Discovers the Maine Woods, 1996.

Denyse Marie Cunningham, Dictates of Deportment: Etiquette Books 1880-1900, 1995.

Kendrick Price Daggett, Rising in the East: Order and identity in the Mapping of a Maine Town During the Federal Period, 1999.

Benjamin F. DalPra, Poor TI Jean:  Mapping Jack Kerouac's America Heretical Cultural Geography and Identity in Selected Works, 2007.

Gabrielle A. Daniello, Ghost Street: The Restless World of Portland's India Street in the Early Twentieth Century, 2007.

Mary Drymon DeRose, The Devil in the Details: Evidence for the Affliction of Lyme Disease in Seventeenth Century Massachusetts, 2005.

Scott F. DeWolfe, Simply Shaker: The Rise and Development of Popular Images of the Shakers, 1991.

Mona Ann Ervin, The Diary of Susan Jumper, Revelations of a Rural Woman, 1844-1846, 1992.

P. Kevin Fahey, Work and Play: An Employee's View of the General Electric Employees Athletic Association, 1994.

Jacqueline Field, Silk and Society: Silk Manufacturers and Users 1870-1930, 1997.

Teresa M. Flanagan Mahns, Mourning on the Pejepscot, 1990.

Clare Forstile, "So Much More Than a Bar”:  The Shifting Meanings of Lesbian Identity at Sisters, a Local Bar, 2010.

Greg Gadberry, “A Contagion of Quakerism": The Society of Friends in Falmouth and Portland, Maine from the Settlement Through the Revolution, 1997.

Lisa Giguere, Making Connections: Community Building in Lewiston, Maine 1770-1815, 1996.

Holly K. Hurd, A Glorious Work: The Religious Revival in North Yarmouth, Maine, 1791-1793, 2013.

Arthur J. Johnson, Indian-White Identity Conflict and the American Revolution: the 1775 Expedition to Quebec and Indian Contact in the Borderland Region of Canada and Maine, 2004.

Thomas Buckley Johnson, Progress and Preservation in the Designed Environment, 2004.

Zoe B. Keefer-Norris, Indian Motifs at Maine Summer Camps, 2008.

Renee Diana Keul, From Broadway Beauties to Dishwashing Divas: Gender and Sex Ideals in the Saturday Evening Post, 2013.

Shirley LaBranche, Brother Can You Spare a Rhyme: Poetry of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1997.

Rebecca Lamet Lazure, For Sale:  Consumer Culture in Early Twentieth Century York County As Seen In The Advertising of the Eastern Star, 1900-1919, 2008.

Carolyn J. Lee, An Historical-Cultural Analysis of the Nautical Log of Katherine Thorndike Amesbury, 1995.

Paige S. Lilly, “Many Plans and Many Puzzles”: One Woman’s Self-Construction in Post-Victorian New England, 1997.

Elsbeth W. Mantler, Achieving a Better Understanding of the Future of the Maine Woods Through Local Art and the Writings of Henry David Thoreau, 2009.

Ellen Marlatt, Health, Beauty, and Identity on Account: The Female Consumer and The Apothecary in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1870-1890, 1997.

Drew Masterman, Real Yankees Root for the Red Sox; or The Emergence of a "Modern" New England Icon, 2002.

Stephen M. Matoian, Two Cultures, One Land: Native American Food Technology and English Exploration Settlement of New England, 1500-1650, 1995.

Kate E. McMahon, "A Sufficient Number": The African American Community of Peterborough in Warren, Maine, 2013.

Phyllis P. Medeiros, The Seeds and the Soil: The Planting of the Freewill Baptist Church in Hollis, Buxton and Gorham, Maine, 1780-1820, 1993.

Susan E. Melcher, Cycling Through American Landscapes, 2006.

Joanne Dollof Merrill, The Economy of a Tradition: The Importance of Basketmaking to the Survival of the Wabanaki Culture, 2004.

Lydia Y. B. Midwood, Christ Church Hospital, 1860-1900, 1999.

Rachel Miller, “Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans":  Americanization and Visual Culture in Portland, Maine, 2012.

Christi A. Mitchell, During Her Natural Life Accordingly:  The Widow's Third's and the Negotiating Space, Privacy, Family and Finance in York County, Maine 1783-1840, 2001.

Beverly Mobley, "Know Not the Hyphen:" Constructions of "Indian" Imagery, 2000.

Michelle Anais Morgan, Pictures of the Most Vulgarly Suggestive Sort: Imaging Deviance and the Female Body on Progressive Era Postcards, 2009.

John Mosher, No Greater Abomination: Ethnicity, Class, and Power Relations on Malaga Island, Maine, 1880-1912, 1991.

Molly Mulhern, I Get Little Time: Julie Palmer Smith, 19th Century Novelist, 1994.

Daniel G. Murphy, Creation of Ethnic Identity: St. Dominic's Parish Life, 2004.

Paula Nadeau, La Kermesse Parade: A Celebration of Franco-American Heritage Set in Contemporary Community Life, 1993.

Todd Alan Nicholson, Myth and Reality in the Nineteenth-Century Merchant Marine: The Case of John Griffin Dillingham, 2009.

Patricia A. Niles, Those Weaving Women: A Social History of Pre-Industrial Textile Production in Northern New England 1785-1830, 1994.

Craig S. Norman, Agent of Change: A Pre-Industrial Cultural Landscape Analysis in the Colonial Maine Frontier, 2000.

Kerry A. O’Brien, Consuming Interests: Class, Ethnicity, and Consumption in Biddeford, Maine, 1890-1915, 1993.

Robin O’Sullivan, The Economic Transformation and Historical Invention in 20th Century Freeport, Maine, 2004.

Rebecca M. Pritchard, The Life and Times of Jeremiah Hacker, 1801-1895, 2006.

Erica Quin-Easter, Singing in Another Voice: Exploring the Mystery of Multiculturalism with the American Slavic Choirs, 2005.

David L. Richards, Reconstructing the Boundaries of Community, 1991.

Allison L. Ryall, Hired Red Labor: Contract Laborers from Tsarist Russia, 1900-1917, 2008.

Marie Luisetti Sacks, Different Voices: Cultural and Class Diversity on the Maine Frontier 1760-1820, 2001.

Nova McConnico Seals, New England and the Sea: Representations of Maritime Identity and Heritage, 2004.

Elif Sinanoglu Armbruster, Housing the Self: Identity Construction and the Role of Houses in the Novels of Edith Wharton, 2000.

Michelle E. Smith, "But we've always been poor” Poverty and the New England Character, 1880-1915, 2009.

Yvonne A. Souliere, Education and Gender: The Misses Martin's School for Young Ladies, Portland, Maine, 1803-1834, 1993.

Carol C. Standish, Contexts for Change: Influences on Ogunquit's Emergence as an Art Colony, 1872-1922, 1996.

Gary R. Stevens, "Our Shangri-la": New England as Commodity at Ocean Point, 1876-1930, 2000.

Mark A. Stoffan, The Rangeley Lakes, 1860-1900: Tourism, Sporting Activity, and the Commodification of the Maine Woods Image, 1996.

Lynn Sullivan, The Economy of a Tradition: The Importance of Basket Making to the Survival of the Wabanaki Culture, 2002.

Kathryn Tremper, Reconfiguring Porgy: Reactions to a Racialized Text from Play to Opera to Hollywood Spectacular, 1999. 

Margaret Vose, Beachfront Property for Sale: An Analysis of our Relationship with Beaches, 2003.

Mary Anne Wallace, Days of Joy and Fear: Nineteenth Century New England Family Life at Sea, 1993.

David E. Weight, Words from the Woods: The Personal Narratives of Maine Deer Hunters, 1999.

Katherine Woodbury, Inside Knowledge: Votary Theory at Work, 2006.

Shu Zhang, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Domesticity in the Nineteenth Century, 1992.


Thomas Bennett, Vital Statistics, Historical Demography and Population Change in Cumberland, Maine: vital records as source documents for local history, 2007.

Deborah J. Blanchard, Raymond, Maine:  A Sense of Place, 1999.

Kristen Boettcher, What's in a Place Name? Geographic Information Science and its Use in Investigating Cultural Landscapes and the Forgotten History of Scotch Hill, Westbrook, Maine, 1885-1903, 2004.

Robert Boggs, An Analysis of Aspects of 1988 Archaeological Dig on the Isle of Shoals, 1990.

Elspeth Brown, Ritual and Community: The Maine Grange, 1992.

Jonathan Calavitta, Homo Ecologicus: A Collection of Poetry, 2008.

Susannah Clark, Exhibiting History: Rethinking Public Culture at Lowell's Boat Shop & Museum, Amesbury, Massachusetts, 2013.

Donna Damon, Tourism Transforms Chebeague:  A Blessing or a Curse?, 2011.

Anne Robinson Dolan, Surry, Maine, 1850-1880: A History of Four Neighborhoods Including a Guide to the Research and Composition of Local History, 1992.

Susan Myer Fahlgren Riley, Thomas Treadwell Stone and his Wife Laura Poor, 2005.

David Farrington, "The Only Security in All the World": The Camp Bera Plays of Edith Chaffee, 2006.

Hannah Jones, Playing House, 2007.

Michelle Kew, Francis Perkins: Private Faith, Public Policy, 2013.

Kathryn Kornacki, Almost Impossible to Put in Words: The Wartime Letters of Stanley Kornacki , 1942- 1945, 2008.

Kimberly MacIsaac, The Golden Age of Peaks Island Tourism, 1880-1920: An Exhibit and Historical Essay, 1994.

Karen Ogg, Unpacking a Store of Family Objects, 2009.

Wesley Rothermel, Scholarly and Native-American Historical Perspectives, 1994.

Stephen Scharoun, The Nulhegan District:  A Cultural Landscape Study, 2003.

Aran Shetterly, A Star in the Escambray: William Morgan in Revolutionary Cuba 1958-1961, 2004.

Stacei Skowron, Paper Secrets: The Development of Women's Diary Writing in America, 2003.

Edmond Somers, Interpretive Hand Books for Willowbrook Museum at New Field, Maine, 2001.

Marilyn Goodwin Soper, "Like Living Stones":  Gender, Class and the Social Gospel, 2003.

Shirley Stenberg, Understanding the Wyeths: Preparatory Activities for Young Visitors to the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center, 2001.

Keri Vilchinksy, Creating a Sense of Place: America West of the Appalachians, 2013.

Douglas E. Watkins, Edmund and Rachel Coffin Clark Homestead Project, 2006.

Laurie Wood, Drinking Champagne from a Paper Cup: Case Study of a Depression-Era Harvard Man, 2003.

Marie Curcio Yarborough, Maine Archaeology, Federal Preservation Policies and Native People, 2006.

Jeanne Zarrilli, Women and Farming: An Emerging Narrative, 2012.