History Undergraduate Theses


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    Divide the House: The Dhofar Campaign as a Model for Modern U.S. Counterterrorism
    (2022) Webb, McCabe; Fregulia, Jeanette; Pavlakis, Dean; Glowienka, Edward
    With an entire generation’s experience being shaped by the scourge of terrorism, and with a respectable end to the global war on terror increasingly seeming like a distant dream rather than an achievable goal, it is time to rethink and restructure counterterrorism strategy. An effective strategy will include the dual strategy of prevention of the immediate threat of violence and long term preventative measures designed to address root causes of radicalization. Drawing on key tenets demonstrated by the Dhofar Insurgency of the 1960s and 70s a more holistic approach to counter and antiterrorism can and should be constructed in the pursuit of a more effective outcome.
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    The Development Of The French Alliance And Its Diplomatic Consequences 1763-1783
    (1971-04-01) Anders, Kim; Joseph Ward; Thomas Clinch; Rev. William Greytak
    The French Alliance with the United States during the Revolutionary War grew out of numerous political forces operating upon the international scene. French struggle with England for domination of the North American continent can be traced back to the late seventeenth century with the initiation of four major conflicts (taking place partially in Europe, partially in America) and which continued down to the year 1763. The last of these conflicts, the Seven Years’ War, resulted in France losing her major possessions in North America, notably Canada, to Great Britain and giving Louisiana to her ally, Spain. These were long and costly struggles, with commercial domination and leadership in international affairs at stake. It is the central thesis of this paper, that the American Revolution constituted a continuation of this struggle between France and Britain for international domination.
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    Thomas H. Carter 1890-1910
    (1960-04-01) McAndrews, Eugene; Thomas Clinch
    Seventy years ago there existed a state of "war" in Montana. This was not a war of great generals, nor was it a war between military staffs of proud nations, nor was it a war of massed infantrymen. This "war" was between two men, two magnates, two "copper kings," two pioneers of Montana Industry, who were destined to fight it out to the death. Numerous reasons have been offered concerning the "genesis" of this fight. The subject of this dissertation may be considered in the "genesis" of this war.
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    Integrant of Incontinence: Towards a Classification of Ephebophile Abusers within the Clerical Abusers in the United States
    (2019-04-01) Coutts, Conor; Jeanette Fregulia; Edward Glowienka; Kelly Parsley
    For the last five decades, child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy has been a moral, pastoral, and institutional stain on the Church in the United States. From 1950 to present, over 15,000 formal reports of abuse have been made, implicating over 6,000 priests.1 Moreover, the subsequent financial costs to Dioceses have been substantial, with payouts totaling more than $3 billion dollars and at least 20 dioceses declaring bankruptcy.2 Yet, the foremost consequences of such abuse culminate in a range of sequelae for abuse survivors, whose faith, trust, identity, and self-regard have been gravely wounded. Though the child sexual abuse crisis is still ongoing given the long-term effects of childhood trauma and the several legal breeches made by the institutional Church, a vast majority of accusations consist of historical cases of abuse that largely occurred in the 1960s through the 1980s. My thesis seeks to explore the patterns within clerical culture during the child sexual abuse crisis in the US. Of particular interest to my research is the extent to which cases of abuse constituted ephebophilic abuse and to examine if ephebophilia represents a type of homosexuality.
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    The Development Of Local Government In Montana 1889-1972
    (1972-04-01) Chvatal, Patricia; Rev. William Greytak; William Lang; Dennis Wiedmann
    I have explored in this thesis the historical development of local government in Montana since territorial days. Included in this research is the strategy and thinking of the delegates of the 1889 Constitutional Convention. Their decisions culminated in the adoption of the local government article that is found in Montana’s present constitution. The historical relationship between the local levels of government and the state levels is explained with evidence presented indicating that constitutional problems have arisen between these two governmental units in Montana. I found it important to view the development of local government in Montana through the disciplines of political science and history. Although this thesis deals primarily with the historical aspects of local government, the views of political science become intertwined with the historical reality. A mingling of the two fields has given me a concise and meaningful insight into the dilemma of local government and has helped me to project into the problems of municipalities of the future. In viewing local government through these academic disciplines I became aware of many problems that are evident in the present local government sections of the Montana Constitution. Election of county officials, pay raises for these individuals, county and city indebtedness, and voting requirements of citizens are all included in the present constitutional provisions for local government. Yet, the basic structure and power of the local government unit is not mentioned. This lack of description has resulted in local units presenting solutions to their problems to the legislature for approval before action can be taken. The legislature, in turn, has been confronted with a mass of bills of a local nature, many of which they do not understand because of inadequate research material and little time. To clarify the problems of local government in Montana, I have researched the history of government in the city of Helena. The stunted development of local government within this city can be plainly seen when viewing the local process in its entirety. Problems have arisen because of delays in waiting for the legislature to decide rather than allowing Helena to proceed with solutions to her own problems. Although certain limitations must be placed in local government units, it is evident from the study of the city of Helena that these units must be granted some authority in handling their own situations.