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Theses from 2011

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Do I Contradict Myself?: Self-Reliance and Interdependence in Walden and the Tao Te Ching, Dustin Lee

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You Cannot Read This: Bruny Island Stories, Abigail Machson-Carter

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Farmstead and Household Archaeology at the Barrett Farm, Concord, Massachusetts, Thomas P. Mailhot

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Collision, Kathleen McKenna

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"Keep the inmost me behind its veil:" Nathaniel Hawthorne's Manipulation of Boundaries as Lessons in Craft, Molly Mary McLaughlin

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The Marketplace of Boston: Macrobotanical Remains from Faneuil Hall, Ciana Faye Meyers

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The Impact of Exposure to Family and Community Violence on Children's Adaptive Coping and Mental Health Symptoms among Ethnic Minority Families Living in Poverty, Esroruleh Tamim Mohammad

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The Practice Effect: The Relationships among the Frequency of Early Formal Mindfulness Practice, Mindfulness Skills, Worry, and Quality of Life in an Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Lucas Paul Kawika Morgan

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How Important is Culture? The Role of Social-Structural Versus Cultural Variables in Shaping Social Support Seeking in the Lives of African American, Italian, Dominican, And Other Hispanic Youth, Aged 18-36, Tsiom Ion Motkin

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The Sharpest Tooth, Shea M.D. Mullaney

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Comparative Sequence Analysis of Fatty Acid Desaturase 2 (FAD2) cDNA Sequences from the Compositae [Asteraceae], Paul Ames Muller Jr.

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If More Books of This Kind Had Been Read: Engaging Intellectual Culture in Antebellum New Hampshire, Adrienne Marie Naylor

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The Implications of Water Insecurity for Fragile and Failing States: The Case of Pakistan, Jennifer Norins

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Hekaton, Jonathan William Papas

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Image, Power and Landscape: An Examination of the Hampton Court Palace Gardens of Henry VIII, Laurie Ellen Pazzano

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Cell Death Trigger Defines Differential Immune Responses from Self-tolerance to Inflammation, Beatriz H. Perez

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Multicomponent Reactions for the Preparation of Fluorous Taged Pyrimidines and Thiopyrimidines and their Derivatisation to Obtain Biaryl-Substituted Heterocycles, Bruno Piqani

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Urban Consumption in Late 19th-Century Dorchester, Jennifer Poulsen

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Prototype Automated Flow-Through Sensor for Measuring Waterborne Microbial Concentrations Using Bulk Fluorescence, Susan M. Savill

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One Nation, Two Founding Stories: A Study of Public History at Jamestown and Plymouth, Clara Silverstein Schnee

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European Energy Policy: Politics and Problems in the 20th Century, Graham Shove

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Dyadic Flexibility during the Face-To-Face Still-Face Paradigm: Analysis of Infant-Caregiver Interactions within a Dynamic Systems Framework Using the State Space Grid Analytic Technique, Akhila Venkatachalam Sravish

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Perception of Mental Illness on the University of Massachusetts - Boston Campus, Arthur Robert Stead

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A Long-Term Control Project for an Invasive Plant: Assessment of Phragmites Australis Reduction and Redevelopment of Native Vegetation in Interdunal Swales of Sandy Neck Barrier Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Dena Tomassi

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Investigation of Oxygen Reduction on the Carbon Gas-Diffusion Electrode in Non-Aqueous Electrolyte, Chris Duc Tran

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Identification of TIR-Domain Containing Genes and Proteins in the Moon (Aurelia Aurita) and Comb Jellyfish (Mnemiopsis Leidyi), Christine M. Turcotte

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Proteolytic Fragments of Glycoprotein Hormones Show Homologies to Signal and Metabolic Proteins: Are the Peptide Fragments Biologically Active?, Umaben S. Vadher

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Here Begins the Account of Worms, Angela C. Voras-Hills

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Black Women's Mental Health in Response to Unwanted Sexual Experiences and Spirituality as a Protective Factor, Speshal T. Walker

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The Impact of Modern Weathering on the Geochemistry of a Marine Permo-Triassic Boundary Section, Jeremy Christopher Williams

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Exploring Alternative Methods to Improve the Detection of Apoptosis in a Solution-Based Assay, Kim Har Wong

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Vancomycin-Resistant Bacteria in Recreational Beach Sands, Yang Yang

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A Noise-Aware Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm for Probabilistic Traveling Salesperson Problem with Profits (pTSPP), Bingchun Zhu

Theses from 2010

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Foodways, Commensality and Nipmuc Identity: An Analysis of Faunal Remains From Sarah Boston's Farmstead, Grafton, MA, 1790-1840, Amélie Allard

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Beckoning the Red Man's Spirit: Exploring the Boundaries of Gender, Race, Sacred and Commercial Spaces at the Wigwam Spiritualist Temple, Onset, Massachusetts, 1880--1913, Bernadine Rose Angelo

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Environmentally Benign Oxidative Coupling of Benzylamines with Anilines: A Synthetic and Mechanistic Study, Valentina T. Atanassova

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SPO71 is Required for Proper Prospore Membrane Size in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Crystal Baker

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Relative Socioeconomic Status and the Probability of Migration: A Study of the Effects of Relative Socioeconomic Status on the Decision to Migrate to the United States, Alexandra Souza Vieira Barker

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The Role of Sulfur in Biomineralization: Argopecten Irradians and the Impact of Ocean Acidification, Bryanna Joy Broadaway

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Denison House: Women's Use of Space in the Boston Settlement, Heather Marie Capitanio

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Halfway-in-Between: A Collection of Interrelated Short Stories, Kevin Collins

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Latino Immigrant Mothers' Experiences and Adapations to Promote Personal and Family Wellness in Response to Increased Anti-Immigrant Climate, Hercilia B. Corona-Ordoñez

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"A Good Sized Pot": Early 19th Century Planting Pots from Gore Place, Waltham, Massachusetts, Rita A. DeForest

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What We Want to Remember, Jennifer De Leon

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Environmental and Natural Disasters in Haiti: The Impacts of Failed Policies From 2004 to 2010, James Douby Ralph Eliscar

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Electrochemical Investigation of Nafion-clay Nanocomposite Membranes for Use in Fuel Cells, Christine E. Felice

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A Macrobotanical Analysis of Native American Maize Agriculture at the Smith's Point Site, Kelly A. Ferguson

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Reproductive Status and Body Condition of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, Thunnus thynnus, in the Gulf of Maine, Jennifer Lane Goldstein

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The Relationship between Racist Experiences and Anxiety in a Black Sample: Moderating Effects of Church-Based Social Support, Jessica Rose Graham

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Caregiver, Family System, and Environmental Predictors of Child Maltreatment: An Ecological Transactional Approach, Kelly Brooke Graling

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Trajectories of Early Externalizing Behaviors: Their Relation to Second Grade Reading, Sarah Gray

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Gentility and Gender Roles Within the 18th-Century Merchant Class of Newport, Rhode Island, Nicki Hise

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"The Most Horrific Tale": Violent Modernity and the Changing South in Faulkner's Sanctuary, Chad Martin Jewett

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'King Prime of Fredonia Lane': An Archaeology of Leadership in Hyde Park, New York's Early Nineteenth-Century African American Community, Trevor Arthur Johnson

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Italian Prisoners of War and Italian Service Units: From Enemies to Co-belligerents, Paul J. Jordan

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Entertaining, Dining, and Novel Drinking: Rural Gentility and the Reverend John Hancock's Household, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1700-1750, Katie Lynn Kosack

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What Do You See in this Picture?: Bias and Reflexivity in Physician Narratives of Disparities, Michelle Levine

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Production and Consumption on a 19th-Century Spanish New Mexican Homestead: Exploring Daily Life Through Faunal and Floral Analyses, Ashley Peles

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Save The Old South! The Preservation Movement that Saved the Old South Meeting House in Boston, Massachusetts, Jeffrey Paul Robinson

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Alternative Media Portrayals of the Soviet Union and the Cold War from 1929-1933: The Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Catholic World and Catholic Worker during the Great Depression and American-Soviet Recognition, David A. Silva

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Class, Class Mobility, and the Consumption of Household Technology in Salem, Massachusetts, 1890-1914, Candace Stephens

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Modest Ministers or Posh Preachers?: A Study of the Personal Adornment Collection of the Hancock-Clarke House, Lexington, Massachusetts, Sarah Ann Stephens

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Analysis of Putative ĸB Sites in Arabidopsis Thaliana, Daniel John Trask

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Data Mining Methodology Development: Classification Case Study on Mars Craters Detection and Visualization Analysis Using Sammon's Mapping, Jue Wang

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Beef, Mutton, Pork, and a Taste of Turtle: Zooarchaeology and Nineteenth-Century African American Foodways at the Boston-Higginbotham House, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Michael Andrew Way

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Worker Cooperatives and Revolution: History and Possibilities in the United States, Christopher Wright

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Analysis of Triacylglycerols in Drosophila Larvae by Reversed-Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray-Tandem Mass Spectrometry and Excel-Solver, Fengying Zhu

Theses from 2009

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Democracy in Russia: An Analysis of the Process of Democratization in Post-Soviet Russia, Douglas F. Gray

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"That Charm of Remoteness": A Study of Landscape Stability in Little Compton, Rhode Island, Katharine M. Johnson

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Rainsford Island Shoreline Evolution Study (RISES), Christopher V. Maio

Theses from 2008

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"Respecting Our Oppresst Community": People of Color in a Massachusetts Town, Before and After Freedom, Rita Hutchinson

Theses from 2006

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US-Mexico Relations and NAFTA: Lessons Learned for South America and the FTAA, Marion E. Gordon

Theses from 2005

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Negotiating Boundaries of Colonialism: Nineteenth-Century Lifeways on the Eastern Pequot Reservation, North Stonington, Connecticut, Craig N. Cipolla

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Albania: A Case Study of Socio-Economic and Political Effects of Transition to Democracy, Ira Lazic

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A New Interpretation of the Drug Levodopa in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease, Joanne T. Vannah

Theses from 2004

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Calvin Coolidge: Puritan Progressive, Joel J. Andreasen

Theses from 2003

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Reexamining the Impact of September 11th on Relations Between Saudi Arabia and the United States, Faisal bin Khaled Al Saud

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Contemporary US/Korean Relations: A South Korean Perspective, Kelly Tobin

Theses from 2001

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The Creation of a New England Gentry: The Winslows of Plymouth Colony, Karin J. Goldstein

Theses from 2000

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A Changing Bridge for Changing Times: The History of the West Boston Bridge, 1793-1907, Dale H. Freeman

Theses from 1995

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The Road to Monomoy: Chatham, Massachusetts, and the Cape Cod National Seashore, Douglas W. Doe

Theses from 1994

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From Italy to Boston's North End: Italian Immigration and Settlement, 1890-1910, Stephen Puleo

Theses from 1993

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Genocide and the Indians of California, 1769-1873, Margaret A. Field

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The Tyng Mansion: An Interdisciplinary Study of Legend and Archaeology in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, Marcos A. Paiva

Theses from 1991

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A History and Functional Analysis of the Museum of Science, Boston, Carolyn H. Kirdahy

Theses from 1990

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Shoemakers and Stone Markers: Gravestones as Material Culture of the Quakers from Lynn, Massachusetts, Eileen A. O'Connor

Theses from 1986

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The Massachusetts Higher Education in Prisons Program: History and Evaluation, Kathleen Bryant

Theses from 1983

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Odisseia Portuguesa via Hudson, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Adalino Cabral