The History Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011-12 History Department essay contest.
We had many excellent papers this year, but the best are listed below. First place essays receive $200, second place essays receive $150, and third place receives $100.
Congratulations to all.
HS 101 Essays
- Lauren Mazzoli, “Niccolo Machiavelli: Judging Spaniards as Princes”
- Nicole Meily, “Jacob A. Riis’ How the Other Half Lives”
- Maura Coyle, “Blind”
Upper-Level Short Essays
- Matt Marzicola, “Banking on Reform: Paul Warburg and the Development of the Federal Reserve Act,”
- Anthony Vitti, “Maryland Slaves”
Upper-Level Long Essays
- Michael McGurk, "The Biography of George Keller: A Young Philadelphian's Journey into Iroquois Country and the American National Identity."
- (tie) Mitch Corwin, "The Washington Monument of Baltimore: Private Motivations Behind a Public Memorial."
Colleen Dorney, "The Great Social Evil: Prostitution in Victorian England, 1855-1860."
- Anne Russell, " Montserrat: The Irish Role in Anglo-French Warfare"
- Merena Gettmann, "Origins and Development of the Gullah Dialect: Analysis of African, English and Caribbean Influences"