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Desperate Measures: Truman, Eisenhower, and the Lead-up to Operation Ajax
In August 1953, the American CIA and British SIS collaborated with the Shah of Iran and elements of the Iranian military to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh in Operation Ajax. The coup marked ...
A Constitutional Crisis: The Kentucky Court of Appeals Schism, 1824-1826
This thesis examines Kentucky’s tumultuous political history from 1824 to 1826. Prompted by power struggles between the legislature and judiciary, a court schism ensued. Dueling judicial bodies, the “Old Court” versus ...
Einstein’s New Physics in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake: The Role of Irish Nationalism
In previous centuries imaginations were ignited by scientific advancement. Inspired by astronomical developments, probed to questioning by the discovery of new worlds, and excited by technological advances that asserted ...
Coffee and Civil War: The Cash Crop That Built the Foundations for the Mass Slaughter of Mayans during the Guatemalan Civil War
This thesis explores the connections between coffee production and genocide in Guatemala. This thesis centers its analysis in the 19th and 20th centuries when coffee was Guatemala’s main cash crop. Coffee became Guatemala’s ...
Coequal Heirs: The Civil War, Memory, and German-American Identity, 1861-1914
Upon the outbreak of the American Civil War, German-Americans took up arms in defense of their adopted country. The German-American community in 1861 was incredibly diverse, and notions of shared German identity were secondary ...
The Bankers Know Best: How Regulatory Policy Shaped the Rise and Fall of the Credit Default Swap Market
Many critics partially attribute the severity of the 2008 financial crisis to a lack of regulatory oversight over credit derivatives. This paper will examine the governmental and private regulatory systems that aided the ...