Dissertation Defenses

Doctoral students who have an upcoming dissertation oral defense are posted here. So why not take this opportunity to learn about the research that our graduate students are doing!

Dissertation Defense for Michael Verney


Department Contact Email: lara.demarest@unh.edu

Defense Title: "A Great and Rising Nation": American Naval Exploration and the Forging of a Global Maritime Empire

Defense Date and Time: 08/15/16 10:30 am

Defense Location: Horton 422

Defense Advisor: Professor Eliga Gould

Defense Abstract: This dissertation examines the fifteen global exploring expeditions of the antebellum U.S. Navy. While not every mission was successful, each helped forge a global maritime empire with severe consequences for indigenous peoples, natural resources, and the American psyche.


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