In Fall 2013, Dr. Herndon's HIST 4800 topic was "Boston, 1600-1970." On October 1, 2013, the students had a videoconference meeting with Dr. Robert Allison of Suffolk University, author of one of their common readings, A Short History of Boston (Commonwealth, 2004). The students' paper topics ranged widely from the early 1600s to 1970 and covered such topics as capital punishment, abolition of slavery, the Civil War, and the Red Sox. Their papers are below.

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Submissions from 2013

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“I am not afraid of the Gallows” : The Public Executions of Six Pirates in Puritan New England, Mary Bogart

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4800 Course Syllabus, Fall 2013, Ruth Wallis Herndon

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From Border Ruffian to Abolitionist Martyr: William Lloyd Garrison’s Changing Ideologies on John Brown and Antislavery, Devon Proudfoot