Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review, Volume 006, Issue 1 (Fall 2015)

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    Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review Volume 6, Issue 1 (Fall 2015)
    (West Point Press, 2015) Editing Team
    Report is a non-profit publication produced by undergraduate cadets at the United States Military Academy. It accepts and encourages submissions from undergraduates in the fall and spring. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
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    (West Point Press, 2015) Editing Team
    The Editorial Board would like to thank the faculty of the History Department for their submission recommendations, all the students who submitted papers, and Major Johnathan Romaneski and Lieutenant Colonel Rademacher for his extensive guidance and technical support. Without their help, Report would not have been possible.
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    The Backbone of the Mau Mau: Female Contributions to the Kenyan Emergency of the 1950’s
    (West Point Press, 2015) Whitemore, Millicent
    Millicent Clare Whitemore is a senior studying History and Secondary Social Studies Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior to CU, she attended Holy Family High School in Broomfield, CO. She wrote this paper during the Fall semester of 2014 for Historical Thinking and Writing course that focused on the Mau Mau War in Kenya. Millicent was inspired to write about female involvement in the Mau Mau movement after reading the autobiography of a female forest fighter, Wambui Waiyaki Otieno. She thanks Dr. Myles Osborne for his guidance over the course of the semester.
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    Boys to Men: Robert Baden Powell and the Boy Scout Movement
    (West Point Press, 2015) Poole, Emma
    Emma Poole is a junior studying European History at Yale University. Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, she graduated from Brookline High School in 2013. She wrote this paper in the spring of 2015 under the supervision of Professor Becky Conekin for a History seminar entitled "London and Modernity: 1800 to the Present." For her senior thesis, she anticipates researching Hoover's European aid package and the Treaty of Versailles.
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    The Stuff of Legion: A Study of the Backgrounds and Careers of the Officers of the Legion of the United States
    (West Point Press, 2015) Stark, Evan
    Evan Stark is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis studying History, Archaeology, and Operations and Supply Chain Management. He wrote this paper in the spring of 2015 for the history seminar: The Founding Fathers' Government in an Electronic Age, taught by Professor Peter Kastor. Evan became interested in the Legion of the United States and the early U.S. Army as a research assistant working on a Professor Kastor's "Creating a Federal Government" project. He wishes to thank Professor Kastor for his guidance.
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    From Shirazi to Sidi: The Evolution of Swahili Identity
    (West Point Press, 2015) Randolph, Destiney
    Destiney Randolph is a History Major studying at Rice University. She wrote this paper during the spring semester of 2015 for the class “Migrations and Diasporas in the Indian Ocean World”. She was inspired to write on this topic after hearing an engaging lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Fleisher, an archeologist of Africa, and a professor at Rice University. She would like to thank both him, and my professor for this class, Dr. Kerry Ward. Additionally, She thanks her sister-in-law, Dr. Oluchi Nwosu for her help in the initial editing of this paper, and for her encouragement to submit it for publication.
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    Storming the castle: The Battle for Hungary and the Siege of Budagest, 1944-1945
    (West Point Press, 2015) Wethman, Brandon.
    CDT Wethman is a military history major at USMA who wishes to eventually pursue a masters and doctorate in military history with a special focus on modern central Europe (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Poland). He wishes to thank Dr. Waddell for instilling his knowledge and sharing his passion for military history and, to LTC (R) Raymond Hrinko and MAJ Erik Davis who taught him so much while studying in Europe. A special thanks to his parents for their unending support in everything he does.
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    Maintaining the Frontier: An Analysis of Roman Fortifications and the Frontier of the Eastern Roman Empire in the Fourth Century C.E.
    (West Point Press, 2015) Conrad, Erik
    Erick Conrad is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where he studied history and Arabic. He wrote this paper during his final semester in spring 2015. Before attending the University of Minnesota, he went to school at Black River Falls High School in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Erick would like to acknowledge Dr. Bernard Bachrach for sparking his interest in the subject matter, Dr. Lorcin for her guidance on the project, and his peer Jordan Jennings for her keen editing eye.
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    X’s Predictions: How They Were Right, With Limitations
    (West Point Press, 2015) Schwartz, Maxwell
    Maxwell Schwartz is a senior studying at Colombia University. He wrote this paper for the class “Russia and the Soviet Union.” He wishes to thank Professor Tarik C. Amar (instructor of the course) and David Allen (TA of the course and current PhD candidate in the Columbia History Department) for their guidance in the writing process.