Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review, Volume 003, Issue 1 (Fall 2012)

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    Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review, Volume 13, Issue 1 (Fall 2012)
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    Report is a non-profit publication produced by undergraduate cadets at the United States Military Academy. It accepts and encourages submissions from undergraduates year-round. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
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    Front Matter
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    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 Gregory Tomlin for his extensive guidance and technical support. Without their help, Report would not have been possible.
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    Rapido River And The Limits Of Congressional Military Oversight
    (West Point Press, 2012) Fine, David; N/A
    David Fine is a senior studying twentieth century American history at Columbia University. He wrote this paper for a seminar on World War II history with Professor Carol C. Gluck at Columbia. David thanks her for both her guidance and editing, and to both his grandfathers for their admirable service to America during World War II.
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    Admiral Nelson’s Importance At The Victory Of Trafalgar
    (West Point Press, 2012) Cole, Ethan D.; N/A
    Ethan Cole studies Military History at the United States Military Academy, specializing in Napoleonic Warfare. He wrote this paper as the culminating work for the class, “War in the Age of Revolutions,” with Professor John Stapleton, which examines the evolution of war from the French Revolution to the Treaty of Paris (1815). He continues his study of the Napoleonic Era with Professor Stapleton, and is in the process of writing a senior thesis on the Peninsular War.
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    Motivations For Resistance: Guerilla Warfare In The Peninsular War
    (West Point Press, 2012) Brimer, Andrew S.; N/A
    Andrew Brimer is a junior studying Military History and Russian Language at the United States Military Academy. He wrote this paper for a course on Napoleonic Warfare in an attempt to study connections between insurgencies of today and the Napoleonic era.
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    Brewing Success In A Drought: How National Breweries Used Prohibition To Their Advantage
    (West Point Press, 2012) Smith, Benjamin S.; N/A
    Ben Smith is a sophomore studying Economics and German at the United States Military Academy. He wrote this paper for an American History course in order to investigate how the modern-day domestic brewing giants came to power. Ben chose to write about this after watching a documentary on the struggle of craft breweries trying to capture market shares from major corporations.
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    The Forgotten “Weekend War”: A Comprehensive Account Of The 1871 Korean Expedition
    (West Point Press, 2012) Howe, Matthew T.; N/A
    Matthew Howe is a senior at Bridgewater State University majoring in Military History with minors in Middle East Studies and Secondary Education. He is also a member of the BSU History Honors Society, Phi Alpha Theta. He wrote this paper for a course in American Military History. Matt would like to thank Dr. Thomas Nester for his guidance and insight as a historian and a mentor.
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    The Virtues Of An Explicit Defense: Homosex In The Victorian Royal Navy
    (West Point Press, 2012) Hanson, Britta; N/A
    Britta Hanson graduated from Northwestern University in 2012 with majors in English and History. This paper is the product of a grant to conduct research in the National Archives of the United Kingdom, and it went on to win Departmental Honors and the North American British Studies Conference's Undergraduate Essay Contest. Britta's interest in the Royal Navy can be credited to her childhood love of C.S. Forester's “Horatio Hornblower” series.
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    The Beautiful Cockroach: How Hutu Power Ideology Normalized Violence Against Tutsi Women During The 1994 Rwandan Genocide
    (West Point Press, 2012) Brooks ,Natalia P.; N/A
    2nd Lieutenant Natalia Brooks is a recent graduate of West Point. She is currently assigned to 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood and will deploy this spring to Afghanistan. She wrote this paper as her senior thesis this past year and won the Friends of the West Point Library Award for her research. Natalia chose to investigate sexual and gender violence during the 1994 Rwandan genocide after observing that the historiography on the subject focused on the statistics of violence but failed to address why it occurred.