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History Students Deliver Papers at Union University Scholarship Symposium

May 1, 2012

Three history majors delivered papers at the Union University Scholarship Symposium on May 1, 2012, based on research that they did in the history department’s senior seminar course during the fall semester. Caraline Rickard, Caitlin Roach, and Savannah German (names listed in the order that they presented) dealt with topics from the Progressive Era in in American history, and 26 people attended their session. Dr. David Thomas, who mentored the three students in their seminar work, served as the session moderator.

Caraline’s paper was titled “Southern Heart and Dixie Drive: Anne Dallas Dudley, Sue Shelton White, and the Woman Suffrage Movement in Tennessee, 1911-1920,” while Caitlin’s was on “A Voice for the Children: Florence Kelley and American Child Labor.” Savannah, meanwhile, focused on “Judge M.M. Neil, A Tennessee Supreme Court Judge: An Active Conservative during the Progressive Era.” Several people in the audience had questions or comments for the students at the end of their papers.

In addition to her paper on women’s suffrage, Caraline presented a political science paper at the session on “Winning the Latino Vote: Case Studies of Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Americans to Determine the Cultural Foundations of Latino Partisanship.”


Dr. David Thomas, a session moderator, welcomes attendees to the Union University Scholarship Symposium session on history, political science, and English on May 1, 2012.


Attendees at the Union University Scholarship Symposium session on history, political science, and English await the beginning of the first paper on May 1, 2012.


History major Caroline Rickard presents a paper on the woman suffrage movement in Tennessee at the Ninth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium on May 1, 2012.


Caraline Rickard uses a powerpoint slide in her talk about the woman suffrage movement on May 1, 2012, to highlight the efforts of suffragist leader Sue Shelton White.


History major Caitlin Roach presents her paper on Florence Kelley's fight against the abuses of child labor in the United States at the Union University Scholarship Symposium on May 1, 2012.


History major Savannah German delivers her paper on Tennessee Supreme Court Judge M. M. Neil at the Union University Scholarship Symposium on May 1, 2012.


History students Caitlin Roach (front) and Savannah German look at a powerpoint slide that was a part of Caraline Rickard's talk on the Latino vote in American politics at the Union University Scholarship Symposium on May 1, 2012.