Category Archives: Solnit

A Forgotten Link in a Long Chain

History majors, faculty, and students in History 382 heard from Becca Solnit ’12 last week on the beginning stages of her honors thesis research, on the Indian independence lobby’s influence on American foreign policy during World War Two. Ms. Solnit … Continue reading

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The India Lobby: US Interests Overturned?

I enjoyed Becca Solnit’s presentation of her progress for her honors thesis on the “India Lobby” during World War II (the blog for her project can be found here).  While she opened and closed her talk with the question of … Continue reading

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India Lobby Presentation

Rebecca Solnit’s honors project on the India Lobby in America described a very interesting time in history. The premise that Indians in America took part in the independence of India from the British Empire places an fascinating emphasis on the … Continue reading

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Solnit’s Honors Project: Remembering the ‘Forgotten’ India Lobby

Julianne Greco ’12 Last Thursday, senior history major Becca Solnit presented a chapter from her honors thesis project. In her project, Solnit explores what she calls the “forgotten lobby,” the network of individuals pushing for Indian independence during World War … Continue reading

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K Street: Then and Now

I really enjoyed Becca’s presentation on the India Lobby. At first, I found it a little hard to follow because I’m not very familiar with this specific area of history. I appreciated the risk she took in using the term … Continue reading

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Becca Solnit: The India Lobby

By Anne Crowell, ‘12 The first chapter of Becca Solnit’s honors thesis on the India Lobby, “The Forgotten Lobby,” was an enlightening read.  I’m sure that hearing her read it in person would have produced a different overall effect and … Continue reading

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Honors Presentation on the India Lobby

 Last Thursday, December 1, Becca Solnit gave a presentation of the first part of her year-long Honors project to faculty from the history department, members of our American diplomatic history class, and others who attended the roughly hour-long event. The … Continue reading

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India Lobby Honors Thesis Presentation

by Anna Hansen ’12 Last week senior history major Becca Solnit presented on her honors thesis project. She is researching efforts in the U.S. to lobby in support of Indian independence during WWII. A number of groups pushed first for … Continue reading

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US India Lobby & Effects on other nationalist struggles

Becca Solnit gave a brief overview of her honors history topic: The US-India Lobby. Her work was well-researched and I came out of the lecture having learned a lot. She was able to show how efforts of the miniscule Indian-American community … Continue reading

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US-Indian Relations Honors Review

Grace Lange ’12   On December 1st, 2011, senior history major Becca Solnit presented her honors research at Dickinson College. In attendance were several history students, including those from my US Diplomatic History course, and faculty from the history department. Solnit … Continue reading

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