Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Research Sponsor

Dr. Gregory Wilson

First Reader

Dr. Lesley Gordon

Second Reader

Dr. Kevin Kern


Analysis of the Dominican Republic during Trujillo’s regime and the effect of the Mirabal sisters. This paper is the culmination of the research and analytical skills I learned throughout my four years as a history student. I choose the topic because the Massillon Museum wrote a grant for the 2016 Big Read and chose Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies, as the book the community would read. In the Time of the Butterflies follows the Mirabal sisters on their quest to save their country from an evil dictator.

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