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  • Vol. 18 (2021)

    Volume 18 of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published online in May 2021 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. Five research papers were selected for publication from the submissions received.

    Editor-in-chief: Adelia Daly; Associate Editors: Rachael Arnold and Phoenix Tefel; Assistant Editors: Savannah Wallace, Pofue Yang, and Daniel Mosakewicz.

  • History Matters - Spring 2020
    Vol. 17 (2020)

    The seventeenth annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published online May 2020 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. Five research papers were selected for publication from the submissions received.

    Editor-in-chief: Thomas McLamb; Associate Editor: Kara Old & Danny Hazard; Assistant Editors: Phoenix Tefel, Nicholas Daly, & Rachael Arnold.

  • History Matters - Spring 2019
    Vol. 16 (2019)

    The sixteenth annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published in May 2019 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. Five research papers were selected for publication from the submissions received.

    Editor-in-chief: Michael Lyday; Associate Editor: Kara Old; Assistant Editors: Danny Hazard, Kamryn Harris, and Thomas McLamb

  • History Matters - Spring 2018
    Vol. 15 (2018)

    The fifteenth annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published in May 2018 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. Five research papers were selected for publication from the submissions received.

    Editor-in-chief: Victoria Haynes; Associate Editor: Sophia Mosby; Assistant Editors: Michael Lyday, Kara Old and Rachel Sasser

  • History Matters - Spring 2017
    Vol. 14 (2017)

    The fourteenth annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published in May 2017 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. Six research papers were selected for publication from the submissions received.

    Editor-in-chief: Sarah Patrick; Associate Editor: Victoria Haynes; Assistant Editors: , Sophia Mosby, Dane Peddicord and Rachel Sasser

  • History Matters - Spring 2016
    Vol. 13 (2016)

    The thirteenth annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published in May 2016 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. Six research papers were selected for publication from the submissions received.

    Editor-in-chief: Lindsey Dew; Associate Editor: Sarah Patrick; Assistant Editors: Victoria Haynes, Sophia Mosby, and Collin Osborne

  • History Matters - Spring 2015
    Vol. 12 (2015)

    The twelfth annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published in May 2015 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University.  Five research papers were selected for publication from the submissions received. 

    Editor-in-chief: Ben Stainback; Associate Editor: Emily Long; Assistant Editors: Lindsey Dew and Chris Robey

  • History Matters - Spring 2014
    Vol. 11 (2014)

    The eleventh annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published May 2014 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. Five research papers were selected for publication from the submissions received. 

    Editor-in-Chief: Rachel Whitman; Associate Editor: Ryan Barbour; Assistant Editors: Michael Cushman and Brittany Pauser

  • History Matters - Spring 2013
    Vol. 10 (2013)

    The tenth annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published May 2013 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. Four research papers were selected for publication from the submissions received. Also included is a book review written by the editorial staff.

    Editor-in-Chief: Rose Buchanan; Associate Editor: Haley Kearns; Assistant Editors: Lindsay Bookout and Glenn Shepard

  • History Matters - Spring 2012
    Vol. 9 (2012)

    The ninth annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published May 2012 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. Eight research papers were selected for publication from the one hundred eighteen submissions received. Also included is a book review written by the editorial staff.

    Submissions Editor: Rose Buchanan; Publication Editor: Evan Jones; Associate Editor: Margaret Edling; Assistant Editors: Haley Kearns and Taylor Whitlow

  • History Matters - Spring 2011
    Vol. 8 (2011)

    The eighth annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published May 2011 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University.  Six research papers were selected for publication from the eighty-seven submissions received. Also included are book reviews written by the editorial staff and graduate students from Appalachian State University.

    Editor-in-chief: Paige Badame, Associate Editors: Rose Buchanan and Margaret Edling, Assistant Editor: Evan Jones, Contributing Editors: Vinicis Bivar Marra Pereira and Andrew Gehlhausen

    Faculty Editorial Board: Dr. Lucinda McCray, Dr. Craig Fischer, Dr. Antonio Bly, Dr. Timothy Silver, Dr. Michael Wade, Dr. Michael Krenn, Dr. Shelia Phipps, and Dr. Anatoly Isaenko.

    The staff would like to thank Dr. Judkin Browning, Teanna Setzer and Donna Davis for their participation in the editorial process.

    Research Papers
    A Cloak to Hide the Heart of a Viper: The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 in Philadelphia 
    By Ena Scott, Sophomore, James Madison University

    A Golden Myth: The Truth Behind California's Gold Rush 
    By Eric Rapps, Junior, McGill University

    Big Screen, Little Boxes: Hollywood Representations of the Suburban Housewife, 1960-1975 
    By Kara Peruccio, Senior, Wake Forest University

    The Wolf in the Red Square: Chechen Terrorism in the 20th and 21st Centuries
    By Rachel Phyllis O'Donnell, Junior, Appalachian State University

    Theodore Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary of the Navy: Preparing America for the World Stage 
    By David Lemelin, Junior, James Madison University

    Visions of Vietnam, The Nationalism of the Caodai: Religious Sect and Mass Movement
    By Stephanie Perrin, Senior, Ryerson University

    Book Reviews
    An Appalachian Reawakening: West Virginia and the Perils of the New Machine Age, 1945-1972.  By Jerry Bruce Thomas
    Reviewed by Daniel Michalak, Graduate Student, Appalachian State University

    Kids of the Black Hole: Punk Rock in Postsuburban California, By Dewar MacLeod
    Reviewed by Andrew Gehlhausen, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920. By Jackson Lears; The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age. By Alan Trachtenberg
    Review by Joseph Otto, Graduate Student, Appalachian State University

    Robert G. Sutter. U.S.—Chinese Relations: Perilous Past, Pragmatic Present.
    Reviewed by Eric Cressey, Graduate Student, Appalachian State University

    The Big House After Slavery: Virginia Plantation Families and Their Postbellum Domestic Experience. By Amy Feely Morsman.
    Reviewed by John Aaron Akey, Graduate Student, Appalachian State University

  • History Matters - Spring 2010
    Vol. 7 (2010)

    The seventh annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published in May 2010 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. Four research papers were selected for publication from the sixty-nine submissions received. Forty-four colleges and universities participated from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Also included are book reviews written by the editorial staff.

    Editor: Alison Shea, Associate Editors: Robert Mason and Paige Badame, Assistant Editor: Megan Northcote, Contributing Editors: Kenneth Barton, Benjamin Lynch, Will Schultz, and Jake Wellman, Faculty Editorial Board: Dr. Lucinda McCray Beier, Dr. Rennie Brantz, Dr. Rene Harder Horst, Dr. Lisa Holliday, Dr. W. Scott Jessee, Dr. Michael Krenn, Dr. Sheila Phipps, Dr. David Reid, and Dr. Timothy Silver.

    The staff would like to thank Dr. Michael Behrent, Dr. Edward Behrend-Martinez, Dr. Antonio Bly, Dr. Birsen Bulmus, Dr. Jari Eloranta, Dr. Lynne Getz, Dr. Jeremiah Kitunda, and Dr. Michael Turner for their participation in the editorial process.

    Research Papers
    "The Day Which Will Fix My Future Destiny": Courtship, Marriage, and the Companionate Ideal in Early Republican America 
    By Rachel Walker, Ithaca College

    Herd Behavior During the Popish Plot of 1678-1681: An Examination of Crowd Hysteria and English Anti-Catholicism 
    By Angelica Garcia, Senior, Rollins College

    Politics, Trade, and Diplomacy: The Anglo-Ottoman Relationship, 1575-1699 
    By Maria Blackwood, Yale University

    Quel Horreur!: Violence in Reformation France 
    By Christopher McFadin, Marquette University

    Book Reviews
    Albuquerque Remembered 
    Jake Wellman, University of New Mexico

    Cherokee Removal: Before and After 
    Kenneth E. Barton III, Hampton University

    Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut 
    Will Schultz, University of North Carolina

    School Resegregation: Must the South Turn Back? 
    Benjamin W. Lynch, Wake Forest University

  • History Matters - Spring 2009
    Vol. 6 (2009)

    The sixth annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published in May 2009 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. Four research papers were selected for publication from the sixty-nine submissions received. Twenty-seven colleges and universities participated from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. Also included are book reviews written by the editorial staff.

    Editor: M. Allison Jobe, Associate Editors: Robert Mason and Alison Shea, Contributing Editor: Joshua Fahler, Faculty Editorial Board: Dr. Rennie Brantz, Dr. René Harder Horst, Dr. W. Scott Jessee, Dr. Michael Krenn, Dr. Sheila Phipps, Dr. Timothy Silver, Dr. Neva Specht, and Dr. John Alexander Williams

    The staff would like to thank Dr. Karl Campbell and Dr. Michael Wade for their participation in the editorial process.

    Research Papers
    'An Account of a Cucumber': The Nelsons and the Botanical Kitchen Garden
    by Emma Earnst, University of Virginia

    From African Man to Brazilian Beast: The Destruction of Black Gender in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Rural, Brazilian Slavery
    by Brandon Byrd, Senior, Davidson College

    From Legacy to Lethargy: The Course and Cause of American Military Neutrality in 1940
    by Drew Carpenter, Senior, Appalachian State University

    Maryland's Alcohol Culture: Topographic and Economic Influences on the Social Drinking Culture of the Colonial Chesapeake
    by Sarah Kenney, Junior, Gettysburg College

    Book Reviews
    Mutiny at Fort Jackson
    Thomas Lambert, Louisiana State University

    Officers of the USS Shenandoah
    Will Coleson, Oklahoma Christian University

    The Making of St. Louis: Kingship, Sanctitym and Crusade in the Later Middle Ages
    Edward Holt, Duke University

    Who Chooses?: American Reproductive History Since 1830
    Jacob Richardson, Eastern Michigan University

  • History Matters - Spring 2008
    Vol. 5 (2008)

    The fifth annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published in April 2008 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. Also included are book reviews written by the editorial staff.

    Editor: M. Allison Jobe, Associate Editor: Erica Adelman, Assistant Editors: Robert Mason and Alison Shea, Contributing Editor: Joshua Fahler, Faculty Editorial Board: Dr. Rennie Brantz, Dr. René Harder Horst, Dr. W. Scott Jessee, Dr. Michael Krenn, Dr. Sheila Phipps, Dr. Neva Specht, and Dr. John Alexander Williams

    The staff would like to thank Dr. Karen Reid and Dr. David Reid for their participation in the editorial process.

    Research Papers
    "Who Has the youth, Has the Future": Youth and the State in the German Democratic Republic
    by Jeff Robson

    Falkland Islands War: Diplomatic Failure in April 1982
    by Joseph Mauro

    The Revolution That Began the Evolution
    by Michael Belinsky

    Book Reviews
    John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights
    Joshua D. Fahler, Kent State University

    MoonPie: Biography of an Out-of-This-World Snack
    Robert Mason, Appalachian State University

    Moral Geography: Maps, Missionaries, and the American Frontier
    Joshua D. Fahler, Kent State University

    Remembering the Great Depression in the Rural South
    Alison Shea, Appalachian State University

  • History Matters - Spring 2007
    Vol. 4 (2007)

    The fourth annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published in April 2007 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. This was a landmark year for HISTORY MATTERS, as a new editorial staff assumed leadership of the journal. Four research papers were selected for publication from the forty-two submissions received. Twenty-four colleges and universities participated from the United States and Canada. Also included are book reviews written by the editorial staff.

    Editor: M. Allison Jobe, Associate Editor: Leah Brown, Assistant Editor: Domenic Powell, Contributing Editor: Elizabeth Moore, Faculty Editorial Board: Dr. René Harder Horst, Dr. W. Scott Jessee, Dr. Michael Krenn, Dr. Michael Moore, Dr. Sheila Phipps, Dr. Neva Specht, and Dr. John Alexander Williams

    Research Papers
    Herald the Story and Die for the Glory: Muscular Christianity, Reconstruction, and Collegiate Football in the New South
    by Kelly Jae Gannon, Junior, Wake Forest University

    Scurrying Alongside Humanity: A Co-Evolutionary History of Rats and Humans
    by Shea O'Neill, Senior, Ithaca College

    The Image of White Womanhood in the South: How it Affected Violence Towards Blacks After the Civil War
    by Sarah Henckler, Junior, Davidson College

    The Yahudim and the Americans: The Leo Frank Affair as a Turning Point in Jewish-American History
    by Jason Schulman, Senior, Columbia University

    Book Reviews
    A Rhetoric of Bourgeois Revolution: The Abbé Sieyes and What is the Third Estate?
    by Elizabeth Moore, Davidson College

    Admiral Lord Keith the Naval War Against Napoleon
    by Domenic Powell, Appalachian State University

    Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and American's First Encounter with Radical Islam
    by Leah Brown, Appalachian State University

    Woodrow Wilson: Revolution, War, and Peace
    by Leah Brown, Appalachian State University

  • History Matters - Spring 2006
    Vol. 3 (2006)

    The third annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published in April 2006 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. This is the first issue for which HISTORY MATTERS solicited submissions from undergraduates nationwide. Five research papers were selected for publication from a much larger pool of sixty-six sumbissions, representing twenty-five colleges and universities. Also included are book reviews written by the editorial staff.

    Editor: Eric B. Burnette, Associate Editor: Matthew M. Manes, Assistant Editors: David B. Fuqua III and M. Allison Jobe, Contributing Editor: Faron Levesque, Faculty Editorial Board: Dr. David Dorondo, Dr. W. Scott Jessee, Dr. Michael Krenn, Dr. Michael Moore, Dr. William Olejniczak, Dr. Sheila Phipps, Dr. Neva Specht, Dr. Sarah Shields, and Dr. John Alexander Williams

     

    Research Papers
    Christmas Lights and Community Building in America
    by Brian Murray, Senior, Yale College

    Ethnicity, Politics, and Society in the New South: Examining German Immigrant Communities in Early Twentieth-Century Charleston
    by Rebecca Wieters, Senior, College of Charleston

    Homefront Heroines: The Wartime Contributions of Civic Women in Whiteville, North Carolina
    by Jennifer Marie Biser, Junior, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

    Immigrant Health and the Public Schools: A Discussion of Public School Reform in New York City, 1900-1920
    by Carolyn Rothman, Senior, Yale College

    Little Dragons: Chinese American Childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
    by K. Ian Shin, Senior, Amherst College

    Book Reviews
    A History of Wine in America: From Prohibition to Present
    by Eric B. Burnette, Appalachian State University

    Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917
    by Faron Levesque, Smith College

    Origins of the French Revolution
    by David B. Fuqua III, Appalachian State University

    The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class 
    by Faron Levesque, Smith College

    War, Women, and Druids: Eyewitness Reports and Early Accounts of the Ancient Celts
    by M. Allison Jobe, Appalachian State University

     

  • History Matters - Spring 2005
    Vol. 2 (2005)

    The second annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published in April 2005 by Appalachian State University, with the participation of the University of North Carolina—Asheville, and Western Carolina University. Included are two research papers from students at Appalachian State University and Villanova University, and five book reviews written by the editorial staff at the three participating departments.

    Editor: Eric B. Burnette, Associate Editor: Matthew M. Manes, Contributing Editors: Joseph A. Ross, Emily O. Lancaster, Faculty Editorial Board: Dr. David Dorondo, Dr. W. Scott Jessee, Dr. Michael Krenn, Dr. Michael Moore, Dr. Dan Pierce

    Research Papers
    Lauding the Locality: Urban Architecture in Sienese Painting
    by Robert Galantucci, Senior, Villanova University

    The Charriot: A Weapon that Revolutionized Egyptian Warfare 
    by Richard Carney, Senior, Appalachian State University

    Book Reviews
    Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions 
    by Eric B. Burnette, Appalachian State University

    Napoleon: A Penguin Life 
    Joseph A. Ross, Western Carolina University

    The Emperor of China: Self-portrait of Kang'sih 
    by Emily O. Lancaster, University of North Carolina—Asheville

    The Reshaping of Everyday Life: 1790-1840 
    by Matthew M. Manes, Appalachian State University

    The Silent Revolution and the Making of Victorian England 
    by Joseph A. Ross, Western Carolina University

     

  • History Matters - Spring 2004
    Vol. 1 (2004)

    The first issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published by the Department of History at Appalachian State University in April 2004. Included are one research paper, one research essay, and three book reviews written by the Editor.

    Editor: Eric B. Burnette, Associate Editor: Matthew M. Manes, Assistant Editor: Heather J. Brink, Faculty Editorial Board: Dr. Lynne Getz, Dr. Michael Krenn, and Dr. Michael Moore

    Research Papers
    Judicial Impotency: The Empowerment of Federal Judiciary during Reconstruction
    by James Egan, Senior, Appalachian State University

    Pueblo Indian Neophytes during Early Spanish Rule in New Mexico
    by Amanda Zeddy, Junior, Appalachian State University

    Book Reviews
    Making Home in Havana
    by Eric B. Burnette, Appalachian State University

    The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932, Vol. 
    by Eric B. Burnette, Appalachian State University

    The Wars of the Ancient Greeks
    by Eric B. Burnette, Appalachian State University