Vol. 3 (2006): History Matters - Spring 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


Published: 2006-05-01

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