Vol. 6 (2009): History Matters - Spring 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

Published: 2009-05-01

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