Vol. 8 (2011): History Matters - Spring 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

Published: 2011-05-01

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