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History Matters is an undergraduate history journal that is published annually on this website by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. The journal is edited by undergraduates with the help of a faculty board. Please see the "About Us" and "FAQs" pages for more information.
At History Matters, our goal is to publish the best undergraduate historical research possible. In doing so, we would like to provide an opportunity for top undergraduates from a variety of schools to be recognized for their work, become familiar with the publishing process, and engage in student-faculty collaboration. We hope that all students who take part in this process will become better writers and self-editors. In all of our endeavors, we are committed to publishing the papers of students who have worked hard and deserve recognition. We are especially seeking research papers that utilize primary sources. Please see our "Submissions Info" and "FAQs" pages for additional information.
Our logo is a bristlecone pine tree, drawn by Sarah Hancock from the University of North Carolina—Asheville. Bristlecone pines, which can be found in California, Colorado, and Utah, are generally considered the world's oldest living organisms. Some are even as ancient as recorded human history.
Published by the Department of History at Appalachian State University ISSN: 1934-4651
A page of history is worth a volume of logic.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Department of History
Appalachian State University
P.O. Box 32072
Boone, NC 28608