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

by Drew Carpenter, Senior, Appalachian State University

Book Reviews

Thomas Lambert, Louisiana State University

Will Coleson, Oklahoma Christian University

Jacob Richardson, Eastern Michigan University

A page of history is worth a volume of logic.
Oliver Wendell Holmes


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Department of History
Appalachian State University
P.O. Box 32072
Boone, NC 28608


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