Spring 2010

The seventh annual issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research was published in May 2010 by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. Four research papers were selected for publication from the sixty-nine submissions received. Forty-four colleges and universities participated from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Also included are book reviews written by the editorial staff.

Editor: Alison Shea, Associate Editors: Robert Mason and Paige Badame, Assistant Editor: Megan Northcote, Contributing Editors: Kenneth Barton, Benjamin Lynch, Will Schultz, and Jake Wellman, Faculty Editorial Board: Dr. Lucinda McCray Beier, Dr. Rennie Brantz, Dr. Rene Harder Horst, Dr. Lisa Holliday, Dr. W. Scott Jessee, Dr. Michael Krenn, Dr. Sheila Phipps, Dr. David Reid, and Dr. Timothy Silver.

The staff would like to thank Dr. Michael Behrent, Dr. Edward Behrend-Martinez, Dr. Antonio Bly, Dr. Birsen Bulmus, Dr. Jari Eloranta, Dr. Lynne Getz, Dr. Jeremiah Kitunda, and Dr. Michael Turner for their participation in the editorial process.

Research Papers

By Christopher McFadin, Marquette University

Book Reviews

Jake Wellman, University of New Mexico

Kenneth E. Barton III, Hampton University

Will Schultz, University of North Carolina

Benjamin W. Lynch, Wake Forest University

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


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


QEP Global Learning