Kelsey Clinton (Vanderbilt University class of 2018) – In September of 1939, American political journalist, Norman Cousins, offered the following solution to the Depression, “Simply fire the women, who shouldn’t be working anyway, and hire the men.” During the same month, events occurred in Europe that would ultimately make Cousins’ solution infeasible. Hitler’s invasion of Poland set the stage for World War II. Not only were women expected to replace men who were leaving to go fight in the war, but they were also expected to maintain pre-conflict duties, such as taking care of children, being good wives, and upholding a feminine sexual appeal.
Ela Hefler (Davidson College class of 2017) – the East India Company was no less a slave trading company than the Royal African Company. In fact, throughout the years they overlapped in operation, the two British companies shared personnel, coastal infrastructure, and even occasionally traded with each other.
Nicholas Bunner – The chief force beyond internal US conflict in the nineteenth century, which repeatedly threatened the state of the Union and eventually drove the nation to civil war, was not the institution of slavery itself, not necessarily the
Kathryn Fuselier, Laura Grove, Janna Adelstein – The editors of the Vanderbilt Historical Review have been on several field trips to places where the stories of slavery have been memorialized. Both the Hermitage and the Carnton Plantation/Carter House are fascinating,
Zachary Winkler – About 20 years ago, Central and Eastern Europe was in turmoil. In 1992, Bosnian independence was declared by referendum. However, the newly-formed state was rife with ethnic diversity and tension, stemming from differences in religious belief. The