Past Issues

Past Issues

Winter 2018

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Declan Riley Kunkel, Yale University, Valjean’s Escape Photographs of Haussmann’s Underground Paris

Perry Ivie Young, Columbia University, Tapping Productivity: Shock Work, Stakhanovism, and Working Class Identity in Central Asia 

Hannah Hauptman, Yale University, Cuban Sponges Scrub World: Sponge Fishing in Cuba’s Gulf of Batabanó , 1890-1940

William Field, Yale University, Buckley and His Bedfellows: Fusionism, Birchism, and the Rise of Conservative Populism

Crofton Kelly, Vanderbilt University, “Every Man His Own Historian”: Will Durant and the Price of Popularizing History 

Nima Mohammadi, Duke University, Pete Seeger and the Cold War Blacklist: Authentic leadership through music in the face of un-Americanism 

Wen Li Teng, University of Chicago, Settlers, Savages, and Lesage: Relations of Reciprocity in New France

Stephanie Zhang, Vanderbilt University, Sanitation as a Veil: The Role of Complex Social Tensions in the Rise of Institutional Racism in Cape Town from 1899 to 1923 

Patrick Mills, Vanderbilt University, Politicization of Memory: World War II as a Metaphor for Iraq

Spring 2018

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Anna M. Lehrman, California State University, Fresno, “O, Desolating War!”: The Commemorative Poetry and Politics of Margaretta Faugeres, 1790s New York 

Rachael E. Jones, Dartmouth College, Questionable Progress: Medical Treatment of Shell Shock in the First World War

Leon Lam, Binghamton University, British Influence in Operation Urgent Fury: A Preliminary Study

Olivia L. Jensen, Vanderbilt University, Rhetoric Against Pagans in St. Augustine’s City of God

Katherine Frances Cayton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Anti-Communism, Gender, and Race in the Depression-Era South

Ashley Shiyan Sun, Emory University, Building Socialism With Cuban Characteristics: Sino-Cuban Relations in the 1990s

Dexter Docherty, McGill University, Gendered Justice: Elizabeth Fry and the Success of Benevolent Reformation in Nineteenth-Century British Prisons

Frank Spence, Vanderbilt University, Soviet Newspaper Coverage of McCarthyism

Elizabeth A. Cowan, Davidson College, “Our Exiled Eyes”: Remembering Ireland in Argentina through The Southern Cross

Breck Radulovic, University of Chicago, A Mistress’ Virtue: Women, Brutality, and Evangelicalism in the Slave South

Mason J. Herleth, Washington University in St. Louis, The Good Life: Reshaping Society and Social Values through Public Housing in Red Vienna

Natalie A. Hill, Marquette University, Useful and Beautiful Things: Lizzie Black Kander’s Space for Immigrants and Girls in Milwaukee

Fionn Adamian, McGill University, “We Will Give You the Pesos in Cash: Credit and Debt in Nahua Communities, 1540-1620

Jonathan Feld, Princeton University, From Clad in Irons to Ironclads: The Union Navy and Naval Emancipation, 1861-1863

Spring 2017

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J. Davis Winkie, Vanderbilt University, “The Good War” Forever: Allied Area Bombardment and the Japanese-American Internment in US History Textbooks and Memory

Madeline Sweitzer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Love (and Rebellion) Conquers All: Why Japanese Women Risked Everything to Marry the ‘Enemy’ in the Aftermath of the Second World War

Maggie Corbett, Vanderbilt University, The Forgotten Wreck of the Steamship Sultana: How America Forgot the Deadliest Shipwreck in National History

Michael P. Goodyear, University of Chicago, An Armenian from Macedonia: The Origins of Emperor Basil I

Noah W. Janis, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, “Allow Me to Call Your Attention to the Situation of the Forts”: Misreading the Importance of Defending Eastern North Carolina in the Civil War

Janna Adelstein, Vanderbilt University, Art as Power: The Medici Family as Magi in the Fifteenth Century

Michelle Shang, University of Chicago,  The Value of Suffering: American Civil War Pensions and Public Perceptions of the Morally Deserving

Robert Yee, Vanderbilt University, The Race for Looted Gold: Swiss Bank Compliance and Shadow Banking During World War II

Ellen Dement, Vanderbilt University, The Making of a National Library: The Library of Congress as a Cultural Product of the Late-Nineteenth Century

Andrew Grafton, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Fighting for Their Livelihood: The Distinctive Nature of American Privateering Culture During the War of 1812

Caroline Fleischhauer, Vanderbilt University, ‘History in Bronze’: Reshaping National Narratives of Civil War Memory through Confederate Memorial atArlington National Cemetery, 1868-1914

Camille Edwards, Cornell University, From Locke to Louboutin: Justifying Fashion Legal Protection with Philosophical Property Theories

Fall 2016


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Christian Talley, Vanderbilt University, Yun Chi-ho at Vanderbilt: The Deep Roots of Collaboration

Ian Shank, Brown University, The Crucible of Combat: Italian Soldiers’ Perspectives on the Second Italo-Ethiopian War

Christopher Zhang, Swarthmore College, “Pictures Worth More than Words”: The Fight for the True Representation of the Four Freedoms

Ashton Dubey, Northwestern University, Textbooks as Common Ground: The Alignment of Conservative Activists Against the Texas State Board of Education

Andrew K. Mengle, United States Military Academy, West Point, The Preacher President: Jimmy Carter and his Public Outreach Program

Laura Grove, Vanderbilt University, Calculation Caution: Seward and France’s Invasion of Mexico

Zachary S. Brown, Stanford University, From Reform to Revolution: The Transformation of Confederate Ideology and its Legacy

Maximilian Conley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Facing the Champion of the West: The Origins of Japan’s Wartime Jewish Policy

Haley Clouser, George Mason University, The Artistic Artifice of the Impressionist Gaze: Impressionism, the Look, and the Modern Social Structure

Katie Fordyce, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Not Your ‘Average’ Coup D’État: The 14 July Revolution and the ‘True Coup’ Question

Kathryn Fuselier, Vanderbilt University, The Underdog Strategy: Transatlantic Consistency in French Alliance, 1745-1755

Summer 2016


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Laura Grove, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt and The Vietnam Crisis

Editorial Board of the Vanderbilt Historical Review, Vanderbilt University, An Interview with Professor Michael Bess

Sarah A. Sadlier, Stanford University, “That’s Leaving It Pretty Much Up To Jane”: Gendered Citizenship, Explicit Feminism, And Implicit Racism In The 1922 Cable Act

Emerson Bodde, Case Western Reserve University, British Palestine, British Communists, and the Ideo-Logical System of Labour Monthly

Mary E. Gwin, Vanderbilt University, “More Precious Than Peace”: Woodrow Wilson, the German U-boat Campaign, and America’s Path to World War I

Olivia A. Valentine, George Mason University, Rejecting Reason and Embracing Modernized Art: How Victory Over the Sun Revolutionized the Russian Avant-Garde

Wenhao (Winston) Du, Vanderbilt University, Wiedervereinigung oder Anschluss?: The effects of Reunification in former East Germany

Sada O. Stewart, Princeton University, The Gilded Age: Allen W. Dulles and the CIA

Rachel Schastok, University of Chicago, Thematic Cartography For Social Reform In Chicago, 1894-1923

Caley Caito, Vanderbilt University, Look Forward in Confusion: An Evaluation of Postwar Europe’s Interaction with the Past

Spring 2016

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Kathryn Fuselier, Vanderbilt University, A Necessary Medium: The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Media Portrayal of the Second Wave Feminist Era

Sean M. Doyle, University of Virginia, Stars and Stripes…and Shamrocks?: Clinton’s Intervention in Northern Ireland

J. Austin Schaefer, Yale University, Go west, [old] man: Horace Capron, Guilded Age Capitalism, and the Development of Hokkaido

Daniel Ruprecht, Stanford University, Executive Inaction: John F. Kennedy and the Civil Rights Crisis

Samuel D. Smith, Vanderbilt University, Ode to Peace or Prelude to Militarism?: The Opening Ceremonies of the 1936 Berlin Olympics as Political Theater

Paige Pendarvis, University of Chicago, A Tale of Two Cemeteries: The Paris Commune, the Haymarket Affair, and the Politics of Memorialization

Christian Talley, Vanderbilt University, The Vietnam War as China’s Watershed

Jacob L. Wasserman, Yale University, The Trolley Problem: The Demise of the Streetcar in New Haven

Katherine Dixon, University of Edinburgh, Devotion and Decay: Death in the Late Medieval Imagination

Caleb Kahn Feiring, Vanderbilt University, Marechera: Meaning in the Shadows