Winston Du – As Historian James Fichter illustrates in his book So Great a Proffit, American trade in the East Indies was not only voluminous, eclipsing that of almost every other western nation, but also historically significant. The success of these American merchants far from home, Fichter argues, profoundly shaped not only the political economy of the merchant’s own nation, but also that of America’s former mother country – Great Britain.
The Portrayal of the Iranian Hostage Crisis by American Media and its Effects on the Presidential Election of 1980
Dylan Rosenfield – The American media brought the Iranian Hostage Crisis directly into the America’s living room. Throughout the 444-day ordeal, ABC, NBC, and CBS increasingly sought to connect the American hostages held captive in the United States’ Embassy in
Winston Du Vanderbilt University (VHR Blog) In 1952, the Republican party nominated General Dwight D. Eisenhower to be its candidate for President. This was a rather strange situation: just four years earlier, the liberal Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) had
Robert Yee and Kathryn Fuselier – This article was written in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Political Review. For the first essay in this series, click here. A slew of recent news agencies recently investigated the case of the formerly named Confederate
Laura Grove – Since its conception, the United States has not only profoundly developed and flourished, but also grown in its influence and sway on an international level. The world has become Pax Americana; the ideals of the United States