Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History

About the Journal 

(ISSN 2163-8551)

Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History is an online journal edited and produced by undergraduate students at Armstrong State University. The journal is dedicated to promoting undergraduate students’ research interest in history and their writing skills. The journal is also hoped to strengthen the collaborations in learning between undergraduates and graduates, students and faculty, and history majors and those from other study fields. All submissions will be fully refereed in a blind reviewing process by history professors and graduate students from Armstrong and other universities.


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Andrew Dierking (History); Payton Dison (English)


Faculty Advisor

Dr. Hongjie Wang

Former Editors

Francis Tannie Arnsdorff (History), Lisa Bringhurst (English), Meagan Chandler (History), Eric Curry (guest editor, History), Victoria Do (History), Caitlyn Floyd Geiger (History), Melissa Gibbs (History), John Hendrix (Liberal Studies), Thomas Jones (History), Muona Malola (IT), Ethan Marshall (History), Charles Halton Thomson (History), Elizabeth Weibush (guest editor, History)Shannon Wichers (History)



The 3rd issue of volumn 3 (2013) is dedicated to the late History Professor Mark Finlay (1960-2013).

The 2nd issue of volumn 1 (2011) is dedicated to Prof. June Hopkins, former head of History Department at Armstrong, for her continuous encouragement and support.


Readers and Guest Editors

Vol. 7, No. 2 (Nov. 2017): Brian Lee (History, guest editor)

Vol.7, No. 1 (April 2017): Andrew Dierking (graduate student, guest editor)

Vol. 6, No. 1 (April 2016): Anna Ruff (History, guest editor)

Vol. 5, No. 1 (April 2015): History undergraduate student Elizabeth Weibush and graduate student Thomas Waters served as guest editors.

Vol 4, No. 2 (Nov. 2014): The graduate students of History Department at Armstrong--Ashlee Casey, Victoria Do, Megan Kerkhoff, Samantha Mastrario, Oliver Pratt, Brittany Speller, and Thomas Waters--helped review and edit papers for this issue.

Vol. 3, No. 3 (Nov. 2013): We specially want to thank Thomas Brinkerhoff, a history PhD student at University of Pennsylvania, for helping us review some essays for this issue.

Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan. 2013): Dr. Michael Benjamin, Austin Deray (graduate, guest editor), Matthew Dittmann (graduate), Dr. Chris Hendricks, Dr.Juanjuan Peng (Georgia Southern Univ), Jennifer Mincey (graduate), Dr. N. Harry Rothschild (Univ. of North Florida), Dr. James Todesca, Dr. Hongjie Wang

Vol. 2, No. 2 (Summer 2012): Dr. Michael Price, Dr. Olavi Arens, Dr. June Hopkins, Dr. Douglas Wertsch, Dr. Hongjie Wang

Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 2012): Dr. June Hopkins, Dr. Michael Hall, Dr. James Todesca, Dr. Jason Tatlock, Dr. Michael Benjamin, Dr. Douglas Wertsch 

Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 2011): Dr. Michael Benjamin, Dr. James Todesca, Dr. Hongjie Wang, Dr. Douglas Wertsch, Greg Scott (graduate student)

Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 2011): Dr. Michael Benjamin, Dr. Chris Hendricks, Dr. June Hopkins, Dr. Ella Howard, Dr. N. Harry Rothschild (University of North Florida), Dr. Hongjie Wang, Dr. Douglas Wertsch, Matthew Moyer (graduate student)

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A special initiative of the Department of History,
Armstrong State University, a University System of Georgia Institution