Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History
"For me, it is the students – those who work their way through the classrooms, learn from us about the past, and have good memories of their time here – who make me happy to be a historian."
Professor June Hopkins

"Not infrequently, I find that the study of history requires a patience and curiosity to peel back layers of misguided if also genuine readings and interpretations that hide past models of the best of human agency. When this is true historical study for me takes on the dimension of a treasure hunt with the prize found in the construction of a historical meaning previously obscured, if not buried in the past."
Professor Michael Benjamin

"Studying history helped me make some fundamental decisions. Learning history is like learning more about myself and the rest of humanity."
Eric Beba, Information Technology 
"History should be diverse. I want my children to learn the stories of humanity's past within a spectrum of race and creed. History becomes interesting when stories of old are connected."
Austin Jackson, Communication

Featured Articles

Echoes from the Past: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Vietnam War

Duc Tran
Brandeis University

A careful examination of historical documents from both Vietnam and the United States reveals that the Vietnam War functioned as an American war against Communists but at the same time represented the Vietnamese quest for national independence.  It also supports the further claim that the Vietnam War was an international conflict rather than a civil war


A Monolith of Defiance: King Hezekiah (c.715–686 BCE)’s Efforts to Fortify Judah

Eric A. Curry
Armstrong State University

The biblical, Assyrian, and archaeological records all suggest that King Hezekiah made a conscious effort to fortify his cities with food, water, and the construction of walls and other defenses


“Hey Skinny, Your Ribs Are Showing”: Charles Atlas and Masculinity in Early 20th-Century US

Conor Heffernan
Trinity College Dublin
"During the heyday of his program from 1929 to 1948, Atlas claimed that it could provide qualities that American men believed they needed at that time, including a sense of control, increased sexual vigour, and attractiveness and a strong personality"

Featured Books

Killers of the Dream

Eric A. Curry
Armstrong State University

Lillian Smith’s provocative social commentary, Killers of the Dream, examines the history of the New South through the lens of the psychoanalytical model of Freudian analysis in order to explain the outbreak of racism and segregation following the Civil War, and the subsequent dismantlement of slavery.

Josephine Butler

Katherine Soule
Armstrong State University

In Josephine Butler, the author has focused on the woman behind the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts-a new approach which helps the reader understand the evolution of personal support for women’s rights among men and women across multiple classes of society.

Featured Authors

Brittany Partridge
Junior, Georgia Southern University

Frank Oesterheld
Senior, Armstrong State University

Kyle Bridge
Senior, University of North Florida

Samantha Borders

Samantha Borders
Senior, Augusta State University
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A special initiative of the Department of History,
Armstrong State University, a University System of Georgia Institution