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


Flights of Fancy: The Debates over Transportations to the Witches’ Sabbat in Early Modern Europe

Emily Sosolik
Arizona State University
 
"A careful examination of the works of influential authors in early modern Europe reveals that at its root, the debate over how accused witches were transported to the sabbat was not an argument over which mode of transportation was more plausible or common in witches’ confessions, but instead was a theological argument fueled by the Bible over which powers belonged to the devil and which belonged to God."

Confederate Nationalism and the Authenticity of Southern Ideology

Nicholas Vail
Trinity University
 
"Southerners in the antebellum and Civil War period distinguished themselves from the North on religious, political, and cultural grounds, with slavery amplifying these differences. This Southern identity, not just for slaveholders, was formed around racism and obstinate resistance to the Federal Government that resonated so strongly it still lasts today."

“To Collect Their Shattered Energies”: Hammond Hospital and Military Mental Healthcare

Vinay Giri
Duke University
 
"Hammond Hospital and Lyman Chamberlin served each other well through much of the Civil War, and the intersection of their stories provides a window into the development of wartime mental healthcare in the United States."

Featured Books


Making Men in Ghana

Aaron Freedman
Swarthmore College
 

"Despite Miescher’s excellent use of personal narratives in creating self-histories of masculine identity creation, he fundamentally fails to engage these narratives with the national social and political contexts upon which they and their sources crucially depend."

Featured Authors


Emily Sosolik
Arizona State University


William Chase Arrington
Armstrong State University


Vinay Giri
Duke University


Brittany Partridge
Georgia Southern University
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Armstrong State University, a University System of Georgia Institution