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Binghamton Journal of History

A publication of Phi Alpha Theta

at the State University of New York at Binghamton

Fall 2017

Volume 18 - (Click for entire Journal)

  1. Roan Fleischer, "Nebuchadnezzar II and Babylon: Building Personal Legacy Through Monumentality"
  2. Tiffany G. Camusci, "The Creation of the American Meal and the Cultural and Class Ramifications behind Every Bite"
  3. Benjamin Pattis, "Thunderbolt from the Sky: The Rhodesian Crisis and the Viability of Military Force"
  4. Daniel J. Kersten, "Politicizing Cancer: Politics and the National Cancer Act of 1971"
  5. Leon Lam, "Beyond the President: The Carter Administration and the Making of the Camp David Accords"

Fall 2016

Volume 17 -(Click for Entire Journal)

  1. Jiajun Zou, “Chinese Diaspora in the Dutch East Indies during the Eighteenth Century: Religion and Custom as Roots of Identity against Assimilation and the Discrediting of Chineseness”
  2. Laura E. Earls, “Defining Autonomy: Women Navigating Transatlantic Intellectual Connections in Boston, 1770–1779”
  3. Gabrielle Schiller, “From Tape to Mendez: The Boundaries of Race, Citizenship, and Education in California”
  4. Lindsey McClafferty, “The Imperial Press: American Reflections on the Subjugation of the Philippines”
  5. Sara Marie Hobler, “Building Up and Breaking Down: Community Building and Its Difficulties among Mexican and Chicano Homosexuals”

Fall 2015

Volume 16 -(Click for Entire Journal)

  1. Kevin C. Anderson, The Taxicab Accession: Democratization, Regulation, and the Rise of the Hired Coach
  2. Justine Teu, Exploring Chinatowns, Cultural Exchange, and Orientalism: Traversing Urban Spaces from the 1890s to1920s
  3. Nicole I. Schindel, Les Années Folles: The American Portrayal of Interwar-Period Paris—The Lost Generation
  4. Joshua May, Dual-Promise Doctrine: Guantanamo Bay as a Microcosm of US-Cuba Relations
  5. Susan Lee, Haiti's Cholera Epidemic: Should the United Nations Continue to Enjoy Absolute Immunity?

Fall 2013/ Spring 2014

  1. Kayla Theresa Natrella, "Witchcraft and Women": A Historiography of Witchcraft as Gender History
  2. Michael Hickey, The Acts of Union and the Shaping of British Identity
  3. Neal Bonenberger, The Forgotten Crusaders—A Comparative Analysis of the Roles of and Effects on Christian Women in the West and the East during the Crusading Era

Spring 2013

  1. Robert Gary Žakula, "Pleased to be assisted even by the Devil Himself": Recollection, Reprieve, and the U.S. Intervention of Grenada, 1983
  2. Ilana Ben-Ezra, Merlin: The Medieval Embodiment of Overcoming the Devil
  3. Phillip Emeritz, Feminine Power in the Ottoman Harem

Fall 2012

  1. Ilan Benattar, Diderot's Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville: A Study in Historical Precociousness
  2. Andrew Menfi, Committed to the End: Confederate Soldier Combat Motivation in the Final Days of the Confederacy

Spring 2012

  1. Eddie Bejarano, A History of US-Peruvian Policy in Addressing the Relationship between Shining Path and the Cocaine Economy throughout the 1980s
  2. Jennifer Abbate, Photography and the Politics of Representing Algerian Women
  3. David Levine, Conflicts of Ideology in Christian and Muslim Holy War

Back Issues

Fall 2011

  1. Stephen Buono, Commission and Omission of History in Occupied Japan (1945-1949)
  2. Mark Soriano, The Politics of Marriage: Napoleon and Marie-Louise

Fall 2010

  1. Elliot Bowen, Analyzing the Feminization of the Teaching Profession in the United States from the Perspective of Occupational Choice
  2. Johanna Folland, The Devil and the Magistrate: Elite theory and popular beliefs in European witch trials
  3. Daniel J. Pearson, Possible Questions and Suggested Answers: "On the Beach, the Eisenhower Administration, The Bomb."

Fall 2009

  1. Angela Haas, Faith in Testimony to Faith in Tradition: The Debate Over Miracles and Convulsions in the Nouvelles Ecclésiastiques, 1728-1750
  2. Jeff Colonel, Sacred Identities: The Politicization of Gender and the Indian Struggle for Independence

Spring 2008

  1. Ryan Asher, Bridging an Internal Divide: The Search for Personal Reconciliation in the Works of Henry Adams
  2. Kristel Kempin, Kandinsky and Schoenberg: An Historical Analysis of Expressionism and Modernism
  3. Matthew Nilsson, Machiavelli and Shakespeare: Disguise as a Means to an End
  4. Joseph F. Stanley, Cognate Fathers of the Church: Grace, Original Sin, and the Possibility of Sinlessness in the Anti-Pelagian Works of Jerome and Augustine

Spring 2007

  1. Elissa Denniston, Outraged and Organized: U.S. Peace Activists in Nicaragua
  2. Dan Simonds, World War I and the Partition of the Ottoman Empire: Mandates as a Pretext for Imperial Domination

Spring 2006

  1. Keisha N. Benjamin, Free Blacks in 19th Century Binghamton
  2. Gaddi Goren, U. S. Influence in Latin America
  3. Gaddi Goren, The Jewish Experience Under the Military Dictators in Chile and Argentina During 1970s and 1980s
  4. Kara Pierce, A Revolutionary Masquerade: The Chronicles of James Rivington

Spring 2005

  1. Mark Goldstein, Emotions and Memory of the Holocaust
  2. Tim Hoitink, Human Rights Abuses by Security Forces in Northern Ireland

Spring 2004

  1. Sarah Boyle, The Woman's Christian Temperance Union and the Creation of a Politicized Female Reform Culture, 1880-1884 (doc, 63kb)
  2. Yvonne Cupp, Jean Paul Marat: Target and Martyr of Liberty (doc, 54kb)
  3. Shannon King, State Violence and Black Resistance during World War I and the 1920s (doc, 77kb)

Spring 2003

  1. Peter Rende, Tarzan in the Mist: The American Environmental Movement and Tarzan
  2. Christina Murray, Tappanzee Bridge
  3. Richard Murray, Our Future is Compost

Fall 2002

  1. Denise Lynn, Women and the Black Radical Tradition: Claudia Jones and Ella Baker
  2. Scott Polirstok, Buck v. Bell: A Case Study
  3. Antonia Etheart, Lincoln, Labor and Liberation
  4. Feigue Cieplinski, Poles and Jews: The Quest For Self-Determination 1919-1934
  5. Catherine Mountcastle, Racial Double Standards in Uncle Tom's Cabin

Fall 2001

This issue of the Binghamton Journal of History is dedicated to Professor Warren Wagar.

For many years, Professor Wagar has been the heart and soul of the undergraduate program and, in no small measure, is responsible for the formation of this Journal. He served as director of undergraduate studies since time immemorial, anyway, for a solid decade. He has given simply enormous blocks of his time to overseeing the undergraduate program, to maintaining contacts with the students, and to caring about the nature of undergraduate studies on this campus.

And, he nearly singlehandedly created the Binghamton University chapter of the History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta. His leadership and driving presence in that organization have been incredible. His sure hand, wit and commitment in guiding Phi Alpha Theta truly have been inspirational.

With respect and gratitude, this issue thanks Professor Wagar for his extraordinary and unselfish service to our students and this institution.


Aspects of the Great Depression: Its Causes, the Struggles of the Unions, and the Plight of the Unemployed
Tania Springer

Walt Whitman's Influence on Germany
Ute Ferrier

Taking the WJLC Agenda to the National Stage: The New Deal, 1933-1938
John T. McGuire, Ph.D.

The Colors of World History
Warren Wagar

Fall 2000

Myths of Vietnam
Phyllis Amenda

The Ethnic Component of Germany's Ostforschung: The Interwar Years and Beyond
Ute Ferrier

Politics of the Stage: Theatre and Popular Opinion In Eighteenth-Century Paris
Kimberly Meeker

Spring 1999

The Identity of Black Women in the Post-Bellum Period 1865-1885
Carl Greenfeld

Incorporation of the Ottoman Empire into the Capitalist World-Economy, 1750-1839
Barbara Reeves-Ellington

Universal Churches and the Role of Religion in Arnold J. Toynbee's A Study of History
Phyllis Amenda

Oral History: Revealing the Mind through Conversation
Ute Ferrier

Last Updated: 12/21/17