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Submissions from 2020


Journal of Big History, David R. Blanks


Journal of Big History, David R. Blanks and Nicoló Antonietti

White Hat: The Military Career of Captain William Philo Clark (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

The Media and Sino-American Rapprochement, 1963-1972: A Comparative Study, Guolin Yi

Books from 2019

Big History and Critical Theory, David R. Blanks


The Sense of Distance and the Perception of the Other, David R. Blanks


Slave Resistance, Kelly Houston Jones

American Indian Slavery in Colonial New England, Gregory Michna

Colonialism, Community, and Heritage in Native New England by Siobhan M. Hart (Review), Gregory Michna

Harvard Indian College, Gregory Michna

Josselyn, John. Voyages to New England and Observations on Native Americans, Gregory Michna

Mather, Increase, Brief History of King Philip's War, Gregory Michna

Mayhew, Thomas Jr. (1621-ca. 1657), Gregory Michna

Reviews: Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England, Gregory Michna

Tribal Governance among the Algonquian Peoples of North America, Gregory Michna

Track: Teaching Political Theory and Theories., Micheal T. Rogers, Robert Glover, and Melinda Kovács

Submissions from 2018


Jeremy Lent. The Patterning Instinct, David R. Blanks

Bondswomen on Arkansas's Cotton Frontier: Migration, Labor, Family, and Resistance among an Exploited Class, Kelly Houston Jones

White Fear of Black Rebellion, 1819-1866, Kelly Houston Jones


Anna Maria Forssberg, The Story of War: Church and Propaganda in France and Sweden 1610-1710 (Book Review), Gregory Michna


Drew Lopenzina, Through an Indian’s Looking-Glass: A Cultural Biography of William Apess, Pequot. (Book Review), Gregory Michna


Illustrating the Lives of Fort Mackinac's British and American Soldiers (Book Review of The Soldiers of Fort Mackinac: An Illustrated History by Phil Porter), Gregory Michna

The Church, Authority, and Foucault: Imagining the Church as an Open Space of Freedom. (Book Review), Gregory Michna

Soldiers in the Southwest Borderlands, 1848-1886 (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861–1865 (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

Ingenious Citizenship: Recrafting Democracy for Social Change (Book Review), Micheal T. Rogers


H-Diplo Article Review 743 on “New Perspectives on Cold War History from China.”, Guolin Yi

Submissions from 2017


Edward O. Wilson. The Meaning of Human Existence, David R. Blanks

Scientific History and the Muslim Worldview, David R. Blanks


African-American Women and the Vote in Arkansas, Kelly Houston Jones

Doubtless Guilty: Lynching and Slaves in Antebellum Arkansas, Kelly Houston Jones


'A Prey to Their Teeth': Puritan Sermons and Ministerial Writings on Indians during King Philip's War, Gregory Michna

Protestant Missionaries, Gregory Michna

Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson


The History of Civic Education in Political Science: The Story of a Discipline's Failure to Lead, Micheal T. Rogers

The Identity Dilemma: Social Movements and Collective Identity (Book Review), Micheal T. Rogers

Submissions from 2016


Barry Rodrigue, Leonid Grinin, Andrew Korotayev, eds. Our Place in the Universe: An Introduction to Big History, David R. Blanks

Cosmic Evolution in the Cradle of Civilization, David R. Blanks

Europeans Before Europe: Modernity and the Myth of the Other, David R. Blanks

Chattels, Pioneers, and Pilgrims for Freedom: Arkansas's Bonded Travelers, Kelly Houston Jones

Women after the War, Kelly Houston Jones

Empire by Collaboration: Indians, Colonists, and Governments in Colonial Illinois Country (Book Review), Gregory Michna

Against the Grain: Colonel Henry M. Lazelle and the U.S. Army (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

Land Pirates on the Santa Fe Trail: Captain Philip St. George Cooke’s Encounter with Texas Privateers on the Santa Fe Trail in 1843, Jeffrey V. Pearson

The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

The Inner Workings of Democracy (Book Review), Micheal T. Rogers

The Spanish Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia, H. Micheal Tarver and Emily Slape

Books from 2015

Dude, Where's the Civic Engagement? The Paradoxical Effect of Civil Education on the Probability of Civic Participation, Donald M. Gooch and Micheal T. Rogers

Bondswomen's Work on the Cotton Frontier: Wagram Plantation, Arkansas, Kelly Houston Jones


Robert E. Cray. Lovewell's Fight: War, Death, and Memory in Borderland New England. (Book Review), Gregory Michna

Book Review: Chiefdoms, Collapse, and Coalescence in the Early American South; Tears of Repentance: Christian Indian Identity and Community in Colonial Southern New England, Gregory Michna and Tyler Boulware

A Meta-History of Formal Civic Education: An Episodic History to be Repeated?, Micheal T. Rogers

Introduction: A Tocqueville Inspired Assessment of America's Twenty-First Century Civic Ecology, Micheal T. Rogers

Review of Challenges to Democratic Participation: Antipolitics, Deliberative Democracy, and Pluralism, Micheal T. Rogers

Civic Education in the Twenty-first Century: A Multidimensional Inquiry, Micheal T. Rogers and Donald M. Gooch

The New York Times and Washington Post on Sino–American Rapprochement, 1963–1972, Guolin Yi

Submissions from 2014


Rocket Science: Big History and Cosmic Evolution: A Review of Some Recent Papers by Eric Chaisson, David R. Blanks


Towards A Theory of Big History, David R. Blanks

Black and White on Slavery's Frontier, Kelly Houston Jones

A Cautious Enthusiasm: Mystical Piety and Evangelicalism in Colonial South Carolina (Book Review), Gregory Michna

Geronimo (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

Submissions from 2013

From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World (Book Review), Gregory Michna

Deliverance from the Little Big Horn: Doctor Henry Porter and Custer's Seventh Cavalry (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

Turmoil on the Rio Grande: The Territorial History of the Mesilla Valley, 1846-1865 (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civil Engagement - By Ben Berger (Book Review), Micheal T. Rogers

The Contradictions of Real Socialism: The Conductor and the Conducted (Book Review), Micheal T. Rogers

The “Propaganda State” and Sino-American Rapprochement: Preparing the Chinese Public for Nixon’s Visit, Guolin Yi

Submissions from 2012


A Natural Disaster of Civic Proportions: College Students in the Natural State Fall Short of the Naturalization Benchmark, Donald M. Gooch and Micheal T. Rogers

Sources in Patterns of World History. Volume 1: To 1600, Candice R. Gregory, Carey Roberts, and H. Micheal Tarver

'A Rough, Saucy Set of Hands to Manage': Slave Resistance in Arkansas, Kelly Houston Jones


Emancipation, Kelly Houston Jones

The Mormon Rebellion: America’s First Civil War, 1857-1858 (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

Sources in Patterns of World History. Volume 2: Since 1400, Carey Roberts and H. Micheal Tarver


A Civic Education Crisis, Michael T. Rogers

Sovereignty in Fragments: The Past, Present and Future of a Contested Concept - Edited by Hent Kalmo and Quentin Skinner (Book Review), Micheal T. Rogers

The Platonian Leviathan - By Leon Harold Craig (Book Review), Micheal T. Rogers


Special Edition on Civic Education & Civic Literacy in the Midsouth: Midsouth Politcal Science Review, Micheal T. Rogers and Gary Bugh

Books from 2011

Europe in Asia: Mosques and Temples in the Age of Discovery, David R. Blanks

Humanist Perspectives on Sacred Space, David R. Blanks and Bradley S. Clough

Warren G. Harding: Harbinger of Normalcy, Mildred Diane Gleason and H. Micheal Tarver

World History Enclyclopedia, Era 8: Crisis and Achievement, 1900-1945. Part I & II, H. Micheal Tarver

Submissions from 2010

John V. Tolan. Saint Francis and the Sultan. The Curious History of a Christian-Muslim Encounter, David R. Blanks

Technology vs. Biology: European Expansion in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, David R. Blanks

"A Mere Deception - A Mere Ignus Fatus on the People of America": Lifting the Veil on the Electoral College, Micheal T. Rogers

Books from 2009

Philip St. George Cooke, Jeffrey V. Pearson

Submissions from 2008

The Cult of True Victimhood: From the War on Welfare to the War on Terror by Alyson M. Cole (Book Review), Micheal T. Rogers

Submissions from 2007

John V. Tolan. Saracens: Islam in the Medieval European Imagination, David R. Blanks

The Local-National Connection and the Representation of Minorities, Sally Friedman and Micheal T. Rogers

History May Be Searched in Vain: A Military History of the Mormon Battalion (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

Jay Cooke’s Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873 (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

The Life of Yellowstone Kelly (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

Books from 2006

The Wrong Sort of Mentor: Heterodoxy and Anticlericalism in Languedoc, David R. Blanks

Medieval Monks and Their World: Ideas and Realities: Studies in Honor of Richard E. Sullivan, David R. Blanks, Michael Frassetto, and Amy Livingstone

Reflections on the Importance of Teaching Spanish Borderlands in the U.S. History Class, H. Micheal Tarver

Submissions from 2005

Imagining India in the Sixteenth Century: An Italian in Vijayanagara, David R. Blanks

Tragedy at Red Cloud Agency: The Surrender, Confinement, and Death of Crazy Horse, Jeffrey V. Pearson

The History of Venezuela, H. Micheal Tarver and Julia C. Frederick

Submissions from 2004

Isabella I, H. Micheal Tarver

El Fracaso de un Sueño : Un Breve Análisis de la Insurgencia en Venezuela, 1960-1968, H. Micheal Tarver, Alfredo Angulo Rivas, and Luis Loaiza Rincón

The rise and fall of Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez : An Historical Examination, Volume II: The Later Years, 1973-2004, H. Micheal Tarver, Alfredo Angulo Rivas, Luis Loaiza Rincón, and Luis Caraballo Vivas