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Books from 2016

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

Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud: Custer, the Press, and the Little Bighorn (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

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

Books from 2013

St. Thomas, Nevada: A History Uncovered, Aaron McArthur

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


Lost in Translation? Orthodoxy and Ontology in the Transatlantic World of the Jesuits, Gregory Michna

On a common misconception of Ruth Benedict's moral relativism, Jeff Mitchell

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

The case for revolution in school sports, Jeff Mitchell

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

Submissions from 2003

Globalization: An Historical Perspective, David R. Blanks

Morning Star Dawn: The Powder River Expedition and the Northern Cheyenne, 1876 (Book review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

House Ways and Means Committee, H. Micheal Tarver

Submissions from 2002

Franco Cardini. Europe and Islam, David R. Blanks

Islam and the West in the Age of the Pilgrim, David R. Blanks

General Crook and the Western Frontier (Book Review), Jeffrey V. Pearson

Latin American History, H. Micheal Tarver

Submissions from 2001

Family, David R. Blanks

Nadje, Al-Ali. Secularism, Gender and the State: The Egyptians Women's Movement, David R. Blanks

Rural Settlements, David R. Blanks

Slavery, David R. Blanks

Nelson A. Miles, Crazy Horse, and the Battle of Wolf Mountains, Jeffrey V. Pearson

The rise and fall of Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez : An Historical Examination, Volume I: The Early Years, 1936-1973, H. Micheal Tarver, Alfredo Angulo Rivas, Luis Loaiza Rincón, and Luis Caraballo Vivas

Submissions from 2000

Paul Freedman. Images of the Medieval Peasant, David R. Blanks

The Cambridge World History of Food, Kenneth F. Kiple and Kriemhild Ornelas

Living a lie: Self-deception, habit, and social roles, Jeff Mitchell

William O. Douglas's "political ambitions" and the 1944 vice-presidential nomination: A reinterpretation, James L. Moses

Latin and South America, H. Micheal Tarver

The History of Sago, H. Micheal Tarver

Submissions from 1999

Gendering History: Europe and the Middle East, David R. Blanks

Western Views of Islam in the Pre-Modern Period: A Brief History of Past Approaches, David R. Blanks

Western Views of Islam in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Perception of Other, Michael Frassetto and David R. Blanks

Garcilaso de la Vega, H. Micheal Tarver

Louis A. Perez, Jr., H. Micheal Tarver

Submissions from 1998

Cultural Diversity or Cultural Imperialism? Liberal Education in Egypt, David R. Blanks

Fred Halliday. Islam and the Myth of Confrontation: Religion and Politics in the Middle East, David R. Blanks

Globalization and Cultural Nationalism: the Myth of the West, David R. Blanks

Mountain Society: Village and Town in Medieval Foix, David R. Blanks

Robert L. Burns. Jews in the Notarial Culture: Latinate Wills in Mediterranean Spain, 1250-1350, David R. Blanks

Submissions from 1997

Del Sweeney, ed. Agriculture in the Middle Ages: Technology, Practice and Representation, David R. Blanks

Mauro Ambrosoli. The Wild and the Sown: Botany and Agriculture in Western Europe, 1350-1850, David R. Blanks

Yanaconaje, H. Micheal Tarver

Submissions from 1996

Byzantium and the Muslim World, David R. Blanks

Donald J. Kagay. The Usatges of Barcelona. The Fundamental Law of Catalonia, David R. Blanks

English Literature and the Egyptian Student, David R. Blanks

Images of Other: Europe and the Muslim World before 1700, David R. Blanks

Werner Rösener. The Peasantry of Europe, David R. Blanks

Reason’s different tastes, Jeff Mitchell

Submissions from 1995

The Price of Freedom in the Valley of the Vicdessos (1272 - c. 1360), David R. Blanks

Transhumance in the Middle Ages: the Eastern Pyrenees, David R. Blanks

Submissions from 1993

Matthias Benad. Domus und Religion in Montaillou: Katholische Kirche und Katharismus im Überlebenskampf der Familie des Pfarrers Petrus Clerici am Anfang des 14. Jahrhunderts, David R. Blanks