Mission Statement

#History: A Journal of Student Research is a student driven, peer-reviewed, electronic journal that publishes articles by graduate and undergraduate students from any accredited college or university. #History showcases and shares exceptional student scholarship in a variety of formats including research papers, master theses, capstone projects, oral history interviews, posters, historical documentaries, and photo essays. By engaging students from multiple institutions, #History seeks to connect students from different schools and to create an intellectual forum that encourages historical dialogue and the exchange of ideas. The journal also offers promising student historians at the College at Brockport an opportunity for hands-on experience with the publishing end of the profession.

Current Volume: Volume 2 (2018) Conflict & Law

Welcome Readers!

We are very pleased to publish our second volume of #History: A Journal of Student Research. We believe this volume encapsulates one of our goals for providing a platform to showcase a diverse range of student scholarship.

This issue is aptly titled "Conflict & Law" due to the topics and themes that our five authors explore in their research. Our first paper by Gwendolyn Dougherty examines wound care in the ancient Roman military through the lens of modern medical science. The second, by Michael Lane, investigates how photography in the American Civil War shaped public opinion of the war effort. Continuing in the Civil War theme is a paper by Alexander Parysek, which argues that the outcome of the war was still undecided as late as 1864 and that the Union's victory was contingent on the events that transpired that year.

Our final two papers dive into the complex nature of law in the United States. Steven J. Casement argues that the South used court cases to strengthen the authority of the master class and reaffirm their commitment to slavery during the Antebellum period. Lastly, Jonathan Broida argues the Lemon Test should be an essential component for Justices of the Supreme Court to use when interpreting the Constitution’s Establishment Clause.

A special thank you to our writers, editors and faculty advisors. We hope that you enjoy our second volume and consider submitting your own work for our future publications.

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Managing Editor
Jonathan Broida
Co-Managing Editor
Jessica Tytler
Faculty Editors
Dr. Angela Thompsell
Dr. Carl Davila