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

Inside and Outside the Purple: How Armenians Made Byzantium

Michael Goodyear
University of Chicago
"Armenian immigrants and Byzantines of Armenian descent constituted one of the key factors behind the longevity of the Byzantine Empire, positively impacting Byzantium in the fields of demographics, the military, imperial rule, economics, intellectualism, and religion."

The American Decision to Blockade Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962

Wilson Alexander
Taylor University
"The American decision to blockade the island of Cuba in response to the Soviet deployment of missiles to that island during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was the result of consequence analysis on the part of the decision makers, as well as the compromising and combining of available options."

Res Publica Restituta?  Republic and Princeps in the Early Roman Empire

Zachary Brown
Stanford University
"The Roman Peace was only possible because of the delicate balancing act that Augustus and his successors maintained throughout the Principate. Augustus set the stage by creating a regime that outwardly espoused the rhetoric of Res Publica Restituta while in reality allowing him to become master of the entire Roman state."

The Role of Chernobyl in the Breakdown of the USSR

Bohdana Kurylo
University of London
"The major role of the Chernobyl disaster was in highlighting the systematic failures of the government, and more importantly, the failure to establish trust between the government and the people of the USSR."

Featured Books

Review of The Most Controversial Decision and Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb

Alicia Espinosa
Boston University

In the wake of the Smithsonian exhibit featuring Enola Gay, the aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, two historians, Ronald Takaki and Wilson Miscamble, entered the debate surrounding the necessity of the atomic bomb.

An Outsider in the White House

Andrew K. Mengle
United States Military Academy (West Point)

Glad’s work is an in-depth account of the internal workings of Jimmy Carter’s foreign policy staff that successfully illustrates how  Carter’s international objectives changed as a result of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s ability to exploit  Carter’s inexperience and hijack his diplomatic agenda.

Featured Authors

Erin McHugh
St. Olaf College

Vinay Giri
Duke University

Frank Oesterheld
Armstrong State University

Hayden Drewery
University of North Florida
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A special initiative of the Department of History,
Armstrong State University, a University System of Georgia Institution