2020-2021 Collection

The Ionian Revolt

written by Jacob Davis '22
edited by Nicole Stark '22 & Wendy Zhen '22

The Ionian revolt was the impetus of the Greco-Persian war according to Herodotus. We focus on one of the earliest documented rebellions against tyranny.

A Brief History of
Western Historiography

written by Jacob Davis '22
edited by Alex Jacobs '22 & Alyssa Pascoe '21

How has the field of history evolved from the age of Herodotus and Thucydides to the present? This article provides a concise overview of the 'history' of history.

The Carlisle School
and Government Propoganda

written by Frances Storey '22
edited by Joe Cataliotti '21 & Ava Cervini '24

In 1879, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School was founded by Captain Richard Henry Pratt. With financial support from the federal government, the school sought to remove Indigenous children from their homelands and assimilate them into American culture and society. This article explores how the student publications at Carlisle acted as government propaganda in support of Indigenous assimilation.

Alexander Hamilton and the
Institution of Slavery Revisited

written by Frances Storey, '22
edited by Alex Jacobs '22 & George Labour '22

Unlike most of the other Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton’s involvement in the institution of slavery is unclear, and scholars have been divided on the subject for decades. This article discusses new evidence emerging from the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site that supports Hamilton’s ownership of enslaved peoples, and what that means in this moment of historical reckoning on slavery and race.

The United Nations Operation in the Congo

written by Frances Storey '22
edited by Caitriona Keane '22 & Wendy Zhen '22

In 1945, the United Nations was established to maintain global peace and security in a post-war world. The international organization was quickly tested by the refusal of the Belgians to vacate the Congo, their former colony, and the secession of Katanga. This article discusses the role of the two UN Secretary Generals in resolving the conflict and establishing the UN as an effective peacekeeping organization.

The Fight for Second in Command
in Nazi Germany

written by Stephen Wrubel '21
(I) edited by Denise Bates '21 & Joe Cataliotti '21
(II) edited by Alyssa Pascoe '21 & Nicole Stark '22
(III) edited by Caitriona Keane '22 & Nicole Stark '22

This three-part series will briefly analyze the power contest surrounding three of Nazi Germany’s most powerful figures—Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Goering, and Martin Bormann—henchmen, who directly reported to Hitler, spent much time in his private company, and at one point or another was named his successor in some capacity. Each of these individuals was personally responsible for the tyranny of the Third Reich and the horrific atrocities that sprang from this regime. They did not “just follow orders.” They executed orders to obtain authority and ultimate power.

Undercurrent of Isolation: Newspapers and the Jewish Migration Out of Boston

written by Lior Zippel '22
edited by Joe Cataliotti '21 & Wendy Zhen '22

The Boston area hosts one of the largest Jewish communities in America, and yet it is for the most part now absent from the metropolitan area and moved off to the suburbs. This move, however, was not just a product of ‘moving up’ but a more forceful process due to rising Antisemitism in Boston. This article focuses on the critical years of 1941-49 to analyze this move, and specifically how newspapers and periodicals responded to rising anti-Semitism in Boston.