The Sextant CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY’S ONLINE HISTORY JOURNAL

Vol 9-Winter 2012-2013

 

 

 

•EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION

After far too long an interlude, The Sextant has reappeared.  This ninth volume has been delayed by a number of factors, some unavoidable or health-related and others merely annoying.  As a result, there is now a backlog of material which this issue will attempt to address.    This issue features some of the articles that have been waiting in the queue.  Several of the authors have gone on to graduate school and further success.  Alexandria Ruble is now at the University of North Carolina at Chapel, Frank Garmon at the University of Virginia, David Porter at Virginia Commonwealth, and Jessica Keene at Johns Hopkins.  Other student authors have gone on to graduate school in CNU’s Master of Arts in Teaching program.

This issue’s papers cover a wide-range of subjects.  Jessica Keene examines feminism in the wake of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Frank Garmon continues his interest in the finances of the Early Republic and Jacksonian Eras, while Maxwell Plarr takes an unusual approach in placing the America’s Cup races as a source of nationalism and pride in the United States.  Timothy Coddington takes on the rise of the Russian mob in America.  Our European topics cover a broader range of time, although much of the focus is solidly on Germany both modern and ancient.  On the modern, David Porter looks at the Nuremberg trial of Julius Streicher, the Nazi’s earliest and most virulent propagandist,  Amanda Grozbean addresses the post-war education on democracy of German, Ryan Shaughnessy chronicles the odyssey of the anti-Nazi pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Jennifer Herbert argues the importance of the Volkswagen in restoring a sense of pride in West Germany after World War II.  At the opposite end of the timeline Alexandria Ruble discusses how the Romans came to classify and rank the different Germanic tribes they encountered and conquered. 

Latin America and the Middle East conclude the historical surveys, first with Lisa Hilleary discussing Gamal Nassar’s rise to power in Egypt and then Katelyn Judkins chronicling the rise of modern Zionism.  Jack King provides a narrative of the Mexican role in the Second World War, Tom Buxbaum details what caused the rise of Juan Peron, and Jennifer Wells provides a concise tale of the United Fruit Company and the “banana republics” it came to control.

I hope you enjoy the revived Sextant, and hope you will look forward for our next issue, set for summer 2013.

—Dr. Nigel Sellars

Associate Professor

January 31, 2013

 

 

 

Contents


Coddington

Garmon

Grozbean

Hilleary-Nasser

King

Keene

Viar

Judkins

Plarr
Ruble
Shaughnessy
Buxbaum
Herbert
Porter

 

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