Journal of Historical Studies

Theta Beta’s members collaborate in publishing a yearly journal, Towson’s Journal of Historical Studies. The journal provides a venue for Towson University students to get their work in print. All Towson University students are encouraged to submit papers they have written for history courses at Towson.

Eligible papers must address a topic of historical significance in a scholarly manner. Papers should be no longer than 25 pages in length. Submissions must follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th or 16th edition.  

Eligible book reviews must address a book or film of scholarly and historical significance, or one that pertains to a certain event or topic of historical significance. Submissions should remain under 2500 words although considerations will be made based on the length of the book and quality of the review.

Any papers or reviews considered for publication must be accompanied by a professor recommendation ensuring the article’s quality and academic integrity.

To submit to the journal, please email a copy of your work to TUHistoricalJournal@gmail.com. Please include your name and, if applicable, the class for which it was written.

For further questions, contact our faculty advisor, Dr. .

towson Journal of Historical Studies

Vol. 1, no. 1 (1998)
  • Karl Senula, "American Foreign Policy and the Creation of the Panama Canal: 1846-1914"
  • Regina Sztajer, "FDR and the Yalta Conference"
  • Shannon L. Stevens, "Trial by Fire: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Polio"
  • Myron I. Scholnick, "Review: Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where it Comes From by Daniel Pipes"
  • Mark Whitman, "Review: Original Meanings by Jack Rakove"
  • Grant O. Martin, "Review: A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the pacific by Robert M. Utley"
  • Arnold Blumberg, "Essay: Changes in Two Generations of Historical Research"

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Vol. 1, no. 2 (1998)
  • Brandi Robinson, "Lazaro Cardenas and the Realization of the Mexican Revolution"
  • Lauren Suls, "Jews: From Europe to Argentina"
  • William Ward, "Review Essay: Strategies for a New China: The Policies of Yuan Shikai and Sun Yat-Sen"
  • James Lawlor, "Book Review: Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose"
  • Lynn Johnson, "Book Review: Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England by David Cressy"

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Vol. 9 (2012)
  • Caitlin Hughes, "The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Strategies of Diplomacy"
  • Ashley Link, "Exposing Children's Literature of the 1950s"
  • Melissa Moore, "The Struggle Between Obsolescence and Cultural Acceptance"
  • John Stachura, "The Medieval Friars in Literature and History"
  • Ryan Williams, "German Occupation of Eastern Europe During World War II"
  • Robert Zimmerman, "The Hatian Revolution: Yellow Fever and the Defeat of the French"

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Vol. 10 (2013)
  • Michael P. Meehan, "Constitutional Contradiction: Habeas Corpus and the Arrest of Judge Richard B. Carmichael"
  • Mike Keenan, "The Lexington Market: Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturday"
  • Cameron McPherson, "Prohibition's Lack of Effectiveness in Baltimore"
  • Harrison Van Waes, "The Growth of Labor During World War II and the Rise of the Baltimore Transit Company"

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Vol. 11 (2014)
  • Joyce Latham, "White House Health Secrets: How Historians View the Hidden Maladies of FDR and JFK"
  • Kyle Brickhouse, "Soviet Veterans and the Post-War Years: A History of Struggle"
  • Monica Lynch, "Using Lincoln: The Power of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation Throught the Ages"

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 Vol. 13 (2016)
  •  Jeremy Brown, "The Rise and Fall of John Humphrey Noyes and the Oneida Community"
  • Matthew Prevo, "The End of Sakoku: How the Cutthroat Diplomacy of Commodore Matthew Perry Unlocked Japan"
  • Nathan Painter, "Shinto Transformation and Government Support in Meiji Japan"
  • Brittnye Smith, "Jefferson and the Women Who Loved Him"
  • Paris Thalheimer, "The Education of Samuel Clemens"
  • Shelby Zimmerman, "'The Streets Were The[ir] True Homes: ' Working Class Children in New York City at the Turn of the Century"
  • James Trimmer, "Book Review: Galileo, Bellarmine, and the Bible: A Delicate Treatment of a Contentious Issue"

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Vol. 14 (2017)
  • John Platt Jr., "Consumer Culture During the Late Tokugawa Period"
  • Amna Rana, "The West as an Inspiration for Imperial Japan: Mahan, Fukuzawa, and the Japanese"
  • Henry Smith, "Japan's Red Sons and Daughters: Japanese Socialism as Opposition to Meiji Imperialism"
  • Harrison Reed, "University Endowments: Jess Fisher and the Making of Fisher College"
  • William Lippincott, "Media Review: 'The Monuments Men' and Why Both Historians and World Leaders Need to Watch it"

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