Footnotes: A Journal of History


This specialized UA History Department Journal presents original primary research and historiographical papers from University of Arizona’s undergraduate and graduate students. We are a forum of publication for historical research in a cross-variety of fields of inquiry. University of Arizona history students are able to work with the journal as both editors and authors. Footnotes highlights the importance of history and its applications in our ever-changing world.

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If you are interested in submitting a paper or becoming an editor, please contact Rachel Small, the journal's founder, or Dr. Katherine Morrisseythe faculty affiliate. 


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Footnotes Volume 2 (2018): Table of Contents




Water, Housing, and Transportation in Mexico City during the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

Reed Battles

pg. 7-26

Lynn White Jr.'s Medieval Heavy Plow: An Instrument of Agricultural Innovation, Population Growth, and Urbanization in High Medieval Western Europe

William Graessle

pg. 27-59

A Struggle Belongs to the People: El Rio's Story

Jordan Javier

pg. 60-74

The Construction of Spanish Masculine Identities from 1898-1936

Samuel Baum

pg. 75-96

The Manliest Man: How Jack Johnson Changed the Relationship of White Supremacy and Masculinity in America

Devyn Halsted

pg. 97-122

The Age of Self-Discovery: Western Cultural Discourse in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century Travel Narratives

James Green

pg. 123-152

Theater, Memory, and the HIV Crisis of the 1990s: An Analysis of the Musical RENT

Jessica Grossman


Corporal Penance in Belief and Practice: Medieval Monastic Precedents and Their Reception by the New and Reformed Religious Orders of the Sixteenth Century

Hannah G. McClain

pg. 177-198

Consequences of Inaction: United States Foreign Policy during the Holocaust

Ally Laubscher

pg. 199-212

The Importance of Baseball to Japanese American Communities and Culture on the West Coast during the Pre-War Years and World War II

Sarah Elizabeth Johnson

pg. 213-235

The Pinaleño Mountains in the Twentieth Century

Atalanta Hoyt

pg. 236-259

From the Poor Clares to the Care of the Poor: Space, Place, and Poverty in Sixteenth-Century Geneva

Kristen Coan Howard

pg. 260-285

The Subjectivity of Soul: Music and Racial Hybridity in Jim Crow Houston Alex Nuñez pg.286-288


Footnotes Volume 1 (2017): Table of Contents




“Every man may ghesse what a woman she was”: John Foxe and the Problem of Female Martyrdom

Annie Morphew

pg. 7-23

October 7, 1917 Revisited – Revolution or Coup d’état? A Brief Historiography

Nina Bogdan

pg. 24-39

Honor, Fatherhood, and Power in the Journals of Don Diego de Vargas

Amado Reyes Guzmán

pg. 40-52

From Mapping Stables to Mapping a Myth: Thinking about the Cartography of Horses

Frank Whitehead

pg. 53-66

“The Chamber of Your Virginity does not have a Price”: The Scientific Construction of the Hymen as an Indicator of Sexual Initiation in Eighteenth-Century Spain

Edward Anthony Polanco

pg. 67-88

“Everyone wants to pull us to heaven by our hair”: Caritas Pirckheimer’s Perception of Martin Luther

Rachel Small 

pg. 89-110

Highlighting History 498: Introduction from the Faculty

Katherine Morrissey

pg. 111

The Life and Legacy of “The Bear”

Christopher Richman

pg. 112-133

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943): The Mind Behind the Master of Lighting

Rachel C.D Martin

pg. 134-143

Jack Kerouac: An Uncommon Public Intellectual

Lisa N Lujano

pg. 144-164

Hannah Arendt: A Conscious Pariah and Her People

Samantha Balber

pg. 165-183

Thaddeus Stevens: Early Civil Rights Leader

Fernando Parra

pg. 184-203


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