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. 

Ms. Small's information is as follows:

Rachel Small
Ph.D. student
Division for Late Medieval and Reformation History
History Department, University of Arizona
Douglass Bldg. Room 315

P.O.Box 210028
Tucson, AZ 85721-0028 


Footnotes Volume 2 (2018)


Footnotes Volume 1 (2017)

Want to read this issue digitally? .PDF files can be downloaded below or you can find the separate articles online at the official Footnotes UA History Journal website.




Page Number

Cover   pg. 1
Copyrights   pg. 2
Letter from the Editors   pg. 3
Contributors and Editors   pg. 4
Table of Contents   pg. 5-6

“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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