The Historian

The Historian is a journal that publishes contemporary and relevant historical scholarship. The Historian also publishes extensive book reviews covering a wide array of recently published scholarly manuscripts.

Articles from Vol. 57, No. 3, Spring

Chinese Currencies and Stamps, 1932-1949
The historical debates over the republican era in China (1912-49) arise from its being the most promising and unsettled period in modern Chinese history. The ouster of the last emperor and collapse of the imperial system before World War I gave rise...
Interview with Walter L. Arnstein
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1930, and immigrating to New York City in 1939, Arnstein earned his bachelor's degree in history at City College of New York, his master's degree at Columbia University, and his Ph.D. at Northwestern University. He has...
Picturing American History, 1770-1930
The European IDEA that cast the painting of historical characters and events as the highest form of artistic expression came to the United States during the late eighteenth century. Establishing pictorial traditions where none had previously existed,...
The American Nazi Party, 1958-1967
George Lincoln Rockwell (1918-67), the founder and leader of the American Nazi Party (ANP), was one of the most controversial and reviled public figures in the United States. As the era's most notorious advocate of racist and anti-Semitic politics, Rockwell...
The Royal Indian Hospital of Mexico City, 1553-1680
The Spanish invasion of Mexico in 1519 began a new age for the Americas and Europe. While many scholars have concentrated their research upon the military conquest, disease - the hidden ally of the Spaniards - has received less scrutiny and emphasis....
The Venezuelan Claims Controversy at the Hague, 1903
Former Secretary of State John W. Foster, in his 1906 book, The Practice of Diplomacy, gave President Theodore Roosevelt credit for submitting the Venezuelan claims dispute to the Court of Arbitration at the Hague. Foster's contentions were challenged...
Upstreams and Downstreams in Early Modern Sumatra
Southeast Asia is commonly seen by nonspecialists as a geographical unit that encompasses the mainland (Thailand, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia) and the island world (Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei, Singapore). However, the range of linguistic...
U.S. Aid to Poles under Nazi Domination, 1939-1940
THE GERMAN CONQUEST of Poland in the fall of 1939 produced a flood of refugees. The Commission for Polish Relief (CPR), a consortium of relief agencies headed by Herbert Hoover, the former U.S. president, and the American Red Cross (ARC), headed by Norman...
War's Eclipse of Primary Education in Alsace-Lorraine, 1914-1918
That European Primary schools fostered nationalism before World War I is clear from the official curricula and textbooks that taught children about national identity, if not nationalistic chauvinism. Europe's schoolchildren sang national anthems and...