The Hanover Historical Review

Volume 13, Summer 2018

Entire Text

Daniel P. Murphy and J. Michael Raley, "Foreword"

Outstanding Freshman History Essay 2017-2018

Jordan Kennedy, "Women’s Rights in Ancient Rome: From Republic to Empire"

Student Essays
Alex Kitchel, "The Ciompi Revolt of 1378: Socio-Political Constraints and Economic Demands of Workers in Renaissance Florence"

Daniel Johnson, "New Monarchy Economics: Power Centralization in York and Tudor England (1461 – 1509)"

Elizabeth Donaway, "The French Connection: How the French Wars of Religion Dismantled Two Dynasties and Sowed the Seeds of Representative Government in England"

Will Werner-Wilson, "The Looming Specter of Death: The Town of Madison and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919"

Natalie Williamson, "Why Her? Adolf Hitler’s Attraction to Eva Braun"

Caroline H. Brunner, "The Higher Segregation: A Brief Look at African American Identity at Hanover College in the Mid-Twentieth Century"

Remembering “The Lutheran Reformation: 500 Years Later Symposium” at Hanover College Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses, October 31, 1517—October 31, 2017

J. Michael Raley, "Introduction"

Symposium Program

Student Papers Presented at the Luther Symposium

Abigail Estes, "Martin Luther and the Priesthood of All Believers: The Foundation of Reform and Spark of Revolution"

Payton Fergus, "Martin Luther’s Treatise On Usury: The Effect of Materialism on Spirituality"

Madison Grimes, "Martin Luther’s Uphill Battle: A Fight Against One’s Own Intelligence"

Rebekah Jones, "Martin Luther, Faith, and the Reformation of the Church"

Emma Kate McMurtry, "His Body, His Blood, and Our Baptism: Martin Luther’s True Sacraments"

Rebecca Thorpe, "Calling to the German Nobility: Why the Church Needs Reforming"

Nicholas Vaughn, "Martin Luther on Secular Authority: The Powers of Princes versus the Obligations of Subjects"

"The First World War Era Letters of the Rogers Family"


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Senior Editor
Caroline Brunner

Junior Editors
Elizabeth Donaway and James Macumber

Editorial Board
Caroline Brunner
Jacob Domalewski
Elizabeth Donaway
Daniel Johnson
Meghan Lanter
James Macumber
Nicholas Vaughn
Hope Westmoreland
Eric Woodruff

Faculty Advisor
J. Michael Raley, Chair, Department of History

Managing Editors
Daniel P. Murphy, Professor of History
J. Michael Raley, Associate Professor of History

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Department of History and Hanover College

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