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Published by: Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History on Feb 09, 2009
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Rudi Batzell,
Rain Che Bian,
Senior Editor 
 Allon Brann,
Senior Editor 
 Wyatt Ford,
Senior Editor 
 Volume 1.Issue 2Fall 2008
Te Columbia Undergraduate
 A Publication of the Columbia University Undergraduate History Council 
The Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History 
is a biannual publication released eachspring and fall. The
is published by the Columbia University UndergraduateHistory Council, with support from the Columbia University History Department andthe Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History and the Barnard College History Department. None of the above take responsibility for statements of fact or opinion madeby the contributors. Yearly subscriptions: regular, $30; institutional, $100; student $10.
The Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History 
is also available online at http://cujh.columbia.edu. All communications should be directed to cujh@columbia.edu or to:
Undergraduate  Journal of History /
Columbia University History Department / 611 Fayerweather Hall/1180 Amsterdam Ave MC: 2527/ New York, New York 10027-7939.
Submission Guidelines
  All articles submitted to the
Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History 
must be nominatedby a professor at an accredited university or college. Teaching assistants may also nominatepapers, but should receive approval from the course professor. The nominating professorcertifies that the nominated article represents outstanding undergraduate scholarship. Tonominate an article, the professor must send an email to cujh@columbia.edu, including:the name and position of the nominating professor; the the institution in which theundergraduate is enrolled; the class for which the paper was written; the title of thenominated article; and contact information for the nominated author.Nominated articles must include footnotes and a bibliography that conform to theChicago or Turabian style guide. Articles should be submitted as word documents or richtext files. Further details can be found at http://cujh.columbia.edu.
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Eliav Bitan.Steven Brooks.Charles Clavey .Paco Martin Del CampoEmma Hulse.Jordan Katz.Sarah Leonard.Carolina PerezDavid Piendak .Margot Schloss.Jardine Wall. Jason Zuckerbrod
February 10, 2009Herbert Aptheker Undergraduate HistoryConference at Columbia University
 The Scourge of the Poor: Rhode Island Temperance andMiddle-Class Legitimation, 1829-1843
Uniting a Dismembered State: Secessionist Insurgency inNorth Carolina, November 1860-May 1861
Mr. Black Man, Watch Your Step! Ethiopia’s Queens Will Reign Again: Women in the Universal NegroImprovement Association
N. B
Herbert Aptheker
, a Brooklyn native, earned both hisbachelor’s degree and his doctorate at Columbia University. Hisdoctoral dissertation was later published in 1943 as
 American NegroSlave Revolts 
and is a seminal work on slave resistance. The Herbert Aptheker Undergraduate History Prize is awardedby the
Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History 
Editorial Board fromthe pool of papers submitted to the
for publication. Award- winning authors are invited to present their papers at the Herbert Aptheker Undergraduate History Conference, for which they willreceive an honorarium of $150.
Lectures by the Recipients of the Fall 2008 Herbert Aptheker Undergraduate History Prize 
Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History 
is pleased to presentits second issue. While we began by only publishing papers writtenby students at Columbia University, for the current issue the editorssolicited nominations from universities and colleges across the UnitedStates and Canada. We thank the professors who nominated more thansixty papers from nearly thirty universities and colleges. The editorsare excited by the progress in fostering critical intellectual dialogueand recognizing outstanding undergraduate scholarship in the field of history, a process we hope continues at the upcoming Herbert ApthekerUndergraduate History Conference. This issue includes five articles reflecting diverse historical interestsand methods that both individually and collectively show the importanceof the historical discipline. Jeffrey Martin of Brown University impressed the editors withhis rigorous interpretative framework and careful reading of archivalsources. Exploring the key historical topics of power and the processof class formation, Martin uses the temperance movement in RhodeIsland to examine class relations and middle class legitimation in theage of the market revolution and an emerging capitalist society. Written while at Duke University, Barnes Hauptfuhrer’s articlelikewise reflects a wide and careful reading of published and unpublishedprimary sources. Exploring the politics of unionism and secession inNorth Carolina, Hauptfuhrer cautions against historical narrativesthat stress the ‘inevitability’ of secession by revealing the complex andcontested local politics from the election of Lincoln to the Fort Sumtercrisis. Hauptfuhrer effectively uses an intensive local focus to examine

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