The Editorial Staff of the Georgetown Journal of History is proud to release its 2017 edition. We had a remarkable pool of undergraduate submissions to sift through and the articles included in this edition were truly the best of the best. Published in this edition are articles from students at small elite colleges and great state universities across the country that cover topics globally. We also added to our editor contributions with a great piece by one of our own editors. Each scholarly work was edited by both our undergraduate student staff and history professors; we would like to thank them for their contributions that made this edition possible.
We would also like to thank Professor Tommaso Astarita who facilitated much of the communication between our editorial board and the History Department.