The Rice Historical Review is a research journal designed to showcase outstanding scholarly works produced by Rice University's undergraduate students.

Table of Contents

In order of appearance.

—Front Matter (PDF | 317 kB )

—The Politics of Policy: the Obama Doctrine and the Arab Spring
by Hannah Tyler (PDF | 6.2 MB )

—Free Labor through Marx's Capital
by Walden Pemantle (PDF | 2.7 MB )

—The Work of Women: Middle Class Domesticity in Eighteenth Century British Literature
by Abi McDougal (PDF | 3.2 MB )

—Women on the Oil Frontier: Gender and Power in Aramco's Arabia
by Benjamin Jones (PDF | 4.7 MB )

—The Decay of the State
by Nikolai Hood (PDF | 13 MB )

—The Religion of Thomas Jefferson
by James Altschul (PDF | 4.1 MB )

—Back Matter (PDF | 903 kB )

Editorial Board

Ephraim Griffith, Editor-in-Chief
Roger Liang, Managing Editor
Anthony Tohme, Assistant Managing Editor
Abigail Panitz, Director of Copy Editing
Christina Hahn, Director of Publishing
Darren Pomida, Assistant Director of Publishing
Edward Plaut, Director of Public Affairs
Daniel Russell, Secretary-Treasurer

Faculty Review Board

Dr. Lisa Spiro | Historical Review Faculty Advisor | Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services
Dr. Lisa Balabanlilar | Associate Professor of History | South Asia, Ottoman Empire, Islamic World
Dr. John Boles | William P. Hobby Professor of History | America and the South, Rice
Dr. Peter Caldwell | Samuel G. McCann Professor of History | Modern Germany, Europe, Political Thought
Dr. Nathan Citino | Associate Professor | US and Middle East
Dr. Randal Hall | Associate Professor of History | American, Economic, Environmental
Dr. Alida Metcalf | Chair of the History Department | Colonial Latin America, Brazil
Dr. Kerry Ward | Associate Professor of History | World and African

Recent Submissions

  • The Politics of Policy: the Obama Doctrine and the Arab Spring 

    Tyler, Hannah (2017)
    This paper defines and examines the Obama Doctrine by contextualizing it through the lens of other presidential doctrines and schools of realism and idealism. In addition, it seeks to establish the doctrine's tenets and ...
  • Women on the Oil Frontier: Gender and Power in Aramco's Arabia 

    Jones, Benjamin (2017)
    The Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco), which controlled the world's largest crude oil reserve and was once the largest American investment overseas, often claimed that its petroleum extraction activities contributed ...
  • The Work of Women: Middle Class Domesticity in Eighteenth Century British Literature 

    McDougal, Abi (2017)
    This essay considers how British literature in the eighteenth century participated in creating a singularly domestic image of women. Addressing gender roles, Samuel Richardson’s Pamela, Mary Hays’s Emma Courtney, and Jane ...
  • Free Labor through Marx's Capital 

    Pemantle, Walden (2017)
    Following the abolition of slavery or serfdom, wage labor became the norm for the laboring class of many nations. This article examines how capitalism and wage-labor replaced slavery and serfdom with other forms of coerced ...
  • The Decay of the State 

    Hood, Nikolai (2017)
    German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) perceived that certain fundamental structures’ from language to justice’ which had previously been enshrined by religious transcendence were by his time decaying through ...
  • The Religion of Thomas Jefferson 

    Altschul, James (2017)
    Thomas Jefferson’s religious beliefs remain a point of contention in contemporary political discourse, with actors on many different sides of religious debate seeking to claim him as an advocate for their position. In this ...
  • Back Matter 2017 Spring Issue 

    (2017)
    CONTENTS: Editorial Board -- About US -- Acknowledgements -- Future Contributors
  • Front Matter 2017 Spring Issue 

    (2017)
    CONTENTS: Editorial Board -- Faculty Board -- Sponsors -- Table of Contents