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    • Back Matter 2017 Spring Issue 

      CONTENTS: Editorial Board -- About US -- Acknowledgements -- Future Contributors
    • Free Labor through Marx's Capital 

      Pemantle, Walden; Moran, Michael (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 labor. The article uses the treatment of freedmen in Reconstruction-era Southern United States, Prussian ex-serfs in imperial ...
    • Front Matter 2017 Spring Issue 

      CONTENTS: Editorial Board -- Faculty Board -- Sponsors -- Table of Contents
    • The Decay of the State 

      Hood, Nikolai; Fritz, Anna Yen (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 democratizing impulses of the nineteenth century. He pondered the implications of this decay in its various manifestations, ...
    • The Politics of Policy: the Obama Doctrine and the Arab Spring 

      Tyler, Hannah; Bishop, Justin (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 contradictions. It then examines Obama’s arc of disenchantment with the Arab Spring and explains how this arc affected the way he ...
    • The Religion of Thomas Jefferson 

      Altschul, James; Hahn, Christina (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 paper, I attempt to understand Jefferson’s beliefs in his own words, examining his writings on spirituality, religious institutions, ...
    • The Work of Women: Middle Class Domesticity in Eighteenth Century British Literature 

      McDougal, Abi; Dwyer, Meagan (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 Austen’s Northanger Abbey form a literary progression with which to compare nonfiction historical sources. The critique suggests ...
    • Women on the Oil Frontier: Gender and Power in Aramco's Arabia 

      Jones, Benjamin; Wu, Xiaoyu (Linda) (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 to the modernization of Saudi society. Scholars have critiqued Aramco's narrative of enlightened self interest by showing how the ...