Past Tense Vol. 5 Now Available

We are pleased to announce the release of Volume 5 of Past Tense Graduate Review of History. Click here to download a PDF version of the issue.

Over the past year, Past Tense has seen many changes. We welcomed a new editorial board and piloted a new peer review system. We redesigned the journal’s image, launched a new website, created a new publication layout, and introduced new genre of writing to the journal: the critical commentary. Throughout all these changes we have been motivated by the desire to promote graduate research in all fields of history and to provide graduate students around the world with opportunities to participate in the journal-making process.

This issue brings together four academic articles, two critical commentaries, and four book reviews. Although these articles address topics that span centuries and continents, each author advocates for the use of new sources, methodologies, and approaches to writing history. The issue features the following articles:

“Popular Liberalism: Vladimir Anzimirov and the Influence of Imperial Russia’s Penny Press” by Felix Cowan (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

“Looking Beyond the Archive: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Dealing with Difficult Archives” by Kelsey Kilgore (University of Toronto)

“Framing Military Violence in German Africa: Metropolitan Indoctrination, Masculinity, and the Conceptualized Other” by Christopher Goodwin (Norwich University)

“A Well-Worn and Far-Travelled Tome: The Life and Times of a 1652 Edition of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s Don Quixote” by David Purificato (Stony Brook University)

“Rejecting Notions of Passivity: African American Resistance to Lynching in the Southern United States” by Sarah Whitwell (McMaster University)

“Managing Marital Expectations: Marian Speech Practices and the Domestic Sphere in the Corpus Christi Cycles” by Vanessa Corcoran (The Catholic University of America)

Book Reviews by Andrew Seaton, John Miller, Evan Sullivan, and Baligh Ben Taleb

Thank you for supporting graduate research in history, and please enjoy the latest issue of Past Tense!