SOAR History is SUNY Oneonta's open access undergraduate history journal. This selective peer-reviewed forum is student-run and faculty-advised. The primary goal is to provide undergraduate students from any university with an outlet for publishing rigorous academic research. SOAR will always remain student-run and faculty-advised to ensure the integrity of the journal, and uphold our commitment to student growth and experience. Our editorial board is SUNY Oneonta-based, but SOAR: History accepts submissions from undergraduate students or recent graduates (up to one year after graduation) from any university.

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We accept submissions on a rolling basis, and release a new issue annually in December. We have an open call for papers! Please share this with any and all who may be interested in publishing their work with us. Though we are based out of SUNY Oneonta, any undergraduate student in the world is eligible to submit work, including those who recently graduated (within one year). Collaborations with faculty are welcome, provided the first author is a student. Please visit our page for authors if you are interested in submitting a manuscript. In addition to authors, we are also in search of undergraduate students who willing to serve as peer reviewers. We use a blind peer review process to ensure that our submissions are held to a high standard. If you are interested, then please, sign-up to be a peer reviewer! Contact us at soar@oneonta.edu.

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  • Letter to the editor

    Smith, Gabriel (2024)
    Firstly, I would like to thank you for your sincere interest in our journal. Our authors worked diligently to edit and improve their manuscripts for publication: from their inception during their tenures in undergraduate research, all the way to what is now being presented for your appreciation. Secondly, I would like to thank the authors themselves for their cooperation, patience, and eagerness while working with me during the editing and review process. I hope they take as much pride in the quality of their labors as we do in having the privilege to publish them for the public eye.
  • The Development of Late Medieval Warfare

    Moliterni, Miles (2023)
    During the Late Middle Ages warfare began to shift with new technology and social structure leading to a change in the way wars were fought. With the forming of the infantry and the gunpowder revolution the growth of professional armies became a necessity in the Late Medieval period. By evaluating the various types of warfare, such as infantry, cavalry, sieges, different armies, and their army composition, we can see how war changed in the time spanning the late medieval period.
  • Review of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Palladino, Renata (2023)
    On the night of December 16, 1773, American colonists demonstrated their opposition to the British Tea Act by storming ships carrying East India Company tea and dumping hundreds of tea crates into the Boston Harbor, earning the name the Boston Tea Party. Since then, this event has become one of, if not, the most memorable acts of protest that led to the outbreak of the American Revolution. With that status comes public inquiry into the who, what, where, when, why, and how of the event and its role in setting independence in motion. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum provides the answers to these questions and allows the public to step back in time and witness this historic event. The museum is informative and entertaining for all ages no matter their familiarity with the Boston Tea Party and its impact on American history.