Perspectives: A Journal of Historical Inquiry is a peer-reviewed academic journal serving the History Department at California State University, Los Angeles since 1973. Published in print and electronically every year, it is our mission to provide undergraduate and graduate students at California State University, Los Angeles an accessible forum for their historical research projects.

Perspectives is the product of History 497, an upper-division course on editing and publishing taught by Dr. Brite Pfleger each winter. Published in the spring, the journal is sponsored by the Eta Xi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, A National History Honor Society.

Submissions are accepted at the end of fall quarter. We encourage all history students to submit their original research projects and/or enroll in HIST 497. Submission guidelines can be found here. To receive a copy of a current edition of the journal please visit the Phi Alpha Theata lounge

About The Editors of Volume 41

We are undergraduate and graduate students in the History Department and members of the Eta Xi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta at CSULA.

We hope our featured articles, special feature and book reviews stimulate meaningful academic conversation.

We thank our academic advisor, Dr. Birte Pfleger for her guidance and commitment to the journal.


 2014 Perspective Team

From left to right: (Front) Joshua Crespo, Mindy Deal, Brian Sun (Middle) Phillip Mikell, Zoe Valadez, Marissa Jackson, Eddie Organista, Stefan Ogbac (Rear) Joseph Davis, Natasha Lueras, Jose Magana, Saul Hernandez, Jesse Cantu


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