The Scribe: Volume 2

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The Scribe of the Ages: Ruminations on History

An Undergraduate Journal produced by The Alpha Xi Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

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Volume 2
May 2016

Editor-in-Chief

Katie Willis

Editorial Board

Jessica McClellan
Laura Mele
Matthew Ruffino
Morgan West

Faculty Advisor

Dr. David Nelson

Table of Contents

Biographies
Contributing Authors .................................................................................................... 1
North America
The Evolution of College Charters in British North America
     Laura Mele .................................................................................................................... 3
Economic Life of the Female Community
     Darby Schuett .......................................................................................................... 15
Fifty Years: A Critique of the Warren Report
     Erin Sommers .......................................................................................................... 24
The Soviet-Afghan War: A CIA Perspective
     Matthew Ruffino ..................................................................................................... 34
Europe
The Negative Image of Marie Antoinette: Nationality, Largesse, and Dehumanization of Her Body
     Katie Willis ................................................................................................................. 46
Asia
Jewish Trade and Exchange of Knowledge and Goods: 10th – 15th Centuries
     Eric Kamm .................................................................................................................. 58
Asoka and Akbar: the Syncretic Rulers
     Daniel Hazeski ........................................................................................................ 76
Smith Family Writing History Award 2015
Ja, vi elsker dette landet: Kongeriket Norge: Yes, We Love This Land, Kingdom of Norway!
     Trevor Hougen ....................................................................................................... 88
History Department Awards and Scholarships
O. Fritiof Ander Award &
Smith Family History Writing Award ........................................................... 110
Acknowledgements of Faculty and Special Thanks
Special Thanks from The Editorial Board ................................................ 111

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