Editorial Staff

The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies (ISSN: 2155-1103), is an open-access, refereed and nonprofit journal housed at The College of St. Scholastica and published by the Midwest World History Association. We do not charge fees of any type to authors, reviewers, or readers. Please check our Submission Guidelines page for information on our open-access policy and detailed instructions on style and formatting. Further information on the journal also available at: https://www.facebook.com/middlegroundjournal . Please address all inquiries to the journal’s chief editor Professor Hong-Ming Liang at HLIANG (at) CSS (dot) EDU

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Chief Editor:

Hong-Ming Liang, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth


Assistant Editors:

Jeanne E. Grant, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul
Rebecca A. Nedostup, Brown University, Providence
Karen Rosenflanz, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth
Kathryn Marquis Hirsch, The North Star Reports, St. Paul


Contributing Editors:

Ashley Dressel, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth
Marin Ekstrom, BISS Teacher Training Institute, Beijing
Jill Gaeta, University of Minnesota – Duluth, Duluth
Sarah R. Hamilton, Auburn University, Auburn
Andrae M. Marak, Governors State University, Chicago
Eileen Orzoff-Baranyk, Vernon Hills High School, IL
Martin Pflug, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth
Birgit Schneider, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ellie Swanson, Wrenshall School District, Minnesota

 

Contributors are solely responsible for the opinions, analyses, and conclusions of their essays. The editors, MWWHA, and the College of St. Scholastica disclaim any responsibility for the opinions and analyses of the contributors and those who submit comments. We have made every effort to alert our contributors on the importance of respecting intellectual property rights. If one of our contributors has mistakenly submitted an image that is not open sourced, please email the Chief Editor and we will remove the image(s) immediately. The contributors are solely responsible for all of words and images they submit for publication.

Publishers should send all books for review, clearly marked “for The Middle Ground Journal,” to: Professor Hong-Ming Liang, The Middle Ground Journal, Department of History, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN 55811, USA

The Middle Ground Journal is a scholarly journal of world history and global studies. It is also a teaching journal. Therefore, the journal also serves as an educational institution. Because of this dual nature, we have always had contingents of graduate and undergraduate student interns. Our student interns are given broad access to various parts of the scholarly journal, from the peer-review process, to book reviews, to marketing, IT, and community and K-12 outreach. These opportunities are strictly educational — ultimately our editors perform the scholarly editorial functions, our student interns shadow and learn from the process. Our student interns do not perform basic administrative and office tasks.

For a description of the student internship program, please see HERE. For information on the undergraduate and K-12 outreach program, The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy (ISSN: 2377-908X), please see HERE and HERE. 

For all inquiries, please contact The Middle Ground Journal’s Chief Editor, Professor Hong-Ming Liang at: HLIANG (at) CSS (dot) EDU

The Middle Ground Journal wishes to express its profound gratitude to the College’s School of Arts and Letters and to the Department of History and Politics, Dr. Jill Dupont, Chair, for their continued support. Special thanks, too, to the IT Department of The College of St. Scholastica for making this software, and the hosting of this journal possible. In particular, to John Eastvold, whose extraordinary programming expertise created this software. We also wish to express our gratitude to Dr. Lynn Hamre and Chris Jugacek, for their support of this project. We also extend our gratitude to St. Scholastica’s College Communications and Marketing Department for all of their assistance, and also to Brad Snelling and St. Scholastica’s Library for their work on behalf of the journal. Special thanks to Steven Mueggenberg for helping the Middle Ground Journal upgrade its website during the 2017-2018 school year.

For articles published between 2010 to Spring, 2018, see: HERE