ItemReport: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review, Volume 5, Issue 1 (Fall 2014)(West Point Press, 2014) Editing TeamReport is a non-profit publication produced by undergraduate cadets at the United States Military Academy. It accepts and encourages submissions from undergraduates in the fall and spring. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. ItemFront Matter(West Point Press, 2014) Editing TeamThe Editorial Board would like to thank the faculty of the History Department for their submission recommendations, all the students who submitted papers, and Captain Mark Ehlers and Captain Jon Romaneski for their extensive guidance and technical support. Without their help, Report would not have been possible. ItemIn The Shadow of An Empire: Military Reforms of The Russian Federation(West Point Press, 2014) Meredith, Jake EdwardJake Edward Meredith is a senior studying Political Science, History, and Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest University. Before Wake Forest, he attended the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA. He wrote this paper during the spring semester of 2014 for his Politics in Russia & Eastern Europe course. Jake was inspired to research Russian military reform by the concurrent invasion of the Ukraine, and thanks Dr. Welsh for her guidance over the semester. ItemA Soft Landing: China and The Asian Financial Crisis(West Point Press, 2014) Wentz, MeghanMeghan Wentz is a senior studying international history and economics at the United States Military Academy. She wrote this paper in fulfillment of a requirement for a course on the history of China. ItemColonial Photographs as Agents of Imperial History: Felice Beato And The Aftermath Of The Sepoy Rebellion Of 1857(West Point Press, 2014) Quinn, MckenzieA History major with a correlate in Art History at Vassar College, McKenzie Quinn was intrigued by the influence that photography had on the collective memory of the British after the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857. Having written her final research paper for a British Empire history class on the topic of Felice Beato's 19th-century colonial photography in India, she decided to explore how Beato's photographs functioned as active agents in the construction of an imperial history that ultimately perpetuated colonial systems of British superiority. ItemPre-Revolutionary Nationalism in American Taverns(West Point Press, 2014) Kanuka, MadelineMadeline is a third year Honors History Major and Political Science Minor at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. While taking a seminar on the history of coffeehouses and substances in Europe, she became interested in the unique public sphere that sprang up around beverages. A dual American/Canadian citizen focusing on American History in Canada, Madeline decided to look abroad and was intrigued to find out just how influential tavern culture had been in shaping an American identity and encouraging military mobilization before the American Revolution. ItemThe Clean Campaigns: Tropical Medicine and The British Army During World War One(West Point Press, 2014) Lynch, KathleenKathleen Lynch received her Bachelor of Arts in History (Honors) from the University of Connecticut in May 2013. She concentrated on European history during the twentieth century. She chose this particular topic for her thesis because, as a history and anthropology major with a minor in biology, she was very interested in studying the intersections between empire, medicine, and cultural ideas of health. She found that while historians have extensively studied British use of tropical medicine during the colonial period, as well as medical advancements during WWI, there has not been much research done on the role tropical medicine played on the non-western fronts of the war; in other words, how the colonial dynamic affected military medicine at this time. Her research sought to fill this gap in the existing historiography.