Volume 11 (2022)

Tenor of Our Times is an annual journal publishing the work of current and past Harding students on historical and social science topics. The journal title originates with former History and Social Science department chairman, Raymond Muncy, who often said, "Historians reflect the tenor of their times." As a student-managed publication supported by a faculty editorial board, Tenor is designed to encourage undergraduate scholarship in understanding the past and present. The journal also includes the names and paper titles of the winners of the Raymond L. Muncy Scholarship from the previous academic year.


Editor's Note
Eric Johnson

Section 1: Time in the Ganus

Section 2: Special Reports


History Faire 2022
Mason Spivy and MaryKyle Bartlett

Section 3: Guns, the Skies, & Blood

Section 4: Scandal & Reform

Section 5: Cities & Nations in Conflict


Managing Editor
Eric Johnson
Copy Editor
Grace Ann Green
Aesthetics Editor
Paxton Davis
Student Review Board Editor
Elijah Fisher
Advertising Editor
Bennett Anderson


The Raymond L. Muncy Scholarship is a one-time financial award for those undergraduate students at Harding University majoring in History who demonstrate exceptional scholarship, research, and Christian character. The scholarship was created to honor the late Raymond L. Muncy, chairman of the Department of History and Social Sciences from 1965-1993. His teaching, mentoring, and scholarship modeled the best in Christian education. Applied toward tuition, the award is granted over the span of a single academic year and is presented annually at the Department of History and Political Science Banquet.


The 2021-2022 Muncy Scholarship Winners: Grace Ann Green's "Olympe de Gouges: A Woman too Revolutionary for the Revolution" received first place, and Jackson Montgomery's "The Effects of Reconstruction on Arkansas" placed second.

The 2022-2023 Muncy Scholarship Winners: Elijah Fisher's "Satirical or Serious: Interpreting the True Intentions of Thomas Moore’s Utopia" received first place, Paxton Davis's "Glenn Curtiss Master of Sky and Sea" placed second, and Jacob Anderson's "Pop Is Going Downhill" placed third.