With the support of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Jagiellonian University, the prestigious journal has served as a leading voice among Polish historians since 1958.
The article is titled “The Rebirth of Poland: American Humanitarianism After the Great War.” It recounts how the United States helped secure Poland’s post-war stability and insure its interwar existence through extraordinary amounts of humanitarian aid and assistance following the First World War.
“This is a great time be working and writing on the First World War era,” said Blackburn. “It seems like we are experiencing a centennial commemoration almost daily for events from the war. I would encourage anyone that’s interested to take advantage of the next few years to learn more about the Great War.”
Blackburn is currently working on a history of the recruitment and training of the Polish-American soldiers stationed at Niagara-On-The-Lake in Ontario, Canada, during the First World War.
Blackburn holds a B.A. in history from Auburn University at Montgomery, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Auburn University.