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XLIV - Number 1
"Bolton and Turner: The Borderlands and American Exceptionalism"
Frederick Jackson Turner and Herbert Eugene Bolton are regarded
founders of the field of western history. Bolton was a student of
they corresponded until Turner died. While Bolton maintained that
Turner’s disciple, his work posed a challenge to Turner’s
ideas about the frontier.
Yet Turner did not address or incorporate Bolton’s work in
his own, and
Bolton did not seem to recognize that he had challenged Turner.
explores their complex relationship.
"The Civil War and the Origins of the Colorado Territory"
Abstract: We commonly
acknowledge that the extension of slavery into the West was
a primary cause of the sectional crisis. Yet we tend to treat these
century narratives as geographically distinct: a battle over slavery
engulfs the East while mineral rushes and migration transform the
the creation of the Colorado Territory is framed within both these
as well as in the shifting conception of American geography in the
"Chinese Dragon and Eagle of Anáhuac: The Local, National,
and International Implications of the Ensenada Anti-Chinese Campaign
article reexamines the anti-Chinese movement in Mexico through a
discussion of a failed anti-Chinese campaign in Baja California.
It argues that
Chinese migrants organized in the face of Sinophobic aggression
and that the
national and international implications of anti-Chinese violence
and government officials to grapple with Chinese demands for equal
treatment in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
- Hurtado, Herbert Eugene Bolton, Allan G. Bogue
- Szasz, Atomic Comics, Allan Winkler
- Levy, Frontier Figures, Richard Aquila
- Harris and Buckley, eds., Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson,
and the Opening of the American West, Robert M. Owens
- Jenkinson, The Character of Meriwether Lewis, Jay H.
- Mitchell, West of Sex, Grace Peña Delgado
- Shah, Stranger Intimacy, Karen Anderson
- Mathes, Divinely Guided, Lisa E. Emmerich
- Thorne, El Capitan, Emily Rader
- Silbernagel, Troubled Trails, Michael Welsh
- Byrd, The Transit of Empire, Kiara M. Vigil
- Glowacki and Van Keuren, eds., Religious Transformations
in the Late Pre-Hispanic Pueblo World, Nancy J. Akins
- Clark, On the Edge of Purgatory, William Wyckoff
- Elkind, How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy, Brian
- Fitzsimmons, Reforming Federal Land Management, Sally
- Adler, Oregon Plans, Gerrit-Jan Knaap
- Mitchell, They Saved the Crops, David Igler
- Walz, Nikkei in the Interior West, Joel Miyasaki
- Cassity, Wyoming Will Be Your New Home . . . , Renée
- Lingenfelter, Bonanzas and Borrascas: Gold Lust and Silver
Lingenfelter, Bonanzas and Borrascas: Copper Kings and Stock
Frenzies, 1885–1918, Duane A. Smith
- Olson, Frontier Manhattan, Virgil W. Dean
- Bubb, Landing in Las Vegas, Paul S. Biederman
- Lukens, A Quiet Victory for Latino Rights, Michael
- Hayes-Bautista, El Cinco de Mayo, Laura Hernandez-Ehrisman
- Murphy, Scenery, Curiosities, and Stupendous Rocks,
- Swetnam, Books, Bluster, and Bounty, Ted Moore
- Crouch and Brice, The Governor’s Hounds, Mark
- Miller, Kodiak Kreol, Katherine L. Arndt
"A Town Full of Dead Mexicans: The Salinas Valley Bracero Tragedy
of 1963, the End of the Bracero Program, and the Evolution of California’s
Chicano Movement "
Abstract: In 1963
a horrific accident took the lives of almost three dozen Mexican
guest workers, or braceros, in California’s Salinas Valley.
This article examines the event’s effects on various communities
in the United States, including policy makers, civil rights activists,
and farmworkers, while considering questions of race and labor,
tragedy and historical memory, and the evolution of Chicano politics
Gabriella Treglia, "The Consistency and Inconsistency
of Cultural Oppression: American Indian Dance Bans, 1900–1933"
article challenges the concept of a monolithic Bureau of Indian
Affairs regarding assimilation policy and personnel by examining
the rhetoric employed by policy makers to justify the Native American
dance bans in the early twentieth century and the role of superintendents
and agents in reinterpreting and implementing dance policy on reservations.
John Weber, "Homing Pigeons, Cheap Labor, and Frustrated
Nativists: Immigration Reform and the Deportation of Mexicans from
South Texas in the 1920s"
article examines the significance of the large-scale deportation
of Mexicans from South Texas beginning in 1928 and continuing into
the early 1930s. Rather than a reaction to the outbreak of the Great
Depression, this law enforcement campaign culminated years of debate
between restrictionists, who sought to curtail immigration from
Mexico, and anti-restrictionists, who demanded unhindered access
to Mexican labor. The origin of these events lies more in repeated
legislative failures by the nativists than in economic collapse.
Christopher W. Merritt and Jacob N. Pollock, FIELD
NOTE, "History and Archaeology: A Match Made in Interdisciplinary
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