Volume XLV - Number 2
Michelle Morgan, "Americanizing the Teachers: Identity, Citizenship, and the Teaching Corps in Hawai‘i, 1900–1941"
Abstract: During the territorial period, elites and administrators in Hawai‘i sought to Americanize their multiracial teaching force. This article argues that administrators applied cultural, legal, and linguistic filters to weigh teachers’ potential to Americanize their students. Teachers’ responses challenged elite notions of American identity and the role of education in a democracy.
James Tejani, "Harbor Lines: Connecting the Histories of Borderlands and Pacific Imperialism in the Making of the Port of Los Angeles, 1858–1908"
Abstract: The nationalization of space following the U.S. conquest of California became troubled and unconsolidated in its encounter with complex natural land- and waterscapes like the San Pedro estuary, located on the Los Angeles coast. Here a new borderlands emerged beginning in the 1850s, when conflicting land laws and ambiguous surveys entrenched both Mexican and U.S. forms of property, and persisted until the Supreme Court settled litigation in 1897. These land disputes entwined the legacies of continental expansion with the imperatives of imperial expansion into the Pacific world, embedded a local history within national and global scales, and shaped the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ transformation of the estuary into the Port of Los Angeles, the modern West’s gateway to the world.
William S. Kiser, "A 'charming name for a species of slavery': Political Debate on Debt Peonage in the Southwest, 1840s–1860s"
Abstract: Federal deliberations over debt peonage in the Mexican Cession lands during the antebellum era helped to shape perceptions of involuntary servitude within the broader context of chattel slavery in the South. Judicial and congressional analyses of peonage in New Mexico informed future legislative proceedings in the early Reconstruction era that expanded the constitutional ban on slavery to include all forms of coercive labor.
Graulich and Witschi, eds., Dirty Words in Deadwood William Beard
Frankel, Searchers Leonard Engel
Howe, Markowitz, and Cummings, eds., Seeing Red Elise Boxer
Hearne, Smoke Signals Laura Beadling
Doerfler, Sinclair, and Stark, eds., Centering Anishinaabeg Studies Erik Redix
Mitchell, Crafting History in the Northern Plains Kimball Banks
Mooney, In Sun’s Likeness and Power Ron McCoy
McPherson, Dinéjí Na ?Nitin Michael J. Francisconi
McPherson, Dandy, and Burak, Navajo Tradition Michael J. Francisconi
Hosmer and Nesper, eds., Tribal Worlds Alexandra Harmon
Adams, Dahl, and Peach, eds., Métis in Canada Heather Devine
Piatote, Domestic Subjects Carol Williams
Ouden and O’Brien, ed., Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles, and Indigenous Rights James Allison
Hoxie, This Indian Country Daniel M. Cobb
Blackman, Oklahoma’s Indian New Deal Clara Sue Kidwell
Keating, Rising up from Indian Country Jacqueline Peterson
Kiser, Dragoons in Apacheland Shelley Hatfield
Beck, Columns of Vengeance Linda Clemmons
Roell, Matamoras and the Texas Revolution Milo Kearney
Alexander, Riding Lucifer’s Line Paul N. Spellman
Tucker, Oysters, Macaroni, and Beer Linda English
English, By All Accounts Alicia Dewey
Devine, On Behalf of the Family Farm Katherine Jellison
Cairns, Proof of Guilt Roger Lane
Hall, Dolores Del Río Alicia Rodriquez-Estrada
Escobedo, From Coveralls to Zoot Suits Maria Raquel Casas
Mckiernan-González, Fevered Measures Ann V. Millard
Bottoms, Aristocracy of Color Robert Chester
Correia, Properties of Violence Juan De Lara
Igler, Great Ocean Shelley Lee
Moore, Empire on Display Bonnie Miller
Childers, Colorado Powder Keg Melanie Shellenbarger
Wall, Game Plan Anthony W. Rasporich
Vaught, Farmers’ Game Thomas L. Altherr
Wegars, As Rugged as the Terrain Liping Zhu
Finn, Mining Childhood Charlene Porsild
Shermer, Sunbelt Capitalism Todd Andrew Needham
Gragg, Bright Light City Daniel K. Bubb