David Wrobel, “Considering Frontiers and Empires: George Kennan’s Siberia and the U.S. West”
Abstract: This article examines the late nineteenth-century writings of American explorer, travel writer, and journalist George Kennan on Siberian indigenous peoples, the region’s incarceration and exile system, and his early twentieth-century commentary on federal Indian policy. Kennan’s work highlights the possibilities for comparative analysis of the U.S. empire in the Far West and Russia’s far eastern empire.
Jessica Kim, “‘Destiny of the West’: The International Pacific Highway and the Pacific Borderlands, 1929–1957”
Abstract: This article examines the construction of the International Pacific Highway, from Los Angeles to Mexico City, between 1929 and 1957. The highway project created opportunities for tourism, trade, and political alliances far beyond the U.S.-Mexico borderline. Highway promoters constructed an alternative borderland, one that ran north to south along the countries’ shared coastline.
Tim Bowman, “Negotiating Conquest: Internal Colonialism and Shared Histories in the South Texas Borderlands”
Abstract: This essay conceptualizes the post-1848 South Texas borderlands through the internal colonial model. South Texas Mexicans, rather than being the passive victims of domination by a colonial power, actively negotiated their places within the South Texas internal colony, similar to colonized peoples in formal colonial settings throughout world history.
DIGITAL HISTORY REVIEWS:
Douglas Seefeldt, “Digital History Reviews: An Introduction”
Cody Studies, http://www.codystudies.org/. Created and maintained by Douglas Seefeldt, Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Ball State University. Reviewed by Erin Passehl-Stoddart.
Geography of the Post: U.S. Post Offices in the Nineteenth-Century West, http://cameronblevins.org/gotp/. Created and maintained by Jason Heppler, Jocelyn Hickcox, Tara Balakrishnan, and Cameron Blevins, Stanford University. Reviewed by Derek R. Everett.
Homestead Nebraska, http://homestead.unl.edu/projects/homesteading-the-plains. Created and maintained by Rebecca S. Wingo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Reviewed by Dee Garceau.
Railroaded, http://web.stanford.edu/group/spatialhistory/cgi-bin/railroaded/front . Created and maintained by the Spatial History Project, Stanford University. Reviewed by Andrew J. Torget.
Spokane Historical, http://spokanehistorical.org/ . Created and maintained by Larry Cebula, et.al., Public History Program, Eastern Washington University. Reviewed by Geoff McGhee.
The Theodore Roosevelt Center’s Digital Library, http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library.aspx. Created and maintained by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University. Reviewed Brenden W. Rensink.
The William F. Cody Archive, http://codyarchive.org/. Created and maintained by The William F. Cody Archive, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Reviewed by Erin Passehl-Stoddart.