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Summer 2015


Louis S. Warren, "Wage Work in the Sacred Circle: The Ghost Dance as Modern Religion"
Abstract: The Ghost Dance is commonly understood as a backward-looking rejection of modern life. Yet the teachings of the religion often incorporated exhortations to wage labor and other instructions for good living in the reservation era as necessary measures to precipitate the millennium. In reaching backward and forward simultaneously, the Ghost Dance helped resolve contradictions of Indian identity in the post-conquest world.


Jennifer Bess, “The Price of Pima Cotton: The Cooperative Testing and Demonstration Farm at Sacaton, Arizona, and the Decline of the Pima Agricultural Economy, 1907–1920”
Abstract:  Despite the original intent of the cooperative farm established by the Bureau of Plant Industry on the Gila River Reservation, it siphoned economic value from Pima families into the regional economy, revealing the impact of resource depletion and wage labor on the Pima and their strategies of managing socioeconomic change.


Christopher M. Sterba, “’We Built Our Own School’: The Cooperative Preschool Movement in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1940 to the Present”

Abstract:  The experiences of the El Cerrito Preschool Cooperative, founded and led by mothers who had migrated to the San Francisco Bay Area during the Depression and World War II, offer insight into the rise, decline, and partial resurgence of a largely forgotten movement to provide affordable child care and preschool education.
Abstract:  Las experiencias de La Cooperativa Preescolar El Cerrito, fundada y dirigida por madres que emigraron a la bahía de San Francisco durante la Depresión y la Segunda Guerra Mundial, ayudan a comprender el aumento, la disminución, y el resurgimento de un movimiento, en gran parte olvidado, que proporciona cuidado infantil y educación preescolar aseqible.


FIELD NOTE:
Sara Dant, “Brigham Young’s ‘All the People’ Quote Quandary”

Abstract: Leonard Arrington and the problematic source citation for an oft-quoted Brigham Young proclamation on communal land and water ownership in Utah.

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