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Western Historical Quarterly
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The Western Historical Quarterly strives to be a congenial home for the study and teaching of all aspects of North American Wests, frontiers, homelands, and borderlands. Our mission is to cultivate the broadest appreciation of this diverse history.
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Recent Articles Autumn 2005


Duffin, Andrew P., “Remaking the Palouse: Farming, Capitalism, and Environmental Change, 1825--1914,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 95 (Fall 2004): 194--204.

Frese, Stephen J., “Comrade Khrushchev and Farmer Garst: Summit in an Iowa Cornfield,” Iowa Heritage Illustrated 85 (Winter 2004): 146--53.

Risjord, Norman K., “From the Plow to the Cow: William D. Hoard and America’s Dairyland,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 88 (Spring 2005): 40--9.


Arksey, Laura, “Dutiful Daughter to Independent Woman: The Diaries of Reba Hurn, 1907--1908,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 95 (Fall 2004): 182--93.

Delaney, Norman C., “Searching for Sergeant Gambel: David Reed Gambel, Soldier and Painter, 1825--1874,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 108 (January 2005): 287--311.

James, Louise, “From Gunnison, Utah, to Kagoshima, Japan: The Story of Mary Kimura Tokonami,” Utah Historical Quarterly 73 (Spring 2005): 175--84.

McNeese, Tim, “Into ‘The Great Unknown,’” American History 40 (April 2005): 53--60, 78--80.

Stanonis, Anthony, “‘A Woman of Boundless Energy’: Elizebeth Werlein and Her Times,” Louisiana History 46 (Winter 2005): 5--26.


Brown, Ralph B., Shawn F. Dorius, and Richard S. Krannich, “The Boom-Bust-Recovery Cycle: Dynamics of Change in Community Satisfaction and Social Integration in Delta, Utah,” Rural Sociology 70 (March 2005): 24--49.

Hollis, Shirley A., “Crafting Europe’s ‘Clean Slate’ Advantage: World-System Expansion and the Indigenous Mississippians of North America,” American Indian Culture and Research 28, no. 3 (2004): 77--101.

Odell, Kerry A., and Marc D. Weidenmier, “Real Shock, Monetary Aftershock: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and the Panic of 1907,” Journal of Economic History 64 (December 2004): 1002--27.

Olmstead, Jacob W., “Injudicious Mormon Banker: The Life of B. H. Schettler and the Collapse of His Private Bank,” Utah Historical Quarterly 73 (Winter 2005): 21--43.


McSwain, James B., “Urban Government and Environmental Policies: Regulating the Storage and Distribution of Fuel Oil in Houston, Texas, 1901--1915,” Journal of Southern History 71 (May 2005): 279--320.

O’Rear, Mary Jo, “Silver-lined Storm: The Impact of the 1919 Hurricane on the Port of Corpus Christi,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 108 (January 2005): 313--43.

Seefeldt, Douglas, “Creating Kearny: Forging a Historical Identity for a Central Arizona Mining Community,” Journal of Arizona History 46 (Spring 2005): 1--32.


Goodwin, Victor, “The Humboldt: Nevada’s Desert River and Thoroughfare of the American West,” Northeastern Nevada Historical Society Quarterly no. 1 (2005): 2--11.

Lichtenstein, Noah D., “The Hanford Nuclear Waste Site: A Legacy of Risk, Cost, and Inefficiency,” Natural Resources Journal 44 (Summer 2004): 809--39.

Maher, Susan Naramore, “Deep Mapping the Biome: The Biology of Place in Don Gayton’s The Wheatgrass Mechanism and John Janovy Jr.’s Dunwoody Pond,” Great Plains Quarterly 25 (Winter 2005): 7--27.

Mullen, Tom, “The Great Columbia Flood,” Columbia 19 (Spring 2005): 40--4.

Nadasdy, Paul, “Transcending the Debate over the Ecologically Noble Indian: Indigenous Peoples and Environmentalism,” Ethnohistory 52 (Spring 2005): 291--331.

Natural Resources Journal 44 (Fall 2004). Special Issue, “Managing Biological Integrity, Diversity, and Environmental Health in the National Wildlife Refuges.”

Shovers, Brian, “Diversions, Ditches, and District Courts: Montana’s Struggle to Allocate Water,” Montana The Magazine of Western History 55 (Spring 2005): 2--15.


Cunningham, Roger D., “‘A Lot of Fine, Sturdy Black Warriors’: Texas’s African American ‘Immunes’ in the Spanish-American War,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 108 (January 2005): 345--67.

Franco, John Klingemann, “Blacks in Northern New Spain,” Journal of Big Bend Studies 16 (2004): 47--58.

Kaufman, Reagan Joy, “Discrimination in the ‘Equality State’: Black-White Relations in Wyoming History,” Annals of Wyoming 77 (Winter 2005): 13--27.

Ling, Huping, “Reconceptualizing Chinese American Community in St. Louis: From Chinatown to Cultural Community,” Journal of American Ethnic History 24 (Winter 2005): 65--101.

Saxman, Michelle C., “To Better Oneself: Sully County’s African-American ‘Colony,’” South Dakota History 34 (Winter 2004): 319--28.

Western States Jewish History 37 (Spring/Summer 2005) & The Scribe 25, (Spring/Summer 2004). Special Issue, (Copublication), “Pioneer Jews of British Columbia.”


Baker, Anni P., “Daughters of Mars: Army Officers’ Wives and Military Culture on the American Frontier,” Historian 67 (Spring 2005): 20--42.

Bond, Gregory, “‘Too Much Dirty Work’: Race, Manliness, and Baseball in Gilded Age Nebraska,” Nebraska History 85 (Winter 2004): 172--85.

Carroll, Jane Lamm, “‘Who was Jane Lamont?’: Anglo-Dakota Daughters in Early Minnesota,” Minnesota History 59 (Spring 2005): 184--96.


Bentley, Michael, “Herbert Butterfield and the Ethics of Historiography,” History and Theory 44 (February 2005): 55--71.

Olson, Gary D., “A Question of Authorship: History of Southeastern Dakota: Its Settlement and Growth (1881),” South Dakota History 34 (Winter 2004): 340--54.

Ostendorf, Ann, “Song Catchers, Ballad Makers, and New Social Historians: The Historiography of Appalachian Music,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 63 (Fall 2004): 192--202.

Reese, Linda, “Dr. Anna Lewis: Historian at the Oklahoma College for Women,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 82 (Winter 2004--05): 428--49.

Talley-Jones, Kathy, “Teaching California: ‘Unique in American History,’” California History 82, no. 3 (2004): 6--7.


Adams, Bluford, “New Ireland: The Place of Immigrants in American Regionalism,” Journal of American Ethnic History 24 (Winter 2005): 3--33.

Meador, Karen, “An Unlikely Champion: Jefferson Davis and the Pacific Northwest,” Columbia 18 (Winter 2004--05): 12--21.


Amerasia Journal 30, no. 3 (2004/2005). Special Issue, “Border Crossings.”

Hendricks, Rick, and Gerald Mandell, “The Apache Slave Trade in Parral, 1637--1679,” Journal of Big Bend Studies 16 (2004): 59--81.

Stenberg, Richard K., “Dakota Doughboys in the Desert: The Experiences of a North Dakota National Guard Company during the Mexican Border Campaign of 1916--1917,” North Dakota History 71, nos. 1 & 2 (2004): 50--64.


Lyons-Barrett, Mary, “Child Labor in the Early Sugar Beet Industry in the Great Plains, 1890--1920,” Great Plains Quarterly 25 (Winter 2005): 29--38.

Zieger, Robert H., “Recent Historical Scholarship on Public Policy in Relation to Race and Labor in the Post-Title-VII Period,” Labor History 46 (February 2005): 3--14.


Allen, Michael, “I Just Want to be a Cosmic Cowboy: Hippies, Cowboy Code, and the Culture of a Counterculture,” Western Historical Quarterly 36 (Autumn 2005): xxx--xxx.

Arizona Quarterly 60, no. 5 (2004). Special Issue, “Max Ophuls.”

Christie, Stuart, “Crossing the Frontier: Hollow Men, Modernist Militias, and Mixedblood Mimesis in Louis Owen’s Dark River,” Western American Literature 40 (Spring 2005): 5--31.

Daniels, Douglas Henry, “Los Angeles’s Jazz Roots: The Willis H. Young Family,” California History 82, no. 3 (2004): 48--70, 78--81.

Fuqua, Amy, “Muckrakers, Pioneers, Neighbors: Progressive Politics in Willa Cather’s Fiction,” North Dakota Quarterly 71 (Summer 2004): 81--102.

Martin, Julia, “Seeing a Corner of the Sky in Gary Snyder’s Mountains and Rivers without End,” Western American Literature 40 (Spring 2005): 55--87.

Moran, Eugene V., “Ernest Hemingway in the Sunlight Basin of Wyoming,” Annals of Wyoming 77 (Winter 2005): 28--32.

Shaffer, Bill, “The Summer of Picnic,” Kansas Heritage 13 (Spring 2005): 6--12.

Watson, Matthew A., “The Argonauts of ’49: Class, Gender, and Partnership in Bret Harte’s West,” Western American Literature 40 (Spring 2005): 33--53.


Amerasia 31, no. 1 (2005). Special Issue, “Orientalism and the Legacy of Edward Said.”

Barrera, José Carlos Bermejo, “On History Considered as Epic Poetry,” History and Theory 44 (May 2005): 182--94.

Collins, Cary C., and Charles V. Mutschler, “Great Spirits: Ruby and Brown, Pioneering Historians of the Indians of the Pacific Northwest,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 95 (Summer 2004): 126--9.

Journal of the Southwest 46 (Winter 2004). Special Issue, “New World Edens, Papers from a Conference on Mythologies.”

Krishnaswamy, Revathi, “History in Language, Language in History,” Clio 34 (Fall 2004/Winter 2005): 1--18.

Phillips, Ruth B., “Re-placing Objects: Historical Practices for the Second Museum Age,” Canadian Historical Review 86 (March 2005): 83--110.

Starn, Randolph, “A Historian’s Brief Guide to New Museum Studies,” American Historical Review 110 (February 2005): 68--98.

Worster, Donald, “A Long Cold View of History,” American Scholar 74 (Spring 2005): 57--66.


California Territorial Quarterly no. 60 (Winter 2004). Special Issue, “Special Sutter’s Fort Issue II.”

Courtney, Bradley G., “‘One of the Most Remarkable Marches Ever Made’: The Lawton Expedition and the American Military Pursuit of Geronimo’s Band of Chiricahua Apaches,” Military History of the West 34 (2004): 1--28.

Indiana Magazine of History 101 (March 2005). Special Issue, “The Civil War and Abraham Lincoln.”

Jones, Trevor, “In Defense of Sovereignty: Cherokee Soldiers, White Officers, and Discipline in the Third Indian Home Guard,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 82 (Winter 2004--05): 412--27.

North Dakota Quarterly 71 (Spring 2004). Special Issue, “The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Bicentennial.”


Bales, Rebecca, “Winema and the Modoc War: One Woman’s Struggle for Peace,” Prologue 37 (Spring 2005): 24--35.

Benally, AnCita and Peter Iverson, “Finding History,” Western Historical Quarterly 36 (Autumn 2005): 353--8.

Bloch, David J., “Colonizing the Last Frontier,” American Indian Law Review 29, no. 1 (2004--2005): 1--42.

DeJong, David H., “Forced to Abandon Their Farms: Water Deprivation and Starvation among the Gila River Pima, 1892--1904,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 28, no. 3 (2004): 29--56.

Jacoby, Karl, ed., “Of Memory and Massacre: A Soldier’s Firsthand Account of the ‘Affair on Wounded Knee,’” Princeton University Library Chronicle 64 (Winter 2003): 333--62.

Kelm, Mary Ellen, “Diagnosing the Discursive Indian: Medicine, Gender, and the ‘Dying Race,’” Ethnohistory 52 (Spring 2005): 371--406.

McDonald, Laughlin, “The Voting Rights Act in Indian Country: South Dakota, A Case Study,” American Indian Law Review 29 (2004--2005): 43--74.

Newell, Quincy D., “‘The Indians Generally Love Their Wives and Children’: Native American Marriage and Sexual Practices in Missions San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San José,” Catholic Historical Review 91 (January 2005): 60--82.

Pencak, William, “Complicating Native American-White Relations in British North America,” Ethnohistory 52 (Spring 2005): 437--48.

Powers-Beck, Jeffrey, “‘A Role New to the Race’: A New History of the Nebraska Indians,” Nebraska History 85 (Winter 2004): 186--99.

Rosenthal, Nicolas, “Representing Indians: Native American Actors on Hollywood’s Frontier,” Western Historical Quarterly 36 (Autumn 2005): xxx--xxx.


Grinev, Andrei V., “Why Russia Sold Alaska: The View from Russia,” Alaska History 19 (Spring/Fall 2004): 1--22.

Norgren, Jill, “Belva Lockwood: Blazing the Trail for Women in Law,” Prologue 37 (Spring 2005): 14--23.


Aguilar, Dugan and Liz, “The Opening of the National Museum of the American Indian,” News from Native California 18 (Winter 2004/05): 4--12.

Grassby, Richard, “Material Culture and Cultural History,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 35 (Spring 2005): 591--603.


Burgett, Bruce, “On the Mormon Question: Race, Sex, and Polygamy in the 1850s and the 1990s,” American Quarterly 57 (March 2005): 75--102.

Flynt, Wayne, “Religion for the Blues: Evangelicalism, Poor Whites, and the Great Depression,” Journal of Southern History 71 (February 2005): 3--38.

Mora, Anthony, “Resistance and Accommodation in a Border Parish,” Western Historical Quarterly 36 (Autumn 2005): 301--26.

Peck, Steven L., “The Current Philosophy of Consciousness Landscape: Where Does LDS Thought Fit,” Dialogue 38 (Spring 2005): 36--64.

Quinn, Frederick, “‘To Elevate the Red Man’: The Episcopal Church’s Native American Policy in Utah,” Utah Historical Quarterly 73 (Winter 2005): 44--63.


Grim, Ronald E., and Paul D. McDermott, “The Case of the Mullan Road: Naming Features Along the Railroad and Road Surveys in the Northern Rockies,” Columbia 18 (Winter 2004--05): 22--8.

Green, Jerry E., “Riverboat Technology and Riverboat Builders for the Yukon River, 1896--1906,” Alaska History 19 (Spring/Fall 2004): 45--61.

Jackson, Donald C., and Norris Hundley, Jr., “Privilege and Responsibility: William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam Disaster,” California History 82, no. 3 (2004): 8--47, 72--8.

Quastler, I. E., “‘Emphatically a Rock Island Town’: The Railroad Legacy of Horton, Kansas, 1887--1946,” Kansas History 27 (Winter 2004--2005): 232--49.


BC Studies no. 144 (Winter 2004/05). Special Issue, “Being Young: Journeys to Adulthood.”

Gateway 25 (Winter 2004--5). Special Issue, “Special Baseball Issue.”

Fisher, Linda A., “A Summer of Terror: Cholera in St. Louis, 1849,” Missouri Historical Review 99 (April 2005): 189--211.

Jones, Preston, “At the Edge of Empire: Forging Americanness in Nome, 1899--1905,” Alaska History 19 (Spring/Fall 2004): 25--43.

Krainz, Thomas A., “Culture and Poverty: Progressive Era Relief in the Rural West,” Pacific Historical Review 74 (February 2005): 87--120.

Nichols, Roger L., “Western Attractions: Europeans and America,” Pacific Historical Review 74 (February 2005): 1--17.

Price, Jay, “Adventure of the Open Road,” Kansas Heritage 13 (Spring 2005): 16--23.

Smith-Cunnien, Susan, “‘Without Drugs or Knives’: The Early Years of Chiropractic,” Minnesota History 59 (Spring 2005): 200--12.

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