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Recent Articles Autumn 2009


Clay, T.A., “A Call to Order: Law, Violence, and the Development of Montana’s Early Stockmen’s Organizations,” Montana the Magazine of Western History 58 (Autumn 2008): 48--63.

Eaton, Emily, “Getting Behind the Grain: The Politics of Genetic Modification on the Canadian Prairies,” Antipode 41 (March 2009): 256--81.

Mink, Nicolaas, “Cooking in the Countryside: The Rural Reform of Taste and the Wisconsin Farmers’ Institute’s Cooking Schools,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 92 (Winter 2008--2009): 2--13.

Stewart, James I., “Economic Opportunity or Hardship? The Causes of Geographic Mobility on the Agricultural Frontier, 1860--1880,” Journal of Economic History 69 (March 2009): 238--68.


Compton, Todd M., “Becoming a ‘Messenger of Peace’: Jacob Hamblin in Tooele,” Dialogue 42 (Spring 2009): 1--29.

Daughters, John, “Ellen Powell Dabney: Mother of the home economics movement in Washington,” Columbia 22 (Fall 2008): 8--11.

Denning, Robert, “A Fragile Machine: California Senator John Conness,” California History 85, no. 4 (2008): 26--49.

Miles, Jo N., “Kamiakin’s Impact on Early Washington Territory,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99 (Fall 2008): 159--72.

O’Dell, Larry, “William Meredith Cunningham: An Oklahoma Proletarian Novelist,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 86 (Fall 2008): 316--27.

Rowe, Jeremy, “George H. Rothrock: Arizona Pioneer Photographer,” Journal of Arizona History 49 (Winter 2008): 355--92.

Weltzien, O. Alan, “Thomas Savage, Forgotten Novelist,” Montana the Magazine of Western History 58 (Winter 2008): 22--40.


Alexander, Thomas G., “David Eccles and the Origins of Utah Construction Company-Utah International,” Utah Historical Quarterly 77 (Winter 2009): 4--25.

Caporaso, Alicia, “Six Upper Missouri River Fur Trading Posts: Trends in Organization,” South Dakota History 38 (Winter 2008): 312--34.

Gordon, Greg, “Economic Phoenix: How A.B. Hammond Used the Depression of 1893 and a Pair of Defunct Oregon Railroads to Build a Lumber Empire,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 109 (Winter 2008): 598--621.

López, Antonio Irigoyen, “Un obispado para la familia: Francisco Verdín Molina, prelado de Guadalajara y Valladolid en la segunda mital del siglo XVII,” Historia Mexicana 58 (Octubre-Diciembre 2008): 595--656.

Reed, Norman, “Grist for the Mill: The rise and fall of Washington’s flour milling industry,” Columbia 22 (Winter 2008--09): 27--30.


Bussell, Mirle Rabinowitz, “Review Essay: Expanding the Borders of Southern California Urban History,” Journal of Urban History 35 (March 2009): 442--8.

Christen, Richard S., “Julia Hoffman and the Arts and Crafts Society of Portland: An Aesthetic Response to Industrialization,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 109 (Winter 2008): 510--35.

Murphy, Stacey, “‘Compassionate’ Strategies of Managing Homelessness: Post-Revanchist Geographies in San Francisco,” Antipode 41 (March 2009): 305--25.

Nance, Susan, “The Veiled Prophet’s Oriental Tale: St. Louis’s Famous Festivals in Context, 1878--1900,” Missouri Historical Review 103 (January 2009): 90--107.

Stanger-Ross, Jordan, “Municipal Colonialism in Vancouver: City Planning and the Conflict over Indian Reserves, 1928--1950s,” Canadian Historical Review 89 (December 2008): 541--80.


Boime, Eric, “‘Beating Plowshares into Swords’: The Colorado River Delta, the Yellow Peril, and the Movement for Federal Reclamation, 1901--1928,” Pacific Historical Review 78 (February 2009): 27--53.

Clifford, Frank, “Howling Success,” Smithsonian 39 (February 2009): 76--90.

Curtis, Kent, “Producing a Gold Rush: National Ambitions and the Northern Rocky Mountains, 1853--1863,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Autumn 2009): 275--297.

Davis, Steven M., “Preservation, Resource Extraction, and Recreation on Public Lands: A View from the States,” Natural Resources Journal 48 (Spring 2008): 303--52.

Fuller, Alexandra, “The Crowded West Has Little Room for Wild Horses,” National Geographic 215 (February 2009): 100--17.

Kunzig, Robert, “Tar Sands Yield Millions of Barrels---But at What Cost?” National Geographic 215 (March 2009): 34--59.

McLellan, Jason G., “Characteristics of the Kokanee Spawning Run in Harvey Creek, Washington, and Its Potential Use as an Egg Source,” Northwest Science 83 (Winter 2009): 1--15.

Rajala, Richard A., “Forests and Fish: The 1972 Coast Logging Guidelines and British Columbia’s First NDP Government,” BC Studies 159 (Autumn 2008): 81--120.

Welch, Craig, “Happy as Clams,” Smithsonian 39 (March 2009): 74--9.


Blanton, Carlos K., “The Citizenship Sacrifice: Mexican Americans, the Saunders-Leonard Report, and the Politics of Immigration, 1951--1952,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Autumn 2009): 299--320.

Campney, Brent M.S., “W.B. Townsend and the Struggle against Racist Violence in Leavenworth,” Kansas History 31 (Winter 2008--2009): 260--73.

Guyatt, Nicholas, “‘The Outskirts of Our Happiness’: Race and the Lure of Colonization in the Early Republic,” Journal of American History 95 (March 2009): 986--1011.

Haney, Richard Carlton, “Cancelled Due to Racism: The Wisconsin Badger Football Games Against Louisiana State in 1957 and 1958,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 92 (Autumn 2008): 44--53.

Kremer, Gary R., “The Abraham Lincoln Legacy in Missouri,” Missouri Historical Review 103 (January 2009): 108--19.

Kurashige, Scott, “Rethinking Black History in Multiethnic Los Angeles,” Social History 33 (February 2008): 1--11.

Perez, Mario Rios, “Chicos, Chucos, and Chamacos: Perespectives in Chicana/o Educational History,” History of Education Quarterly 49 (February 2009): 112--9.


Hyman, Colette A., “Survival at Crow Creek, 1863--1866,” Minnesota History 61 (Winter 2008--09): 148--61.

Magagna, Tony R., “Erased by Space, Ignored by History: Place and Gender in Marilynne Robinson’s West,” Western American Literature 43 (Winter 2009): 345--71.

Tallentire, Jenéa, “‘The Ordinary Needs of Life’: Strategies of Survival for Single Women in 1901 Victoria,” BC Studies 159 (Autumn 2008): 45--80.

Voss, Kimberly Wilmot, and Lance Speere, “Way Past Deadline: The Women’s Fight to Integrate the Milwaukee Press Club,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 92 (Autumn 2008): 28--43.


Brasher, Nugent, “The Red House Camp and the Captain General: The 2009 Report on the Coronado Expedition Campsite of Chichilticale,” New Mexico Historical Review 84 (Winter 2009): 1--64.

Frisbie, Charlotte J., “On Two William Morgans in Navajo Studies,” New Mexico Historical Review 83 (Fall 2008): 495--9.


Bagley, Will, “‘One Long Funeral March’: A Revisionist’s View of the Mormon Handcart Disasters,” Journal of Mormon History 35 (Winter 2009): 50--115.

Bentley, Joseph I., “In the Wake of the Steamboat Nauvoo: Prelude to Joseph Smith’s Financial Disasters,” Journal of Mormon History 35 (Winter 2009): 23--49.

Faragher, John Mack, et al., Roundtable Discussion: “Massacre at Mountain Meadows,” Dialogue 42 (Spring 2009): 105--36.

Kamphoefner, Walter D., “Uprooted or Transplanted?: Reflections on Patterns of German Immigration to Missouri,” Missouri Historical Review 103 (January 2009): 71--89.


Alvarez, Maribel, “La Pared Que Habla: A Photo Essay about Art and Graffiti at the Border Fence in Nogales, Sonora,” Journal of the Southwest 50 (Autumn 2008): 279--304.

Heyman, Josian McC., “Constructing a Virtual Wall: Race and Citizenship in U.S.-Mexico Border Policing,” Journal of the Southwest 50 (Autumn 2008): 304--34.

Martínez, Oscar J., “Border Conflict, Border Fences, and the ‘Tortilla Curtain’ Incident of 1978--1979,” Journal of the Southwest 50 (Autumn 2008): 263--78.

Smith, Michael M., “General Rafael Benavides and the Texas-Mexico Border Crisis of 1877,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 112 (January 2009): 235--60.


Arreola, Daniel D., D. Drew Lucio, and Christopher Lukinbeal, “Mexican Litchfield Park: A Forgotten Colonia of the Salt River Valley,” Journal of Arizona History 49 (Winter 2008): 329--54.

Safford, Jeffrey J., “The Pacific Coast Maritime Strike of 1936: Another View,” Pacific Historical Review 77 (November 2008): 585--615.

Shermer, Elizabeth Tandy, “Counter-Organizing the Sunbelt: Right-to-Work Campaign and Anti-Union Conservatism, 1943--1958,” Pacific Historical Review 78 (February 2009): 81--118.


Bottomly-O’looney, Jennifer, “Sitting Proud: The Indian Portraits of Joseph Scheuerle,” Montana the Magazine of Western History 58 (Autumn 2008): 64--72.

Dawn, Leslie, “Cross-Border Trading: Mungo Martin Carves for the World of Tomorrow,” BC Studies 159 (Autumn 2008): 7--44.

Jensen, Kelly, “‘Back in My Day, Son’: Dialogical Constructions of the Cowboy Code of Justice,” The Journal of Popular Culture 42 (February 2009): 90--102.

McWilliams, Ian, “The Regina Little Theatre Beginnings to 1933: People, Productions, Influence and Longevity,” Saskatchewan History 60 (Fall 2008): 16--29.

Murphy, Mary, “Montana Quilts and Quiltmakers: A History of Work and Beauty,” Montana the Magazine of Western History 58 (Autumn 2008): 23--47.

Smith, Diane, “Tough Trip to Publication: Tough Trip through Paradise and the Beautiful Wives of Andrew Garcia,” Montana the Magazine of Western History 58 (Winter 2008): 3--21.


Dykstra, Robert R., “Quantifying the Wild West: The Problematic Statistics of Frontier Violence,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Autumn 2009): 321--347.

Miller, Susan A., “Native America Writes Back: The Origin of the Indigenous Paradigm in Historiography,” Wicazo Sa Review 23 (Fall 2008): 9--28.

Werden, Douglas, “Stereotypes, Lies, and Crass Humor: When Men Write About Women Homesteaders in Oklahoma Land Runs,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 86 (Fall 2008): 328--48.

Wrobel, David M., “Global West, American Frontier,” Pacific Historical Review 78 (February 2009): 1--26.


Carey, Mac, “Menace in the Sky: Japanese Balloon Bombs of World War II,” Columbia 22 (Fall 2008): 33--5.

Flint, Richard, “Without Them, Nothing Was Possible: The Coronado Expedition’s Indian Allies,” New Mexico Historical Review 84 (Winter 2009): 65--118.

Lawrence, Nicholas, “Francis Parkman’s The Oregon Trail and the US-Mexican War: Appropriations of Counter-Imperial Dissent,” Western American Literature 43 (Winter 2009): 373--91.

Linderman, Frank Bird, intro. by Sarah Waller Hatfield, “Learning a Trapper’s and Hunter’s Art,” Montana the Magazine of Western History 58 (Winter 2008): 42--61.

MacKinnon, William P., “‘Who’s in Charge Here?’ Utah Expedition Command Ambiguity,” Dialogue 42 (Spring 2009): 30--64.

Mauch, Peter, “A Bold from the Blue?: New Evidence on the Japanese Navy and the Draft Understanding between Japan and the United States, April 1941,” Pacific Historical Review 78 (February 2009): 55--79.

Shine, Gregory Paynter, “‘A Gallant Little Schooner’: The U.S. Schooner Shark and the Oregon Country, 1846,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 109 (Winter 2008): 536--65.


Beatty, James K., “Interpreting the Shawnee Sun: Literacy and Cultural Persistence in Indian Country, 1833--1841,” Kansas History 31 (Winter 2008--2009): 242--59.

Larson, Robert W., “A Victor in Defeat: Chief Gall’s Life on the Standing Rock Reservation,” Prologue 40 (Fall 2008): 36--45.

Lyman, Edward Leo, “Chief Kanosh: Champion of Peace and Forbearance,” Journal of Mormon History 35 (Winter 2009): 157--207.

McPherson, Robert S., “‘Too Much Noise in that Bunch across the River’: Ba’álílee and the 1907 Aneth Brawl,” Utah Historical Quarterly 77 (Winter 2009): 26--51.

Penn, John, Joy Doll, and Neal Grandgenett, “Culture as Prevention: Assisting High-Risk Youth in the Omaha Nation,” Wicazo Sa Review 23 (Fall 2008): 43--61.

Rice, Alanna, “‘To procure a residence amongst their Brethren to the west’: The Relocation of the Brotherton Tribe in Territorial Wisconsin,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 92 (Winter 2008--2009): 28--41.

Roberts, Nathan, “The Death of Peter Stanup: A Modern Indian Leader Whose Life was Forfeit in the Puyallup Land Fight,” Columbia 22 (Fall 2008): 24--31.

Special Issue, “Encounter with the Teton Sioux,” We Proceeded On 35 (February 2009).

Voggesser, Garrit, “Field Notes. When History Matters: The National Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Partnerships with Tribes,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Autumn 2009): 349--357.


Anderson, Steve A., “McLoughlin’s Grand Jury: A miscarriage of justice on the fur trade frontier,” Columbia 22 (Winter 2008--09): 32--9.

Brinkerhoff, Fred W., “The Kansas Tour of Lincoln the Candidate,” Kansas History 31 (Winter 2008--2009): 274--88.

Darcy, R., “Constructing Segregation: Race Politics in the Territorial Legislature, 1890--1907,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 86 (Fall 2008): 260--89.

Duchesne, Matthew, “Tribal Trustees and the Use of Recovered Natural Resource Damages Under CERCLA,” Natural Resources Journal 48 (Spring 2008): 353--69.

Kotlowski, Dean J., “From Backlash to Bingo: Ronald Reagan and Federal Indian Policy,” Pacific Historical Review 77 (November 2008): 617--52.

Mihesuah, Devon Abbott, “Unfinished Choctaw Justice: The Murder of Charles Wilson and the Execution of Jackson Crow,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 86 (Fall 2008): 290--315.

Moor, Angela, “Operation Hospitality: Las Vegas and Civil Defense, 1951--1959,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 51 (Winter 2008): 292--310.


Berg, Richard E., “The Flandreau Indian School, 1892--2005: An Educational and Architectural Overview,” South Dakota History 38 (Winter 2008): 283--311.

Vogt, Jay D., “The State of Historic Preservation: A Glass More than Half Full,” South Dakota History 38 (Winter 2008): 335--51.


Cann, Damon M., “Religious Identification and Legislative Voting: The Mormon Case,” Political Research Quarterly 62 (March 2009): 110--9.

Ricketts, Jeremy R., “Tennessee’s 1884 ‘Mormon Massacre’ and the Cane Creek Vigilante Movement,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 67 (Fall 2008): 208--35.

Wostenberg, Henry L., “Religious Controversy during the Establishment of Religious Education in Red Deer, 1904--1910,” Alberta History 57 (Winter 2009): 2--9.


Barber, Katrine, “Celilo Village: The Relocation of an Age-Old Fishing Community,” Columbia 22 (Winter 2008--09): 40--3.

Bassendowski, Sandra, “‘Their Knowledge is deplorable . . .’: Tuberculosis and the Nursing Profession in Saskatchewan, 1920s--1940s,” Saskatchewan History 60 (Fall 2008): 30--9.

McAbee, Jesse Clark, “Tall Timber: Japanese Community, Experience, and Destiny in Washington’s Lumber Industry,” Columbia 22 (Fall 2008): 12--6.


Ellis, Clyde, “‘More Real than the Indians Themselves’: The Early Years of the Indian Lore Movement in the United States,” Montana the Magazine of Western History 58 (Autumn 2008): 3--22.

Kossuth, Robert S., “Hockey on the Margins: Women’s Hockey in Rural Southern Alberta before World War II,” Journal of the West 47 (Fall 2008): 70--7.

Lamadrid, Enrique R., photos by Miguel Gandert, “Rutas del Corazón: Pilgrimage and Cultural Commerce on the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro,” New Mexico Historical Review 83 (Fall 2008): 423--49.

Reichwein, Baldwin P., “Looking Back: Child Saving in the City of Calgary, 1900--1971,” Alberta History 57 (Winter 2009): 13--23.

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