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Recent Articles Autumn 2010


Devine, Jenny Barker, “‘The Answer to the Auxiliary Syndrome’: Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) and Separate Organizing Strategies for Farm Women, 1976–1985,” Frontiers 30, no. 3 (2009): 117–41.

Kinley, Kylie, “Growing up on the Farm: Nebraska Farmer Youth Pages, 1904–1965,” Nebraska History 90 (Winter 2009): 170–9.

Laskas, Jeanne Marie, “The Best Bull Ever?” Smithsonian 41 (April 2010): 74–83.

Lillquist, Karl, “Farming the Desert: Agriculture in the World War II-Era Japanese-American Relocation Centers,” Agricultural History 84 (Winter 2010):74–104.

Melzer, Richard, “New Deal Success or ‘Noble Failure’?: Bosque Farms’ Early Years as a Federal Resettlement Project, 1935–1939,” New Mexico Historical Review 85 (Winter 2010): 1–37.

Spence, Taylor, “The Jewish Agrarian Diaspora and the Assimilative Power of the Western Land, 1882–1930,” Western Historical Quarterly 41 (Autumn 2010): 327-51


Davis, Susan G., “Ben Botkin’s FBI File,” Journal of American Folklore 122 (Winter 2010): 3–30.

Igler, David, “On Coral Reefs, Volcanoes, Gods, and Patriotic Geology; Or, James Dwight Dana Assembles the Pacific Basin,” Pacific Historical Review 79 (February 2010): 23–49.

Kimball, Gary, “William Jefferson Hardin: A Grand But Forgotten Park City African American,” Utah Historical Quarterly 78 (Winter 2010): 23–38.

Tetzloff, Lisa, “Elizabeth Bender Cloud: ‘Working for and with Our Indian People’,” Frontiers 30, no. 3 (2009): 77–115.


Bennett, Dana R., “‘The Up-Growth of New Industries’: Transformation of Nevada’s Economy, 1918–1929,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 52 (Fall 2009): 175–97.

Kuffert, Len, “Tempest in the Tea Leaves: Broadcasting the Esoteric Arts and Mystic Sciences, 1937–1953,” Canadian Historical Review 91 (March 2010): 1–26.

Wong, Edith C., Eileen French, and Rose Estep Fosha, “Deadwood’s Pioneer Merchant: Wong Fee Lee and His Wing Tsue Bazaar,” South Dakota History 39 (Winter 2009): 283–335.


Bednarek, Janet R. Daly, “Creating an ‘Image Center’: Reimagining Omaha’s Downtown and Riverfront, 1986–2003,” Nebraska History 90 (Winter 2009): 190–207.

Conzen, Michael P., “Understanding Great Plains Urbanization through the Lens of South Dakota Townscapes,” Journal of Geography 109 (January 2010): 3–17.

Fausz, J. Frederick, “Founding St. Louis: A New French Frontier at the End of Empire,” Gateway 29 (2009): 8–23.

Lukinbeal, Chris, Daniel D. Arreola, and D. Drew Lucio, “Mexican Urban Colonias in the Salt River Valley of Arizona,” Geographical Review 100 (January 2010): 12–34.

Roe, Gordon W., “Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the Community of Clients,” BC Studies, no. 164 (Winter 2009–2010): 75–101.


Chadwick, Douglas H., “Wolf Wars,” National Geographic 217 (March 2010): 34–55.

Cheng, Antony S., and Katherine M. Mattor, “Place-Based Planning as a Platform for Social Learning: Insights from a National Forest Landscape Assessment Process in Western Colorado,” Society & Natural Resources 23 (May 2010): 385–400.

Crowder, Kyle, and Liam Downey, “Interneighborhood Migration, Race, and Environmental Hazards: Modeling Microlevel Processes of Environmental Inequality,” American Journal of Sociology 115 (January 2010): 1110–49.

Schneider-Hector, Dietmar, “Aldo Leopold Wilderness: Ensuring a Legacy While Protecting ‘a Ruggedly Beautiful Country’,” Journal of the Southwest 51 (Autumn 2009): 379–401.

Schulte, Stacey, and Kathleen A. Miller, “Wildfire Risk and Climate Change: The Influence on Homeowner Mitigation Behavior in the Wildland-Urban Interface,” Society & Natural Resources 23 (May 2010): 417–35.


Cutter, Martha J., “Malinche’s Legacy: Translation, Betrayal, and Interlingualism in Chicano/a Literature,” Arizona Quarterly 66 (Spring 2010): 1–33.

Houston, Ramona, “The NAACP State Conference in Texas: Intermediary and Catalyst for Change, 1937–1957,” Journal of African American History 94 (Fall 2009): 509–28.

Johnson, Ethan, and Felicia Williams, “Desegregation and Multiculturalism in the Portland Public Schools,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 111 (Spring 2010): 6–37.

Koelle, Alexandra V., “Pedaling on the Periphery: The African American Twenty-fifth Infantry Bicycle Corps and the Roads of American Expansion,” Western Historical Quarterly 41 (Autumn 2010): 305-26

Marshall, Alison R., “Early Chinese Settlers in Western Manitoba,” Manitoba History 62 (Winter 2009): 2–8.

Oppenheim, Robert, “Revisiting Hrdlicka and Boas: Asymmetries of Race and Anti-Imperialism in Interwar Anthropology,” American Anthropologist 112 (March 2010): 92–103.

Pan, Arnold, “Transnationalism at the Impasse of Race: Sui Sin Far and U.S. Imperialism,” Arizona Quarterly 66 (Spring 2010): 87–114.


Burke, Flannery, “Spud Johnson and a Gay Man’s Place in the Taos Creative Arts Community,” Pacific Historical Review 79 (February 2010): 86–113.

Schulte, Terrianne K., “Citizen Experts: The League of Women Voters and Environmental Conservation,” Frontiers 30, no. 3 (2009): 1–29.

Tetrault, Lisa, “The Incorporation of American Feminism: Suffragists and the Postbellum Lyceum,” Journal of American History 96 (March 2010): 1027–56.

Watson, Tara, and Melody Rose, “She Flies with Her Own Wings: Women in the 1973 Oregon Legislative Session,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 111 (Spring 2010): 38–63.


Germany, Kent B., “Historians and the Many Lyndon Johnsons: A Review Essay,” Journal of Southern History 75 (November 2009): 1001–28.

Meyers, Todd Mitchell, “A ‘Fantasy Heritage’?: A Review of the Changing Literature on Hispano Identity in New Mexico,” Journal of the Southwest 51 (Autumn 2009): 403–21.

Smith, F. Todd, “Texas through 1845: A Survey of the Historical Literature of Recent Decades,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 113 (January 2010): 310–41.

Sapoznik, Karlee, “Where the Historiography Falls Short: La Vérendrye through the Lens of Gender, Race and Slavery in Early French Canada, 1731–1749,” Manitoba History 62 (Winter 2009): 22–32.


Ha, Shang E., “The Consequences of Multiracial Contexts on Public Attitudes toward Immigration,” Political Research Quarterly 63 (March 2010): 29–42.

Hartley, Robert E., “The Chicago Company: A Pikes Peak Gold Rush Success Story,” Journal of Illinois History 12 (Autumn 2009): 213–30.

Henrichsen, Lynn, George Bailey, Timothy Wright, John Brumbaugh, Jacob Huckaby, and Ray Lebaron, “Building Community by Respecting Linguistic Diversity: Scandinavian Immigrants in Nineteenth-Century Utah,” Utah Historical Quarterly 78 (Winter 2010): 4–22.

Hightower, Michael J., “Willard Johnston, Homesteader and Frontier Banker, 1881–1904,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 87 (Winter 2009–2010): 408–31.

Karstadt, Bruce, “G. N. Malm’s Letter to the Wichita Eagle, 1924,” Swedish-American Historical Quarterly 60 (October 2009): 157–66.


Dunning, Tom, “The Canadian Rebellions of 1837 and 1838 as a Borderland War: A Retrospective,” Ontario History 101 (Autumn 2009): 129–41.

Gallegos, Brisa Violeta Carrasco, “Tijuana: Borders, Migration, and Gated Communities,” Journal of the Southwest 51 (Winter 2009): 457–75.

Mummert, Gail, “Siblings by Telephone: Experiences of Mexican Children in Long-Distance Childrearing Arrangements,” Journal of the Southwest 51 (Winter 2009): 503–21.

Rensink, Brenden, “The Transnational Immigrant-Refugee Experience of Mexican Yaquis and Canadian Chippewa-Crees in Arizona and Montana,” Journal of the West 48 (Summer 2009): 12–9.

Salomon, Carlos, “Indigenismo Across Borders,” Journal of the West 48 (Summer 2009): 48–52.


Bechdolt, Frederick R., “Treasure Hunt: The Story of the Rio Tinto Copper Strike,” Northeastern Nevada Historical Society Quarterly no. 4 (2009): 90–7.

Bryson, Alex, Rafael Gomez, and Paul Willman, “Online Social Networking and Trade Union Membership: What the Facebook Phenomenon Truly Means for Labor Organizers,” Labor History 51 (February 2010): 41–53.

Malone, Bobbie, “Arthur Covey’s Kohler Murals: Honoring the ‘Dignity and Nobility’ of Men who Work,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 93 (Winter 2009–2010): 28–37.

Neumann, Todd C., Price V. Fishback, and Shawn Kantor, “The Dynamics of Relief Spending and the Private Urban Labor Market during the New Deal,” Journal of Economic History 70 (March 2010): 195–220.


Boggs, Johnny D., “Saving the Alamo—An Uphill Battle,” Persimmon Hill 37 (Winter 2009): 28–31.

Holt, Keri, “Double-Crossings: The Trans-American Patriotism of Francis Berrian,” Western American Literature 44 (Winter 2010): 313–41.

Nikkei, Chris, “Northern Exposure,” Beaver 90 (February/March 2010): 18–23.

Schmidt, Larry J., “Locating Mark Twain’s 1861 Timber Camp at Lake Tahoe,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 52 (Fall 2009): 213–32.

Williams, Jason, “Competing Visions: The Alternative Wests of Elinore Pruitt Stewart and N. C. Wyeth,” Western American Literature 44 (Winter 2010): 363–86.

Wilson, Shay, “Portrait of a Vanishing Artist,” Beaver 90 (February/March 2010): 30–5.


Alberti, Fay Bound, “Bodies, Hearts, and Minds: Why Emotions Matter to Historians of Science and Medicine,” Isis 100 (December 2009): 798–810.

Meyerowitz, Joanne, “‘How Common Culture Shapes the Separate Lives’: Sexuality, Race, and Mid-Twentieth-Century Social Constructionist Thought,” Journal of American History 96 (March 2010): 1057–84.

Tvedt, Terje, “‘Water Systems’, Environmental History and the Deconstruction of Nature,” Environment and History 16 (May 2010): 143–66.

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher, “Presidential Address: An American Album, 1857,” American Historical Review 115 (February 2010): 1–25.


Haack, Steven C., “‘This Must Have Been a Grand Sight’: George Bent and the Battle of Platte Bridge,” Great Plains Quarterly 30 (Winter 2010): 3–20.

Johnson, Tyler V., “Punishing the Lies on the Rio Grande: Catholic and Immigrant Volunteers in Zachary Taylor’s Army and the Fight against Nativism,” Journal of the Early Republic 30 (Spring 2010): 63–84.

Jonas, Tom, “Wells in the Desert: Retracing the Mexican War Trails of Kearny and Cooke through Baja California,” Journal of Arizona History 50 (Autumn 2009): 269–96.

Maccagno, Tom, “William Pink of the Hudson’s Bay Company: Fur Trader, Explorer & Winterer,” Alberta History 57 (Autumn 2009): 9–17.

Patrick, Jeff, “From Civilian Life to Army Life: Fred Pickering’s World War I Narrative,” Nebraska History 90 (Fall 2009): 132–61.


Allen, Anne Beiser, “A Scandal in Niobrara: The Controversial Career of Rev. Samuel D. Hinman,” Nebraska History 90 (Fall 2009): 114–29.

Gilbert, Matthew Sakiestewa, “Hopi Footraces and American Marathons, 1912–1930,” American Quarterly 62 (March 2010): 77–101.

James, Elizabeth, “Toward Alaska Native Political Organization: The Origins of Tundra Times,” Western Historical Quarterly 41 (Autumn 2010): xxx

Preuss, Karl, “Canada, British Columbia, and the Development of Indian Reserve No. 2 at Chuchywayha,” BC Studies, no. 163 (Autumn 2009): 87–121.

Welch, John R., Ramon Riley, and Michael V. Nixon, “Discretionary Desecration: Dzil Nchaa Si An (Mount Graham) and Federal Agency Decisions Affecting American Indian Sacred Sites,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 33, no. 4 (2009): 29–68.


Isitt, Benjamin, “Elusive Unity: The Canadian Labor Party in British Columbia, 1924–28,” BC Studies, no. 163 (Autumn 2009): 33–64.

Jorgensen, Paul D., “Campaigning on Fruit, Nuts, and Wine,” Political Research Quarterly 63 (March 2010): 16–28.

Kantrowitz, Stephen, “‘Intended for the Better Government of Man’: The Political History of African American Freemasonry in the Era of Emancipation,” Journal of American History 96 (March 2010): 1001–26.

Peak, Kenneth J., and William N. Ouseley, “The FBI’s ‘Strawman’: Breaking the Kansas City Mob’s Connection to Las Vegas,” Missouri Historical Review 104 (January 2010): 95–114.

Rosenof, Theodore, “The Propensity to Reform: The United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada Compared,” Historian 72 (Spring 2010): 38–66.


Baron, Robert, “Sins of Objectification?: Agency, Mediation, and Community Cultural Self-Determination in Public Folklore and Cultural Tourism Programming,” Journal of American Folklore 122 (Winter 2010): 63–91.

Childers, Leisl Carr, “Field Notes. Black Light Shows and the National Finals Rodeo: Curating Gene Autry’s Cowboy Spectacle,” Western Historical Quarterly 41 (Autumn 2010): 353-61

Harrison, Felicia Barker, “‘Forget the Cowboys—We’ll Take the Indians’: The Red Earth Festival Movement, 1985–1987,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 87 (Fall 2009): 336–59.

Limerick, Patty, “Examining ‘The Heart of the West’,” Public Historian 31 (November 2009): 90–6.

Petersen, Keith C., and Laura Woodworth-Ney, “Memories on Main Street: As the Keepers of Meaningful Things, Museums Tell Idaho’s Story,” Idaho Landscapes 2 (Fall 2009): 6–25.


Andersen, Rebecca, “Zionism in Zion: Salt Lake City’s Hadassah Chapter, 1943–1963,” Utah Historical Quarterly 78 (Winter 2010): 39–57.

Billington, Monroe Lee, and Cal M. Clark, “New Mexico Clergymen’s Perceptions of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal,” New Mexico Historical Review 84 (Fall 2009): 521–44.

Woods, Fred E., “The 1854 Mormon Emigration at the Missouri-Kansas Border,” Kansas History 32 (Winter 2009–2010): 226–45.


Bourne, Jr., Joel K., “California’s Pipe Dream,” National Geographic 217 (April 2010): 132–49.

Ellis, Catherine H., “Clouds, Snow, Fire and Jail: Walter M. Ainslie’s 1921 Air Tour and the Birth of Aviation in Northern Arizona,” Journal of Arizona History 50 (Winter 2009): 315–38.

Hausberger, Bernd, “El universalismo científico del Barón Ignaz von Born y la transferencia de tecnología minera entre Hispanoamérica y Alemania a finales del siglo XVIII,” Historia Mexicana 59 (October–December 2009): 605–68.

Lovin, Hugh T., “Arid Land Reclamation in Eastern Oregon during the Twentieth Century,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 100 (Fall 2009): 169–80.

Nicholas, Tom, “The Role of Independent Invention in U.S. Technological Development, 1880–1930,” Journal of Economic History 70 (March 2010): 57–82.


Alessa, Lilian (Na’ia), Andrew (Anaru) Kliskey, and Paula Williams, “Forgetting Freshwater: Technology, Values, and Distancing in Remote Arctic Communities,” Society & Natural Resources 23 (March 2010): 254–68.

Devoss, Dànielle Nicole, and Patrick Russell Lebeau, “Reading and Composing Indians: Invented Indian Identity through Visual Literacy,” Journal of Popular Culture 43 (February 2010): 45–77.

Edmonds, Michael, “More Groovy than Woodstock: The Sound Storm Festival of April 1970,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 93 (Spring 2010): 28–41.

Rorabaugh, W. J., “The Origins of the Washington State Liquor Control Board, 1934,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 100 (Fall 2009): 159–68.

Shoaf, Judy, “Queer Dress and Biased Eyes: The Japanese Doll on the Western Toyshelf,” Journal of Popular Culture 43 (February 2010): 176–94.

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