Western Historical Quarterly

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 Spring 2005

Agriculture, Ranching, and Rural Life

Church, Michael A., “Smoke Farming: Smelting and Agricultural Reform in Utah, 1900--1945,” Utah Historical Quarterly 72 (Summer 2004): 196--218.

Mundende, D. Chongo, “Saving the Land: Soil and Water Conservation in Oklahoma,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 82 (Spring 2004): 4--31.

Peters, Scott J., and Paul A. Morgan, “The Country Life Commission: Reconsidering a Milestone in American Agricultural History,” Agricultural History 78 (Summer 2004): 289--316.

Piker, Joshua, “Colonists and Creeks: Rethinking the Pre-Revolutionary Southern Backcountry,” Journal of Southern History 70 (August 2004): 503--40.


Clark, Thomas D., and Donna M. Neary, “Bluegrass Roots: Uncovering the Career of Dr. Thomas Dionysus Clark,” Public Historian 26 (Spring 2004): 49--72.

Herr, Melody, “Frontier Stories: Reading and Writing Plains Archaeology,” American Studies 44 (Fall 2003): 77--98.

Journal of the Southwest 46 (Spring 2004). Special Issue, “Emil Haury Centennial.”

Miller, Christie, “‘I Have Been Waiting for It All My Life’: The Congressional Career of Isabella Greenway,” Journal of Arizona History 45 (Summer 2004): 121--42.

Business and Economics

Heller, Charles F. Jr., and John T. Houdek, “Women Lenders as Sources of Land Credit in Nineteenth-Century Michigan,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 35 (Summer 2004): 37--67.

Johnson, Daniel K. N., “How the West Has Won: Regional and Industrial Inversion in U.S. Patent Activity,” Economic Geography 80 (July 2004): 241--60.

Journal of the West 43 (Spring 2004). Special Issue, “Business Enterprise in the American and Canadian Wests.”

Náter, Laura, “Fiscalidad imperial y desarrollo regional en el siglo XVIII. El monopolio del tabaco como instrumento de fomento en la Luisiana,” Historia Mexicana 54 (Julio-Septembre 2004): 59--91.

Community and Urban

Bassnett, Sarah, “Picturing Filth and Disorder: Photography and Urban Governance in Toronto,” History of Photography 28 (Summer 2004): 149--64.

Bower, Kevin P., “Out of School, Out of Work: Youth, Community, and the National Youth Administration in Ohio, 1935--1943,” Ohio Valley History 4 (Summer 2004): 27--40.

Jensen, Joan M., “Country Daughters in the City, 1910--1925,” Minnesota History 59 (Summer 2004): 48--61.

McMahon, A. Michal, “Mill Town: Prostitution and the Rule of Lumber in Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1867--1918,” Louisiana History 45 (Spring 2004): 151--71.


Fiege, Mark, “The Weedy West: Mobile Nature, Boundaries, and Common Space in the Montana Landscape,” Western Historical Quarterly 36 (Spring 2005): 22--47.

Parrett, Aaron, “Montana’s Worst Natural Disaster: The 1964 Flood on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation,” Montana The Magazine of Western History 54 (Summer 2004): 20--31

Nichols, Jeffrey, “‘These Waters Were All Virgin’: Finis Mitchell and Wind River,” Annals of Wyoming 76 (Spring 2004): 26--35.

Schreiber, Dorothee, “Salmon Farming and Salmon People: Identity and Environment in the Leggatt Inquiry,” American Indian Culture and Resource Journal 27, no. 4 (2003): 79--103.

Ethnicity and Race

Ameriasia Journal 30, no. 1 (2004). Special Issue, “What Does It Mean to Be Korean Today? Part II. Community in the 21st Century.”

Anderson, Karen, “The Little Rock School Desegregation Crisis: Moderation and Social Conflict,” Journal of Southern History 70 (August 2004): 603--36.

Brooks, Charlotte, “Sing Sheng vs. Southwood: Residential Integration in Cold War California,” Pacific Historical Review 73 (August 2004): 463--94.

Cone, Molly, Howard Droker, Jacqueline Williams, “The Fourth Wave: Washington’s Jewish Community Opens Its Arms to Holocaust Survivors,” Columbia 18 (Summer 2004): 7--15.

Frolick, David A., “From Strangers to Neighbors: The Children of Abraham in Quincy, Illinois,” Journal of Illinois History 7 (Spring 2004): 2--36.

Johnson, Michael K., “‘This Strange White World’: Race and Place in Era Bell Thompson’s American Daughter,” Great Plains Quarterly 24 (Spring 2004): 101--11.

Journal of American History 91 (June 2004). Special Issue, “Round Table: Brown v. Board of Education, Fifty Years After.”

Lansing, Michael, “Race, Space, and Chinese Life in Late-Nineteenth-Century Salt Lake City,” Utah Historical Quarterly 72 (Summer 2004): 219--38.

Putman, John, “Racism and Temperance: The Politics of Class and Gender in Late 19th-Century Seattle,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 95 (Spring 2004): 70--81.

Schnell, Steven M., “Creating Narratives of Place and Identity in ‘Little Sweden, U.S.A.,’” Geographical Review 93 (January 2003): 1--29.

Tong, Benson, “Race, Culture and Citizenship among Japanese American Children and Adolescents during the Internment Era,” Journal of American Ethnic History 23 (Spring 2004): 3--40.

Wolfford, David L., “Resistance on the Border: School Desegregation in Western Kentucky, 1954--1964,” Ohio Valley History 4 (Summer 2004): 41--62.

Yeh, Chiou-Ling, “‘In the Traditions of China and in the Freedom of America’: The Making of San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Festivals,” Amercian Quarterly 56 (June 2004): 395--420.

Gender and Sexuality

Barr, Juliana, “A Diplomacy of Gender: Rituals of First Contact in the ‘Land of the Tejas,’” William and Mary Quarterly 61 (July 2004): 393--434.

Churchill, David S., “Mother Goose’s Map: Tabloid Geographies and Gay Male Experience in 1950s Toronto,” Journal of Urban History 30 (September 2004): 826--52.

Fugate, Tally, “Where Angels Belong: The Oklahoma Antisuffrage Movement,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 82 (Summer 2004): 200--21.

Morris-Crowther, Jayne, “Municipal Housekeeping: The Political Activities of the Detroit Federation of Women’s Clubs in the 1920s,” Michigan Historical Review 30 (Spring 2004): 31--57.

Valentine, Les, “‘I Feel As if I Were on Some Other Planet’: The New Mexico Correspondence of Presbyterian Missionary Anna Mary McKee, 1884--1885,” New Mexico Historical Review 79 (Winter 2004): 60--112.

Historiography and Biography

Bragg, Don C., “General Land Office Surveys as a Source for Arkansas History: The Example of Ashley County,” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 63 (Summer 2004) 166--84.

Elliott, Jack D., Jr., “The Buried City: A Meditation on History and Place,” Journal of Mississippi History 66 (Summer 2004): 106--50.

Vanderstel, David, Reid Williamson, Sal Ciella, “The State of Public History in Indiana: A Conversation with David Vanderstel, Reid Williamson, and Sal Cilella,” Indiana Magazine of History 100 (June 2004): 155--72.

Immigration, Migration, and Settlement

Detre, Laura A., “Canada’s Campaign for Immigrants and the Images in Canada West Magazine,” Great Plains Quarterly 24 (Spring 2004): 113--29.

Heidenreic, Linda, “Mobilizing Linear Histories: Violence, the Printed Word, and the Construction of Euro-American Identities in an ‘American County,’” Journal of American Ethnic History 23 (Spring 2004): 41--77.

Jockers, Robert A., “Speculators and Squatters: The Frontier Beginnings of Moon Township,” Western Pennsylvania History 87 (Summer 2004): 19--29.

International Borderlands

Campbell, Robert A., “A ‘Fantastic Rigamarole’: Deregulating Aboriginal Drinking in British Columbia, 1945--62,” BC Studies, no. 141 (Spring 2004): 81--104.

Foran, Max, “From Bad to Worse: Calgary’s Housing Crisis & Alberta’s Debt Legislation, 1935--1945,” Alberta History 52 (Summer 2004): 17--25.

González de la Vara, Martín, “Entre el subsidio y la autonomía fiscal: Las Finanzas Publicas De Nuevo Mexico, 1800--1846,” New Mexico Historical Review 79 (Winter 2004): 31--59.

Haines, Michael R., “Growing Incomes, Shrinking People--Can Economic Development Be Hazardous to Your Health?: Historical Evidence for the United States, England, and the Netherlands in the Nineteenth Century,” Social Science History 28 (Summer 2004): 249--70.

Hallock, Thomas, “Between Accommodation and Usurpation: Lewis Evans, Geography, and the Iroquois-British Frontier, 1743--1784,” American Studies 44 (Fall 2003): 121--46.

Martínez, María Elena, “The Black Blood of New Spain: Limpieza de Sangre, Racial Violence, and Gendered Power in Early Colonial New Mexico,” William and Mary Quarterly 61 (July 2004): 479--520.

Labor and Working Class

Bowman, Matthew, “‘It Is Time We Do Something Radical’: The Union Party in Utah,” Utah Historical Quarterly 72 (Summer 2004): 253--70.

Castillo, Thomas A., “Miami’s Hidden Labor History,” Florida Historical Quarterly 82 (Spring 2004): 438--67.

Green, George N., “The Texas Labor Movement, 1870--1920,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 108 (July 2004): 1--25.

Wood, Gregory, “‘The Paralysis of the Labor Movement’: Men, Masculinity, and Unions in 1920’s Detroit,” Michigan Historical Review 30 (Spring 2004): 59--91.

Literature, Film, and the Arts

Dippie, Brian W., “‘I Want it Real Bad’: The Charles M. Russell-Malcom Mackay Collaboration,” Montana The Magazine of Western History 54 (Summer 2004): 32--55.

Engstrand, Iris H.W., “Perception and Perfection: Picturing the Spanish and Mexican Coastal West,” Western Historical Quarterly 36 (Spring 2005): 4--21.

Rudnick, Lois, “Modernism in the High Desert: The Multivocal Ecology of Alice Corbin Henderson’s Red Earth,” Western American Literature 37 (Spring 2004): 36--53.

Tate, Bronson, “Remembering the Alamo,” Smithsonian 35 (April 2004): 64--73.

Viehmann, Martha L., “A Rain Song for America: Mary Austin, American Indians, and American Literature and Culture,” Western American Literature 39 (Spring 2004): 4--35.

Military and Exploration

Foley, William E., “Friends and Partners: William Clark, Meriwether Lewis, and Mid-America’s French Creoles,” Missouri Historical Review 98 (July 2004): 270--82.

South Dakota History 34 (Spring 2004). Special Issue, “The Lewis and Clark Expedition.”

Tierney, Dominic, “Franklin D. Roosevelt and Covert Aid to the Loyalists in the Spanish Civil War, 1936--39,” Journal of Contemporary History 39 (July 2004): 299--314.

Native Americans

Behrens, Jo L. Wetherilt, “‘No Home on the Range’: The Miller Family’s Great Swindle of Indian Lands,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 82 (Summer, 2004): 132--67.

Graybill, Andrew R., “Rangers, Mounties, and the Subjugation of Indigenous Peoples, 1870--1885,” Great Plains Quarterly 24 (Spring 2004): 83--100.

Greer, Allan, “Natives and Nationalism: The Americanization of Kateri Tekakwitha,” Catholic Historical Review 90 (April 2004): 260--72.

Hoelscher, Steven, “Viewing Indians: Native Encounters with Power, Tourism, and the Camera in the Wisconsin Dells, 1866--1907,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 27, no. 4 (2003): 1--51.

American Indian Law Review 28, no.2 (2004). Special Issue, “Symposium: United States v. Billy Jo Lara: A Constitutional Crisis in Indian Law?”

Magliari, Michael, “Free Soil, Unfree Labor: Cave Johnson Couts and the Binding of Indian Workers in California, 1850--1867,” Pacific Historical Review 73 (August 2004): 349--89.

Mandell, Daniel R., Notes and Documents “The Indian’s Pedigree (1794): Indians, Folklore, and Race in Southern New England,” William and Mary Quarterly 61 (July 2004): 521--38.

Mize, Richard, “Black, White, and Read: The Muskogee Daily Phoenix’s Coverage of the Sequoyah Statehood Convention of 1905,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 82 (Summer 2004): 222--39.

Ramirez-Shkwegnaabi, Benjamin, “The Dynamics of American Indian Diplomacy in the Great Lakes Region,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 27, no. 4 (2003): 53--77.

Political and Legal

Abler, Thomas S., “Seneca Moieties and Hereditary Chieftainships: The Early-Nineteenth-Century Political Organization of an Iroquois Nation,” Ethnohistory 51 (Summer 2004): 459--88.

Adkinson, Danny M., “Moses or Aaron?: William Jennings Bryan and Oklahoma Politics,” Chronicles of Oklahoma, 82 (Spring 2004): 64--81.

Benson, Reed D., “So Much Conflict, Yet So Much in Common: Considering the Similarities between Western Water Law and the Endangered Species Act,” Natural Resources Journal 44 (Winter 2004): 29--76.

Granberry, Dorothy, “When the Rabbit Foot Was Worked and the Republican Votes Became Democratic Votes: Black Disenfranchisement in Haywood County, Tennessee,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 63 (Spring 2004): 32--47.

Rodriquez, Alicia E., “Disfranchisement in Dallas: The Democratic Party and the Suppression of Independent Political Challenges in Dallas, Texas, 1891--1894,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 108 (July 2004): 42--64.

Spivak, Joshua, “California’s Recall: Adoption of the ‘Grand Bounce’ for Elected Officials,” California History 82, no. 2 (2004): 20--37

Science, Technology, and Industry

Coppock, Mike, “Oil from the Land of the Midnight Sun,” American History 39 (October 2004): 40--8.

Pfeiffer, David A., “Bridging the Mississippi: The Railroads and Steamboats Clash at the Rock Island Bridge,” Prologue 36 (Summer 2004): 40--7.

Social and Cultural

Burns, Andrea A., “Waging Cold War in a Model City: The Investigation of ‘Subversive’ Influences in the 1967 Detroit Riot,” Michigan Historical Review 30 (Spring 2004): 3--30.

Melcher, Mary, “Planning for Survival: Civil Defense and Anti-Communism in Arizona, 1950--1975,” Journal of Arizona History 45 (Summer 2004): 167--92.

Safianow, Allen, “‘You Can’t Burn History’: Getting Right with the Klan in Noblesville, Indiana,” Indiana Magazine of History 100 (June 2004): 108--54.

Schulten, Susan, “How to See Colorado: The Federal Writers’ Project, American Regionalism, and the ‘Old New Western History,’” Western Historical Quarterly 36 (Spring 2005): 49--70.

Will de Chaparro, Martina E., “From Body to Corpse: The Treatment of the Dead in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century New Mexico” New Mexico Historical Review 79 (Winter 2004): 1--29.

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