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Recent Articles Spring 2009

AGRICULTURE, RANCHING, AND RURAL LIFE

Amidon, Kevin S., “The Visible Hand and the New American Biology: Toward an Integrated Historiography of Railroad-Supported Agricultural Research,” Agricultural History 82 (Summer 2008): 309--36.

Edgington, Ryan H., “‘Be Receptive to the Good Earth’: Health, Nature, and Labor in Countercultural Back-to-the-Land Settlements,” Agricultural History 82 (Summer 2008): 279--308.

Rowley, Rex J., “Extending the Security Net: The Impact of Rangeland Insurance on Ranching Economy and Culture,” Great Plains Quarterly 28 (Spring 2008): 91--104.


BIOGRAPHY

Ackley, Kristina, “Renewing Haudenosaunee Ties: Laura Cornelius Kellogg and the Idea of Unity in the Oneida Land Claim,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 32, no. 1 (2008): 57--81.

Black, Dennis, “Courage and Conduct: Francis J. Herron,” Iowa Heritage Illustrated 87 (Summer 2006): 50--61.

Foley, William E., “A Family’s Ordeal: The Troubling Case of William Preston Clark,” We Proceeded On 34 (May 2008): 8--19.

Hartley, William G., and Fred E. Woods, “Charles Good’s Act of Kindness and the Handcart Children,” Iowa Heritage Illustrated 87 (Summer 2006): 88--91.

Lyon, Mary Lou, “Juana Briones de Miranda: The First Woman Settler of San Francisco,” California Territorial Quarterly no. 73 (Spring 2008): 4--14.

Wilken, Michael, “Teodora Cuero, the General of La Huerta,” News from Native California 21 (Summer 2008): 4--7, 15.


BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Francis, Stephen S., “Back to Business: Marriner Eccles and the Effect of Public Service on Private Enterprise,” Utah Historical Quarterly 76 (Summer 2008): 265--80.

Gragg, Larry, “‘Never Accorded the Recognition He Deserved’: Al Freeman, Sands Hotel Publicist, 1952--1972,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 51 (Spring 2008): 25--55.

Hightower, Michael J., “The Businessman’s Frontier: C.C. Hightower, Commerce, and Old Greer County, 1891--1903,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 86 (Spring 2008): 4--31.

Kruger, Delbert, “J.C. Penney: Missouri Man, Wyoming Institution,” Annals of Wyoming 80 (Spring 2008): 20--36.

Smith, Minie, “Mapping America’s Progress: Viewing the West Through a 19th-Century Mapmaker’s Eyes,” Columbia (Spring 2008): 17--22.


COMMUNITY AND URBAN

Farrow, Lee A., “Grandeur Amidst the Ashes: The Chicago Visit of Russian Grand Duke Alexis, 1871--1872,” Journal of Illinois History 11 (Spring 2008): 2--16.

Plank, Lisa, and Thomas Saylor, “Constructing Suburbia: Richfield in the Postwar Era,” Minnesota History 61 (Summer 2008): 48--61.

Shelton, Tamara Venit, “Unmaking Historic Spaces: Urban Progress and the San Francisco Cemetery Debate, 1895--1937,” California History 85, no. 3 (2008): 26--47.


ENVIRONMENT

Bakken, Gordon Morris, “Water Pollution, Law, and the Collapse of Societies,” Western Legal History 17 (Summer/Fall 2004): 211--34.

Cohen, Scott B., “Controlling the Crooked River: Changing Environments and Water Uses in Irrigated Central Oregon, 1913--1988,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 109 (Summer 2008): 204--25.

Dant, Sara, “Making Wilderness Work: Frank Church and the American Wilderness Movement,” Pacific Historical Review 77 (May 2008): 237--72.

Lovin, Hugh, “A Battleground: Wyoming, Montana, and the Tongue and Powder Rivers,” Annals of Wyoming 80 (Spring 2008): 2--13.

Morris, Lesley R., “Using Emigrant Diaries to Examine Historic Environmental Conditions along the California Trail in the City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho,” Overland Journal 26 (Summer 2008): 51--71.

Sanders, Jeffrey C., “The Battle for Fort Lawton: Competing Environmental Claims in Postwar Seattle,” Pacific Historical Review 77 (May 2008): 203--35.


ETHNICITY AND RACE

Brooks, Cecelia, “‘Touch the Bottom and Lift’: Black Women Home Extension Agents in Oklahoma, 1912--1935,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 86 (Spring 2008): 88--108.

Flores, Lori A., “A Community of Limits and the Limits of Community: MALDEF’s Chicana Rights Project, Empowering the ‘Typical Chicana,’ and the Question of Civil Rights, 1974--1983,” Journal of American Ethnic History 27 (Spring 2008): 81--110.

Geiger, Andrea, “Negotiating the Boundaries of Race and Class: Meiji Diplomatic Responses to North American Categories of Exclusion,” BC Studies 156/157 (Winter/Spring 2007/08): 37--51.

Kester, Matthew, “Race, Religion, and Citizenship in Mormon Country: Native Hawaiians in Salt Lake City, 1869--1889,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Spring 2009): xxx--xxx.

Mullen, Kevin J., “Chinatown Squad: Part 4: Policing the Ethnic Underworld of San Francisco,” California Territorial Quarterly no. 73 (Spring 2008): 30--43.


GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Bates, Irene M., “The Wives of the Patriarchs,” Journal of Mormon History 35 (Summer 2008): 85--109.

Du Val, Kathleen, “Indian Intermarriage and Métissage in Colonial Louisiana,” William and Mary Quarterly 65 (April 2008): 267--304.

Huber, Patrick, and Stephen Foster, “Making Boys into Miners: The Freshman Fight and Hazing at the Missouri School of Mines and Metalurgy, 1903--1945,” Missouri Historical Review 102 (July 2008): 195--213.

Olsen, Deborah M., “Fair Connections: Women’s Separatism and the Lewis and Clark Exposition of 1905,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 109 (Summer 2008): 174--203.

Register, Cheri, “When Women Went Public: Feminist Reforms in the 1970s,” Minnesota History 61 (Summer 2008): 62--75.


HISTORIOGRAPHY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

Boutros, David, “Western Historical Manuscript Collection---Kansas City Missouri’s Airline: TWA’s ‘Around the World Service,’” Missouri Historical Review 102 (July 2008): 238--42.

Cutter, Donald C., “In Praise of Santa Fe, Its Past, Present, and Future: A Spanish Diplomat Visits New Mexico Territory,” New Mexico Historical Review 83 (Spring 2008): 201--13.

Russell, Matthew A., “Archaeology and Indians: Sixteenth-Century Crosscultural Encounters in Point Reyes National Seashore,” News from Native California 21 (Summer 2008): 11--5.

Stern, Norton B., “The Five Journeys of Jewish Discovery of Norton B. Stern, O.D. 1966--1967,” Western States Jewish History 40 (Spring/Summer 2008): 203--325.


IMMIGRATION, MIGRATION, AND SETTLEMENT

Buller, Rebecca A., “Life and Landscapes in the Post-Office Communities of Holt County, Nebraska,” Great Plains Quarterly 28 (Spring 2008): 135--51.

Davis, Damani, “Exodus to Kansas: The 1880 Senate Investigation of the Beginnings of the African American Migration from the South,” Prologue 40 (Summer 2008): 52--8.

Hammond, Andy, “The Look of the Elephant: Crossing Idaho, 1812--1853,” Overland Journal 26 (Summer 2008): 46--50.

Hartley, William G., “The Mormon Handcart Migration,” Iowa Heritage Illustrated 87 (Summer 2006): 82--5.

James, Ronald M., “The Manx in Nevada: Leaving ‘The Dear Little Isle of Man,’” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 51 (Spring 2008): 56--63.

Janik, Erika, “Made-to-Order Farms: Benjamin Faast’s Vision for Northern Wisconsin,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 90 (Summer 2007): 40--9.

Kraft, Lisa, “Thrice Purchased: Acquisition and Allotment of the Citizen Potawatomi Reservation,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 86 (Spring 2008): 64--87.

Lyon, Mary Lou, “The Pioneer Women of the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend Party,” California Territorial Quarterly no. 73 (Spring 2008): 15--29.


INTERNATIONAL BORDERLANDS

Narrett, David E., “Liberation and Conquest: John Hamilton Robinson and U.S. Adventurism Toward Mexico, 1806--1819,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Spring 2009): xxx--xxx.

Price, John, “‘Orienting’ the Empire: Mackenzie King and the Aftermath of the 1907 Race Riots,” BC Studies 156/157 (Winter/Spring 2007/08): 53--81.

Widder, Keith R., “After the Conquest: Michilimackinac, a Borderland in Transition, 1760--1763,” Michigan Historical Review 34 (Spring 2008): 43--61.

Wilcox, David R. et al., “Ancient Cultural Interplay of the American Southwest in the Mexican Northwest,” Journal of the Southwest 50 (Summer 2008): 103--206.


LABOR AND WORKING-CLASS

Hall, Greg, “The Fruits of Her Labor: Women, Children, and Progressive Era Reformers in the Pacific Northwest Canning Industry,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 109 (Summer 2008): 226--51.

Norvelle, Astrid, “‘80 Percent Bill,’ Court Injunctions, and Arizona Labor: Billy Truax’s Two Supreme Court Cases,” Western Legal History 17 (Summer/Fall 2004): 163--209.


LITERATURE, FILM, AND THE ARTS

Dando, Christina E., “Constructing a Home on the Range: Homemaking in Early-Twentieth-Century Plains Photograph Albums,” Great Plains Quarterly 28 (Spring 2008): 105--33.

Lohr, Lawrence L., “Artists in Time of War: The Service Men’s Arts Center and Contact Bureau in Chinatown, San Francisco, 1942--1945,” California History 85, no. 3 (2008): 5--25.

Lucic, Karen, and Bruce Bernstein, “In Pursuit of the Ceremonial: The Laboratory of Anthropology’s ‘Master Collection’ of Zuni Pottery,” Journal of the Southwest 50 (Spring 2008): 1--102.

Morris, Lesley R., “The Changing California Trail: A Journey in Repeat Photography in the City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho,” Overland Journal 26 (Summer 2008): 72--8.

Scriabine, Christine, “Bruce Porter: San Francisco Society’s Artful Player,” California History 85, no. 3 (2008): 48--67.

Soliz, Cristine, “The Searchers and Navajos: John Ford’s Retake on the Hollywood Indian,” Wicazo Sa Review 23 (Spring 2008): 73--95.


METHOD AND THEORY

Scharff, Virginia, “What’s Love Got to Do with It? A New Turner Thesis,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Spring 2009): xxx--xxx.

Seymour, Deni J., “Delicate Diplomacy on a Restless Frontier: Seventeenth-Century Sobaípuri-o’odham Social and Economic Relations in Northwestern New Spain, Part 2,” New Mexico Historical Review 83 (Spring 2008): 171--99.

Stratton, Billy J., and Frances Washburn, “The Peoplehood Matrix: A New Theory for American Indian Literature,” Wicazo Sa Review 23 (Spring 2008): 51--72.


MILITARY AND EXPLORATION

Burns, John D., “‘Frank Burns was a soldier’: The World War I Epoch of Frank Cassius Burns,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 109 (Summer 2008): 252--81.

Cronin, Mary M., “‘Confounding the Wise, if not the Devil Himself’: Rediscovering Forgotten Civil War Humorist R.R. Gilbert,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 111 (April 2008): 389--416.

Lohry, Jerome L., “Unveiling the Black Rock: A History of Exploration in Nevada’s Remote Northwest Corner,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 51 (Spring 2008): 3--24.

MacKinnon, William P., “Sex, Subalterns, and Steptoe: Army Behavior, Mormon Rage, and Utah War Anxieties,” Utah Historical Quarterly 76 (Summer 2008): 227--46.


NATIVE AMERICANS

Cotherman, Steve, “The Crandall Collection of American Indian Dolls,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 90 (Summer 2007): 22--7.

Johnson, Thomas H., “Chief Washakie’s Mormon Baptism at Wind River, Wyoming, 1880,” Annals of Wyoming 80 (Spring 2008): 14--9.

Kaye, Edward B., “American Indian Flags and the L&C Bicentennial,” We Proceeded On 34 (May 2008): 20--5.

Lowitt, Richard, “From Termination to Self-Determination: Indian Health in Oklahoma, 1954--1980, Part 2,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 86 (Spring 2008): 32--63.

Nelson, Jon, “An Umbrella from the Western Sioux,” Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly 44 (Spring 2008): 3--5.

Russell, Steve, and Terri Miles, “One-Sided Interest Convergence: Indian Sovereignty in Organizing and Litigation,” Wicazo Sa Review 23 (Spring 2008): 7--24.

Wilkins, David E., “Exiling One’s Kin: Banishment and Disenrollment in Indian Country,” Western Legal History 17 (Summer/Fall 2004): 235--62.


POLITICAL AND LEGAL

Johnson, Jeffrey A., “The Politics of Socialism: Building a Socialist Party in the Northwest, 1901--1905,” Columbia (Spring 2008): 32--41.

Kessell, John L., “Death Delayed: The Sad Case of the Two Marías, 1773--1779,” New Mexico Historical Review 83 (Spring 2008): 157--70.

Marquardt, H. Michael, “Emily Dow Partridge Smith Young on the Witness Stand: Recollections of a Plural Wife,” Journal of Mormon History 35 (Summer 2008): 110--41.

Nathanson, Iric, “African Americans and the 1892 Republican National Convention, Minneapolis,” Minnesota History 61 (Summer 2008): 76--82.


PUBLIC HISTORY AND MATERIAL CULTURE

Cassady, Joslyn, “‘Strange Things Happen to Non-Christian People’: Human-Animal Transformation among the Iñupiat of Arctic Alaska,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 32, no. 1 (2008): 83--101.

Peltin, Nena, “Seattle’s Paramount Theatre: A Success Story of Historic Preservation and Restoration,” Columbia (Spring 2008): 9--16.


RELIGION

Arrington, Leonard J., “The Many Uses of Humor,” Journal of Mormon History 35 (Summer 2008): 1--22.

Chinnici, Joseph P., O.F.M., “An Historian’s Creed and the Emergence of Postconciliar Culture Wars,” Catholic Historical Review 94 (April 2008): 219--44.

Holley, Val, “Slouching Towards Slaterville: Joseph Morris’s Wide Swath in Weber County,” Utah Historical Quarterly 76 (Summer 2008): 247--64.

Horton, Loren N., “In Excellent Spirits: Mormon Diary Accounts of Crossing Iowa,” Iowa Heritage Illustrated 87 (Summer 2006): 86--7.

Sarris, Greg, “On the 190th Anniversary of the San Rafael Mission,” News from Native California 21 (Summer 2008): 42--7.


SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INDUSTRY

Embry, Jessie, “Diploma Nursing at Salt Lake City Religious Based Hospitals,” Utah Historical Quarterly 76 (Summer 2008): 281--99.

Hansen, James A., “An Introduction to Northern Athabaskan Blacksmithing,” Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly 44 (Spring 2008): 12--3.

Hansen, James A., “Some Notes on India Rubber or Gum Elastic,” Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly 44 (Spring 2008): 6--8.

Hinton, Diana Davids, “Creating Company Culture: Oil Company Camps in the Southwest, 1920--1960,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 111 (April 2008): 369--87.

Schwantes, Carlos A., “The West the Railroads Made: Tracing the Tranformative Power of the ‘Iron Compass,’” Columbia (Spring 2008): 24--31.


SOCIAL AND CULTURAL

Hood, Joe D., with Nancy Evans, “Irving Creek School, 1949--1951: A Cooperative Effort,” News from Native California 21 (Summer 2008): 28--9, 40.

Jones, Darrell E., and W. Randall Dixon, “‘It Was Very Warm and Smelt Very Bad’: Warm Springs and the First Bath House in Salt Lake City,” Utah Historical Quarterly 76 (Summer 2008): 212--26.

Rogers, Bethany L, “Teaching and Social Reform in the 1960s: Lessons from National Teacher Corps Oral Histories,” Oral History Review 35 (Winter/Spring 2008): 39--67.

Wills, John, “Pixel Cowboys and Silicon Gold Mines: Videogames of the American West,” Pacific Historical Review 77 (May 2008): 273--303.

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