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Recent Articles Spring 2011


Bremer, Jeff, “Mothers of Commerce: Antebellum Missouri Women and the Family Farm,” Missouri Historical Review 104 (July 2010): 187–97.

Di Peso, Charles C., “Casas Grandes Water Control System,” Cochise County Historical Journal 39/40 (Fall/Winter 2009–Spring/Summer 2010): 7–11.

Hall, Tamara, “Ellison Ranching Company Centennial, 1910–2010,” Northeastern Nevada Historical Society Quarterly no. 2 (2010): 38–67.

Johnson, Jeffrey K., “The Countryside Triumphant: Jefferson’s Ideal of Rural Superiority in Modern Superhero Mythology,” Journal of Popular Culture 43 (August 2010): 720–37.

Lindquist, Emory, “Kansas: A Centennial Portrait, Part One,” Kansas History 33 (Summer 2010): 116–35.


Caldwell, Deah, “Antisuffragist. Antifeminist! Pro-women? The Anomalous Alice Mary Robertson,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 88 (Spring 2010): 76–99.

Jones, Kristine L., “In Appreciation of Henry Farmer Dobyns, 3 July 1925 to 22 June 2009,” Ethnohistory 57 (Summer 2010): 357–62.

Fireman, Janet, “Robinson Jeffers: A Brief Biography,” California History 87, no. 2 (2010): 12–6.

Orsi, Jared, “Zebulon Pike and His ‘Frozen Lads’: Bodies, Nationalism, and the West in the Early Republic,” Western Historical Quarterly 42 (Spring 2011): 55-75.


Adamson, Michael R., “The Role of the Independent: Ralph B. Lloyd and the Development of California’s Coastal Oil Region, 1900–1940,” Business History Review 48 (Summer 2010): 301–28.

Antaya, François, “Chasser en échange d’un salaire. Les engagés amérindiens dans la traite des fourrures du Saint-Maurice, 1798–1831,” Revue D’Histoire de L’Amérique Française 63 (Été 2009): 5–31.

Bronstein, Jamie L., “‘Selling Sunshine’: Land Development and Politics in Postwar Southern New Mexico,” New Mexico Historical Review 85 (Summer 2010): 235–58.

Kousky, Carolyn, “Learning from Extreme Events: Risk Perceptions after the Flood,” Land Economics 86 (August 2010): 395–422.


Gantús, Fausta, “La ciudad de la gente común. La cuestión social en la caricatura de la ciudad de México a través de la mirada de dos periódicos: 1883–1896,” Historia Mexicana 59 (Abril–Junio 2010): 1247–94.

Johnson, Brandon, “One Building’s Life: A History of Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande Depot,” Utah Historical Quarterly 78 (Summer 2010): 196–217.

Kirouac-Fram, Jaclyn, “‘To Serve the Community Best’: Reconsidering Black Politics in the Struggle to Save Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, 1976–1984,” Journal of Urban History 36 (September 2010): 594–616.

Limón, Ramón Alberto Jorquera, “Towards a Description of Migrant Diversity and Residential Segregation in the Cities of Hermosillo and Nogales, Sonora,” Journal of the Southwest 52 (Spring 2010): 71–83.

Wunsch, James, “Protecting St. Louis Neighborhoods from the Encroachment of Brothels, 1870–1920,” Missouri Historical Review 104 (July 2010): 198–212.


Guthrie, Thomas H., “History, Preservation, and Power at El Morro National Monument: Toward a Self-Reflexive Interpretive Practice,” CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship 7 (Winter 2010): 46–67.

Harper, Andrew C., “Conceiving Nature: The Creation of Montana’s Glacier National Park,” Montana 60 (Summer 2010): 3–24.

Stacy, Ian, “Roads to Ruin on the Atomic Frontier: Environmental Decision Making at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, 1942–1952,” Environmental History 15 (July 2010): 415–48.

Twardock, Paul, Christopher Monz, Maryann Smith, and Steve Colt, “Long-Term Changes in Resource Conditions on Backcountry Campsites in Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA,” Northwest Science 84 (July 2010): 223–32.

Vogel, Eve, “Defining the Pacific Northwest during the New Deal: The Political Construction of a Region and ‘Its’ River,” Western Historical Quarterly 42 (Spring 2011): 29-53.

Vugteveen, Pim, H. J. Rob Lenders, Jeroen L. A. Devilee, Rob S. E. W. Leuven, Rob J. H. M. van der Veeren, Mark A.
Wiering, and A. Jan Hendriks, “Stakeholder Value Orientations in Water Management,” Society & Natural Resources 23 (September 2010): 805–21.


Chiang, Connie Y., “Imprisoned Nature: Toward an Environmental History of the World War II Japanese American Incarceration,” Environmental History 15 (April 2010): 236–67.

Gonzalo, Pa Xiong, “Growing up Hmong in Laos and America: Two Generations of Women through My Eyes,” Amerasia Journal 36, no. 1 (2010): 56–103.

Hudson, Lynn M., “‘This Is Our Fair and Our State’: African Americans and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition,” California History 87, no. 3 (2010): 26–45.

Jetté, Melinda Marie, “Betwixt and Between the Official Story: Tracing the History and Memory of a Family of French-Indian Ancestry in the Pacific Northwest,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 111 (Summer 2010): 142–83.

Lovett, Christopher C., “A Public Burning: Race, Sex, and the Lynching of Fred Alexander,” Kansas History 33 (Summer 2010): 94–115.


Nakamura, Kelli Yoshie, “Yeiko Mizobe So and the Japanese Women’s Home for Abused Picture Brides (1895–1905),” Amerasia Journal 36, no. 1 (2010): 1–32.

Phillips, James Cleith, “‘As Sisters in Zion’: Mormon Women and the United Order in Arizona’s Little Colorado Colonies,” Journal of Arizona History 51 (Summer 2010): 155–72.

Smith, Thomas, “Roughing It: Yankee Ladies in the American West, 1920–1921,” Journal of the Southwest 52 (Spring 2010): 85–113.

Sueyoshi, Amy, “Intimate Inequalities: Interracial Affection and Same-sex Love in the ‘Heterosexual’ Life of Yone Noguchi, 1897–1909,” Journal of American Ethnic History 29 (Summer 2010): 22–44.


Hinderaker, Eric, and Rebecca Horn, “Territorial Crossings: Histories and Historiographies of the Early Americas,” William and Mary Quarterly 67 (July 2010): 395–432.

Lee, Marjorie, “Through Hmong America: A Bibliographic Journey,” Amerasia Journal 36, no. 1 (2010): 105–13.


Ciotala, Nicholas P., “Italian Immigrants in Albuquerque, 1880 to 1930: A Study in Western Distinctiveness,” Journal of the West 48 (Fall 2009): 28–35.

Godfrey, Audrey M., ed., “Writing in the ‘Waggon’: The 1895 Travel Journal of Lucretia Pepper Wightman,” Journal of Arizona History 51 (Summer 2010): 95–154.

Moulton, Candy, “Mormon Trail—Forging a Road West,” Persimmon Hill 38 (Spring 2010): 38–9.

Tea, Roy D., “The Tragic Decision of James Hudspeth: The Donner/Reed Party, Hastings Cutoff, and the Weber Canyon Route,” Overland Journal 28 (Summer 2010): 52–82.


Mumme, Stephen P., and Oscar Ibáñez, “U.S.-Mexico Environmental Treaty Impediments to Tactical Security Infrastructure Along the International Boundary,” Natural Resources Journal 49 (Summer–Fall 2009): 801–24.

Temkin, Samuel, “Gaspar Castaño de Sosa’s ‘Illegal’ Entrada: A Historical Revision,” New Mexico Historical Review 85 (Summer 2010): 259–80.


Epp, Stefan, “‘Fighting for the Everyday Interest of Winnipeg Workers’: Jacob Penner, Martin Forkin and the Communist Party in Winnipeg Politics, 1930–1935,” Manitoba History 63 (Spring 2010): 14–26.

Sheehan, Steven T., “‘Pow! Right in the Kisser’: Ralph Kramden, Jackie Gleason, and the Emergence of the Frustrated Working-Class Man,” Journal of Popular Culture 43 (June 2010): 564–82.


Chacón, Hipólito Rafael, “The Miraculous Survival of the Art of Glacier National Park,” Montana 60 (Summer 2010): 56–74.

Hagerty, Donald J., “Where the Prairie Ends and the Sky Begins: Maynard Dixon in Montana,” Montana 60 (Summer 2010): 25–41.

Lee, Kun Jong, “Ishle Yi Park’s The Temperature of This Water: Anatomy of Korean America,” Amerasia Journal 36, no. 1 (2010): 34–54.

Lewthwaite, Stephanie, “Modernity, Mestizaje, and Hispano Art: Patrocinio Barela and the Federal Art Project,” Journal of the Southwest 52 (Spring 2010): 41–70.

Ramirez, Karen E., “Narrative Mappings of the Land as Space and Place in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers!,” Great Plains Quarterly 30 (Spring 2010): 97–115.


Bowen, Thomas, “Edward Abbey’s Bottle: An Essay on Trash and Treasure,” New Mexico Historical Review 85 (Summer 2010): 281–93.

Koller, Andreas, “The Public Sphere and Comparative Historical Research: An Introduction,” Social Science History 34 (Fall 2010): 261–90.

Petersen-Boring, Wendy, “Sustainability and the Western Civilization Curriculum: Reflections on Cross-pollinating the Humanities and Environmental History,” Environmental History 15 (April 2010): 288–304.

Piven, Frances Fox, “Reflections on Scholarship and Activism,” Antipode 42 (September 2010): 806–10.

Shipman, Pat, “The Animal Connection and Human Evolution,” Current Anthropology 51 (August 2010): 519–38.


Hazelett, Stafford, “‘Let us honor those to whom honor is due’: The Discovery of the Final Link in the Southern Route to Oregon,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 111 (Summer 2010): 220–48.

Monnett, John H., “Prelude to the Battle of Cibicu,” Cochise County Historical Journal 39/40 (Fall/Winter 2009–Spring/Summer 2010): 13–29.

Rensink, Brenden, “‘If a Passage Could be Found’: The Power of Myth (and Money) in North American Exploration,” We Proceeded On (May 2010): 8–17.

Vogt, Michael W., “Death Stalks Camp Cuba Libre: Iowa’s 49th in the Spanish-American War,” Iowa Heritage Illustrated 90 (Fall 2009): 110–8.


Bowden, Charles, “Reviving Native Lands,” National Geographic 218 (August 2010): 80–97.

McPherson, Robert S., “Power, Prayers, and Protection: Comb Ridge as a Case Study in Navajo Thought,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 34, no. 1 (2010): 1–23.

Middleton, Elisabeth Rose, “Seeking Spatial Representation: Reflections on Participatory Ethnohistorical GIS Mapping of Maidu Allotment Lands,” Ethnohistory 57 (Summer 2010): 363–87.

Miller, Robert D., “‘A Few Hundred People Can’t Do Anything with 75 Million!’: The Cherokee Advocate and the Inevitability of Allotment,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 88 (Spring 2010): 24–47.

Rensink, Brenden, “The Sand Creek Phenomenon: The Complexity and Difficulty of Undertaking a Comparative Study of Genocide vis-à-vis the North American West,” Genocide Studies and Prevention 4 (Spring 2009): 9–27.

Weeks, Charles A., “Of Rattlesnakes, Wolves, and Tigers: A Harangue at the Chickasaw Bluffs, 1796,” William and Mary Quarterly 67 (July 2010): 487–518.

Willie, Edward, “Rock Memories,” News from Native California 23 (Summer 2010): 22–7.

Wunder, John R., “‘That No Thorn Will Pierce Our Friendship’: The Ute-Comanche Treaty of 1786,” Western Historical Quarterly 42 (Spring 2011): 5-27.


Bakken, Gordon Morris, “Mining and Pollution in the West: The Limits of Law Protecting the Environment,” Western Legal History 21, no. 2 (2008): 209–36.

Blumm, Michael C., and Jane G. Steadman, “Indian Treaty Fishing Rights and Habitat Protection: The Martinez Decision Supplies a Resounding Judicial Reaffirmation,” Natural Resources Journal 49 (Summer–Fall 2009): 635–706.

Lustig, R. Jeffrey, “Private Rights and Public Purposes: California’s Second Constitution Reconsidered,” California History 87, no. 3 (2010): 46–70.

Threedy, Debora L., “United States v. Hatahley: A Legal Archaeology Case Study in Law and Racial Conflict,” American Indian Law Review 34, no. 1 (2009–2010): 1–75.


Bottomly-O’looney, Jennifer, and Deirdre Shaw, “Glacier National Park: People, a Playground, and a Park,” Montana 60 (Summer 2010): 42–55.

Hurt, Douglas A., “Reinterpreting the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site,” Geographical Review 100 (July 2010): 375–93.

Knopf, Kerstin, “‘Sharing Our Stories with All Canadians’: Decolonizing Aboriginal Media and Aboriginal Media Politics in Canada,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 34, no. 1 (2010): 89–120.

Szasz, Ferenc M., “Fred Harman, Red Ryder, and Albuquerque’s Little Beavertown,” New Mexico Historical Review 85 (Summer 2010): 207–34.


Barber, Ian, “Dream Mines and Religious Identity in Twentieth-Century Utah: Insights from the Norman C. Pierce Papers,” Princeton University Library Chronicle 70, no. 3 (2009): 433–69.

Callahan, Kathryn, “Sisters of the Holy Cross and Kearns-St. Ann’s Orphanage,” Utah Historical Quarterly 78 (Summer 2010): 254–74.

Campbell, Marne, “‘The Newest Religious Sect has Started in Los Angeles’: Race, Class, Ethnicity, and the Origins of the Pentecostal Movement, 1906–1913,” Journal of African American History 95 (Winter 2010): 1–25.

Connaughton, Brian, “¿Una república católica dividida? La disputa eclesiológica heredada y el liberalism ascendente en la independencia de México,” Historia Mexicana 59 (Abril–Junio 2010): 1141–204.

Edwards, Joshua A., “Yellow Snow on Sacred Sites: A Failed Application of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” American Indian Law Review 34, no. 1 (2009–2010): 151–69.

Patterson, Sara M., “‘A P.O. Box and a Desire to Witness for Jesus’: Identity and Mission in the Ex-Mormons for Jesus/Saints Alive in Jesus, 1975–90,” Journal of Mormon History 36 (Summer 2010): 54–81.


Dillow, Frank, “Connecting Oregon: The Slow Road to Rapid Communications, 1843–2009,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 111 (Summer 2010): 184–219.

Garcillán, Pedro P., Charlotte E. González-Abraham, and Exequiel Ezcurra, “The Cartographers of Life: Two Centuries of Mapping the Natural History of Baja California,” Journal of the Southwest 52 (Spring 2010): 1–40.

Smith, Aminda M., “Choosing Chinese Medicine: Idaho’s C. K. Ah Fong and Turn-of-the-Century Apothecaries in the American West,” Journal of the West 48 (Fall 2009): 96–103.

Weaver, Bobby D., “John Browning’s Passion and Patents Changed History,” Persimmon Hill 38 (Spring 2010): 45–7.

Wellock, Thomas, “Atomic Power in the West,” Journal of the West 48 (Fall 2009): 36–45.

Wellock, Thomas R., “The Dickey Bird Scientists Take Charge: Science, Policy, and the Spotted Owl,” Environmental History 15 (July 2010): 381–414.


Dunn, Joe P., “Scandal on the Plains: William F. Slocum, Edward S. Parsons, and the Colorado College Controversies,” Great Plains Quarterly 30 (Spring 2010): 117–34.

Gough, Robert J., “High School Inspection by the University of Wisconsin, 1877–1931,” History of Education Quarterly 50 (August 2010): 263–97.

Stein, Howard F., “Boom and Bust in the Cultural Psychology of Oklahoma: An Interpretive Essay,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 88 (Spring 2010): 4–23.

Willow, Anna J., “Images of American Indians in Environmental Education: Anthropological Reflections on the Politics and History of Cultural Representation,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 34, no. 1 (2010): 67–88.

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