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 Summer 2006


Baller, William, “Farm Families and the American Revolution,” Journal of Family History 31 (January 2006): 28--44.

Elofson, Warren, “An Exceedingly Dicey Business: Frontier Horse Ranching on the Northern Great Plains,” Agricultural History 79 (Fall 2005): 462--77.

Harrison, Blake, “Tourism, Farm Abandonment, and the ‘Typical’ Vermonter, 1880--1930,” Journal of Historical Gerography 31 (July 2005): 478--95.

Russell, Peter A., “Subsistence, Diversification, and Staple Orientations on Saskatchewan Farms: Parklands vs. Prairie, 1911--1926,” Saskatchewan History 57 (Fall 2005): 15--28.


Jones, Trevor, “An Ordinary Life in Illinois: The Diaries of Zay Wright,” Journal of Illinois History 8 (Autumn 2005): 227--40.

Murdock, Linda, “The Man Who Invented the Denver Boot: Frank Marugg and His Infamous Auto Immoblizer,” Colorado Heritage (Autumn 2005): 40--7.


Business History Review 79 (Autumn 2005). Special Issue: “Networks in the Trade of Alcohol.”

Combs, Mary Beth. “‘A Measure of Legal Independence’: The 1870 Married Women’s Property Act and the Portfolio Allocations of British Wives,” Journal of Economic History 65 (December 2005): 1028--57.

Wilkins, Mira, “Dutch Multinational Enterprises in the United States: A Historical Summary,” Business History Review 79 (Summer 2005): 193--273.


Berglund, Barbara, “Western Living Sunset Style in the 1920s and 1930s: The Middlebrow, the Civilized, and the Modern,” Western Historical Quarterly 37 (Summer 2006): 133--57

Healey, Robynne Rogers, “Building, Sustaining, and Reforming Quaker Community in Upper Canada: Informal Education and the Yonge Street Women Friends,” Quaker History 94 (Spring 2005): 1--23.

Klingle, Matthew, “Changing Spaces: Nature, Property, and Power in Seattle, 1880--1945,” Journal of Urban History 32 (January 2006): 197--230.

Kossuth, Robert S., “Spaces and Places to Play: The Formation of a Municipal Parks System in London, Ontario, 1867--1914,” Ontario History 97 (Autumn 2005): 160--90.


Duffy, Robert J., “Political Mobilization, Venue Change, and the Coal Bed Methane Conflict in Montana and Wyoming,” Natural Resources Journal 45 (Spring 2005): 409--40.

Coates, Peter A., “The Strange Stillness of the Past: Toward an Environmental History of Sound and Noise,” Environmental History 10 (October 2005): 636--65.

Journal of the West 44 (Fall 2005). Special Issue, “Conservation in the West.”

Nathan, Terrence R., “O! How Horriable is the Day,” We Proceeded On 31 (November 2005): 10--8.

Shriver, Thomas E., and Dennis K. Kennedy, “Contested Environmental Hazards and Community Conflict Over Relocation,” Rural Sociology 70, no. 4 (2005): 491--513.

Urban, Michael A., “An Uninhabited Waste: Transforming the Grand Prairie in Nineteenth Century Illinois, USA,” Journal of Historical Geography 31 (October 2005): 647--65.


Bauman, Robert, “Jim Crow in the Tri-Cities, 1943--1950,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 96 (Summer 2005): 124--31.

Broussard, Albert S., “The Honolulu NAACP and Race Relations in Hawai’i,” Hawaiian Journal of History 39 (2005): 115--33.

Fujita-Rony, Thomas, “Arizona and Japanese American History: The World War II Colorado River Relocation Center,” Journal of the Southwest 47 (Summer 2005): 209--32.

Richardson, Michael B., “‘Not Gradually … But Now’: Reginald Hawkins, Black Leadership, and Desegregation in Charlotte, North Carolina,” North Carolina Historical Review 82 (July 2005): 347--79.

Wei, William, “‘The Strangest City in Colorado’: The Amache Concentration Camp,” Colorado Heritage (Winter 2005): 2--17.


Chamberlain, Kathleen P., “In the Shadow of Billy the Kid: Susan McSween and the Lincoln County War,” Montana 55 (Winter 2005): 36--53.

McInnis, Verity, “‘Ladies’ of the Frontier Forts,” Military History of the West 35 (2005): 35--56.

Montrie, Chad, “‘Men Alone Cannot Settle a Country’: Domesticating Nature in the Kansas-Nebraska Grasslands,” Great Plains Quarterly 25 (Fall 2005): 245--58.

Ribianszky, Nik, “‘She Appeared to be Mistress of Her Own Actions, Free From the Control of Anyone’: Property-Holding Free Women of Color in Natchez, Mississippi, 1779--1865,” Journal of Mississippi History 67 (Fall 2005): 217--45.

Sassler, Sharon, “Gender and Ethnic Differences in Marital Assimilation in the Early Twentieth Century,” International Migration Review 39 (Fall 2005): 608--36.

Women’s History Review 14, nos. 3 & 4 (2005). Special Double Issue, “The Suffragette and Women’s History.”


Baker, Alan R. H., “Writing Geography, Making History: D.W. Meinig’s Geographical Perspective on the History of America,” Journal of Historical Geography 31 (October 2005): 634--46.

Bell, Walter F., “Civil War Texas: A Review of the Historical Literature,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 109 (October 2005): 205--32.

Hyde, Samuel C., Jr., “Plain Folk Reconsidered: Historiographical Ambiguity in Search of Definition,” Journal of Southern History 71 (November 2005): 803--30.

Marder, Michael, “‘Beyond History in History: Historiographic Threads in Foucault and Lévinas,” Clio 34 (Summer 2005): 419--42.

The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 103 (Winter/Spring 2005). Special Issue, “Thomas D. Clark Memorial Issue.”


Ettinger, Patrick, “‘We Sometimes Wonder What They Will Spring On Us Next’: Immigrants and Border Enforcement in the American West, 1882--1930” Western Historical Quarterly 37 (Summer 2006): 159--81.

Jackson, David W., “Kansas Trails, Tall Grass, and Trials as Experienced in the California Gold Rush Letters and Diary of James and David Lee Campbell,” Overland Journal 23 (Fall 2005): 102--17.

Lahlum, Lori Ann, “‘Everything was changed and looked strange’: Norwegian Women in South Dakota,” South Dakota History 35 (Fall 2005): 189--216.

Mann, Charles C., “Squanto and the Pilgrims: Native Intelligence,” Smithsonian (December 2005): 94--108.


Marak, Andrae, “Forging Identity: Mexican Federal Frontier Schools, 1924--1935,” New Mexico Historical Review 80 (Spring 2005): 163--88.

Millett, Nathaniel, “Britian’s 1814 Occupation of Pensacola and America’s Response: An Episode of the War of 1812 in the Southeastern Borderland,” Florida Historical Quarterly 84 (Fall 2005): 229--55.


Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 98 (Autumn 2005). Special Issue, “Mexican Immigrants in Illinois History: Across Generations and Borders.”

Mayberry, Matt, “Reforging the Golden Spike: the U.S. Gold Mining Industry During World War II,” Colorado History 11 (2005): 71--93.

Rees, Amanda, “‘A Classless Society’: Dude Ranching in the Tetons 1908--1955,” Annals of Wyoming 77 (Autumn 2005): 2--21.


Hill, David, “The Quotidian Sublime: Cognitive Perspectives on Identity-Formation in Willa Cather’s My Ántonia,” Arizona Quarterly 61 (Autumn 2005): 109--27.

Masters, Joshua J., “‘Smothered in Bookish Knowledge’: Literacy and Epistemology in The Leatherstocking Tales,” Arizona Quarterly 61 (Winter 2005): 1--30.

Muthyala, John, “Gendering the Frontier in O.E. Rölvaag’s Giants in the Earth,” Great Plains Quarterly 25 (Fall 2005): 229--44.

North Dakota Quarterly 72 (Summer 2005). Special Issue, “American Indian Issue.”


Brown, Carrie M., and Kimberly Eretzian Smirles, “Examining the Bicultural Ethnic Identity of Adolescents of a Northeastern Indian Tribe,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 29, no. 3 (2005): 81--100.

Gross, Lawrence W., “Teaching American Indian Studies to Reflect American Indian Ways of Knowing and to Interrupt Cycles of Genocide,” Wicazo sa Review 20 (Fall 2005): 121--45.

Huntington Library Quarterly 68, nos. 1 & 2 (2005). Special Issue, “The Uses of History in Early Modern England.”

Hurt, Douglas A., and Michael L. Wallace, “Teaching American Indian Geography and History with New Perspectives: The Lodge Pole River Project Example,” Journal of Geography 104 (September/October 2005): 187--93.

Magazine of History 19 (November 2005). Special Issue, “American West.”

Katerberg, William H., “Western Myth and the End of History in the Novels of Douglas Coupland,” Western American Literature 40 (Fall 2005): 272--99.

Reichard, David A., “Field Notes. How Do Students Understand the History of the American West?: An Argument for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” Western Historical Quarterly 37 (Summer 2006): 207--14.

Smail, Dan, “In the Grip of Sacred History,” American Historical Review 110 (December 2005): 1337--61.

Wickwire, Wendy, “Stories from the Margins: Toward a More Inclusive British Columbia Historiography,” Journal of American Folklore 118 (Fall 2005): 453--74.


Richmond, Douglas W., “The Climax of Conflicts with Native Americans in New Mexico: Spanish and Mexican Antecedents to U.S. Treaty Making During the U.S.-Mexico War, 1846--1848,” New Mexico Historical Review 80 (Winter 2005): 55--86.

Scanlon, Karen, and Mary Ellen Cortellini, “A Naval Disaster in San Diego: Inter-Service Cooperation in 1905,” Journal of America’s Military Past 31 (Spring/Summer 2005): 36--50.

Willingham, William F., “The Army Corps of Engineers’ Short-Term Response to the Eruption of Mount St. Helens,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 106 (Summer 2005): 174--203.


Fritz, Henry E., “Allotment of Mineral and Timber Lands on Indian Reservations and the Public Domain,” Historian 67 (Winter 2005): 645--63.

Hurt, Douglas A., “‘The Indian Home is Undone’: Anglo Intrusion, Colonization, and the Creek Nation, 1867--1907,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 83 (Summer 2005): 194--216.

Kilpinen, Jon T., “The Supreme Court’s Role in Choctaw and Chickasaw Dispossession,” Geographical Review 94 (October 2004): 484--501.

Matsui, Kenichi, “‘White Man Has No Right to Take Any of It’: Secwepemc Water-Rights Struggles in British Columbia,” Wicazo sa Review 20 (Fall 2005): 75--101.

Oregon Historical Quarterly 106 (Fall 2005). Special Issue, “The Isaac I. Stevens and Joel Palmer Treaties 1855--2005.”

Van de Logt, Mark, “‘The Land Is Always With Us’: Removal, Allotment, and Industrial Development and Their Effects on Ponca Tribalism,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 83 (Fall 2005): 326--41.

Wicazo sa Review 20 (Spring 2005). Special Issue, “Colonization/Decolonization, II.”


Basson, Lauren L., “Fit for Annexation but Unfit to Vote? Debating Hawaiian Suffrage Qualifications at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Social Science History 29 (Winter 2005): 575--98.

Bodenhamer, David J., and Randall T. Shepard, “The Narratives and Counternarratives of Indiana Legal History,” Indiana Magazine of History 101 (December 2005): 348--67.

Historical New Hampshire 59 (Fall 2005). Special Issue, “Weighing the Evidence: Four Centuries of Legal Action in New Hampshire.”

Ramold, Steven J., “‘Altogether a Horrible Spectacle:’ Public Executions in Nebraska, 1891,” Nebraska History 86 (Summer/Fall 2005): 62--77.

Spitzzeri, Paul R., “On a Case-by-Case Basis: Ethnicity and Los Angles Courts, 1850--1875,” California History 83, no. 2 (2005): 26--39.

Turley, Kylie Nielson, “Kanab’s All Woman Town Council, 1912--1914: Politics, Power Struggles and Polygamy,” Utah Historical Quarterly 73 (Fall 2005): 308--28.


Babaian, Sharon, “‘A Larger Reading of the Human Past,’” Public Historian 27 (Summer 2005): 11--26.

Holt, Sharon Ann, “Questioning the Answers: Modernizing Public History to Serve the Citizens,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 129 (October 2005): 472--81.


Behnken, Brian D., “‘Count On Me’: Reverend M.L. Price of Texas, a Case Study in Civil Rights Leadership,” Journal of American Ethnic History 25 (Fall 2005): 61--84.

Erekson, Keith A., “The Joseph Smith Memorial Monument and Royalton’s ‘Mormon Affair’: Religion, Community, Memory, and Politics in Progressive Vermont,” Vermont History 73 (Summer/Fall 2005): 117--51.

Garrett, Christopher J., “The Defense of Deseret: An Examination of LDS Church Trade Politics and Development Efforts in the American West,” Utah Historical Quarterly 73 (Fall 2005): 365--86.

Taysom, Stephen C., “‘There is Always a Way of Escape’: Continuity and Reconstitution in Nineteenth-Century Mormon Boundary Maintence Strategies,” Western Historical Quarterly 37 (Summer 2006): 183--206.

Williams, R. John, “A Marvelous Work and a Possesssion: Book of Mormon Historicity as Postcolónialism,” Dialogue 38 (Winter 2005): 37--55.


Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory, “Nature, Not Books: Scientists and the Origins of the Nature-Study Movement in the 1890s,” Isis 96 (September 2005): 324--52.

Reich, William, “‘Colorado Maid’: The Ghost Industry of Colorado Cigar Making,” Colorado Heritage (Spring 2005): 3--12.

Rudolph, John L., “Epistemology for the Masses: The Origins of ‘The Scientific Method’ in American Schools,” History of Education Quarterly 45 (Fall 2005): 341--76.

Rudolph, John L., “Turning Science to Account: Chicago and the General Science Movement in Secondary Education, 1905--1920,” Isis 96 (September 2005): 353--89.


Despain, S. Matthew, “From Menagerie to Modern Zoo: Nature, Society, and the Beginning of the Oklahoma City Zoo,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 83 (Fall 2005): 284--307.

Jones, Preston, “Yankees in Parkas: Native Influence at Nome, 1900--1920,” Alaska History 20 (Fall 2005): 43--58.

Seed, John, “The Spectre of Puritanism: Forgetting the Seventeenth Century in David Hume’s History of England,” Social History 30 (November 2005): 444--62.

Toews, Geoffrey Bernard, “The Boons and Banes of Booze: The Liquor Trade in Rural Manitoba, 1929--1939,” Manitoba History 50 (October 2005): 18--27.

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