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Recent Articles Summer 2007


Ebright, Malcolm, “‘Whiskey is for Drinking, Water is for Fighting’: Water Allocation in Territorial New Mexico,” New Mexico Historical Review 81 (Summer 2006): 249--98.

Fitzgerald, Edward A., “Lobo Returns from Limbo: New Mexico Cattle Growers Ass’n v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service,” Natural Resources Journal 46 (Winter 2006): 9--64.


Cummins, Light Townsend, “‘Her Weary Pilgrimage’: The Remarkable Mississippi River Adventures of Anne McMeans, 1778--1782,” Louisiana History 47 (Fall 2006): 389--415.

Ostrander, Stephen, “‘Written in a Hurry’: The Diary of Theodore Miller, Rough Rider,” Timeline 24 (March 2007): 2--17.

Sherman, Matthew C., “‘The Most Serious Senator’: A Reconsideration of Forrest C. Donnell of Missouri and the North Atlantic Treaty,” Missouri Historical Review 101 (January 2007): 78--98.

Zmijewski, David, “The Man in Both Corners: Mark Twain the Shadowboxing Imperialist,” Hawaiian Journal of History 40 (2006): 55--73.


Gatch, Loren, “Money Matters: The Stamp Scrip Movement in Depression-Era Oklahoma,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 84 (Fall 2006): 260--87.

MacDougall, Robert, “Long Lines: AT&T’s Long-Distance Network as an Organizational and Political Strategy,” Business History Review 80 (Summer 2006): 297--327.

O’Brien, William Patrick, “Olam Katan (Small World): Jewish Traders on the Santa Fe Trail,” Journal of the Southwest 48 (Summer 2006): 211--31.


Cheng, Cindy I-Fen, “Out of Chinatown and into the Suburbs: Chinese Americans and the Politics of Cultural Citizenship in Early Cold War America,” American Quarterly 58 (December 2006): 1067--90.

Conzen, Michael P., “The Non-Pennsylvania Town: Diffusion of Urban Plan Forms in the American West,” Geographical Review 96 (April 2006): 183--211.

Hurewitz, Daniel, “Goody-Goodies, Sissies, and Long-Hairs: The Dangerous Figures in 1930s Los Angeles Political Culture,” Journal of Urban History 33 (November 2006): 26--50.

Igra, Anna R., “Marriage as Welfare,” Women’s History Review 15 (September 2006): 601--10.

Moreno, E. Mark, “Mexican American Street Gangs, Migration, and Violence in the Yakima Valley,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 97 (Summer 2006): 131--8.


Binnema, Theodore (Ted), and Melanie Niemi, “‘Let the Line Be Drawn Now’: Wilderness, Conservation, and the Exclusion of Aboriginal People from Banff National Park in Canada,” Environmental History 11 (October 2006): 724--50.

Cadden, Joan, et al., “Focus: Getting Back to The Death of Nature: Rereading Carolyn Merchant,” Isis 97 (September 2006): 485--533.

Elkind, Sarah S., “Environmental Inequality and the Urbanization of West Coast Watersheds,” Pacific Historical Review 75 (February 2006): 53--140.

McGuire, Kevin, and Nick Sanyal, “A Human Dimensions Inquiry in Watershed Analysis: Listening to Constituents’ Views of Contested Legitimacy on the National Forest,” Society & Natural Resources 19 (November--December 2006): 889--904.

Medler, Michael J., “Comparing Recent Fire Occurrence with Historical Fire Return Intervals in Washington’s National Parks,” Northwest Science 80 (Summer 2006): 184--90.

Paavola, Jouni, “Interstate Water Pollution Problems and Elusive Federal Water Pollution Policy in the United States, 1900--1948,” Environment and History 12 (November 2006): 435--65.

Rollins, William, “Reflections on a Spare Tire: SUVs and Postmodern Environmental Consciousness,” Environmental History 11 (October 2006): 684--723.


Bauman, Robert, “The Black Power and Chicano Movements in the Poverty Wars in Los Angeles,” Journal of Urban History 33 (January 2007): 277--95.

Escobedo, Elizabeth R., “The Pachuca Panic: Sexual and Cultural Battlegrounds in World War II Los Angeles,” Western Historical Quarterly 38 (Summer 2007): 133--156.

Herring, Joseph B., “Selling the ‘Noble Savage’ Myth: George Catlin and the Iowa Indians in Europe, 1843--1845,” Kansas History 29 (Winter 2006--2007): 226--45.

Jun, Helen H., “Black Orientalism: Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Race and U.S. Citizenship,” American Quarterly 58 (December 2006): 1047--66.

McIllwain, Jeffrey Scott, “Bureaucracy, Corruption, and Organized Crime: Enforcing Chinese Exclusion in San Diego, 1897--1902,” Western Legal History 17 (Winter/Spring 2004): 83--128.

Seiler, Cotten, “‘So That We as a Race Might Have Something Authentic to Travel By’: African American Automobility and Cold-War Liberalism,” American Quarterly 58 (December 2006): 1091--117.

St-Onge, Nicole, “Uncertain Margins: Métis and Saulteaux Identities in St-Paul des Saulteaux, Red River 1821--1870,” Manitoba History 53 (October 2006): 2--10.

Szasz, Ferenc Morton, “A New Mexican ‘Davy Crockett’: Walt Disney’s version of the Life and Legend of Elfego Baca,” Journal of the Southwest 48 (Autumn 2006): 261--74.


Grytz, Gerhard, “‘Triple Identity’: The Evolution of a German Jewish Arizonian Ethnic Identity in Arizona Territory,” Journal of American Ethnic History 26 (Fall 2006): 20--49.

Orr, Brooke Speer, “Mary Elizabeth Lease: Gendered Discourse and Populist Party Politics in Gilded Age America,” Kansas History 29 (Winter 2006--2007): 246--65.

Scharnhorst, Gary, “Kate Field on ‘Despised Alaska,’ 1887--1894,” Alaska History 21 (Fall 2006): 26--46.

Short, Susan E., Frances K. Goldscheider, and Berna M. Torr, “Less Help for Mother: The Decline in Coresidential Female Support for the Mothers of Young Children, 1880--2000,” Demography 43 (November 2006): 617--29.

Wood, Gregory, “‘Beyond the Age of Earning’: Masculinity, Work, and Age Discrimination in the Automobile Industry, 1916--1939,” Labor 3 (Summer 2006): 91--120.


Abraham, Erin V., “Mandolins and Pigskins: Creation of Community at the Grand Junction Indian School, 1886--1910,” Annals of Wyoming 78 (Summer 2006): 27--38.

Petrina, Stephen, “The Medicalization of Education: A Historiographic Synthesis,” History of Education Quarterly 46 (Winter 2006): 503--31.


Courtwright, Julie, “‘When We First Came Here It All Looked Like Prairie Land Almost’: Prairie Fire and Plains Settlement,” Western Historical Quarterly 38 (Summer 2007): 257--179.

Edwards, Gary T., “In and Out of the Chicasaw Cession: Understanding Migrational Pressure and Economic Transition on Tennessee’s Final Frontier, 1818--1860,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 65 (Summer 2006): 106--29.

Fearon, Peter, “Relief for Wanderers: The Transient Service in Kansas, 1933--35,” Great Plains Quarterly 26 (Fall 2006): 245--64.

Flaherty, Jeremy, “A Multivariate Look at Migration from Vermont,” Vermont History 74 (Summer/Fall 2006): 127--55.

Gonzales, Phillip, and Ann Massmann, “Loyalty Questioned: Neuvomexicanos in the Great War,” Pacific Historical Review 75 (November 2006): 629--66.

Stewart, Pearl, “The Impact of Migration on African American Family Development and Relationships,” Journal of Family History 32 (January 2007): 45--65.


Grandin, Greg, et al., “AHR Forum: Historical Perspectives on Anti-Americanism,” American Historical Review 111 (October 2006): 1041--129.

Hardwick, Susan W., “Nodal Heterolocalism and Transnationalism at the United States-Canadian Border,” Geographical Review 96 (April 2006): 212--28.

Western Humanities Review 60 (Fall 2006). Special Issue, “Borders.”


Boal, William, “New Estimates of Paid-up Membership in the United Mine Workers, 1902--29, by State and Provincial,” Labor History 47 (November 2006): 537--46.

Forestell, Nancy M., “‘And I Feel Like I'm Dying from Mining for Gold’: Disability, Gender, and the Mining Community, 1920--1950,” Labor 3 (Fall 2006): 77--93.

Isaac, Larry, Steve McDonald, and Greg Lukasik, “Takin’ It from the Streets: How the Sixties Mass Movement Revitalized Unionization,” American Journal of Sociology 112 (July 2006): 46--96.

Rajala, Richard A., “‘No Camp Large or Small Will Be Missed’: The IWA and the Loggers’ Navy in British Columbia, 1935--1945,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 97 (Summer 2006): 115--25.

Shackel, Paul A., and Matthew M. Palus, “The Gilded Age and Working-Class Industrial Communities,” American Anthropologist 108 (December 2006): 828--41.


Hammond, Anne, “Ansel Adams at Manzanar War Relocation Center, 1943--1944,” History of Photography 30 (Autumn 2006): 245--57.

Saum, Lewis O., “Rudyard Kipling and the Pacific Northwest,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 97 (Summer 2006): 126--30.

Sievers, Julie, “Drowned Pens and Shaking Hands: Sea Providence Narratives in Seventeenth-Century New England,” William and Mary Quarterly 63 (October 2006): 743--76.


Darlington, Ralph, “Agitator ‘Theory’ of Strikes Re-evaluated,” Labor History 47 (November 2006): 485--509.

Secrest, Clark, “Escapade Beneath the Cottonwoods: Revisiting Colorado’s ‘Nude Duel That Will Not Die,’” Colorado Heritage (Summer 2006): 3--27.


Bergeron, Arthur W., Jr., “Fort Berwick and Fort Chêne: Guardians of the Attakapas,” Louisiana History 47 (Fall 2006): 435--50.

Heefner, Gretchen, “Missiles and Memory: Dismanteling South Dakota’s Cold War,” Western Historical Quarterly 38 (Summer 2007): 181--203.

Kroll, C. Douglas, “Civil War Defenses of San Francisco Bay,” Journal of America’s Military Past 32 (Spring/Summer 2006): 5--20.

Pearcy, Matthew T., “‘The Ruthless Hand of War’: Andrew A. Humphreys in the Second Seminole War,” Florida Historical Quarterly 85 (Fall 2006): 123--53.


Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth, et al., “Tributes to the Memory of Vine Deloria, Jr.,” Wicazo Sa Review 21 (Fall 2006): 149--82.

Elliot, Michael A., “Indian Patriots on Last Stand Hill,” American Quarterly 58 (December 2006): 987--1015.

Hoxie, Frederick E., “The Story from Indian Country: What We Learned from the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial,” Montana The Magazine of Western History 56 (Autumn 2006): 38--46.

Lyman, Edward Leo, “Caught In Between: Jacob Hamblin and the Southern Paiutes During the Black Hawk-Navajo Wars of the Late 1860s,” Utah Historical Quarterly 75 (Winter 2007): 22--43.

Meadows, William C., “Black Goose’s Map of the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation in Oklahoma Territory,” Great Plains Quarterly 26 (Fall 2006): 265--282.

Ragsdale, John W., Jr., “The Chiricahua Apaches and the Assimilation Movement, 1865--1886: A Historical Examination,” American Indian Law Review 30, no 2 (2005--2006): 291--363.

Raibmon, Paige, “The Practice of Everyday Colonialism: Indigenous Women at Work in the Hop Fields and Tourist Industry of Puget Sound,” Labor 3 (Fall 2006): 23--56.

Warren, Andrew L., “Earning Their Spurs in the Oil Patch: The Cinematic FBI, the Osage Murders, and the Test of the American West,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 84 (Summer 2006): 188--209.


Creel, Von Russell, “On the Gallows’ Edge: Capital Punishment, Appeals, and Presidential Clemency in Indian Territory, 1896--1907,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 84 (Summer 2006): 162--87.

Tushnet, Mark, “Constitutional Interpretation outside the Courts,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 37 (Winter 2007): 415--22.

Wilson, Patrick Impero, “Forward to the Past: Wolves in the Northern Rockies and the Future of ESA Politics,” Society & Natural Resources 19 (October 2006): 863--70.


Harlow, Luke E., “Religion, Race, and Robert J. Brekinridge: The Ideology of an Antislavery Slaveholder, 1830--1860,” Ohio Valley History 6 (Fall 2006): 1--24.

Haviland, Margaret Morris, “Westtown’s Integration: ‘A Natural and Fruitful Enlargement of Our Lives,’” Quaker History 95 (Fall 2006): 19--33.

Young, Kimball L., “Utah Public Debt History,” Utah Historical Quarterly 75 (Winter 2007): 4--21.


Issel, William, “‘Still Potentially Dangerous in Some Quarters’: Sylvester Andriano, Catholic Action, and Un-American Activities in California,” Pacific Historical Review 75 (May 2006): 231--70.

Klassen, Pamela E., “Textual Healing: Mainstream Protestants and the Therapeutic Text, 1900--1925,” Church History 75 (December 2006): 809--48.

Talbot, Steve, “Spiritual Genocide: The Denial of American Indian Religious Freedom, from Conquest to 1934,” Wicazo Sa Review 21 (Fall 2006): 7--39.


Beyer-Sherwood, Teresa, “From Farm to Factory: Transitions in Work, Gender, and Leisure at Banning Mill, 1910--1930s,” Oral History Review 33 (Summer/Fall 2006): 65--94.

Branting, Steve, “Not Your Father’s History Lesson: Idaho Students Solve a Necrogeographic Mystery,” Western Historical Quarterly 38 (Summer 2007): 205--213.

Pechlaner, Gabriela, and Murray B. Rutherford, “Common Future, Different Policy Paths?: Managing the Escape of Farmed Atlantic Salmon in British Columbia and Washington State,” BC Studies 150 (Summer 2006): 43--77.


Erickson, Christine K., “‘We want no teachers who say that there are two sides to every question’: Conservative Women and Education in the 1930s,” History of Education Quarterly 46 (Winter 2006): 487--502.

Gragg, Larry, “Selling ‘Sin City’: Successfully Promoting Las Vegas during the Great Depression, 1935--1941,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 49 (Summer 2006): 83--106.

Keenan, Dierdre, “Unrestricted Territory: Gender, Two Spirits, and Louise Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 30, no. 2 (2006): 1--15.

Smith, David W., and Benjamin S. Bradshaw, “Variation in Life Expectancy During the Twentieth Century in the United States,” Demography 43 (November 2006): 647--57.

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