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Recent Articles Summer 2009


Ladefoged, Thegn N., and Michael W. Graves, “Variable Development of Dryland Agriculture in Hawai‘i: A Fine-Grained Chronology from the Kohala Field System, Hawai‘i Island,” Current Anthropology 49 (October 2008): 771--802.

McWilliams, James E., “‘The Horizon Opened Up Very Greatly’: Leland O. Howard and the Transition to Chemical Insecticides in the United States, 1894--1927,” Agricultural History 82 (Fall 2008): 468--95.

Pavao-Zuckerman, Barnet, “Introduction and Practice of Animal Husbandry at Pimería Alta Missions,” Journal of the West 47 (Summer 2008): 32--9.

Sanderson, Nathan B., “More Than a Potluck: Shared Meals and Community-Building in Rural Nebraska at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Nebraska History 89 (Fall 2008): 120--31.


Chan, Sucheng, “The Making of a Quintessential Scholar-Activist,” Amerasia Journal 33, no. 1 (2007): 120--37.

Chang, Gordon H., “The Many Sides of Happy Lim . . . ,” Amerasia Journal 34, no. 2 (2008): 70--98.

McGee, Ron, “Ernest Gruening: Alaska, the West, and Vietnam,” Journal of the West 47 (Spring 2008): 54--61.

Spude, Catherine Holder, “‘King of Skagway’: Progressive Era Mayor and Game Warden in Alaska,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99 (Winter 2007/2008): 16--29.

Wilson, William H., “Asahel Curtis and the Fight over the Olympic National Park,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99 (Summer 2008): 107--21.

Woodger, Mary Jane, “‘Cheat the Asylum of a Victim’: George Albert Smith’s 1909--12 Breakdown,” Journal of Mormon History 34 (Fall 2008): 113--52.


Adamson, Michael R., “Oil Booms and Boosterism: Local Elites, Outside Companies, and the Growth of Ventura, California,” Journal of Urban History 35 (November 2008): 150--77.

Amstutz, David Lee, “Nebraska’s Live Stock Sanitary Commission and the Rise of American Progressivism,” Great Plains Quarterly 28 (Fall 2008): 259--75.

Evans, Sterling, “Nothing New about NAFTA: The Trade Commodities and the Economic Seamlessness of the U.S.-Mexican Border,” Journal of the West 47 (Summer 2008): 73--86.

Turner, Leland, “A New Business Plan for the Matador: Murdo Mackenzie, Modern Management, and the Operational Transformation of the Matador Land and Cattle Company, 1891--1897,” Panhandle-Plains Historical Review 79 (2006--2007): 3--20.


Bickers, Margaret A., “River So Near and Wells So Far: Amarillo’s Urban Politics and Water Supply, 1920--1960,” Panhandle-Plains Historical Review 78 (2005): 1--20.

Kheraj, Sean, “Improving Nature: Remaking Stanley Park’s Forest, 1888--1931,” BC Studies, no. 158 (Summer 2008): 63--90.

Mears, Carolyn Lunsford, “A Columbine Study: Giving Voice, Hearing Meaning,” Oral History Review 35 (Summer/Fall 2008): 159--75.

Oberle, Alex P., and Daniel D. Arreola, “Resurgent Mexican Phoenix,” Geographical Review 98 (April 2008): 171--96.


DuWors, Richard, “Documents from the Indian Fishing Rights Controversy in the Pacific Northwest,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99 (Spring 2008): 55--65.

Flores, Dan, “Bringing Home All the Pretty Horses: The Horse Trade and the Early American West, 1775--1825,” Montana: The Magazine of Western History 58 (Summer 2008): 3--21.

Grossman, Zoltán, “Indigenous Nations’ Responses to Climate Change,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 32, no. 3 (2008): 5--27.

Kelly, Charles Robert, “The Canadian River Project,” Panhandle-Plains Historical Review 78 (2005): 29--47.

Nicandri, David L., “‘The System of the Globe’: Alexander Mackenzie and the Course of Climate Change,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99 (Spring 2008): 66--72.

Price, Jenny, “Remaking American Environmentalism: On the Banks of the L.A. River,” Environmental History 13 (July 2008): 536--55.

Sakakibara, Chie, “‘Our Home is Drowning’: Iñupiat Storytelling and Climate Change in Point Hope, Alaska,” Geographical Review 98 (October 2008): 456--75.

Shumway, J. Matthew, and Richard H. Jackson, “Place Making, Hazardous Waste, and the Development of Tooele County, Utah,” Geographical Review 98 (October 2008): 433--55.

Skinner, G. Gage, “Sweet Encounters: Mountain Men and the Honey Bee on the Fur Trade Frontier,” Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal 2 (2008): 48--69.


Anderson, Kristen L., “German Americans, African Americans, and the Republican Party in St. Louis, 1865--1872,” Journal of American Ethnic History 28 (Fall 2008): 34--51.

Bryan, Jimmy L., Jr., “The Enduring People: Tejano Exclusion and Perseverance in the Republic of Texas, 1836--1846,” Journal of the West 47 (Summer 2008): 40--7.

Davis, Roger P., “‘Service Not Power’: The Early Years of the Nebraska Commission on Mexican-American, 1971--1975,” Nebraska History 89 (Summer 2008): 67--83.

Easley, Roxanne, “Demographic Borderlands: People of Mixed Heritage in the Russian American Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company, 1670--1870,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99 (Spring 2008): 73--91.

Gray, Susan E., “Miengun’s Children: Tales from a Mixed-Race Family,” Frontiers 29, no. 2&3 (2008): 146--85.

Pavler, David J., “African Americans in Omaha and the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition,” Journal of African American History 93 (Summer 2008): 337--61.

Shadid, Kerri A., “‘An American Tragedy’: Oklahomans React to Martin Luther King’s Assassination,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 86 (Summer 2008): 212--32.

Sugiman, Pamela, “‘A Million Hearts From Here’: Japanese Canadian Mothers and Daughters and the Lessons of War,” Journal of American Ethnic History 26 (Summer 2007): 50--68.


Baumler, Ellen, “Justice [as an Afterthought]: Women and the Montana Prison System,” Montana The Magazine of Western History 58 (Summer 2008): 41--59.

Cahill, Cathleen D., “‘You Think It Strange That I Can Love an Indian’: Native Men, White Women, and Marriage in the Indian Service,” Frontiers 29, no. 2&3 (2008): 106--45.

Dorn, Charles, “‘A Woman’s World’: The University of California, Berkeley, During the Second World War,” History of Education Quarterly 48, no. 4 (2008): 534--664.

Hudson, Lynn M., “Entertaining Citizenship: Masculinity and Minstrelsy in Post-Emancipation San Francisco,” Journal of African American History 93 (Spring 2008): 174--97.

Isenberg, Andrew C., “The Code of the West,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Summer 2009): 139--57


Meyer, Leisa D., “‘Ongoing Missionary Labor’: Building, Maintaining, and Expanding Chicana Studies/History,” Feminist Studies 34 (Spring/Summer 2008): 23--45.

Saunt, Claudio, “Go West: Mapping Early American Historiography,” William and Mary Quarterly 65 (October 2008): 745--78.


Armitage, Katie H., “African Americans Build a Community in Douglas County, Kansas,” Kansas History 31 (Autumn 2008): 154--75.

Bonfield, Lynn A., “When Money Was Necessary to Make Dreams Come True: The Cost of the Trip from Vermont to California via Panama,” Vermont History 76 (Summer/Fall 2008): 130--48.

Clay, Karen, and Randall Jones, “Migrating to Riches? Evidence from the California Gold Rush,” Journal of Economic History 68 (December 2008): 997--1027.

Jackson, Richard H., and Mark W. Jackson, “Iosepa: The Hawaiian Experience in Settling the Mormon West,” Utah Historical Quarterly 76 (Fall 2008): 316--37.

Kalter, Susan, “Clothing The Prairie In Furs: The International Trade Contexts of Cooper’s Western Novel,” Western American Literature 43 (Summer 2008): 149--78.

Price, Jay M., “Jewish Community in Wichita, 1920--1970: Same Wagon, New Horses,” Great Plains Quarterly 28 (Fall 2008): 293--320.

Roberts, David, “Patience Loader: The Awful March of the Saints,” American Heritage 58 (Fall 2008): 28--31.

Sadowski-Smith, Claudia, “Unskilled Labor Migration and the Illegality Spiral: Chinese, European, and Mexican Indocumentados in the United States, 1882--2007,” American Quarterly 60 (September 2008): 779--804.


Aron, Stephen, “Do Borderlands Still Have Borders?” Journal of the West 47 (Summer 2008): 3--7.

Chang, Kornel, “Enforcing Transnational White Solidarity: Asian Migration and the Formation of the U.S.-Canadian Boundary,” American Quarterly 60 (September 2008): 671--96.

Mumme, Steven P., “The Liquid Frontier: Water and Sustainable Development on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” Journal of the West 47 (Summer 2008): 56--64.

Weigand, Phil C., “Continuity: The Pre-Hispanic Background for Mining, Trade and Warfare in Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States,” Journal of the West 47 (Summer 2008): 10--5.

Wood, James M., and Thomas A. Wood, “To Win, Hold, and Lose The Land: The Families of Santa Cruz and the San Rafael de la Zanja Land Grant,” Journal of Arizona History 49 (Summer 2008): 119--58.


Bowman, Timothy Paul, “From Workers to Activists: The UFW in Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley,” Journal of the West 47 (Summer 2008): 87--94.

Bramwell, Lincoln, “The Origins and Work Culture of America’s Elite Wildland Firefighters,” New Mexico Historical Review 83 (Summer 2008): 291--322.

Heisler, Barbara Schmitter, “The Bracero Program and the Mexican Migration to the United States,” Journal of the West 47 (Summer 2008): 65--72.

Stein, Harry H., “Fighting for Aluminum and for Itself: The Bonneville Power Administration, 1939--1949,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99 (Winter 2007/2008): 3--15.

Vance, Michael E., “‘Mon---he’s a gran’ fish’: Scots in British Columbia’s Interwar Fishing Industry,” BC Studies 158 (Summer 2008): 33--61.


Anton, Sally Ruth, “A Man Enjoys Every Foot of It,” Journal of the West 47 (Spring 2008): 62--9.

Mathes, Virgil, and Gary Scharnhorst, “A Wonderful Field for the Novelist: Hamlin Garland’s Forgotten Tour of Colorado in 1895,” Colorado History 12 (2006): 1--28.

Olsen, Erica, “Buffalo Attitudes: George Catlin’s Portraits of Bison bison,” North Dakota Quarterly 75 (Winter 2008): 52--60.

Palmer, Carolyn Butler, “Renegotiating Identity: ‘Primitivism’ in 20th Century Art as Family Narrative,” Frontiers 29, no. 2&3 (2008): 186--223.

Smith, Thomas B., “Maynard Dixon’s 1900 Visit To Arizona: The Beginning of an Artistic Love Affair,” Journal of Arizona History 49 (Autumn 2008): 277--84.

Wright, Benjamin G., “Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929--1949,” Journal of African American History 93 (Summer 2008): 454--6.


Edwards, Richard, “Why the Homesteading Data Are so Poor: (And What Can Be Done about It),” Great Plains Quarterly 28 (Summer 2008): 181--90.

Erdmans, Mary Patrice, “The Personal Is Political, but Is it Academic?” Journal of American Ethnic History 26 (Summer 2007): 7--23.

Journal of American History 95 (September 2008): 378--451. Issue introduced by Mark M. Smith on “The Senses in American History: A Round Table,” consisting of seven articles.


Buecker, Thomas R., “The Fort Robinson War Dog Reception and Training Center, 1942--1946,” Military History of the West 38 (2008): 115--40.

Dunn, Douglas, “B.C. Explorers: A Digital History of the Pacific Northwest,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99 (Winter 2007/2008): 48--50.

Flint, Richard, and Shirley Cushing Flint, “Parts of the Whole: The Diverse Makeup of the Coronado Expedition,” Journal of the West 47 (Summer 2008): 23--31.

Grinev, A.V., trans. by Richard L. Bland, “Germans in the History of Russian America,” Journal of the West 47 (Spring 2008): 32--43.

Mathews, Sandra K., “An Introduction to Colonial Russian America,” Journal of the West 47 (Spring 2008): 12--23.

Pearcy, Matthew T., “Science, Politics, and Bureaucracy: Andrew A. Humphreys and the Office of Pacific Railroad Explorations and Surveys,” Military History of the West 38 (2008): 84--114.

Renard, Paul, “With the XXV Corps along the Rio Grande in 1865 Two U.S.C.T. Officers in Postwar Texas,” Military History of the West 38 (2008): 28--83.

Silliman, Stephen W., “The ‘Old West’ in the Middle East: U.S. Military Metaphors in Real and Imagined Indian Country,” American Anthropologist 110 (June 2008): 237--47.

Work, David K., “Enforcing Neutrality: The Tenth U.S. Cavalry on the Mexican Border, 1913--1919,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Summer 2009): 179--200.


Byram, Scott R., “Colonial Power and Indigenous Justice,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 109 (Fall 2008): 358--87.

Crum, Steven, “The Paddy Cap Band of Northern Paiutes: From Southeastern Oregon to the Duck Valley Reservation,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 51 (Fall 2008): 183--99.

Eastman, Carolyn, “The Indian Censures the White Man: ‘Indian Eloquence’ and American Reading Audiences in the Early Republic,” William and Mary Quarterly 65 (July 2008): 535--64.

Edmunds, R. David, “Chief Joseph: The Nez Perce Flight for Justice,” American Heritage 58 (Fall 2008): 36--9.

Ellinghaus, Katherine, “The Benefits of Being Indian: Blood Quanta, Intermarriage, and Allotment Policy on the White Earth Reservation, 1889--1920,” Frontiers 29, no. 2&3 (2008): 81--105.

King, C. Richard, “George Bush May Not Like Black People, but No One Gives a Dam about Indigenous Peoples: Visibility and Indianness after the Hurricanes,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 32, no. 2 (2008): 35--42.

McKenzie, Michael, “To the Brink and Back: The Bannock War Pounds at the Door to Washington Territory,” Columbia 22 (Summer 2008): 18--27.

Olson, Alexander I., “Heritage Schemes: The Curtis Brothers and the Indian Moment of Northwest Boosterism,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Summer 2009): 159--78.

Stockel, H. Henrietta, “Geronimo Now: Facts, Anecdotes, and Hearsay,” Journal of the West 47 (Spring 2008): 3--11.

Webster, Anthony K., “Running Again, Roasting Again, Touching Again: On Repetition, Heightened Affective Expressivity, and the Utility of the Notion of Linguaculture in Navajo and Beyond,” Journal of American Folklore 121 (Fall 2008): 441--72.


Correia, David, “‘Rousers of the Rabble’ in the New Mexico Land Grant War: La Alianza Federal De Mercedes and Violence of the State,” Antipode 40, no. 4 (2008): 561--83.

MacKinnon, William P., “Buchanan’s Thrust from the Pacific: The Utah War’s Ill-Fated Second Front,” Journal of Mormon History 34 (Fall 2008): 226--60.

McKeown, Judge Margaret M., “Introduction,” Western Legal History 18, nos. 1 & 2 (2005): 1--7.

Moreno, Gary, “Rage Against the Monarchy: American Reaction to the French Intervention in Mexico,” Journal of the West 47 (Summer 2008): 48--55.

Murrah, Erin, “Miguel Antonio Otero: Destabilizing Identity in the West,” Western American Literature 43 (Summer 2008): 129--46.

Sekaquaptewa, Pat, “Key Concepts in the Finding, Definition and Consideration of Custom Law In Tribal Lawmaking,” American Indian Law Review 32, no. 2 (2007--2008): 319--90.

Skibine, Alex Tallchief, “Formalism And Judicial Supremacy in Federal Indian Law,” American Indian Law Review 32, no. 2 (2007--2008): 391--439.

Waldrep, Christopher, “National Policing, Lynching, and Constitutional Change,” Journal of Southern History 74 (August 2008): 589--626.


Ainley-Conley, Jacqui, “Monuments of Permanent Achievement: The WPA Buildings of Southeastern Colorado,” Colorado History 12 (2006): 85--103.

Allen, Michael, “Political Buttons and the Material Culture of American Politics,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99 (Winter 2007/2008): 30--3.

Gordon, Tammy S., “Heritage, Commerce, and Museal Display: Toward a New Typology of Historical Exhibition in the United States,” Public Historian 30 (August 2008): 27--50.

Labode, Modupe, “From South Africa to Colorado: A Journey in Public History,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Summer 2009): 201--7

Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, “Victor Steinbrueck Finds His Voice: From the Argus to Seattle Cityscape,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99 (Summer 2008): 122--33.

Peña, Elaine, “Beyond Mexico: Guadalupan Sacred Space Production and Mobilization in a Chicago Suburb,” American Quarterly 60 (September 2008): 721--47.

Reyman, Jonathan E., “Feathers Ceremonialism in the American Southwest, Past and Present,” Journal of the West 47 (Summer 2008): 16--22.


Brown, Lisle G., “‘Temple Pro Tempore’: The Salt Lake City Endowment House,” Journal of Mormon History 34 (Fall 2008): 1--68.

Cleary, Patricia, “Drinking, Dying, and Lying to Priests: Community Bonds and Conflicts over Authority in Colonial St. Louis,” Missouri Historical Review 103 (October 2008): 1--21.

Danver, Steven L., “Innocent Veniaminov and the Growth of Orthodoxy in Russian America,” Journal of the West 47 (Spring 2008): 24--31.

Enochs, Ross, “The Franciscan Mission to the Navajos: Mission Method and Indigenous Religion, 1898--1940,” Catholic Historical Review 92 (January 2006): 46--73.

Lindell, Lisa R., “‘Sowing the seeds of liberal thought’: Unitarian Women Ministers in Nineteenth-century South Dakota,” South Dakota History 38 (Summer 2008): 148--80.

Martinez, Juan Francisco, “Serious Seekers, by a False Road: Nineteenth-Century Protestant Missionaries’ Perceptions of the Penitente Brotherhood,” New Mexico Historical Review 83 (Summer 2008): 353--70.

Masatsugu, Michael K., “‘Beyond This World of Transiency and Impermanence’: Japanese Americans, Dharma Bums, and the Making of American Buddhism during the Early Cold War Years,” Pacific Historical Review 77 (August 2008): 423--51.

Smith, Konden Rich, “Appropriating the Secular: Mormonism and the World Columbia Exposition of 1893,” Journal of Mormon History 34 (Fall 2008): 153--80.

Wood, Linda Sargent, “Contact, Encounter, and Exchange at Esalen: A Window onto Late Twentieth-Century American Spirituality,” Pacific Historical Review 77 (August 2008): 453--87.


Kinbacher, Kurt E., and William G. Thomas III, “Shaping Nebraska: An Analysis of Railroad and Land Sales, 1870--1880,” Great Plains Quarterly 28 (Summer 2008): 191--207.

Mandleco, Barbara, and Carma Miller, “A History of Children’s Hospitals in Utah,” Utah Historical Quarterly 76 (Fall 2008): 338--56.

Rollings-Magnusson, Sandra, “Flax Seed, Goose Grease, and Gun Powder: Medical Practices By Women Homesteaders in Saskatchewan, 1882--1914,” Journal of Family History 33, no. 4 (2008): 388--410.

Weaver, Glen D., and Ryan C. Graham, “Segundo, Colorado: Largest Coke Plant West of Chicago,” New Mexico Historical Review 83 (Summer 2008): 323--51.

Werner, Hans, and Jenifer Waito, “‘One of Our Own’: Ethnicity Politics and the Medicalization of Childbirth in Manitoba,” Manitoba History 58 (June 2008): 2--10.


Hegmon, Michelle et al., “Social Transformation and Its Human Costs in the Prehispanic U.S. Southwest,” American Anthropologist 110 (September 2008): 313--24.

Kashay, Jennifer Fish, “Competing Imperialisms and Hawaiian Authority: The Cannonading of Lahaina in 1827,” Pacific Historical Review 77 (August 2008): 369--90.

Kurtz, Rick S., “Cross-Culture Relationships on the Southeast Alaska Frontier: The Glacier Bay Case,” Journal of the West 47 (Spring 2008): 44--53.

Lee, Erika, “Hemispheric Orientalism and the 1907 Pacific Coast Race Riots,” Amerasia Journal 33, no. 2 (2007): 19--47.

Miyares, Ines M., “Expressing ‘Local Culture’ in Hawai‘i,” Geographical Review 98 (October 2008): 513--31.

Yang, Bryant, “Seeing Loving in Gay Marriages: Parallels of Asian American History and the Same-Sex Marriage Debates,” Amerasia Journal 32, no. 1 (2006): 33--44.

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