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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 2010


Arreola, Daniel D. et al. “Huépac Revisited: Cultural Remapping of a Sonoran Townscape,” Journal of the Southwest 51 (Summer 2009): 137–64.

Bowen, Dawn S., “Settling Alberta’s Northern Agricultural Frontier: Perspectives on the Lower Peace River Country,” Alberta History 57 (Summer 2009): 2–9.

Crowe, Jessica A., and Jessica R. Goldberger, “University-Industry Relationships in Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences: The Role of Women Faculty,” Rural Sociology 74 (December 2009): 498–524.

McConnel, Eileen Diaz, and Faranak Miraftab, “Sundown Town to ‘Little Mexico’: Old-timers and Newcomers in an American Small Town,” Rural Sociology 74 (December 2009): 605–29.


Scharff, Virginia, and Carolyn Brucken, “The House of the Three Wise Women: A Family Legacy in the American Southwest,” California History 86, no. 4 (2009): 44–59.

Shan, Te-hsing, “History, Epistemology, and Commitment: An Interview with Ronald Takaki,” Amerasia Journal 35, no. 2 (2009): 78–111.

Wolpert, Stanley, “Biography as History: A Personal Reflection,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 40 (Winter 2010): 399–412.


Berens, Charlyne, and Nancy Mitchell, “Parallel Tracks, Same Terminus: The Role of Nineteenth-Century Newspapers and Railroads in the Settlement of Nebraska,” Great Plains Quarterly 29 (Fall 2009): 287–300.

Orbach, Barak Y. et al., “Themed Issue: Perspectives on the New Regulatory Era,” Arizona Law Review
51, no. 3 (2009): 559–739.

Puschendorf, L. Robert, “Two Trails of the Twentieth Century: John C. Nicholson and Newton, Kansas,” Kansas History 32 (Autumn 2009): 154–67.

Sitton, Tom, “The Bannings on the Magic Isle: Santa Catalina Island, 1892–1919,” California History 87, no. 1 (2009): 6–23.

Sylvester, Kenneth M., “Ecological Frontiers on the Grasslands of Kansas: Changes in Farm Scale and Crop Diversity,” Journal of Economic History 69 (December 2009): 1041–62.


Hurtado, Albert L., “Professors and Tycoons: The Creation of Great Research Libraries in the American West,” Western Historical Quarterly 41 (Summer 2010): 149-169.

Melosi, Martin V., “Humans, Cities, and Nature: How Do Cities Fit in the Material World?” Journal of Urban History 36 (January 2010): 3–21.

Pollon, Christopher, “Saving Skid Row,” The Beaver: Canada’s History Magazine (October/November 2009): 16–27.

Rast, Joel, “Critical Junctures, Long-Term Processes: Urban Redevelopment in Chicago and Milwaukee, 1945–1980,” Social Science History 33 (Winter 2009): 393–426.

Trachtenberg, Henry, “The Jewish Community of Winnipeg and the Federal Election of 1935 in Winnipeg North,” Manitoba History, no. 61 (Fall 2009): 2–19.


Bower, Shannon Stunden, “Natural and Unnatural Complexities: Flood Control along Manitoba’s Assiniboine River,” Journal of Historical Geography 36 (January 2010): 57–67.

Dilsaver, Lary M., and William Wyckoff, “Failed National Parks in the Last Best Place,” Montana 59 (Autumn 2009): 3–24.

Duchemin, Michael, “Water, Power, and Tourism: Hoover Dam and the Making of the New West,” California History 86, no. 4 (2009): 60–78.

Iyer, Pico, “The Great Wide Open,” Smithsonian 40 (November 2009): 62–9.

Jenkins, David, “‘When the Well’s Dry’: Water and the Promise of Sustainability in the American Southwest,” Environment and History 15 (November 2009): 441–62.

Langston, Nancy, “Paradise Lost: Climate Change, Boreal Forests, and Environmental History,” Environmental History 14 (October 2009): 641–50.

Parrett, Aaron, “‘The Huge Mass Writhed and Screamed Like a Live Thing’: Revisiting the Failure of Hauser Dam,” Montana 59 (Winter 2009): 25–45.


Campney, Brent M. S., ‘“Light is bursting upon the world!’: White Supremacy and Racist Violence against Blacks in Reconstruction Kansas,” Western Historical Quarterly 41 (Summer 2010): 171-194

Grinev, Andrei V., “‘Advanced in Age, Decrepit and Unfit’: Colonial Citizens and the Formation of a Permanent Russian Population in Alaska,” Alaska History 24 (Fall 2009): 30–60.

Janssen, Volker, “When the ‘Jungle’ Met the Forest: Public Work, Civil Defense, and Prison Camps in Postwar California,” Journal of American History 96 (December 2009): 702–26.

Klein, James E., “Writ Large and Small: State and Local Race Relations and the Meridian ‘Race Riot’ of 1926,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 87 (Summer 2009): 166–85.

Smith, Michael M., “Latinos in Oklahoma: A History of Four and a Half Centuries,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 87 (Summer 2009): 186–223.


Devine, Jenny Barker, “‘Hop to the Top with the Iowa Chop’: The Iowa Porkettes and Cultivating Agrarian Feminisms in the Midwest, 1964–1992,” Agricultural History 83 (Fall 2009): 477–502.

Jensen, Kimberly, “Revolutions in the Machinery: Oregon Women and Citizenship in Sesquicentennial Perspective,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 110 (Fall 2009): 336–61.

Kapur, Cari Costanzo, “Gender and Memory in the Pacific: Contemporary Hawaiian Nationalism and the Memorialization of Plantation Workers at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai ?i,” Amerasia Journal 35, no. 2 (2009): 168–90.

Lindell, Lisa R., “‘So Long as I Can Read’: Farm Women’s Reading Experiences in Depression-Era South Dakota,” Agricultural History 83 (Fall 2009): 503–27.


Aron, Stephen, “Convergence, California, and the Newest Western History,” California History 86, no. 4 (2009): 4–13.

Colby, Sasha, “‘Man Came Here by an Intolerable Way’: Charles Olson’s Archaeology of Resistance,” Arizona Quarterly 65 (Winter 2009): 93–111.

Crotty, Rob, “Spotlight on NARA: The Congressional Archives,” Prologue 41 (Fall 2009): 46–9.
Needham, Andrew, and Allen Dieterich-Ward, “Beyond the Metropolis: Metropolitan Growth and Regional Transformation in Postwar America,” Journal of Urban History 35 (November 2009): 943–69.


Bagley, Will, and Rick Grunder, eds., “‘I Could Hardly Hold the Pen’: Phebe Ann Woolley Davis’s Hard Road to Utah and Back, 1864–1865,” Overland Journal 27 (Fall 2009): 48–78.

Camacho, Julia María Schiavone, “Crossing Boundaries, Claiming a Homeland: The Mexican Chinese Transpacific Journey to Becoming Mexican, 1930s–1960s,” Pacific Historical Review 78 (November 2009): 545–77.

Carter, Sarah, “‘Daughters of British Blood’ or ‘Hordes of Men of Alien Race’: The Homesteads-for-Women Campaign in Western Canada,” Great Plains Quarterly 29 (Fall 2009): 267–86.

Easley-McPherson, Hillarie, “Not Just Surviving but Thriving: Jewish Life and Legacy in the Texas Panhandle,” Panhandle-Plains Historical Review 80 (2008): 3–22.


Bishop, Joyce M., “‘Those Who Gather In’: An Indigenous Ritual Dance in the Context of Contemporary Mexican Transnationalism,” Journal of American Folklore 122 (Fall 2009): 391–413.

Little, J. I., “Scenic Tourism on the Northeastern Borderland: Lake Memphremagog’s Steamboat Excursions and Resort Hotels, 1850–1900,” Journal of Historical Geography 35 (October 2009): 716–42.

Rosemblatt, Karin Alejandra, “Other Americas: Transnationalism, Scholarship, and the Culture of Poverty in Mexico and the United States,” Hispanic American Historical Review 89 (November 2009): 603–41.

Wakild, Emily, “Border Chasm: International Boundary Parks and Mexican Conservation, 1935–1945,” Environmental History 14 (July 2009): 453–75.


Chang, Kornel, “Circulating Race and Empire: Transnational Labor Activism and the Politics of Anti-Asian Agitation in the Anglo-American Pacific World, 1880–1910,” Journal of American History 96 (December 2009): 678–701.

DiStefano, Diana L., “Disasters, Railway Workers, and the Law in Avalanche Country, 1888–1910,” Environmental History 14 (July 2009): 476–501.

McCoy, Ted, “The Unproductive Prisoner: Labor and Medicine in Canadian Penitentiaries, 1867–1900,” Labor 6 (Winter 2009): 95–112.

Murphy, Michael J., “Developing Communities: The UAW and Community Unions in Los Angeles, 1965–1974,” Labor 6 (Winter 2009): 19–39.

Suarez-Potts, William J., “The Mexican Supreme Court and the Juntas de Conciliación y Arbitraje, 1917–1924: The Judicialisation of Labour Relations after the Revolution,” Journal of Latin American
41 (November 2009): 723–55.


Barnsley, Sarah, “Mary Barnard’s ‘North Window’: Imagism and the Pacific Northwest,” Western American Literature 44 (Fall 2009): 251–74.

Ladino, Jennifer, “‘A Home for Civilization’: Nostalgia, Innocence, and the Frontier in Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose,” Western American Literature 44 (Fall 2009): 225–49.

Scott, Amy, “Art and Adventure in Nineteenth-Century California,” California History 86, no. 4 (2009): 14–23.

Voeller, Carey R., “‘A Man Is a Fool Who Prefers Poor California Beef to Human Flesh’: (Re)Definitions of Masculinity in Nineteenth-Century US Donner Party Literature,” Western American Literature 44 (Fall 2009): 200–23.


Clemmer, Richard O., “Pristine Aborigines or Victims of Progress?: The Western Shoshones in the Anthropological Imagination,” Current Anthropology 50 (December 2009): 849–81.

Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Anna D. et al., “Forum on Ethnic Fiction in the History Classroom,” Journal of American Ethnic History 29 (Winter 2010): 42–78.

Jensen, Joan M., “Telling Stories: Keeping Secrets,” Agricultural History 83 (Fall 2009): 437–45.

Osterud, Grey, “The Intellectual Legacy of Mary Neth’s Work on Farm Women and Rural Communities,” Agricultural History 83 (Fall 2009): 430–6.

Richter, Daniel deB., “The Accrual of Land Use History in Utah’s Forest Carbon Cycle,” Environmental History 14 (July 2009): 527–42.


Bean, Christopher B., “The Freedmen’s Bureau and Logistical Problems in Texas, 1865–1868,”
Military History of the West 39 (2009): 1–20.

Deeben, John P., “Coastal Bastions and Frontier Forts: Records of U.S. Military Posts, 1821–1920,” Prologue 41 (Fall 2009): 50–8.

James, Jon G., “Lt. James H. Bradley: The Literary Legacy of Montana’s Frontier Soldier-Historian,” Montana 59 (Winter 2009): 46–57.

Jewell, James Robbins, “‘Doing Nothing with a Vengeance’: The Diary of David Hobart Taylor, First Oregon Cavalry, January 1 through May 31, 1862,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 110 (Winter 2009): 598–622.

Weddle, Robert S., “Tarnished Hero: A La Salle Overview,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 113 (October 2009): 159–83.


Bohaker, Heidi, “Reading Anishinaabe Identities: Meaning and Metaphor in Nindoodem Pictographs,” Ethnohistory 51 (Winter 2010): 11–33.

Fletcher, Matthew, L. M., “Factbound and Splitless: The Certiorari Process as Barrier to Justice for Indian Tribes,” Arizona Law Review 51, no. 4 (2009): 933–81.

Genetin-Pilawa, C. Joseph, “Ely Parker and the Contentious Peace Policy,” Western Historical Quarterly 41 (Summer 2010): 196-217.

Hodge, Felicia Schanche et al., “Issue Dedicated to American Indian and Alaska Native Elders,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 33, no. 3 (2009): 1–109.

Karr, Steven M., “The Warner’s Ranch Indian Removal: Cultural Adaptation, Accommodation, and Continuity,” California History 86, no. 4 (2009): 24–43.

McCullagh, James G., “Eliza Jane Ross: A Cherokee Pioneer Educator,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 87 (Summer 2009): 224–43.

Shreve, Bradley G., “‘We Must Become One People, United, with a Singleness of Purpose’: The American Indian Chicago Conference of 1961,” Journal of Illinois History 12 (Summer 2009): 107–28.


Fisher, Kristina G. et al., “Symposium on Land Grants and the Law: The Disputed Legal Histories of New Mexico’s Land Grants,” Natural Resources Journal 48 (Fall 2008): ix–xi, 847–1080.

Furnish, Dale Beck, “Sorting Out Civil Jurisdiction in Indian Country after Plains Commerce Bank: State Courts and the Judicial Sovereignty of the Navajo Nation,” American Indian Law Review 33, no. 2 (2008–2009): 385–456.

Harris, Douglas C., “A Court Between: Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in the British Columbia Court of Appeal,” BC Studies, no. 162 (Summer 2009): 137–64.

Holley, Val, “Showdown at Geddes Gulch: How Prior Appropriation Ambushed Weber County,” Utah Historical Quarterly 77 (Fall 2009): 333–50.

McCoy, Robert R., “The Paradox of Oregon’s Progressive Politics: The Political Career of Walter Marcus Pierce,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 110 (Fall 2009): 390–419.

Pue, W. Wesley, “Banned From Lawyering: William John Gordon Martin, Communist,” BC Studies, no. 162 (Summer 2009): 111–36.


Dobkins, Rebecca J., “Life Stories for New Generations: The Living Art of Oregon Tribal Regalia,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 110 (Fall 2009): 420–39.

Dodd, Dianne, “Canadian Historic Sites and Plaques: Heroines, Trailblazers, the Famous Five,” CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship 6 (Summer 2009): 29–66.

Glaser, Leah, S., “Beyond the Boom/Bust Cycle: Locating Enduring Stories in the Cultural Resources of the West,” Western Historical Quarterly 41 (Summer 2010): 218-226.

Kelm, Mary-Ellen, “Manly Contests: Rodeo Masculinities at the Calgary Stampede,” Canadian Historical Review 90 (December 2009): 711–51.

Kirsch, Scott, “The Allison Commission and the National Map: Towards a Republic of Knowledge in Late Nineteenth-Century America,” Journal of Historical Geography 36 (January 2010): 29–42.


Erekson, Keith A. et al., “What We Will Do Now That New Mormon History Is Old: A Roundtable,” Journal of Mormon History 35 (Summer 2009): 190–233.

Harper, Keith, “Downwind from the New England Rat: John Taylor, Organized Missions, and the Regionalization of Religious Identity on the American Frontier,” Ohio Valley History 9 (Fall 2009): 25–42.

Morgan, Brandon, “Educating the Lamanites: A Brief History of the LDS Indian Student Placement Program,” Journal of Mormon History 35 (Fall 2009): 191–217.


Gardner, Robert, “Constructing a Technological Forest: Nature, Culture, and Tree-Planting in the Nebraska Sand Hills,” Environmental History 14 (April 2009): 275–97.

Haight, David, “Ike and His Spies in the Sky,” Prologue 41 (Winter 2009): 14–22.

Harvey, Douglas S., “Learning the Hard Way: Early Water Control Projects at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area,” Kansas History 32 (Autumn 2009): 186–203.

Hassell, Hank, “The Battle for Rainbow Bridge,” Utah Historical Quarterly 77 (Fall 2009): 300–15.
Stegmaier, Mark J., and Richard T. McCulley, “Cartography, Politics—and Mischief,” Prologue 41 (Winter 2009): 6–13.


Green, Michael, “Abraham Lincoln, Nevada, and the Law of Unintended Consequences,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 52 (Summer 2009): 85–108.

Moehling, Carolyn, and Anne Morrison Piehl, “Immigration, Crime, and Incarceration in Early Twentieth-Century America,” Demography 46 (November 2009): 739–63.

Nickel, Dawn D., “Dying in the West: Part 1; Hospitals and Health Care in Montana and Alberta, 1880–1950,” Montana 59 (Autumn 2009): 25–45.

Nickel, Dawn D., “Dying in the West: Part 2; Caregiving in the Home and the Death of Daniel Slayton,” Montana 59 (Winter 2009): 3–23.

Paddison, Joshua, “Anti-Catholicism and Race in Post-Civil War San Francisco,” Pacific Historical Review 78 (November 2009): 505–44.

Redd, Emmett, and Nicole Etcheson, “‘Sound on the Goose’: A Search for the Answer to an Age Old ‘Question,’” Kansas History 32 (Autumn 2009): 204–17.

Watkins, David et al., “Six Voices on Proposition 8: A Roundtable,” Dialogue 42 (Winter 2009): 99–132.

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