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Recent Articles Summer 2011


Allard, William Albert, “Allard’s West,” National Geographic 218 (October 2010): 130–9.

Harrington, Lisa M. B., et al., “Milking the Plains: Movement of Large Dairy Operations into Southwestern Kansas,” Geographical Review 100 (October 2010): 538–58.

Leonard, David, “Murder on the Prairie: Who Killed the Six Immigrant Settlers?” Alberta History 58 (Autumn 2010): 2–10.

Nolan-Ferrel, Catherine, “Agrarian Reform and Revolutionary Justice in Soconusco, Chiapas: Campesinos and the Mexican State, 1934–1940,” Journal of Latin American Studies 42 (August 2010): 551–85.


Bradley, Jim, “Frank Whiteside: Journalist, Politician, Murder Victim,” Alberta History 58 (Autumn 2010): 18–24.

Friedmann, Jonathan L., “Elias Paul (Allie) Wrubel, His Life and Music: ZIP-A-DEE-DO-DAH!” Western States Jewish History 43 (Fall 2010): 5–20.

Magnusson, Brian B., “The Mountains for Multiple Audiences: Olof Grafström’s Journey to Silver Lake, Washington, Part I,” Swedish-American Historical Quarterly 61 (April 2010): 61–134.

Mahan, Don M., “John W. Jones: The Southwest’s Unsung Civil War Hero,” Journal of Arizona History 51 (Autumn 2010): 223–40.

Merwin, Regina, “David Belasco, in San Francisco: The Early Years of a Great Theatre Impresario, 1853–1882,” Western States Jewish History 43 (Fall 2010): 29–39.

Smith, C. Mark, “‘Hurry’ Cain: Tacoma’s First Modern-Day Mayor,” Columbia 24 (Summer 2010): 4–12.


Nunn, Nathan, and Nancy Qian, “The Columbian Exchange: A History of Disease, Food, and Ideas,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 24 (Spring 2010): 163–88.

Schoening, Joel, “The Rise and Fall of Burley Design Cooperative,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 111 (Fall 2010): 312–41.


Babine, Karen, “Red River of the North, 1997,” North Dakota Quarterly 75 (Summer/Fall 2008): 218–31.

Blackman, Allen, et al., “What Drives Participation in State Voluntary Cleanup Programs? Evidence from Oregon,” Land Economics 86 (November 2010): 785–99.

Carriker, Robert M., “The Longview Homesteads: A New Deal Experiment in Urban Farming,” Columbia 24 (Spring 2010): 22–8.

Collins, Thomas P., “George W. Curtis, the City Hall Theatre, and the Cultural Life of Territorial Prescott,” Journal of Arizona History 51 (Autumn 2010): 241–56.

Conn, Steven, “Back to the Garden: Communes, the Environment, and Antiurban Pastoralism at the End of the Sixties,” Journal of Urban History 36 (November 2010): 831–48.

Lamprecht, Barbara, “Neutra: From Japan in 1930 to His European Audiences and Southern California Work,” Southern California Quarterly 92 (Fall 2010): 215–42.

Leonard, Frank, “‘So Much Bumph’: CPR Terminus Travails at Vancouver, 1884–89,” BC Studies, no. 166 (Summer 2010): 7–38.

Lindaman, Matthew, “Up! Up! Stadium: Planning and Building a War Memorial,” Minnesota History 62 (Fall 2010): 107–16.
Petersen, Keith, “Idaho’s Temple of Light,” Idaho Landscapes 3 (Summer 2010): 6–27.


Cokinos, Christopher, “Prozac for the Planet,” American Scholar 79 (Autumn 2010): 20–33.

Lee, Troy V., “‘Glistening Patches of Gold’: The Environmental History of Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius) on Southern Vancouver Island, 1848–1950,” BC Studies, no. 166 (Summer 2010): 39–54.

Van Huizen, Philip, “Building a Green Dam: Environmental Modernism and the Canadian-American Libby Dam Project,” Pacific Historical Review 79 (August 2010): 418–53.

Zielinski, Sarah, “Running Dry,” Smithsonian 41 (October 2010): 70–5.


Boykoff, Jules, and Martha Gies, “‘We’re going to defend ourselves’: The Portland Chapter of the Black Panther Party and the Local Media Response,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 111 (Fall 2010): 278–311.

Day, Iyko, “Alien Intimacies: The Coloniality of Japanese Internment in Australia, Canada, and the U.S.,” Amerasia 36, no. 2 (2010): 107–24.

Furrow, Matthew, “Samuel Gridley Howe, the Black Population of Canada West, and the Racial Ideology of the ‘Blueprint for Radical Reconstruction,’” Journal of American History 97 (September 2010): 344–70.

Garcia, Desirée J., “‘The Soul of a People’: Mexican Spectatorship and the Transnational Comedia Ranchera,” Journal of American Ethnic History 30 (Fall 2010): 72–98.

Gaul, Anita Talsma, “‘Living in Perfect Harmony’: A Multiethnic Catholic Parish on the Minnesota Prairie, 1881–1910,” Journal of American Ethnic History 30 (Fall 2010): 37–71.

Greenfield, Mary C., “‘The Game of One Hundred Intelligences’: Mahjong, Materials, and the Marketing of the Asian Exotic in the 1920s,” Pacific Historical Review 79 (August 2010): 329–59.

Nicola, Trish Hackett, “Day of the Dragon: The Chinese Community’s Participation in the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition,” Columbia 24 (Summer 2010): 14–7.


Amundson, Anna C., “‘This is my home, and my husband is here’: South Dakota War Brides Tell Their Stories,” South Dakota History 40 (Fall 2010): 256–85.

Blair, Karen J., “Normal Schools of the Pacific Northwest: The Lifelong Impact of Extracurricular Club Activities on Women Students at Teacher-Training Institutions, 1890–1917,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 101 (Winter 2009/2010): 3–16.

Cupchoy, Lani, “Fragments of Memory: Tales of a Wahine Warrior,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 31, no. 2 (2010): 35–59.

Hoffman, Brian, “‘A Certain Amount of Prudishness’: Nudist Magazines and the Liberalisation of American Obscenity Law, 1947–58,” Gender & History 22 (November 2010): 708–32.

Sargent, Theodore D., and Raymond Wilson, “The Estrangement of Charles Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman: The Mystery of the ‘Other Woman’ Solved,” South Dakota History 40 (Fall 2010): 213–42.

Sundberg, Sara Brooks, “‘Picturing the Past’: Farm Women on the Grasslands Frontier, 1850¬¬–1900,” Great Plains Quarterly 30 (Summer 2010): 203–19.

Voss, Kimberly, “Bobbi McCallum: The Short but Promising Career of Seattle Post-Intelligencer Reporter,” Columbia 24 (Spring 2010): 9–14.


Vasquez, Irene A., “The Longue Durée of Africans in Mexico: The Historiography of Racialization, Acculturation, and Afro-Mexican Subjectivity,” Journal of African American History 95 (Spring 2010): 183–201.

Volanto, Keith, “Where are the New Deal Historians of Texas?: A Literature Review of the New Deal Experience in Texas,” East Texas Historical Journal 48 (Fall 2010): 41–57.


Aikau, Hokulani K., “Indigeneity in the Diaspora: The Case of Native Hawaiians at Iosepa, Utah,” American Quarterly 62 (September 2010): 477–500.

Cameron, Linda A., “Common Threads: The Minnesota Immigrant Experience,” Minnesota History 62 (Fall 2010): 96–106.

Gant, Beatrice Roth, ed., “Homesteading in Meade County, 1910–1911: The Memoir of William L. Roth,” South Dakota
40 (Fall 2010): 243–55.

Greenway, Stephan, “‘I Am Going to Find a New Fatherland’: Nationalism and German Colonization in the Frontier State of Missouri,” Missouri Historical Review 105 (October 2010): 31–47.


Alamillo, José M., “Playing Across Borders: Transnational Sports and Identity in Southern California and Mexico, 1930–1945,” Pacific Historical Review 79 (August 2010): 360–92.

Esplin, Emron, “The Mexican Revolution in the Eyes of Katherine Anne Porter and Nellie Campobello,” Arizona Quarterly 66 (Autumn 2010): 99–122.

Greenfield, Mary C., “Bordering Reality: Trade, Tariffs, and Illegitimate Capitalism in Sumas, 1846–1919,” Columbia 24 (Spring 2010): 3–7.


Dixon, David F., “Risky Business: Oil Well Shooters in the Southwestern Oilfields,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 114 (July 2010): 1–19.

Ekers, Michael A., and Brendan Sweeney, “(Dis)Organizing Tree Planters: Labour and Environmental Politics in the British Columbia Silviculture Industry,” BC Studies, no. 166 (Summer 2010): 73–101.

McKay, Floyd J., “Green Beans, Green Cash: Alderman Farms’ Post–World War II Teenage Workforce,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 111 (Fall 2010): 372–86.


Arosteguy, Katie O., “‘It was all a hard, fast ride that ended in the mud’: Deconstructing the Myth of the Cowboy in Annie Proulx’s Close Range: Wyoming Stories,” Western American Literature 45 (Summer 2010): 117–36.

Glenn, Timothy, “Cultural Resistance and ‘Playing Indian’ in Thomas King’s ‘Joe the Painter and the Deer Island Massacre,’” Western American Literature 45 (Fall 2010): 229–51.

Mimura, Glen M., “A Dying West?: Reimagining the Frontier in Frank Matsura’s Photography, 1903–1913,” American Quarterly 62 (September 2010): 687–716.

Møllegaard, Kristen, “Haunting and History in Louis Sachar’s Holes,” Western American Literature 45 (Summer 2010): 139–61.

Mutter, Sarah Mahurin, “Raising Eden in Death Comes for the Archbishop,” Arizona Quarterly 66 (Autumn 2010): 71–97.

Saranillio, Dean Itsuji, “Kewaikaliko’s Benocide: Reversing the Imperial Gaze of Rice v. Cayetano and its Legal Progeny,” American Quarterly 62 (September 2010): 457–76.


Burgos, Jr., Adrian, Donna Gabaccia, María Cristina García, Matthew Garcia, Kelly Lytle Hernández, Jesse Hoffnung-
Garskof, María E. Montoya, George J. Sánchez, Virginia Sánchez Korrol, and Paul Spickard, “Latino History: An Interchange on Present Realities and Future Prospects,” Journal of American History 97 (September 2010): 424–63.

Craib, Raymond B., “The Archive in the Field: Document, Discourse, and Space in Mexico’s Agrarian Reform,” Journal of Historical Geography 36 (October 2010): 411–20.

McCarthy, Erin, “‘Is Oral History Good for You?’ Taking Oral History beyond Documentation and into a Clinical Setting: First Steps,” Oral History Review 37 (Summer/Fall 2010): 159–69.


Buecker, Thomas R., “Letters from Home: Prisoner of War Mail at the Fort Robinson Camp during World War II,” Nebraska History 91 (Summer 2010): 58–65.

Funk, Caroline, “The Bow and Arrow War Days on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta of Alaska,” Ethnohistory 57 (Fall 2010): 523–69.

Hedren, Paul L., “Camp Sheridan, Nebraska: The Uncommonly Quiet Post on Beaver Creek,” Nebraska History 91 (Summer 2010): 80–93.

Kelly, Brendan, “Bringing the War Home: The Patriotic Imagination in Saskatoon, 1939–1942,” Great Plains Quarterly 30 (Summer 2010): 183–201.

Powers, Thomas, “How Little Bighorn Was Won,” Smithsonian 41 (November 2010): 82–91, 94–106.
Saunt, Claudio, “‘My Medicine Is Punishment’: A Case of Torture in Early California, 1775–1776,” Ethnohistory 57 (Fall
2010): 679–708.

Scheuerman, Richard D., “Through the Indian Country: John Mullan and the Northern Overland Road,” Columbia 24 (Fall 2010): 20–7.

Young, Debra Allen, “World War II Comes to Wayne County,” Utah Historical Quarterly 78 (Fall 2010): 359–78.


Bowechop, Janine, “Contemporary Makah Whaling: The Efforts of a Northwest Coast Tribe to Revive a Centuries-Old Cultural Tradition,” Columbia 24 (Fall 2010): 6–13.

Bray, Kingsley M., “Before Sitting Bull: Interpreting Hunkpapa Political History, 1750–1867,” South Dakota History 40 (Summer 2010): 97–135.

Burt, Ryan E., “‘Sioux Yells’ in the Dawes Era: Lakota ‘Indian Play,’ the Wild West, and the Literatures of Luther Standing Bear,” American Quarterly 62 (September 2010): 617–37.

Hodge, Adam R., “Pestilence and Power: The Smallpox Epidemic of 1780–1782 and Intertribal Relations on the Northern Great Plains,” The Historian 72 (Fall 2010): 543–67.

Johnson, Peter K., “Esclavage Rouge: The Nature and Influence of Indian Slavery in Colonial St. Louis,” Missouri Historical Review 105 (October 2010): 14–30.

Jones, Leslie, “Chitto Harjo and the Snake Rebellion,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 88 (Summer 2010): 170–95.

Lux, Maureen K., “Care for the ‘Racially Careless’: Indian Hospitals in the Canadian West, 1920–1950s,” Canadian Historical Review 91 (September 2010): 407–34.

Roberts, Strother E., “Trans-Indian Identity and the Inuit ‘Other’: Relations between the Chipewyan and Neighboring Aboriginal Communities in the Eighteenth Century,” Ethnohistory 57 (Fall 2010): 597–624.

Vogt, David, and David Alexander Gamble, “‘You Don’t Suppose the Dominion Government Wants to Cheat the Indians?’:
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and the Fort George Reserve, 1908–12,” BC Studies, no. 166 (Summer 2010): 55–72.


Bloodworth, Jeff, “Fred Harris’s New Populism and the Demise of Heartland Liberalism,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 88 (Summer 2010): 196–221.

Devine, Robert, “Leaving Lewiston,” Idaho Landscapes 3 (Summer 2010): 28–39.

Hester, Torrie, “‘Protection, Not Punishment’: Legislative and Judicial Formation of U.S. Deportation Policy, 1882–1904,” Journal of American Ethnic History 30 (Fall 2010): 11–36.

Hoffman, Abraham, “The Conscience of a Public Official: Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher Bowron and Japanese Removal,” Southern California Quarterly 92 (Fall 2010): 243–74.

Isitt, Benjamin, “Confronting the Cold War: The 1950 Vancouver Convention of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation,” Canadian Historical Review 91 (September 2010): 465–501.

Manuel, Jeffrey T., and Andrew Urban, “‘You Can’t Legislate the Heart’: Minneapolis Mayor Charles Stenvig and the Politics of Law and Order,” American Studies 49 (Fall/Winter 2008): 195–219.

Peñalver, André M., “Private Republic: The Hudson’s Bay Company in the Pacific Northwest,” Columbia 24 (Spring 2010): 30–5.

Reeves, Michelle, “‘Obey the Rules or Get Out’: Ronald Reagan’s 1966 Gubernatorial Campaign and the ‘Trouble in Berkeley,’” Southern California Quarterly 92 (Fall 2010): 275–305.


Mighetto, Lisa, “Selling Salmon: The Use of Female Images in Marketing Canned Fish,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 101 (Winter 2009/2010): 28–31.

Stoutamire, William, “From North to South, Out West: Civil War Memory in Arizona,” Journal of Arizona History 51 (Autumn 2010): 197–222.


Hodges, Blair Dee, “‘All Find What They Truly Seek’: C. S. Lewis, Latter-day Saints, and the Virtuous Unbeliever,” Dialogue 43 (Fall 2010): 21–61.

Nichols, Jeff, “‘In defence of God’s people if Need bee’: Brigham Young Hampton,” Utah Historical Quarterly 78 (Fall 2010): 344–58.

Smith, Andrea, “Decolonization in Unexpected Places: Native Evangelicalism and the Rearticulation of Mission,” American Quarterly 62 (September 2010): 569–90.


Bales, Stephen Lyn, “The Rarest Bird,” Smithsonian 41 (September 2010): 16–8.

Quammen, David, “Great Migrations,” National Geographic 218 (November 2010): 28–51.

Wikle, Thomas A., “Transcontinental Crossroads: Oklahoma’s Lighted Airways in the 1930s,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 88 (Summer 2010): 132–47.


Cater, Ben, “Grassroots Healing: The Park City Miner’s Hospital,” Utah Historical Quarterly 78 (Fall 2010): 304–25.
Gragg, Larry, “‘A Big Step to Oblivion for Las Vegas?’ The ‘Battle of Bare Bosoms,’ 1957–59,” Journal of Popular Culture 43 (October 2010): 1004–22.

Lang, Andrew F., “Memory, the Texas Revolution, and Secession: The Birth of Confederate Nationalism in the Lone Star State,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 114 (July 2010): 21–35.

Miller, Bonnie M., “The Incoherencies of Empire: The ‘Imperial’ Image of the Indian at the Omaha World’s Fairs of 1898–99,” American Studies 49 (Fall/Winter 2008): 39–62.

Petty, Ross D., “Bicycling in Minneapolis in the Early 20th Century,” Minnesota History 62 (Fall 2010): 84–95.
Wygant, David L., “A Forgotten Theatrical Past: The Federal Theatre Project in Denver,” Colorado Heritage
(November/December 2010): 24–31.

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