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Recent Articles Winter 2007


Lucas, Decoursey Clayton, “‘Shared Struggles’: Ethnic Farming Settlements across the Great Plains,” Journal of the West 46 (Spring 2007): 51--7.

Nelson, M. Reneé Albers, and Laval M. Verhalen, “J. A. Webb, Early-Day Cotton Breeder from Union City, Oklahoma,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 34 (Winter, 2006--07): 464--91.

Wrabley, Jr., Raymond B., “Drunk Driving or Dry Run? Cowboys and Alcohol on the Cattle Trail,” Kansas History 30 (Spring 2007): 36--51.


Brown, Randy, “The Grave of Susan C. Haile,” Overland Journal 25 (Spring 2007): 24--36.

Dupuis, Michael, “Remembering John J. Conklin,” Manitoba History 54 (February 2007): 14--21.

Lindholdt, Paul, “Theodore Winthrop,” Columbia (Spring 2007): 5--11.

Quivik, Fredric L., “The Tragic Montana Career of Dr. D. E. Salmon,” Montana 57 (Spring 2007): 32--47.


Amerman, Steve, “‘I Should Not Be Wearing a Pilgrim Hat’: Making an Indian Place in Urban Schools, 1945--75.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 31, no. 1 (2007): 39--62.

Thorne, Tanis C., “‘The Indian Beverly Hillbillies’: Displacement, Rituals of Place, and the First Wave of Urbanization in the 1920s,” Journal of the West 46 (Spring 2007): 75--87.


Klinkenborg, Verlyn, “Splendor of the Grass,” National Geographic 211 (April 2007): 120--42.

Mann, Charles C., “Creating America,” National Geographic 211 (May 2007): 32--55.

Wirth, Thomas, “‘So Many Things for His Profit and for His Pleasure’: Colonial Naturalists Respond to an Enlightenment Creed, 1717--1777,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 131 (April 2007): 127--48.


Chávez-García, Miroslava, “Intelligence Testing at Whittier School, 1890--1920,” Pacific Historical Review 76 (May 2007): 193--228.

Covey, R. Alan, and Christina M. Elson, “Ethnicity, Demography, and Estate Management in Sixteenth-Century Yucay,” Ethnohistory 54 (Spring 2007): 303--36.

Heisler, Barbara Schmitter, “The ‘Other Braceros’: Temporary Labor and German Prisoners of War in the United States, 1943--1946,” Social Science History 31 (Summer 2007): 237--71.

Levi, Linda, “Growing Up as a ‘Newmark’ in Los Angeles, 1935--50,” Western States Jewish History 39 (Spring 2007): 236--73.

Ruiz, Vicki L, “Nuestra América: Latino History as United States History,” Journal of American History 93 (December 2006): 655--72.


Amidon, Kevin S., “Carrie Chapman Catt and the Evolutionary Politics of Sex and Race, 1885--1940,” Journal of the History of Ideas 68 (April 2007): 305--28.

Bain, Alison L., and Catherine J. Nash, “The Toronto Women’s Bathhouse Raid: Querying Queer Identities in the Courtroom,” Antipode 39 (February 2007): 17--34.

Clawsen, Mary Ann, “Masculinity, Consumption and the Transformation of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the Turn-of-the-Century United States,” Gender & History 19 (April 2007): 101--21.

Godfrey, Audrey M., “‘The Queen of Inventions’: The Sewing Machine Comes to Utah,” Journal of Mormon History 32 (Fall 2006): 82--103.

McNeill, Karen, “Gender, Architecture, and Professional Style,” Pacific Historical Review 76 (May 2007): 229--67.

Sinke, Suzanne M., “Gender and Migration: Historical Perspectives,” International Migration Review 40 (Spring 2006): 82--103.

Weisiger, Marsha, "Gendered Injustice: Navajo Livestock Reduction in the New Deal Era," Western Historical Quarterly 38 (Winter 2007): 437--55.


Bleichmar, Daniela, “Exploration in Print: Books and Botanical Travel from Spain to the Americas in the Late Eighteenth Century,” Huntington Library Quarterly 70, no. 1 (2007): 129--52.

Jessee, Sharon, “The Contrapuntal Historiography of Toni Morrison’s Paradise: Unpacking the Legacies of the Kansas and Oklahoma All-Black Towns,” American Studies 47 (Spring 2006): 81--112.

Loewen, Royden, “Beyond the Monolith of Modernity: New Trends in Immigrant and Ethnic Rural History,” Agricultural History 81 (Spring 2007): 204--27.

Mahler, Sarah J., and Patricia R. Pessar, “Gender Matters: Ethnographers Bring Gender from the Periphery toward the Core of Migration Studies,” International Migration Review 40 (Spring 2006): 27--63.

Mead, Robert A., “Cowboys and Lawyers: Ambivalence and Myth in the History and Literature of the Southern Plains,” Kansas History 30 (Spring 2007): 52--63.


Barrett, Chuck, “Stony Point: Nevada’s Bloody Landmark on the California Trail,” Overland Journal 25 (Spring 2007): 2--23.

Katz, Michael B., and Mark J. Stern, Jamie J. Fader, “The Mexican Immigration Debate: The View from History,” Social Science History 31 (Summer 2007): 157--89.

McClain, Molly, and Alessa Ellefson, “A Letter from Carolina, 1688: French Huguenots in the New World,” The William and Mary Quarterly 64 (April 2007): 375--94.

Piper, Nicola, “Gendering the Politics of Migration,” International Migration Review 40 (Spring 2006): 133--64.


Anderson, Rodney D. and Tamara Spike, “Making History Count: The Guadalajara Census Project (1791--1930),” Hispanic American Historical Review 87 (May 2007): 327--52.

Bowden, Charles, “Our Walls, Ourselves,” National Geographic 211 (May 2007): 116--39.

Burchfield, Christopher, “Death at Caborca: The Massacre of the Crabb Expedition,” California Territorial Quarterly 68 (Winter 2006): 12--25.

Journal of the Southwest 48 (Winter 2006). Special issue on Pre-Euclidian Geometry in the Design of Mission Churches of the Spanish Borderlands.

López, Marco Antonio Samaniego, “La revolución mexicana en Baja California: maderismo, magonismo, filibuterismo y la pequeña revuelta local,” Historia Mexicana 56 (Abril-Junio 2007): 1201--62.

Offen, K. H., “Creating Mosquitia: mapping Amerindian spatial practices in eastern Central America, 1629--1779,” Journal of Historical Geography 33 (April 2007): 254--82.


Harris, Howell, “Between Convergence and Exceptionalism: Americans and the British Model of Labor Relations, c. 1867--1920,” Labor History 48 (May 2007): 141--74.

Wright, Gavin, “Organized Labor and the Race Issue: Economics or Economic History,” Labor History 48 (May 2007): 234--40.


de Andrade-Downs, Renata Marson Teixeira, et al., “Films Every Historian Should See,” Environmental History 12 (April 2007): 280--393.

Burns, Mark K., “‘Ineffectual Chase’: Indians, Prairies, Buffalo, and the Quest for the Authentic West in Washington Irving’s A Tour on the Prairies,” Western American Literature 42 (Spring 2007): 55--79.

Chiang, Yung-chen,” Womanhood, Motherhood and Biology: The Early Phases of The Ladies’ Journal, 1915--25,” Gender & History 18 (November 2006): 519--45.

Laegreid, Renee M., “The Good, the Bad, and the Ignored: Immigrants in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers!” Great Plains Quarterly 27 (Spring 2007): 101--15.

Quetchenbach, Bernard, “Winning the West in Jimmy Santiago Baca’s Black Mesa Poems,” Western American Literature 42 (Spring 2007): 5--25.

Williams, Carol J., “Beyond Illustration: Illuminations of the Photographic ‘Frontier,’” Journal of the West 46 (Spring 2007): 29--40.


Crisp, James C., “Documenting Davy’s Death: The Problematic “Dolson Letter” from Texas, 1836,” Journal of the West 46 (Spring 2007): 22--8.

Manalansan, Martin F., IV, “Queer Intersections: Sexuality and Gender in Migration Studies,” International Migration Review 40 (Spring 2006): 224--49.


Arndt, Jochen S., “The Highly Effective First Mississippi Volunteer Regiment in the Mexican War, 1846--1848,” Journal of Mississippi History 69 (Spring 2007): 63--78.

Bigler, David L., "The Aiken Party Executions and the Utah War, 1857--1858," Western Historical Quarterly 38 (Winter 2007): 457--76.

Hammond, John J., “The 1876 Journal of Frank Hammond: ‘Travailing’ to the Little Colorado,” Journal of Mormon History 33 (Spring 2007): 65--120.

Julien, Catherine, “Kandire in Real Time and Space: Sixteenth-Century Expeditions from the Pantanal to the Andes,” Ethnohistory 54 (Spring 2007): 245--73.

MacKinnon, William P., “‘Lonely Bones’: Leadership and Utah War Violence,” Journal of Mormon History 33 (Spring 2007): 121--78.

McConaghy, Lorraine, “The Old Navy in the Pacific West: Naval Discipline in Seattle, 1855--1856,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 98 (Winter 2006/2007): 18--28.

Smith, Terence, “Beyond Jamestown,” Smithsonian 38 (May 2007): 48--60.

Veraldi, Marion Erickson, and Lorna Veraldi, “Le Vérendrye, An expedition before Lewis and Clark,” We Proceeded On 33 (January 2007): 6--13.

Williamson, James F., “With Unshaken Firmness: Colonel Thomas Williamson,” Tennesse Historical Quarterly 65 (Winter 2006--7): 298--318.


Clausen, Christopher, “Between Two Worlds,” American Scholar 76 (Summer 2007): 80--90.

Denson, Andrew, “A Few Unreasonable Proposals: Some Rejected Ideas from the Cherokee Allotment Negotiations,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 34 (Winter, 2006--07): 426--43.

Householder, Michael, “Eden’s Translations: Women and Temptation in Early America,” Huntington Library Quarterly 70, no. 1 (2007): 11--36.

Jetté, Melinda Marie, “‘Beaver are Numerous, but the Natives . . . Will Not Hunt Them’: Native-Fur Trader Relations in the Willamette Valley, 1812--1814,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 98 (Winter 2006/2007): 3--17.

Morell, Virginia, “The Zuni Way,” Smithsonian 38 (April 2007): 76--83.

Snyder, Christina, “Conquered Enemies, Adopted Kin, and Owned People: The Creek Indians and Their Captives,” Journal of Southern History 73 (May 2007): 255--88.

Saunt, Claudio, “Telling Stories: The Political Uses of Myth and History in the Cherokee and Creek Nations,” Journal of American History 93 (December 2006): 673--97.

Warren, Kim, “‘All Indian Trails Lead to Lawrence, October 27 to 30, 1926’: American Identity and the Dedication of Haskell Institute’s Football Stadium,” Kansas History 30 (Spring 2007): 2--19.


Alexander, Shawn Liegh, “Vengeance Without Justice, Injustice Without Retribution: The Afro-American Council’s Struggle Against Racial Violence,” Great Plains Quarterly 27 (Spring 2007): 117--33.

Becker, Marc, “Indigenous Struggles for Land Rights in Twentieth-Century Ecuador,” Agricultural History 81 (Spring 2007): 159--81.

Calavita, Kitty, “Gender, Migration, and Law: Crossing Borders and Bridging Disciplines,” International Migration Review 40 (Spring 2006): 104--32.

Clow, Richmond L., “A Dream Deferred: Crow Dog’s Territorial Trials and the Push for Statehood,” South Dakota History 37 (Spring 2007): 46--73.

Freng, Adrienne, “American Indians in the News: A Media Portrayal in Crime Articles,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 31, no. 1 (2007): 21--37.

Noble, Brian, “Justice, Transaction, Translation: Blackfoot Tipi Transfers and WIPO’s Search for the Facts of Traditional Knowledge Exchange,” American Anthropologist 109 (June 2007): 338--49.

Roy, Susan, “‘Who Were Those Mysterious People?’ C?sna:m, the Marpole Midden, and the Dispossession of Aboriginal Lands in British Columbia,” BC Studies no. 152 (Winter 2006/07): 67--95.


Atkins, Annette, "The State I'm In: Hubert Humphrey, Jesse Ventura, Bob Dylan, Garrison Keillor, and Me," Western Historical Quarterly 38 (Winter 2007): 501--7.

Bender, Nathan E., “The Abandoned Scout’s Revenge: Origins of the Crow Killer. Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson,” Annals of Wyoming 78 (Autumn 2006): 2--17.

Launius, Roger D., “American Memory, Culture Wars, and the Challenge of Presenting Science and Technology in a National Museum,” Public Historian 29 (Winter 2007): 13--30.

Sprinkle, John H., Jr., “‘Of Exceptional Importance’: The Origins of the ‘Fifty-Year Rule’ in Historical Preservation,” Public Historian 29 (Spring 2007): 81--103.


Allen, J. Timothy, “‘Some Expectations of Being Promoted’: Ambition, Abolition, and the Reverend James O’Kelly,” North Carolina Historical Review 84 (January 2007): 59--81.

Entz, Gary R., “The Bickertonites: Schism and Reunion in a Restoration Church, 1880--1905,” Journal of Mormon Studies 32 (Fall 2006): 1--44.

Hill, Myrtle, “Gender, Culture and ‘the Spiritual Empire’: the Irish Protestant female missionary experience,” Women’s History Review 16 (April 2007): 203--26.

Mallios, Seth, “The Apotheosis of Ajacan’s Jesuit Missionaries,” Ethnohistory 54 (Spring 2007): 223--45.

Shipps, Jan, “From Peoplehood to Church Membership: Mormonism’s Trajectory since World War II,” Church History: Studies in Christianity & Culture 76 (June 2007): 241--61.

Weiner, Hollace Ava, and Lauraine Miller, “Little Synagogues Across Texas: in Baytown, Breckenridge, Brenham, Bryan, Brownsville, Corsicana, Jefferson, Odessa, San Angelo, Schelenburg, Victoria & Wharton,” Western States Jewish History 39 (Spring 2007): 195--221.


Huffman, Wendell W., “Silver and Iron: How the Comstock Determined the Course of the Central Pacific Railroad,” Nevada Historical Quarterly 50 (Spring 2007): 3--35

Pitter, Richard, “Building the Virginia and Truckee Railroad,” Nevada Historical Quarterly 50 (Spring 2007): 36--72.

Piper, Liza, “Subterranean Bodies: Mining the Large Lakes of North-west Canada, 1921--1960,” Environment and History 13, no. 2 (2007): 155--86.

Wesselius, Allen, “A Pirogue by Any Other Name,” Columbia (Spring 2007): 13--6.


Bucko, Raymond A., S. J., “When Does a Cactus Become an Angry Buffalo?,” Montana 57 (Spring 2007): 14--31.

Carney, Elizabeth, "Suburbanizing Nature and Naturalizing Suburbanites: Outdoor Living Culture and Landscapes of Growth," Western Historical Quarterly 38 (Winter 2007): 477-500.

Newell, Dianne, and Dorothee Schreiber, “Collaborations on the Periphery: The Wolcott-Sewid Potlatch Controversy,” BC Studies no. 152 (Winter 2006/07): 7--33.

Neylan, Susan, and Melissa Meyer, “‘Here Comes the Band!’: Cultural Collaboration, Connective Traditions, and Aboriginal Brass Bands on British Columbia’s North Coast, 1875--1964,” BC Studies no. 152 (Winter 2006/07): 35--66.

Prufer, Keith M., and W. Jeffrey Hurst, “Chocolate in the Underworld Space of Death: Cacao Seeds from an Early Classic Mortuary Cave,” Ethnohistory 54 (Spring 2007): 273--302.

Rico, Monica, “Sir William Drummond Stewart: Aristocratic Masculinity in the American West,” Pacific Historical Review 76 (May 2007): 163--91.

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