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Recent Articles Winter 2009


DeJong, David H., “‘Left High and Dry’: Federal Land Policies and Pima Agriculture, 1860–1910,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 33, no. 1 (2009): 23–45.

Duensing, Dawn E., “Hawai‘i’s Forgotten Crop: Corn on Maui, 1851–1951,” Hawaiian Journal of History 42 (2008): 159–75.

Jackson-Smith, Douglas B., and Eric Jensen, “Finding Farms: Comparing Indicators of Farming Dependence and
Agricultural Importance in the United States,” Rural Sociology 74 (March 2009): 37–55.

MacFayden, Joshua D., “Breaking Sod or Breaking Even? Flax on the Northern Great Plains and Prairies, 1889–1930,” Agricultural History 83 (Spring 2009): 221–46.

Tsu, Cecilia M., “Sex, Lies, and Agriculture: Reconstructing Japanese Immigrant Gender Relations in Rural California, 1900–1913,” Pacific Historical Review 78 (May 2009): 171–209.


Christian, Garna L., “Always in His Heart: Owen Payne White and Old El Paso,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 112 (October 2008): 172–90.

Nasaw, David, et al., “AHR Roundtable: Historians and Biography,” American Historical Review 114 (June 2009): 573–661.

Rushay, Samuel W. Jr., “Harry Truman’s History Lessons,” Prologue 41 (Spring 2009): 24–34.


Amundson, Michael A., “‘These Men Play Real Polo’: An Elite Sport in the ‘Cowboy State,’ 1890–1930,” Montana: The Magazine of Western History 59 (Spring 2009): 3–22.

Gatch, Loren C., “‘An’ the west jes’ smiled’: Oklahoma Banking and the Panic of 1907,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 87 (Spring 2009): 4–33.

Guiling, Pam, Wade Brorsen, and Damona Doye, “Effect of Urban Proximity on Agricultural Land Values,” Land Economics 85 (May 2009): 252–64.


Abbott, Carl, “From Urban Frontier to Metropolitan Region: Oregon’s Cities from 1870 to 2008,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 110 (Spring 2009): 74–95.

Hildebrand, Jonathan, “Class, Community, and Urban Consciousness: The Winnipeg Street Railway, 1902–1910,” Manitoba History, no. 60 (Spring 2009): 2–13.

Mirabal, Nancy Raquel, “Geographies of Displacement: Latina/os, Oral History, and the Politics of Gentrification in San Francisco’s Mission District,” Public Historian 31 (May 2009): 7–31.

Post, Chris, “Rejecting Violence on the Landscape in Lawrence, Kansas,” Geographical Review 91 (April 2009): 186–207.


Clark, Bradley T., “River Restoration in the American West: Assessing Variation in the Outcomes of Policy Change,” Society & Natural Resources 22 (May 2009): 401–16.

Edgington, Ryan, “The Safari of the Southwest: Hunting, Science, and the African Oryx on White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, 1969–2006,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Winter 2009): 469-491

Light, Jennifer S., “The City as National Resource: New Deal Conservation and the Quest for Urban Improvement,” Journal of Urban History 35 (May 2009): 531–60.

Mirpuri, Anoop, Keith P. Feldman, and Georgia M. Roberts, “Antiracism and Environmental Justice in an Age of Neoliberalism: An Interview with Van Jones,” Antipode 41 (May 2009): 401–15.

Reid, Joanna, “The Grasslands Debates: Conservationists, Ranchers, First Nations, and the Landscape of the Middle Fraser,” BC Studies, no. 160 (Winter 2008/09): 93–118.

Thistle, John, “Accommodating Cattle: British Columbia’s ‘Wars’ with Grasshoppers and ‘Wild Horses,’” BC Studies, no. 160 (Winter 2008/09): 67–91.

Turner, James Morton, “‘The Specter of Environmentalism’: Wilderness, Environmental Politics, and the Evolution of the New Right,” Journal of American History 96 (June 2009): 123–49.


Azuma, Eiichiro, “Race, Citizenship, and the ‘Science of Chick Sexing’: The Politics of Racial Identity among Japanese Americans,” Pacific Historical Review 78 (May 2009): 242–75.

Cho, Yu-Fang, “Domesticating the Aliens Within: Sentimental Benevolence in Late-Nineteenth-Century California Magazines,” American Quarterly 61 (March 2009): 113–36.

Epstein, David, W. ed., “Recently Discovered Interviews with Descendants of the Early Jewish Pioneers of Los Angeles: Interviews taken between 1966 and 1970 by Dr. Norton B. Stern,” Western States Jewish History 41 (Spring 2009): 397–644.

Rifkin, Mark, “‘For the wrongs of our poor bleeding country’: Sensation, Class, and Empire in Ridge’s Joaquín Murieta,” Arizona Quarterly 65 (Summer 2009): 27–56.


Arendt, Emily J., “The Wyoming Experiment and the Case for Practical Propaganda,” Annals of Wyoming 81 (Winter 2009): 13–22.

Dilg, Janice, “‘For Working Women in Oregon’: Caroline Gleason/Sister Miriam Theresa and Oregon’s Minimum Wage Law,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 110 (Spring 2009): 96–129.

Jensen, Joan, “The World of Theta Mead, County Nurse: Private and Public Health Care in Rural Wisconsin, 1900–1912,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 92 (Spring 2009): 2–15.

Lansing, Michael J., “‘Salvaging the Man Power of America’: Conservation, Manhood, and Disabled Veterans During World War I,” Environmental History 14 (January 2009): 32–57.

Pieroth, Doris, “A Diamond in the Rough Meets Lady Bountiful: May Arkwright Hutton and the Spokane Ladies’ Benevolent Society,” Columbia 23 (Spring 2009): 6–12.


Cottrell, Michael, “Indigenous Paradigms, Rankean Conventions and the Quest for a Post-Colonial Saskatchewan History: A Brief Review of Selected Local Indigenous Written Scholarship,” Saskatchewan History 61 (Spring 2009): 22–5.

Houston, Alan, “Sources and Interpretations: Benjamin Franklin and the ‘Wagon Affair’ of 1755,” William and Mary Quarterly 66 (April 2009): 235–86.

Pandora, Katherine, “Popular Science in National and Transnational Perspective: Suggestions from the American Context,” Isis 100 (June 2009): 346–58.


Brannstrom, Christian, and Matthew Neuman, “Inventing the ‘Magic Valley’ of South Texas, 1905–1941,” Geographical Review 91 (April 2009): 123–45.

Guenther, Todd, “The Empire Builders: An African American Odyssey in Nebraska and Wyoming,” Nebraska History 89 (Winter 2008): 176–200.

Joranger, Terje Mikael Hasle, “A Historiographical Perspective on the Social History of Immigration to and Ethnicity in the United States,” The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly 60 (January 2009): 5–24.

Keyes, Sarah, “‘Like a Roaring Lion’: The Overland Trail as a Sonic Conquest,” Journal of American History 96 (June 2009): 19–43.

Oyangen, Knut, “The Gastrodynamics of Displacement: Place-Making and Gustatory Identity in the Immigrants’ Midwest,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 39 (Winter 2009): 323–48.


Branton, Regina P., and Johanna Dunaway, “Spatial Proximity to the U.S.—Mexico Border and Newspaper Coverage of Immigration Issues,” Political Research Quarterly 62 (June 2009): 289–302.

Correia, David, “Making Destiny Manifest: United States Territorial Expansion and the Dispossession of Two Mexican Property Claims in New Mexico, 1824–1899,” Journal of Historical Geography 35 (January 2009): 87–103.

Fallon, Paul, “Time for (a Reading) Community?: The Border Literary Field(s) in the 1980s and 1990s,” Mexican Studies 25 (Winter 2009): 47–70.

Goldberg, Mark Allan, “Negotiating Nacogdoches: Hasinai Caddo-Spanish Relations, Trade Space, and the Formation of the Texas-Louisiana Border, 1779–1819,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 33, no. 1 (2009): 65–87.


Clements, Eric, “Pragmatic Revolutionaries?: Tactics, Ideologies, and the Western Federation of Miners in the Progressive Era,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Winter 2009): 445-467.

Frink, Lisa, “The Identity Division of Labor in Native Alaska,” American Anthropologist 111 (March 2009): 21–9.

Pfeffer, Max J., and Pilar A. Parra, “Strong Ties, Weak Ties, and Human Capital: Latino Immigrant Employment Outside the Enclave,” Rural Sociology 74 (June 2009): 241–69.

Richardson, John G., “Mill Owners and Wobblies: The Event Structure of the Everett Massacre of 1916,” Social Science History 33 (Summer 2009): 183–215.


Kirwan, Padraig, “Language and Signs: An Interview with Ojibwe Novelist David Treuer,” Journal of American Studies 43 (April 2009): 71–88.

Martin, Sarah, “Reading the Historical Novel: Reworking the Past and the Relation of Blackfeet History in James Welch’s Fools Crow,” Journal of American Studies 43 (April 2009): 89–100.

Neufeld, Margaret R. M., “Connecting to the Art Market from Home: An Exploration of First Nations Artists in Alert Bay, British Columbia,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 33, no. 1 (2009): 89–117.

Sailor, Rachel, “Performing the Pioneer: The Kolbs, the Grand Canyon, and Photographic Self-representation,” New Mexico Historical Review 84 (Spring 2009): 233–61.

Sandeen, Eric J., “Robert Adams and the ‘Persistent Beauty’ of Colorado Landscapes,” History of Photography 33 (February 2009): 55–70.


Fogu, Claudio, “Digitalizing Historical Consciousness,” History & Theory 48 (May 2009): 103–21.

Gerber, David A., “‘Yankeys Now’?: Joseph and Rebecca Hartley’s Circuitous Path to American Identity—A Case Study in the Use of Immigrant Letters as Social Documentation,” Journal of American Ethnic History 28 (Spring 2009): 7–33.

Kamphoefner, Walter D., “Immigrant Epistolary and Epistemology: On the Motivators and Mentality of Nineteenth-Century German Immigrants,” Journal of American Ethnic History 28 (Spring 2009): 34–54.

Keilbach, Judith, “Photographs, Symbolic Images, and the Holocaust: On the (Im)Possibility of Depicting Historical Truth,” History & Theory 48 (May 2009): 54–76.

Merlan, Francesca, “Indigeneity: Global and Local,” Current Anthropology 50 (June 2009): 303–34.


Beamer, Kamanamaikalani B., and T. Kaeo Duarte, “I palapala no ia aina—Documenting the Hawaiian Kingdom: A Colonial Venture?” Journal of Historical Geography 35 (January 2009): 66–86.

McPherson, Robert S., “Soldiering in a Corner, Living on the Fringe: Military Operations in Southeastern Utah, 1880–1890,” Utah Historical Quarterly 77 (Spring 2009): 126–50.

Meadows, William C., “‘They had a Chance to Talk to One Another…’: The Role of Incidence in Native American Code Talking,” Ethnohistory 56 (Spring 2009): 269–84.


Adams, Mikaëla M., “Savage Foes, Noble Warriors, and Frail Remnants: Florida Seminoles in the White Imagination, 1865–1934,” Florida Historical Quarterly 87 (Winter 2009): 404–35.

Beck, David R. M., “‘Standing out here in the surf’: The Termination and Restoration of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Western Oregon in Historical Perspective,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 110 (Spring 2009): 6–37.

Blee, Lisa, “Mount Rainier and Indian Economies of Place, 1850–1925,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Winter 2009): 419--443.

Child, Brenda J. and Karissa E. White, “‘I’ve Done My Share’: Ojibwe People and World War II,” Minnesota History 61 (Spring 2009): 196–207.

Fletcher, Matthew L. M., “Red Leaves and the Dirty Ground: The Cannibalism of Law and Economics,” American Indian Law Review 33, no. 1 (2008–2009): 33–52.

Frost, Richard H., “Photography and the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, 1870–1930,” New Mexico Historical Review 84 (Spring 2009): 187–232.

Larson, Robert W., “Chief Gall and Abe Lincoln’s Railroad,” North Dakota History 74, nos. 3 & 4 (2007): 17–27.

Manlove, Robert F., “The Mountain Maidu Bear Dance,” News from Native California 22 (Spring 2009): 14–8.

Radbourne, Allan, “Great Chief: Hashkeedasillaa of the White Mountain Apaches,” Journal of Arizona History 50 (Spring 2009): 1–58.


Belanger, Yale D., “‘You Have to Be Involved . . . To Play a Part in It’: Assessing Kainai Attitudes About Voting in Canadian Elections,” Great Plains Quarterly 29 (Winter 2009): 29–49.

Katanski, Amelia V., “Writing the Living Law: American Indian Literature as Legal Narrative,” American Indian Law Review 33, no. 1 (2008–2009): 53–76.

Knake, Renee Newman, “Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in James Welch’s The Indian Lawyer,” American Indian Law Review 33, no. 1 (2008–2009): 13–32.

Marder, Meredith K., “The Battle to Save the Verde: How Arizona’s Water Law Could Destroy One of Its Last Free-Flowing Rivers,” Arizona Law Review 51, no. 1 (2009): 175–210.

Morrow, Lance, “Cowboys and Immigrants: Two Dueling Archetypes Dominated 20th-Century American Politics. Is it Time for Them to Be Reconciled?” Smithsonian 40 (May 2009): 84–93.

Stegmaier, Mark J., “‘An Imaginary Negro in an Impossible Place’?: The Issue of New Mexico Statehood in the Secession Crisis, 1860–1861,” New Mexico Historical Review 84 (Spring 2009): 263–90.


Conrad, Margaret, Jocelyn Létourneau, and David Northrup, “Canadians and Their Pasts: An Exploration in Historical Consciousness,” Public Historian 31 (February 2009): 15–34.

Geselbracht, Raymond H., “Harry S. Truman, Thomas Hart Benton, and the Making of a Famous Mural,” Prologue 41 (Spring 2009): 12–22.

Kaye, Frances W., “Review of ‘Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta,’ Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB,” Canadian Historical Review 90 (March 2009): 137–52.

McKibben, Carol Lynn, “The Seaside History Project: Practicing Public History in a Minority-Majority City,” Western Historical Quarterly 40 (Winter 2009): 493--501

Romano, Renee, “Moving Beyond ‘The Movement that Changed the World’: Bringing the History of the Cold War into Civil Rights Museums,” Public Historian 31 (May 2009): 32–51.


Castro, J. Justin, “Amazing Grace: The Influence of Christianity in Nineteenth-Century Oklahoma Ozark Music and Society,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 86 (Winter 2008–09): 446–68.

Colpitts, George, “The Methodists’ Great 1869 Camp Meeting and Aboriginal Conservation Strategies in the North Saskatchewan River Valley,” Great Plains Quarterly 29 (Winter 2009): 3–27.

Thompson, Claudia D., “Howling Wilderness: A Missionary’s View of Wyoming, 1900–1918,” Annals of Wyoming 81 (Winter 2009): 2–12.


Arnold, Watson C., “The Mule: The Worker that ‘Can’t Get No Respect,’” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 112 (July 2008): 34–50.

Blue, Ethan, “The Strange Career of Leo Stanley: Remaking Manhood and Medicine at San Quentin State Penitentiary, 1913–1951,” Pacific Historical Review 78 (May 2009): 210–41.

Moriarty, Katie M., et al., “Wolverine Confirmation in California after Nearly a Century: Native or Long-Distance Immigrant?” Northwest Science 83 (April 2009): 154–62.

Olmstead, Alan L., “The First Line of Defense: Inventing the Infrastructure to Combat Animal Diseases,” Journal of Economic History 69 (June 2009): 327–57.

Webster, Donovan, “The Dino Wars,” Smithsonian 40 (April 2009): 49–57.


Carocci, Max, “Visualizing Gender Variability in Plains Indian Pictograph Art,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 33, no. 1 (2009): 1–22.

Gershenhorn, Jerry, “‘Not an Academic Affair’: African American Scholars and the Development of African Studies Programs in the United States, 1942–1960,” Journal of African American History 94 (Winter 2009): 44–68.

Keillor, Garrison, “Top Ten State Fair Joys,” National Geographic 216 (July 2009): 66–81.

Mack, John N., “A Second Revolution: The Struggle to Define the Meaning of the Civil War in Southeast Kansas, 1867–1876,” Kansas History 32 (Spring 2009): 2–17.

Mottier, Nicole, “Drug Gangs and Politics in Ciudad Juárez: 1928–1936,” Mexican Studies 25 (Winter 2009): 19–46.

Richardson, Janine M., “‘None of Them Came for Me’: The Kapi‘olani Home for Girls, 1885–1938,” Hawaiian Journal of History 42 (2008): 1–26.

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