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Recent Articles Winter 2012

AGRICULTURE, RANCHING, AND RURAL LIFE

Birk, Megan, “Supply and Demand: The Mutual Dependency of Children’s Institutions and the American Farmer,” Agricultural History 86 (Winter 2012): 78–103.

Brannstrom, Christian, “John Shary, Charles Pease, and Contested Irrigation Landscapes in Early-Twentieth-Century South Texas,” Journal of Historical Geography 38 (July 2012): 234–46.

Kolar, Laura R., “‘Selling’ the Farm: New Frontier Conservation and the USDA Farm Recreation Policies of the 1960s,” Agricultural History 86 (Winter 2012): 55–77.

Lowitt, Richard, “Farm Crisis in Oklahoma, Part 2,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 89 (Winter 2011/2012): 472–95.

BIOGRAPHY

Boessenecker, John, “Pete Gabriel: Gunfighting Lawman of the Southwestern Frontier,” Journal of Arizona History 53 (Spring 2012): 1–34.

Hoffman, Abraham, “Mary Austin, Stafford Austin, and the Owens Valley,” Journal of the Southwest 53 (Autumn/Winter 2011): 305–22.

Holmes, Todd, “Demise and Ascent,” Boom: A Journal of California 1 (Winter 2011): 20–5.

Houston, C. Stuart, “A Biographical Sketch of Pioneer Naturalist Charles F. Holmes, 1888–1948,” Saskatchewan History 64 (Spring/Summer 2012): 24–31.

Hurtado, Albert L., “False Accusations: Herbert Bolton, Jews, and the Loyalty Oath at Berkeley, 1920–1950,” California History 89, no. 2 (2012): 38–56.

Seaton, Frederick D., “Man in the Middle: The Career of Senator James B. Pearson,” Kansas History 34 (Winter 2011/2012): 297–315.

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Cangany, Catherine, “Fashioning Moccasins: Detroit, the Manufacturing Frontier, and the Empire of Consumption, 1701–1835,” William and Mary Quarterly 69 (April 2012): 265–304.

Church, Lisa Michele, “Early Roadside Motels and Motor Courts of St. George,” Utah Historical Quarterly 80 (Winter 2012): 22–43.

Peters, David J., “Income Inequality across Micro and Meso Geographic Scales in the Midwestern United States, 1979–2009,” Rural Sociology 77 (June 2012): 171–202.

Storms, C. Gilbert, “Adventures in Apache Country: J. Ross Browne and Charles Poston Try to Revive Arizona’s Fortunes—and Their Own,” Journal of Arizona History 53 (Spring 2012): 35–60.

COMMUNITY AND URBAN

Boryczka, Raymond, “‘The Busiest Man in Town’: John Hermann Kampmann and the Urbanization of San Antonio, Texas, 1848–1885,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 115 (April 2012): 329–63.

Koch, Jonathan, “Bow City: The Village Born Unlucky,” Alberta History 60 (Winter 2012): 10–8.

“Los Angeles since 1992: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Uprisings,” special issue, Amerasia Journal 38, no. 1 (2012): vii–192.

Miller, Timothy, “New Mexico’s New Communal Settlers,” New Mexico Historical Review 87 (Winter 2012): 69–104.

Piggot, William Benjamin, “Globalization from the Bottom Up: Irvine, California, and the Birth of Suburban Cosmopolitanism,” Pacific Historical Review 81 (February 2012): 60–91.

Winchell, Dick G., and Leo Zonn, “Urban Spaces of American Indians in The Exiles,” Geographical Review 102 (April 2012): 149–65.

ENVIRONMENT

Fireman, Janet, “Between Horizons: Traveling the Great Central Valley,” Pacific Historical Review 81 (February 2012): 1–20.

Herring, Scott, “Tahoe Blue,” Boom: A Journal of California 1 (Summer 2011): 92–7.

Monnett, John H., “Reimagining Transitional Kansas Landscapes: Environment and Violence,” Kansas History 34 (Winter 2011/2012): 259–79.

Nelson, Andrew D., and Michael Kennedy, “Fraser River Gold Mines and Their Place Names,” BC Studies, no. 172 (Winter 2011/2012): 105–25.

Porter, Jess, “Lessons from the Dust Bowl: Human-Environment Education on the Great Plains,” Journal of Geography 111 (July/August 2012): 127–36.

Savage, Cynthia, “Bringing Nature into Focus: The Travertine Nature Center at Platt National” Chronicles of Oklahoma 89 (Winter 2011/2012): 444–71.

Statham, Mark J. et al., “Discovery of a Remnant Population of Sierra Nevada Red Fox (Vulpes Vulpes Necator),” Northwest Science 86 (May 2012): 122–32.

Tyrrell, Ian, “America’s National Parks: The Transnational Creation of National Space in the Progressive Era,” Journal of American Studies 46 (February 2012): 1–21.

ETHNICITY AND RACE

Arata, Laura J., “Beyond the ‘Mongolian Muddle’: Reconsidering Virginia City, Montana’s China War of 1881,” Montana The Magazine of Western History 62 (Spring 2012): 23–35.

Ellis, Catherine H., “‘Fong is in Charge of the Kitchen’: Pioneer Cooks and the Culinary Life of Oracle, Arizona,” Journal of Arizona History 53 (Spring 2012): 61–80.

Jorae, Wendy Rouse, “Postcard Images of Chinese: American Childhood and the Construction of a New Chinatown,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 53 (Spring 2010): 5–26.

Mendoza, Alex, “‘I Know No Other Country’: Tejanos and the American Wars of the Twentieth Century, 1917–1972,” Military History of the West 41 (2011): 31–59.

Patton, Tracy Owens, and Sally M. Schedlock, “Let’s Go, Let’s Show, Let’s Rodeo: African Americans and the History of Rodeo,” Journal of African American History 96 (Fall 2011): 503–21.

Simon, Bryant, “‘A Down Brother’: Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson and the Quest for Retail Justice in Los Angeles,” Boom: A Journal of California 1 (Summer 2011): 43–58.

Smith, Philip D., “Frank Vlasak and the Beginnings of Prague, Oklahoma,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 89 (Winter 2011/2012): 430–43.

GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Ellsworth, Angela, “Artist’s Statement: The Plural Wife Project,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 33, no. 1 (2012): 48–52.

Heider, Carmen, “Farm Women, Solidarity, and The Suffrage Messenger: Nebraska Suffrage Activism on the Plains, 1915–1917,” Great Plains Quarterly 32 (Spring 2012): 113–30.

Johnson, Adrienne Rose, “Romancing the Dude Ranch, 1926–1947,” Western Historical Quarterly 43 (Winter 2012): 437–67.

Mack, John N., “Hermaphrodites and Genderless Beings: The Struggle to Transcend Gender Boundaries in Southeast Kansas, 1868–1874,” Kansas History 34 (Winter 2011/2012): 281–95.

Meeker, Martin, “The Queerly Disadvantaged and the Making of San Francisco’s War on Poverty, 1964–1967,” Pacific Historical Review 81 (February 2012): 21–59.

Pasolli, Lisa, “‘A Proper Independent Spirit’: Working Mothers and the Vancouver City Crèche, 1909–20,” BC Studies, no. 173 (Spring 2012): 69–95.

Sides, Josh, “Sexual Propositions,” Boom: A Journal of California 1 (Fall 2011): 30–43.

Wilson-Buford, Kellie, “‘Troublesome Hellions’ and ‘Belligerent Viragos’: Enlisted Wives, Laundresses, and the Politics of Gender on Nineteenth-Century Army Posts,” Military History of the West 41 (2011): 13–30.

HISTORIOGRAPHY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Historiographic ‘Turns’ in Critical Perspective,” forum, American Historical Review 117 (June 2012): 698–813.

Lough, Alex Wagner, “Henry George, Frederick Jackson Turner, and the ‘Closing’ of the American Frontier,” California History 89, no. 2 (2012): 4–23.

Perttula, Timothy K., “How Texas Historians Write about the Pre-A.D. 1685 Caddo Peoples of Texas,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 115 (April 2012): 365–76.

IMMIGRATION, MIGRATION, AND SETTLEMENT

Gonzales, Roberto G., and Leo R. Chavez, “‘Awakening to a Nightmare’: Abjectivity and Illegality in the Lives of Undocumented 1.5-Generation Latino Immigrants in the United States,” Current Anthropology 53 (June 2012): 255–81.

Hammond, John Craig, “Slavery, Settlement, and Empire: The Expansion and Growth of Slavery in the Interior of the North American Continent, 1770–1820,” Journal of the Early Republic 32 (Summer 2012): 175–206.

Hernández, Kelly Lytle, “Amnesty or Abolition?,” Boom: A Journal of California 1 (Winter 2011): 54–68.

Hurtado, Albert, “Their Flag, Too,” Boom: A Journal of California 1 (Winter 2011): 45–53.

Olsen, Michael L., “Myth and Memory: The Cultural Heritage of the Santa Fe Trail in the Twentieth Century,” Kansas History 35 (Spring 2012): 43–60.

INTERNATIONAL BORDERLANDS

Britton, David, “Desperate Enterprizes and Men of Broken Fortunes: Loyalty and Identity on the Tennessee Frontier, 1793–1794,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 70 (Winter 2011): 288–99.

Lahr-Vivaz, Elena, “Passing for Solitude: Incest and Ideology in the Lone Star State,” Journal of American Studies 46 (February 2012): 203–17.

Morser, Eric J., “Beyond the Memory of Nathan Myrick: The Federal Origins of Frontier La Crosse,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 95 (Spring 2012): 28–39.

Narrett, David E., “Geopolitics and Intrigue: James Wilkinson, the Spanish Borderlands, and Mexican Independence,” William and Mary Quarterly 69 (January 2012): 101–46.

Weber, David J., “Señor Escudero Goes to Washington: Diplomacy, Indians, and the Santa Fe Trade,” Western Historical Quarterly 43 (Winter 2012): 417–35.

Zappia, Natale A., “Indigenous Borderlands: Livestock, Captivity, and Power in the Far West,” Pacific Historical Review 81 (May 2012): 193–220.

LABOR AND WORKING CLASS

Garcia, Matt, “Ambassadors in Overalls,” Boom: A Journal of California 1 (Winter 2011): 31–44.

Jindrich, Jason, “Suburbs in the City: Reassessing the Location of Nineteenth-Century American Working-Class Suburbs,” Social Science History 36 (Summer 2012): 147–67.

King, Ryan D., Michael Massoglia, and Christopher Uggen, “Employment and Exile: U.S. Criminal Deportations, 1908–2005,” American Journal of Sociology 117 (May 2012): 1786–825.

LITERATURE, FILM, AND THE ARTS

Boyden, Michael, and Liselotte Vandenbussche, “Translating the American West into English: The Case of Hendrik Conscience’s Het Goudland,” Western American Literature 47 (Spring 2012): 23–44.

Gunn, Robert, “John Russell Bartlett’s Literary Borderlands: Ethnology, War, and the United States Boundary Survey,” Western American Literature 46 (Winter 2012): 349–80.

Harrison, Brady, “‘man’s meat ain’t proper meat’: The Big Sky, Cannibalism, and the Clap,” Arizona Quarterly 68 (Summer 2012): 63–88.

Holtby, David V., “Two Photographs and Their Stories of New Mexico’s Statehood,” New Mexico Historical Review 87 (Winter 2012): 1–32.

Jenkins, Jennifer L., “‘Lovelier the Second Time Around’: Divorce, Desire, and Gothic Domesticity in Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” Journal of Popular Culture 45 (June 2012): 478–96.

Kun, Josh, and Jeff Conlin, “KWXY, AM 1340, Cathedral City,” Boom: A Journal of California 1 (Summer 2011): 82–7.

Levonian, Greg, “No Laughing Matter: William Saroyan’s Californians in Crisis,” Western American Literature 46 (Winter 2012): 383–99.

Lewthwaite, Stephanie, “Mediating Art Worlds: The Photography of John S. Candelario,” New Mexico Historical Review 87 (Winter 2012): 33–67.

Matheson, Sue, “John Ford on the Cold War: Stetsons and Cast Shadows in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962),” Journal of Popular Culture 45 (April 2012): 357–69.

Rhodes, Gary D., “Early Cinema and Oklahoma,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 89 (Winter 2011/2012): 388–429.

Tatum, Stephen, and Nathaniel Lewis, “Morta Las Vegas,” Western American Literature 46 (Winter 2012): 400–27.

Uecker, Jeffry, “Portland’s Gettysburg Cyclorama: A Story of Art, Entertainment, and Memory,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 113 (Spring 2012): 36–61.

Zink, Amanda, “Peyote in the Kitchen: Gendered Identities and Imperial Domesticity in Edna Ferber’s Cimarron,” Western American Literature 47 (Spring 2012): 67–89.

METHOD AND THEORY

Craib, Raymond, and Mark Overmeyer-Velázquez, “Migration and Labor in the Americas: Praxis, Knowledge, and Nations,” Hispanic American Historical Review 92 (May 2012): 245–67.

de Leeuw, Sarah, “Alice through the Looking Glass: Emotion, Personal Connection, and Reading Colonial Archives along the Grain,” Journal of Historical Geography 38 (July 2012): 273–81.

Jordheim, Helge, “Against Periodization: Koselleck’s Theory of Multiple Temporalities,” History and Theory 51 (May 2012): 151–71.

Keulen, Sjoerd, and Ronald Kroeze, “Back to Business: A Next Step in the Field of Oral History—The Usefulness of Oral History for Leadership and Organizational Research,”
Oral History Review 39 (Winter/Spring 2012): 15–36.

Reichard, David A., “Animating Ephemera through Oral History: Interpreting Visual Traces of California Gay College Student Organizing from the 1970s,” Oral History Review 39 (Winter/Spring 2012): 37–60.

MILITARY AND EXPLORATION

Carte, Rebecca, “Mapping an Occidental History in Baltasar de Obregón’s Historia de los descubrimientos de Nueva España (1584),” Journal of the Southwest 53 (Autumn/Winter 2011): 279–303.

Compton, Todd M., “‘In & through the roughefist country it has ever been my lot to travel’: Jacob Hamblin’s 1858 Expedition across the Colorado,” Utah Historical Quarterly 80 (Winter 2012): 4–21.

Parkes, Thomas D., “Opening the Road to El Dorado: Captain Ebenezer Brown and the Carson Pass Trail, 1848,” Overland Journal 29 (Winter 2011/2012): 139–66.

Seymour, Deni J., “Santa Cruz River: The Origin of a Place Name,” Journal of Arizona History 53 (Spring 2012): 81–8.

Wood, James A., “Social Club or Martial Pursuit?: The BC Militia before the First World War,” BC Studies, no. 173 (Spring 2012): 41–68.

NATIVE AMERICANS

Allison, James R., III, “Beyond the Violence: Indian Agriculture, White Removal, and the Unlikely Construction of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, 1876–1900,” Great Plains Quarterly 32 (Spring 2012): 91–111.

Brock, Peggy, “Moveable Feasts: Chronicles of ‘Potlatching’ among the Tsimshian, 1860s–1900s,” Ethnohistory 59 (Spring 2012): 387–405.

Cooper, Patricia Irwin, “Cabins and Deerskins: Log Building and the Charles Town Indian Trade,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 71 (Spring 2012): 2–15.

Cushman, Ellen, and Shreelina Ghosh, “The Mediation of Cultural Memory: Digital Preservation in the Cases of Classical Indian Dance and the Cherokee Stomp Dance,” Journal of Popular Culture 45 (April 2012): 264–83.

Dory-Garduño, James E., “The Adjudication of the Ojo del Espíritu Santo Grant of 1766 and the Recopilación,” New Mexico Historical Review 87 (Spring 2012): 167–208.

Hall, Philip S., “Reasonable Doubt: The Trial and Hanging of Two Sticks,” South Dakota History 42 (Spring 2012): 63–87.

Low, Denise, and Ramon Powers, “Northern Cheyenne Warrior Ledger Art: Captivity Narratives of Northern Cheyenne Prisoners in 1879 Dodge City,” Kansas History 35 (Spring 2012): 3–25.

Magliari, Michael F., “Free State Slavery: Bound Indian Labor and Slave Trafficking in California’s Sacramento Valley, 1850–1864,” Pacific Historical Review 81 (May 2012):155–92.

Nadasdy, Paul, “Boundaries among Kin: Sovereignty, the Modern Treaty Process, and the Rise of Ethno-Territorial Nationalism among Yukon First Nations,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 54 (July 2012): 499–532.

Newton, Cody, “Native Place, Environment, and the Trade Fort Concentration on the South Platte River, 1835–45,” Ethnohistory 59 (Spring 2012): 239–60.

Powell, Miles, “Divided Waters: Heiltsuk Spatial Management of Herring Fisheries and the Politics of Native Sovereignty,” Western Historical Quarterly 43 (Winter 2012): 463–84.

Rosenberg, John, “Barbarian Virtues in a Bottle: Patent Indian Medicines and the Commodification of Primitivism in the United States, 1870–1900,” Gender & History 24 (August 2012): 368–88.

Roy, Patricia E., “McBride of McKenna-McBride: Premier Richard McBride and the Indian Question in British Columbia,” BC Studies, no. 172 (Winter 2011/2012): 35–76.

Schwarz, Maureen T., “Fire Rock: Navajo Prohibitions against Gambling,” Ethnohistory 59 (Summer 2012): 515–40.

Sperry, Elizabeth, “The Politics of Performance: Montana’s Landless Indians and Beveridge’s Montana Wildest West Show,” Montana The Magazine of Western History 62 (Spring 2012): 48–64.

Usner, Daniel, “ASE Address 2011: An Ethnohistory of Things: Or, How to Treat California’s Canastromania,” Ethnohistory 59 (Summer 2012): 441–63.

van Deusen, Nancy E., “Seeing Indios in Sixteenth-Century Castile,” William and Mary Quarterly 69 (April 2012): 205–34.

Wolfe, Barbara et al., “The Income and Health Effects of Tribal Casino Gaming on American Indians,” Demography 49 (May 2012): 499–524.

POLITICAL AND LEGAL

Alexander, Thomas G., “Conflict and Fraud: Utah Public Land Surveys in the 1850s, the Subsequent Investigation and Problems with the Land Disposal System,” Utah Historical Quarterly 80 (Spring 2012): 108–31.

Alford, Kenneth L., “Utah and the Civil War Press,” Utah Historical Quarterly 80 (Winter 2012): 75–92.

Bell, Jonathan, “Building a Left Coast: The Legacy of the California Popular Front and the Challenge to Cold War Liberalism in the Post-World War II Era,” Journal of American Studies 46 (February 2012): 51–71.

Crawford, Mark, “Pluralism, Institutionalism, and the Theories of BC Politics,” BC Studies, no. 172 (Winter 2011/12): 77–104.

Downs, Gregory P., “The Mexicanization of American Politics: The United States’ Transnational Path from Civil War to Stabilization,” American Historical Review 117 (April 2012): 387–409.

Gottschall, Terrell D., “Let the Law Take Its Course: Vigilante Justice and Due Process in Walla Walla,” Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History (Spring 2012): 20–7.

Henderson, Taylor, “Five Tribes’ Water Rights: Examining the Aamodt Adjudications’ Mechem Doctrine to Predict Tribal Water Rights Litigation Outcomes in Oklahoma,” American Indian Law Review 36 (2011/2012): 125–60.

Rich, Christopher B., Jr., “The True Policy for Utah: Servitude, Slavery, and ‘An Act in Relation to Service,’” Utah Historical Quarterly 80 (Winter 2012): 54–74.

Roberts, Phil, “Wyoming’s Second Constitutional Convention and the Repeal of Prohibition,” Annals of Wyoming 83 (Autumn 2011): 10–31.

Schrag, Peter, “Drowning Democracy,” Boom: A Journal of California 1 (Fall 2011): 13–29.

Stegmaier, Mark J., “A Law that Would Make Caligula Blush?: New Mexico Territory’s Unique Slave Code, 1859–1861,” New Mexico Historical Review 87 (Spring 2012): 209–42.

PUBLIC HISTORY AND MATERIAL CULTURE

Graybill, Andrew, “Entry Points and Trailheads: Pondering the History and Future of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies,” Western Historical Quarterly 43 (Winter 2012): 485–89.

Hartmann, Gayle Harrison, “Three Months among the Ghosts of Tinajas Altas,” Journal of the Southwest 53 (Autumn/Winter 2011): 263–77.

Morehart, Christopher T., “What if the Aztec Empire Never Existed?: The Prerequisites of Empire and the Politics of Plausible Alternative Histories,” American Anthropologist 114 (June 2012): 267–81.

“The Practice of Public History,” special issue, East Texas Historical Journal 50 (Spring 2012): 9–94.

RELIGION

Esplin, Scott C., “Saving Their School: The 1933 Transfer of Dixie College as an Indicator of Utah’s Changing Church and State Relationships,” Utah Historical Quarterly 80 (Spring 2012): 173–91.

Murray, Keat, “John Heckewelder’s ‘Pieces of Secrecy’: Dissimulation and Class in the
Writings of a Moravian Missionary,” Journal of the Early Republic 32 (Spring 2012): 91–126.

Young, Julia G., “Cristero Diaspora: Mexican Immigrants, the U.S. Catholic Church, and Mexico’s Cristero War, 1926–29,” Catholic Historical Review 98 (April 2012): 271–300.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INDUSTRY

Lewis, Nancy Owen, “High and Dry in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Politics of Health,” New Mexico Historical Review 87 (Spring 2012): 129–66.

“Oil Culture,” special issue, Journal of American Studies 46 (May 2012): 269–480.

O’Mara, Margaret, “Silicon Valleys,” Boom: A Journal of California 1 (Summer 2011): 75–81.

Solnit, Rebecca, “Concrete in Paradise,” Boom: A Journal of California 1 (Summer 2011): 6–16.

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL

Dochuk, Darren, “Blessed by Oil, Cursed with Crude: God and Black Gold in the American Southwest,” Journal of American History 99 (June 2012): 51–61.

Mackintosh, Will, “‘Ticketed Through’: The Commodification of Travel in the Nineteenth Century,” Journal of the Early Republic 32 (Spring 2012): 61–89.

Rodríguez, Sylvia, “Over Behind Mabel’s on Indian Land: Utopia and Thirdspace in Taos,” Journal of the Southwest 53 (Autumn/Winter 2011): 379–402.




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