Journal of American History

Presidential Address

Patriot Acts: Public History in Public Service

In his presidential address to the Organization of American Historians, James Oliver Horton argues that if the promise of America is to be fulfilled, its people must understand its history. A widespread comprehension of our national history is critical to contemporary conversation about public issues. Horton believes that professional historians have to play a crucial role in providing context for public debates over politics and policy. Despite the contentious nature of public history, Horton challenges American historians to deepen public historical knowledge and to support history education in pre-college classrooms, national parks, museums, and other sites where many people learn about the history of the United States. (pp. 801–810) Read online >


Midnight Rangers: Costume and Performance in the Reconstruction–Era Ku Klux Klan

Photograph of a Tennessee Ku Klux Klan rider on horseback and in full regalia
Courtesy Tennessee State Museum.

Popular entertainment shaped Reconstruction-era Ku Klux Klan terror and its meaning for Klansmen, their victims, and witnesses. Rather than presenting themselves as silent ghostly figures in white robes, many Klansmen committed atrocities while wearing bizarre costumes such as masquerade disguises, women’s dresses, or squirrel-skin masks. The nighttime productions of Klansmen sometimes included animal noises, faked foreign accents, and brief dramatic performances for their victims. Asserting the importance of the Klan’s theatrics, Elaine Frantz Parsons shows that just as Klansmen used such popular cultural traditions as minstrelsy and the circus to spread their message of white superiority, so popular cultural venues incorporated the Klan into their acts. (pp. 811–36) Read online >

“Made by Toile”? Tourism, Labor, and the Construction of the Colorado Landscape, 1858–1917

Rhymes of the Rockies was one of many promotional volumes that railroad companies produced to lure tourists to Colorado.
Courtesy Denver Public Library.

Close your eyes and imagine Colorado: Is anyone working? Do you see pristine wilderness, or does your image have room for those who perform the physical labor that maintains a modern society? Those questions are less innocent than they might appear. As toil in Colorado from the 1870s to the 1910s taught an old railroader named John Watt, erasing working people from representations of past and place can have real consequences. Confined to a county poor farm, Watt wrote letters that prompt Thomas G. Andrews to explore the causes and consequences of how tourists saw—and, from the 1860s on, increasingly failed to see—work and workers in the Colorado landscape. (pp. 837–63) Read online >

“The Most Wonderful Thing Has Happened to Me in the Army”: Psychology, Citizenship, and American Higher Education in World War II

The Army Information and Education Division distributed informational pamphlets such as this one to help returning soldiers weigh their postwar employment and education options.
Courtesy War Department, G.I. Roundtable Series.

Christopher P. Loss examines the way American higher education contributed to nation building and new conceptions of democratic citizenship during World War II. Arguing that the 1944 G.I. Bill of Rights was far from novel, Loss explores the army’s soldier education programs before the G.I. Bill. Those programs satisfied many soldiers’ demands for self-improvement and access to social mobility. They also reflected officials’ growing faith in the psychological power of education to ensure soldiers’ “adjustment” to life within and outside the military. Loss concludes that the postwar expansion of higher education linked citizens’ desire for a better life to the state’s pursuit of political, economic, and emotional stability. (pp. 864–91) Read online >

Sound and Fury; or, Much Ado about Nothing? Cochlear Implants in Historical Perspective

In response to a 1988 march on the U.S. Capitol demanding that Gallaudet University, which serves deaf students, hire a Deaf president, the cartoonist Mike Keefe depicted a Deaf man signing ‘We Shall Overcome.’
Courtesy Mike Keefe.

R. A. R. Edwards introduces readers to the uneasy relationship the American Deaf community has had with assistive technology throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The medical community has viewed the development of devices to relieve deafness—from ear trumpets to hearing aids to cochlear implants—as a sign of progress, and most hearing people have agreed. Some Deaf people have viewed the same progression as a thinly veiled assault on Deaf culture, maintaining that deafness is a cultural condition in need of understanding, not a medical condition in need of alleviation. Edwards probes this nexus of technology, culture, and disability to shed light on both the history of the Deaf as a minority group and the future of disability studies. (pp. 892–920) Read online >

Exhibition Reviews

Image courtesy Jacqueline Calder, Vermont History Center, Barre.
Courtesy Jacqueline Calder, Vermont History Center.
  • “Brooklyn Works: Four Hundred Years of Making a Living in Brooklyn,” by Kathleen Hulser (pp. 921–923) Read online >
  • “Rio Grande: The Storied River,” by Don B. Graham (p. 924) Read online >
  • “Old Montréal in a New Light,” by Ronald Rudin (pp. 925–6) Read online >
  • National Hansen’s Disease Museum, by Roy Lechtreck (pp. 927–8) Read online >
  • “Freedom and Unity: One Ideal, Many Stories,” by Mark Case (pp. 929–30) Read online >
  • “A. K. A. Houdini,” by John Baumann (pp. 931–33) Read online >
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, by John R. Decker (pp. 934–37) Read online >
  • Mill City Museum, by Andrew Urban (pp. 938–41) Read online >
  • “Beyond the Cleavers: Life in the 1950s,” by Steven T. Sheehan (pp. 941–44) Read online >

Book Reviews

Dec. 2005, Vol. 92 No. 3

Alphabetical by the last name of the book's first author or editor.

  • Adams, Old Dominion, Industrial Commonwealth: Coal, Politics, and Economy in Antebellum America, by Edward J. Davies II
  • Amadae, Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy: The Cold War Origins of Rational Choice Liberalism, by Frank Annunziata
  • Anderson, The Pursuit of Fairness: A History of Affirmative Action, by Howard Ball
  • Anderson, Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America, by Brian Donahue
  • Apel, Imagery of Lynching: Black Men, White Women, and the Mob, by Dominic J. Capeci Jr.
  • Augspurger, An Economy of Abundant Beauty: Fortune Magazine and Depression America, by Donald W. Whisenhunt
  • Baratta, The Politics of World Federation, by Gary B. Ostrower
  • Best, The Fugitive’s Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession, by Steven Wilf
  • Bilder, The Transatlantic Constitution: Colonial Legal Culture and the Empire, by Herbert A. Johnson
  • Billings, Sir William Berkeley and the Forging of Colonial Virginia, by Elizabeth Mancke
  • Billingsley, Communities of Kinship: Antebellum Families and the Settlement of the Cotton Frontier, by Ellen Eslinger
  • Blair, Cities of the Dead: Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865–1914, by Alan K. Lamm
  • Bogle, The Pentagon’s Battle for the American Mind: The Early Cold War, by Michael E. Latham
  • Borch, Conciliation—Compulsion—Conversion: British Attitudes towards Indigenous Peoples, 1763–1814, by Troy O. Bickham
  • Boyd, Writing for Immortality: Women and the Emergence of High Literary Culture in America, by Martha Saxton
  • Bremer, Blessed with Tourists: The Borderlands of Religion and Tourism in San Antonio, by Char Miller
  • Brøndal, Ethnic Leadership and Midwestern Politics: Scandinavian Americans and the Progressive Movement in Wisconsin, 1890–1914, by John E. Miller
  • Brooks, Defining the Peace: World War II Veterans, Race, and the Remaking of Southern Political Tradition, by Steven F. Lawson
  • Brown and Rivers, For a Great and Grand Purpose: The Beginnings of the amez Church in Florida, 1864–1905, by Dennis C. Dickerson
  • Buchanan, Black Life on the Mississippi: Slaves, Free Blacks, and the Western Steamboat World, by Mark M. Smith
  • Buel, America on the Brink: How the Political Struggle over the War of 1812 Almost Destroyed the Young Republic, by Donald R. Hickey
  • Buell, From Apocalypse to Way of Life: Environmental Crisis in the American Century, by J. Brooks Flippen
  • Buell, Emerson, by Robert E. Burkholder
  • Carey, Orestes A. Brownson: American Religious Weathervane, by James Emmett Ryan
  • Carmichael, ed., Audacity Personified: The Generalship of Robert E. Lee, by Richard B. McCaslin
  • Carr, After the Siege: A Social History of Boston, 1775–1800, by John W. Tyler
  • Carrigan, The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836–1916, by Michael J. Pfeifer
  • Carty, A Catholic in the White House?: Religion, Politics, and John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Campaign, by Godfrey Hodgson
  • Cisco, Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesman, by William J. Cooper Jr.
  • Coleman, Ski Style: Sport and Culture in the Rockies, by Thomas J. Noel
  • Coleman, Vicious: Wolves and Men in America, by Karen R. Jones
  • Colten, An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature, by Barbara L. Allen
  • Cotter, ed., Sidney Hook Reconsidered, by George Cotkin
  • Courtwright, Sky as Frontier: Adventure, Aviation, and Empire, by Tom D. Crouch
  • Denson, Demanding the Cherokee Nation: Indian Autonomy and American Culture, 1830–1900, by Walter H. Conser Jr.
  • Dunkelman, Brothers One and All: Esprit de Corps in a Civil War Regiment, by Kevin Conley Ruffner
  • Edgerton, Montana Justice: Power, Punishment, & the Penitentiary, by Marilyn D. McShane
  • Ellerbrock, “Healing Democracy”—Demokratie als Heilmittel: Gesundheit, Krankheit, und Politik in der amerikanischen Besatzungszone, 1945–1949 (“Healing Democracy”—Democracy as remedy: Health, illness, and politics in the American occupation zone, 1945–1949), by Andreas W. Daum
  • Ely, Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War, by Christopher Phillips
  • Feeney, Nixon at the Movies: A Book about Belief, by Nicholas Evan Sarantakes
  • Feldman, ed., Before Brown: Civil Rights and White Backlash in the Modern South, by Matthew D. Lassiter
  • Finzsch and Lehmkuhl, eds., Atlantic Communications: The Media in American and German History from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century, by James Schwoch
  • Flavell and Conway, eds., Britain and America Go to War: The Impact of War and Warfare in Anglo-America, 1754–1815, by Paul David Nelson
  • Forsberg, Equal Rites: The Book of Mormon, Masonry, Gender, and American Culture, by Grant Underwood
  • Furgurson, Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War, by William C. Harris
  • Gaspar and Hine, eds., Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas, by Victoria E. Bynum
  • Gervais, Les origines de la révolution industrielle aux états-Unis: Entre économie marchande et capitalisme industriel, 1800–1850 (The origins of the industrial revolution in the United States: Between merchant economy and industrial capitalism, 1800–1850), by Douglas McCalla
  • Gould, Alexander Watkins Terrell: Civil War Soldier, Texas Lawmaker, American Diplomat, by Walter L. Buenger
  • Guth, Longfellow’s Tattoos: Tourism, Collecting, and Japan, by F. G. Notehelfer
  • Hapke, Sweatshop: The History of an American Idea, by Carmen Teresa Whalen
  • Harris and Sadler, The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution: The Bloodiest Decade, 1910–1920, by Charles M. Robinson III
  • Hart, The Lost Soul of American Protestantism, by Louis B. Weeks
  • Heinrich and Batchelor, Kotex, Kleenex, Huggies: Kimberly-Clark and the Consumer Revolution in American Business, by Vincent Vinikas
  • Higgins, A Stranger and a Sojourner: Peter Caulder, Free Black Frontiersman in Antebellum Arkansas, by Ellen Eslinger
  • Hoffer, Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Fraud—American History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellesiles, Ellis, and Goodwin, by Ellen Fitzpatrick
  • Hoffman, Race, Class, and Power in the Building of Richmond, 1870–1920, by Michael B. Chesson
  • Hornsby, British Atlantic, American Frontier: Spaces of Power in Early Modern British America, by Alison Games
  • Hosmer and O’Neill, eds., Native Pathways: American Indian Culture and Economic Development in the Twentieth Century, by Robert L. Bee
  • Hunner, Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community, by Michael J. Yavenditti
  • Johnson, Southern Ladies, New Women: Race, Region, and Clubwomen in South Carolina, 1890–1930, by Jane Turner Censer
  • Jonas, Freedom’s Sword: The naacp and the Struggle against Racism in America, 1909–1969, by Merline Pitre
  • Justus, Fetching the Old Southwest: Humorous Writing from Longstreet to Twain, by Johanna Nicol Shields
  • Kashima, Judgment without Trial: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II, by Brian Masaru Hayashi
  • Kastor, The Nation’s Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase and the Creation of America, by Kathleen DuVal
  • Keith, Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World War, by G. Kurt Piehler
  • Keizer, Black Subjects: Identity Formation in the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery, by Keith E. Byerman
  • Kille, Academic Freedom Imperiled: The McCarthy Era at the University of Nevada, by Charles H. McCormick
  • King, Race, Culture, and the Intellectuals, 1940–1970, by R. Fred Wacker
  • Kinney, The Carriage Trade: Making Horse-Drawn Vehicles in America, by Ed Duggan
  • Knapp, The American Musical and the Formation of National Identity, by Andrea Most
  • Lanier, The Delaware Valley in the Early Republic: Architecture, Landscape, and Regional Identity, by David Steven Cohen
  • Leja, Looking Askance: Skepticism and American Art from Eakins to Duchamp, by Bryan J. Wolf
  • Levenstein, We’ll Always Have Paris: American Tourists in France since 1930, by Jacques Portes
  • Lightfoot, Indians, Missionaries, and Merchants: The Legacy of Colonial Encounters on the California Frontiers, by Lisbeth Haas
  • Ling, Chinese St. Louis: From Enclave to Cultural Community, by Marie Rose Wong
  • Love, Race over Empire: Racism and U.S. Imperialism, 1865–1900, by Michael J. Devine
  • Luconi, The Italian-American Vote in Providence, Rhode Island, 1916–1948, by Evelyn Savidge Sterne
  • Lupold and French, Bridging Deep South Rivers: The Life and Legend of Horace King, by Lawrence C. Allin
  • Lye, America’s Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893–1945, by Mari Yoshihara
  • Mackey, The Uncivil War: Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861–1865, by Ethan S. Rafuse
  • Manis, Macon Black and White: An Unutterable Separation in the American Century, by John Salmond
  • Marszalek, Commander of All Lincoln’s Armies: A Life of General Henry W. Halleck, by Paul D. Casdorph
  • Martin, The Theater Is in the Street: Politics and Performance in Sixties America, by Wini Breines
  • Martin, ed., Cultural Change and the Market Revolution in America, 1789–1860, by A. Kristen Foster
  • Mason, Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority, by David Greenberg
  • Matthews, Alanson B. Houghton: Ambassador of the New Era, by David F. Schmitz
  • Mattson, When America Was Great: The Fighting Faith of Postwar Liberalism, by Larry G. Gerber
  • McClymond, ed., Embodying the Spirit: New Perspectives on North American Revivalism, by Bruce J. Evensen
  • McConnell, Army and Empire: British Soldiers on the American Frontier, 1758–1775, by Daniel P. Barr
  • McDonough, Nashville: The Western Confederacy’s Final Gamble, by William B. Feis
  • McGarvie, One Nation under Law: America’s Early National Struggles to Separate Church and State, by Charles E. Clark
  • McNamara, From Tavern to Courthouse: Architecture & Ritual in American Law, 1658–1860, by Elizabeth Brand Monroe
  • Miller, Envoy to the Terror: Gouverneur Morris & the French Revolution, by Jack Fruchtman Jr.
  • Mintz, Huck’s Raft: A History of American Childhood, by Judith Sealander
  • Mohr, Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu’s Chinatown, by Susan Craddock
  • Morgan, Questionable Charity: Gender, Humanitarianism, and Complicity in U.S. Literary Realism, by Carrie Tirado Bramen
  • Moye, Let the People Decide: Black Freedom and White Resistance Movements in Sunflower County, Mississippi, 1945–1986, by Mark Newman
  • Muldoon, ed., The Spiritual Conversion of the Americas, by Charles L. Cohen
  • Nadasen, Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States, by Jeanne Theoharis
  • Nadell, Enter the New Negroes: Images of Race in American Culture, by Cheryl Greenberg
  • Newman, Fries’s Rebellion: The Enduring Struggle for the American Revolution, by Terry Bouton
  • Nolan, Servants of the Poor: Teachers and Mobility in Ireland and Irish America, by JoEllen McNergney Vinyard
  • O’Mara, Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley, by Daniel Lee Kleinman
  • Ogbar, Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity, by Judson L. Jeffries
  • Olwell, At Work in the Atomic City: A Labor and Social History of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, by Michael J. Yavenditti
  • Page and Mason, eds., Giving Preservation a History: Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States, by Richard Striner
  • Parmar, Think Tanks and Power in Foreign Policy: A Comparative Study of the Role and Influence of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1939–1945, by Anna K. Nelson
  • Pasley, Robertson, and Waldstreicher, eds., Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic, by Daniel Feller
  • Pestana, The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640–1661, by Francis J. Bremer
  • Piepmeier, Out in Public: Configurations of Women’s Bodies in Nineteenth-Century America, by Angela M. Howard
  • Preble, John F. Kennedy and the Missile Gap, by Philip Nash
  • Quinn, Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap, by Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar
  • Raimon, The “Tragic Mulatta” Revisited: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Antislavery Fiction, by Susan M. Ryan
  • Reséndez, Changing National Identities at the Frontier: Texas and New Mexico, 1800–1850, by Gilberto M. Hinojosa
  • Reyhner and Eder, American Indian Education: A History, by Brenda J. Child
  • Rice, Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America, by David E. Nye
  • Robbins, Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story, 1940–2000, by Thomas R. Cox
  • Robinson, Bitter Fruits of Bondage: The Demise of Slavery and the Collapse of the Confederacy, 1861–1865, by Richard E. Beringer
  • Robinson, Natural Life: Thoreau’s Worldly Transcendentalism, by Stephen Germic
  • Rosenberg, Changing the Subject: How the Women of Columbia Shaped the Way We Think about Sex and Politics, by Rebecca Aanerud
  • Rubin and Rubin, Hating America: A History, by Paul Hollander
  • Saab, For the Millions: American Art and Culture between the Wars, by Helen Langa
  • Schmiesing, Within the Market Strife: American Catholic Economic Thought from Rerum Novarum to Vatican II, by Craig R. Prentiss
  • Schweiger and Mathews, eds., Religion in the American South: Protestants and Others in History and Culture, by Scott M. Stephan
  • Shank, A Token of My Affection: Greeting Cards and American Business Culture, by Cele C. Otnes
  • Shaw, City Building on the Eastern Frontier: Sorting the New Nineteenth-Century City, by John D. Fairfield
  • Sibley, Red Spies in America: Stolen Secrets and the Dawn of the Cold War, by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
  • Slaughter, Exploring Lewis and Clark: Reflections on Men and Wilderness, by John Logan Allen
  • Smith and Cohn, eds., Look Away! The U.S. South in New World Studies, by Michael O’Brien
  • Sommerville, Rape & Race in the Nineteenth-Century South, by Edward E. Baptist
  • Spickard and Daniel, eds., Racial Thinking in the United States: Uncompleted Independence, by Alex S. Lubin
  • Stabile, Memory’s Daughters: The Material Culture of Remembrance in Eighteenth-Century America, by Gayle R. Davis
  • Stowe, Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, by Anthony Cavender
  • Tentler, Catholics and Contraception: An American History, by Stephen Lassonde
  • Theoharis and Woodard, eds., Groundwork: Local Black Freedom Movements in America, by Martha Biondi
  • Thompson, The Reconstruction of Southern Debtors: Bankruptcy after the Civil War, by John C. Rodrigue
  • Townsend, Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma, by Michael Leroy Oberg
  • Trachtenberg, Shades of Hiawatha: Staging Indians, Making Americans, 1880–1930, by Frank Van Nuys
  • Truett and Young, eds., Continental Crossroads: Remapping U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History, by Martha Menchaca
  • Tsesis, The Thirteenth Amendment and American Freedom: A Legal History, by Roberta Sue Alexander
  • Tutorow, The Governor: The Life and Legacy of Leland Stanford, a California Colossus, by William Deverell
  • Van Deburg, Hoodlums: Black Villains and Social Bandits in American Life, by Gerald R. Butters Jr.
  • Vargas, Labor Rights Are Civil Rights: Mexican American Workers in Twentieth-Century America, by Rodolfo F. Acuña
  • Vicinus, Intimate Friends: Women Who Loved Women, 1778–1928, by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy
  • Von Eschen, Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War, by Nichole T. Rustin
  • Weitekamp, Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: America’s First Women in Space Program, by Deborah G. Douglas
  • Wellman, The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman’s Rights Convention, by Sherry H. Penney
  • Whitehead, Completing the Union: Alaska, Hawai‘i, and the Battle for Statehood, by Roger Bell
  • Wilensky, Military Medicine to Win Hearts and Minds: Aid to Civilians in the Vietnam War, by Graham A. Cosmas
  • Willis, All According to God’s Plan: Southern Baptist Missions and Race, 1945–1970, by Paul Harvey
  • Wood, Masterful Women: Slaveholding Widows from the American Revolution through the Civil War, by Sally G. McMillen
  • Wooten, The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: A Political History, by Edward D. Berkowitz
  • Ybarra, Washington Gone Crazy: Senator Pat McCarran and the Great American Communist Hunt, by Charles H. McCormick

Movie Reviews

Courtesy Rebecca Cerese/Zoe Cohen
Courtesy Rebecca Cerese/Zoe Cohen.
  • “Reel Review 2004–2005”, Robert Brent Toplin, ed. (pp. 1080–81) Read online >
  • Transforming America: U.S. History since 1877, by Laura Witten-Keller (pp. 1082–83) Read online >
  • Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property, by Douglas R. Egerton (p. 1084) Read online >
  • Young Lincoln: The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1816–1830, by Dan Monroe (p. 1085) Read online >
  • The Alamo, by Stanley Corkin (pp. 1086–87) Read online >
  • The Great Transatlantic Cable, by David Hochfelder (p. 1088) Read online >
  • Gettysburg: Pickett’s Charge, by Lesley J. Gordon (p. 1089) Read online >
  • Phantom of the Operator (Le fantôm de l’opératrice), by Sharon Hartman Strom (p. 1090) Read online >
  • Emma Goldman, by Judith Smith (p. 1091) Read online >
  • The Aviator, by David T. Courtwright (p. 1092) Read online >
  • The Massie Affair, by Franklin Ng (p. 1094) Read online >
  • Cinderella Man, by Thomas Doherty (pp. 1095–96) Read online >
  • The Fight, by Jack E. Davis (pp. 1097–98) Read online >
  • Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust, by Robert H. Abzug (p. 1099) Read online >
  • Building the Alaska Highway, by William R. Morrison (p. 1100) Read online >
  • Victory in the Pacific, by Hal Friedman (p. 1101) Read online >
  • The Great Raid, by Alan R. Millett (pp. 1101–102) Read online >
  • Kinsey (dir. and prod. by Barak Goodman and John Maggio ); and Kinsey (dir. by Bill Condon ), by Leisa D. Meyer (pp. 1103–105) Read online >
  • Broadway: The American Musical, by David Sanjek (p. 1106) Read online >
  • Tupperware!, by Lynn Y. Weiner (p. 1107) Read online >
  • Fidel Castro, by Thomas M. Leonard (pp. 1108–109) Read online >
  • February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four, by Robert A. Pratt (p. 1110) Read online >
  • Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, by Ron Briley (p. 1111) Read online >
  • RFK, by Gregory Bush (p. 1112) Read online >
  • Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst, by Walter L. Hixson (p. 1113–14) Read online >
  • The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, by Benjamin T. Harrison (p. 1115) Read online >
  • With God on Our Side: George W. Bush and the Rise of the Religious Right in America, by D. G. Hart (p. 1116) Read online >

Web site Reviews

  • Oneida Indian Nation: Culture and History, by Gerald F. Reid (p. 1118) Read online >
  • African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection, 1818–1907, by Randall K. Burkett (p. 1119) Read online >
  • The Chinese in California, 1850–1925, by Robert G. Lee (p. 1120) Read online >
  • Picturing Modern America, by John P. Spencer (p. 1121) Read online >
  • The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Digital Archive, by Allida M. Black (p. 1121) Read online >
  • The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History, by James N. Gregory (p. 1122) Read online >

Letters to the Editor


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Elite tourists such as this well-dressed hunter journeyed to the Colorado mountains for primitive play. As tourists mimicked frontier work, they overlooked their dependence on the labor of the guides and other service workers who blurred into the background. “Hunting Party,” by Harry Rhoads, c. 1900–1910. Courtesy Denver Public Library, Western History Collection, Rh-5447. See Thomas G. Andrews, “‘Made by Toile’? Tourism, Labor, and the Construction of the Colorado Lanscape, 1858–1917,” p. 837.

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