Journal of American History

Special Issue

“Through the Eye of Katrina: Past as Prologue?”

In this photograph taken in April 2006, a devastated home in New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward bears witness to Hurricane Katrina’s destructive force and human toll.
Courtesy Carol M. Highsmith.

This special issue, “Through the Eye of Katrina: The Past as Prologue?” grew out of a multidisciplinary conference of the same name held in March 2007 and sponsored by the Journal of American History and the Department of History at the University of South Alabama. This issue and the conference were created in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters to hit the United States, to examine the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Because we are so little removed in time from Katrina’s August 2005 landfall, the essays collected here cannot, and do not, fully historicize the events surrounding the storm. They are intended instead to play an important part in the writing of a “second draft” of this history.

The essays range widely. Chronologically, they touch on events from the building of the first Mississippi River levees in the early eighteenth century to the use of tattoos as expressions of civic identity in post-Katrina New Orleans. Topically, they encompass urban, environmental, architectural, and musical history, as well as analyses of politics in three centuries and of carnival as a shaper of world views.

The goal of the contributors to this special issue—Christopher A. Airriess, Richard Campanella, Angela Chia-Chen Chen, Donald E. DeVore, Elizabeth Fussell, Frye Gaillard, Kent B. Germany, Arnold R. Hirsch, Verna M. Keith, Ari Kelman, Karen Kingsley, Juliette Landphair, Karen J. Leong, Wei Li, Alecia P. Long, Henry M. McKiven Jr., Reid Mitchell, Clarence L. Mohr, Marline Otte, Lawrence N. Powell, Bruce Boyd Raeburn, Rebecca J. Scott, J. Mark Souther, Pamela Tyler, and Michael G. White—is to provide a historical basis for thinking about Katrina’s impact, a way to measure its significance from many perspectives.

The Journal of American History has created a companion online project for this special issue to help readers better understand the print articles and the Katrina disaster in general. It features explanatory essays that address themes of race, the environment, tourism, and musical and visual culture. Several interactive graphic elements—including historical and modern maps—enhance understanding of changes in New Orleans before, during, and after Katrina. See


  • An Introduction,
    by Clarence L. Mohr and Lawrence N. Powell (pp. 693–94) Read online >
  • Boundary Issues: Clarifying New Orleans’s Murky Edges,
    by Ari Kelman (pp. 695–703) Read online >
  • An Ethnic Geography of New Orleans,
    by Richard Campanella (pp. 704–715) Read online >
  • New Orleans Architecture: Building Renewal,
    by Karen Kingsley (pp. 716–25) Read online >
  • The Atlantic World and the Road to Plessy v. Ferguson,
    by Rebecca J. Scott (pp. 726–733) Read online >
  • The Political Construction of a Natural Disaster: The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1853,
    by Henry M. McKiven Jr. (pp. 734–742) Read online >
  • The Politics of Poverty and History: Racial Inequality and the Long Prelude to Katrina,
    by Kent B. Germany (pp. 743–751) Read online >
  • Fade to Black: Hurricane Katrina and the Disappearance of Creole New Orleans,
    by Arnold R. Hirsch (pp. 752–761) Read online >
  • Water in Sacred Places: Rebuilding New Orleans Black Churches as Sites of Community Empowerment,
    by Donald E. DeVore (pp. 762–769) Read online >
  • Resilient History and the Rebuilding of a Community: The Vietnamese American Community in New Orleans East,
    by Karen J. Leong, Christopher A. Airriess, Wei Li, Angela Chia-Chen Chen, and Verna M. Keith (pp. 770–779) Read online >
  • The Post-Katrina, Semiseparate World of Gender Politics,
    by Pamela Tyler (pp. 780–788) Read online >
  • Carnival and Katrina,
    by Reid Mitchell (pp. 789–794) Read online >
  • Poverty Is the New Prostitution: Race, Poverty, and Public Housing in Post-Katrina New Orleans,
    by Alecia P. Long (pp. 795–803) Read online >
  • The Disneyfication of New Orleans: The French Quarter as Facade in a Divided City,
    by J. Mark Souther (pp. 804–811) Read online >
  • “They’re Tryin’ to Wash Us Away’: New Orleans Musicians Surviving Katrina,”
    by Bruce Boyd Raeburn (pp. 812–819) Read online >
  • Reflections of an Authentic Jazz Life in Pre-Katrina New Orleans,
    by Michael G. White (pp. 820–827) Read online >
  • The Mourning After: Languages of Loss and Grief in Post-Katrina New Orleans,
    by Marline Otte (pp. 828–836) Read online >
  • “The Forgotten People of New Orleans”: Community, Vulnerability, and the Lower Ninth Ward,
    by Juliette Landphair (pp. 704–715) Read online >
  • Constructing New Orleans, Constructing Race: A Population History of New Orleans
    by Elizabeth Fussell (pp. 846–855) Read online >
  • After the Storms: Tradition and Change in Bayou La Batre,
    by Frye Gaillard (pp. 856–862) Read online >
  • What Does American History Tell Us about Katrina and Vice Versa?
    by Lawrence N. Powell (pp. 863–876) Read online >

Exhibition Reviews

Life-size bronze sculptures of George Washington, Martha Washington, and her two grandchildren, Nelly and Washy, welcome visitors to Mount Vernon’s Ford Orientation Center, and present George Washington as a private man, rather than a military hero.
Courtesy Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association/Bob Creamer.
  • “Tribal Paths: Colorado American Indians, 1500 to the Present,” by Cindy Ott (pp. 877) Read online >
  • Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, by Steve Frank (pp. 881) Read online >
  • “Inhuman Traffic: The Business of the Slave Trade”; “Portraits, People, and Abolition”; and “Uncomfortable Truths: The Shadow of Slave Trading on Contemporary Art and Design”; and “Traces of the Trade: Discovery Trails Exploring the Links between Art, Design, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade,” by Lynn M. Hudson (pp. 886-91) Read online >
  • “Recovering Their Story: African Americans on the Davis Plantation, 1850–1925,” by Heather Bailey (pp. 891–4) Read online >
  • “In the Cause of Liberty,” by Andrew J. Torget (pp. 894–96) Read online >
  • The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, by Elizabeth Cafer du Plessis (pp. 896–901) Read online >
  • “History Is All Around Us,” by Douglas E. Evelyn (pp. 901–904)
    Read online >
  • “Open House: If These Walls Could Talk,” by Kristin Hass (pp. 904–907)
    Read online >

Book Reviews

Dec. 2007, Vol. 94 No. 3

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

  • Ackerman, Wade Hampton III, by Daniel W. Crofts
  • Adams, Wounds of Returning: Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation, by Scott Peller
  • Alvah, Unofficial Ambassadors: American Military Families Overseas and the Cold War, 1946–1965, by Sylvia Ellis
  • Antler, You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother, by Maxine Schwartz Seller
  • Armitage, The Declaration of Independence: A Global History, by Alan R. Gibson
  • Armus, French Anti-Americanism, 1930–1948: Critical Moments in a Complex History, by Christopher Endy
  • Austin, Up against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party, by Robyn Ceanne Spencer
  • Badillo, Latinos and the New Immigrant Church, by Alberto López Pulido
  • Baker, On Strike and on Film: Mexican American Families and Blacklisted Filmmakers in Cold War America, by Tom Zaniello
  • Barr, Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands, by Susan Sleeper-Smith
  • Beneke, Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism, by John D. Krugler
  • Berry, My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations, by Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua
  • Blauvelt, The Work of the Heart: Young Women and Emotion, 1780–1830, by Leslie J. Lindenauer
  • Brandt, The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America, by Caroline Jean Acker
  • Brekus, ed., The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past, by Martha Tomhave Blauvelt
  • Brick, Transcending Capitalism: Visions of a New Society in Modern American Thought, by Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
  • Brown, Private Politics and Public Voices: Black Women’s Activism from World War I to the New Deal, by Anne Meis Knupfer
  • Burgos, Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line, by Rob Ruck
  • Burstein, The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving, by Elizabeth Hewitt
  • Byerman, Remembering the Past in Contemporary African American Fiction, by James Edward Smethurst
  • Cahn, Sexual Reckonings: Southern Girls in a Troubling Age, by Gail S. Murray
  • Cantrell and Turner, eds., Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas, by James D. Ivy
  • Castellanos, Encuentro en 1898: Tres pueblos y cuatro hombres; España-Cuba-Estados Unidos; Cervera-Roosevelt-Calixto García-Juan Gualberto Gómez (Encounter in 1898: Three towns and four men; Spain, Cuba, United States; Cervera-Roosevelt-Calixto García-Juan Gualberto Gómez), by Francisca Lopez Civeira
  • Confer, The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War, by Scott L. Stabler
  • Cresswell, Rednecks, Redeemers, and Race: Mississippi after Reconstruction, 1877–1917, by Eric Anderson
  • Dean, Religious Experience and the New Woman: The Life of Lily Dougall, by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
  • DeLombard, Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture, by Sandra Harbert Petrulionis
  • Dick and Launius, eds., Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight, by Rip Bulkeley
  • Diouf, Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America, by Elizabeth Regosin
  • Dirck, ed., Lincoln Emancipated: The President and the Politics of Race, by Michael T. Smith
  • Duck, The Nation’s Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation, and U.S. Nationalism, by Keith E. Byerman
  • Dye, Uriah Levy: Reformer of the Antebellum Navy, by Michael J. Bennett
  • Eby, Comrades and Commissars: The Lincoln Battalion in the Spanish Civil War, by Robert A. Rosenstone
  • Engel, Cold War at 30,000 Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy, by Marc Dierikx
  • Evans, Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850–1954: An Intellectual History, by Amy Thompson McCandless
  • Fairclough, A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South, by Wayne J. Urban
  • Ferguson, The Trial in American Life, by John W. Johnson
  • Ferris and Greenberg, eds., Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History, by Deborah R. Weiner
  • Fields, An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality, by Jane Farrell-Beck
  • Fotsch, Watching the Traffic Go By: Transportation and Isolation in Urban America, by Peter Norton
  • Franklin, James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years, by Andrew Burstein
  • Friedman, From the Battlefront to the Bridal Suite: Media Coverage of British War Brides, 1942–1946, by Vicki Howard
  • Gaffney, Teachers United: The Rise of New York State United Teachers, by Joseph E. Slater
  • Germany, New Orleans after the Promises: Poverty, Citizenship, and the Search for the Great Society, by Michael K. Brown
  • Green, Rubin, and Smethurst, eds., Radicalism in the South since Reconstruction, by Jeanne Perreault
  • Gronim, Everyday Nature: Knowledge of the Natural World in Colonial New York, by Walter W. Woodward
  • Gurock, Judaism’s Encounter with American Sports, by Stephen H. Norwood
  • Haberski, Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture, by Gregory D. Black
  • Hamilton, The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War, by Michael Les Benedict
  • Hatzenbuehler, “I Tremble for My Country”: Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia Gentry, by Franklin Kalinowski
  • Hays, Wars in the Woods: The Rise of Ecological Forestry in America, by James Morton Turner
  • Hild, Greenbackers, Knights of Labor, and Populists: Farmer-Labor Insurgency in the Late-Nineteenth-Century South, by James M. Beeby
  • Hodes, The Sea Captain’s Wife: A True Story of Love, Race, and War in the Nineteenth Century, by Virginia Meacham Gould
  • Hogan, Many Minds, One Heart: sncc’s Dream for a New America, by Cheryl Greenberg
  • Horne, The Color of Fascism: Lawrence Dennis, Racial Passing, and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism in the United States, by Scott Beekman
  • Hunt, The American Ascendancy: How the United States Gained and Wielded Global Dominance, by Christopher Layne
  • Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe, by Michael D. Gordin
  • Jabour, Scarlett’s Sisters: Young Women in the Old South, by Christine Jacobson Carter
  • Jacoway, Turn Away Thy Son: Little Rock, the Crisis That Shocked the Nation, by Barbara J. Shircliffe
  • Janda, Beloved Women: The Political Lives of LaDonna Harris and Wilma Mankiller, by Janis L. King
  • Jarvis, Franconia Notch and the Women Who Saved It, by Polly Welts Kaufman
  • Johnson, Governing the American State: Congress and the New Federalism, 1877–1929, by William R. Childs
  • Jones, James K. Humphrey and the Sabbath-day Adventists, by Peter C. Murray
  • Juliani, Priest, Parish, and People: Saving the Faith in Philadelphia’s “Little Italy”, by Evelyn Savidge Sterne
  • Jumonville and Mattson, eds., Liberalism for a New Century, by John G. Gunnell
  • Kirschke, Art in Crisis: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Struggle for African American Identity and Memory, by Anne Elizabeth Carroll
  • Kraut and Kraut, Covenant of Care: Newark Beth Israel and the Jewish Hospital in America, by Allison L. Hepler
  • La Chapelle, Proud to Be an Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California, by Howard A. DeWitt
  • Larres and Osgood, eds., The Cold War after Stalin’s Death: A Missed Opportunity for Peace?, by Donald E. Davis
  • Lerner, Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City, by Joseph F. Spillane
  • Lewis, Iron Horse Imperialism: The Southern Pacific of Mexico, 1880–1951, by H. Roger Grant
  • Lipin, Workers and the Wild: Conservation, Consumerism, and Labor in Oregon, 1910–30, by Kathryn Morse
  • Lloyd, Prologue to a Farce: Communication and Democracy in America, by Michael R. Stamm
  • Lovett, Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890–1938, by Susan Currell
  • MacMillan, Sovereignty and Possession in the English New World: The Legal Foundations of Empire, 1576–1640, by Herbert A. Johnson
  • Mahar, Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood, by Kathleen Feeley
  • Maier, Among Empires: American Ascendancy and Its Predecessors, by Anthony Pagden
  • Mancall, Hakluyt’s Promise: An Elizabethan’s Obsession for an English America, by Eliga H. Gould
  • Mason, Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic, by Harold D. Tallant
  • Mazzari, Southern Modernist: Arthur Raper from the New Deal to the Cold War, by Thomas A. Underwood
  • McClay, ed., Figures in the Carpet: Finding the Human Person in the American Past, by Martin Halliwell
  • McDonnell, The Politics of War: Race, Class, and Conflict in Revolutionary Virginia, by Albert H. Tillson Jr.
  • McGee, From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western, by Michael Welsh
  • McGurty, Transforming Environmentalism: Warren County, pcbs, and the Origins of Environmental Justice, by Amy Hay
  • McLaren, Impotence: A Cultural History, by Thomas A. Foster
  • McMillen, Making Indian Law: The Hualapai Land Case and the Birth of Ethnohistory, by Byron E. Pearson
  • Megill, Historical Knowledge, Historical Error: A Contemporary Guide to Practice, by Ellen Fitzpatrick
  • Moore, World of Toil and Strife: Community Transformation in Backcountry South Carolina, 1750–1805, by S. Scott Rohrer
  • Moore, The South’s Tolerable Alien: Roman Catholics in Alabama and Georgia, 1945–1970, by James M. Woods
  • Motomura, Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States, by Robert F. Zeidel
  • Nelson, Pharsalia: An Environmental Biography of a Southern Plantation, 1780–1880, by Randolph B. Campbell
  • Peck, Washington’s China: The National Security World, the Cold War, and the Origins of Globalism, by Marc Gallicchio
  • Peretti, Nightclub City: Politics and Amusement in Manhattan, by Angela M. Blake
  • Peretz, Le combat pour les Juifs soviétiques Washington-Moscou-Jérusalem, 1953–1989 (The battle over the Soviet Jews: Washington-Moscow-Jerusalem, 1953–1989), by R. Craig Nation
  • Priest, The Offshore Imperative: Shell Oil’s Search for Petroleum in Postwar America, by George D. E. Philip
  • Procter, William Randolph Hearst: The Later Years, 1911–1951, by Rodney Carlisle
  • Reeve, Making Space on the Western Frontier: Mormons, Miners, and Southern Paiutes, by Anne F. Hyde
  • Reinhardt, Ruling Pine Ridge: Oglala Lakota Politics from the ira to Wounded Knee, by David Wilkins
  • Rosenbaum, Visions of Belonging: New England Art and the Making of American Identity, by Thomas J. Brown
  • Rubin, Songs of Ourselves: The Uses of Poetry in America, by Jeffrey G. Gundy
  • Ruotsila, John Spargo and American Socialism, by Mark Pittenger
  • Sabin, Crude Politics: The California Oil Market, 1900–1940, by Brian C. Black
  • Sheehan-Dean, ed., The View from the Ground: Experiences of Civil War Soldiers, by Michael Barton
  • Shepard, Rationing Justice: Poverty Lawyers and Poor People in the Deep South, by Alice O’Connor
  • Silbey, Storm over Texas: The Annexation Controversy and the Road to Civil War, by Michael William Pfau
  • Simon, Governing through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear, by William Howard Moore
  • Slotkin, Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality, by Marvin Fletcher
  • Smith, Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush, by Bruce J. Dierenfield
  • Snow, Protestant Missionaries, Asian Immigrants, and Ideologies of Race in America, 1850–1924, by Lisa Joy Pruitt
  • Stanton, The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Postindustrial City, by Joseph Heathcott
  • Statler and Johns, eds., The Eisenhower Administration, the Third World, and the Globalization of the Cold War, by Cary Fraser
  • Sullivan, Constitutional Context: Women and Rights Discourse in Nineteenth-Century America, by Ann D. Gordon
  • Sutton, Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America, by Katherine G. Aiken
  • Utley, Lone Star Lawmen: The Second Century of the Texas Rangers, by Charles M. Robinson III
  • Vaudagna, ed., The Place of Europe in American History: Twentieth-Century Perspectives, by Fraser J. Harbutt
  • Vaught, After the Gold Rush: Tarnished Dreams in the Sacramento Valley, by James J. Rawls
  • Walker, Style and Status: Selling Beauty to African American Women, 1920–1975, by Julia Kirk Blackwelder
  • Warren, Tied to the Great Packing Machine: The Midwest and Meatpacking, by Eric J. Morser
  • Warren, Industrial Genius: The Working Life of Charles Michael Schwab, by Jonathan Rees
  • Watkins, The Estrogen Elixir: A History of Hormone Replacement Therapy in America, by Jimmy Elaine Wilkinson Meyer
  • Wiethoff, Crafting the Overseer’s Image, by James David Miller
  • Wilson, The Two Lives of Sally Miller: A Case of Mistaken Racial Identity in Antebellum New Orleans, by Scott Hancock
  • Wiltse, Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America, by Ed Krzemienski
  • Wolf, Race and Liberty in the New Nation: Emancipation in Virginia from the Revolution to Nat Turner’s Rebellion, by Stephen Howard Browne
  • Woodrum, “Everybody Was Black Down There”: Race and Industrial Change in the Alabama Coalfields, by Walter T. Howard
  • Woods, lbj: Architect of American Ambition, by Michael B. Stoff
  • Wray, Not Quite White: White Trash and the Boundaries of Whiteness, by Steven Noll
  • Wurtzler, Electric Sounds: Technological Change and the Rise of Corporate Mass Media, by Jody Pennington
  • Zacharasiewicz, Images of Germany in American Literature, by Ethan Kytle
  • Zaretsky, No Direction Home: The American Family and the Fear of National Decline, 1968–1980, by Daniel Horowitz
  • Zietlow, Enforcing Equality: Congress, the Constitution, and the Protection of Individual Rights, by Michal R. Belknap

Movie Reviews

The enigmatic preacher Jim Jones promised his followers a world of economic and racial equality, but on November 18, 1978, members of Jones’s Peoples Temple in Guyana committed the largest murder-suicide in history.
Image courtesy American Experience/Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis.
  • “Reel Report,” 2006–2007, by Robert Brent Toplin (pp. 1020–22) Read online >
  • The New World, by John d‘Entremont (pp. 1023–1025) Read online >
  • The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy, by Andrew Denson (p. 1026) Read online >
  • Roots of Resistance: The Story of the Underground Railroad, by Loren Schweninger (p. 1027) Read online >
  • The Gold Rush, by David A. Wolff (p. 1027) Read online >
  • The Mormons, by Clyde R. Forsberg Jr. (pp. 1028–9) Read online >
  • The Great Fever, by Michael A. Flannery (p. 1030–1) Read online >
  • Blood and Oil: The Middle East in World War I, by Peter L. Hahn (p. 1032) Read online >
  • Flags of Our Fathers; and Letters from Iwo Jima, by Justin Hart (p. 1032–3) Read online >
  • The Berlin Airlift, by Ronald J. Granieri (pp. 1034–5) Read online >
  • The Good Sheperd, by Richard Powers (pp. 1036–7) Read online >
  • Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change, by R. Bentley Anderson (pp. 1037–8) Read online >
  • Summer of Love, by Elana Levine (pp. 1038–9) Read online >
  • The Astronaut Farmer, by Margaret A. Weitekamp (pp.1039–40) Read online >
  • Eugene J. McCarthy: Muses and Mementos, by Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen (pp. 1040–41) Read online >
  • Bobby, by Ron Briley (pp. 1041-2) Read online >
  • Sisters of ‘77, by Robyn Muncy (pp. 1042–3) Read online >
  • Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, by Sean McCloud (pp. 1043–44) Read online >

Web site Reviews

Web site reviews are available without a subscription.

  • Travel, Tourism, and Urban Growth in Greater Miami: A Digital Archive, by Robin Bach (pp. 1045–46) Read online >
  • Temperance and Prohibition; Alcohol, Temperance, and Prohibition, by Elaine Frantz Parsons (pp. 1046–47) Read online >
  • America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894–1915, by Alison Landsberg (pp. 1047–48) Read online >
  • Conservation and Environment, by Char Miller (pp. 1048–49) Read online >
  • Presidential Recordings Program, by David Greenburg (pp. 1049–50) Read online >

Editor’s Annual Report, 2007–2008

Letters to the Editor


Recent Scholarship

Browse “Recent Scholarship” listing >

Recent Scholarship is available as a searchable database, Recent Scholarship Online >

cover image

On the cover:

In this photograph taken in April 2006, a devastated home in New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward bears witness to Hurricane Katrina’s destructive force and human toll. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith. Courtesy Carol M. Highsmith. See “Through the Eye of Katrina: Past as Prologue? An Introduction,” by Clarence L. Mohr and Lawrence N. Powell (pp. 693–94).

Recent Issues

Icon Downarrow Full Text

The full text of the Journal of American History (1914–current) is available online to members of the OAH and to institutions that subscribe to the print versions of the journal. Electronic access is provided by Oxford University Press.

Icon Downarrow Subscribe to the JAH

A subscription to the JAH is one of the many benefits available to members of the Organization of American Historians (oah). To join the oah and receive the JAH, complete and submit a membership application at the oah Web site.

Icon Downarrow Purchase a Single Issue

Selected current and back issues of the JAH are available both as single issues and for large quantities, at volume pricing. For more information, please visit Oxford University Press