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Table of Contents, Third Series, Vol. 66, Nos. 3 & 4, Summer/Fall 2007

The Vacant Chair on the Farm: Soldier Husbands, Farm Wives and the Iowa Home Front, 1861-1865

by J. L. Anderson

“Will They Fight? Ask the Enemy”: Iowa’s African American Regiment in the Civil War

by David Brodnax Sr.

The Politics of Battlefield Preservation: David B. Henderson and the National Military Parks

by Timothy B. Smith

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Index to Volume 66

Table of Contents, Third Series, Vol. 66, No. 2, Spring 2007

“Treason Is Treason”: The Iowa American Legion and the Meaningof Disloyalty after World War I

by Christopher Nehls

Christopher Nehls analyzes the motives of members of the American Legion in Iowa who disrupted several of the speaking engagements of Socialist Ida Crouch-Hazlett when she toured Iowa in the summer of 1921. The Iowa Legionnaires, he concludes, were attempting to impose their conservative, nationalistic, classless vision of citizenship on the nation’s political culture.

The Farmer and the Atom: The Iowa State Cooperative Extension Serviceand Rural Civil Defense, 1955–1970

by Jenny Barker Devine

Jenny Barker Devine traces the changing attitudes toward civil defense activities sponsored by the Iowa State Cooperative Extension Service in rural Iowa during the Cold War. She found that the educational civil defense programs the Extension Service created in the early 1960s at the request of rural residents and organizations, especially farm women, were popular, although there is little evidence that the programs had much practical effect on people’s preparations for nuclear war. After 1963, other social concerns preempted the preoccupation with the Cold War, and the Extension Service gradually abandoned civil defense programs.

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Table of Contents, Third Series, Vol. 66 No. 1, Winter 2007

Iowa Physicians: Legitimacy, Institutions, and the Practice of Medicine Part 3, Dealing with Povertyand Defending Autonomy, 1929–1950

by Susan C. Lawrence

Susan C. Lawrence concludes her three-part series on the history of medicine in Iowa, surveying developments from 1929 through 1950. After briefly laying out some of the major changes in medical organization and institutions in Iowa between 1929 and 1950, she focuses pri­marily on the effects that the rising costs of medical care had on ordinary Iowa physicians.

Interpreting the American Midwest: A Review Essay

by Tom Morain

Tom Morain reflects on midwestern identity as a way of responding to and reviewing the new reference work, The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia.

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