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Table of Contents, Third Series, Vol. 72, No. 4, Fall 2013

The Waterloo Strikes of 1919

Annals of Iowam, Fall 2013

by Leslie Stegh

Leslie Stegh, retired records manager at John Deere, recounts the details of a series of strikes in Waterloo and the organized opposition from employers. He emphasizes the dispute over workers’ right to collective bargaining, the efforts by both sides to use local newspapers to sway public opinion, the relative absence of violence during the strikes, and the ultimately unsuccessful attempt to organize workers across industries to achieve a general strike.

The Politics of Youth: Civil Rights Reform in the Waterloo Public Schools

by Kathryn A. Schumaker

Kathryn A. Schumaker, a lecturer in the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage at the University of Oklahoma, describes the struggle for civil rights reform in Waterloo’s public schools in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Initiated by students seeking more equitable treatment in their schools, their movement was coopted by a plan to desegregate the city’s schools that ignored many of the students’ basic concerns.

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Table of Contents, Third Series, Vol. 72, No. 3, Summer 2013

Marriage and Dependence in Iowa and U.S. Law: Acuff v. Schmit, 1956
Annals of Iowa, Summer 2013

by Kate Hoey and Joy Smith

Kate Hoey and Joy Smith analyze the context and consequences of an important legal case decided by the Iowa Supreme Court in 1956, Acuff v. Schmit. The case established a wife’s right to claim loss of consortium. The authors show, however, that although the decision did extend mar¬ried women’s legal rights, it rested on a traditional cultural commitment to marriage and did not represent a fundamental change in the courts’ view of the hierarchical relationship between husbands and wives.

Opening Doors for Iowa Women: Gender, Politics, and the Displaced Homemaker, 1977–1983

by Anna L. Bostwick Flaming

Anna L. Bostwick Flaming describes the programs of The Door Opener, a center for displaced homemakers in Mason City. She shows, in particular, that, in a place and time marked by skepticism of both feminism and state-run antipoverty programs, The Door Opener’s success depended on a strategic use of government funds and feminist critiques to better the lives of former homemakers in Iowa.

Reconsidering the Heartland: A Review Essay

by Marvin Bergman

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Table of Contents, Third Series, Vol. 72, No. 2 Spring 2013

The Education of Linnie HaguewoodAnnals of Iowa, Spring 2013

by Lisa R. Lindell

Lisa R. Lindell, a catalog librarian at Hilton M. Briggs Li¬brary at South Dakota State University, provides an account of the education of Linnie Haguewood at the Iowa College for the Blind and elsewhere in the 1890s. Dubbed by the press “the Helen Keller of the West,” Haguewood, like Keller, experienced not only a dedication to her education and well-being, but also the construction of a public persona for her built on media representations and societal expectations that reflected prevailing Victorian notions about gender and people with disabilities.

“This affair is about something bigger than John Bright”: Iowans Confront the Jim Crow South, 1946–1951

by S Zebulon Baker

S Zebulon Baker, a visiting instructor of history at Georgia South¬ern University, assesses the post–World War II encounters of the racially integrated football teams at Drake University, Iowa State University, and the University of Iowa with teams representing institutions in the South. Iowans, Baker argues, embraced racial equality on the gridiron during this period, and saw sports, generally, as a vehicle for combating racism in American life. But that ideal, as he shows, was persistently challenged, even as the context evolved, in encounters with southern institutions.

Leaving Home—Three Farm Memoirs: A Review Essay

by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

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Table of Contents, Third Series, Vol. 72, No. 1 Winter 2013

“A Dangerous Man”: Lewis Terman and George Stoddard, their Debates on Intelligence Testing, and the Legacy of the Iowa Child Welfare Research Station

Annals of Iowa, Winter 2013

by Steve McNutt

Steve McNutt, a doctoral candidate in Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of Iowa, describes and sets in context the debates on intelligence testing between Stanford University’s Lewis Terman and the University of Iowa’s George Stoddard. Stoddard defended the findings of the University of Iowa’s Child Welfare Research station at a time when they were unpopular in part because they challenged prevailing views on intelligence and their relationship to ideas about meritocracy.

Diplomatic Farmers: Iowans and the 1955 Agricultural Delegation to the Soviet Union

by Peggy Ann Brown

Peggy Ann Brown, an independent historian in Washington, D.C., provides a lively, informative account of a U.S. agricultural delegation, made up largely of Iowans or people with some Iowa connection, to the Soviet Union in 1955. That delegation, along with a simultaneous visit by Soviet officials to American farms and the many public lectures members of the delegation gave upon their return, helped to reassure anxious Cold War–era Americans that residents of the Soviet Union, like them, desired peace and personal interactions. The delegation helped pave the way for more such cultural interactions in the future.

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