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Table of Contents, Third Series, Vol. 73, No. 4, Fall 2014

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Dorothy A. Schwieder, 1933–2014

by Tom Morain

Settlement Sovereignty: The Meskwaki Fight for Self-Governance, 1856–1937

by Eric Steven Zimmer

Eric Steven Zimmer, a doctoral candidate in American history at the University of Iowa, describes the Meskwaki fight for self-governance, in the face of the federal government’s efforts to force assimilation on them, from the time they established the Meskwaki Settlement in the 1850s until they adopted a constitution under the Roosevelt administration’s Indian New Deal in the 1930s.

Saving a Piece of the Rock: The State of Iowa and the Railroad Problem, 1972–1984

by Gregory L. Schneider

Gregory L. Schneider, professor of history at Emporia State University in Kansas, relates the efforts made by the State of Iowa to maintain service on former Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad lines in the 1970s as that once mighty railroad company faced the liquidation of its holdings in the wake of bankruptcy proceedings.

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Table of Contents, Third Series, Vol. 73, No. 3, Summer 2014

The Annals of Iowa, Summer 2014

First in the Nation: The Iowa Plan for Atomic Education

by Joanne Abel Goldman

Joanne Abel Goldman, associate professor of history at the Uni¬versity of Northern Iowa, describes the five volumes published by Iowa’s Department of Public Instruction in the early 1950s that provided a com¬pre¬hensive plan for education about atomic science, including the threat of nuclear war, for Iowa citizens of all ages. Individual volumes provided cur-ricula for elementary school, secondary school, and college and uni¬versity students and educational programming for adults. The plan was praised at the time as the most comprehensive statewide plan for atomic education in the nation.

Perils of Production: Farm Hazards, Family Farming, and the Mechanization of the Corn Belt, 1940–1980

by Derek Oden

Derek Oden, associate professor of history at Del Mar College in Cor¬pus Christi, Texas, recounts the hazards faced by family farmers in Iowa and the Midwest as the use of sophisticated technological equipment on the farm increased dramatically in the decades after 1940. He argues that the combination of increasing use of new technologies with the unique set¬ting in which Corn Belt farmers worked, where the home intersected with a highly industrialized work¬place, resulted in hazards for the entire family.

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Table of Contents, Third Series, Vol. 73, No. 2, Spring 2014

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“A Nest to the Wandering Bird”: Iowa and the Creation of American Judaism, 1855–1877

by Shari Rabin

Shari Rabin, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University, uses correspondence from Jews in early Iowa to show how Iowa Jews used the Jewish press to create and disseminate authority, information, and community, in the process shaping local Jewish life and creating a national American Jewry.

Manuscript Collections: The Cowles Family Publishing Legacy in the Drake Heritage Collections

by Patricia N. Dawson

Patricia N. Dawson, librarian/curator at the Hubbell Museum and Library in Des Moines, provides biographical information on three generations of the Cowles family, one of the most influential families in Iowa history, and describes the collection of materials about the family held by Cowles Library at Drake University.

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Table of Contents, Third Series, Vol. 73, No. 1, Winter 2014

First the War, Then the Future: Younkers Department Store and the Projection of a Civic Image during World War II

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by Matthew Lindaman

Matthew Lindaman, professor of history at Winona State University, illustrates the efforts of the Younkers department store in Des Moines to project an image of sacrifice and civic engagement during World War II while simultaneously creatively planning for the postwar years. Mixing support for the war effort with promotions encouraging the public to keep shopping, Younkers’s version of the politics of sacrifice, Lindaman concludes, proved that patriotism and the promotion of purchasing were not mutually exclusive during the war.

“I Thought of the Money that We Could Use”: Iowa Women and Industrial Wage Work, 1950–1970

by Coreen Derifield

Coreen Derifield, history instructor at East Central College in Union, Missouri, shows that a national movement of women working outside of the home converged with an industrial boom in Iowa to spark tremendous growth in the number of Iowa women working in man¬u¬facturing between 1950 and 1970. Her survey of those female factory workers indicates that a variety of manufacturing firms hired women under different conditions, and a range of push and pull factors motivated women to work for those industrial firms.

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