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Research in Western American Literature: 2003

Compiled by Jan Roush, Utah State University

Research in Western American Literature:
Analysis for 2002 and 2003

Jan Roush

Cautionary Note: Time Change. This year’s analysis of emerging research in the field of western American literature covers a somewhat different time frame than have past columns because it is now possible to immediately access the database that forms the basis for this research. Since the year 2000, research for this analysis has been conducted electronically through ProQuest Digital Dissertations, the primary publisher for all master's and doctoral theses, rather than through printed media. Initially, this electronic material, which adds roughly 47,000 new dissertations and 12,000 new theses from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities each year, was available only on CD-ROM format, to which libraries subscribed. Though saving libraries much time and money in collecting and binding the various monthly editions, the downside of this format was that the information was always at least six months behind. 

Typically, this column covered, in accordance with the availability of the database, the time frame corresponding to ProQuest’s release of the information, reflecting a pattern roughly corresponding to a school year; volume 64/01, for example, contained the research released in June 2003. Due to improvements to ProQuest’s database, however, current research is now updated monthly and is immediately accessible online. With easier, more readily available access, the decision was made to run research data for this column along a calendar year rather than a school year, with the analysis itself to be published here. Full citations of titles will still be available online through the WAL website. Unfortunately, switching from a school year to a calendar year involved some overlapping, so it was decided for this time only to combine two years of research into one, thereby offering a smoother, more accurate transition. What appears online, in two separate documents, is the research for the calendar years 2002 and 2003; the analysis, however, synthesizes and analyzes the data from both years. Hence, the title above, “Research in Western American Literature, 2002 and 2003,” really means that all master's and doctoral theses from January 2002 through December 2003 have been considered for the analysis, and these are the titles listed online for each separate year.

Research Analysis. In many ways, the research for the past two years is all about power: gaining power, losing power; who has it, who doesn’t; how it is used, by whom. These are all issues underlying the 164 theses and 531 dissertations written during 2002 and 2003. Power plays a role in works having to do with identity, representation, ethnicity, race, borders, colonialism, regionalism, environment, and even sexuality—all topics that received the most emphasis for these two years. Not surprisingly, as many of the discussions took a postcolonial stance, the groups that most frequently comprised the subjects for these works were often cast into the role of the “Other,” although sometimes the subjects of such studies were themselves cast into an oppositional role, as in “White Women Writing for Their Lives: Ann Stephans, Elaine Goodale Eastman, and Ruth Benedict vis-à-vis the Native American Other.” Examining the entire body of studies for the two-year period revealed that a significant number of works (roughly one-third of the total works examined) focused on Native Americans, followed at some distance by studies relating to Chicano/a authors and experiences, though these still comprised a significant presence. A number of these works also related directly to Asian American authors and experiences, much more than the handful present in previous years. Titles like “The Representation of Internal Colonialism in Contemporary American Ethnic Fiction,” “Testaments of Colonialism: Six Native American Novels,” “Multiple Choice: Literary Racial Formations of Mixed Race Americans of Asian Descent,”or “Making It Home: The Neo-Colonial Ethics of Chicano and Latino Literature after Arrival” all point to these emphases. Interestingly, this same lens is extended to include authors on both sides of this literary border—those who write from a postcolonial stance as in “Writing against the Empire: McCarthy, Erdrich, Welch, and McMurtry” and those whose works represented views on race and colonization endemic in the nineteenth century, reflected in the title “The Colonizer Abroad: Island Representations in American Prose from Herman Melville to Jack London,” a study that also includes a discussion of Mark Twain’s work.

Indeed, borders played a large role in the studies that comprise this year’s analysis, both borders that encompass actual, physical space as well as psychic ones. “Blacks on the Borders: African-Americans Transition from Slavery to Freedom in Texas and the Indian Territory, 1836-1907,” “Policing the Border: Politics and Place in the Work of Miguel Mendez, Marisela Norte, and Leslie Marmon Silko,” and “A Truth Not Perfectly Visible: Culture and Cognition in the Borderline Narrative” all illustrate this range.

Identity was a topic returned to again and again in many forms, sometimes foregrounded in the title and sometimes merely alluded to; it spanned disciplines, race, ethnicity, and gender. Representative examples include “Injun Joe’s Ghost: A Genealogy of the Native American Mixed Blood in American Popular Fiction”; “‘That Mean Ol’ Oakie Boogie’: Country Music, Migration, and the Construction of Whiteness in Southern California, 1936-1969,” “Latina Literature: Differential and Politicized Hybrid Identities,” “Absent Origins, Fractured Narratives, and the Reconfiguration of Identities in Three Contemporary Canadian Novels” (by Tomson Highway, Thomas King, Dionne Brand), “Identifying Captivity and Capturing Identity: Narratives of American Indian Slavery. Colorado and New Mexico, 1776-1934,” and “Indian Voices: The Politics of Cultural Representation in Three United States Museums.” Not always did these take the form of postcolonial studies. Even longstanding subjects in western American literature get fresh treatment in terms of identity, as in an author—“An Artist Creates Herself: Willa Cather and Her Struggle for Legitimacy”—or the land itself—“Living on the Dragon’s Back: Agriculture, Environment, and Rural Identity in Deep Rural Montana” or “Culture and the Cowboy State: The Making of Westerners” (Wyoming).

An interesting twist on identity that became significantly foregrounded for the first time is sexuality, which both spanned borders and re-created its identity. Focusing sometimes on masculinity, sometimes on femininity, and sometimes on hybridity, this topic took on new dimensions. Titles representing the breadth of this diversity include “Inviolate Manhood: Isolation and Sexual Unavailability in Nineteenth Century American Literature” (James Fenimore Cooper), “Killing the Berdache and Raising the Two-Spirit: Continuing and Emerging Roles of American Indian Two-Spirits,” “Failure as a Way of Life: Ambivalence, Abjection, and the Making of Modern Lesbian Identity” (Willa Cather), “Perceived Family Relationships Associated with Coming Out of Mormon Male Homosexuals,” “The Development of Urban Two-Spirit Communities and the Role of American Indian Poets Paula Gunn Allen and Janice Gould,” “Race-ing Sex: The Competition for Gender and Sexual Identity in Multi-ethnic San Francisco, 1897-1924,” or “Cross Purposes: Transvestic Figures in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture” (Mark Twain).

Also new in terms of re-creating are subjects that make use of contemporary physics: “Applications of Chaos Theory to History in the Novels of Michael Ondaatje: Disorder within Order in The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Coming through Slaughter, and In the Skin of a Lion” or “Placing ‘The Sacred Pipe’: A Fractal Model for Lakota Ritual” (Black Elk). That is not to say that more traditional topics and/or authors found no place in current studies. They did. Studies on regionalism, sense of place, and the environment formed a significant portion of these two years’ topics, including an interesting “reaching back” to rediscover and reinterpret ecological roots, as reflected in two titles about Susan Fenimore Cooper: “Sentimental Ecology: Susan Fenimore Cooper and a New Model of Ecocriticism” and “Grounds for the New Nation: Con-structing Sense of Place in American Writings from 1780-1860.” A number of studies also focused on such authors of place and environment as Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard, Barry Lopez, John Muir, Gary Snyder, Terry Tempest Williams, and Ann Zwinger. Studies on individual authors once again placed Mark Twain in the forefront with 28 different titles focusing on him, followed by Willa Cather with 19, Leslie Marmon Silko, 16, James Fenimore Cooper, 13, Maxine Hong Kingston,12, and Sandra Cisneros, 10, an apt reflection of the diversity prevalent in this year’s analysis. 

All in all, a new dynamism appears to permeate the research in western American literature from these past two years, of which diversity is just one component. That fluidity so reflective of contemporary physics appears repeatedly in the transformative nature of the texts comprising these 695 theses and dissertations that are increasingly interdisciplinary in subject matter. It may not be possible to always know who holds the power or who is trying to wrest it, but as the research and analysis for this time frame bears out, it really is not so much the ultimate outcome that counts as the journey itself, a journey across borders of race, place, ethnicity, or sexuality. In these new regions, created by such border crossings, lie the nuclei of tomorrow’s western American literature.

  [Editor’s note:
All entries in this listing have been taken from Dissertation Abstracts International. We have made no attempt to change the sentence-style capitalization of the titles to headline capitalization, the latter of which we normally use in Western American Literature. Any misspellings of names as well as any inconsistencies in format are also DAI’s.  Entries are listed by title, author, and institution.]

RESEARCH IN WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 2003


Master’s Theses:

MA=master of arts
MArch=master of architecture
MFA=master of fine arts
MJ=master of journalism
MNRM=master of natural resource management
MS=master of science
MSW=master of social work


American Literature:

Chicana identity in the works of Ana Castillo
           by Collins, Stacy Lynn, MA
           CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Creating a new genre: Mary Rowlandson and her narrative of Indian captivity
           by De Luise, Rachel Bailey, MA
           EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Hamlin Garland’s truth about farming: An examination of realism and romanticism in Hamlin Garland’s early works
           by Ensley, Eric William, MA
           CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2002

Car culture: Road maps of space, motion and narrativity in twentieth-century culture (Victor Appleton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jack Kerouac)
            by Euler, Zachary Sulin, MA
            THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2002

Bartram, Brackenridge, Parkman: The emergence of romantic travel narrative on the American Frontier (William Bartram, Henry Marie Brackenridge, Francis Parkman)
            by Gaertner, Stephen A., MA
            MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

The development of urban Two-Spirit communities and the role of American Indian poets Paula Gunn Allen and Janice Gould
            by Ishcomer, Brandie Ann, MA
            THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2003

The story is everything: The path to renewal in Leslie Marmon Silko’s ‘Ceremony’
            by Kilgore, Tracy Yvonne, MA
            EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003 

Legacy of the viejas: Older women in the novels of Allende, Esquivel, and Garcia (Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel, Mexico, Cristina Garcia, Chile)
            by McNelley, Susan A., MA
            CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2002

Religious turmoil: The conflict between Buddhism and Catholicism in Jack Kerouac’s life and writing
            by Simpson, Emily Patricia, MA
            NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003
 

American Studies:

A study of the Zoot Suit culture: Past and present
            by Estrella, Lynda, MA
            CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2003

Who’s afraid of the big bad lobo? Anglo and Western Apache reactions to the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program in the American Southwest, 1994-2002
            by Fellowes, Simon Alexander, MS
            CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2002

Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Consequences of the corporate structure in establishing the land claims of Native Alaskans
            by Johnson, Connie Gwen, MA
            CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2003

Wing Chong Luke: A Chinese American change agent and pioneer in northwest politics, 1925-1965
            by Luke, Bettie Sing, MS
            UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2002

‘A country to lift the blood’: Portrait of a westering family finding home in the Tetons (Wyoming)
            by Schrand, Brandon Russell, MS
            UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Harmony in four parts: Barbershop music and Mormon culture in northern Utah
            by Stiffler, Matthew W., MS
            UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003
 

Art History:

‘Canada: A People’s History’. An analysis of the visual narrative for a colonial nation
            by Brook, Glenn Leonard, MA
            CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002 

Six generations of Hopi pottery: A stylistic analysis of Nampeyo family designs
            by Chervnsik, Holly Elizabeth, MA
            UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE, 2003

Layers of meaning in a Kwakiutl potlatch figure (British Columbia)
            by Gossen, Anne, MA
            UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (WINTERTHUR PROGRAM), 2003

The California quilt and the California quiltmaker: 1850-1945
            by Schneider, Linda Susan, MS
            CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO, 2002
 

Canadian History:

Madeline Izowsky, 1885-1979: A Polish woman in western Canada (Alberta, British Columbia)
            by Box, Carol Lynn, MA
            UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2003 

On our way to healing: Stories from the oldest living generation of the File Hills Indian Residential school (Saskatchewan)
            by Callahan (nee Thomas), Ann Blair, MA
            THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2002

Paper talk: Print culture, libraries and Aboriginal people in Canada before 1960
            by Edwards, Brendan Frederick R., MA
            TRENT UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2003

Examining the use of oral tradition in the writing of Ojibwa history
            by Hipfner, Tanya Lyn, MA
            CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2003
 

Canadian Literature:

Visions, voices, and voisinages: Contemporary Canadian women’s spiritual autobiographies
            by Aikman, Laurie Kathleen, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2001

Identity formation and Native Canadian women’s literature: Radicalizing resistance (Lee Maracle, Jeannette Armstrong)
            by Forsyth, Jessie Wanyek, MA
            CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002

Applications of chaos theory to history in the novels of Michael Ondaatje: Disorder within order in ‘The Collected Works of Billy the Kid’, ‘Coming Through Slaughter’ and ‘In the Skin of a Lion’
            by McKenzie, Robert Murray, MA
            LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002
           

Cinema:

Old West, new west: Rhetorical representations on vigilantism in film (Michael Mann, Bill Pullman)
            by Berokoff, Tanya Ellen, MA
            CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2003

Lola Montez (with original writing, screenplay)
            by Goode, Katie Daniels, MA
            CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2002

Spirit of the West: The Alberta cowboy in Canadian cinema
            by Grant, Ashley, MA
            CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002
 

Comparative Literature:

Shaping identity under colonial systems: A comparison of African and Canadian-Metis texts by Chinua Achebe, Maria Campbell, James Ngugi, and Beatrice Culleton (Nigeria, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Kenya)
            by Karambiri, Sarah, MA
            UNIVERSITE DE SHERBROOKE (CANADA), 2002

The bildungsroman in female fiction: A study of female development in selected women writers of color (Alice Walker, Sandra Cisneros, Michelle Cliff, Jamaica)
            by Sanjurjo Rodgriguez, Zenaida, MA
            UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO, MAYAGUEZ (PUERTO RICO), 2002
 

Cultural Anthropology:

Clothing and the perception of ethnicity: Californios in southern California, 1850-1870
            by Bowdoin Gil, Carol Anne, MA
            CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH, 2002

Collecting history: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the museum movement, 1883-1916 (British Columbia)
            by Coombs, Jeremy Lee Michael, MA
            YORK UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002

Towards an understanding of suicide among Aboriginal people
            by Gosek, Gwendolyn Mildred, MSW
            THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2002

What do Inuit drawings mean to Nisga’a children?
            by Izu, Yuka, MA
            UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2003

‘Walking in the footsteps of our ancestors’: Present-day representation of Peigan/Blackfoot cultural identity
            by Markley, Janet Katherine, MA
            UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2002

Conquistando espacios para salir adelante: Fine-tuning the discourse on women’s participation in Mexico’s maquiladoras
            by Marman, Georgia Elizabeth, MA
            UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH (CANADA), 2002

Preservation of Native American cultural property under United States Federal law: A discursive analysis of NAGPRA
            by McCarthy, Amanda Jean Christina, MA
            CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002

Toward culturally appropriate consultation: An approach for Fort McKay First Nation (Alberta)
            by McKillop, Jennifer Ann, MEDes
            UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2002

Ka Isinakwak Askiy: Using Cree knowledge to perceive and describe the landscape of the Wapusk National Park area (Manitoba)
            by M’Lot, Maria Anne, MNRM
            THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2002

Educational travel for societal change: An exploration of popular education along the Mexico-United States border
            by Perin, Jodi Rae, MA
            THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2003

The perspective of two-spirit Aboriginal people
            by Slutchuk, Rishona Judith, MA
            THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2003

Towards moral and ethical research in collaboration with First Nation communities
            by Stevenson, Earl Conrad, MNRM
            THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2002

Alaska Native subsistence and sovereignty: An unfinished work
            by Wolf, Barbara Frances, MA
            THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2003
 

Fine Arts:

Diurnal rhythms: The daily life and art of a Mexican American migrant
            by Munoz, Lillia, MFA
            THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - PAN AMERICAN, 2003
 

Folklore:

Beacon in the night: Contested space and regional culture on the central Oregon coast
            by Roman, Melissa Jane, MA
            UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003
 

Geography:

Along Highway 16: A creative meditation on the geography of northwestern British Columbia
            by de Leeuw, Sarah, MA
           UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2002

Music geography across the borderline: Musical iconography, mythic themes, and North American perceptions of a borderlands landscape
            by Huefe, Edward George, III, MA
            CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH, 2002

‘Where have all the traplines gone?’: The mercury contamination of the English-Wabigoon River System and its consequences on the Ojibway of Grassy Narrows (Ontario)
            by Kneen, Soha, MA
            CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002
 

Linguistics:

Reviving Kwak’wala language
            by Alfred-Smith, Andrea Helen, MA
            ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002

Spanglish as a marker of identification among Hispanics in the United States: A case study of two Tejano radio stations (Texas)
            by Phillips, Rebecca K, MA
            RICE UNIVERSITY, 2002
 

Mass Communication:

Boosting the boom, taming the backlash: How the Los Angeles Times influenced westward migration in the 1920s (California)
            by Symons, Allene Kaye, MA
            CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Nonexperts and narrative in public debate: A case study of Wallace Stegner’s mass media use to promote environmental causes
            by Zachry, T. A., MS
            UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002
 

Modern Literature:

Trois poetes acadiens sur la route de Jack Kerouac (Hermenegilde Chiasson, Gerald Leblanc, Raymond LeBlanc, French text, Nova Scotia)
            by Black, Thea M., MA
            DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002

Lingit Aani: An Alaska native memoir (Original writing)
            by Hayes, Ernestine, MFA
            UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE, 2003

Transgressing boundaries and cultural haunting in Chinese American and Chinese Canadian ‘talk stories’ (Maxine Hong Kingston, Wayson Choy, Sky Lee)
            by Morfetas, Elpida, MA
            CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002

Symbiosis and exchange in multicultural spaces: A study of Nadine Gordimer and Joy Harjo (South Africa)
            by Nixon, Angelique V., MA
            FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, 2002
 

Music:

Cowboy and western music: Its mark on the Southern California landscape
            by Fisher, Steve John, MA
            CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH, 2002
 

Theater:

Latina playwrights and cultural identity: Two views from north and south of the border (Sabina Berman, Sylvia Gonzalez S., Mexico)
            by Woods, Rosemarie Christine, MA
            UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - KANSAS CITY, 2003

Pioneers of the prairies: The folk plays of Gwen Pharis Ringwood
            by Kivisto, Mikko William, MFA
            UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2002
 

United States History:

Jose Maria Redondo: Yuma pioneer and entrepreneur, 1830-1878 (Arizona)
            by Blaine, Patricia A., MA
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Chinese Americans: Builders of early California and the West
            by Cheung, Henry Fay, MA
            CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2003

Empanadas on the Fourth of July: An historical and cultural mapping of the Argentinian-American community in California’s Los Angeles Basin, San Fernando Valley, and Orange County
            by Haider, Carlota Ferreyra, MA
            CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2003

Governor James V. Allred, Hispanics, and the rule of law in New Deal Texas (Texas, James V. Allred)
            by Marlin, Robert Ossian, IV, MA
            UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE, 2003

Agencies of change: The use of education and advertising to promote modernity to rural Nevada women, 1920-1940
            by McBride, Beverly Haskett, MA
            UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2003

Cherokee Indian removal: The Treaty of New Echota and General Winfield Scott
            by McMillan, Ovid Andrew, MA
            EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Chilocco: Health conditions at a Native American boarding school, 1884-1930 (Oklahoma)
            by Murphy, Wynona Winters, MA
            TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

The American Indian community in Denver: 1952-2002 (Colorado)
            by Ono, Azusa, MA
            UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO, 2003

Visions of two gods: Religion, class, and the Italian community of Carbon County, Utah, 1900-1930
            by Pehl, Matthew Sean, MA
            UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

The rise and fall of the Texas Railroad Commission
            by Schmidt, Mark Steed, MA
            UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, 2003

Intervention and conflict in the Trans-Nueces, 1755-1850 (Texas)
            by Villarreal y Talamantes, Armando, MA
            THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2003

Sweet dreams in sugar land: Japanese farmers, Mexican farm workers, and northern Utah beet production
            by Welker, Richard Todd, MA
            UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003



Doctoral Theses:

DA=doctor of arts
DLitt=doctor of literature
EdD=doctor of education
PhD=doctor of philosophy
PsyD=doctor of psychology


American Literature:

Making the New Deal man: On the representation of workers, writers, and cowboys during the Great Depression
            by Abshire, Kreg Alan, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2002

Mapping the ‘inland empire:’ American literature, criticism, and the problem of culture, 1915-1941
            by Aronoff, Eric Paul Wallach, PhD
           RUTGERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY - NEW BRUNSWICK, 2003

Civil War veterans in the fiction of Samuel Clemens, William Dean Howells, Henry Adams, and Henry James
            by Beck, Avent Childress, PhD
            NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 2003

White women writing for their lives: Ann Stephens, Elaine Goodale Eastman and Ruth Benedict vis-à-vis the Native American Other
           by Berg, Tamara Jo, PhD
           INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2002

The art of change: Experimental writing, cultural activism, and feminist social transformation (Carole Maso, Gloria Anzaldúa, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Anna Deavere Smith)
            by Berila, Elizabeth, PhD
            SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Jack Kerouac and the liberal tradition
            by Beveridge, Thomas Gordon, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2003

Transplanting the novel of manners to American soil: Willa Cather and the democratization of manners
            by Bradley, Jennifer L., PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 2002

Injun Joe’s ghost: A genealogy of the Native American mixed blood in American popular fiction
            by Brown, Harry J., PhD
            LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, 2003

History, culture, and the spirit of place in the New Mexico novels of Frank Waters
            by Buehrer, Jolene Kay, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA, 2003

Negotiating copyright: Authorship and the discourse of literary property rights in nineteenth-century America (James Fenimore Cooper, Walt Whitman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson)
            by Buinicki, Martin Thomson, Jr., PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, 2003

Rhetoric, experience, and identity in frontier writing and mapping of the Americas (Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Garcilaso de la Vega, El Inca, Mexico, Peru, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, William H. Prescott)
            by Burns, Mark Kevin, PhD
            HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 2003

‘Disturbing and convenient’: Self-determination, social status anxiety, and the racial discovery plot (Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Pauline E. Hopkins)
            by Bussey, Susan Hays, PhD
            WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, 2003

Carnival tradition in Willa Cather’s fiction
            by Chinery, Mary Catherine, PhD
            DREW UNIVERSITY, 2003

The conjurer unmasked: Literary and theatrical magicians, 1840-1925 (Elizabeth Gaskell, Robert Browning, Mark Twain)
            by Claxton, Michael Jay, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, 2003

Women’s transformative texts from the southwestern ecotone (Ana Castillo, Helena Maria Viramontes, Leslie Marmon Silko, Linda Hogan)
            by Cook, Barbara Jean, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2003

Family matters: Kinship prohibitions and civic relations (A. J. Switzer, Zane Grey, Mark Twain, Charles Waddell Chesnutt, Pauline Hopkins)
            by Cornelissen, Jennifer Dyer, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, 2003

The politics of storytelling: Cultural memory and national identity in United States postmodern fiction (Maxine Hong Kingston, Gloria Anzaldúa, Leslie Marmon Silko)
            by Cushman, Susan Elizabeth, PhD
            LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, 2003

Trauma and typology: ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ and its filmed versions (1909-1992) (James Fenimore Cooper)
            by Danelski, Christine Mary, PhD
            THE CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Women’s addresses: Epistolary strategies in antebellum American literature (Lydia Sigourney, Caroline Kirkland, Lydia Maria Child)
            by Dawson, Jennifer R., PhD
            MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

‘Barbaric Splendor:’ The Colville Reservation writings of 1887-1889 Indian Agent Rickard D. Gwydir (Mourning Dove, Washington)
            by Dye, Kevin Robert, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2003

America’s hell and the hero’s quest for identity (Mark Twain, Henry Miller, John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson)
            by Elayan, Khalil I., PhD
            GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Willa Cather and Georgia O’Keeffe: Modernism and the importance of place in color, light, and imagery
            by Faber, Kathryn Hourin, DLitt
            DREW UNIVERSITY, 2002

The avian as Native and natured Other: Re-imagining the bird, from British Romanticism to contemporary Native American literature
            by Gannon, Thomas Charles, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, 2003

Motherlands: Re-imagining maternal function in contemporary women’s fiction (Margaret Atwood, Zimbabwe, Shirley Jackson, Marilynne Robinson, Doris Lessing)
            by Gary, Lara Karine, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, 2002

Noble designs of nature and nation: God, science, and sentiment in women’s representations of the American landscape
            by Gianquitto, Tina Lee, PhD
            COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 2002

Border life on the Mississippi: Mark Twain, Missouri, and the reconstruction of American identity
            by Goeke, Joseph Francis, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2003

The shape of community in the visual West: Land, water, and women in the work of Paul Taylor and Dorothea Lange
            by Goggans, Jan Ellyn, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, 2002

Touring ‘Arizona Highways’: The state’s best known magazine as tourist site
            by Goldman-Rivera, Dorie S., PhD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Operators at the borders: The hero as change agent in border literature (Americo Paredes)
            by Handelman, Jonathan Steven, PhD
            TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, 2003

We still tell stories: An examination of Cherokee oral literature
            by Hannah, Leslie Deon, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2002

Faces of Thoreau in American literature (Henry David Thoreau, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee, Edward Abbey, Hayden Carruth)
            by Hartman, Steven P., PhD
            STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY, 2003

‘We are the people’: Native American and Chicano/a literatures as intersecting indigenous literatures of the American Southwest
            by Hebebrand, Christina Marlis, PhD
            CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Irreconcilable histories: Postnationality in Chicana/o literature and culture
            by Hernandez, Ellie Diana, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2002

Making it home: The neo-colonial ethics of Chicano and Latino literature after arrival (Junot Diaz, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Denise Chavez, Elias Miguel Munoz, Demetria Martinez)
            by Irizarry, Ylce, PhD
            THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

From trench to trope: Narrating American masculinity after World War I (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, William Faulkner)
            by James, Pearl, PhD
            YALE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Women on the edge: Autobiographical selves and the lure of the boundary in twentieth-century United States literature (Maxine Hong Kingston, Gloria Anzaldúa, Zora Neale Hurston, Leslie Marmon Silko)
            by Kam, Tanya YukLing, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, 2003

Nineteenth-century American shipwreck narratives and national identity (Rebecca Harding Davis, Mark Twain, Winslow Homer)
            by Lane, Daniel W., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, 2002

Reading the trail: Exploring the literature and natural history of the California Crest (Mary Austin, John Muir, Gary Snyder)
            by Lewis, Corey Lee, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2003

Laboring in the desert: The letters and diaries of Narcissa Prentiss Whitman and Ida Hunt Udall
            by Long, Genevieve Jane, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2002

Traveling in place: Contemporary American nature writing and the question of culture (Edward Abbey, Ann Zwinger, Barry Lopez)
            by Lucas, Susan Michelle, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2002

Sentimental ecology: Susan Fenimore Cooper and a new model of ecocriticism
            by Magee, Richard Michael, PhD
            FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, 2002

Valuing concientizacion: The cultivation of a materialist moral epistemology in Chicana/o narrative (Cherrie Moraga, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Gloria Anzaldua, Helena Maria Viramontes, Richard Rodriguez)
            by Mah y Busch, Juan Daniel, PhD
            CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 2003

Unmaking history: Modern American literary autobiography and the limits of nineteenth century life-writing (Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Henry Adams, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein)
            by Manson, Matthew Jack, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 2002

The racial problem in the literary work of Barbara Kingsolver (Spanish text)
            by Martinez Alonso, Maria Luisa, Dr
            UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID (SPAIN), 2002

A truth not perfectly visible: Culture and cognition in the Borderline narrative
            by McCord, Patrick Thomas, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, 2002

Against the current: Class, race, morality and the limits of love in ‘Huckleberry Finn’ and beyond (Mark Twain)
            by McCoy, Sharon D., PhD
            EMORY UNIVERSITY, 2003

Senses of the land: Depictions of Alaska in recent non-fiction
            by McGill, Frank Joseph, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, 2003

Trickster discourse: Mediating transformation for a New World (Gerald Vizenor, Maxine Hong Kingston, Leslie Marmon Silko, Paule Marshall, Barbados)
            by McNeil, Elizabeth Ann, PhD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Cultural semiosis in Mexican and Chicano feminine literature: Analysis of signs, language, and popular myths within the narrative of Mexican and Mexican-American women writers (Guadalupe Loaeza, Martha Cerda, Gloria Anzaldúa, Carmen Tafolla, Spanish text)
            by Melgarejo, Maria Teresa, PhD
            PURDUE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Encountering the Indian in the age of sentiment, 1824-1868
            by Mielke, Laura Lynn, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, 2003

Empty landscapes (Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah)
            by Miller, Karen Margaret, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, 2003

Testaments of colonialism: Six Native American novels (John Joseph Matthews, D’Arcy McNickle, N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Linda Hogan)
            by Mollard, Rhona Smyth, DA
            ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY (NEW YORK), 2002

Body matters: Gary Snyder, the self and ecopoetics
            by Murray, Matthew Dodd, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, 2000

Ethnographic criticism and Native American fiction: Cultural texts, textual culture in the novels of James Welch
            by Nelson, Christopher R., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, 2002

The rhetoric of authority and the death metaphor (James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison)
            by Noel, Deborah Ann, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, 2003

Conversation and teaching: Awakening, nurturing, and sustaining a moral vision (Mark Twain, May Sarton)
            by Ozga, Janice Sweetman, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, 2002

Place, writing, and identity: The construction of in-between world subjects (Sandra Cisneros, Joy Kogawa, Sally Morgan, Maxine Hong Kingston, Cleo Odzer)
            by Pragatwutisarn, Chutima, PhD
            STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON, 2002

Policing the border: Politics and place in the work of Miguel Mendez, Marisela Norte, and Leslie Marmon Silko
            by Pritchard, Demian Lee, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, 2003

Education in irony: United States ‘literacy crisis’ and the literature of American Bildung (Henry James, Theodore Dreiser, James Weldon Johnson, Willa Cather)
            by Puente, David Loren, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, 2003

A thing wide open: Nature, modernity, and American women writers (Gene Stratton-Porter, Mary Austin, Gertrude Stein, Willa Cather, Marianne Moore)
            by Raine, Anne Elizabeth, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2002

Writing Chicana identity: Strategies of resistance and reformulation
            by Ramirez-Dhoore, Dora Alicia, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 2003

Acts of empathic imagination: Contemporary Native American artists and writers as healers
            by Robins, Barbara Kimberly, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2001

Native claims: Immigrant anxieties, American Indians, and American modernisms (Mordechai Manuel Noah, Abraham Cahan, Nathanael West, Henry Roth)
            by Rubinstein, Rachel, PhD
            HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 2003

The Holy Land in transit: Colonialism and the quest for Canaan (Gerald Vizenor, Winona LaDuke, Liyana Badr, Emile Habiby)
            by Salaita, Steven, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2003

Cross purposes: Transvestic figures in nineteenth-century American literature and culture
 (Mark Twain)
            by Salzer, Kenneth John, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, 2002

Donde nacen y mueren las fronteras: El cine fronterizo mexicano y chicano (Carlos Bolado, Angel Flores Torres, Lourdes Portillo, David Riker, Spanish text)
            by Sandoval, Trino, PhD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

From place to populace: Indian removal and state-formation in antebellum American literature (Elias Boudinot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Ross, Catharine Brown, Catharine Maria Sedgwick)
            by Schneider, Bethany Suzanne, PhD
            CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 2002

America and its discontents: Cynicism in the American modernist imagination (Henry Adams, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nathanael West)
            by Schreier, Benjamin J., PhD
            BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, 2003

Exposing Sin City: Southern California sense of place and the Los Angeles anti-myth
            by Sekhon, Sharon Elaine, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 2002

Protest and accommodation: Willa Cather’s antimodernism
            by Sevick, Leona Ann, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK, 2002

‘That mongrel moral sense’: A study of Mark Twain’s satire
            by Stanion, Charles Boyd, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA, 2003

Conceptualizing American Indian literary theory: Oral theories and written traditions (N. Scott Momaday, Gerald Vizenor, Robert J. Conley)
            by Teuton, Christopher Barett, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2003

From Edwards to Dillard: Puritan mysticism and the tropology of American nature writing (Jonathan Edwards, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Annie Dillard)
            by Vanderspek, Dennis Randolph John, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO (CANADA), 2002

Hanay Geiogamah, Kiowa-Delaware playwright: A critical biography
            by Vassar, Andrew Paul, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, 2002

Looking backward, looking forward: Visions of utopia and progress in turn-of-the-century American literature [Twain, Wister, Cather]
            by Vella, Lia Mary, PhD
            STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO, 2003 

Imagining solitude: Epistolarity in the novels of the Early Republic (James Fenimore Cooper, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville)
            by Wakabayashi, Makiko, PhD
            STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO, 2003

The recycling of the Mohicans: The ‘classic’ novel and iterative adaptation (James Fenimore Cooper, Michael Mann, George B. Seitz, Clarence Brown, Maurice Tourneur)
            by Williams, Michael Allen, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, 2002

From Cooper to Le Carre: The engagement of reality in the evolution of espionage fiction (James Fenimore Cooper, John Le Carre, with original writing)
            by Woods, Brett F., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX (UNITED KINGDOM), 2003

Finding ourselves in empty places: Life and literature of the Midwest (Minnesota, Nebraska)
            by Wright-Peterson, Virginia Marlaine, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 2002

The construction of ethnicity in modern American literature, 1900-1945: Writing and reading ethnic narratives (Ezra Pound, William Faulkner, Gertrude Stein, Willa Cather)
            by Wu, Yi-Ping, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS, 2003

Peter Matthiessen and the literature of environmental justice: ‘All problems merge’
            by Yamashiro, Shin, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2003

Redefining female identity in the American city: A study of selected twentieth-century American urban novels by women (Anzia Yezierska, Sandra Cisneros, Maxine Hong Kingston, Ann Petry, Joyce Carol Oates)
            by Zak, Deborah Jeanne, PhD
            NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, 2002

Speaking a word for nature: Representations of nature and culture in four genres of American environmental writing (Peter Matthiessen, Terry Tempest Williams, David Quammen, Richard Powers)
            by Zuelke, Karl William, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, 2003
 

American Studies:

Defining Americans: Nation, state, and the politics of racial mixture, 1885-1905
            by Basson, Lauren Louise, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2002 

Aloha America: Hawaiian entertainment and cultural politics in the United States empire
            by Imada, Adria L., PhD
            NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 2003 

Acting out: Images of Asians and the performance of American identities, 1898-1945 (Sessue Hayakawa)
            by Liu, Michelle Su-mei, PhD
            YALE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Bordering on the sacred: Religion, nation and United States-Mexican relations, 1910-1929
            by Martinez, Anne M., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2003

Bordering on the sacred: Religion, nation and United States-Mexican relations, 1910-1929
            by Martinez, Anne M., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2003

A sentimental empire: White women’s responses to Native American policy, 1824-1894
            by Romeyn, Sara Northrop, PhD
            THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, 2003

Bajito y Suavecito/low and slow: Cruising through lowrider culture (California)
            by Sandoval, Denise Michelle, PhD
            THE CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

This wild place: Sir William Johnson among the Mohawks, 1715-1783 (Molly Brant)
            by Swinehart, Kirk Davis, PhD
            YALE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Manifest destiny: The idea of progress and the rationalization of violence in Western colonization
            by Ward, Patrick Dennis, PhD
            STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO, 2002
 

Archaeology:

Revisiting the dean: Byron Cummings and southwestern archaeology, 1893-1954 (Arizona, Utah)
            by Bostwick, Todd William, PhD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Crow-Omaha marital alliances and social transformations: Archaeological case studies on the Taino, Hohokam, and Archaic Lower Mississippi Valley (Arizona, Greater Antilles, Louisiana)
            by Ensor, Bradley Eugene, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, 2003

A tale of three villages: Archaeological investigation of late prehistoric and historic culture change in western Alaska
            by Frink, Lisa M., PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2003

Potting in Zion: Craft and industry in Utah, 1848-1930
            by Scarlett, Timothy James, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2002
 

Art History:

Orphans of modernism: Chicano art, public representation, and spatial practice in southern California
            by Chavoya, C. Ondine, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, 2002

How Canada stole the idea of Native art: The Group of Seven and images of the Indian in the 1920’s (Langdon Kihn)
            by Dawn, Leslie Allan, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2002

Contemporary art of Alaska: Found and assembled in Alaska, and, John Hoover: Art and life
            by Decker, Julie Michelle, PhD
            UNION INSTITUTE AND UNIVERSITY, 2002

Embodiments of power: Nineteenth-century warrior art among the Cheyennes and Kiowas
            by Finson, Bradley A., PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2003

Interpreting the artist’s studio memorial: An exhibition strategy of museums of western art
            by Kennedy, Elizabeth Jayne, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2003

Chicana/o murals of California: Indigenist aesthetics and the politics of space, 1970-2000
            by Latorre, Guisela Maria, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, 2003

The American Indian art world and the (re-)production of the primitive: Hopi pottery and potters (Arizona)
            by McChesney, Lea Stevens, PhD
            NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 2003

The gilded rush: Art patronage, industrial capital, and social authority in Victorian California
            by Ott, John William, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2002

‘To grab a hunk of lightning’: An intellectual history of Depression-era American photography
            by Sampsell, Catherine Marie, PhD
            GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, 2002

The landscape of solitude: Encountering images of contemplation in Western landscape painting
            by Zhang, Hua, PhD
            TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, 2003
 

Canadian History:

Tsuu T’ina: A history of a First Nation’s community, 1890-1940 (Alberta)
            by Churchill, Elizabeth, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2000

The political economy of Indian health and disease in the Canadian northwest
            by Daschuk, James William, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2002

Misatim Pimasew / The Flying Horse
            by Dickey, Freeda A. Hart, PhD
            CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES, 2002

Stories of Canada: National identity in late-nineteenth-century English-Canadian fiction
            by Hedler, Elizabeth Esther, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, 2003

Colonizing bodies: Aboriginal health and healing in British Columbia, 1900-1950
            by Kelm, Mary-Ellen, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (CANADA), 1995

From diaspora to North American civil rights: Chinese Canadian ideas, identities and brokers in Vancouver, British Columbia, 1924 to 1960
            by Mar, Lisa Rose, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (CANADA), 2002

Creating a countryside in British Columbia: An alternative modernity, 1919-1935
            by Murton, James Ernest, PhD
            QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (CANADA), 2002

On the hook: Welfare capitalism on the Vancouver waterfront, 1919-1939 (British Columbia)
           by Parnaby, Andrew, PhD
            MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND (CANADA), 2001

The public emergence of the vocabulary of First Nations’ self-government: A study of the language as an indicator of ethical and social attitudes in the formation of metapolicy and the discourse of First Nations’ autonomy
            by Posluns, Michael Wilfred, PhD
            YORK UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002
 

Canadian Literature:

The long Canadian topographical poem: 1690-1990 (Samuel Johnson, Henry Kelsey, Thomas Cary, Jon Whyte, Robert Kroetsch)
            by Heath, Timothy James, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA (CANADA), 2003 

Reading the farm in prairie literature
            by Mahoney, Shelley Lorraine, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2002

Islands at the boundary of the world: Changing representations of Haida Gwaii, 1774-2001 (British Columbia)
            by Martineau, Joel Barry, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2002

‘Where is the voice coming from?’: Transformations in told-to narrative since 1969
            by McCall, Sophie, PhD
            YORK UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002
 

Canadian Studies:

The relocation of Aboriginal people in Canada, 1952 to 1967: A United Nations human rights analysis from a cultural perspective, cultural genocide
            by Dawson, Peter Edward, PhD
            YORK UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002 

‘Bound to improve’: Canadian women’s prairie memoirs and intersections of culture, history and identity
            by Matthews, Sandra Leigh, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2002
 

Cinema:

Perversions of romance: A look at love in fiction and film by Mexicanas and Chicanas (Angeles Mastretta, Corin Tellado, Maria Novaro, Sandra Cisneros, Denise Chavez)
            by Becker, Stephanie Graham, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2003

Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!’: Road movies and U.S. society, 1967-1995
            by Blasini, Gilberto M.., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2002

Race and coming-of-age in American films of the 1960s: The tragic mulatta and the half-breed
            by Dale, Elaine M., PhD
            THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Last man becoming: The development of Clint Eastwood’s ‘Man With No Name’ persona in Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns and its reflections in 1960s American and Italian culture
            by Hadjitarkhani, Abie, PhD
            STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2003

The promotion of early Hollywood: Racial, ethnic, and national identity in text and context
            by Latham, James Richard, PhD
            NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 2003

Darkening frontier, vanishing outback: Film, landscape and national identities in Australia and the United States
            by Lindsay, Brian William Ian, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES (AUSTRALIA), 2001

A truth not perfectly visible: Culture and cognition in the Borderline narrative
            by McCord, Patrick Thomas, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, 2002

The gunfighter’s shadow: The iconography of Clint Eastwood, 1965-2000
            by Weiss, Geoffrey Coleman, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, 2003
 

Cultural Anthropology:

Vestiges of other relations: Weaving our lives across a two-nation divide (Texas, Mexico)
            by Aguirre, Elea, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2002

Cherokee fishing: Ethnohistorical, ethnoecological, and ethnographic perspectives
            by Altman, Heidi Maryanna, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, 2002

Etsmeystkhw khwe snwiyepmshtsn: ‘You know how to talk like a whiteman’ (Idaho, Gladys Reichard, Lawrence Nicodemus)
            by Brinkman, Raymond, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 2003

From birchbark talk to digital dreamspeaking: A history of Aboriginal media activism in Canada
            by Buddle-Crowe, Kathleen, PhD
            MCMASTER UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002

Politics of citizenship: Mexican migrants in the United States
            by Castaneda Gomez del Campo, Alejandra, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, 2003

Sapokni pit huklo (listening to grandmother): Family, race and identity resolution in a Choctaw community
            by Collins, Robert Keith, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2002

San Antonio as a magical crossroads: Healing and spirituality in the borderlands (Texas)
            by de la Portilla, Elizabeth D., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 2002

Borderlands music, United States politics, and transnational marketing (Texas)
            by Dorsey, Margaret Ellen, PhD
            INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2002

An Ojibwe perspective on the welfare of children: Rescuing children or homogenizing America?
            by Hand, Carol Ann, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2003

Elements of culture pertaining to schooling in the O’odham-Piipaash Indian community
            by Goodman, Gail D., EdD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Ethnobotany of the Anishinaabek Northern Great Lakes Indians
            by Herron, Scott M., PhD
            SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT CARBONDALE, 2002

Koqqwaja’ltimk: Mi’kmaq legal consciousness
            by McMillan, Leslie Jane, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2003

Point of view in Kaska historical narratives (British Columbia)
            by Moore, Patrick James, PhD
            INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2003

Imagining Lamanites: Native Americans and the Book of Mormon
            by Murphy, Thomas W., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2003

Recapturing culture: American Indian identities at Bacone College, 1927-1955 (Oklahoma)
            by Neuman, Lisa Kay, PhD
            DUKE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Placing ‘The Sacred Pipe’: A fractal model for Lakota ritual (Black Elk)
            by Oyer-Owens, Stephen Finley, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS, 2002

The role of ritual in a contemporary Ojibwa tribe (Michigan)
            by Pelletier, Julie Anne, PhD
            MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Contemporary Lakota identity: Melda and Lupe Trejo on ‘being Indian’
            by Petrillo, Larissa Suzanne, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2002

Politics of cursing: Imagining human difference in a British Columbia mining town
            by Robertson, Leslie Anne, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2001

Healing among the Lakota Sioux: Towards an understanding of indigenous healing ceremonies
            by Simons, Sheila Renee, PhD
            SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT CARBONDALE, 2002

Clothed encounters: The power of dress in relations between Anishnaabe and British peoples in the Great Lakes region, 1760-2000
            by Silverstein, Cory Carole, PhD
            MCMASTER UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001

Skilquewat: On the trail of Property Woman. The life story of Freda Diesing (British Columbia)
            by Slade, Mary Anne Barbara, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2002

My father’s name was Zahtah: Constructing the life history of Alfred Chalepah, Sr. (Oklahoma)
            by Stokely, Michelle D., PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2003

Kinaalda: Dine women knowledge
            by Toledo-Benalli, Eulynda Jean, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2003

Coyote’s bare bones: The politics of recognition. A case study of the Honey Lake Maidu and the Federal Acknowledgment process (California)
            by Tolley, Sara-Larus Canfield, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2002

Anglo women’s reproduction in nineteenth-century America: Three case studies of the Southwest, Midwest, and Northwest
            by Urban, Kimberly A., PhD
            TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, 2002

A social construction of grieving and bereavement rituals in the Muscogee Creek tribe
            by Walker, Andrea Cheree, PhD
            OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Identity formation and consciousness with reference to Northern Alberta Cree and Metis indigenous peoples
            by Weber-Pillwax, Cora Kathleen, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA (CANADA), 2003

Place psychological experience: A Native American perspective
            by West, Randolph Allen PsyD
            ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY/NEW ENGLAND GRADUATE SCHOOL, 2002
 

Folklore:

Carry it on for me: Tradition and familial bonds in the art of Acoma pottery (New Mexico)
            by Duffy, Karen Margaret, PhD
            INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2002 

Turtle sang himself together: Themes of cultural survival in the oral traditions of the Florida Panhandle Creek Indians
            by Ellis, Lawrence Simmers, PhD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003
 

Geography:

First (national) space: (Ab)original (re)mappings of British Columbia
            by Brealey, Kenneth George, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2003 

Land use history and vegetation change on the Point Reyes Peninsula, California
            by Carlson, Charles Thomas, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, 2003

From the foothills to the crest: Landscape history of the southern Manzano Mountains, Central New Mexico, United States of America since 1800
            by Huebner, Donald James, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2002

Modernization and sense of place in a rural region of northern British Columbia
            by Larsen, Soren Christiansen;, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, 2002

Saints, peaches and wine: Mexican migrants and the transformation of Los Haro, Zacatecas and Napa, California
            by Nichols, Sandra Lucile, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2002 

The political life of forests in Northern New Mexico
            by Kosek, Jon Gregory, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2002

Environmental justice and American-Indian sovereignty: Political, economic, and ethnic struggles regarding the storage of radioactive waste
            by Ishiyama, Noriko, PhD
            RUTGERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY-NEW BRUNSWICK, 2002

Potters’ choices: The social construction of pottery-making technologies at Acoma and Laguna pueblos, New Mexico
            by Olsen, Nancy Hulbert, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2002

An exploration of place attachment in the Jackson Hole Valley (Wyoming)
            by Smaldone, Dave, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, 2002

The democratization of nature: State-park development during the New Deal
            by Smith, Langdon, Jr., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, 2002

The evolution of federal and Montana policies toward abandoned hardrock mines as interpreted from legislation, regulatory programs, and selected interviews
            by Stiller, David Martin, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2002

Conflicting values, contested terrain: Mormon, Paiute and wilderness advocate values of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (Utah)
            by Trainor, Sarah Fleisher, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2002

The politics of cross-boundary conservation: Meaning, property, and livelihood on the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana
            by Yung, Laurie Ann, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, 2003
 

Journalism:

The barbarism exposed: An interpretive analysis of newspaper coverage of Mormonism, 1887-1888
            by Atkinson, Walter Lynn, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, 2003
 

Linguistics:

Tesoro perdido: Socio-historical factors in the loss of the traditional Spanish language in la Nueva Mexico (New Mexico, Colorado)
            by Bernal-Enriquez, Ysaura, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2002 

Reconciling cognitive universals and cultural particulars: A Mexican social network’s use of proverbs
            by Dominguez Barajas, Elias, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, 2002

Indigenous language revitalization in Montana: Perspectives from four nations
            by Groom-Hall, Mary, EdD
            UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, 2003

Speaker’s experience: A study of Mi’kmaq modality
            by Inglis, Stephanie Heather, PhD
            MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND (CANADA), 2002

Tohono O’odham syllable weight: Descriptive, theoretical and applied aspects
            by Miyashita, Mizuki, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2002

Tracking Rocky Mountain women: Groups, discourse, and the reproduction of gender and sexuality
            by Opffer, Elenie E., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, 2003

What I speak, who I am: Patterns of language choice and ethnolinguistic identity among Mexican-American adolescents
            by Rasi Gregorutti, Sylvia Beatrice, PhD
            GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, 2002

A Northern Paiute grammar with texts (Oregon)
            by Thornes, Timothy Jon, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2003
 

Modern Literature:

New World pastoral: Landscape and emplacement in contemporary writing of the Americas
            by Casteel, Sarah Phillips, PhD
            COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 2003

‘Above the noise and the glory’: Tiers of propaganda in Great War literature (Rupert Brooke, Mary Borden, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Willa Cather)
            by Clark, Margaret L., PhD
            LOUISIANA STATE UNIV., AGRICULTURAL & MECHANICAL COL., 2003
 

Music:

Musical aspects of the corrido, the war on drugs, and their convergence in a federal prison
            by Alviso, Jesus R., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2002

Frontier figures: American music and the mythology of the American West, 1895-1945
            by Levy, Beth Ellen, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2002

The power of song in the missions of Northern New Spain (Mexico, California, Texas)
            by Mann, Kristin Dutcher, PhD
            NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, 2002
 

Psychology:

Trickster shows the way: Humor, resiliency, and growth in modern Native American literature (Sherman Alexie, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich)
            by Ferguson, Laurie L., PsyD
            THE WRIGHT INSTITUTE, 2002
 

Rhetoric and Composition:

Immigration and the environment: The story of a Sierra Club policy initiative
            by Bender, Susan Elizabeth, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2003

Women’s resistant pedagogies in turn-of-the-century America: Lydia Maria Child, Zitkala Sa, Jovita Idar, Marta Pena, and Leonor Villegas de Magnon
            by Enoch, Jessica, PhD
            THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Native American women and literacy: Looking through and beyond a thematic view of the landscape of literacy in six Lakota women’s lives
            by Gutwein, Geraldine Mendoza, PhD
            INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2003

Cowboys and celebrity: Reading rhetorics at the Texas Beef v. Oprah Winfrey trial
            by Richardson, Jennifer Jeanne, PhD
            WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003
 

Sociology:
Las tracaleras: Texas-Mexican women, music, and place
            by Ramos Vargas, Deborah Rose, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, 2003
 

Theater:

Borderlands children’s theatre: The roles and representations of Mexican-American children in Chicana/o drama for young audiences
            by Aragon, Cecilia Josephine, PhD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003
 

U.S. History:

The United Mine Workers of America moves west: Race, working class formation, and the discourse on cultural diversity in the Union Pacific coal towns of southern Wyoming, 1870-1930
            by Aiken, Ellen Schoening, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, 2002

Agricultural labor, race, and Indian policy on the Round Valley Reservation, 1850-1941 (California)
            by Bauer, William John, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2003

Damming the Bighorn: Indian reserved water rights on the Crow Reservation, 1900-2000 (Montana)
            by Benson, Megan Kathleen, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2003

Prep school cowboys: The education of the elite at western ranch schools (Arizona)
            by Bingmann, Melissa, PhD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

‘Fluid boundaries’: Southern California, Baja California, and the conflict over the Colorado River, 1848-1944
            by Boime, Eric I., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, 2002 

Color lines: Civil rights struggles on America’s ‘racial frontier,’ 1945-1975 (California)
            by Brilliant, Mark Robert, PhD
            STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2002

Family and economy in frontier Louisiana: Colonial Natchitoches, 1714-1803 (Texas)
            by Burton, Helen Sophie, PhD
            TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, 2002 

Inside passage: Alaskan travel, American culture, and the nature of empire, 1867-1898
            by Campbell, Robert Bruce, PhD
            YALE UNIVERSITY, 2003 

Free labor on the southwestern railroads: The 1885-1886 Gould System strikes
            by Case, Theresa Ann, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2002

The first president of Texas: The life of David Gouverneur Burnet
            by Chambless, Beauford, PhD
            RICE UNIVERSITY, 1954

Jewish fringes Texas fabric: Nineteenth-century Jewish merchants living Texas reality and myth
            by Cheatham Goldman, Marilyn Kay, PhD
            TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, 2003

A biographical study of television news pioneer Elmer W. Lower
            by Cressman, Dale L., PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, 2003

Financing the Mexican War (James Polk)
            by Cummings, James William, PhD
            OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

The Meskwaki and Sol Tax: Reconsidering the actors in action anthropology (Iowa)
            by Daubenmier, Judith Marie, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 2003

‘Much of the Indian appears’: Adaptation and persistence in a Creek community, 1783-1854 (Alabama)
            by Davis, Karl Langston, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, 2003 

The Altamont Festival revisited: Myth, reality, and the uses of the past (California)
            by Delhomme-Cutchin, Claudine, PhD
            SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT CARBONDALE, 2002

Anti-Chinese violence in the American Northwest: From community politics to the international diplomacy, 1885-1888 (Wyoming)
            by Dettmann, Jeffrey Alan, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2002

The case for place: 80 years of demographic and economic change in the boom and bust Pacific Northwest
            by Ewert, Eric Carl, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, 2003

People of the river: A history of the Columbia River Indians, 1855-1945 (Oregon)
            by Fisher, Andrew Hardy, PhD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Island city: The story of Galveston on the eve of secession, 1850-1860 (Texas)
            by Fornell, Earl Wesley, PhD
            RICE UNIVERSITY, 1955

Enclosed worlds in open space: Federal communities and social experience in the American West (Utah, Oregon, New Mexico)
            by Fryer, Heather E., PhD
            BOSTON COLLEGE, 2002

Feast of souls: Indians and Spaniards in the seventeenth-century missions of Florida and New Mexico
            by Galgano, Robert Christopher, PhD
            THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, 2003

Home for the holidays: Anglo-Protestants and Christmas in Northern California, 1849-1900
            by Georges, Judith Laura, PhD
            GRADUATE THEOLOGICAL UNION, 2003

Instruments of incorporation: Rangers, Mounties, and the North American frontier, 1875-1910
            by Graybill, Andrew R., PhD
            PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, 2003

‘Sisters of Mercy, mothers to the afflicted’: Female-created space in San Francisco 1854 through the turn of the century (California)
            by Hartfield, Anne Elizabeth, PhD
            THE CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

‘We were not tramp sheepmen’: Resistance and identity in the Oregon Basque community, accustomed range rights, and the Taylor Grazing Act, 1890-1955
            by Hatfield, Kevin Dean, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2003

World War I and local change in America: Federal war production and class relations in Portland, Oregon
            by Hodges, Adam Jonathan, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, 2002

Creating an enchanted land: Curio entrepreneurs promote and sell the Indian Southwest, 1880-1940
            by Howard, Kathleen L., PhD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Forging an indigenous future: The Nez Perces, 1893-1934 (Idaho)
            by James, Elizabeth Jean, PhD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Trail of tears to veil of tears: The impact of removal on Reconstruction
            by Kievit, Joyce Ann, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, 2002

‘We wanted the land’: The Cherokee country during the era of removal and resettlement (Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina)
            by Kleit, David H, PhD
            DUKE UNIVERSITY, 2003

‘That mean ol’ Oakie boogie’: Country music, migration, and the construction of whiteness in Southern California, 1936-1969
            by La Chapelle, Peter Jon, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 2002

‘There are no trees here’: Norwegian women encounter the northern prairies and plains
            by Lahlum, Lori Ann, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, 2003

Acculturation of the Dakota Sioux: The boarding school experience for students at Flandreau and Pipestone Indian schools (South Dakota, Minnesota)
            by Landrum, Cynthia Leanne, PhD
            OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Wars within war: Mexican guerillas, domestic elites and the Americans, 1846-1848
            by Levinson, Irving Walter, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, 2003

Burying the war hatchet: Spanish-Comanche relations in colonial Texas, 1743-1821
            by Lipscomb, Carol A., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, 2002

‘El descanso: A comparative history of the Los Angeles Plaza area and the shared racialized space of the Mexican and Chinese communities, 1853-1933 (California)
            by Lopez, Cesar, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2002

Tuberculosis, the Navajos, and Western healthcare providers, 1920-1960 (Arizona, New Mexico)
            by MacMahon, Sandra Varney, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2003

The voice of the people: Pablo Cruz, ‘El Regidor,’ and Mexican American identity in San Antonio, Texas, 1888-1910
            by Martinez, Ana Luisa R., PhD
            TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, 2003

The house that lemons built: Race, ethnicity, gender, citizenship and the creation of a citrus empire, 1893-1919 (California)
            by McBane, Margo, PhD

‘Work worth doing’: Nevada women’s clubs and the creation of community, 1860-1920
            by McMullen, Cydnee R, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2003

Making history: Historic preservation and the creation of western civic identity (New Mexico, Washington, Colorado)
            by Moley, Judith Mattivi, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2002

Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American popular music, 1850s-1920s
            by Moon, Krystyn Rozalia, PhD
            THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, 2003

Asserting Americanness: Race, religion, and nationalism in the turn-of-the-century American West
            by Moos, Daniel J., PhD
            STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO, 2003

Asian-Pacific-American identities: An historical perspective through the theatre productions of the East West Players, 1965 to 2000
            by Morioka-Steffens, Tamayo Irene, PhD
            THE CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Evergreen struggle: Federal wilderness preservation, populism and liberalism in Washington State, 1935-1984
            by Pebworth, Michael Jonathan, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2003

The fire this time: The battle over racial, regional and religious identities in Dallas, Texas, 1860-1990
            by Phillips, Joseph Michael, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2002

Consuming Colorado: Landscapes, leisure, and the tourist way of life
            by Philpott, William Peter, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2002

To ‘hear about God in Spanish’: Ethnicity, Church, and community activism in the San Francisco Archdiocese’s Mexican American colonias, 1942-1965 (California)
            by Pitti, Gina Marie, PhD
            STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2003

‘I belong in this world’: Native Americanisms and the western Industrial Workers of the World, 1905-1917 (Frank Little)
            by Ronning, Gerald Francis Wilhelm, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, 2002

American dreams derailed: Japanese railroad and mine communities of the Interior West
            by Russell, Andrew Benjamin, PhD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Reimagining community: Intertribal relations on the Northern Plains, 1885-1925
            by Rzeczkowski, Frank Roman, PhD
            NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, 2003

The selling of California: The Indians Claims Commission and the case of the Indians of California v. the United States
            by Sanchez, Susan Lynn, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE, 2003

Mission stories, Latino lives: The making of San Francisco’s Latino identity, 1945-1970 (California)
            by Sandoval, Tomas Francisco, Jr., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2002

A road and a river: The remaking of Williamson County, Texas, 1948-2000
            by Scarbrough, Linda Claire, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2002

The history and symbolism of Texas Longhorn cattle
            by Sharp, Frank Carl, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2000

A political history of the Texas Republic, 1836-1845
            by Siegel, Stanley E., PhD
            RICE UNIVERSITY, 1953

Horse thieves, hoodlums, and hanging judges: Crime and punishment on the Nevada frontier, 1859-1878
            by Slaughter, Bryan Lorenzo, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE, 2002

Negotiating a sense of place in the Salt River Valley: Urbanites and the desert (Arizona)
            by Sloan, Stephen Mayes, PhD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Brokers between worlds: Chinese merchants and legal culture in the Pacific Northwest, 1852-1925
            by Stevens, Todd M., PhD
            PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, 2003

Golden words: Communications and information dispersal in the California Gold Rush
            by Stillson, Richard T., PhD
            THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, 2003

From lost cause to female empowerment: The Texas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1896-1966
            by Stott, Kelly McMichael, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, 2001

His, hers, and theirs: Domestic relations and marital property law in Texas to 1850
            by Stuntz, Jean A., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, 2000

Race-ing sex: The competition for gender and sexual identity in multi-ethnic San Francisco, 1897-1924 (California)
            by Sueyoshi, Amy Haruko, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2002

‘Letting down the bars’: Race, space, and democracy in San Francisco, 1936-1964 (California)
            by Sullivan, Deirdre L., PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2003

Japanese picture marriage in 1900-1924 California: Construction of Japanese race and gender
            by Tanaka, Kei, PhD
           RUTGERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY - NEW BRUNSWICK, 2002

The crossing-over place: Urban and Indian histories in Seattle (Washington)
            by Thrush, Coll-Peter Ethan, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2002

Learning to shop in Zion: The consumer revolution in Great Basin Mormon culture, 1847-1910 (Utah)
            by Umbach, Gregory Holcomb, PhD
            CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 2002

War party in blue: Pawnee Indian scouts in the United States Army, 1864-1877
            by van de Logt, Martinus Johannes Maria, PhD
            OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Ethnic crossings: The making of a non-white America in the second quarter of twentieth century California
            by Varzally, Allison Mary, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2002

Cantantes y cantineras: Mexican American communities and the mapping of public space (Texas)
            by Villarreal, Mary Ann, PhD
            ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003

Native Americans and the Russian empire, 1804-1867 (Alaska)
            by Vinkovetsky, Ilya, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2002

Savage debauchery or sacred communion? Religion and the primitive in the Pueblo dance controversy
            by Wenger, Tisa Joy, PhD
            PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, 2002

Seeing American: Visual education and the making of modern observers, 1900-1935
            by Wiatr, Elizabeth Ann, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, 2003

Something else: Creative community and black liberation in postwar Los Angeles (California)
            by Widener, Daniel, PhD
            NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 2003

Sharing the water: A history of the acequias of northern New Mexico, 1598-2002
            by Wortham, James Donald, PhD
            THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2002

Messages from the promised land: Bohemian Los Angeles, 1880-1920 (California)
            by Yeoman, Sharyn Wiley, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, 2003

They got game: The racial and gender politics of basketball in San Francisco’s Chinatown, 1932-1949 (California)
            by Yep, Kathleen Susan, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2002

Sacred symbiosis: The Native American effort to restore the buffalo nation
            by Zontek, Ken, PhD
            UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, 2003

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