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Strangers in the Land: A View from Western History

  • Katherine Benton-Cohen (a1)

My task for this retrospective was to discuss John Higham's treatment of region in Strangers in the Land, with particular reference to the American West. My analysis looks especially at race and imperialism. These choices reflect in part the interests and approaches of John Higham, but also the general direction of the field of western history in the twenty-first century.

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Henry May , Pacific Historical Review 25 (May 1956): 188–89

Oscar Handlin , Political Science Quarterly 71 (Sept. 1956): 453–54

John Higham , “Instead of a Sequel, or How I Lost My Subject,” Reviews in American History 28 (June 2000): 327–39

John Higham , “Multiculturalism and Universalism: A History and Critique,” American Quarterly 45, Special Issue on Multiculturalism (June 1993): 195219

Walter L. Williams , “United States Indian Policy and the Debate over Philippine Annexation: Implications for the Origins of American Imperialism,” Journal of American History 66 (Mar. 1980): 810–31

Katherine Benton-Cohen , Borderline Americans: Racial Division and Labor War in the Arizona Borderlands (Cambridge, MA, 2009)

Michael Kammen , “John Higham and the Nourishment of Memory,” Reviews in American History 32 (June 2004): 296

Barbara M. Solomon , Ancestors and Immigrants: A Changing New England Tradition (Cambridge, MA, 1956)

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The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • ISSN: 1537-7814
  • EISSN: 1943-3557
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