A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of history published by the State Historical Society of Iowa.

Current Issue: Volume 73, Number 3 (2014)

Third Series

Front Matter




The Jury in Lincoln’s America p. 274-276
David J. Bodenhamer



New on the Shelves p. 306-307

Back Matter


Cover Image

The daughter of a Henry County farmer plays in a wagon filled with soybeans. Although this photograph was probably intended only as a cheerful image associated with the fall soybean harvest, it also illustrates a real farm hazard for farm children, as playing in modern gravity-flow wagons and grain bins could cause death by suffocation. For more on the farm hazards associated with new technology on family farms in Iowa and the Midwest, see Derek Olson’s article in this issue. Photo from the A. M. “Pete” Wettach Collection, State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City.


Marvin Bergman

Editorial Consultants

Rebecca Conard, Middle Tennessee State University
Kathleen Neils Conzen, University of Chicago
William Cronon, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Robert R. Dykstra, State University of New York at Albany
R. David Edmunds, University of Texas at Dallas
H. Roger Grant, Clemson University
William C. Pratt, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Glenda Riley, Ball State University
Malcolm J. Rohrbough, University of Iowa
Dorothy Schwieder, Iowa State University