Volume 68, Number 4 (2009)

Third Series

Front Matter




How the States Got Their Shapes p. 449-451
Derek R. Everett


Hamlin Garland: A Life p. 466-467
Thomas K. Dean


Regionalism and the Humanities p. 478-480
James R. Shortridge



New on the Shelves p. 481-482

Back Matter

Cover Image

A massive picket line from a strike against International Harvester parades through a downtown area in the Quad Cities in 1952. For more on labor conflicts involving farm equipment workers in the Quad Cities during the Cold War, see Matthew Mettler’s article in this issue. Photo from 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