Volume 69, Number 1 (2010)

Third Series

Front Matter



Editor's Perspective
Marvin Bergman



Westhope: Life as a Former Farm Boy p. 111-112
Zachary Michael Jack



The Lincoln-Douglas Debates p. 100-101
Brian Dirck


John Brown's War against Slavery p. 101-103
Galin Berrier



New on the Shelves p. 113-120

Back Matter

Cover Image

George Landers’s 55th Regimental Band, from Centerville, Iowa, poses in front of the Rossville Gap monument during the Civil War monument tour in 1906. (The drum logo still carried the band’s older designation as the 51st Regiment band. Iowa’s National Guard regiments were renumbered after federal service in the Spanish-American War, and the 51st became the 55th.) Landers is seated in the front row, fourth from the left (without in-strument). For more on the Civil War monument tour in 1906, see William Lowe’s article in this issue. Photo from State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines.


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