Montana’s First Black Mayor(s)

Editor’s Note Brian J. Leech is an Assistant Professor of History at Augustana College and a native of Montana. He is working on his first book on the consequences of open-pit mining in Butte. By Brian James Leech Although the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey gained the most press coverage, the recent election […]

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A Call for WHA Six Shooters Panel Participation

Are you experimenting with ways to use digital tools in your historical research? Do you teach western history with interactive digital media? Do you work in a museum, archive, or public agency that is curating digital archives or exhibits? If so, please consider sharing your ideas, successes, and challenges in a non-traditional session with WHA […]

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Review of the Range Podcast

By Jason Heppler I am a heavy consumer of podcasts. They’re perfect forms of entertainment and information, something that I can consume throughout the day during commutes, down time, or tasks that don’t require full focus. And while there are a good number of excellent podcasts focused on history, none come to mind that focus […]

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Federal Policy, Western Lands, and Malheur

At the root of these controversies was not just “interest” in the conventional sense of an economic stake but values. The economic interest of producers undergirded their opposition. But at a deeper level of human response was the degree to which producers’ values were offended. They could not accept the notion that what environmentalists thought […]

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