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The Annals of Iowa (ISSN: 0003-4827 (Print) ISSN: 2473‐9006 (Online), ISSN-L 0003-4827) is published quarterly by the State Historical Society of Iowa, the Historical Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the State of Iowa. A print copy of The Annals of Iowa is available by subscription.  Most back issues are still available for sale.  The current year is available in print only.

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Annals of Iowa Wins AASLH Award of Excellence
Posted by Andrew Klumpp on 2022-06-16

The Annals of Iowa has won an Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History for the Fall 2021 Issue that celebrated the 175th Anniversary of Iowa's Statehood. Nominators praised the award as making "substantial contributions to understandings of Iowa’s diverse past and notable advances in making the past more meaningful and accessible to all." They also [...]

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  • Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring

    Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring


A cartoon that ran in the Clinton (IA) Herald on December 24, 1930, which provides a satirical comment on the perceived priorities of many collegiate athletic programs during the 1920s and 30s. For more on the efforts of small colleges to curtail the growth of big time sports and establish a distinct approach to athletics within liberal arts colleges, see Brian M. Ingrassia's article in this issue.

Front Matter


Front Matter, The Annals of Iowa, v. 80 no. 2 Spring 2021

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring

Article


Sports for the Liberal Arts: Reimagining Iowa's Small Colleges, 1921-1939

Brian M. Ingrassia

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 91–122

Inkpaduta in Iowa: Dakota Decline, Dispossession, and Erasure

Kevin T. Mason

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 123–157

Review


The Shattered Cross: French Catholic Missionaries on the Mississippi River, 1698-1725

Patrick J. Jung

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 159–160

The Imperial Church: Catholic Founding Fathers and United States Empire

Peter Cajka

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 160–162

Mastering the Inland Seas: How Lighthouses, Navigational Aids, and Harbors Transformed the Great Lakes and America

James Feldman

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 163–164

When It Was Grand: The Radical Republican History of the Civil War

Melanie S. Gustafson

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 164–166

Organizing Freedom: Black Emancipation Activism in the Civil War Midwest

David Brodnax Sr.

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 166–167

Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy

Madeleine Forrest

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 168–169

A Thousand May Fall: Life, Death, and Survival in the Union Army

James Marten

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 169–171

The Scourge of War: The Life of William Tecumseh Sherman

Jennifer M. Murray

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 171–173

The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West

Courtney E. Buchkoski

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 173–174

John Finerty Reports the Sioux War

Denny Smith

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 174–176

The Last Sovereigns: Sitting Bull and the Resistance of the Free Lakotas

Tim Lehman

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 176–177

The Life of Anna Ott: Money, Marriage, and Madness

Courtney Lacy

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 177–178

"All Guns Fired at One Time": Native Voices of Wounded Knee, 1890

Akim Reinhardt

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 179–180

Warren County Women "Her Story"

Pam Stek

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 180–181

Iowa State Parks: A Century of Stewardship, 1920-2020

Laura Jackson

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 181–183

Madam C.J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Ashley Garrin

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 183–184

Farm Boy, City Girl: From Gene to Miss Gina

Joy Ellison

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 184–185

Classic Restaurants of Des Moines and their Recipes

Leo Landis

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 187–188

Stranger Danger: Family Values, Childhood, and the American Carceral State

Anna K. Danziger Halperin

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 188–190

Grocery Activism: The Radical History of Food Cooperatives in Minnesota

Gregory Grohman

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring • 190–191

Back Matter


Announcements and Back Matter, The Annals of Iowa, v. 80 no. 2 Spring 2021

2021-04-15 Volume 80 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Spring