The Journal of Arizona History
Each issue of The Journal of Arizona History features original research articles and an extensive book review section that focuses on new works on Arizona, the American West, and the border region. A subscription to the journal is a benefit of Arizona Historical Society membership. Members also receive access to archived issues through JSTOR and Project MUSE.

Due to the unprecedented number of libraries and schools closed at this time, we are making 2018, 2019, and Spring 2020 issues of the Journal of Arizona History free and open via Project MUSE until June 30, 2020. Learn more or visit Project MUSE to access the Journal today.

All AHS Members receive a copy of the journal.  Individual copies can be purchased as well. Current year issues are $12.50 per copy. Prior year issues, if available, are $10 per copy. Special themed issues are $15 per copy. To order, call the Publications office at 520-617-1163 or email [email protected].

The full list of membership benefits, plus an option to join or renew online, appears on our membership webpage. You may also access the Journal’s cumulative index.

To submit an article manuscript to The Journal of Arizona History, contact the editor, Dr. David Turpie, at [email protected]. Authors are encouraged to read the submission guidelines before submitting a manuscript.

Submission Guidelines

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Journal of Arizona History Barry Goldwater Spring 2020 Issue CoverSpring 2020

Barry Goldwater and the Election of 1964

Donald T. Critchlow and David B. Frisk guest editors

By David B. Frisk

“Barry Goldwater and 1964: A Beginning and an End”
By David Farber

“Would Goldwater Have Made a Good President?”
By Donald T. Critchlow

“Johnson versus Goldwater: The 1964 Presidential Election”
By Nancy Beck Young

“The 1964 Election: A Closer Look”
By David B. Frisk

“Man of the West: Goldwater’s Reflection in the Oasis of Frontier Conservatism”
By Sean P. Cunningham

“Barry’s Boys and Goldwater Girls: Barry Goldwater and the Mobilization of Young Conservatives in the Early 1960s”
By Wayne Thorburn

“A Non-Issue: Barry Goldwater and the Absence of Religion in the Election of 1964”
By Vincent J. Cannato

“Evicted from the Party: Black Republicans and the 1964 Election”
By Joshua D. Farrington

“Mortaging the Future: Barry Goldwater, Lyndon Johnson, and Vietnam inthe 1964 Presidential Election”
By Andrew L. Johns

“‘The Media Were Not completely Fair to You’: Foreign Policy, the PRess, and the 1964 Goldwater Campaign”
By Lawrence R. Jurdem

Winter 2019

Journal of Arizona History Winter 2019 Issue Grand Canyon Cover

Grand Canyon National Park at 100

Byron E. Pearson, guest editor


By Byron E. Pearson

Nature and Environment of Grand Canyon

“These Dismal Abysses”: An Environmental History of Grand Canyon National Park
By Byron E. Pearson

“The Burro Evil”: The Removal of Feral Burros from Grand Canyon National Park, 1924–1983
By Abbie Harlow

Grand Canyon in Art and Literature

One Canyon, Countless Canyon Stories: Exploring the Narrative Grand Canyon
By Kim Engel-Pearson

Cultural Artifact and Work of Art: Grand Canyon Landscape Painting
By Amy Ilona Stein

Science and Tourism in Grand Canyon

Viewing Power and Place at the Grand Canyon: Grand View Point, 1880–1926
By Yolonda Youngs

An Interview with the Great Unconformity: Howie Usher, Scientist and River Guide
By Howie Usher, Amy Ilona Stein, and Byron E. Pearson

Law and Policy of Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon as Legal Creation
By Jason Anthony Robison

Grand Adaptation: A Dammed River and a Confluence of Interests
By Jennifer Sweeney and Paul Hirt

Mapping Grand Canyon

Rescaling Geography: Grand Canyon Exploratory and Topographic Mapping, 1777–1978
By Matthew Toro

One Hundred and Sixty Years of Grand Canyon Geological Mapping
By Karl Karlstrom, Laura Crossey, Peter Huntoon, George Billingsley, Michael Timmons, and Ryan Crow

AHS Books
Since 1975, the Arizona Historical Society has published more than twenty-five books about the culture and history of Arizona and the surrounding region. View our new Publications Catalogue. To order an AHS book, complete the Book Order Form on the last page of the catalogue.

New Book Alert!
The Girl in the Iron Box: How an Arizona Kidnapping Stumped Hoover’s FBI by Paul Cool

To purchase, please print out and complete the Girl in the Iron Box Order Form and then mail the form to AHS Publications, 949 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85719.

At 3 o’clock in the afternoon of April 25, 1934, six-year-old June Robles stepped inside a Ford sedan on her way home from school and disappeared from the streets of Tucson, Arizona. With the Lindbergh kidnapping fresh in the minds of Depression-era Americans, the kidnapping sent shock waves across the country and through the sleepy desert community. After nineteen frantic days and nights, June Robles was discovered alive, buried in an iron box beneath the hot desert sand. Second only to the Lindbergh case, June Robles’s disappearance was the most notorious child abduction of the 1930s, setting in motion a massive manhunt in Tucson and around the country. It was the first major case that ambitious FBI director J. Edgar Hoover’s agents could not solve. Based on extensive research in newspapers, interviews, and FBI files,

Pima County 2019 Southwest Books of the Year

Paul Cool recreates in absorbing detail the search for the missing girl, the massive local and national manhunt for her kidnappers, and Hoover’s obsessive involvement in the case.

The Girl in the Iron Box was named a Top Pick in Pima County Public Library’s 43rd annual Southwest Books of the Year!

Book Proposals

We are currently accepting book proposals. Authors should send a 5–7 page proposal that includes a discussion of the scope and content of the work, the proposed length of the book manuscript, the intended audience, and the timeframe for completion. Please submit book proposals to Dr. David Turpie, at [email protected]. They may also be mailed via postal mail to his attention at the Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, Arizona 85719.

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