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. Not a member yet? Join today.

All AHS Members receive a copy of the journal.  Individual copies can be purchased as well. Current year issues are $12.50 each. Prior year issues, if available, are $10 per copy. Special themed issues are $15 per copy. To order, visit the online store.

Submit an Article

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.

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Past Special Issues

Journal of Arizona History
Winter 2023
Volume 64, Number 4

“A House-Party on an Old Frontier Ranch”: House Arizona Became the Dude Ranch Capital of the World
By Lynn Downey

Tucson and the New Deal: Citizenship, Ethnicity, and Relief in a Borderlands Community
By Margaret C. Rung, Sandra O’Donnell, Grace Mary Perez

For Merit: Creating the Arizona Historical Society’s Al Mérito Award
By David C. Turpie

View the full issue on Project MUSE.

Journal of Arizona History
Autumn 2023
Volume 64, Number 3

Stating History: Arizona and Kentucky in Comparison
By Stephanie M. Lang and David C. Turpie

"The Country Club on the Colorado": The Surprisingly Progressive Carceral System of the Arizona Territory
By Eduardo Obregón Pagán

Borderland Business: Slavery and Convict Leasing in Antebellum Kentucky
By Charlene J. Fletcher

View the full issue on Project MUSE.

Journal of Arizona History
Summer 2023
Volume 64, Number 2

"As So Many Bengal Tigers": The U.S. Army, Native Scouts, and the Imagined Martial Races of the Southwest
By Ryan W. Booth

Sand People and Yellow Fever: O'odham Himdag, Arizona Territory, Calendar Sticks, and Resistance, 1851-1860
By David Martínez

A Manufactured Identity: Cattle-Raising, the Coolidge Dam, and the Creation of the San Carlos Apachean Peoples
By Marcus Macktima

View the full issue on Project MUSE.

Spring 2023 Issue

Journal of Arizona History 
Spring 2023
Volume 64, Number 1

Place-making in the Mazatzals: A Human History of the Four Peasks
By John Mack

Fighting City Hall as "a Matter of Principle": Hattie Mosher in Early-Twentieth-Century Phoenix
By Mike Steinberg and Mary Melcher

The Franciscans in Colonial Mexico ed. by Thomas M. Cohen, Jay T. Harrison, and David Rex Galindo
By Jason Dyck

View the full issue on Project MUSE.

Winter 2022 Issue

Journal of Arizona History 
Winter 2022
Volume 63, Number 4

From Dublin to "the Wild Western Desert": An Irish Immigrant's Diary
By Judy Nolte Temple

Mim Walsh and the Irish Revolution, 19-16-1923
By Elizabeth McKillen

The Diary of Mim Walsh, 1916-1923
By Judy Nolte Temple

View the full issue on Project MUSE.

New Autumn 2022 Issue!


Journal of Arizona History 
Autumn 2022
Volume 63, Number 3

By Kara L. McCormack

Between Place and Plot: Reimagining the Story of Arizona
By Anita Huizar-Hernández

Searching for Wyatt Earp in Anatolia: The Mythic West in the Turkish Imagination
By Kara L. McCormack

Souvenirs of the Past: Patricia Preciado Martin and the Preservation of
Tucson’s Mexican American History
By Victoria Herrera Cannon

Where are all the Black Folks? Popular Narratives and the Erasure of Black
History in Arizona
By Meskerem Z. Glegziabher

Strata of Meaning: Monument Valley in and out of Frame on the Navajo Nation
By Liza Black, Josh Garrett-Davis, Mihio Manus, and Tommy Rock

Confederate Memorials in Arizona: Imagining the Civil War in the West
By Alison Fields

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Summer 2022 Issue

Journal of Arizona History 
Summer 2022
Volume 63, Number 2

Unveiling Tucson’s Namesake: The Sobaipuri O’odham Village of San Cosme del Tucsón

By Deni J. Seymour


“Every Yard Boasted a Metate”: Pothunting, Archaeology, and the Creation of the Museum of Northern Arizona

By William F. Stoutamire


News Cycle: The Local Press, the Bicycle Craze, and the Birth of a Cycling Culture in Tucson, 1882‒1910

By David Ortiz Jr.

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Spring 2022 Issue

Journal of Arizona History 
Spring 2022
Volume 63, Number 1

"Built in the Indian Spirit": How Mary Colter Sold the Southwest
By Christina Lake

A College "Down There": Resistance, Community Control, and Higher Education in South Phoenix, 1977-1981
By Summer Cherland

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Winter 2021 Issue

Journal of Arizona History 
Winter 2021
Volume 62, Number 4

A "Dumping Ground for Tramp Athletes": The Rise and Fall of the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
By Ryan Swanson

The Borderlands of Integration: Arizona, Arizona State, and the Racial Desegregation of the Border Conference
By S. Zebulon Baker

"The 'ONLY' Woman Sport Scribe": The Career of Sally Jacobs at the Arizona Republican Newspaper, 1912-1922
By Heidi J. Osselaer

View the full issue on Project MUSE.

Arizona Monuments and Memory
Summer 2021
Mark Tebeau, guest editor

"Introduction: Arizona Monuments and Memory"
By Mark Tebeau

"Not Set in Stone: Civil War Memorialization at Picacho Pass and the Emergence of a Confederate Fantasy Heritage in Arizona"
By Christopher M. Bradley

"Myth, Memory, and the Limits of Inclusivity in Arizona Pioneer Monuments"
By Cynthia C. Prescott

"Making Invisible Memory Visible: Memorializing Japanese American Concentration Camps in Arizona and the West"
By Erin L. Smith

"Remembering the 307: A Call for LGBTQ Historic Preservation in Arizona"
By Carolyn Evans

"A Monument to Resilience: One Phoenix Building and the Three Communities It Served, 1955–2021"
By Volker Benkert, Kelly Bitler, Jason Bruner, Lauren McArthur Harris, Kevin McHugh, David Pijawka, Sharon C. Smith, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Marc Vance

Journal of Arizona History Autumn Winter 2020“Exploring Arizona’s Diverse Past”
Autumn/Winter 2020
Guest Edited by Katherine Morrissey (University of Arizona)

“From Pima Villages to the Walker Mines: Anglos, Hispanos, and Natives in the Making of Civil War Arizona”
By Megan Kate Nelson (author of The Three-Cornered War)

“The Sediments of History: Placing Arizona in the Columbian Exchange”
By Thomas D. Finger (Northern Arizona University)

“The Twining Paths of Mormons and ‘Lamanites’: From Arizona to Latin America”
By Daniel Herman (Central Washington University)

“Engendering the Long Nineteenth Century and Mapping Gender onto Arizona History”
By Katherine Sarah Massoth (University of New Mexico)

“Beyond Border Spectacle: Oral History and Everyday Meaning in Chinese Mexican Tucson”
By Priscilla M. Martínez and Grace Peña Delgado (University of California–Santa Cruz)

“Yava-Who?: Yavapai History and (Mis)Representation in Arizona’s Indigenous Landscape”
By Maurice Crandall (Dartmouth College)

“On the Borders: Towns, Mobility, and Public Health in Mojave History”
By Juliet Larkin-Gilmore (University of Illinois)

“Change and Continuity in the Time of the Blob: Growth Politics in Postwar Arizona History”
By Andrew Needham (New York University)

“Barry and Beyond: Conservatism in Arizona before, during, and after Its Most Famous Representative”
By Geraldo Cadava (Northwestern University)

“From Senior Citizen to Sun Citian: Aging and Race in Neoliberal Retirement”
By Flannery Burke (Saint Louis University)

“Critical Indigenous Studies: A Lifetime of Theory and Practice”
By Jennifer Nez Denetdale (University of New Mexico)

“Navigating the Border: The Struggle for Indigenous Sovereignty in the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands”
By Eric V. Meeks (Northern Arizona University)

“Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way?: Arizona History and the Nation”
By Katherine Benton-Cohen (Georgetown University)

Journal of Arizona Summer 2020 Issue Women's SuffrageIntroduction
By Jaynie Adams

“Suffrage on the Frontier: How Arizona and Maine Women Pushed for Full Citizenship”
By Shannon M. Risk

“East Meets West: Comparing the New York and Arizona Woman Suffrage Campaigns”
By Karen Pastorello

“Responsible Citizens: Comparing Woman Suffrage in Arizona and South Dakota”
By Sara Egge 

“They Think I have Forgotten all about the Past”: Suffragists’ Struggle for Acceptance in Politics in Arizona and Texas
By Rachel Michelle Gunter

“Where is Their Place? Mexican-Origin Women, Citizenship, and Suffrage in the Arizona Borderlands”
By Kif Augustine-Adams

Winning Their Place Roundtable: A Response
By Heidi J. Osselaer


“The Most Interesting Objects That Have Ever Arrived”: Imperialist Nostalgia, State Politics, Hybrid Nature, and the Fall and Rise of Arizona’s Elk, 1866–1914
By Michael A. Amundson

Journal of Arizona History Barry Goldwater Spring 2020 Issue CoverDonald 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

Journal of Arizona History Winter 2019 Issue Grand Canyon CoverByron 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

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Journal of Arizona History 
Spring 2024
Volume 64, Number 1

“For Actions He Took Against the Sisters’ School”: Imperial Politics, Quechan Resistance, and the Sisters of St. Joseph at the Fort Yuma Mission
By Elisabeth C. Davis

“We Are Simply Fighting For Our Own Rights”: Women’s Advocate Dr. Rosa Goodrich Boido in Early-Twentieth-Century Arizona
By David Devine

Oracle of Lost Causes: John Newman Edwards and His Never-Ending Civil War by Matthew Christopher Hulbert (review)
By Claire M. Wolnisty

View the full issue on Project MUSE.


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