Borderlands History Blog Turns 1

On January 26, 2012, Borderlands History Blog went live. We look forward to more and better content in this next year. Thank you for reading and for your support. If you have news, announcements, or might be interested in guest blogging with us, please drop us an email at  Though our focus is on North American borderlands history, we’d love to present more from other geographic and methodological perspectives, so if you have some ideas, please drop us a line.

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Here are some highlights from our first year. If you missed commenting on one of these the first time around, please feel free to leave a comment and restart the conversation! 

Brenden Rensink, Dare to Compare: Attempting Comparative Transnational and Borderlands History

Jared Tamez, Crossing the U.S.-Canada Border Without ID–A 1950s Mormon Example

Miguel Levario, “War Along the Border” Panel Recap @Texas Tech

Brandon Morgan, Columbus, NM: A Study in the Creation of a Border Place Myth, 1888-1916

Michael K. Bess, Foucauldian Landscapes: Re-Envisioning the Forgotten Spaces of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Tim Bowman, Book Review: Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican American Middle Class by Jody Agius Vallejo

Kris Klein Hernandez, Deconstructing the Epistemic and Cultural Whitewashing in William Deverell’s Whitewashed Adobe

Brenden Rensink, Borderlands Seminar Reading List

Jennifer Seman, Queen of America: A Saint Losing Her Sainthood?

David Grua, Arizona, Race, and Mormon Political Identity

Brenden Rensink, Growing Up on the Other Border

Jessica DeJohn Bergen, Review of War on the Gulf Coast: The Spanish Fight against William Augustus Bowles

Tim Bowman, Teaching Borderlands History to Undergraduates, Part One: Framing Your Course

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