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Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Subject: September 2013 Indiana Magazine of History The September 2013 issue of the _Indiana Magazine of History_ looks at the rough-and-tumble world of canal and railroad construction in 19th-century Indiana. Author Jay Perry shows that the brawling workers, mostly young unmarried immigrants, were often stereotyped as drunken Irishmen, and their struggles attributed to Catholic/Protestant tensions. Based on similar disputes breaking out in other states during the same period, Perry discovers that, instead, workers believed that they were literally fighting for their jobs--they feuded to control access to jobs to men from their own home region and to keep out competition from other groups of workers. Elsewhere in the issue, Tamsen Anderson examines the early neighborhoods of East Chicago, Indiana. Studying maps, newspapers, and property records, she reveals how middle-class managers and skilled workers segregated themselves in small enclaves separated from the laborers working the region's steel mills. Such districts, which came to define middle-class living, also specified the exclusion of African Americans, Hispanics, and other ethnic groups as an essential part of social status. Finally, Alissa Wetzel looks at the life of a young girl who, with her family, was featured in a series of Resettlement Administration photographs taken in 1937 on a farm near Fowler, Indiana. Sue Estes and her family became part of a government photo exhibit intended to expose the extreme poverty of tenant farmers in the 1930s. Wetzel interviewed Sue as an adult and gained her perspective on how the Estes family's life was reflected in, and differed from, the photographs. The Indiana Magazine of History is published quarterly by the history department of Indiana University, Bloomington. The magazine's web site can be found at www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/. For general information on the articles, contact the editorial office at 812-855-4139]. Dawn Bakken, Associate Editor, _Indiana Magazine of History_ --