Publications
RICK WOTEN
Articles

Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural History and Rural Studies website Agricultural History Primer Digital History Project. Article contributions
(http://www.history.iastate.edu/index.htm) include:

“What is Agricultural History?”
“American Agriculture and the Development of a Nation’s Land Policy”
“American Indian Agriculture”
“Internal Improvements: Nineteenth Century Economics Aids of Settler Societies”
“Extended American Agricultural History Bibliography”

The Iowa Biographical Dictionary. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2009. Biographical contributions include: Cyrus Clay Carpenter, Benjamin Gue, Augustus Caesar Dodge, and Gertrude Durden Rush.

“Navigating and Constructing Improvement in a Settler Society: The Des Moines River Improvement Project.” In
progress.

“Sowing the Seeds of Communication: The Department of Agriculture, E.T. Meredith, and the Growth of American
Radio.” In progress.

Book Reviews



Rev. of Hall, M. Ann, Muscle on Wheels: Louise Armaindo and the High-Wheel Racers of Nineteenth-Century
America. The Journal of Sport History
, Forthcoming.

Rev. of Fitzpatrick, Jim,
Major Taylor in Australia. The International Journal of the History of Sport 34 no.16 (2017): 1795-1797.

Rev. of Gudmestad, Robert,
Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom. Ohio Valley History 12 no.2 (Summer 2012): 87-90.

Rev. of Johnson, Leland R. and Charles E. Parrish,
Triumph at the Falls: The Louisville and Portland Canal. Ohio Valley History 9 no.3 (Fall 2009): 79-81.

Rev. of Kapsch, Robert J.,
Historic Canals and Waterways of South Carolina. Journal of Southern History 77 no. 3 (2011): 926-927.

Rev. of Deslandes, Paul and Mary Lynn Rampolla,
Doing History: Sources of Western Civilization. Bedford/St.
Martins review for primary source reader development.

Rev. of Calloway, Colin G.,
First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History, 4th Edition. Bedford/St. Martins subject expert reviewer.

Rev. of Gilbert, Eric O. and Jonathan T. Reynolds,
World in Motion: A Dynamic History of Humankind, 1st Edition.
Pearson Education subject expert reviewer.

Rev. of Hollitz, John,
Contending Voices: Biographical Explorations of the American Past, 3rd Edition, Vol. 1 and 2.
Cengage subject expert reviewer.

Rev. of Lualdi, Katherine,
Sources of the Making of the West, 3rd edition, Vol. I: to 1740. Bedford/St. Martins subject expert reviewer.

Rev. of Ramines, Ann, and Susan K. Miller-Cochran,
Keys for Writers, 8th edition, Cengage Learning subject expert.

Rev. of Carson, Clayborne, Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner, and Gary B. Nash,
The Struggle for Freedom: A History of
African Americans
, 2nd edition. Pearson Education subject expert reviewer.



Digital History Scholarship

Agricultural History Primer. Iowa State University, 2006.



Manuscripts

Remembering the Past and Setting the Way Forward: The Mortensen Road Dairy Teaching Farm. Iowa State
University College of Agriculture publication, Fall 2008.

Forging the Way Upriver: The Des Moines River Improvement Project. Future manuscript in progress.

The Promise of Great Water Thoroughfares for Midwestern Development: Rivers, Canals, and State Formation in
the Nineteenth-Century Midwest.
Dissertation under revision to manuscript.

American Agricultural History Document Reader. Future project.