The June 2007 issue of the Journal of American History (vol. 94, no. 1) features a round table on 20th-Century photographs:
This round table is an exploration of the diverse relationships between photographs and twentieth-century American history. To examine such relationships, this collection seeks to highlight multiple perspectives on photographs. We are interested in the often-hidden dynamics and consequences of the creation, dissemination, and reception of photo-graphs: what it is like to be a photographer, what is it like to be a subject, how images be-come consumer objects, how collections are created and ordered, and how photographs illuminate the meanings of American identity on individual, national, and global levels. These photographs focus on human faces: faces of Americans and faces Americans have photographed in the United States and abroad.
Here are the articles from this issue:
Ian Tyrrell, “Public at the Creation: Place, Memory, and Historical Practice in the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, 1907–1950“
Beth Bailey, “The Army in the Marketplace: Recruiting an All-Volunteer Force“
Manfred Berg, “Black Civil Rights and Liberal Anticommunism: The NAACP in the Early Cold War“