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Southwestern Historical Quarterly

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly brings the latest and most authoritative research in Texas history to a wide audience of history lovers and scholars. Since the Quarterly can only publish approximately sixteen articles each year, it is our editorial policy to publish original research on Texas history topics that have the greatest historical significance and the broadest reader interest.

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, continuously published since 1897, is the premier source of scholarly information about the history of Texas and the Southwest. The first 100 volumes of the Quarterly, more than 57,000 pages, are now available online with searchable Tables of Contents.Select issues are also available online at the Portal to Texas History. Access to the Quarterly through JSTOR and Project MUSE is also available at certain institutions.    

Printed copies of the Quarterly are a benefit of membership in the Texas State Historical Association and are widely available in public and private libraries. 

Featured Issues

July 2017 Issue

Cover: This striking map shows Texas’s railroads in 1883. Drawn for the Galveston Daily News (September 1., 1883) by A. E. Hensoldt. Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C.

April 2017 cover
April 2017 Issue

Cover: “Texas: Church of Alamo, San Antonio de Bexar.” From the Illustrated London News, 1844. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. This issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly arrives at the time of year when residents of the Lone Star State mark several significant anniversaries related to the Texas Revolution, such as the Battle of the Alamo. Appropriately, one of the articles we are publishing this month focuses on the Revolution: “‘This Is A Cruel Truth, But I Cannot Omit It’: The Origin and Effect of Mexico’s No Quarter Policy in the Texas Revolution” by Richard Bruce Winders.