Southwestern Historical Quarterly

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cover image: april 2020
April 2020 Issue

On the cover: Photograph of the Alamo taken on April 8, 1936, by Arthur W. Stewart. Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. There is likely no place in Texas that plays a larger role in the telling of the state’s past than the Alamo. Its meaning has often differed sharply among Texans, though. In this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Omar Valerio-Jiménez explores some of the challenges to the dominant narrative of the Alamo—and Texas history in general—offered by four mid-twentieth-century Tejano intellectuals in his article “Refuting History Fables: Collective Memories, Mexican Texans, and Texas History.”

January 2020 Issue

On the cover: Although Indianola, Texas, is now a ghost town, it was once an important port on the Gulf Coast. This 1860 illustration by Helmuth Holtz shows how the settlement might have appeared about the time of the events in one of the articles in this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, “‘A Chicken for Breakfast at the Expense of Mr. Rebel’: The Journal of Sergeant Nelson Howard, Company E, 13th Maine Infantry on the Texas Coast, 1863–1864,” edited by Jerry Thompson. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

cover image: october 2019
October 2019 Issue

On the cover: Photograph of a football helmet hanging from two strings by Dewy G. Mears, May 24, 1949. SPL_DM-49-C5707, Dewey Mears Photography Collection, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. October is the time of year for the sport most famously associated with Texas: football. In this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, authors Benjamin Downs, Patrick Tutka, Chad Seifried, and Cameron Dean explore the early history of the game in the Lone Star State with their article “The Development of TCU Football and the Construction of TCU Stadium: Building Community and Establishing Legitimacy, 1896–1930.”

cover image: july 2019
July 2019 Issue

On the cover: A colorized version of a steel engraving depicting Galveston that appeared in Meyer’s Universum in 1856. The panorama was possibly executed by Swiss artist Conrad Caspar Rordorf, who is the subject of James C. Kearney’s “The Murder of Conrad Caspar Rordorf: Art, Violence, and Intrigue on the Texas Frontier,” which appears in the issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly. Colorized print courtesy of J. T. Koenig.

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