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January 2011

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Cover: This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Texas Centennial. Artist Allie V. Tennant poses with her 1936 sculpture, Tejas Warrior, and a smaller model of the work. Located over the main entrance to the Hall of State, Tejas Warrior remains today the most recognizable contribution made by a female artist to decorating Dallas's Fair Park for that year’s centennial celebration. Light Townsend Cummins details how women participated at this exposition in his article "From the Midway to the Hall of State at Fair Park: Two Competing Views of Women at the Dallas Centennial Celebration of 1936." Image courtesy Dallas Historical Society. Used by permission.

Table of Contents: 

From the Midway to the Hall of State at Fair Park: Two Competing Views of Women at the Dallas Celebration of 1936
By Light Townsend Cummins

“All Good Things Start With the Women”: The Origin of the Texas Birth Control Movement, 1933–1945
By Harold L. Smith

Notes and Documents

The Strange Case of the Headless Saint Francis: An Exercise in Historical Sleuthing
By Robert S. Weddle and Carol A. Lipscomb

Southwestern Collection

Book Reviews

Book Reviews
Michael Trinklein, Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It.
By Dennis Reinhartz
Alan Gallay, ed., Indian Slavery in Colonial America.
By Janne Lahti
Nancy McGown Minor, The Light Gray People: An Ethno-History of the Lipan Apaches of Texas and Northern Mexico.
By C. Britt Bousman
Nancy McGown Minor, Turning Adversity to Advantage: A History of the Lipan Apaches of Texas and Northern Mexico, 1700–1900.
By Nancy A. Kenmotsu
Gene Allen Smith and Sylvia Hilton, eds., Nexus of Empire: Negotiating Loyalty and Identity in the Revolutionary Borderlands,
By Andrew Torget
Philip Thomas Tucker, Exodus from the Alamo: The Anatomy of the Last Stand Myth.
By Bob Cavendish
Felice Flanery Lewis, Trailing Clouds of Glory: Zachary Taylor’s Mexican War Campaign and His Emerging Civil War Leaders.
By James W. Pohl
Margaret Swett Henson, comp., and Donald E. Willett, ed., The Texas That Might Have Been: Sam Houston’s Foes Write to Albert Sidney Johnston.
By Brenda Jackson-Abernathy
Michael R. Hayslip, ed., Sketches of Kate James: Dallas County Pioneer.
By Jennifer Lawrence
Paula Mitchell Marks, ed., When Will the Weary War Be Over? The Civil War Letters of the Maverick Family of San Antonio.
By Charles D. Grear
Charles David Grear, Why Texans Fought in the Civil War.
By Alex Mendoza
Carl H. Moneyhon, Edmund J. Davis of Texas: Civil War General, Republican Leader, Reconstruction Governor.
By Andrew F. Lang
Robert K. DeArment and Jack DeMattos, A Rough Ride to Redemption: The Ben Daniels Story.
By Robin Sager
Charles H. Harris III, Frances E. Harris, and Louis R. Sadler, Texas Ranger Biographies: Those Who Served, 1910–1921.
By Harwood P. Hinton
Theodore Kornweibel Jr., Railroads in the African American Experience: A Photographic Journey.
By Guy Lancaster
Naomi Mitchell Carrier, "Go Down, Old Hannah": The Living History of African American Texans.
By Jason J. McDonald
Rob Fink, Playing in Shadows: Texas and Negro League Baseball. Jerry Craft with Kathleen Sullivan, Our White Boy.
By Alan C. Atcheson
Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez and Emilio Zamora, eds., Beyond the Latino World War II Hero: The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation.
By Ana Luisa Martínez-Catsam
Manuel F. Medrano, Américo Paredes: In His Own Words, an Authorized Biography.
By Steven L. Davis
Ellen McCracken, The Life and Writings of Fray Angélico Chávez: A New Mexico Renaissance Man.
By Ron Briley
Miriam Pawel, The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez’s Farm Worker Movement.
By George N. Green
Patrick L. Cox and Michael Phillips, The House Will Come to Order: How the Speaker Became a Power in State and National Politics.
By Sean P. Cunningham
David O’Donald Cullen and Kyle G. Wilkison, The Texas Left: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Liberalism.
By Gary A. Keith