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April 2011

April 2011 SHQ Cover
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Cover: "Siege of the Alamo." Undated map from the Collections of the Star of the Republic Museum, Washington, Texas. This spring marks the 175th anniversary of probably the two most renowned events in Texas history, the Siege of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. These two remarkable events receive new coverage in this month's number of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly: Gregg J. Dimmick guides us through a newly uncovered account of the Siege of the Alamo, while Jeffrey D. Dunn comments on the early maps of the San Jacinto battleground.

Table of Contents: 

"To Preserve African Slavery": The Secession Commissioners to Texas, 1861
By Matthew K. Hamilton

Notes and Documents

A Newly Uncovered Alamo Account: By Pedro Ampudia, Commanding General of the Mexican Army over Texas Artillery
Edited by Gregg J. Dimmick

Mapping San Jacinto Battleground, 1836–1855
By Jeffrey D. Dunn

Southwestern Collection

Book Reviews

Book Reviews
Thomas H. Kreneck and Gerald D. Saxon, eds., Collecting Texas: Essays on Texana Collectors and the Creation of Research Libraries.
By James L. Haley

Mike Cox, Historic Photos of Heroes of the Old West.
By Richard Selcer

Dan K. Utley and Cynthia J. Beeman, History Ahead: Beyond the Texas Roadside Markers.
By Laurie E. Jasinski

Steven R. Strom, Houston Lost and Unbuilt.
By Peter B. Dedek

Suzanne Turner and Joanne Seale Wilson, Houston’s Silent Garden: Glenwood Cemetery, 1871–2009.
By Cynthia J. Beeman

Michael Perman, Pursuit of Unity: A Political History of the American South.
By Walter L. Buenger

Bryan Edward Stone, The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontier of Texas.
By Elizabeth Chapman

Stephen H. Lekson, A History of the Ancient Southwest.
By Stephen L. Black

Jeffrey P. Shepherd, We Are an Indian Nation: A History of Haulapai People.
By Jon Reyhner

Andro Linklater, An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson.
By Jesús F. de la Teja

Dan Kilgore and James E. Crisp, How Did Davy Die? And Why Do We Care So Much?
By Paul Andrew Hutton

James C. Kearney, Nassau Plantation: The Evolution of a Texas German Slave Plantation.
By Lonn Taylor

David J. Weber and Janes Lenz Elder, eds., Fiasco: George Clinton Gardner’s Correspondence from the U.S.-Mexico Boundary
Survey, 1849–1854.
By Lance R. Blyth

Theresa A. Case, The Great Southwest Railroad Strike and Free Labor.
By Thomas E. Alter II 

Robert K. DeArment, Deadly Dozen: Forgotten Gunfighters of the Old West, Volume 3.
By Jeff Wells

Donna B. Ernst, The Sundance Kid: The Life of Harry Alonzo Longabaugh.
By Matthew C. Hulbert

Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler, The Secret War in El Paso: Mexican Revolutionary Intrigue, 1906–1920.
By Manuel Callahan

Ralph A. Wooster, Texas and Texans in the Great War.
By Gregory W. Ball

Matthew D. Tippens, Turning Germans into Texans: World War I and the Assimilation and Survival of German Culture in Texas, 1900–1930.
By S. M. Duffy

Paul J. Vanderwood, Satan’s Playground: Mobsters and Movie Stars at America’s Greatest Gaming Resort.
By James R. Curtis

Michael Hiltzik, Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century.
By Ryan Schumacher

Heather Fryer, Perimeters of Democracy: Inverse Utopias and the Wartime Social Landscape in the American West.
By Char Miller

Benjamin H. Johnson and Andrew R. Graybill, eds. Bridging National Borders in North America: Transnational and Comparative Histories.
By Michael M. Smith