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April 2012

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Fort Worth City Hall, pictured c. 1900. Fort Worth provides the setting for one of the articles in this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Richard F. Selcer's "On the Trail of the Young Ephraim Merrill Daggett: A Photo Essay," and will also provide the setting for the next Annual Meeting of the Texas State Historical Association, which will be held February 28–March 2, 2013. It will be our 117th meeting. City Hall, Fort Worth, Texas, Postcard, n.d.; digital images, (; accessed January 13, 2012), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes, Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents: 
"The Busiest Man in Town": John Hermann Kampmann and the Urbanization of San Antonio, Texas, 1848–1885
By Raymond Boryczka
How Texas Historians Write about the Pre-A.D. 1685 Caddo Peoples of Texas
By Timothy K. Perttula
Notes and Documents
On the Trail of the Young Ephraim Merrill Daggett: A Photo Essay
By Richard F. Selcer
Southwestern Collection

Book Reviews

Walter Buenger and Arnoldo De León, eds., Beyond Texas Through Time: Breaking Away from Past Interpretations.
By Gregg Cantrell
Glen Sample Ely, Where the West Begins: Debating Texas Identity.
By Ty Cashion
Martha Menchaca, Naturalizing Mexican Immigrants: A Texas History.
By John R. Chávez
Marc Simon Rodriguez, The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin.
By Arnoldo De León
Alan J. Watt, Farm Workers and the Churches: The Movement in California and Texas.
By Anthony Quiroz
Philip VanderMeer, Desert Visions and the Making of Phoenix, 1860–2009.
By John H. Akers
Anthony Mora, Border Dilemmas: Racial and National Uncertainties in New Mexico.
By Ron Briley
Monica Perales, Smeltertown: Making and Remembering a Southwest Border Community.
By George T. Díaz
George R. Nielsen, Vengeance in a Small Town: The Thorndale Lynching of 1911.
By Brandon Jett
Brian D. Behnken, Fighting Their Own Battles: Mexican Americans, African Americans, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Texas.
By Ramona Houston
Bradley G. Shreve, Red Power Rising: The National Indian Youth Council and the Origins of Native Activism.
By David La Vere
Edward De Steiguer, Wild Horses of the West: History and Politics of America’s Mustangs.
By Dan Flores
Patrick Dearen, Devils River: Treacherous Twin to the Pecos, 1535–1900.
By James R. Kimmel
Sean M. Kelley, Los Brazos de Dios: A Plantation Society in the Texas Borderlands, 1821–1865.
By James C. Kearney
Edmund Louis Burnett, Civil War Letters of Louis Lehmann: With Alexander Terrell’s and James B. Likens’ Texas Cavalry Regiments, 1863–1864.
By Judith Dykes-Hoffman
Donald S. Frazier and Andrew Hillhouse, eds., Love and War: The Civil War Letters and Medicinal Book of Augustus V. Ball.
By Paula Marks
Forrestine C. Hooker, Child of the Fighting Tenth: On the Frontier with the Buffalo Soldiers.
By Robert Wooster
Chuck Parsons, Captain John R. Hughes: Lone Star Ranger.
By Jody Edward Ginn
Keagan LeJeune, Always for the Underdog: Leather Britches Smith and the Grabow War.
By Court Carney
Susie Kalil, Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary—Paintings and Works on Paper.
By Francine Carraro
David Theis, ed., Literary Houston.
By Steven L. Davis
John Willingham, The Edge of Freedom: A Fact-Based Novel of the Texas Revolution.

By Bob Cavendish