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January 2013

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Detail of the western Gulf of Mexico from Accurata delineation celeberrimae regionis Ludovicianae vel Gallice Louisiane ot. Canadae et Floridae, ca. 1734, by Matthaeus Seutter. Courtesy Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library, Arlington, Texas. Visible at the center of the detail are two references to sites related to La Salle, including one on the Texas coast near a bay marked “B. S. Louis.” La Salle’s settlement has come to be known to history as “Fort St. Louis,” but Texas historian Robert S. Weddle argues that this name is erroneous. Weddle and co-author Donald E. Chipman tackle this myth and others from Texas’s colonial period in “How Historical Myths Are Born . . . And Why They Seldom Die” in this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.

Table of Contents: 

How Historical Myths Are Born . . . And Why they Seldom Die                                                             
By Donald E. Chipman and Robert S. Weddle                                                                                              

Railroads, Water Rights, and the Long Reach of W. A. East v.
Houston and Texas Central Railroad Company (1904)
By Megan Benson

Desolate Streets: The Spanish Influenza in San Antonio
by Ana Martínez-Catsam

Southwestern Collection

Book Reviews

Book Reviews
Dirk Hoerder and Nora Faires, eds., Migrants and Migration in Modern
North America: Cross-Border Lives, Labor Markets, and Politics.

By Zachary Adams

Robert Morgan, Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward

By Jeffrey G. Mauck

Richard V. Francaviglia, Go East, Young Man: Imagining the American
West as the Orient.

By Ryan R. Schumacher

John Perry, Texas: An Illustrated History.
By David G. McComb

Laurie Jasinski, ed., The Handbook of Texas Music. Second Edition.
By Yves Laberge

Kenneth Untiedt., ed., Hide, Horn, Fish, and Fowl: Texas Hunting and
Fishing Lore
By Russell L. Martin III

Michael Ariens, Lone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas.
By Jeffrey D. Dunn

Patrick D. Lukens, A Quiet Victory for Latino Rights: FDR and the
Controversy over “Whiteness.”

By Michael A. Olivas

Michael Berryhill, The Trials of Eroy Brown: The Murder Case that
Shook the Texas Prison System.

By David Cullen

Brian D. Behnken, ed., The Struggle in Black and Brown: African
American and Mexican American Relations during the Civil Rights Era.

By Alberto Rodríguez

Robert Gudmestad, Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom.
By Marshall Schott

Gary S. Zaboly, An Altar for Their Sons: The Alamo and the Texas
Revolution in Contemporary Newspaper Accounts.

By Bob Cavendish

William S. Kiser, Turmoil on the Rio Grande: The Territorial History of
the Mesilla Valley, 1846–1865.

By Jerry Thompson

Kenneth W. Howell, ed., Still the Arena of Civil War: Violence and
Turmoil in Reconstruction Texas, 1865–1874.
By Brent M. S. Campney

Kenneth Kesslus, Bastrop County during Reconstruction.
By Evan Rothera

William A. Dobak, Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops,
By Garna L. Christian

Jack Stokes Ballard, Commander and Builder of Western Forts:
The Life and Times of Major General Henry C. Merriam, 1862–1901.

By Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

Chris Meister, James Riely Gordon: His Courthouses and Other Public

By Dan K. Utley

Ron Rozelle, My Boys and Girls Are In There: The 1937 New London
School Explosion.

By Mark Stanley

Richard F. Selcer and Kevin S. Foster, Written in Blood: The History
of Fort Worth’s Fallen Lawmen: Volume 2, 1910–1928.

By Robin Sager

Robert W. Sledge, A People, A Place: The Story of Abilene, Volume 2:
The Modern City, 1940–2010.

By Bruce Bumbalough