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Cover : A man piles mesquite for burning at El Indio, Texas, in this
1939 photography by Russell Lee. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. In “Marvelous, Maligned, and Misunderstood: The Strange History of the Mesquite Tree in Texas,” Jason E. Pierce recounts Texans’ ambivalent relationship with this plant, which has been seen as both an essential part of the Texas landscape and an invasive pest.
Table of Contents:
MARVELOUS, MALIGNED, AND MISUNDERSTOOD: THE STRANGE HISTORY OF THE MESQUITE TREE IN TEXAS
By Jason E. Pierce
THE CAPTIVITY OF MACARIO LEAL: A TEJANO AMONG THE COMANCHES, 1847–1854
Edited and Translated by Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez
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