October 2014

Vol No.: 

On the cover: A 1928 illustration of the face of Olmos Dam in San Antonio. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. In this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Char Miller’s article “Streetscape Environmentalism: Floods, Social Justice, and Political Power in San Antonio, 1921–1974” explores how water projects such Olmos Dan created a geography of uneven flood protection that left the city’s west side more exposed to inundation than other parts of the Alamo City. By the 1970s, west-side residents had had enough and launched a movement that deserves to be recognized as a pioneering effort for environmental

Table of Contents: 

Lyndon’s Granddaddy: Samuel Ealy Johnson Sr., Texas Populism, and the Improbable Roots of American Liberalism
By Gregg Cantrell 133

Streetscape Environmentalism: Floods, Social Justice, and Political Power in San Antonio, 1921–1974
By Char Miller

“If the Government Will Only . . . Fulfill Its Obligations”: Colonel Benjamin Grierson, Rations Policy, and the Kiowa Indians, 1868–1872
By Catharine R. Franklin

Southwestern Collection

Book Reviews

Donald Willett, ed., Galveston Chronicles: The Queen City of the Gulf.

By John Garrison Marks

George D. Torok, From the Pass to the Pueblos: El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail.

By Jay T. Harrison

John L. Kessell, Miera y Pacheco: A Renaissance Spaniard in Eighteenth-Cen- tury New Mexico.

By Jesús F. de la Teja

Benita Eisler, The Red Man’s Bones: George Catlin, Artist and Showman.

By Ron Tyler

Mark R. Cheathem, Andrew Jackson, Southerner.

By Sam W. Haynes

Roger G. Kennedy, Cotton and Conquest: How the Plantation System Acquired Texas.

By James C. Kearney

Craig H. Roell, Matamoros and the Texas Revolution.

By Stephen L. Hardin

Timothy Matovina and Jesús F. de la Teja, eds., Recollections of a Tejano Life: Antonio Menchaca in Texas History.

By James E. Crisp

Jeffery Robenalt, Historic Tales from the Texas Republic: A Glimpse of Texas Past.

By Amir Shachmurove

Jeffrey Stuart Kerr, Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas.

By Andrew Gray

Richard Lowe, ed., Greyhound Commander: Confederate General
John G. Walker’s History of the Civil War West of the Mississippi.

By Andrew F. Lang

Gary W. Gallagher, Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty.
By Richard B. McCaslin

Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown, A Lawless Breed: John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and Violence in the Wild West.

By Kenneth W. Howell

Stacey L. Smith, Freedom’s Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction.

By Sean Smith

Linda Williams Reese, Trail Sisters: Freedwomen in Indian Territory, 1850– 1890.

By Roger D. Hardaway

Bernadette Pruitt, The Other Great Migration: The Movement of Rural African Americans to Houston, 1900–1941.

By L. E. Neal

Daniel D. Arreola, Postcards from the Río Bravo Border: Picturing the Place, Placing the Picture, 1900s–1950s.

By Scott Cook

Nick Kotz, The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas.
By Anthony K. Knopp 234
Guadalupe San Miguel, Chicana/o Struggles for Education: Activism in the Community.

By Gene B. Preuss

Gary A. Keith, ed., Rotten Boroughs, Political Thickets, and Legislative Donnybrooks: Redistricting in Texas.

By John H. Barnhill

Joseph A. Pratt with William E. Hale, Exxon: Transforming Energy, 1973–2005.

By James E. Cousar 238

Get this week's most popular Handbook of Texas articles delivered straight to your inbox