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Cover: the International & Great Northern depot at the corner of Congress Avenue and 3rd St. in Austin, late nineteenth century. C00308, Russell Chalberg Collection of Prints and Negatives, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. This issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly features “‘Our Grand Excursion’: A North Carolinian’s Trip across Texas by Rail, May 1874,” edited by the late Robert Topkins. This article features the observations of J. A. Stradley, a Baptist minister from North Carolina who took an extended trip by rail throughout Texas when he came to the Lone Star State for a convention in Jefferson. Austin was one of the many cities and towns he visited.
Table of Contents:
THE STORY OF TEXAS: A SPEECH DELIVERED AT THE TSHA PRESIDENTIAL BANQUET, MARCH 6, 2015
By Joe Straus
“FOR THE EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT OF FORT WORTH”: AMON G. CARTER, THE GREAT DEPRESSION, AND THE NEW DEAL
By Brian Cervantez
POLITICAL TURMOIL IN DALLAS: THE ELECTORAL WHIPPING OF THE DALLAS COUNTY CITIZENS LEAGUE BY THE KU KLUX KLAN, 1922
By Kevin G. Portz
Notes and Documents
“OUR GRAND EXCURSION”: A NORTH CAROLINIAN’S TRIP ACROSS TEXAS BY RAIL, MAY 1874
Compiled and Edited by Robert M. Topkins
Bruce A. Glasrud, Light T. Cummins, and Cary D. Wintz, eds., Discovering Texas History.
BY CAMERON SINCLAIR
David G. McComb, The City in Texas: A History.
BY DAVID CULLEN
Cheryl Caldwell Ferguson, Highland Park and River Oaks.
BY ROBERT E. KRAUSE
Lewis F. Fisher, Chili Queens, Hay Wagons, and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio.
BY CECILIA VENABLE
Lawrence T. Jones III, Lens on the Texas Frontier.
BY DEBORAH LILES
Richard Orton, The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family.
BY REBECCA JUMPER MATHESON
Marcia Hatfield Daudistel and Bill Wright, Authentic Texas: People of the Big Bend.
BY RICHARD B. MCCASLIN
F. Todd Smith, Louisiana and the Gulf South Frontier, 1500–1821.
BY FRANCIS X. GALÁN
Edward A. Bradley, We Never Retreat: Filibustering Expeditions into Spanish Texas, 1812–1822.
BY ARIEL KELLEY
Ron J. Jackson Jr. and Lee Spencer White, Joe: The Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend.
BY BRIAN ELLIOTT
Ralph A. Wooster and Robert Wooster, eds., Lone Star Blue and Gray: Essays on Texas and the Civil War.
BY BOB CAVENDISH
Adam Arenson and Andrew R. Graybill, eds., Civil War Wests: Testing the Limits of the United States.
BY MICHAEL FRAWLEY
Sarah Alisabeth Fox, Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West.
BY MICHAEL WISE
Jorge Iber, ed., More than Just Peloteros: Sport and U.S. Latino Communities.
BY ALEX MENDOZA
Carlos Kevin Blanton, George I. Sánchez: The Long Fight for Mexican Integration.
BY JULIE LEININGER PYCIOR
Linda Heidenreich and Antonia I. Castañeda, eds., Three Decades of Engendering History: Selected Works of Antonia I. Castañeda.
BY KARLA A. LIRA