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October 2015

cover photo for october 2015 issue of the shq
Vol No.: 
CXIX

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: 

Articles

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

Book Reviews

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