October 2016

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Cover: Photograph of an interior room in the Texas Memorial Museum with a model of a pterodactyl suspended from the ceiling.  Photo by Frank Arnstrong.  UT News and Information Services, Prints and Photographs Collection, di_08742, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, the University of Texas at Austin.  This issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly features an article on one UT professor's role in founding the Texas Memorial Museum, "They are Hualing off Bits of Texas": James E. Pearce and the Effort to Establish a State Museum" by Lynn Denton.  The article is an adaptation of Dr. Denton's Presidential Address at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Texas State Historical Association.

Table of Contents: 


“They Are Hauling Off Bits of Texas”: James E. Pearce and the Effort to Establish a State Museum

By Lynn Denton

Representative Men: The Post-Civil War Political Struggle over Texas’s Commissioners to the 1876 Centennial Exhibition

By Jack Noe

Margaret Fallon (Peggy) Palmer: A Portrait of Sam Rayburn’s “Lady Friend”

By Anthony Champagne and Reed Penney

Notes and Documents

The Origins of the African-Born Population of Antebellum Texas: A Research Note

By Sean M. Kelley and Henry B. Lovejoy

Southwestern Collection

Book Reviews

Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Stephanie Cole, and Rebecca Sharpless, eds., Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives.

By Nancy Baker Jones

Carlos Kevin Blanton, ed., A Promising Problem: The New Chicana/o History.

By Gabriela González

Jesús F. de la Teja, Faces of Béxar: The History of the State’s Most Enduring Tejano Community.

By Light Townsend Cummins

David Head, Privateers of the Americas: Spanish American Privateering from the United States in the Early Republic.

By Gene Allen Smith

Sal Acosta, Sanctioning Matrimony: Western Expansion and Interethnic Marriage in the Arizona Borderlands.

By Anderson Hagler

Arnoldo De León, Tejano West Texas.

By Tim Bowman

Patrick Dearen, Bitter Waters: The Struggles of the Pecos River.

By Kenna Lang Archer

Sylvia Gann Mahoney, Finding the Great Western Trail.

By Glen Sample Ely

James Bailey Blackshear, Fort Bascom: Soldiers, Comancheros, and Indians in the Canadian River.

By Robert Wooster

Drew Sanders, The Garden of Eden: The Story of a Freedmen’s Community in Texas.

By Michael Frawley

Bruce Glasrud, ed., Anti-Black Violence in Twentieth-Century Texas.

By M. Courtney Welch

John Boessenecker, Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde.

By Richard Selcer

Mary Ann Villareal, Listening to Rosita: The Business of Tejana Music and Culture, 1930–1955.

By Jessica Webb

Grady Gaines with Rod Evans, I’ve Been Out There: On the Road with Legends of Rock ’n’ Roll.

By Lester P. Lee Jr.

Toby Smith, Bush League Boys: The Postwar Legends of Baseball in the American Southwest.

By John Dempsey

Robert D. Jacobus, Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century.

By Alan C. Atchison

Edward H. Miller, Nut Country: Right-Wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy.

By G. L. Seligmann

Richard Lowitt, Twentieth-Century Oklahoma: Reflections on the Forty-Sixth State.

By Mary L. Scheer   

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