January 2017

Vol No.: 

Cover: Workers are employed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) clear an airfield at El Paso in 1937.  In their article "Bringing the Texas New Deal into Focus: Record Group 69's Photographic Collection," Cynthia Brandimarter and Jennifer Carpenter discuss important resources, such as this striking photograph, related to the WPA at the National Archives that are available to reasearchers.  Projects in Texas and Other States, ca. 1937-ca. 1941, Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration, 1922-1944 (National Archives, College Park, Maryland).

Table of Contents: 


Making Texas Our Texas: The Emergence of Texas Women’s History, 1976–1990

By Nancy Baker Jones

What’s Amiss in Tejano History?: The Misrepresentation and Neglect of West Texas

By Arnoldo De León

Notes and Documents

Bringing the Texas New Deal into Focus: Record Group 69’s Photographic Collection

By Cynthia Brandimarte and Jennifer Carpenter

Locating the Site of the Battle of Medina

By Robert P. Marshall

Southwestern Collection

Book Reviews

Kenneth Hafertepe, A Guide to the Historic Buildings of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

By Cynthia Brandimarte

Kenneth Hafertepe, Material Culture of German Texans.

By Lonn Taylor

Darwin Payne, One Hundred Years on the Hilltop: The Centennial History of Southern Methodist University.

By Clarence L. Mohr

Deborah Lawrence and Jon Lawrence, Contesting the Borderlands: Interviews on the Early Southwest.

By Jennifer Koshatka Seman

Julie M. Fenster, Jefferson’s America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed America.

By Francis X. Galán

Richard Bruce Winders, Panting for Glory: The Mississippi Rifles in the Mexican War.

By William S. Kiser

Jesús F. de La Teja, ed., Lone Star Unionism, Dissent, and Resistance: Other Sides of Civil War Texas.

By Angela Boswell

Kassia Waggoner and Adam Nemmers, eds., Yours in Filial Regard: The Civil War Letters of a Texas Family.

By William C. Yancey

James Carson, Against the Grain: Colonel Henry M. Lazelle and the U.S. Army.

By Ariel Kelley

Jason E. Pierce, Making the White Man’s West: Whiteness and the Creation of the American West.

By Michael Phillips

Karen R. Jones, Epiphany in the Wilderness: Hunting, Nature, and Performance in the Nineteenth-Century American West.

By Joe Schiller

Bob Alexander, Whiskey River Ranger: The Old West Life of Baz Outlaw.

By Chuck Parsons

Bill Neal, Skullduggery, Secrets, and Murders: The 1894 Wells Fargo Scam That Backfired.

By Bob Cavendish

Alexander Z. Gurwitz, Memories of Two Generations: A Yiddish Life in Russia and Texas.

By Hollace Ava Weiner

Laura Lyons McLemore, Adele Briscoe Looscan: Daughter of the Republic.

By Paula Mitchell Marks

Light Townsend Cummins, Allie Victoria Tennant and the Visual Arts in Dallas.

By Michael Grauer

Will Guzmán, Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism.

By Merline Pitre

Kemp Dixon, Chasing Thugs, Nazis, and Reds: Texas Ranger Norman K. Dixon.

By Paul N. Spellman

Stacy B. Schaefer, Amada’s Blessings from the Peyote Gardens of South Texas.

By Teresa Palomo Acosta

Robert L. Gulley, Heads above Water: The Inside Story of the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program.

By Charles Porter

Eliot Tretter, Shadows of a Sunbelt City: The Environment, Racism, and the Knowledge Economy in Austin.

By Dwonna Goldstone

Marti Corn, Ground on Which I Stand: Tamina, A Freedmen’s Town.

By Dan K. Utley

visit the mytsha forums to participate

View these posts and more when you register your free MyTSHA account.

Call for Papers: Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Events, Symposia, and Workshops
Hi all! You may be interested in this call for papers I received from the Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College...

Katy Jennings' Ride Scholarly Research Request
I'm doing research on Catherine Jennings Lockwood, specifically the incident known as "Katy Jennings' Ride." Her father was Gordon C. Jennings, the oldest man to die at the Alamo...

Texas Constitution of 1836 Co-Author- Elisha Pease? Ask a Historian
The TSHA profile of Elisha Marshall Pease states that he wrote part of the Texas Constitution although he was only a 24 year-old assistant secretary (not elected). I cannot find any other mention of this authorship work by Pease in other credible research about the credited Constution authors...