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July 2017

Vol No.: 
CXXI

Cover: This striking map shows Texas’s railroads in 1883. Drawn for the Galveston Daily News (September 1., 1883) by A. E. Hensoldt. Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents: 

Articles

Making Sense of Texas and Its History
By Walter L. Buenger

J. N. Rogers, the Jacksboro Rural Citizen, and the Roots of Farmers’ Alliance Journalism in Texas, 1881–1886
By Jeff Wells

Archeological Confirmation of the Site of the Battle of Medina: A Research Note
By Robert P. Marshall

Southwestern Collection

Book Reviews

Light Townsend Cummins and Mary L. Scheer, eds., Texan Identities: Moving Beyond Myth, Memory, and Fallacy in Texas History.
By Laura Lyons McLemore

Dan K. Utley, ed., Archie P. McDonald: A Life in Texas History.
By Cynthia J. Beeman

Carolyn E. Boyd, with contributions by Kim Cox, The White Shaman Mural: An Enduring Creation Narrative in the Rock Art of the Lower Pecos.
By Timothy K. Perttula

David J. Silverman. Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America.
By Todd Kerstetter

Celia López-Chávez, Epics of Empire and Frontier: Alonso de Ercilla and Gaspar de Villagrá as Spanish Colonial Chroniclers.
By Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Phillip B.Gonzales, Política: Nuevomexicanos and American Political Incorporation, 1821–1910.
By Cameron L. Saffell

C. Gilbert Storms, Reconnaissance in Sonora: Charles D. Poston’s 1854 Exploration of Mexico and the Gadsden Purchase.
By Jerry Thompson

Timothy Sweet, ed., Literary Cultures of the Civil War.
By Jordan D. Watkins

Deborah M. Liles and Angela Boswell, eds., Women in Civil War Texas: Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi.
By Debbie Cottrell

James C. Kearney, with Bill Stein and James Smalllwood, No Hope for Texas, No Fear of Hell: The Stafford-Townsend Feud of Colorado County, Texas, 1871–1911.
By Carl H. Moneyhon

W. Eugene George, Master Builder of the Lower Rio Grande: Heinrich Portscheller.
By Kenneth Hafertepe

Ellen Walker Rienstra and Jo Ann Stiles, The Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty.
By Mary L. Scheer

Charles E. Neu, Colonel House: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson’s Silent Partner.
By Janet Schmelzer

Michael Duchemin, New Deal Cowboy: Gene Autry and Public Diplomacy.
By Mary Wilson

Jennifer L. Jenkins, Celluloid Pueblo: Western Ways Films and the Invention of the Postwar Southwest.
By Mark E. DeGiovanni Miller

Susie Kalil, The Color of Being/El Color del Ser: Dorothy Hood, 1918–2000.
By Ron Tyler

Walt Davis, Building an Ark for Texas: The Evolution of a Natural History Museum.
By P. Lynn Denton

Jodi Kanter, Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush.
By Jennifer Carpenter

Mario T. García, Literature as History: Autobiography, Testimonio, and the Novel in the Chicano and Latino Experience.
By Teresa Palomo Acosta

Stephen J. Pyne, The Southwest: A Fire Survey.
By Jeannette Vaught