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Cover: This German lithograph, c. 1845–1850, shows “Houston, Haupstadt von Texas,” which translates to “Houston, Capital of Texas.” The Museumof Fine Arts, Houston, The Bayou Bend Collection, gift of the estate of Miss ImaHogg, B.79.163. Residents may be surprised to see a settlement that looks more like it should be in Bavaria rather than near the Gulf Coast. The lithograph is one of several derived from a similar illustration in Texas andthe Gulf of Mexico; or Yachting in the New World, written by Matilda Charlotte Houstoun, and published in London in 1844, based on a journey she and her husband made to the emerging Republic of Texas in 1842. Stephen C. Cook’s article in this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, “The Audacious Launch of the City of Houston: Capital of the Republic of Texas,” details the bold visions that accompanied the city’s founding.
Table of Contents:
The Audacious Launch of the City of Houston: Capital of the Republic of Texas
By Stephen C. Cook
William Hudson: Trinity University’s “Eccentric” Professor, 1870–1889
By R. Douglas Brackenridge
Making Historical Memory: Women’s Leadership in the Preservation of San Antonio’s Missions
By Joel Kitchens
The Search for Champ d’Asile
By David Murph
Mary L. Scheer, ed., Eavesdropping on Texas History.
By Bruce A. Glasrud
Kenneth L Untiedt and Kira E. Mort, eds., Thirty-Three Years, Thirty-Three Works: Celebrating the Contributions of F. E. Abernethy, Texas Folklore Society Secretary-Editor, 1971–2004.
By Joyce Gibson Roach
Gary L. Pinkerton, Trammel’s Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North.
By Dan K. Utley
Creators and Consumers: Women and Material Culture and Visual Art in Nineteenth-Century Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest.
By Cynthia Brandimarte
Robin Sager, Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America.
By Jean A. Stuntz
Catherine Clinton, Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War.
By Rebecca Sharpless
Bruce A. Glasrud and Michael N. Searles, eds., Black Cowboys in the American West: On the Range, on the Stage, behind the Badge. By Bruce M. Shackelford
Robert S. McPherson and Susan Rhoades Neel, Mapping the Four Corners: Narrating the Hayden Survey of 1875.
By Richard Francaviglia
Robert K. DeArment, Man-Hunters of the Old West.
By Chuck Parsons
William Bush, Circuit Riders for Mental Health: The Hogg Foundation in Twentieth-Century Texas.
By Jonathan Paul De Vierville
Jessica Brannon-Wranosky and Bruce A. Glasrud, eds., Impeached: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson.
By Keith Volanto
Jerry L. Rogers, So Long for Now: A Sailor’s Letters from the USS Franklin.
By Tiffany Smith
Selfa A. Chew, Uprooting Community: Japanese Mexicans, World War II, and the US–Mexico Borderlands.
By Grace Peña Delgado
Max Krochmal, Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era.
By Dan Nabors
Homer Ross Tomlin, Homer Thornberry: Congressman, Judge, and Advocate for Equal Rights.
By Nancy Beck Young
Richard J. Gonzales, Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas.
By Max Krochmal
Barbara González Cigarroa, A Mexican Dream and Other Compositions.
By Cordelia Barrera
Dominique Brégent-Heald, Borderland Films: American Cinema, Mexico, and Canada during the Progressive Era.
By Celeste Menchaca
Steven R. Strom, Houston on the Move: A Photographic History.
By Kyle Shelton
Katherine Jean Adams, Comfort and Glory: Two Centuries of American Quilts from the Briscoe Center.
By Carolyn Mazloomi