October 2017

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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

Southwestern Collection

Book Reviews

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

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