January 2018

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Cover: John Nance Garner, the longtime Texas congressman and vice president of the United States for the first two terms of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933–41), is shown here with a gavel. Harris and Ewing Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. In this issue of Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Thomas T. Spencer details Garner’s slow-building disenchantment with Roosevelt in “For the Good of the Party: John Nance Garner, FDR, and New Deal Politics, 1933–1940.”

Table of Contents: 

For the Good of the Party: John Nance Garner, FDR, and New Deal Politics, 1933–1940
By Thomas T. Spencer

An Unequal Right to Bear Arms: State Weapons Laws and White Supremacy in Texas, 1836–1900
By Brennan Gardner Rivas

Notes and Documents
“This Fateful Revolution”: Letters of a German-Texan Unionist, 1862–1863
Edited by Paul N. Spellman

Book Reviews
Margie Crisp, The Nueces River: Río Escondido.
By Dan K. Utley

Melissa Savage, ed., Río: A Photographic Journey down the Old Río Grande.
By Caroline Johnson

Daniel D. Arreola, Postcards from the Sonora Border: Visualizing Place through a Popular Lens, 1900s–1950s.
By Sean Parulian Harvey

B. Byron Price, ed., Picturing Indian Territory: Portraits of the Land that Became Oklahoma.
By Sam Ratcliffe

John L. Kessell, Whither the Waters: Mapping the Great Basin from Bernardo de Miera to John C. Fremont.
By Richard Flint

Lola Orellano Norris, ed., General Alonso de León’s Expeditions into Texas, 1686–1690.
By Bradley Folsom

Bradley Folsom, Arredondo: Last Spanish Ruler of Texas and Northeastern New Spain.
By Edward Bradley

Kenneth W. Howell and Charles Swanlund, eds., Single Star of the West: The Republic of Texas, 1836–1845.
By Jimmy L. Bryan Jr.
Andrew E. Masich, Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861–1867.
By Christopher Bean

Timothy B. Smith, Altogether Fitting and Proper: Civil War Battlefield Preservation in History, Memory, and Policy.
By Julie Holcomb

Bill Neal, Death on the Lonely Llano Estacado: The Assassination of J. W. Jarrott, a Forgotten Hero.
By Kemp Dixon

James L. Coffey, Russell M. Drake, and John T. Barnett, Graham Barnett: A Dangerous Man.
By Bob Cavendish
Patricia Bernstein, Ten Dollars to Hate: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan.
By Kevin Portz

Rusty Williams, The Red River Bridge War: A Texas–Oklahoma Border Battle.
By Mark Stanley

Mary Jo O’Rear, Bulwark against the Bay: The People of Corpus Christi and Their Seawall.
By Joseph Sternberg

Duane M. Leach, Caesar Kleberg and the King Ranch.
By Andrew C. Baker

Timothy Paul Bowman, Blood Oranges: Colonialism and Agriculture in the South Texas Borderlands.
By Sonia Hernández

John Weber, From South Texas to the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century.
By Joel Zapata

Julie M. Weise, Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South Since 1910.
By Monica Perales

Marjorie J. Spruill, Divided We Stand: The Battle over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics.
By Nancy Baker Jones

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