January 2019

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Cover caption: Leonor Villegas de Magnón (left) and Jovita Idar (right). March 17, 1913. 084-0597, General Photograph Collection, University of Texas at San Antonio, Special Collections - Institute of Texan Cultures. In” Por la Raza, Para la Raza: Jovita Idar and Progressive-Era Mexicana Maternalism along the Texas–Mexico Border,” Elizabeth Garner Masarik argues that the work Villegas de Magnón and Idar performed with La Cruz Blanca caring for soldiers wounded during the Mexican Revolution (shown here) is an example of the maternalism that formed a significant part of Idar’s early twentieth-century activism.

Table of Contents: 


"The Best Bargain . . . Ever Received": The 1968 Commission on Civil Rights Hearing in San Antonio, Texas

By Ignacio M. García

Por la Raza, Para la Raza: Jovita Idar and Progressive-Era Mexicana Maternalism along the Texas–Mexico Border

By Elizabeth Garner Masarik

Dr. Gertrude Helmecke: A Young German American Woman's Life in Denton Texas, 1916–1917

Edited by Steven M. Collins

Book Reviews

Lewis F. Fisher, Maverick: The American Name that Became a Legend

By Kenneth Hafertepe

Rosina Lozano, An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States

By Carlos Kevin Blanton

Charles R. Matthews, Higher Education in Texas: Its Beginnings to 1970

By P. J. Vierra

Lucas A. Powe Jr., America's Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation

By Michael S. Ariens

Jason A. Gillmer, Slavery and Freedom in Texas: Stories from the Courtroom, 1821–1871

By Jermaine Thibodeaux

Daina Ramey Berry, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation

By Marjorie Brown

Mark Allan Goldberg, Conquering Sickness: Race, Health, and Colonization in the Texas Borderlands

By Paul Barba

Richard White, The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865–1896

By Patrick G. Williams

Chuck Parsons, Captain Jack Helm: A Victim of Reconstruction Violence

By Bob Cavendish

Jake DeMattos and Chuck Parsons, They Called Him Buckskin Frank: The Life and Adventures of Nashville Franklyn Leslie

By Kemp Dixon

Devon Abbot Mihesuah, Ned Christie: The Creation of an Outlaw and Cherokee Hero

By Kathleen P. Chamberlain

Jacqueline Jones, Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical

By Judith N. McArthur

Verity McInnis, Women of Empire: Nineteenth-Century Army Officers' Wives in India and the U.S. West

By Melody M. Miyamoto Walters

James Schwoch, Wired Into Nature: The Telegraph and the North American Frontier

By Julie A. Cohn

Lyn Ellen Bennett and Scott Abbott, The Perfect Fence: Untangling the Meanings of Barbed Wire

By Alex Hunt

Melita M. Garza, They Came to Toil: Newspaper Representatives of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression

By Ana Martínez-Catsam

Ken Roberts, The Cedar Choppers: Life on the Edge of Nothing

By Kyle Wilkison

William Middleton, Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil

By Sarah Beth Wilson

James B. McSwain, Petroleum and Risk Management in the Gulf South

By Diana Davids Hinton

Oscar J. Martínez, Ciudad Juárez: Saga of a Legendary Border City

By Mario T. García

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