July 2019

cover image: july 2019
Vol No.: 
CXXIII

On the cover: A colorized version of a steel engraving depicting Galveston that appeared in Meyer’s Universum in 1856. The panorama was possibly executed by Swiss artist Conrad Caspar Rordorf, who is the subject of James C. Kearney’s “The Murder of Conrad Caspar Rordorf: Art, Violence, and Intrigue on the Texas Frontier,” which appears in the issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly. Colorized print courtesy of J. T. Koenig.

Table of Contents: 

Articles

The Murder of Conrad Caspar Rordorf: Art, Violence, and Intrigue on the Texas Frontier
By James C. Kearney

When Was the Republic of Texas No More?: Revisiting the Annexation of Texas
By Keith J. Volanto, Gene B. Preuss

Speed Attractions: Urban Mobility and Automotive Spectacle in Pre-World War I Amarillo
By Brian M. Ingrassia

A Forgotten Early Account of the Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas: P’s Letter to the Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph, August 1863
By Hershel Parker

Book Reviews

Lone Star Mind: Reimagining Texas History by Ty Cashion
By Elizabeth Hayes Turner

Women in Texas History by Angela Boswell
By Paula Mitchell Marks

The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas by Monica Muñoz Martínez
By Andrés Tijerina

Esteban: The African Slave Who Explored America by Dennis Herrick
By Lola Orellano Norris

Apache Adaptation to Hispanic Rule by Matthew Babcock
By Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez

A Bad Peace and a Good War: Spain and the Mescalero Apache Uprising of 1795–1799 by Mark Santiago
By Lance R. Blyth

Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty by John B. Boles
By Randolph B. Campbell

Coast-to-Coast Empire: Manifest Destiny and the New Mexico Borderlands by William S. Kiser
By Ariel Kelley

“An Arch Rebel Like Myself”: Dan Showalter and the Civil War in California and Texas by Gene C. Armistead and Robert D. Arconti
By Charles Marks

Palmito Ranch: From Civil War Battlefield to National Historic Landmark by Jody Edward Ginn and William Alexander McWhorter
By Jeffrey William Hunt

Dr. Arthur Spohn: Surgeon, Inventor, and Texas Medical Pioneer by Jane Clements Monday, Francs Brannen Vick and Charles W. Monday Jr.
By Watson C. Arnold

The Old Chisholm Trail: From Cow Path to Tourist Stop by Wayne Ludwig
By Sylvia Gann Mahoney

The Ranger Ideal, Volume 2: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, 1874–1930 by Darren L. Ivey
By Bob Cavendish

Old Riot, New Ranger: Captain Jack Dean, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal by Bob Alexander
By Jody Edward Ginn

The Making of a Mexican American Mayor: Raymond Telles of El Paso and the Origins of Latino Political Power by Mario T. García
By David-James Gonzales

I’m Dr. Red Duke by Bryant Boutwell
By Megan Seaholm

Born to Serve: A History of Texas Southern University by Merline Pitre

By Gene B. Preuss

San Antonio: A Tricentennial History by Char Miller
By Heywood T. Sanders

Shale Boom: The Barnett Shale Play and Fort Worth by Diana Davids Hinton
By Joe Pratt

Deportation in the Americas: Histories of Exclusion and Resistance ed. by Kenyon Zimmer and Cristina Salinas
By José Angel Hernández

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