October 2019

cover image: october 2019

On the cover: Photograph of a football helmet hanging from two strings by Dewy G. Mears, May 24, 1949. SPL_DM-49-C5707, Dewey Mears Photography Collection, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. October is the time of year for the sport most famously associated with Texas: football. In this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, authors Benjamin Downs, Patrick Tutka, Chad Seifried, and Cameron Dean explore the early history of the game in the Lone Star State with their article “The Development of TCU Football and the Construction of TCU Stadium: Building Community and Establishing Legitimacy, 1896–1930.”

Table of Contents: 


The Armstrong Ranch: Establishing and Preserving a Legacy

By Sarita A. Hixon

The Last Populist: Modernity, Populism, and the Consequential Career of Henry Lewis Bentley (1847–1933)

By Gregg Cantrell

The Development of TCU Football and the Construction of TCU Stadium: Building Community and Establishing Legitimacy, 1896–1930

By Benjamin Downs, Patrick Tutka, Chad Seifried, and Cameron Dean

Book Reviews

Dan K. Utley with Stanley O. Graves, Links to the Past: The Hidden History on Texas Golf Courses.

By Art Stricklin

Kenneth Hafertepe, Historic Homes of Waco, Texas.

By Allen Lea

David C. Lewis, The San Saba Treasure: Legends of Silver Creek.

By David M. Williams

Mary S. Black, Secrets of the Dirt: Uncovering the Ancient People of Gault.

By Mariah Wade

Jeffrey M. Schulze, Are We Not Foreigners Here: Indigenous Nationalism in the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands and Brenden W. Rensink, Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North American Borderlands.

By Eric V. Meeks

Eduardo Obregón Pagán, Valley of the Guns: The Pleasant Valley War and the Trauma of Violence.

By Jamie Starling

Walter Nugent, Color Coded: Party Politics in the American West, 1950–2016.

By Patrick Cox

Bruce A. Glasrud and Cary D. Wintz, eds., Black Americans and the Civil Rights Movement in the West.

By Dolph Briscoe IV

Bruce A. Glasrud and Deborah M. Liles, eds., African Americans in Central Texas History: From Slavery to Civil Rights.

By Merline Pitre

Jennifer Jensen Wallach, Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America.

By Rebecca Sharpless

Deborah M. Liles and Cecilia Gutiérrez Venable, eds., Texas Women and Ranching: On the Range, at the Rodeo, and in Their Communities.

By Diana M. Vela

Marcia Hatfield Daudistel and Mimi R. Gladstein, eds., The Women of Smeltertown.

By Tiffany Jasmin González

Bill Wright, The Whole Damn Cheese: Maggie Smith, Border Legend.

By Leah LaGrone Ochoa

Louise O’Connor, Wild Rose: The Life and Times of Victor Marion Rose, Poet and Historian of Early Texas.

By Laura Lyons McLemore

Walter L. Buenger and Walter D. Kamphoefner, eds., Preserving German Texan Identity: Reminiscences of William A. Trenckmann, 18591935.

By James C. Kearney

Gregory W. Ball, Texas and World War I.

By Lila Rakoczy

Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler, The Texas Rangers in Transition: From Gunfighters to Criminal Investigators, 19211935.

By Chuck Parsons

Cristina Salinas, Managed Migrations: Growers, Farmworkers, and Border Enforcement in the Twentieth Century.

By John Weber

Andrew C. Baker, Bulldozer Revolutions: A Rural History of the Metropolitan South.

By Paul J. P. Sandul

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