January 2020

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On the cover: Although Indianola, Texas, is now a ghost town, it was once an important port on the Gulf Coast. This 1860 illustration by Helmuth Holtz shows how the settlement might have appeared about the time of the events in one of the articles in this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, “‘A Chicken for Breakfast at the Expense of Mr. Rebel’: The Journal of Sergeant Nelson Howard, Company E, 13th Maine Infantry on the Texas Coast, 1863–1864,” edited by Jerry Thompson. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents: 


Political Hippies and Hip Politicos”: Counterculture Alliance and Cultural Radicalism in 1960s Austin, Texas

By John A. Moretta

Taming the East Texas “Black Giant,”: Ernest O. Thompson and Illusions of Independence, 1930–1935

By Matthew Ware Coulter

“A Chicken for Breakfast at the Expense of Mr. Rebel”: The Journal of Sergeant Nelson Howard, Company E, 13th Maine Infantry on the Texas Coast, 1863–1864

Edited with an introduction by Jerry Thompson

Book Reviews

Gregory D. Smithers, Native Southerners: Indigenous History from Origins to Removal.

By F. Todd Smith

Cameron Strang, Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 15001850.

By Kelly Hopkins

Light Townsend Cummins, To the Vast and Beautiful Land: Anglo Migration into Spanish Louisiana and Texas, 1760s–1820s.

By Bradley Folsom

Roseann Bacha-Garza, Christopher L. Miller, and Russell K. Skowronek, eds., The Civil War on the Rio Grande, 1846–1876.

By Robert Wooster

John T. Whatley, ed., An East Texas Family’s Civil War: The Letters of Nancy and William Whatley, May–December 1862.

By William C. Yancey

Lawrence Lee Hewitt and Thomas E. Schott, eds., Confederate Generals in the Trans-Mississippi: Essays on America’s Civil War, Volume 3.

By Christopher Bean

Clint E. Chambers and Paul H. Carlson, Comanche Jack Stilwell: Army Scout and Plainsman.

By Thomas A. Britten

Joshua Specht, Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America.

By Michael Wise

Janne Lahti, The American West and the World: Transnational and Comparative Perspectives.

By Jason Pierce

Greg Grandin, The End the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America.

By Mark Goldberg

Ron Tyler, Western Art, Western History: Collected Essays.

By Brian Dippie

Virginia Couse Leavitt, Eanger Irving Couse: The Life and Times of an American Artist, 1866–1936.

By J. P. Bryan

Kathryn E. O’Rourke, ed., O’Neil Ford on Architecture.

By W. Dwayne Jones

Miriam Kalman Friedman, Rivers of Light: The Life of Claire Myers Owens.

By Kathryn Hamilton Warren

Enrique M. Buelna, Chicano Communists and the Struggle for Social Justice.

By Joel Zapata

David E. Wilkins and Shelly Hulse Wilkins, Dismembered: Native Disenrollment and the Battle for Human Rights.

By Jeffrey Shepherd

Malcolm Ebright and Rick Hendricks, Pueblo Sovereignty: Indian Land and Water in New Mexico and Texas.

By Flannery Burke

Anita Huizar-Hernández, Forging Arizona: A History of the Peralta Land Grant and Racial Identity in the West.

By Tim Bowman

Lucie Genay, Land of Nuclear Enchantment: A New Mexican History of the Nuclear Weapons Industry.

By Julie Cohn

David W. Keller, In the Shadow of the Chinatis: A History of Pinto Canyon in the Big Bend.

By Kathleen Shafer

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