On the cover: Photograph of the Alamo taken on April 8, 1936, by Arthur W. Stewart. Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. There is likely no place in Texas that plays a larger role in the telling of the state’s past than the Alamo. Its meaning has often differed sharply among Texans, though. In this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Omar Valerio-Jiménez explores some of the challenges to the dominant narrative of the Alamo—and Texas history in general—offered by four mid-twentieth-century Tejano intellectuals in his article “Refuting History Fables: Collective Memories, Mexican Texans, and Texas History.”
Refuting History Fables: Collective Memories, Mexican Texans, and Texas History
By Omar Valerio-Jiménez
A Failed Venture in the Nueces Strip: Misconceptions and Mismanagement of the Beales Rio Grande Colony, 1832–1836
By Kyle B. Carpenter
Jim Crow and Freedom of Expression in Post-World War II East Texas: The Legal Battle to Show Pinky in Marshall, 1950
By David Lacy
Jeffrey P. Shepherd, Guadalupe Mountains National Park: An Environmental History of the Southwest Borderlands.
By Glen Sample Ely
Robert N. Watt, ‘Horses Worn to Mere Shadows’: The Victorio Campaign 1880.
By Jerry Thompson
Katharine Bjork, Prairie Imperialists: The Indian Country Origins of American Empire.
By Catharine Franklin
Klara Kelley and Harris Francis, A Diné History of Navajoland.
By Jon Reyhner
Gunlög Fur, Painting Culture, Painting Nature: Stephen Mopope, Oscar Jacobson, and the Development of Indian Art in Oklahoma.
By Hadley Jerman
Paula Selzer and Emmanuel Pécontal, Adolphe Gouhenant: French Revolutionary, Utopian Leader, and Texas Frontier Photographer.
By Jonathan Beecher
James E. Sherow, The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy’s Great Gamble.
By Deborah Liles
Bill O’Neal, Billy and Olive Dixon: The Plainsman and His Lady.
By Chuck Parsons
Cynthia Culver Prescott, Pioneer Mother Monuments: Constructing Cultural Memory.
By Kelly McMichael
Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South.
By Jeff Forret
Christopher B. Bean, Too Great a Burden to Bear: The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen’s Bureau in Texas.
By Carl Moneyhon
Robert C. Fink, Football at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Texas.
By Alan C. Atchison
Robert D. Jacobus, Black Man in the Huddle: Stories from the Integration of Texas Football.
By Charles H. Martin
Harriett Denise Joseph, From Santa Anna to Selena: Notable Mexicanos and Tejanos in Texas History Since 1821.
By Valerie A. Martínez
Katherine Benton-Cohen, Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and its Legacy.
By Jeanne Petit
Brian Cervantez, Amon Carter: A Lone Star Life.
By Jacob Wayne Olmstead
Raymond Caballero, McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks.
By Ellen Schrecker
Ana Raquel Minian, Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration.
By Jensen Branscombe
Sonia Robles, Mexican Waves: Radio Broadcasting Along Mexico’s Northern Border, 1930–1950.
By Aaron W. Navarro
Kathryn E. Holliday, ed., The Open-Ended City: David Dillon on Texas Architecture.
By Joel Barna