April 2020

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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.”

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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

Book Reviews

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

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