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Southwestern Historical Quarterly

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly brings the latest and most authoritative research in Texas history to a wide audience of history lovers and scholars. Since the Quarterly can only publish approximately sixteen articles each year, it is our editorial policy to publish original research on Texas history topics that have the greatest historical significance and the broadest reader interest.

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, continuously published since 1897, is the premier source of scholarly information about the history of Texas and the Southwest. The first 100 volumes of the Quarterly, more than 57,000 pages, are now available Online with searchable Tables of Contents.

Printed copies of the Quarterly are a benefit of membership in the Texas State Historical Association and are widely available in public and private libraries.  Back issues can be read and searched on the Portal to Texas History, which are listed in the SHQonline section with the Table of Contents of each volume.

Featured Issues

January 2015 Issue

 On the cover: Frederic Remington, Training Horses to Leap Obstacles, Tenth United States Cavalry. Halftone, 1891. Courtesy of Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, gift of Richmond G. Wright. The Tenth U.S. Cavalry were among the famous “Buffalo Soldiers” of the Indian Wars in the late nineteenth-century American West and feature prominently in an article in the January Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Robert N. Watt’s “A Reevaluation of Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson’s Trans-Pecos Campaign against Victorio, July–August 1880.”

October 2014 Issue

 On the cover: A 1928 illustration of the face of Olmos Dam in San Antonio. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. In this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Char Miller’s article “Streetscape Environmentalism: Floods, Social Justice, and Political Power in San Antonio, 1921–1974” explores how water projects such Olmos Dan created a geography of uneven flood protection that left the city’s west side more exposed to inundation than other parts of the Alamo City. By the 1970s, west-side residents had had enough and launched a movement that deserves to be recognized as a pioneering effort for environmental
justice.