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January 2014

Vol No.: 
CXVII

Cover: Lyndon Baines Johnson and farm family. Courtesy LBJ Library, photo by Austin American-Statesman. In this issue, historian Mitchell Lerner explores the influence of LBJ’s upbringing in poverty-stricken Blanco County, Texas, on his political outlook in “‘Almost a Populist’: Texas, the South, and the Rise of Lyndon Baines Johnson.”

Table of Contents: 

“ALMOST A POPULIST”: TEXAS, THE SOUTH, AND THE RISE OF LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON
By Mitchell Lerner

COMMUNITY BONDS IN THE BAYOU CITY: FREE BLACKS AND LOCAL REPUTATION IN EARLY HOUSTON
By John Garrison Marks

THE DOWELL FAMILY PAPERS: THE SPLINTERING OF AN ARCHIVAL TREASURE
By David B. Gracy II

Southwestern Collection

Book Reviews

Book Reviews
Thomas E. Alexander and Dan K. Utley, Faded Glory: A Century of Forgotten Texas Military Sites, Then and Now.
BY T. LINDSAY BAKER

Cynthia Brandimarte and Angela Reed, Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
BY RONALD C. BROWN

Dan K. Utley and Cynthia J. Beeman, History along the Way: Stories beyond the Texas Roadside Markers.
BY DAVID G. MCCOMB

Heather Green Wooten, Old Red: Pioneering Medical Education in Texas.
BY WATSON ARNOLD

Karen Hess Rogers, Lee Pecht, and Alan Harris Bath, Rice University: One Hundred Years in Pictures.
BY RONALD C. BROWN

Kenneth L. Untiedt, ed., First Timers and Old Timers: The Texas Folklore Society Fire Burns On.
BY LONN TAYLOR

Peter L. Eidenbach, An Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, 1550–1941.
BY CAMERON L. SAFFELL

David Yetman, Conflict in Colonial Sonora: Indians, Priests, and Settlers.
BY ROLAND RODRÍGUEZ

Samuel J. Watson, Jackson’s Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1810–1821.
BY ROBERT WOOSTER

Robert J. Willoughby, The Brothers Robidoux and the Opening of the American West.
BY FRANCIS X. GALÁN

Russell M. Lawson, Frontier Naturalist: Jean Louis Berlandier and the Exploration of Northern Mexico and Texas.
BY JOSÉ MARÍA HERRERA

Amy S. Greenberg, A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico.
BY JANNE LAHTI

James M. Schmidt, Galveston and the Civil War: An Island in the Maelstrom.
BY BRETT J. DERBES

The Great Hanging at Gainesville, 1862: The Accounts of Thomas Barrett and George Washington Diamond.
BY KANISORN WONGSRICHANALAI

Peter R. Rose, The Reckoning: The Triumph of Order on the Texas Outlaw Frontier.
BY BRANDON JETT

John Boessenecker, When Law Was in the Holster: The Frontier Life of Bob Paul.
BY BROOKE WIBRACHT

Peter Pagnamenta, Prairie Fever: British Aristocrats in the American West, 1830–1890.
BY KEVIN Z. SWEENEY

Janne Lahti, Cultural Construction of Empire: The U.S. Army in Arizona and New Mexico.
BY GARY L. CHEATHAM

Thomas C. Maroukis, The Peyote Road: Religious Freedom and the Native American Church.
BY WILLIAM M. CLEMENTS

Kate Sayens Kirkland, Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857–1941.
BY JOSEPH ABEL

Jeffrey Marcos Garcílazo, Traqueros: Mexican Railroad Workers in the United States, 1870–1930.
BY MARC SIMON RODRIGUEZ

Matthew Gritter, Mexican Inclusion: The Origins of Anti-Discrimination Policy in Texas and the Southwest.
BY CYNTHIA E. OROZCO

David Montejano, Sancho’s Journal: Exploring the Political Edge with the Brown Berets.
BY JUAN R. BURIEL

Gordon K. Mantler, Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960–1974.
By NEIL FOLEY

María Antonietta Berriozába, María, Daughter of Immigrants.
By TERESA PALOMO ACOSTA

Michael L. Gillette, Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History.
By MARY BRENNAN

Melodie A. Cuate, Journey to Plum Creek.
By DEBORAH BLOYS HARDIN