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January 2010

SHQ January 2010 - Four Star Recording Artist Slim Willet
Vol No.: 
CXIII

Cover: Four Star Recording Artist Slim Willet Heads the Cast of the Big State Jamboree, circa March 1953.
Image courtesy of Joe W. Specht.

Table of Contents: 

“I’M A TOOL PUSHER FROM SNYDER”: SLIM WILLET’S OIL PATCH SONGS
     By Joe W. Specht

TEXAS THROUGH 1845: A SURVEY OF THE HISTORICAL LITERATURE OF RECENT DECADES
      By F. Todd Smith

Notes and Documents

TOUCHED WITH A SUNSET: THE LETTERS OF TERRELL MAVERICK AND WALTER PRESCOTT WEBB (PART 3)
Edited By Betty Hannstein Adams

Southwestern Collection

Book Reviews

Andrew Wallace and Richard H. Hevly, eds., From Texas to San Diego in 1851: The Overland Journal of Dr. S. W. Woodhouse, Surgeon-Naturalist of the Sitgreaves Expedition.
BY GLEN SAMPLE ELY

J. Brett Cruse, Battles of the Red River War: Archeological Perspectives on the Indian Campaign of 1874.
BY STEPHEN L. BLACK

Kenneth L. Untiedt, ed., Death Lore: Texas Rituals, Superstitions, and Legends of the Hereafter.
BY ADRIENNE CAUGHFIELD

W. David Baird and Danney Goble, Oklahoma: A History. 2nd ed.
BY TANYA FINCHUM

James W. Hulse, Nevada’s Environmental Legacy: Progress or Plunder.
BY KELLY A. ROARK

Robert W. Sledge, The Story of Abilene, Volume 1: The Future Great City, 1881–1940.
BY BRUCE BUMBALOUGH

Marshall Terry et al., “From High on a Hilltop”: Marshall Terry’s History of SMU.
BY LIGHT TOWNSEND CUMMINS

Bruce A Glasrud and Archie P. McDonald, eds., Blacks in East Texas History.
BY JENNIFER ECKEL

Thomas A. Britten, The Lipan Apaches: People of Wind and Lightning.
BY MATTHEW S. TAYLOR

Ian W. Record, Big Sycamore Stand Alone: The Western Apaches, Aravaipa, and the Struggle for Place.
BY JON REYHNER

Earl H. Elam, Kitikiti’sh: The Wichita Indians and Associated Tribes in Texas, 1757–1859.
BY F. TODD SMITH

J. C. A. Stagg, Borderlines in Borderlands: James Madison and the Spanish American Frontier, 1776–1821.
BY DAVID E. NARRETT

John A. Adams Jr., Conflict and Commerce on the Rio Grande: Laredo, 1755–1955.
BY DANIEL MELENDREZ

Brian DeLay, War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican.
BY JOAQUÍN RIVAYA-MARTÍNEZ

Kenneth Wayne Howell, Texas Confederate, Reconstruction Governor: James Webb Throckmorton.
BY MATTHEW C. HULBERT

Chuck Parsons, The Sutton-Taylor Feud: The Deadliest Blood Feud in Texas.
BY ROBIN SAGER

Michael J. Makley, John Mackay: Silver King in the Gilded Age.
BY JOHN MASON HART

John Mason Hart, The Silver of the Sierra Madre: John Robinson, Boss Shepherd, and the People of the Canyons.
BY MICHAEL M. SMITH

Kate Sayen Kirkland, The Hogg Family and Houston: Philanthropy and the Civic Ideal.
BY MARY KELLEY SCHEER

Kelly McMichael, The Civil War Monument Movement in Texas.
BY CARL H. MONEYHON

Laurie E. Jasinski, Dinosaur Highway: A History of Dinosaur Valley State Park.
BY DAN K. UTLEY

Brian McCall, The Power of the Texas Governor: Connally to Bush.
BY GEORGE GREEN