Southwestern Historical Quarterly: Vol. CXXIV, No. 1, July 2020

Published since 1897, Southwestern Historical Quarterly is the oldest continuously published scholarly journal in Texas, bringing the latest research in Texas history to a wide audience of history lovers and scholars. The Quarterly also regularly publishes edited and annotated historical documents.

Published 2020-07

Table of Contents


“Our Local Board of Health Asserts that No Epidemic of Any Kind Exists in San Antonio”: State vs. Local Expertise in the 1903 Yellow Fever Quarantine
By Ana Luisa Martínez-Catsam

The Catholic Church in the Diocese of Galveston-Houston and Desegregation, 1945–1984
By Mark Newman

Rebuilding the Mayfield Mercantile Company: Architecture and Commerce in Sonora, Texas, c. 1900
By Richard B. Wright

Book Reviews

The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History by John S. Sledge
By Gene Allen Smith, Nancy Baker Jones

Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas by Stephen Harrigan
By Randolph “Mike” Campbell

The Art of Texas: 250 Years ed. by Ron Tyler
By Bonnie A. Campbell

Making a Hand: The Art of H. D. Bugbee by Michael R. Grauer
By Ron Tyler

Photographing Texas: The Swartz Brothers, 1880–1918 by Richard F. Selcer
By Brian Cervantez

The Intimate Frontier: Friendship and Civil Society in Northern New Spain by Ignacio Martínez
By Jean A. Stuntz

Nación Genízara: Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico ed. by Moises Gonzales and Enrique R. Lamadrid
By Rob Martinez

The Gods of Indian Country: Religion and the Struggle for the American West by Jennifer Graber
By Dale Stover

Frontiers in the Gilded Age: Adventure, Capitalism, and Dispossession from Southern Africa to the U.S–Mexican Borderlands, 1880–1917 by Andrew Offenburger
By Alicia M. Dewey

Postcards from the Chihuahua Border: Revisiting a Pictorial Past, 1900s–1950s by Daniel D. Arreola
By Rita Marie Velasco

Fanáticos, Exiles, and Spies: Revolutionary Failures on the US–Mexico Border, 1923–1930 by Julian F. Dodson
By Julia G. Young

Border Land, Border Water: A History of Construction on the US–Mexico Divide by C. J. Alvarez
By Mark Cioc-Ortega

Two Suns of the Southwest: Lyndon Johnson, Barry Goldwater, and the 1964 Battle Between Liberalism and Conservatism by Nancy Beck Young
By Kevin Jon Fernlund

The King of Adobe: Reies López Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement by Lorena Oropeza
By Ignacio M. García

The Meanest Man in Congress: Jack Brooks and the Making of an American Century by Timothy McNulty and Brendan McNulty
By Nancy Beck Young

A Man Absolutely Sure of Himself: Texan George Washington Littlefield by David B. Gracy II
By M. Scott Sosebee

Texas Ranger Lee Hall: From the Red River to the Rio Grande by Chuck Parsons
By Bob Cavendish

Wrecked Lives and Lost Souls: Joe Lynch Davis and the Last of the Oklahoma Outlaws by Jerry Thompson
By Kathleen P. Chamberlain

Outriders: Rodeo at the Fringes of the American West by Rebecca Scofield
By Jeannette Vaught

Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South by Jenny Luke
By Megan Seaholm