Southwestern Historical Quarterly: July 2022

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Southwestern Historical Quarterly

On the cover: a close-up of the main entrance of the Mission San Antonio de Valero, better as known as the Alamo. Historic American Buildings Survey, October 1961. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. In this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Jesús F. de la Teja explores in detail the travails of a man who is a familiar name in Texas history but has received little devoted attention in “The Treason Case of Erasmo Seguín: A Story of Texas’s First War of Independence.” One of the things readers will learn about Seguín is that “he had a hand in livestock raising, controlling although apparently not yet owning Mission San Antonio de Valero’s former La Mora Ranch.” More significantly, though, we learn of the many years he took to clear his name after he was accused of aiding the rebels against Spanish rule in Texas during the violent events of 1812–13.


Governors, Regents, and New Deal Liberalism: Student Activism at the University of Texas at Austin, 1917–1945

By John Moretta   


The Treason Case of Erasmo Seguín: A Story of Texas’s First War of Independence

By Jesús F. de la Teja 

Book  Reviews

Jim Downs, Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine.

By Jennifer Paxton  


John David Smith and Raymond Arsenault, eds., The Long Civil War: New Explorations of America’s Enduring Conflict.

By Brian Elliott


Fay A. Yarbrough, Choctaw Confederates: The American Civil War in Indian Country.

By Clarissa W. Confer


Caroline E. Janney, Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox.

By Cecily Zander


Carl H. Moneyhon, The Union League and Biracial Politics in Reconstruction Texas.

By Gregg Cantrell


Laurie A. Wilkie, Unburied Lives: The Historical Archaeology of Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Davis, Texas, 1869–1875.

By Glen Sample Ely


James Marten and Caroline E. Janney, eds., Buying and Selling Civil War Memory in Gilded Age America.

By Kelly McMichael


Stephen Cushman, The Generals’ Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today.

By Joan Waugh


Armand S. La Potin, Hugh Lenox Scott, 1853–1934: Reluctant Warrior.

By James Bailey Blackshear


John A. Adams Jr, Sul Ross at Texas A&M.

By P. J. Vierra


David J. Murrah, The Rise and Fall of the Lazy S Ranch.

By John Caraway


Ethan Blue, The Deportation Express: A History of America by Forced Removal.

By Sarah Coleman


Jennifer Koshatka Seman, Borderlands Curanderos: The Worlds of Santa Teresa Urrea and Don Pedrito Jaramillo.

By Virginia Garrard


Char Miller, West Side Rising: How San Antonio’s 1921 Flood Devastated a City and Sparked a Latino Environmental Justice Movement.

By Jeff Crane  

Benjamin Márquez, The Politics of Patronage: Lawyers, Philanthropy, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

By Cynthia Orozco  


Barclay Key, Race and Restoration: Churches of Christ and the Black Freedom Struggle.

By Joseph L. Locke


Max Krochmal and J. Todd Moye, eds., Civil Rights in Black and Brown: Histories of Resistance and Struggle in Texas.

By Brent M. S. Campney 


Tanya L. Roth, Her Cold War: Women in the U.S. Military, 1945–1980.

By D’Ann M. Campbell 


Margaret Culbertson and Ellen Beasley, Waxahachie Architecture Guidebook.

By Kenneth Hafertepe


Gregory M. Smoak, ed., Western Lands, Western Voices: Essays on Public History in the American West.

By Debbie Z. Harwell


Published: 2022-07