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July 2010

July 2010 SHQ Cover
Vol No.: 
CXIV

Cover: An oil well shooter loading a torpedo shell with liquid nitroglycerin.  Photo courtesy of the Petroleum Museum, Abell-Hanger Foundation Collection, Midland, Texas

Table of Contents: 

RISKY BUSINESS: OIL WELL SHOOTERS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN OILFIELDS
     By David F. Dixon

MEMORY, THE TEXAS REVOLUTION, AND SECESSION: THE BIRTH OF CONFEDERATE NATIONALISM IN THE LONE STAR STATE
     By Andrew F. Lang

Notes and Documents

“A MILLION KISSES”: LOVE LETTERS FROM A DOUGHBOY IN FRANCE (PART 1)
      Edited By Paul N. Spellman

Southwestern Collection

Book Reviews

Alexis McCrossen, ed., Land of Necessity: Consumer Culture in the United States-Mexico Borderlands.
BY PETER DEDEK

Gene B. Preuss, To Get a Better School System: One Hundred Years of Education Reform in Texas.
BY ERIC L. GRUVER

Bill Neal, Sex, Murder, and the Unwritten Law: Courting Judicial Mayhem, Texas Style.
BY ALFREDO E. CARDENAS

John Miller Morris, Taming the Land: The Lost Postcard Photographs of the Texas High Plains.
BY RON TYLER

Bob Ray Sanders, Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White.
BY CARLA ELLARD

Light Townsend Cummins, Emily Austin of Texas, 1795–1851.
BY SARA CROWLEY

David C. Humphrey, Peg Leg: The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero, Thomas William Ward, 1807–1872.
BY OWEN L. ROBERTS

Harold J. Weiss Jr., The Life and Legend of Texas Ranger Captain Bill McDonald
Dan R. Manning, John James Dix, A Texian.
BY JODY EDWARD GINN

Richard F.Selcer, Fort Worth Characters.
BY BRUCE BUMBALOUGH

Nancy Coggenshall, Gila Country Legend: The Life and Times of Quentin Hulse.
BY TANYA FINCHUM

Warren Corbett, The Wizard of Waxahachie: Paul Richards and the End of Baseball as We Knew It.
BY ALAN C. ATCHISON

Anne A .Fox, Samuel P. Nesmith, and Daniel E. Fox, Silent Witness to Texas: Archeology and Artifacts of Goliad’s Presidio La Bahía.
BY MARK DENTON

L. Lloyd MacDonald, Tejanos in the 1835 Texas Revolution.
BY JAMES E. CRISP

Mark Gretchen, Slave Transactions of Guadalupe County, Texas.
BY DEBORAH LILES

Joan Waugh and Gary W. Gallagher, Controversy and Conflict over the American Civil War.
BY ANGELA F. MURPHY

Joan Waugh, U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth.
BY MELANIE KIRKLAND

Bob Alexander, Winchester Warriors: Texas Rangers of Company D, 1874–1901.
BY HAROLD J. WEISS JR.

Dale Baum, Counterfeit Justice: The Judicial Odyssey of Texas Freedwoman Azeline Hearne.
BY SEAN KELLEY

Michelle M. Mears, And Grace Will Lead Me Home: African American Freedman Communities of Austin, Texas, 1865–1928.
BY JENNIFER ECKEL

Phlyis Cancilla Martinelli, Undermining Race: Ethnic Identities in Arizona Copper Camps, 1880–1920.
BY MARSHALL SCHOTT

Claire Strom, Making Catfish Bait out of Government Boys: The Fight against Cattle Ticks and the Transformation of the Yeoman South.
BY JAHUE ANDERSON

John Morán González, Border Renaissance: The Texas Centennial and the Emergence of Mexican American Literature.
BY TERESA ACOSTA

Emilio Zamora, Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas: Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II.
BY DAVID G. GUTIÉRREZ

Heather Green Wooten, The Polio Years in Texas: Battling a Terrifying Unknown.
BY KEITH VOLANTO

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