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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
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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