Cover: "Siege of the Alamo." Undated map from the Collections of the Star of the Republic Museum, Washington, Texas. This spring marks the 175th anniversary of probably the two most renowned events in Texas history, the Siege of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. These two remarkable events receive new coverage in this month's number of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly: Gregg J. Dimmick guides us through a newly uncovered account of the Siege of the Alamo, while Jeffrey D. Dunn comments on the early maps of the San Jacinto battleground.
"To Preserve African Slavery": The Secession Commissioners to Texas, 1861
By Matthew K. Hamilton
Notes and Documents
A Newly Uncovered Alamo Account: By Pedro Ampudia, Commanding General of the Mexican Army over Texas Artillery
Edited by Gregg J. Dimmick
Mapping San Jacinto Battleground, 1836–1855
By Jeffrey D. Dunn
Thomas H. Kreneck and Gerald D. Saxon, eds., Collecting Texas: Essays on Texana Collectors and the Creation of Research Libraries.
By James L. Haley
Mike Cox, Historic Photos of Heroes of the Old West.
By Richard Selcer
Dan K. Utley and Cynthia J. Beeman, History Ahead: Beyond the Texas Roadside Markers.
By Laurie E. Jasinski
Steven R. Strom, Houston Lost and Unbuilt.
By Peter B. Dedek
Suzanne Turner and Joanne Seale Wilson, Houston’s Silent Garden: Glenwood Cemetery, 1871–2009.
By Cynthia J. Beeman
Michael Perman, Pursuit of Unity: A Political History of the American South.
By Walter L. Buenger
Bryan Edward Stone, The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontier of Texas.
By Elizabeth Chapman
Stephen H. Lekson, A History of the Ancient Southwest.
By Stephen L. Black
Jeffrey P. Shepherd, We Are an Indian Nation: A History of Haulapai People.
By Jon Reyhner
Andro Linklater, An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson.
By Jesús F. de la Teja
Dan Kilgore and James E. Crisp, How Did Davy Die? And Why Do We Care So Much?
By Paul Andrew Hutton
James C. Kearney, Nassau Plantation: The Evolution of a Texas German Slave Plantation.
By Lonn Taylor
David J. Weber and Janes Lenz Elder, eds., Fiasco: George Clinton Gardner’s Correspondence from the U.S.-Mexico Boundary
By Lance R. Blyth
Theresa A. Case, The Great Southwest Railroad Strike and Free Labor.
By Thomas E. Alter II
Robert K. DeArment, Deadly Dozen: Forgotten Gunfighters of the Old West, Volume 3.
By Jeff Wells
Donna B. Ernst, The Sundance Kid: The Life of Harry Alonzo Longabaugh.
By Matthew C. Hulbert
Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler, The Secret War in El Paso: Mexican Revolutionary Intrigue, 1906–1920.
By Manuel Callahan
Ralph A. Wooster, Texas and Texans in the Great War.
By Gregory W. Ball
Matthew D. Tippens, Turning Germans into Texans: World War I and the Assimilation and Survival of German Culture in Texas, 1900–1930.
By S. M. Duffy
Paul J. Vanderwood, Satan’s Playground: Mobsters and Movie Stars at America’s Greatest Gaming Resort.
By James R. Curtis
Michael Hiltzik, Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century.
By Ryan Schumacher
Heather Fryer, Perimeters of Democracy: Inverse Utopias and the Wartime Social Landscape in the American West.
By Char Miller
Benjamin H. Johnson and Andrew R. Graybill, eds. Bridging National Borders in North America: Transnational and Comparative Histories.
By Michael M. Smith