Refugio Benavides, Atanacio Vidaurri, Cristobal Benavides, and John Z. Leyendecker, Confederate officers from Laredo, Texas. UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures, 072-3258, Courtesy St. Mary’s University Archives (San Antonio, Texas). In this month’s issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Alex Mendoza examines the complex factors that shaped the loyalties of Tejano soldiers from Laredo, such as the Benavides brothers pictured here, in his article, “For Our Own Best Interests”: Nineteenth-Century
Laredo Tejanos, Military Service, and the Development of American Nationalism.”
“FOR OUR OWN BEST INTERESTS”: NINETEENTH-CENTURY LAREDO TEJANOS, MILITARY SERVICE, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN NATIONALISM
By Alex Mendoza
CONQUERING THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE: LYNDON JOHNSON, C. VANN WOODWARD, AND “THE IRONY OF SOUTHERN HISTORY”
By Mitchell Lerner
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