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El Paso & Southwestern Railroad Rio Grande Bridge, Spanning Rio Grande at Southwestern Railroad, El Paso, El Paso County, TX. Photograph by Bruce Harms. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. In her article “Bridges across the Borderline: The Local Politics of Building the First International Rail Bridges in the Americas at the Two El Pasos, 1880–1883,” Gladys A. Hodges discusses the wheeling and dealing involved in building such imposing structures.
Table of Contents:
Culture War in Downtown Houston: Jones Hall and the Postwar Battle over Exclusive Space
By Kyle Shelton
Bridges across the Borderline: The Local Politics of Building the First International Rail Bridges in the Americas at the Two El Pasos, 1880–1883
By Gladys A. Hodges
Notes and Documents
“For the Relief of the Texians”: A Theatrical Benefit to Aid the Texas Revolution
By Pat Bozeman
Affairs of the Association
Jim Kimmel, Exploring the Brazos River: From Beginning to End.
By Kenna Lang Archer
Paul W. Mapp, The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713–1763.
By Jesús F. de la Teja
Rachel St. John, Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border.
By Richard Ribb
Douglas Hurt, The Big Empty: The Great Plains in the Twentieth Century.
By Paul H. Carlson
Michelle Nickerson and Darren Dochuk, eds., Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Space, Place, and Region.
By Char Miller
David Remley, Kit Carson: The Life of an American Border Man.
By Gary L. Cheatham
Rick Miller, Bill Longley: The Mythology of a Gunfighter.
By Robert Christopher Poister
Bob Alexander, Rawhide Ranger, Ira Aten: Enforcing Law on the Texas Frontier.
By Harold J. Weiss Jr.
Gregg Andrews, Thyra J. Edwards: Black Activist in the Global Freedom Struggle.
By Michael Phillips
Thomas M. Hatfield, Rudder: From Leader to Legend.
By James A. Bernsen
Bob Ybarra, My Demons Were Real: Constitutional Lawyer Joseph Calamia’s Journey.
By David Chew
Ricardo Ampudia, Mexicans on Death Row.
By Mitchel P. Roth
Mark Santiago, The Jar of Severed Hands: Spanish Deportation of Apache Prisoners of War, 1710–1810.
By Lance R. Blyth
Wendy St. Jean, Remaining Chickasaw in Indian Territory, 1830s–1907.
By S. Matthew DeSpain
Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, Education beyond the Mesas: Hopi Students at Sherman Institute, 1902–1929.
By Roger L. Nichols
Sherry L. Smith and Brian Frehner, eds., Indians & Energy: Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest.
By Janne Lahti
Gary W. Gallagher, The Union War.
By Angela F. Murphy
James Marten, Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America.
By Melanie Kirkland
Deborah and Jon Lawrence, Violent Encounters: Interviews on Western Massacres.
By Aaron Fussell
Bill Neal, Vengeance Is Mine: The Scandalous Love Triangle that Triggered the Boyce-Sneed Feud.
By Paul N. Spellman 101
Jane Spraggins Wilson and James A. Wilson, Texon: Legacy of an Oil Town.
By Diana Davids Hinton
Sherry Matthews, We Were Not Orphans: Stories from the Waco State Home.
By Thomas L. Charlton
Scott Magelsson and Rhona Justice-Malloy, eds., Enacting History.
By William McWhorter
Gerald Duff, Blue Sabine.
By Steven L. Davis