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Detail of the western Gulf of Mexico from Accurata delineation celeberrimae regionis Ludovicianae vel Gallice Louisiane ot. Canadae et Floridae, ca. 1734, by Matthaeus Seutter. Courtesy Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library, Arlington, Texas. Visible at the center of the detail are two references to sites related to La Salle, including one on the Texas coast near a bay marked “B. S. Louis.” La Salle’s settlement has come to be known to history as “Fort St. Louis,” but Texas historian Robert S. Weddle argues that this name is erroneous. Weddle and co-author Donald E. Chipman tackle this myth and others from Texas’s colonial period in “How Historical Myths Are Born . . . And Why They Seldom Die” in this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
Table of Contents:
How Historical Myths Are Born . . . And Why they Seldom Die
By Donald E. Chipman and Robert S. Weddle
Railroads, Water Rights, and the Long Reach of W. A. East v.
Houston and Texas Central Railroad Company (1904)
By Megan Benson
Desolate Streets: The Spanish Influenza in San Antonio
by Ana Martínez-Catsam
Dirk Hoerder and Nora Faires, eds., Migrants and Migration in Modern
North America: Cross-Border Lives, Labor Markets, and Politics.
By Zachary Adams
Robert Morgan, Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward
By Jeffrey G. Mauck
Richard V. Francaviglia, Go East, Young Man: Imagining the American
West as the Orient.
By Ryan R. Schumacher
John Perry, Texas: An Illustrated History.
By David G. McComb
Laurie Jasinski, ed., The Handbook of Texas Music. Second Edition.
By Yves Laberge
Kenneth Untiedt., ed., Hide, Horn, Fish, and Fowl: Texas Hunting and
By Russell L. Martin III
Michael Ariens, Lone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas.
By Jeffrey D. Dunn
Patrick D. Lukens, A Quiet Victory for Latino Rights: FDR and the
Controversy over “Whiteness.”
By Michael A. Olivas
Michael Berryhill, The Trials of Eroy Brown: The Murder Case that
Shook the Texas Prison System.
By David Cullen
Brian D. Behnken, ed., The Struggle in Black and Brown: African
American and Mexican American Relations during the Civil Rights Era.
By Alberto Rodríguez
Robert Gudmestad, Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom.
By Marshall Schott
Gary S. Zaboly, An Altar for Their Sons: The Alamo and the Texas
Revolution in Contemporary Newspaper Accounts.
By Bob Cavendish
William S. Kiser, Turmoil on the Rio Grande: The Territorial History of
the Mesilla Valley, 1846–1865.
By Jerry Thompson
Kenneth W. Howell, ed., Still the Arena of Civil War: Violence and
Turmoil in Reconstruction Texas, 1865–1874.
By Brent M. S. Campney
Kenneth Kesslus, Bastrop County during Reconstruction.
By Evan Rothera
William A. Dobak, Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops,
By Garna L. Christian
Jack Stokes Ballard, Commander and Builder of Western Forts:
The Life and Times of Major General Henry C. Merriam, 1862–1901.
By Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai
Chris Meister, James Riely Gordon: His Courthouses and Other Public
By Dan K. Utley
Ron Rozelle, My Boys and Girls Are In There: The 1937 New London
By Mark Stanley
Richard F. Selcer and Kevin S. Foster, Written in Blood: The History
of Fort Worth’s Fallen Lawmen: Volume 2, 1910–1928.
By Robin Sager
Robert W. Sledge, A People, A Place: The Story of Abilene, Volume 2:
The Modern City, 1940–2010.
By Bruce Bumbalough