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Submissions from 2024

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Review: Indigenous Borderlands: Native Agency, Resilience, and Power in the Americas, edited by Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez, Thomas A. Britten

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Review: A Brick and a Bible: Black Women’s Radical Activism in the Midwest during the Great Depression, by Melissa Ford, Brent M. S. Campney

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Dumping in the Global Dixie: Circle of Poison and the Contamination of the Global South, Amy M. Hay

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Review of King Fisher: The Short Life and Elusive Legend of a Texas Desperado, by Chuck Parsons and Thomas C. Bicknell, William C. Yancey

Submissions from 2023

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Review of Pioneer of Mexican-American Civil Rights: Alonso S. Perales, Rolando Avila

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U.S. History as Part of a Core Curriculum, Megan Birk

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Crafting the image of Pelayo: identity and state-building in early medieval Asturian chronicles, Erica Buchberger

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Ethnicity and Imitatio in Isidore of Seville, Erica Buchberger

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“Stamping Out Segregation in Kansas”: Jim Crow Practices and the Postwar Black Freedom Struggle, Brent M. S. Campney

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"The Veneer of Civilization Washed Off": Anti-Black Posse-Lynchings in the Twentieth-Century Rural Midwest, Brent M. S. Campney

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Review: Borders of Violence and Justice: Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Law Enforcement in the Southwest, 1835–1935, by Brian D. Behnken., George T. Diaz

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Teacher Voices in Writing World History Standards: Hard Lessons from Texas, David Fisher

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Arbitrators or Agitators: Catholic Clergy of the Borderlands During the Salt Wars, Jamie Starling

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Review of John B. Denton: The Bigger-Than-Life Story of the Fighting Parson and Texas Ranger, by Mike Cochran, William C. Yancey

Submissions from 2022

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From a Tabula Rasa to the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation, Roseann Bacha-Garza, Juan L. Gonzalez, Christopher L. Miller, and Russell K. Skowronek

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Chapter 2 Origin Legends of Visigothic Spain in Isidore of Seville’s Writings, Erica Buchberger

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Review of Interrogating the ‘Germanic’: A Category and its Use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, ed. Matthias Friedrich and James M. Harland, Erica Buchberger

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Review of Civil Rights in Black and Brown: Histories of Resistance and Struggle in Texas ed. by Max Krochmal and J. Todd Moye, Brent M. S. Campney

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Review of Reverberations of Racial Violence: Critical Reflections on the History of the Border ed. by Sonia Hernández and John Morán González, George T. Diaz

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Documenting Difficult Cases: A Mixed Method Analysis, Thomas Daniel Knight

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The Indian Mission of the Institute of Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM) Nuns: Convents, Curriculum, and Indian Women, Nilanjana Paul

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Review of Texas Rangers, Ranchers, and Realtors: James Hughes Callahan and the Day Family in the Guadalupe River Basin, by Thomas O. McDonald, William C. Yancey

Submissions from 2021

Midwestern healthcare and poor farms in the late 19th century, Megan Birk, Christopher Brick, and Kariann Yokota

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Review of Dell' Elicine, Eleonora, and Céline Martin, eds. Framing Power in Visigothic Society: Discourses, Devices, and Artifacts. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press, 2020. Pp. 224. €99.00 (hardback). ISBN: 978-9-46372-590-3 (hardback), Erica Buchberger

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"A White-and-Negro Environment Which Is Seldom Spotlighted" The Twilight of Jim Crow in the Postwar Urban Midwest, Brent M. S. Campney

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Forgetting and Remembering Racist Violence in Tulsa and the Great Plains, Brent M. S. Campney

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Police Brutality and Mexican American Families in Texas, 1945–1980, Brent M. S. Campney

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Review: The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States, by Walter Johnson, Brent M. S. Campney

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“Standing in the Crater of a Volcano”: Anti-Chinese Violence and International Diplomacy in the American West, Brent M. S. Campney

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Review: ¡Viva George!: Celebrating Washington’s Birthday at the US-Mexico Border, by Elaine A. Peña, George T. Diaz

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Recent studies in Rio Grande Valley history, Milo Kearney, Anthony K. Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta, and Thomas Daniel Knight

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“Our Antient Friends . . . Are Much Reduced”: Mary and James Wright, the Hopewell Friends Meeting, and Quaker Women in the Southern Backcountry, c. 1720–c. 1790, Thomas Daniel Knight

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Narciso Martínez: El Huracán del Valle de Sol a Sol, Manuel F. Medrano

Submissions from 2020

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Lincoln and Education, Rolando Avila and Anita Pankake

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Review of Comanche Jack Stilwell: Army Scout and Plainsman, by Clint E. Chambers and Paul H. Carlson, Thomas A. Britten

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Review: Border Spaces: Visualizing the U.S.-Mexico Frontera, edited by Katherine G. Morrissey and John-Michael H. Warner., George T. Diaz

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Review of Women in Texas History, by Angela Boswell, Linda English

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Copper Stain: Asarco’s Legacy in El Paso. The Environment in Modern North America. By Elaine Hampton and Cynthia C. Ontiveros, Amy M. Hay

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Fresh studies in Rio Grande Valley history, Milo Kearney, Anthony K. Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta, and Thomas Daniel Knight

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Pepito and the Last Tamalada, Manuel F. Medrano

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Lithic Raw Materials in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, South Texas and Northeast Mexico, Brandi Reger, Juan L. Gonzalez, and Russell K. Skowronek

Submissions from 2019

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DAMIÁN FERNÁNDEZ, Aristocrats and Statehood in Western Iberia, 300–600 C.E. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2017. 328 pp., Erica Buchberger

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Gothic Identity and the ‘Othering’ of Jews in Seventh-Century Spain, Erica Buchberger

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M. ROBERTS (ED. and TRANS.), VENANTIUS FORTUNATUS, POEMS (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library 46). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. Pp. xx + 910. isbn9780674974920. £19.95., Erica Buchberger

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Anti-Japanese Sentiment, International Diplomacy, and the Texas Alien Land Law of 1921, Brent M. S. Campney

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The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas By Monica Munoz Martinez (review), Brent M. S. Campney

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"What we Need Here is Another Crystal City": The Mexican Civil Rights Movement in South Texas, 1963, Brent M. S. Campney

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Review of A Crooked River: Rustlers, Rangers, and Regulars on the Lower Rio Grande, George T. Diaz

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Spanish Texas, Harriett Denise Joseph and Donald E. Chipman

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Immigration, Identity, and Genealogy: A Case Study, Thomas Daniel Knight

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Famous Mexican films, Irving W. Levinson

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The Other Constitutional Convention: Border Delegates at the Mexican Constitutional Convention of 1916-1917, Irving W. Levinson

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Candid About Cinema: Gregory Nava, Manuel F. Medrano

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The Day the Shaman Came to Town, Manuel F. Medrano

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Review of Valley of the Guns: The Pleasant Valley War and the Trauma of Violence, by Eduardo Obregón Pagán, Jamie Starling

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The Ghosts of Mier: Violence in a Mexican Frontier Community during the Nineteenth Century, Jamie Starling

Submissions from 2018

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President Emeritus Miguel A. Nevárez: An Agent for Social Justice in Higher Education, Rolando Avila and Anita Pankake

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Review of Wars for Empire: Apaches, the United States, and the Southwest Borderlands, by Janne Lahti, Thomas A. Britten

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Gothus: Konstruction und Rezeption von Gotenbildern in narrativen Schriften des merowingischen Gallien by Christian Stadermann (review), Erica Buchberger

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"A Bunch of Tough Hombres": Police Brutality, Municipal Politics, and Racism in South Texas, Brent M. S. Campney

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“The Most Turbulent and Most Traumatic Years in Recent Mexican-American History”: Police Violence and the Civil Rights Struggle in 1970s Texas, Brent M. S. Campney

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Review of Mestizos Come Home!: Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity. By Robert Con Davis-Undiano. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017)., Teodoro Garcia III

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New studies in Rio Grande Valley history, Milo Kearney, Anthony K. Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta, and Thomas Daniel Knight

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Mexico's 2018 election, Irving W. Levinson

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Dia de los Muertos: Two Days in November, Manuel F. Medrano

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El Baile, Manuel F. Medrano

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From Accordion Roots to Conjunto Music: An Unlikely Journey, Manuel F. Medrano

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La Corrida De Las Corvinas, Manuel F. Medrano

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Site Formation Processes of Submerged Shipwrecks. MATTHEW E. KEITH (Editor), 2016. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. Xi 276 Pp. $79.95 (Hardcover), ISBN 978-0-8130-6162-7, Russell K. Skowronek

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Nuevo Santander The Unrealized Archaeological Potential of a “Civilian” Province in Northern New Spain, Russell K. Skowronek, Christopher L. Miller, and Roseann Bacha-Garza

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"From the Moment I Made My Wedding Vows My Suffering Began": Calidad in the Nineteenth-Century Mexican Borderlands, Jamie Starling

Submissions from 2017

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Review of Amada’s Blessings from the Peyote Garden of South Texas. By Stacy B. Schaefer. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2015.), Mayra L. Avila

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Review of The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History, by Paul Andrew Hutton, Thomas A. Britten

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Shifting Ethnic Identities in Spain and Gaul, 500-700: From Romans to Goths and Franks, Erica Buchberger

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Supplementary studies in Rio Grande Valley history, Milo Kearney, Anthony K. Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta, and Thomas Daniel Knight

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Gender as a Determining Factor in the Family History and Development of the McGee Family, Thomas Daniel Knight

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Early South Texas Ranchos - an Enduring Legacy, Manuel F. Medrano

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Vaqueros Del Valle: Between the past and the Future, Manuel F. Medrano

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Historiographical Perspectives of the Third Reich: Nazi Policies towards the Arab World and European Muslims, Jesus Montemayor

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Afro-Mexican Spaces and Legacies on the Lower Rio Grande, Jamie Starling

Submissions from 2016

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Romans, barbarians, and Franks in the writings of Venantius Fortunatus, Erica Buchberger

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Book review: The Black Civil Rights Movement on the Border, Brent M. S. Campney

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Review: Americans in the Treasure House: Travel to Porfirian Mexico and the Cultural Politics of Empire. by Jason Ruiz, George T. Diaz

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Review of Leaders of the Mexican American Generation: Biographical Essays ed. by Anthony Quiroz, Harriett Denise Joseph

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Extra studies in Rio Grande Valley history, Milo Kearney, Anthony K. Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta, and Thomas Daniel Knight

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David Montejano: Life on a Rollercoaster, Manuel F. Medrano

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Discovering the Plan behind the Gordian Knot New Trends in Social and Liberal Sciences, Russell K. Skowronek

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Confederates in Mexico: Lost Cause or New South Vanguard?, Jamie Starling

Submissions from 2015

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David Nirenberg, Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014), Erica Buchberger

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The Growth of Gothic Identity in Visigothic Spain: The Evidence of Textual Sources, Erica Buchberger

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“This Negro Elephant is Getting to be a Pretty Large Sized Animal”: White Hostility against Blacks in Indiana and the Historiography of Racist Violence in the Midwest, Brent M. S. Campney

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Yet more studies in Rio Grande Valley history, Milo Kearney, Anthony K. Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta, and Thomas Daniel Knight

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Three Decades of Engendering History: Selected Works of Antonia I. Castañeda ed. by Linda Heidenreich and Antonia I. Castañeda (review), Karla A. Lira

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Mary Helen Berlanga - Education Advocate, Manuel F. Medrano

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“He Does Not Profess, Until Today, any Religion”: Catholic Clergy and Intermarriage in Paso del Norte during the Nineteenth Century, Jamie Starling

Submissions from 2014

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Osmanli Balkan Mirasi Ve Türk Millî Kimliğinin Oluşumu (Ottoman Balkan Heritage and the Construction of Turkish National Identity), Tamer Balci

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Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Choice in Twentieth-Century Arizona by Mary S. Melcher (review), Linda English

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CHARACTERISTICS AND GENESIS OF EL SAUZ CHERT, AN IMPORTANT PREHISTORIC LITHIC RESOURCE IN SOUTH TEXAS, Juan L. Gonzalez, James R. Hinthorne, Russell K. Skowronek, Thomas Eubanks, and Don Kumpe

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Deflation Troughs, Water, and Prehistoric Occupation on the Margins of the South Texas Sand Sheet, Juan L. Gonzalez, Russell K. Skowronek, and Bobbie L. Lovett

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Still more studies in Rio Grande Valley history, Milo Kearney, Anthony K. Knopp, and Antonio Zavaleta