The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

But this is not all. The index, meticulously compiled by Grace
Clark of Chicago, is a marvel of accuracy which only one who for
years has struggled with the unindexed, non-chronological, first
edition, can adequately appreciate. And the icing on the cake is
the twenty page calendar of the correspondence by date, writer,
and page number, and the 1844 map of "Texas and the Countries
Adjacent"-Mexico and United States-which was used in the an-
nexation negotiations.
I confess that when I heard this book was being reproduced, I
wished that publishers had asked me what to include in it. Now
that I have examined it, I must admit that they have done
everything I might have suggested-and several things I had not
thought of. These self-styled Damn Yankee publishers, fell in
love with Texas and the Texans in their 25,000 mile trips through
the state and convinced themselves that nowhere "in all of A meri-
can history is there the equal of the Texas story." So they operate
under a name that belongs to Texas (well, more of the Rio
Grande belongs to us than to Chicago) and they have done
something that has needed doing for more than a century-but
born and bred Texans neglected to do-and they have done it
superbly.
Dallas Historical Society HERBERT GAMBRELL
Turner, Bolton, Webb: Three Historians of the American
Frontier. By Wilbur R. Jacobs, John W. Caughey, and Joe
B. Frantz. Seattle (The University of Washington Press),
1965. Pp. ix+l 13. Illustrations, bibliographies, index. $2.95.
($1.95 paper back).
The University of Washington Press has performed a service
for graduate students of history-and their seniors-by publishing
in one volume brief yet cogent papers on three titans of the
profession as prepared and delivered by some of their more
eminent disciples. Every historian worthy of the name has read,
respected, admired, perhaps at times differed with Webb, Turner,
and Bolton; but not all are familiar with their backgrounds,
methods, and what made them tick. Here is an opportunity to
begin or continue a worthwhile acquaintance.

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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101199/. Accessed November 27, 2014.