added in the Supplement on each of the Standard Metropolitan Statis-
tical Areas. Descriptions of some major cities have been enlarged.
Even with towns with less than i,ooo population, new articles have
been prepared if the town is a county seat, if errors occurred in the
previous work, or if the town reported some noteworthy historical
The titles of all articles in the original Handbook are included in
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researched and written many of the articles. Many others have been
contributed (without payment) by professors, journalists, artists, public
figures, and local historians throughout the state. They have produced
a Supplement that is a worthy companion to the Handbook. No higher
praise is possible.
North Andover, Massachusetts WALTER MUIR WHITEHILL
En los Albores de la independencia: Las provincias internas de oriente
durante la insurgencia de don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla i8ro-
1811. By Isidro Vizcaya Canales. (Monterrey: Instituto Tecno-
16gico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 1976. Serie Historia,
14. Pp. xvii+340. Bibliography, index. N.p.)
Most prior studies of the insurrection initiated by Miguel Hidalgo
y Costilla, on September 16, 181o, devote most of their attention to
Hidalgo and to his activities in Central Mexico, to him and his trial
and that of his associates, or to activities initiated in some limited
area to meet his challenge, such as that of Mexico City, or Guadalajara,
or San Antonio de B6xar. To date a careful, thoroughly documented
study of the response of the vast area of the Eastern Interior Provinces
comprising the provinces of Texas, Nuevo Le6n, Coahuila, and
Tamaulipas has been lacking. This work by Isidro Vizcaya Canales
fills this lacuna most adequately.
The author uses a large amount of archival material not previously
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 81, July 1977 - April, 1978. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101205/. Accessed November 29, 2015.