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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 86, July 1982 - April, 1983

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Americans is well covered, with entries ranging from the Spanish to the
contemporary period.
Appendices make up about one-fifth of the volume. They include a
chronology of major events, a Spanish and English version of the Treaty
of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the Senate amendments to the treaty, the Pro-
tocol of Queretaro, a glossary of Chicano terms, a listing of Mexican
American journals, a compilation of materials from recent United
States censuses and historical maps.
It is hard to find fault with this impressive attempt to compile and
codify the vast and occasionally amorphous field of Mexican American
history. The editors had to decide how much of the southwestern and
Pre-Columbian Indian past to include. They limited themselves to the
most fundamental persons and places. Readers who want to know more
about topics that relate Indian history to that of the Spanish speaking
will have to await the publication of a dictionary of Native American
Greenwood Press is to be heartily congratulated for having encour-
aged and published this handsome volume, as are Meier and Rivera for
coordinating the work. The Dictionary of Mexican American History
should be an essential part of every major research library and schol-
arly collection.
Dallas Rediscovered: A Photographic Chronicle of Urban Expansion,
1870-1925. By William L. McDonald. (Dallas: Dallas Historical
Society, 1981. Preface, introduction, illustrations, notes, bibliogra-
phy, index. Pp. vii+ 266. $21.95, cloth; $14.95, paper.)
The strengths of Dallas Rediscovered are twofold-one visual, one
interpretive. The book is richly illustrated with myriad black-and-
white photographs of the city's architecture, balanced between private
residences and various other buildings. In the author's words, "The
purpose of this book is to show, through the visual reference of hun-
dreds of early photographs, the face of Dallas' urban environment as it
was shaped by [its] frontier ideology during the critical years of forma-
tion and development between the arrival of the railroads and the mid-
1920s" (p. v).
The interpretive strength that William McDonald brings to his book
-echoed in a brief historical introduction by A. C. Greene-is the oft-
stated but no less important conclusion that Dallas was a city built,


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