The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 83, July 1979 - April, 1980 Page: 348
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348 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
the situation arising from the Revolution. Furthermore, the role of the
Texas Rangers needs to be studied not merely by chronicling their gun-
battles with the Mexicans, but by placing their activities within a po-
litical context. The Rangers, after all, did what the governor of Texas
The Mexican Revolution thus provides a useful approach for gaining
new insights into Texas history. Since similar activities were occurring
in New Mexico, Arizona, and California, historians have a rich field of
investigation available in the analysis of the Revolution's impact on the
entire border region. Finally, and in an even broader context, the his-
tory of the United States-Mexican border remains to be written.
78Colquitt himself stressed this point in an article he wrote for a national publication:
"The law places the Ranger Force of the State under the direct command of the Gover-
nor, and they operate altogether under his direction, in such manner and in such detach-
ments and in such localities as the Governor may direct." O. B. Colquitt, "The Texas
Ranger As He Is," Leslhe's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper, Apr. 16, 1914, p. 367.
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