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(2oo 1); and two provocative dissertations: Isias James McCaffery, "Orga-
nizing las Costureras: Life, Labor, and Unionization among Mexican Gar-
ment Workers in Two Borderland Cities, Los Angeles and San Antonio,
1933-1941" (Ph.D. diss., University of Kansas, 1999), and Rail Alberto
Ramos, "From Nortefio to Tejano: The Roots of Borderlands Ethnicity,
Nationalism, and Political Identity in Bexar, 1811-1861" (Ph.D. diss.,
Yale University (1999).
The Sons of the Republic of Texas have called for entries in their an-
nual Summerfield G. Roberts Award for creative writing on the Republic
of Texas. The work (fiction or nonfiction, poems, essays, plays, short sto-
ries, novels, or biographies) must have been written or published during
this calendar year and five copies must be mailed to the General Office of
the Sons of the Republic of Texas, 1717 8th Street, Bay City 77414, byJan-
uary 15, 2003. The judging committee is made up of the winners of the
award for the last three years, and a prize of $2,500 will be presented to
the 2002 winner.
The Southwestern Writers Collection at the Albert B. Alkek Library at
Southwest Texas State University has been inspiring a series of beautiful
and important reprints of Texas writers of late, such as John Graves's A
John Graves Reader; William Broyles Jr., Brothers in Arms: A Journey from War
to Peace; Gary Cartwright, Turn Out the Lights; Stephen Harrigan, Water and
Light; and Larry L. King, True Facts, Tall Tales, and Pure Fiction, just to men-
tion several. Now, with the University of Texas Press, they have produced
a new edition of the Texas classic, The Brave Bulls, a novel by recently de-
ceased El Paso native Tom Lea with a new foreword by Graves. For more
information visit www.utexas.edu/utpress or call 1-800-252-3206.
The Texas Historical Commission has just issued another in the series
of handsome Heritage Trails brochures on Texas. This one is the
Chisholm Trail, which commemorates the hundreds and, perhaps, thou-
sands of cowboys who drove cattle up that trail during the latter part of
the nineteenth century. The colorful brochure details present-day his-
toric and cultural sites related to the Texas cattle industry. "It is a road
map and a history lesson all in one," according to Janie Headrick, direc-
tor of the THC's Texas Heritage Trails Program. The route begins at
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