Vol. 19, No. 1, 1989 | Department of History

Vol. 19, No. 1, 1989

MILITARY HISTORY OF THE SOUTHWEST 1989

Vol. 19, No. 1, 1989

Table of Contents

"The Third Texas Cavalry: A Socioeconomic Profile of a Confederate Regiment," by Douglas Hale, pp. 1-26.

Abstract: The 3rd Texas Cavalry endured four hard years of service in the western theater of the American Civil War. Data from the 1860 U.S. Census, the OFFICIAL RECORDS, letters, diaries, etc., indicate that the regiment was formed by men of high socioeconomic status and that the rank and file of the regiment generally came from the same class. Later replacements in the unit were lower on the economic scale.
Key Words: Civil War, Texas, cavalry, Army of Tennessee

"Frontier Historians, Women, and the 'New' Military History," by Sandra L. Myres, pp. 27-37.

Abstract: The historiography of the "new" military history now includes women, especially army wives on the post-Civil War frontier. Many of the studies of such women are well done, providing a new vision of women's roles on the frontier. More work needs to be done on sexuality, domestic violence, substance abuse, military politics, and the roles wives played on the military frontier.
Key Words: Women, army wives, frontier, historiography

"The Swastika and the Lone Star: Nazi Activity in Texas POW Camps," by Richard P. Walker, pp. 39-70.

Abstract: Nazi party members dominated some POW camps in Texas during World War II. Efforts of camp commanders to segregate hard-line Nazis and members of the Gestapo from other prisoners were often unsuccessful. A nationwide network of Nazi intimidation and propaganda centered on the German Postal Unit.
Key Words: POWs, Nazis, Texas, World War II

"Civilians and Black Soldiers in New Mexico Territory, 1866-1900: A Cross-Cultural Experience," by Monroe Billington, pp. 71-82.

Abstract: Though most veterans of the Civil War received praise from civilians, black soldiers in New Mexico Territory often experienced racial prejudice. Widespread distrust of their ability to protect civilians, and prejudice against African Americans were evident despite generally strong records of service by black soldiers. Black musical bands and sports teams were more easily accepted by the white population.
Key Words: New Mexico, black soldiers, frontier, race relations

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