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An Interview with Sonia Kania about her book Vicente de Zaldivar’s Service to the Crown: The Probanza de Méritos (1600)

UTA: Vicente de Zaldivar’s Services to the Crown: The Probanza de Méritos (1600) by Sonia Kania. Dr. Sonia Kania is professor of Modern Languages at the University of Texas at Arlington where she teaches courses in study of the Spanish language and linguistics. Dr. Kania is a collaborator in the Cibola Project, which is concerned with […]

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Opinion: What the 1836 Project Leaves Out in Its Version of Texas History

Texas Monthly: A popular joke in the Soviet Union went like this: “The future is certain. Only the past is unpredictable.” The quip poked fun at both the Communist party’s confidence that socialism would soon rule the world and the way that its leaders, such as Joseph Stalin, demanded frequent rewrites of history. Onetime allies of Stalin […]

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New Mexico’s Megafires Mark a Turning Point

Tom’s Dispatch Bill deBuys, is a former William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies fellow, an environmentalist, conservationist, and writer. For People, Land, and the Forest Service BY WILLIAM DEBUYS Firefighters don’t normally allude to early English epics, but in a briefing on the massive Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire in northern New Mexico, a top field […]

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Clements Center fellow Brennan Rivas writes op ed on the history of gun violence.

Washington Post We’re not the first generation of Americans to confront a troubling and heartbreaking epidemic of gun violence. What is new today, though, is the rise of hopelessness and inaction that disempowers 21st-century Americans in ways that previous generations would neither recognize nor tolerate. The national post-mass shooting ritual of arguing about gun-control measures […]

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Born of Lakes and Plains, an interview with Clements fellow Anne F. Hyde

Clements Center director Andrew Graybill interviews Anne Hyde, former Clements fellow and author of Born of Lakes and Plains on New Books Network podcast. Listen: https://newbooksnetwork.com/born-of-lakes-and-plains

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Clements Fellow Anne Hyde’s new book reviewed in New York Times

New York Times An Immersive History of Mixed-Descent Native Families In “Born of Lakes and Plains,” Anne F. Hyde draws attention to the roles that intermarriage played in the development of the American West. BORN OF LAKES AND PLAINS Mixed-Descent Peoples and the Making of the American West By Anne F. Hyde Illustrated. 442 pages. W.W. […]

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What’s So Great about The Great Plains?

Reviews in American History Originally Posted: September 2021 issue Clements Center director Andy Graybill finished a historiographical essay on Walter Prescott Webb’s The Great Plains (1931), which appeared in the September issue of Reviews in American History and will also as the introduction to a brand-new edition of Webb’s book due out in 2022 from […]

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In Memoriam – Joseph H. Staley

The Clements Center mourns the loss of our long-time Executive Board member and chair, Joseph H. Staley.  Joe was an active member of our board since 2005 and served as chair from 2013 to the present.  He gave both generously of his time and money.  Under Joe’s leadership, the board grew into a diverse group […]

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Roberto José Andrade Franco for Texas Highways

Texas Highways Originally Posted: June 26, 2021 Roberto José Andrade Franco is a Clements Center Research Fellow. Joel Salcido was 6 years old the first time the craft of photography captured his attention. He was in a Juárez photography studio where his Uncle Chico worked, a serene place as dark as a cave if not […]

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Juneteenth is more popular than ever. This year’s celebrations come amid a culture war.

USA Today Originally Posted: June 14, 2021 Andrew Torget, a Clements Center fellow, is quoted in this USA Today article with mention of his award winning book  Seeds of Empire. In the wake of 2020’s racial reckoning over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, the celebration of Juneteenth spread outside the African […]