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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 […]

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Congratulations to Clements Center fellow Uzma Quraishi

Congratulations to Clements Center fellow Uzma Quraishi for winning the Theodore Saloutos Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society for the best book on immigration and ethnic studies for her volume,  Redefining the Immigrant South: Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War (New Directions in Southern Studies Series with the University […]

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Clements Center announces new fellows for AY 2021-2022!

Clements Center for Southwest Studies Originally Posted: March 12, 2021 Clements Center Research Fellowships provide senior or junior scholars with an essential element for producing successful books, and that is time. MAGGIE ELMORE Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America Ph.D., History, University of California-Berkeley, 2017 Assistant Professor of History, Sam Houston State University […]

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SMU Ph.D. Graduate wins award at TSHA!

Dedman College News Originally Posted: March 5, 2021 The Texas State Historical Association named SMU PhD Graduate Joel Zapata (now assistant professor of history at Oregon State University) winner of the Catarino and Evangelina Hernández Research Fellowship in Latino History for his project titled, “From West Texas to the World: Chicana/o Activist Print Culture and […]

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Another award winning book from the Clements Center!

Dedman College News Originally Posted: March 4, 2021 Clements Center fellow Miguel Ángel González-Quiroga was awarded the Ramirez Family Award for Most Significant Scholarly Book from the Texas Institute of Letters for his book War and Peace on the Rio Grande Frontier, 1830-1880 (University of Oklahoma Press).  His book previously won both the Tejano Book […]