The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Houston Review of History and Culture
(new series: vol. 3, no. 1, Fall 2005).

The revival of this journal / magazine is a patent success. Joe Pratt at the University of Houston has guided its transformation from its previous incarnation through a change of title (formerly The Houston Review: History and Culture of the Gulf Coast now as above ), publisher (formerly Houston Public Library Board, now UH’s Center for Public History), periodicity (formerly 3 issues a year , now semi-annually), illustrative matter (formerly few, now many ), size (formerly 6”x 9”, now 8 ½” x 11”), and authorship (formerly many institutional employees, now more general historical public and researchers), and issue focus (formerly articles on diverse topics, now each issue has a theme).

Previous issues covered Women in Houston History, Civic Leadership in Houston, the Texas Medical Center, Houston Remembers World War II, Coming to Houston, and projected issues will cover Historic Preservation, East Texas and the Law, the Arts in Houston, and Building Houston.

The current issue on “Coming to Houston” collects nine articles and several sidebars on European, Jewish, Latino, Vietnamese, and Black immigration to Houston by several authors.
An admirable subscription for all public and academic libraries and most high school libraries in southeast Texas, as well as medium to large public and academic libraries throughout Texas. Very good for business reception offices. Old timers, students, and newcomers with interest in history or Houston will find the price attractive at $10 (student), $15 (individual), and $25 (institution).

Abstracted and indexed: Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life.

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