BARR, Alwyn. American, b. 1938. Genres: History, Race relations. Career: Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Austin, TX, editorial assistant, 1961-66; Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, assistant professor, 1966-69; Texas Tech University, associate professor, 1969-75, chmn. of the dept., 1978-85, professor of history, 1975-. Publications: Polignac's Texas Brigade, 1964, 2nd ed., 1998; Reconstruction to Reform: Texas Politics, 1876-1906, 1971, 2nd ed. 2000; Black Texans: A History of Negroes in Texas, 1528-1971, 1974, 2nd ed. as Black Texans: A History of African Americans in Texas, 1528-1995, 1996; Texans in Revolt: The Battle for San Antonio 1935, 1990. EDITOR: Charles Porter's Account of the Confederate Attempt to Seize Arizona and New Mexico, 1964; (with Calvert) Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times, 1981; N. Smithwick, The Evolution of a State or Recollections of Old Texas Days, 1995. Address: Dept. of History, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, U.S.A.