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In this video Dr. Frank de La Teja speaks about how some tend to oversimplify Texas history and there is much more to the story. Dr. De la Teja discusses the unique worlds of Fray Margil and other characters in Texas in the Spanish Colonial period.
In this video Dr. Frank de La Teja takes TSHA members' questions after his presentation "Understanding Spanish Texas through the Life of Fray Margil" in a live presentation from September 28, 2015.
This is the complete session with Dr. Jesus de la Teja. He discusses the origins of Mission San Jose and how history of how the Alamo along with the four other Spanish colonial missions in San Antonio became a World Heritage Site in the summer of 2015, making them the first places in Texas deemed to be of “outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity”. UNESCO’s recognition of the...
African Americans have been part of the landscape of Texas for as long as Europeans and their descendants. Spanning a period of more than five centuries, African-American presence began in 1528 with the arrival of Estevanico, an African slave who accompanied the first Spanish exploration of the land in the southwestern part of the United States that eventually became Texas. While African Americans have been...
The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) effective in fall 2011, state the following: "The student is expected to identify the major eras in Texas history, describe their defining characteristics, and explain why historians divide the past into eras, including Natural Texas and its People; Age of Contact; Spanish Colonial; Mexican National; Revolution and Republic; Early Statehood; Texas in the...
The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association. Please see the introductionfor further details.
This document provides dates and descriptions of the major eras of Texas history as outlined in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which took effect in fall 2011. The information was compiled by TSHA staff and vetted by qualified historians.
Published since 1857, the Texas Almanac provides a wealth of information about Texas history, economics, geography, and culture. Though the majority of content is contained in the printed book, its companion web site contains significant information including town, city, and county information and an extensive archive of back issues.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on the Meusebach-Comanche Treaty of 1847.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on the impact that irrigation has had on Texas.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online detailing the history of religious movements in Texas.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on Francis Richard Lubbock.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on the Santa Fe Expedition.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on the Council House Fight.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on the Cordova Rebellion.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on Mary Ann Adams Maverick.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on William Goyens.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on Chief Bowl.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on John Coffee Hays.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on Commodore Edwin Moore.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on the war schooner San Antonio.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on Texas' Navy.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on the Kiowas.
An article on the history of Mexican-American women in Texas. The article, from the Handbook of Texas online, mentions several famous women, from Adina de Zavala to Selena Quintanilla Perez and Carmen Lomas Garza
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on Texas' political parties.
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