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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.
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...
This site, developed by the Institute of Southern Jewish Life with funding from Humanities Texas and the Texas Jewish Historical Society, contains detailed, illustrated histories of 55 different Jewish communities from across the state. Each history discusses the origins, development, and current state of the local Jewish community.
Article from the Handbook of Texas Online on Sibley's Brigade.
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.
The Handbook of Civil War Texasoffers an unmatched online resource that tells the story of the roles of Texans in the war and the conflict's extraordinary impact on their lives. Explore more than 800 entries, including some 325 new articles, about battles, military units, officers, industry, forts, organizations, and more in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  
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 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 Elisabet Ney.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on Quanah Parker.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on the Battle of Galveston.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on John Bankhead Magruder.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on Francis Richard Lubbock.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on John Henninger Reagan.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on John Bell Hood.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on the Constitution of 1861.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on Mary Ann Adams Maverick.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on the Kiowas.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on Texas' seceding from the Union.
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.
An article from the Handbook of Texas Online on folk festivals across the state.
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