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Dr. McCaslin discusses the importance of the Spanish reforms after the Marqués de Rubí's inspection of Texas and Spain's northern "frontier" in the 18th century.
Dr. McCaslin takes questions after his presentation on the Marqués de Rubí on October 14, 2015. He discusses the Spanish presidios in Texas, its native peoples, Spanish soldiers experiences, and the Spanish authority during the 18th century.
Dr. McCaslin presents "Mending Fences: The Marqués de Rubí in 1767 and the Spanish in Texas." After King Carlos III of Spain appointed the Marqués de Rubí as the inspector of frontier presidios and commissioned him to remedy economic abuses and other urgent matters, Rubí began his inspection of the Spanish presidios in July 1767. He visited a number of missions and presidios in Texas before leaving in 1767. In all,...
Dr. De la Teja discusses Mission San Jose in Texas. Missions faced many challenges due to the fact that Texas was essentially "beyond the frontier"of Spanish authority in the 18th Century.
Dr. de la Teja discusses Fray Margil and missionaries in New Spain (Central America and Texas). He focuses on the activities of the missions, which includes the conversion of Native Americans.
Dr. De la Teja discusses the Spanish Empire and Christianity as they relate to Fray Margil's mission and experiences in the 17th and 18th Centuries in Texas.
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 world 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.
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 the 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...
TAMI is proud to present its newest web exhibit, LA FRONTERA FLUIDA (THE FLUID BORDER). The Texas borderlands are an exceedingly varied and evolving space, one of perpetual conflict and social tension, bi-national negotiation and cooperation, and rich cultural diversity and heritage. At a time when issues like immigration and border security are of increasing political prominence, we must take a closer look at the...
This short documentary highlights the Navarro County Courthouse re-dedication, which took place on July 9, 2016. It discusses the history and effort it takes to re-store historical buildings and then importance of maintaining/preserving historical structures.
El Paso Trails, Saving Some Bison...
This is a lecture sponsored by Humanities Texas and published online in July 2016. David Oshinsky’s lecture was funded by the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative in observance of the one-hundred-year anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize. The lecture was delivered as part of Humanities Texas's 2016 "Post-War America, 1945–1960" teacher institute in Austin. Who could have imagined that Ron Chernow's fine...
This is a video documentary about one of the Harry Ransom Center's most famous and frequently borrowed art works, Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940). The video documentary features interviews with curators and installers, the video narrates the painting's return to the Ransom Center, its unpacking and assessment, and finally, its installation on the first floor.
This is an educational video featuring George P. Bush from the Texas General Land Office. This is an interactive video-lesson that lasts 30 minutes. Teachers are encouraged to distribute copies of the primary resources used throughout the lesson to their students. A printable PDF of primary resources and an activity worksheet to be completed prior to the lesson can be downloaded here: http://www.txglo.org/education...
Listen as the accounts of 7 former slaves are brought to life through the voices of talented local actors. These recordings make up just a portion of the full stories recalled by James Grumbles, Marry Anne Patterson, Rosina Hoard, Sallie Johnson, Sallie Wroe, Sam Mason, and William Owens. Today their full recollections and those of 63 other former slaves from Austin and Travis County can be found at the Austin...
This is an article that includes a report and video published by the Houston Chronicle Newspaper on Tuesday June 7, 2016 on the legacy of Barbara Jordan. The video depicts live footage of Barbara Jordan speaking at the 1976 Democratic National Convention in Madison Square Garden. She was the first African American woman to deliver a keynote address at a major party convention.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Question and Answers Bill O'Neal takes live question and answers from the online audience regarding Gunfighters in Texas.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Conclusion O'Neal describes an East Texas incident where a doctor took a wounded sheriff and cleaned his gunshot wound with a silk handkerchief soaked in whiskey. O'Neal then leaves the audience with a humorous gunslinger's reincarnation poem.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. More Famous Gunfights and Locations O'Neal discusses the fights in Lampassas, which resulted in the only time four policemen were killed in a gunfight. He also discusses episodes in Fort Worth, El Paso, Austin, and Waco (called Six-Shooter Junction) as a trail town. He also discusses the Red Light...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Famous Gunfighters and Feuds O'Neal discusses the 590 gunfights he studied, which produced 408 fatalities, so 7/10 resulted in fatalities. He then rates the gunfighters based on the number of fights and fatalities and wounded. The top 15, most of the top 10, spent most of their careers in Texas....
This clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled Gunslingers in Texas. The Evolution of Early "Six Shooter" Technology O'Neal discusses the weaponry during the Mexican War with the 6 shooter pistols. The US military using these guns had more firepower than anyone in the world and demonstrated that in the conflict. O'Neal discusses the 1851 Navy Colt and the 1858 Remington 44...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled Gunslingers in Texas. The Evolution of Firearm Combat from Horseback In this portion of the talk, O'Neal discusses the evolution of firearm combat from horseback. O'Neal discusses James Bowie and other knife fighters, as well as Comanche attacks in Texas from horseback with efficient bows. Comanches could stay out of...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Introduction to the Tavern Stage of Texas Gunfights Bill O'Neal wrote the Encyclopedia of Gunfighters in the likeness of the Encyclopedia of Baseball. This encyclopedia—a who’s who of the gun fighting West-provides a compilation of facts, sifted myths, folklore, and outright lies, about the lives and...
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