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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 deaths of 255 men, both the famous and the all but forgotten. Also included are detailed accounts of the almost six hundred gunfights the men took part in, mostly between the end of the Civil War and the turn of the century. This work provides historical references to...
This is a free digital copy of the book Tejanos Through Time: Selections from the Handbook of Tejano History offered exclusively by the Texas State Historical Association. It highlights Tejano individuals, organizations and events. The book focuses on the special place in history that Tejanos have for having been a province of colonial Spain, a state in the Republic of Mexico, and an independent country before it...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The papers of Dr. Hector P. Garcia, Corpus Christi physician and champion of Mexican American civil rights, will soon be easier to view from around the world as part of a processing and digitization project planned by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The project will do more than just put the documents online, although that is a huge benefit. It will make the collection more...
A sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885 In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and, in some ways, far more diabolical than London's infamous Jack the Ripper....
This source is a digitilized map from Atlas of Texas. It was published by the University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Business Research 1976. It is found in the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.
This film/documentary features the story of Lt. Col. William Edwin Dyess and Albany, Texas native known as "One-Man Scourge of the Japanese." On April 4, 1943, ten American prisoners-of-war and two Filipino convicts commenced perhaps the most impossible mission of World War II – they broke out of the Davao Penal Colony, an allegedly escape-proof Imperial Japanese Army prison plantation in the Philippines. alled “the...
Vicki Adams Tongate writes about one of few women’s diaries from Civil War–era Texas and the only one written by a Northerner. This previously unpublished journal offers a unique perspective on daily life and the ties that transcended sectional loyalties during America’s most divisive conflict.
A book by Sarah Bird, acclaimed author of Above the East China Sea and The Yokota Officers Club. This work celebrates the uniqueness of Texas women in this beautifully designed gift book. The book will be officially published in April 2016.
This book presents the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Crystal City, Texas, during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated. This book was written by Jan Jarboe Russell
This book presents the artifacts, relics, and documents that compose Phil Collins' collection. It is available in a beautifully designed color book shot-through with stunning photography and crisply rendered illustrations. Collins’s prose takes the reader through the joys of being a collector as he lovingly describes what each piece in this impressive assemblage means to him. Photographer Ben Powell of Austin...
This is an article on the history of the illegal slave trade in Texas. At the turn of last century Eugene C. Barker, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, conducted research on the illegal slave trade in Texas and sought to unveil the obscure history of slave smuggling in the state. Examine these unique primary sources.
The Adventures of Arnie Armadillo is about a lonely armadillo from Missouri who longs to meet other armadillos. After he hears so much about the state of Texas and how there are a lot of armadillos living there, Arnie decides to leave the only home he has ever known and travel alone to Texas. Soon after arriving in Texas, he makes a new and dear friend, Albert Armadillo, and becomes an adopted member of Albert’s...
The Adventures of Arnie Armadillo is about a lonely armadillo from Missouri who longs to meet other armadillos. After he hears so much about the state of Texas and how there are a lot of armadillos living there, Arnie decides to leave the only home he has ever known and travel alone to Texas. Soon after arriving there, he makes a new and dear friend, Albert Armadillo, and becomes an adopted member of Albert’s family...
Arnie Armadillo is an armadillo who traveled from Missouri to Texas in search of other armadillos. Shortly after arriving in Texas, he makes a new and dear friend, Albert Armadillo, and becomes an adopted member of Albert’s family. Together, Arnie and Albert have traveled the entire state of Texas, exploring and discovering the many great things Texas has to offer. Arnie and Albert now want to learn more about the...
Celebrate African American History Month in February! Visit the Handbook of African American Texas from the Texas State Historial Association that features more than 850 entries about all aspects of African-American life and history in Texas. On February 1, 2016, the Texas State Historical Association will offer a FREE promotional eBook, “Struggle and Success: African Americans in Texas,” on the TSHA website. See...
Accompanied by many never-published images that reveal all aspects of the CCC in Texas, from architectural plans to camp life, Texas State Parks and the CCC covers the formation and development of the CCC and its design philosophy; the building of the parks and the daily experiences of the workers; the completion an management of the parks in the first decades after the war; and the ongoing process of maintaining...
This is a PDF featuring the history of the first designated day for African-Americans to be able attend the State of Texas' Fair. It is based on documents found at the Marion Butts Collection of the Dallas Public Library.
This is an online book about the Hispanic History of Texas edited by Monica Perales and Raul A. Ramos. The book sparked from a project to expand Texas History.
Arnie Armadillo and the Texas Heroes is about Arnie and Albert taking a trip to the Lorenzo de Zavala Archives and Library Building in Austin to research all about the brave men who fought for Texas Independence! Samuel "Sam" Houston is the first book in this series and tells the story of Sam Houston and his contributions to the State of Texas, like being a Texas patriot and the 1st President of the Texas Republic....
Oveta Culp Hobby (1905–1995) had a lifetime of stellar achievement. During World War II, she was asked to build a women’s army from scratch—and did. Hobby became Director of the Women’s Army Corps and the first Army woman to earn the rank of colonel. President Eisenhower chose her as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, making her the second woman in history to be appointed to a president’s cabinet. When she...
Part I includes background information on archeology, prehistory/Native Americans, and historic sites. Each of these three topics is treated as if the text were included in a self-contained. To this more useful for different grade levels, this part may be used (1) as background information for the teacher; or (2) as material that can be photocopied and distributed to students. At the end of Part I a Glossary is...
Article about the Civil War battle at Sabine Pass published in The Medallion, Issue September/October 2010.
Article about the history of Mexican American dance halls in Texas published in The Medallion, Issue July/August 2010.
Article about dismantling segregation in Houston and the city's first sit-in published in The Medallion, Issue January/February 2010.
Article about the history of Sabine Farms, a vibrant Great Depression-era community, published in The Medallion, Issue January/February 2009.
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