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A resource for teachers, this book tells the story of what Pulitzer Prize-winning historian William H. Goetzmann has called a wild and vivid land. From the Coahuiltecan Indians and the Spanish colonizers along the banks of the Rio Grande, to the cattlemen and wildcatters in the brush country, Thompson details six centuries of exciting history.
A resource for teachers, this book deals with Watt Matthews and how he spent his entire life on the ranch, which had remained its own separate world into the late twentieth century. Those days are beautifully chronicled in Wilson’s photographs and, in this new edition, she brings the story of Lambshead Ranch up to the present by writing of Watt’s funeral and what has happened to the ranch since Watt’s death in 1997.
A resource for teachers; the new introduction to this facsimile edition provides the context for Kendalls narrative of the war, illustrated with Carl Nebels beautiful hand-colored lithographs of the most important battles of the war, beginning with the Battle of Palo Alto, which took place on Texas soil.
A resource for teachers, this book takes us back to the Texas frontier during the years of the Civil War and the Texas Indian Wars.
A resource for teachers, this book is based upon the personal papers, interviews, and writings of Joe Frantz. It narrates the story of his triumphs and storms and captures the essence of this fascinating and influential man.
A resource for teachers, this facsimile edition of the original 1856 printing of W.B. Parkers Notes Taken During the Expedition Commanded by Capt. R.B. Marcy, U.S.A., Through Unexplored Texas, in the Summer and Fall of 1854 balances romantic impressions with scientific fact.
A resource for teachers; in this book each chapter covers a different facet of the Capitols history, making it clear that only through the dedicated commitment of our elected officials was one of the finest statehouses of the late nineteenth century completed.
A resource for teachers, in an era when scholarly writing on Texas history still gave disproportionate emphasis to military and political history and great men, this book emphasized the lives of ordinary people as well as of the legendary figures of the Republic period.
Accessible to students, this classic interpretive study examines the Texas Revolution against the background of political and cultural tension that developed on the Mexican frontier.
A resource for teachers, this book explores the legend of the Texas wildcatter, the twentieth century’s version of Thomas Jefferson’s yeoman farmer and the nineteenth century’s plains-riding cowboy. Goodwyn brings into clear relief the people who endeavored to act out the American Dream in the remote corners of oil country.
A resource for teachers, this book discusses the pivotal role Texas played in the Mexican War, battles fought on Texas soil, and the contributions — for better or sometimes worse — of Texas troops throughout the war.
A resource for teachers; in this book the movements of the Mexican army during the two-week period from April 21 to May 9, 1836, are followed in meticulous detail, based on the full scope of published and unpublished sources, many of which appear here in English, and in their entirety, for the first time.
A resource for teachers, this book is a comprehensive introduction to this institutions historical development. Grounded in meticulous archival research and oral history interviews, this book describes, explains, and interprets major features of human interaction that have propelled the growth and development of UTMB.
A resource for teachers; in this volume, the writer, artist, and designer have combined their talents to produce a charming account of this significant event in the history of The University of Texas. Named after Santa Rita -- the Saint of the Impossible -- the oil well that was the foundation of the UT endowment also transformed West Texas with the discovery of the first great oil field in the Permian Basin.
A resource for teachers, this book deals with the house, built in the winter of 1839-1840, and the Texas pioneer who inhabited it. The two are the central focus of this thoroughly researched and well-written study of the merchant elite of Galveston — Gail Borden, Michel Menard, Thomas McKinney, and others - a generation of leaders who did much to shape their city and Texas itself.
A resource for teachers, this book provides up-close views of the Mexican War. This book reproduces these treasures for the first time in color.
Accessible to students, this book takes readers on a tour of Civil War monuments throughout the state, and in doing so tells the story of each monument and its creation.
A resource for teachers, this book examines the roots of the transformation of traditional agricultural land in an American county into modern suburbia. Scarbrough identifies three essential ingredients that are necessary for dynamic growth: the promise of a new source of water, the promise of a new major highway, and a politically skillful and determined local leader. It also analyzes the spectacular growth and...
A resource for teachers, this book deals with how Juan Nepomuceno Seguín grew up in a Texas beset by violence and destruction. With the eruption of rebellion in Texas in October 1835, he volunteered for service in the Texas army and was involved in some of the most memorable events in the War of Independence.
A resource for teachers, this book is a remarkably detailed account of his army service in Texas before and after the Civil War. Many scholars consider Bliss’ recollections to be one of the best from a soldier of the Old Army. Bliss’ memoirs serve as a rare and important window into Texas’ military, political, cultural, and geographical history.
Accessible to students, this book tells the sad story of James Fannin and his men, who surrendered to Mexican forces with the understanding that they would be treated as prisoners of war, and then were massacred on orders from Santa Anna.
A resource for teachers, this book offers a well-written narrative of the Democratic party in Texas during the years when Prohibition dominated the political scene.
A resource for teachers, this book brings to mind images that span many centuries and cultures: from the Tejanos of South Texas . . . to the Texians of the fledgling republic . . . to the Texans of today.
A resource for teachers, this book weaves together a compelling story, making use of extensive interviews with more than eighty Texas high school football coaches.
A resource for teachers, this book deals with The Peters Colony, totalling 16,000 square miles of North Texas, which now includes twenty-six counties.