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A resource for teachers, this book deals with Irish-born Thomas William (Peg Leg) Ward and his venture to Texas in 1835 to fight in the Texas Revolution. It also tells about a public career that spanned three decades and a multiplicity of responsibilities — military officer, three-time mayor of Austin, presidential appointments as U.S. Consul to Panama and a federal customs official in Texas — but it was...
A resource for teachers, this book quickly became known as the most complete account of the Indian wars on the Texas frontier during the 1870s. And even today it still stands as one of the most exhaustive histories ever written by an actual participant in the Texas Indian wars.
A resource for teachers, this book by U.S. Army officer and historian Thomas (Ty) Smith presents a comprehensive and authoritative single-source reference for the activities of the regular army in the Lone Star State during the nineteenth century.
A resource for teachers, this book is about Helen Chapman and her husband William, the first quartermaster at Fort Brown, who were founding citizens of Brownsville, Texas. In her letters from the South Texas frontier, she commented on social conditions along the Rio Grande, expressing forthright opinions on a wide range of topics.
Accessible to students, New Texas History Movies is a totally revised edition with new cartoon strips and text by Jack Jackson. The original book was a cartoon booklet that was distributed to Texas history students from the 1920s through the 1960s by Mobil Oil with its familiar Flying Red Horse logo.
A resource for teachers, this book is the story of Samuel Chamberlain, a Boston boy who hoped to be a theological student but could not control his amorous and pugilistic inclinations and so left for the West. According to his Confession, he seduced countless women in the U.S. and Mexico, never missed a fandango, fought gallantly against Mexican guerrillas, and rode with the First Dragoons into the Battle of Buena...
A resource for teachers, this fascinating book traces Methodist’s transformation from a community institution into an internationally renowned hospital equipped for heart-lung transplants.
Accessible to students, this history tells the fascinating life story of this influential frontiersman and entrepreneur.
Accessible to students, this entertaining volume tells the story of this house and the people who lived in it, bringing out the personalities of the principal inhabitants — W.P.H. McFaddin, his second wife Ida, their daughter Mamie, and Mamie’s husband, Carroll Ward.
A resource for teachers, in this collection of sixteen essays from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and other leading scholarly journals, the authors take the readers through some of the most important aspects of the Civil War as experienced in the Lone Star State.
A resource for teachers, this book tells the fascinating story of Warren Angus Ferris, Rocky Mountain fur trader, surveyor, farmer, and Father of Dallas County.
A resource for teachers, this book presents the definitive English translation of Nicolas de La Salle’s diary account of René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle’s 1682 discovery expedition of the Mississippi River from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
A resource for teachers, this collection of letters, written by a young German colonist in Dr. John Charles Beales’ ill-fated colony Dolores, provides an almost daily account of the colonists’ journey to the Rio Grande from New York City harbor and their labors to establish a settlement there on Las Moras Creek.
A resource for teachers, this extensive, five-volume collection, drawn from the original copies in the Texas State Archives, provides invaluable source materials on Texas’ Indians. The set contains official letters, documents, reports, and treaties relating to Texas’ Indian tribes.
A resource for teachers, this book presents the first English translation of the Pedro de Rivera diary of 1727 and the first publication of the heretofore-unknown Marques de Rubí diary of 1767. Written during military inspections of New Spain’s far northern frontier, both are crucial documents for scholars and students of the Spanish presence in Texas. They contain information on the roads, towns,...
A resource for teachers, this superb work of history tells the compelling story of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the people who struggled to make this land their home.
Accessible by students, this readable and thoroughly documented volume relates the fascinating story of the French Legation in Austin.
A resource for teachers, this book states how David B. Edward moved to Texas in 1830 and recorded detailed observations and descriptions of Texas in one of the classic early histories of the state.
A resource for teachers, this book is a scholarly work firmly rooted in the narrative tradition, a great story intriguingly told by three Beaumont historians: Jo Ann Stiles, Ellen Rienstra, and Judith Linsley. Using material collected over decades, much of it never before published, they bring to life the efforts of Pattillo Higgins, Anthony Lucas, Al and Curt Hamill, and Peck Byrd to master the Spindletop salt dome...
A resource for teachers, Filisola’s book totally focuses on the actions of the Mexican army, and especially Urrea’s division. Filisola critiques Urrea’s every move, from his advance into Texas until the disastrous and humiliating trip back to Matamoros in May and June 1836.
Accessible by students, this well-written history of Galveston provides an overview of the rich and colorful past of the city and provides readers, researchers, and tourists with information about historical points of interest.
A resource for teachers, this is the story of the man who built the French Legation in Austin, Alphonse Dubois de Saligny, chargé to King Louis Philippe of France. The perceptive and detailed observations and impressions from Dubois de Saligny give a unique portrait of Texas and Texians in the 1840s.
A resource for teachers, this book tells about how Fort Worth's history is the story of leadership, of how men and women of vision built a flourishing community at a river crossing on the north Texas plains. Through troubled times—the 1850s, the Civil War, the 1930s, the 1970s—the leadership kept its eye on the future. The city pulled itself through the down times—and put itself on the map—by visionary projects like...
Accessible by students, this book is the story of the commonplace life of soldiers on the isolated American frontier during a time when communications relied upon horse and wagon, and the road they guarded was the vital link to California. Remote, poorly constructed, and inadequately garrisoned, Fort Lancaster stands as an excellent example of the typical frontier post in the pre-Civil War era.
Accessible by students, this book by Wooster relates the history of Fort Davis from the days when Indians and later Spaniards and Mexicans inhabited the area. He also discusses the details of daily life — food, clothing, social activities, weapons, medical care — and the often ineffective campaigns against the Indians.