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Accessible by students, this book deals with how Fort Concho provided a focal point for major campaigns against the Comanches, Kiowas, and Apaches. Patrols from Fort Concho charted vast areas of western Texas and provided a climate for settlement on the Texas frontier. Today Fort Concho stands restored, thanks to numerous preservation efforts, as a memorial to all the peoples who struggled to survive on the plateau...
Forgotten Texas Census: First Annual Report of the Agricultural Bureau of the Department of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics,
A resource for teachers, this book compiled in 1887 is a unique window into understanding the people, towns, counties, railroads, and farming experiences that made up late-nineteenth-century Texas. Rare for a document of this era, this agricultural report notes, in a county-by-county format, questions of gender, labor, and ethnicity not available anywhere else.
A resource for teachers, the book magnifies the brutal nature of the Texas Rangers at that point in their history, a portrayal not readily evident in other sources. Not only does Heintzelman, who was placed in command of the Brownsville Expedition with orders to crush Cortina, record his disdain and distrust of the Rangers, but also their indiscriminate killing of both mexicanos and tejanos.
A resource for teachers, this book by the late William C. Pool, Barker’s former student, presents a vivid portrait of Barker from knowledge-hungry youth to administrator, professor, leader, author, and historian.
El Llano Estacado: Exploration and Imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860
A resource for teachers, this story of the legendary Llano Estacado from 1536 to 1860 informs our understanding of discovery and geography in the Southwest. El Llano Estacado is more than a good read; it is also a native son's meditation on the role of imagination and myth in how we perceive this unique environment. From the dawn of historic contact with the Southern High Plains, a remarkable series of Spanish,...
A resource for teachers, this book begins with Cabeza de Vaca’s 1528 expedition and ends with the national influence of the Dallas Cowboys and their Super Bowl victory. In between these two events - separated by more than four centuries - are scores of documents on a broad range of social, cultural, and political events that have shaped the history of Texas and often affected the nation.
Accessible by students, in this overview, Hazel examines the roots of the city, its development as a regional transportation center, and its growing pains as it entered the twentieth century. The narrative pays special attention to the role of ethnic groups in shaping Dallas and concludes with a look at the city today.
The Texas Almanac has been printed since 1857. The Texas Almanac has always been exceptional, as far as state almanacs go, carrying information on an extremely wide range of topics that are updated with each edition. An electronic version is available through your school library and a Teachers Guide is available at www.texasalmanac.com.
Trunks with artifacts about wildlife available for loan to teachers.
Contours of Discovery: Printed Maps Delineating the Texas and Southwestern Chapters in the Cartographic History of North America
A resource for teachers, historic maps are a great untapped resource for studying aspects of social, political, and diplomatic history, the history of art, and linguistics. They show how various European nations perceived Texas and the Southwest and reflect the struggles for empire in the New World.
A resource for teachers, this richly illustrated history, Civil War and Revolution on the Rio Grande Frontier contains more than 125 of the best images taken by de Planque and other photographers, the vast majority having never been published. Accompanying these striking images is a sweeping and comprehensive narrative that superbly chronicles the historic events that engulfed this raw and vast frontier during this...
A resource for teachers, this book recounts half a century of photography, Smithers collection of nine thousand images ended up at the University of Texas at Austin, and in 1976 more than one hundred of these were reproduced in Chronicles of the Big Bend, a critically acclaimed work that has long been out of print.
The Cartwrights of San Augustine: Three Generations of Agricultural Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth-Century Texas
A resource for teachers, the Cartwright family created a truly Texas-sized empire over the course of the nineteenth century. The highly readable history of this remarkable entrepreneurial family provides a unique and important view of the Texas experience.
A resource for teachers, this book tells the fascinating story of Partens life, from small town East Texas at the turn of the century to the capitals of the world. Little known during his lifetime, he remains a relatively anonymous figure despite the fact that he played a number of historically significant roles in Texas and the nation, and counted numerous bigger-than-life characters as colleagues, associates, and...
Accessible by students, the story of John Hills capture and subsequent adoption by President Antonio López de Santa Anna is one of the most fascinating and curious to come out of this extraordinary episode in Texas history.
A resource for teachers, this volume examines the lives of some of those black Texans who, in the words of Frederick Douglass, led the movement to devise and carry out measures for their own social advancement, and for the general improvement of their condition.
A resource for teachers, this history of a particular laboring community studies black and white workers consciousness and how the conflicts between race and class were worked out in practice, adding to our knowledge of race and the labor movement, the course of biracial unionism in the South, and Texas labor history.
Accessible by students, Ben H. Procter describes in colorful detail the background, character, and motives of the prominent figures at the Alamo—Bowie, Travis, and Crockett—and the course and outcome of the battle itself.
Accessible by students, James W. Pohl, noted military historian at Southwest Texas State University, tells the exciting story of the pivotal battle of the Texas Revolution.
Accessible by students, the book focuses on how turning the frontier town into an appealing twentieth-century residential community taxed the energies of civic leaders for several decades. While adjusting to the end of segregation, Austin experienced eye-popping expansion.
A resource for teachers, this book is a translation of Almontes reports following both his 1834 inspection and his role in the 1836 military campaign.
Guide to history, photos, documents, and results of the womens suffrage movement in Texas.
Guide to the involvement of Texas and Texans in the war efforts of World War II.
Posters with the theme: Discover this Land (World War II, Adventure, Diversity, Land, Culture, and Heritage)
This book provides an overview of Texas in the Civil War. It is accessible to on-grade level 7th grade readers.