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This book is the most recent publication from TSHA Press. The book was written by Randolph B. Campbell. “Few academic volumes remain timely and relevant more than thirty years after they were first published. This is one of those exceptional books.”—from the foreword by Andrew J. Torget Historians have published countless studies of the American Civil War and the era of Reconstruction that followed those four years...
Lone Star Legacy is an online journal that details the struggles, existence, and triumphs of trailblazing men and women who have contributed to African-American History throughout Texas. Lone Star Legacy welcomes Poetry, Photographs, Interviews, Prose, Essays, and Journalistic Articles that capture extraordinary stories about everyday people and events connected to the great state of Texas. Lone Star Legacy is...
Dale Farris calls this book " a highly significant, major contribution to the documentation of early Texas history, and greatly adds to the broadening understanding of the roots of the Texas revolution." (Review of Texas Books) In late 1833 Mexico began to have serious fears that its northeastern territory in Texas would be lost to North American colonists. To determine the actual state of affairs, Mexico sent Col....
This is a primary source featured by the Portal to Texas History online. This is a book of the journey of Coronado, the conquistador. This book is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided by UNT Libraries to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 11003 times , with 59 in the last month. The translations included in the...
This is a primary sources located online through the Portal Of Texas History. This book is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided by UNT Libraries to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 13817 times , with 27 in the last month . More information about this book can be viewed below. The book was published by A.S. Barnes...
This is the new E-book from the TSHA. TSHA presents the first in a new series of free eBooks Women Across Texas History that highlights important contributions women have made to the history of the Lone Star State. This first FREE eBook of the Women Across Texas History series, Volume 1: Nineteenth Century and Before, features biographies of women who represented women’s public and private roles including: First...
Review of the 2004 version of the Alamo movie with student handouts and classroom discussion guides.
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...
The Old Red Museum offers a variety of youth programs for children outside of the school setting, such as daycare programs, summer programs, holiday programs and scouting programs. Reservations are required.
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 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 there, he makes a new and dear friend, Albert Armadillo, and becomes an adopted member of Albert’s family...
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...
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.
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...
The excavation of the shipwreck La Belle grabbed public attention in Texas, across the nation, and overseas. Especially enthralled with the discoveries from the ship were schoolchildren. Pam Wheat-Stranahan, named by the Texas Historical Commission to head the educational efforts associated with the excavation’s traveling exhibit, continued her work on this project after leaving the THC. Now, her teacher’s guide,...
On a frigid, stormy day in February of 1686, a small French sailing ship lost control and ran aground in Matagorda Bay. The crew had braved an ocean voyage, attacks by pirates, raids by Native Americans, and ravaging diseases under the command of famed explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, hoping to establish a colony in the New World. Pounded in the Texas bay by gale winds and storm surges, La Belle finally...
The open country of Texas between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande was sparsely settled through the nineteenth century, and most of the settlers who did live there had Hispanic names that until recently were rarely admitted into the pages of Texas history. In 1935, however, a descendant of one of the old Spanish land-grant families in the region—a woman, no less—found an ingenious way to publish the history of...
Digital Version - The Biography Readers:•Combine easy-to-read stories with fun activities•Build reading skills while covering social studies content•Engage all levels of students using an interesting, interactive approach•Can be used as an excellent tool for RTI, Remediation, Reading Recovery and ESLThis Biography Reader also shows students the obstacles and hardships that many of our country's heroes had to...
A worksheet on Texas Geology. 
A blank Texas outline map from the Texas Almanac.
Ever wonder how long it took for nineteenth century immigrants to travel to America? Ever had the opportunity to share original documents from 1900 with your students? Ever discussed the diversity of religious communities in Texas ? Explore these topics and more with the Texas Jewish Immigrant Experience Traveling Trunk, a hands on educational opportunity containing artifacts, photographs, maps and three lesson...
Engage students in 24 lessons about Texas geography and history. Build a bridge of understanding about Texas mountains and basins. Create communication systems for early explorers. Construct tools for early Texas industries. Invent a skit to encourage settlement for Stephen F. Austin. Devise a solution to help Texans survive and thrive throughout its colorful history. In Mind Missions, students solve the problems of...
Ten engaging documents based questions about Texas History: Cabeza de Vaca: How Did He Survive? Remembering the Alamo: A Personal Journal, Texas Oil and Social Change: What Story Should be Told? Politics or Principle: Why Did Lyndon Johnson sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Materials guide students through the Six Step DBQ Method to analyze primary and secondary source documents and then write an argumentative...
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