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This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas. Moses and Stephen F. Austin in Texas Stephen F. Austin meets former U.S. Congressman from Tennessee, Joseph Hawkins, who provides room and board while teaching Austin law. Meanwhile, Moses comes up with the idea of setting up another American colony further West in Spanish territory like his previous...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas. Introduction to Stephen F. Austin Texas Christian University Historian Dr. Gregg Cantrell gives a brief introduction to his talk on Stephen F. Austin, the man known by some as the "Father of Texas."
Full Texas Talk with Dr. Cantrell Texas Christian University Historian Dr. Gregg Cantrell gives a talk on Stephen F. Austin, the man known by some as the "Father of Texas." In this talk, Dr. Cantrell lays out Austin's accomplishments in life and how historians remember him today.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women. Texas Pioneer Women: Q&A Dr. Stuntz answer questions following her talk on Pioneer Women at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in March 2016.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women. Texas Pioneer Women: Legacies Women like Frenchie McCormick, Mary Jane Alexander, Molly Goodnight, and many who worked in the church and in other women's clubs, are discussed, particularly as they relate to the Panhandle area in the 19th and 20th...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women Dr. Stuntz discusses the occupations and experiences of women in the Panhandle, focusing on sources from western Texas towns like Old Tescosa and Old Mobidy.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women. Texas Pioneer Women: Statehood Era Stuntz discusses the homesteads and dugouts women made their homes, highlighting the extraordinary amount of mental, physical and spiritual strength required to be women at this time and place.
This video is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women Texas Pioneer Women: Mexican Era Dr. Jean Stuntz describes life for women living through the Mexican Revolution in Texas, as well as the experiences of women living in Stephen F. Austin's first colony. She discusses Cynthia Ann Parker, as well as other native...
This is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women. In this video Dr. Stuntz begins her talk on pioneer women at San Antonio, and describes the lives of women in Texas in the 17th and 18th centuries. She reveals the rights women were granted under Spanish law, including land ownership.
This is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Full Texas Talk with Dr. Jean Stuntz on Pioneer Texas Women At the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, on March 22, 2016, Dr. Jean Stuntz spoke to a live audience on the experiences of pioneer women in Texas, from the Spanish era to the early 20th century in Texas. The footage was rebroadcasted on March 31 for an online...
This lesson plan focuses on the following: The first settlers came to Texas around 1821 with Stephen F. Austin who called for ten men to act as Rangers for the common defense against Indian tribes and Mexican forces in 1823. These early Rangers were paid in land and provided their own horse, weapons and equipment. Many of them served in the battles during the Texas Revolution and helped protect settlers during the...
Review of the 2004 version of the Alamo movie with student handouts and classroom discussion guides.
The Battle for Texas: The Experience is a permanent exhibition, on the ground floor of the River Center Mall, in San Antonio, Texas. This exhibition is meant to serve as an interactive exhibition and immersive attraction showcase of Texas history, with a focus on the Alamo historic battle. The attraction showcases an important collection of 250 artifacts curated from the private libraries of major collectors and...
The Benson Latin American Collection and the Office of the Director of the Univeristy of Texas Libraries have jointly created this Collections Highlight online exhibition. This exhibition highlights Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's memoirs during his final exile in Havana in 1872. Sometimes referred to as “the Napoleon of the West,” Santa Anna — who served as president of Mexico in multiple, non-consecutive terms — is...
This is a fun short and informative documentary on the history of Texas by the History Channel. The documentary talks about the following: Spanish missionaries were the first European settlers in Texas, founding San Antonio in 1718. Hostile natives and isolation from other Spanish colonies kept Texas sparsely populated until following the Revolutionary War and the War of Mexican Independence, when the newly...
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...
The Hood’s Brigade, 5th Texas Regiment, Company I Muster Roll, 1862-1864, contains an original copy and photocopy of the 4-page muster roll for Company I of the Fifth Texas Infantry Regiment of Hood’s Texas Brigade. The muster roll contains a list of members with rank and casualty record while the regiment was under the command of Confederate officer Jerome B. Robertson. This collection was processed by Chester V....
This is a 60 minute documentary that highlights Texas National Parks. This film will help Texans celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. The film celebrates the culture, history, wildlife and natural wonders preserved at each site, and is organized chronologically by date of creation. Big Bend National Park, which opened in 1944 and covers more than 800,000 acres of prickly desert, canyons and...
This is a video where Patrick Ettinger talked about his book, "Imaginary Lines: Border Enforcement and the Origins of Undocumented Immigration, 1882-1930", in which he shares the origins of immigrant smuggling and illicit entry on the northern and southern U.S. borders from 1882-1930, at a time when English, Irish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Lebanese, Japanese, Greek, and, later, Mexican migrants created various “...
As the nation moves deeper into the election season, let your students analyze the two images: then compare the political climate of 1900 to 2016. How do candidates travel to different venues? How do they get "their message to the people"? How are the party's nominees chosen? Analyze the ticket to the 1900 Democratic National Convention. Why is Jefferson's picture on the ticket? Where will the 2016 conventions be...
Winegarten takes questions from the audience after her webinar presentation on Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby.
Winegarten discusses women’s importance in the auxiliary units and Colonel Hobby roles during World War II. Oveta was honored for her service and later appointment to the presidential cabinet, the second woman to ever hold that position. She became the secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare during the time of the polio vaccine’s approval, which Winegarten discusses frankly with viewers. Lastly, she discusses...
Winegarten discusses Oveta's life after she meets governor Hobby. She explains how Oveta was brought in to the WWII efforts and how women became involved. She moves to D.C. to run the Women’s’ Interest Bureau for the Army. As more men are drafted, women are looked at to help more. Oveta was asked to draw up a plan for a women’s army unit and eventually asked to run it. Winegarten explains how history from today and...
Winegarten discusses Oveta's early childhood in Killeen, Texas and her experience working with her father in the Texas legislature. Her father was an attorney and in the Texas state legislature. Her mother was a suffragist. Oveta’s name is discussed, which is an Iroquois word for forget; however, Winegarten discusses why Oveta was one of the most unforgettable women in Texas history. By age 20 she was the youngest...
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