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Books, Guides, or Other Materials

Print materials such as fiction, non-fiction, curriculum guides, and other media intended to broaden the knowledge of educators or students.

El Baile: A Story of Conjunto Music in the Rio Grande Valley

Manuel F. Medrano, historian and Humanities Texas board member, explores the influence of accordionist Valerio Longoria and conjunto music in the Rio Grande Valley, painting a vivid picture of community and celebration inspired by the genre. A thirty-minute documentary on Valerio Longoria, For a Quarter a Song, is made available online by the Los del Valle Oral History Project. El ensayo también se encuentra aquí en español

A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968

In this history of the modern Civil Rights movement, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane McWhorter beautifully describes the process that brought about "the end of apartheid in America," providing a context for the ongoing fight for tolerance and equality in this country. McWhorter focuses on the monumental events that occurred between 1954 (the year of Brown versus the Board of Education) and 1968 (the year that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assasinated).

Almonte's Texas: Juan N. Almonte's 1834 Inspection, Secret Report, and Role in the 1836 Campaign

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. Juan N. Almonte to Texas on an inspection--the last conducted by a high-ranking Mexican official before revolution separated Texas from Mexico.

The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence

About This Book Everyone would agree the one and only Declaration of Independence deserves the best. After all, it's at the heart of our country. But since it was signed in 1776, the Declaration has had as many ups and downs as the United States itself. It has been rolled up, copied, hidden away and traveled by horseback, sailing vessel, mail truck, railroad car and military tank. After being front and center of a new nation, it has escaped two British invasions and survived for more than two centuries of both peaceful times and devastating wars. What a journey!

Heart of Texas: A Lone Star ABC

Welcome to Texas--home of cowboys, cattle, and NASA--where "Friendship" is the motto folks live by. Remember the Alamo, where a brave Army fought against Santa Anna; visit Big Bend National Park and try to spot a Bear; and go to the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame to discover the women who Conquered the Old West. Celebrate Texas in this alphabetical tour from Laura Krauss Melmed and Frane Lessac, the bestselling duo who brought us Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z and New York, New York!The Big Apple from A to Z.

America: A Patriotic Primer

About This Book This alphabetic look at the United States of America celebrates the country's history, founders, people, and patriotism. Lynne V. Cheney Lynne Cheney is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, former Vice President Richard B. Cheney. Robin Preiss Glasser Robin Preiss Glasser is the illustrator of best-selling books like America: A Patriotic Primer and You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum and its two sequels.

Lone Star Legacy: Poetry, Prose, and History, The African-American Experience in Texas

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 published once a year.

Mysteries and Legends of Texas: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained (Myths and Mysteries Series)

This book was written by Donna Ingham. Donna Ingham is the author of 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About Texas and You Know You’re in Texas When (both Globe Pequot). This work is par of a Mysteries and Legends series. "Mysteries and Legends of Texas" explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Texas’s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Texas history.
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