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Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans

By T.R. Fehrenbach

Da Capo Press
Released: 2000-04-04
Paperback (792 pages)

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Here is an up-to-the-moment history of the Lone Star State, together with an insider's look at the people, politics, and events that have shaped Texas from the beginning right up to our days. Never before has the story been told with more vitality and immediacy. Fehrenbach re-creates the Texas saga from prehistory to the Spanish and French invasions to the heyday of the cotton and cattle empires. He dramatically describes the emergence of Texas as a republic, the vote for secession before the Civil War, and the state's readmission to the Union after the War. In the twentieth century oil would emerge as an important economic resource and social change would come. But Texas would remain unmistakably Texas, because Texans "have been made different by the crucible of history; they think and act in different ways, according to the history that shaped their hearts and minds."

Texas: A Historical Atlas

By A. Ray Stephens

A Ray Stephens
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For twenty years the Historical Atlas of Texas stood as a trusted resource for students and aficionados of the state. Now this key reference has been thoroughly updated and expanded—and even rechristened. Texas: A Historical Atlas more accurately reflects the Lone Star State at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Its 86 entries feature 175 newly designed maps—more than twice the number in the original volume—illustrating the most significant aspects of the state’s history, geography, and current affairs.

The heart of the book is its wealth of historical information. Sections devoted to indigenous peoples of Texas and its exploration and settlement offer more than 45 entries with visual depictions of everything from the routes of Spanish explorers to empresario grants to cattle trails. In another 31 articles, coverage of modern and contemporary Texas takes in hurricanes and highways, power plants and population trends.

Practically everything about this atlas is new. All of the essays have been updated to reflect recent scholarship, while more than 30 appear for the first time, addressing such subjects as the Texas Declaration of Independence, early roads, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Texas-Oklahoma boundary disputes, and the tideland oil controversy. A dozen new entries for “Contemporary Texas” alone chart aspects of industry, agriculture, and minority demographics. Nearly all of the expanded essays are accompanied by multiple maps—everyone in full color.

The most comprehensive, state-of-the-art work of its kind, Texas: A Historical Atlas is more than just a reference. It is a striking visual introduction to the Lone Star State.

Texas: A Compact History

By Archie P. McDonald

Brand: State House Press
Paperback (254 pages)

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Texas "a whole other country"—a slogan that promotes tourism as much within the Lone Star State as elsewhere—is familiar to native Texans and those adopted sons and daughters who "got here just as quickly as they could." Texas is as varied as East Texas timberland, hundreds of miles of seashore, prairies of the Central and High Plains, and the dry desert of far West Texas.

When traveling abroad and asked, "Where are you from?" residents of forty-nine of the United States usually respond, "the USA." Nearly every citizen of the Lone Star State will answer "Texas!" The world encourages such chauvinism. Mass media celebrates and exploits Texas and Texans in television and motion pictures about the Alamo, Texas Rangers, the oil industry, and athletics, to name only a few genre.

Texans' pride in their distinctiveness increases when their state is paraded—or satired—and they consciously "pass it on" to succeeding generations. But what does it mean to be a Texan? How did Texas come to be as it is?

Texas: A Compact History provides answers to such questions about Texans and Texas. It tells the story of Texas history and provides thoughtful interpretations about the state's development, all with the general reader in mind—in a brief, easily read narrative.

Texas History Grades 5-8: Greatways To Teach And Learn

By Linda Chavez

Linda Chavez Patricia Pedigo
Paperback (66 pages)

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The GREATways to Teach and LearnTM series are books intended to supplement curriculum and textbooks. The information and activities presented in Texas History Grades 5-8 engage the learner in active practice of basic skills required in this content area. Activities are designed with various learning styles in mind to include every child in the learning process. Texas History Grades 5-8 complies with State Curriculum Standards and includes a chart to assess the level at which a child is able to complete each standard presented. Students using this book will learn the state symbols, geography, and history of Texas and complete maps of major cities and geographical regions. This book was written by teachers to provide grade appropriate standards, practice, and application in a straightforward, easy to understand manner. Appropriate materials and presentation produce comprehension. Practice produces proficiency. Application produces students able to interact with the real world.

Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State

By Randolph B. "Mike" Campbell

Oxford University Press
Released: 2012-04-11
Paperback (528 pages)

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Gone to Texas engagingly tells the story of the Lone Star State, from the arrival of humans in the Panhandle more than 10,000 years ago to the opening of the twenty-first century. Focusing on the state's successive waves of immigrants, the book offers an inclusive view of the vast array of Texans who, often in conflict with each other and always in a struggle with the land, created a history and an idea of Texas.

The History of Texas

Wiley-Blackwell
Paperback (536 pages)

The History of Texas
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The History of Texas is fully revised and updated in this fifth edition to reflect the latest scholarship in its coverage of Texas history from the pre-Columbian era to the present.

  • Fully revised to reflect the most recent scholarly findings
  • Offers extensive coverage of twentieth-century Texas history
  • Includes an overview of Texas history up to the Election of 2012
  • Provides online resources for students and instructors, including a test bank, maps, presentation slides, and more

Lone Star Nation: The Epic Story of the Battle for Texas Independence

By H. W. Brands

Brand: Anchor
Released: 2005-02-08
Paperback (608 pages)

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In Lone Star Nation, Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands demythologizes Texas’s journey to statehood and restores the genuinely heroic spirit to a pivotal chapter in American history.

From Stephen Austin, Texas’s reluctant founder, to the alcoholic Sam Houston, who came to lead the Texas army in its hour of crisis and glory, to President Andrew Jackson, whose expansionist aspirations loomed large in the background, here is the story of Texas and the outsize figures who shaped its turbulent history. Beginning with its early colonization in the 1820s and taking in the shocking massacres of Texas loyalists at the Alamo and Goliad, its rough-and-tumble years as a land overrun by the Comanches, and its day of liberation as an upstart republic, Brands’ lively history draws on contemporary accounts, diaries, and letters to animate a diverse cast of characters whose adventures, exploits, and ambitions live on in the very fabric of our nation.

Texas History for Kids: Lone Star Lives and Legends, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

By Karen Bush Gibson

Chicago Review Press
Paperback (144 pages)

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The larger-than-life story of the Lone Star State

 

Encapsulating the 500-year saga of the one-of-a-kind state of Texas, this interactive book takes readers from the founding of the Spanish Missions and the victory at San Jacinto to the Great Storm that destroyed Galveston and the establishment of NASA’s Mission Control in Houston while covering everything in between. Texas History for Kids includes 21 informative and fun activities to help readers better understand the state’s culture, politics, and geography. Kids will recreate one of the six national flags that have flown over the state, make castings of local wildlife tracks, design a ranch’s branding iron, celebrate Juneteenth by reciting General Order Number 3, build a miniature Battle of Flowers float, and more. This valuable resource also includes a timeline of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and web resources for further study.

Texas History Crossword Puzzles

Grab a Pencil Press
Pamphlet (32 pages)

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Travel to the Lone Star state and meet heroes Sam Houston, Jim Bowie, and David Crockett, and outlaws Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and Doc Holliday. Learn about what makes Texas so special―from its land to its history to its people―all while having fun along the way!

Twelve Years in the Saddle for Law and Order on the Frontiers of Texas

By Sergeant William John L. Sullivan

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Twelve Years in the Saddle for Law and Order on the Frontiers of Texas
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"In offering this book to the public, I have not undertaken to present a history of my life. I do not consider my life of enough importance to warrant making a book about it. What I have undertaken to do is to tell some of the exciting experiences that have fallen to the lot of that noble band, the Texas Ranger force, of which I had the honor to be a member for twelve years. I had the leading part, it is true, in the incidents related, but the reader will see that I was not the whole show—there were others. I have prefixed some brief notes concerning my ancestry, and some incidents of my youth, and have followed with true accounts, written in my own plain way, of the principal events of my career as a Sergeant of the Rangers." Sergeant William John L. Sullivan


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