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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, July 1945 - April, 1946

Seas Collection
Numbers of requests have recently come to the Association
asking that books be recommended for a reading program in
Texas history, especially in connection with the Centennial of
Statehood. In keeping with these requests the following list has
been prepared.
Any brief list of books will be subject to certain limitations,
and it is readily admitted that substitutes could be offered for
most of the books on the following list. Also, in general it
should be stated that the most adequate and comprehensive
covering of Texas history is to be found in the forty-eight
volumes of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
The twenty-five titles listed below, however, will go far toward
giving a balanced view of the colorful background and evolution
of present day Texas, as well as most of the essential facts.
It is, however, suggestive and not conclusive.
1. R. N. Richardson, Texas: The Lone Star State
2. Eugene C. Barker, Readings in Texas History
3. Eugene C. Barker, The Life of Stephen F. Austin
4. Walter Prescott Webb, The Texas Rangers
5. Walter Prescott Webb, The Great Plains
6. Ralph W. Steen, History of Texas
7. Ralph W. Steen, Twentieth Century Texas; An Economic and Social
8. Noah Smithwick, The Evolution of a State
9. H. H. Bancroft, History of the North Mexican States and Texas
10. Andy Adams, The Log of a Cowboy
11. Sam Acheson, 35,000 Days in Texas; A History of the Dallas News
and Its Forebears
12. Sam Dixon and Louis W. Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto
13. John C. Duval, The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace
14. Louis W. Kemp, The Signers of the Texas Declaration of Indpendence
15. George W. Kendall, Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition
16. Joseph William Schmitz, Texas Statecraft
17. Ellen D. Schultz, Texas Wild Flowers
18. American Guide Series, Texas: A Guide to the Lone Star State
19. Justin H. Smith, The Annexation of Texas
20. Clarence R. Wharton, The Republic of Texas
21. John A. Lomax, Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads
22. George P. Garrison, Texas, A Contest of Civilizations

Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, July 1945 - April, 1946. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed May 6, 2016.

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