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Basic Texas Books: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works for a Research Library

Description: Annotated bibliography of 224 books about Texas history prior to 1940, including bibliographic details and critical discussion points for each, such as the author's opinions, the opinions of other critics, background on the author and writing of the book, strengths and weaknesses of the text, representative quotations, and references to other books. It also contains an appendix of additional bibliographies to Texas history. Index starts on page 617.
Date: 1988
Creator: Jenkins, John Holmes
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Tracks on the Land: Stories of Immigrants, Outlaws, Artists, and Other Texans Who Left Their Mark on the Lone Star State

Description: Book containing articles by Texas high school students regarding local histories. Histories of pioneer and immigrant families, businesses, methods of travel, and development are included.
Date: 1985
Creator: De Boe, David C. (David Cornelius), 1942- & Ragsdale, Kenneth Baxter, 1917-
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times

Description: Compilation of essays about black leaders in Texas who made significant contributions within their communities or the state. The introduction and essays include commentary and context provided by the editors. Index starts on page 223.
Date: 2007
Creator: Barr, Alwyn & Calvert, Robert A.
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

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

Description: Book containing Mexican Col. Juan N. Almonte's 1834 report concerning the measures necessary to prevent the loss of Texas, as well as fifty of his letters, and the journal he kept while at the side of Santa Anna during the Texas rebellion in 1836.
Date: 2003
Creator: Jackson, Jack, 1941-2006 & Almonte, Juan Nepomuceno, 1803-1869
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Theses on Texas History: A Check List of Theses and Dissertations in Texas History Produced in the Departments of History of Eighteen Texas Graduate Schools and Thirty-Three Graduate Schools Outside of Texas, 1907-1952

Description: Book containing theses collected from the history departments of fifty-one graduate schools. The theses are listed in alphabetical order by author and relate to Texas. Includes the degree conferred upon each author, the title of the theses, and lists of illustrations, maps, tables, and contents.
Date: 1955
Creator: Elliott, Claude, 1896-1958
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Spanish Explorers in the Southern United States, 1528-1543

Description: Book containing three translated narratives of early Spanish explorers in what would become the Southern United States. This includes the paths taken by the explorers, the people they encountered, and hardships they endured.
Date: 1984
Creator: Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar, 16th cent. & Castañeda de Nájera, Pedro de, 16th cent.
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Mexican Americans in Texas History: Selected Essays

Description: Book containing eleven essays from the Texas State Historical Association's "Mexican Americans in Texas History" conference. The essays discuss the history of Mexicans in Texas, their social and political culture, and conflicts with Anglo-Americans.
Date: 2000
Creator: Zamora, Emilio; Orozco, Cynthia & Rocha, Rodolfo
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Documents of Texas History

Description: Book containing 141 documents pertinent to the history of Texas. These range from reports by Spanish explorers in the sixteenth century to speeches and legal cases from the twentieth century. Each document is preceded by brief introduction by the editors.
Date: 2002
Creator: Wallace, Ernest; Vigness, David M., 1922-1979 & Ward, George B.
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The History of Texas: or, the Emigrant's, Farmer's, and Politician's Guide to the Character, Climate, Soil and Productions of That Country: Arranged Geographically from Personal Observation and Experience

Description: Book containing a history of Texas and acts as a guide to the area during period of Anglo colonization. Includes observations of the land, critiques of the people who lived there, and a translated Mexican Constitution.
Date: 1990
Creator: Edward, David B. (David Barnett), 1790-1870
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Forgotten Texas Census: First Annual Report of the Agricultural Bureau of the Department of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History, 1887-88

Description: Book containing a county by county census of Texas taken in 1887-1888. Information tallied includes such things as divorces, marriages, number of workers, church affiliation, and ethnic makeup. There is also a overview of state institutions, mineral wealth, geography, and miscellaneous information from the time.
Date: 2002
Creator: Foster, L. L.
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Texas

Description: Book containing details of Texas during the Anglo settlement of Texas during the early half of the nineteenth century as described by Mary Austin Holley. Includes information for settlers, including colonization laws, the Mexican Constitution, information on the land and its environs, and the people of Texas.
Date: 1990
Creator: Holley, Mary Austin, 1784-1846
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Portable Handbook of Texas

Description: Book containing a brief history Texas from prehistoric times to the end of the twentieth century. Following this is a series of alphabetical arranged articles which cover various aspects of Texas history, including significant communities, people, institutions, and agencies.
Date: 2000
Creator: Barkley, Roy R., 1941- & Odintz, Mark F., 1953-
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Picturing Texas: The Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Photographers in the Lone Star State, 1935-1943

Description: Book containing photographs taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information between 1935 and 1943. Subjects include men and women struggling through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, migrant workers, and the cattle industry.
Date: 1994
Creator: Reid, Robert L., 1938-
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Women in Early Texas

Description: Book containing biographies of fifty women who were involved with the development of Texas. The women come from a wide variety of classes and ethnic groups, and many of the authors are descended from their subjects.
Date: 1993
Creator: Carrington, Evelyn M.
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Women and Texas History: Selected Essays

Description: Book containing thirteen essays presented at the Texas State Historical Association's "Women and Texas History" conference. The essays relate to the role of women in the history of Texas.
Date: 1993
Creator: Downs, Fane & Jones, Nancy Baker
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

A Cowman's Wife

Description: Autobiographical anecdotes by Mary Rak about running a cattle ranch with her husband in Arizona. Index starts on page 293.
Date: 1993
Creator: Rak, Mary Kidder, 1879-1958
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Army Exploration in the American West, 1803-1863

Description: Book containing the history of the role of the United States Army and its Topographical Engineers in exploring lands west of the Mississippi River between 1838 and 1863. This includes surveys of battlefronts, railroads, and boundaries.
Date: 1991
Creator: Goetzmann, William H.
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Log Cabin Village: A History and Guide

Description: Book about the historical Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth, Texas. Includes the histories of the log cabins preserved in the Village, as well as information regarding everyday life in frontier Texas such as cabin construction and milling corn. Contains numerous pictures of log cabins, tools, and furniture from the period.
Date: 1980
Creator: Jordan-Bychkov, Terry G., 1938-2003
Partner: Texas State Historical Association