Essays on Texas History

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Women & Texas History: Selected Essays

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10.99
ISBN
9780876111192
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Paperback
By
Fane Downs, Nancy Jones

Women have long made significant contributions to Texas history. Only in recent years, however, has their part in that history begun to be told. The great strides made in Texas women's studies are reflected in this important new book of essays about women and their many roles in the history of our state.

In October 1990, the Texas State Historical Association sponsored a conference, "Women and Texas History," which brought together some of the leading scholars in the field of women's studies. This highly successful conference — attended by hundreds and awarded recognition for its excellence by the AASLH — produced a raft of exciting presentations which demonstrated the vigorous quality and growth of women's studies in and about Texas. Women and Texas History includes thirteen of the best presentations at the conference.

This "milestone" publication, notes Fane Downs in her introduction to Women and Texas History, represents "the emerging maturity of the field of Texas women's history; moreover, these essays add significantly to our knowledge of the complex and diverse history of Texas." This ground-breaking volume will be of interest to students, scholars, and general readers, and is well adapted to classroom use.

Publication of this book was made possible in part by grants from the RGK Foundation of Austin and the Texas Committee for the Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

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Prints and Printmakers of Texas: Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual North American Print Conference

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25.99
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9780876111376
Binding
Hardcover
By
Ron C. Tyler
This eclectic collection pulls together some of the best presentations made at the North American Print Conference held in Austin, Texas. Focusing on the printing arts in Texas, this group of leading scholars and authorities covered a wide range of subjects from early lithography and photography in Texas to today's armadillo posters and T-shirts. The high arts and popular culture alike are treated in this broad overview of prints and printmaking on the Texas frontier and in its urban centers.

Contributors:

• R. Pearce-Moses, "From Niépce to Now: Thirty Million Photographs in Texas"

• R. Cox, "Dust Bowl Realism: Texas Printmakers and the FSA Photographers of the Great Depression"

• F. Carraro, "Jerry Bywaters: A Texas Printmaker"

• D. Farmer, "The Printmakers Guild and Women Printmakers in Texas, 1939–1965"

• P. H. Brink, "The Galveston That Was: Requiem or Inspiration?"

• N. Jacobson, "Armadillos, Peccadilloes, and the Maverick Posterists of Austin, Texas"

• J. H. Fox, "TexStyle Art: The Evolution of Quality Silkscreened Imagery upon T-Shirts in Austin, Texas, 1968–1988"

• K. B. Ragsdale, "W. D. Smithers: Pictorial Chronicler of the Big Bend Country of Texas"

• B. Huseman, "The Beginnings of Lithography in Texas"

• K. J. Adams, "Texas Impressions: Graphic Arts and the Republic of Texas, 1836–1845"

• J. P. McGuire and D. Haynes, "William DeRyee, Carl G. von Iwonski, and Homeography, a Printing Process"

• C. Brandimarte, "Immaterial Girls: Prints of Pageantry and Dance, 1900–1936"

• R. Flukinger, "The Panoramic Photography of E. O. Goldbeck"
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Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times

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8.99
ISBN
9780876110560
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Paperback
By
Alwyn Barr, Robert A. Calvert

Black leaders in Texas, both men and women, have contributed numerous examples of perseverance and triumph. This volume examines the lives of some of those black Texans who, in the words of Frederick Douglass, led the movement to "devise and carry out measures for their own social advancement, and for the general improvement of their condition." An excellent supplementary textbook.

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On History's Trail: Speeches and Essays by the Texas State Historian, 2009–2012

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19.99
ISBN
9781625110237
Binding
Paperback
By
Light Townsend Cummins
On History’s Trail: Speeches and Essays of the Texas State Historian, 2009–2012 contains twenty-nine speeches and essays from Light Townsend Cummins’s time as the State Historian of Texas, when he spoke to dozens of groups across the Lone Star State and beyond. The subjects include the settlement of Canary Islanders in Texas and Louisiana, the Red River War, Dallas sculptress Allie V. Tennant, the “hometown” of Audie Murphy, and much more. While wide-ranging in time and place, this collection emphasizes the importance of biography and the individual in Texas history, never losing the warmth and humanity that is Cummins’s hallmark. The most important point of On History’s Trail, though, is the most valuable lesson Cummins learned while State Historian: The history of Texas is alive and well today. There are more people reading and researching the history of the state than ever before. The range of topics in this volume shows the viability, breadth, and range of the state’s remarkable history.
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Mexican Americans in Texas History, Selected Essays

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10.99
ISBN
9780876111741
Binding
Paperback
By
Cynthia Orozco, Emilio Zamora, Rodolfo Rocha
The contributions and influences of Mexican Americans in Texas history have been many and significant. Only in recent decades, however, have historians adequately told this story. The enormous strides made in the study of Mexican-origin people in Texas are reflected in this important new book of essays.

In May 1991 the Texas State Historical Association cosponsored a conference, “Mexican Americans in Texas History,” which brought together some six hundred participants, including nearly one hundred leading scholars in the field of Mexican American Studies. In the words of the editors’ introduction, this highly successful conference “confirmed and celebrated the existence of a substantial body of literature in Mexican American history.” It showed that “Mexican American history was on its way to assuming its rightful place of importance.”

This groundbreaking volume, which contains eleven essays from that pivotal conference, corrects and amplifies the historical record. Mexican Americans in Texas History will be of great interest to students, scholars, teachers, and general readers, and it is well adapted to classroom use.

Selected essays include:

• Old Roads, New Horizons: Texas History and the New World Order, by David Montejano

• Occupied Texas: Bexar and Goliad, 1835–1836, by Paul Lack

• Mexicanos in Texas During the Civil War, by Miguel González Quiroga

• Union, Paz y Trabajo: Laredo’s Mexican Mutual Aid Societies in the 1890s, by Roberto R. Calderón

• Mutualist and Mexicanist Expressions of a Mexican Political Culture in Texas, by Emilio Zamora

• The Tejano Revolt of 1915, by Rodolfo Rocha

• Agents of Americanization: The Houston Settlement Association and the Mexican Community, 1900–1950, by María Cristina García

• Trini Gamez and the Texas Farm Workers: Toil and Trouble on the Texas Plains, by Yolanda García Romero

• Carlos E. Castañeda: The Historian and the Critics” by Félix D. Almaráz

• The Borderlands of Culture: Americo Paredes’s George Washington Gomez, by Ramón Saldívar

• Estudios Tejanos: A List of Historical Literature on Mexican Americans in Texas, by Arnoldo de Leon

• Selected Bibliography on Mexican American, Tejana, and Tejano History, by Cynthia Orozco
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The Texas State Capitol: Selected Essays from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly

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13.95
ISBN
978-0876111505
Binding
Paperback
By
Ella Mae Moore, Fred H. Moore
Through its majestic form and monumental style, the Texas State Capitol (erected 1882-1888) reflects the pride of Texas citizens in the culture and government of their state. Now, as we celebrate the restoration of the century-old structure and the completion of a stately new underground wing, a team of specialists in architecture, decorative arts, art history, landscaping, and labor history helps us reflect upon the history and significance of the Capitol and the American practice of commemorating democratic government in grand public buildings. Each chapter in this informative book covers a different facet of the Capitol's history, making it clear that only through the dedicated commitment of our elected officials was one of the finest statehouses of the late nineteenth century completed. The chapters are selected from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, which won a certificate of commendation from the American Association for State and Local History for its Capitol centennial issue in 1988.
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