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Anyone interested in Texas history will find Jenkins's bibliography indispensable. After fourteen years of research into the more than 100,000 books published on Texas since Cabeza de Vaca's Relación of 1542, Jenkins, formerly an Austin rare book dealer, author, and bibliophile, selected 224 books that he considered essential for any Texas library. The entry on each book provides a substantial critical essay and full bibliographical details on every printing and issue. An additional 1,017 books are discussed and appraised, and an annotated guide to 217 Texas bibliographies is included. This revised edition, now available at a new low price, includes more than 100 changes and additions to the 1983 edition.
"I cannot imagine a book collector, or any Texas scholar, without a copy . . . of Basic Texas Books."
—Dorman H. Winfrey, former director, Texas State Library
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- Casey Monahan, Cathy Brigham, Dave Oliphant, Douglas E. Barnett, Gary Hartman, George B. Ward, Roy R. Barkley
With this companion volume to Winkler's great 1846-1860 checklist, the Check List of Texas Imprints became the most nearly complete listing ever published of material printed in Texas between 1846 and 1876. This enormous catalogue contains documentation on more than 3,900 Texas imprints produced between 1861 and 1876.
The second part of this guide, "Commanders and Organization, Department of Texas, 18481900," lists the departmental commanders, the location of the military headquarters, and the changes in the administrative organization and military titles for Texas.
Part III, "U.S. Army Sites in Texas 18361900," provides a dictionary of 223 posts, forts, and camps in the state. It is the most extensive inventory published to date, including essential information on all of the major forts, as well as dozens of obscure sites such as Camp Las Laxas, Camp Ricketts, and Camp Lugubrious. The fourth part, "Post Garrisons, 18361900," gives a year by year snapshot of total army strength in the state, the regiments assigned, and the garrisons and commanders of each major fort and camp.
Supplying the only such synopsis of its kind, the "Summary of U.S. Army Combat Actions in the Texas Indian Wars, 18491881," the guide's Part V, offers a chronological description of 224 U.S. Army combat actions in the Indian Wars with vivid details of each engagement.
The 900 entries in the selected bibliography of Part VI are divided topically into sections on biographical sources and regimental histories, histories of forts, garrison life, civil-military relations, the Mexican War, and frontier operations. In addition to being a helpful catalog of standard histories, there are two important and unusual aspects to the bibliography. It contains a complete range of primary source microfilm material from the National Archives, including the roll numbers of specific periods of forts and units; and secondly, the bibliography integrates nearly all of the published archeological reports into the section on fort histories.
The Old Army in Texas is an indispensable reference and research tool for students, scholars, and military history aficionados. It will be of great value to those interested in Texas history, especially military history and local and regional studies. This superb reference work is illustrated with a number of maps and rare photographs of the U.S. Army in nineteenth century Texas.