Lone Star Regiments in Gray

Filename: lone-star-regiments-in-gray.pdf
ISBN: WISC:89076970672
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 424
Author: Ralph A. Wooster
Publisher:

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Discovering Texas History

Filename: discovering-texas-history.pdf
ISBN: 9780806147833
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Number of pages: 352
Author: Bruce A. Glasrud
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Download and read online Discovering Texas History in PDF and EPUB The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to Texas historiography of the past quarter-century, this volume of original essays will be an invaluable resource and definitive reference for teachers, students, and researchers of Texas history. Conceived as a follow-up to the award-winning A Guide to the History of Texas (1988), Discovering Texas History focuses on the major trends in the study of Texas history since 1990. In two sections, arranged topically and chronologically, some of the most prominent authors in the field survey the major works and most significant interpretations in the historical literature. Topical essays take up historical themes ranging from Native Americans, Mexican Americans, African Americans, and women in Texas to European immigrant history; literature, the visual arts, and music in the state; and urban and military history. Chronological essays cover the full span of Texas historiography from the Spanish era through the Civil War, to the Progressive Era and World Wars I and II, and finally to the early twenty-first century. Critical commentary on particular books and articles is the unifying purpose of these contributions, whose authors focus on analyzing and summarizing the subjects that have captured the attention of professional historians in recent years. Together the essays gathered here will constitute the standard reference on Texas historiography for years to come, guiding readers and researchers to future, ever deeper discoveries in the history of Texas.


The Seventh Star of the Confederacy

Filename: the-seventh-star-of-the-confederacy.pdf
ISBN: 9781574412598
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 348
Author: Kenneth Wayne Howell
Publisher: University of North Texas Press

Download and read online The Seventh Star of the Confederacy in PDF and EPUB On February 1, 1861, delegates at the Texas Secession Convention elected to leave the Union. The people of Texas supported the actions of the convention in a statewide referendum, paving the way for the state to secede and to officially become the seventh state in the Confederacy. Soon the Texans found themselves engaged in a bloody and prolonged civil war against their northern brethren. During the curse of this war, the lives of thousands of Texans, both young and old, were changed forever. This new anthology, edited by Kenneth W. Howell, incorporates the latest scholarly research on how Texans experienced the war. Eighteen contributors take us from the battlefront to the home front, ranging from inside the walls of a Confederate prison to inside the homes of women and children left to fend for themselves while their husbands and fathers were away on distant battlefields, and from the halls of the governor’s mansion to the halls of the county commissioner’s court in Colorado County. Also explored are well-known battles that took place in or near Texas, such as the Battle of Galveston, the Battle of Nueces, the Battle of Sabine Pass, and the Red River Campaign. Finally, the social and cultural aspects of the war receive new analysis, including the experiences of women, African Americans, Union prisoners of war, and noncombatants.


Tejanos in Gray

Filename: tejanos-in-gray.pdf
ISBN: 9781603442435
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Number of pages: 140
Author: Joseph Rafael de la Garza
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

Download and read online Tejanos in Gray in PDF and EPUB Mexican Texans, fighting for the Confederate cause, in their own words . . . The Civil War is often conceived in simplistic, black and white terms: whites from the North and South fighting over states’ rights, usually centered on the issue of black slavery. But, as Jerry Thompson shows in Tejanos in Gray, motivations for allegiance to the South were often more complex than traditional interpretations have indicated. Gathered for the first time in this book, the forty-one letters and letter fragments written by two Mexican Texans, Captains Manuel Yturri and Joseph Rafael de la Garza, reveal the intricate and intertwined relationships that characterized the lives of Texan citizens of Mexican descent in the years leading up to and including the Civil War. The experiences and impressions reflected in the letters of these two young members of the Tejano elite from San Antonio, related by marriage, provide fascinating glimpses of a Texas that had displaced many Mexican-descent families after the Revolution, yet could still inspire their loyalty to the Confederate flag. De la Garza, in fact, would go on to give his life for the Southern cause. The letters, translated by José Roberto Juárez and with meticulous annotation and commentary by Thompson, deepen and provide nuance to our understanding of the Civil War and its combatants, especially with regard to the Tejano experience. Historians, students, and general readers interested in the Civil War will appreciate Tejanos in Gray for its substantial contribution to borderlands studies, military history, and the often-overlooked interplay of region, ethnicity, and class in the Texas of the mid-nineteenth century.


Lone Star Generals in Gray

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ISBN: WISC:89073215543
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Number of pages: 330
Author: Ralph A. Wooster
Publisher:

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Allan s Lone Star Ballads

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ISBN: WISC:89077139509
Release Date: 1874
Number of pages: 222
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Lone Star Confederate

Filename: lone-star-confederate.pdf
ISBN: 9781603447171
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 186
Author: George Skoch
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

Download and read online Lone Star Confederate in PDF and EPUB Only eighteen when he marched off fight with the famed Hood's Texas Brigade, Confederate Robert Campbell possessed the keen eye of a seasoned journalist and recorded the first months of his service. Now Skoch and Perkins bring his eyewitness accounts to the public


Lone Star Justice

Filename: lone-star-justice.pdf
ISBN: 9780199923717
Release Date: 2002-05-16
Number of pages: 416
Author: Robert M. Utley
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Lone Star Justice in PDF and EPUB From The Lone Ranger to Lonesome Dove, the Texas Rangers have been celebrated in fact and fiction for their daring exploits in bringing justice to the Old West. In Lone Star Justice, best-selling author Robert M. Utley captures the first hundred years of Ranger history, in a narrative packed with adventures worthy of Zane Grey or Larry McMurtry. The Rangers began in the 1820s as loose groups of citizen soldiers, banding together to chase Indians and Mexicans on the raw Texas frontier. Utley shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters were transformed into a well-trained, cohesive team. Armed with a revolutionary new weapon, Samuel Colt's repeating revolver, they became a deadly fighting force, whether battling Comanches on the plains or storming the city of Monterey in the Mexican-American War. As the Rangers evolved from part-time warriors to full-time lawmen by 1874, they learned to face new dangers, including homicidal feuds, labor strikes, and vigilantes turned mobs. They battled train robbers, cattle thieves and other outlaws--it was Rangers, for example, who captured John Wesley Hardin, the most feared gunman in the West. Based on exhaustive research in Texas archives, this is the most authoritative history of the Texas Rangers in over half a century. It will stand alongside other classics of Western history by Robert M. Utley--a vivid portrait of the Old West and of the legendary men who kept the law on the lawless frontier.


Lone Star Preacher

Filename: lone-star-preacher.pdf
ISBN: 0875651062
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Number of pages: 303
Author: John William Thomason
Publisher: TCU Press

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Texas flags

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ISBN: 160344369X
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Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

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When Hell Came to Texas

Filename: when-hell-came-to-texas.pdf
ISBN: 9781476715841
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Number of pages: 384
Author: Robert Vaughan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online When Hell Came to Texas in PDF and EPUB A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Hood s Texas Brigade in the Civil War

Filename: hood-s-texas-brigade-in-the-civil-war.pdf
ISBN: 9780786490646
Release Date: 2012-07-26
Number of pages: 350
Author: Edward B. Williams
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online Hood s Texas Brigade in the Civil War in PDF and EPUB "Of the many infantry brigades in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, John Bell Hood's Texas Brigade earned the reputation as perhaps the premier unit. This volume chronicles the brigade from its formation through postwar commemorations, providing a soldier's-eye view of the daring and bravery of this remarkable unit"--Provided by publisher.


The Lone Star

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ISBN: UCAL:$B301208
Release Date: 1907
Number of pages: 431
Author: Eugen P. Lyle
Publisher:

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Brigades of Gettysburg

Filename: brigades-of-gettysburg.pdf
ISBN: 9781626368118
Release Date: 2012-02-12
Number of pages: 704
Author: Bradley M. Gottfried
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Download and read online Brigades of Gettysburg in PDF and EPUB Using a wealth of first-hand accounts, author Bradley M. Gottfried pieces together each brigade’s experience at Gettysburg. Whether stories of forced marches, weary troops, or the bitter and tragic end of the battle, you’ll experience every angle of this epic battle. Learn what happened when the guns stopped firing and the men were left with only boredom and dread of what was to come. This collection is a lively and fascinating narrative that empowers the everyday men who fought furiously and died honorably. Every detail of the Battle of Gettysburg is included in this comprehensive chronicle.


The Blue and the Gray

Filename: the-blue-and-the-gray.pdf
ISBN: NYPL:33433081801247
Release Date: 1899
Number of pages: 246
Author: J. P. Austin
Publisher:

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