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Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas Book
Author : Enid E. Haag
Publisher : Archway Publishing
Release : 2016-02-19
ISBN : 1480825476
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Enid E. Haag Author of From Europe to Texas and Peggys Wartime Memories In April 1906, ten-year-old Emma finds herself thrust into the reality of a terrible natural disaster, the great San Francisco earthquake. Alone and frightened, a Good Samaritan, opera singer Enrico Caruso, takes her under his wing. After a disheartening search for her mom, dad, and older brother, shes reunited with her uncle in New Mexico. Traumatized and plagued by panic attacks following the earthquake, Emma slowly recovers with the love of her Spanish Converso aunt and German uncle. Misadventures abound as fear grips her during sandstorms or shaking of buildings. Her persistent conviction that Papa will return keeps her spirits positive. A court order catapults a more grown up Emma into living in Texas with a resentful aunt, disinterested uncle, and a bullying cousin. Family secrets, plus cultural and religious prejudices, hinder any harmony that might develop. Only her grandmother welcomes her into the traditional German family in New Braunfels, Texas. When an invitation arrives from Caruso to attend one of his concerts in Corsicana, Texas, Emma learns some of the familys secrets, giving her deeper insight into the various family disputes. She never loses hope she will be reunited with her Papa.

Gone To Texas

Gone To Texas Book
Author : A. S. French
Publisher : Neonoir Books
Release : 2022-04-21
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Astrid sat at the table, cradling a pint in her hand. Unfortunately, it was only half-full since the rest of it dripped from the bloke’s head opposite her. A gang of four lurked behind him. They glared at her as the sounds of sirens shot through her head. She thought her internal jukebox had kicked into automatic for one second and she was listening to The Clash or The Beastie Boys. Then she realised it came from outside and was getting closer. The goons must have heard it as their mugs dropped faster than a snitch in a concrete overcoat. That’s when she knew what she had to do. A cryptic message sends Astrid Snow deep into the heart of Texas, answering the call from her only friend in the world. There, she has to prove a seemingly guilty man didn’t kill two little girls while acquiring an unlikely partner during her investigation.

Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas Book
Author : Don Wright
Publisher : Forge Books
Release : 1999-10-15
ISBN : 0312871724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Peyton Lewis and Fletcher Rucker are two humble Rebel boys whose innocence was destroyed in the bloody wreckage of the Civil War. Young and desperate, they fall in with a scheme to rob a bank but are totally unprepared for the violence that ensues. Sickened by the carnage and wanton cruelty that they have witnessed, Lewis and Rucker take their cut and join the migration of those who see the possibility of a new beginning in the wilderness of the Texas frontier. Along the way they meet rogues, killers...and two exceptional women: the tortured Molly Klinner, a woman who has also suffered dearly by the ravages of the war, and Gabriel Johnson, an Eastern beauty who decided to join the Texas migration on a lark--but will soon learn the true meaning of humanity. Together, the four travelers will weather the travails that the new frontier offers them--but will they manage to carve out a new life? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas Book
Author : Don Worcester
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2014-07-07
ISBN : 1590774019
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ellis P. Bean was a callow youth of seventeen about to embark on a grand odyssey. Philip Nolan, a dashing soldier of fortune invited the young man to join him on an expedition to capture wild mustangs in Texas. Nolan promised Ellis a few months of thrilling excitement, to be capped off by a small fortune in gold coins. The expedition didn’t realize until it was too that they were being stalked by Spanish squadrons of veteran cavalry, for the Spanish rulers of Texas feared Nolan was leading an invading force. After a brief battle, Nolan was killed and the surviving members of the hunting party were taken prisoner. Ellis Bean’s real adventure had just begun; an adventure far different from the one he had been promised. Ellis endured nearly a decade of imprisonment in Mexican jails—in Nacogdoches, San Antonio, and Acapulco—much of the time in painful shackle or in solitary confinement. After many failed escape attempts, Ellis was finally released from prison—on the condition that he fight with the Spanish to pout down the insurrection of Padre Hidago and General Morelos. He promptly deserted, joining up with the freedom fighters. Soon he was counted among the leaders of the Mexican independence movement against Spain. But after years of fighting, of victories and reversals, the revolution finally seemed on the verge of collapse…and Morelos begged Ellis to return to the States to raise an army to invade Texas. Ellis Bean was finally home—but would he return as promised, to the cause of freedom? Once home, could he force himself to return? Based on actual events and filled with meticulous details, the story of Ellis P. Bean is an unparalleled adventure from the pages of America’s frontier history.

Gone to Texas How Mayflower Decendants Got To Texas

Gone to Texas How Mayflower Decendants Got To Texas Book
Author : Judie R Allen,Kathryn Allen Eisenbarth,James B. Battles
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2022-07-01
ISBN : 1794761837
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Gone to Texas How Mayflower Decendants Got To Texas book written by Judie R Allen,Kathryn Allen Eisenbarth,James B. Battles, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Gone to Texas A History of the Lone Star State

Gone to Texas  A History of the Lone Star State Book
Author : Randolph B. Campbell
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2003-08-07
ISBN : 0199881383
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Gone to Texas, historian Randolph Campbell ranges from the first arrival of humans in the Panhandle some 10,000 years ago to the dawn of the twenty-first century, offering an interpretive account of the land, the successive waves of people who have gone to Texas, and the conflicts that have made Texas as much a metaphor as a place. Campbell presents the epic tales of Texas history in a new light, offering revisionist history in the best sense--broadening and deepening the traditional story, without ignoring the heroes of the past. The scope of the book is impressive. It ranges from the archeological record of early Native Americans to the rise of the oil industry and ultimately the modernization of Texas. Campbell provides swift-moving accounts of the Mexican revolution against Spain, the arrival of settlers from the United States, and the lasting Spanish legacy (from place names to cattle ranching to civil law). The author also paints a rich portrait of the Anglo-Texan revolution, with its larger-than-life leaders and epic battles, the fascinating decade of the Republic of Texas, and annexation by the United States. In his account of the Civil War and Reconstruction, he examines developments both in local politics and society and in the nation at large (from the debate over secession to the role of Texas troops in the Confederate army to the impact of postwar civil rights laws). Late nineteenth-century Texas is presented as part of both the Old West and the New South. The story continues with an analysis of the impact of the Populist and Progressive movements and then looks at the prosperity decade of the 1920s and the economic disaster of the Great Depression. Campbell's last chapters show how World War II brought economic recovery and touched off spectacular growth that, with only a few downturns, continues until today. Lucid, engaging, deftly written, Gone to Texas offers a fresh understanding of why Texas continues to be seen as a state unlike any other, a place that distills the essence of what it means to be an American.

Cowboy Conservatism

Cowboy Conservatism Book
Author : Sean Cunningham
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release : 2010-07-02
ISBN : 081317371X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During the 1960s and 1970s, Texas was rocked by a series of political transitions. Despite its century-long heritage of solidly Democratic politics, the state became a Republican stronghold virtually overnight, and by 1980 it was known as “Reagan Country.” Ultimately, Republicans dominated the Texas political landscape, holding all twenty-seven of its elected offices and carrying former governor George W. Bush to his second term as president with more than 61 percent of the Texas vote. Sean P. Cunningham examines the remarkable history of Republican Texas in Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the Rise of the Modern Right. Utilizing extensive research drawn from the archives of four presidential libraries, gubernatorial papers, local campaign offices, and oral histories, Cunningham presents a compelling narrative of the most notable regional genesis of modern conservatism. Spanning the decades from Kennedy’s assassination to Reagan’s presidency, Cunningham reveals a vivid portrait of modern conservatism in one of the nation’s largest and most politically powerful states. The newest title in the New Directions in Southern History series, Cunningham’s Cowboy Conservatism demonstrates Texas’s distinctive and vital contributions to the transformation of postwar American politics.

Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas Book
Author : Forrest Carter
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1975
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hunted by cavalry and bounty hunters, Josey Wales and a Cherokee friend struggle for survival on the dangerous trail to Texas.

Beyond Texas Through Time

Beyond Texas Through Time Book
Author : Walter Louis Buenger,Arnoldo De León
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1603442340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1991 Walter L. Buenger and the late Robert A. Calvert compiled a pioneering work in Texas historiography: Texas Through Time, a seminal survey and critique of the field of Texas history from its inception through the end of the 1980s. Now, Buenger and Arnoldo De León have assembled an important new collection that assesses the current state of Texas historiography, building on the many changes in understanding and interpretation that have developed in the nearly twenty years since the publication of the original volume. This new work, Beyond Texas Through Time, departs from the earlier volume's emphasis on the dichotomy between traditionalism and revisionism as they applied to various eras. Instead, the studies in this book consider the topical and thematic understandings of Texas historiography embraced by a new generation of Texas historians as they reflect analytically on the work of the past two decades. The resulting approaches thus offer the potential of informing the study of themes and topics other than those specifically introduced in this volume, extending its usefulness well beyond a review of the literature. In addition, the volume editors' introduction proposes the application of cultural constructionism as an important third perspective on the thematic and topical analyses provided by the other contributors. Beyond Texas Through Time offers both a vantage point and a benchmark, serving as an important reference for scholars and advanced students of history and historiography, even beyond the borders of Texas.

From Santa Anna to Selena

From Santa Anna to Selena Book
Author : Harriett Denise Joseph
Publisher : University of North Texas Press
Release : 2018-03-15
ISBN : 1574417231
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Author Harriett Denise Joseph relates biographies of eleven notable Mexicanos and Tejanos, beginning with Santa Anna and the impact his actions had on Texas. She discusses the myriad contributions of Erasmo and Juan Seguín to Texas history, as well as the factors that led a hero of the Texas Revolution (Juan) to be viewed later as a traitor by his fellow Texans. Admired by many but despised by others, folk hero Juan Nepomuceno Cortina is one of the most controversial figures in the history of nineteenth-century South Texas. Preservationist and historian Adina De Zavala fought to save part of the Alamo site and other significant structures. Labor activist Emma Tenayuca’s youth, passion, courage, and sacrifice merit attention for her efforts to help the working class. Joseph reveals the individual and collective accomplishments of a powerhouse couple, bilingual educator Edmundo Mireles and folklorist-author Jovita González. She recognizes the military and personal battles of Medal of Honor recipient Raul “Roy” Benavidez. Irma Rangel, the first Latina to serve in the Texas House of Representatives, is known for the many “firsts” she achieved during her lifetime. Finally, we read about Selena’s life and career, as well as her tragic death and her continuing marketability.

Lone Star Politics

Lone Star Politics Book
Author : Ken Collier,Steven Galatas,Julie Harrelson-Stephens
Publisher : CQ Press
Release : 2018-11-29
ISBN : 1544316305
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Texas, myth often clashes with the reality of everyday government. Explore the state's rich political tradition with Lone Star Politics as this local author team explains who gets what and how. Utilizing the comparative method, Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, and Julie Harrelson-Stephens set Texas in context with other states' constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions as they delve into the evolution of its politics. Critical thinking questions and unvarnished "Winners and Losers" discussions guide students toward understanding Texas government and assessing the state's political landscape. The Sixth Edition expands its coverage on civil rights in the state, as well as contemporary issues highlighting the push-pull relationship between the state and federal and local governments.

The Settlement of America

The Settlement of America Book
Author : James A. Crutchfield,Candy Moutlon,Terry Del Bene
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-03-26
ISBN : 1317454618
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

The Wild West 365 Days

The Wild West  365 Days Book
Author : Michael Wallis,Robert McCubbin
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2011-05-01
ISBN : 161312144X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Wild West: 365 Days is a day-by-day adventure that tells the stories of pioneers and cowboys, gold rushes and saloon shoot-outs in America's frontier. The lure of land rich in minerals, fertile for farming, and plentiful with buffalo bred an all-out obsession with heading westward. The Wild West: 365 Days takes the reader back to these booming frontier towns that became the stuff of American legend, breeding characters such as Butch Cassidy and Jesse James. Author Michael Wallis spins a colorful narrative, separating myth from fact, in 365 vignettes. The reader will learn the stories of Davy Crockett, Wild Bill Hickok, and Annie Oakley; travel to the O.K. Corral and Dodge City; ride with the Pony Express; and witness the invention of the Colt revolver. The images are drawn from Robert G. McCubbin's extensive collection of Western memorabilia, encompassing rare books, photographs, ephemera, and artifacts, including Billy the Kid's knife.

Killing Congress

Killing Congress Book
Author : Nancy E. Marion,Willard Oliver
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2014-07-22
ISBN : 0739183605
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Killing Congress: Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations, and other Violence Enacted on Members of the U.S. Congress analyzes all assassinations, attempted assassinations, and other violent acts carried out on members of Congress. Each chapter focuses on a particular incident, describing the events, the people involved, and the consequences of the violence.

War and Peace on the Rio Grande Frontier 1830 1880

War and Peace on the Rio Grande Frontier  1830   1880 Book
Author : Miguel Ángel González-Quiroga
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2020-03-05
ISBN : 0806167025
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The historical record of the Rio Grande valley through much of the nineteenth century reveals well-documented violence fueled by racial hatred, national rivalries, lack of governmental authority, competition for resources, and an international border that offered refuge to lawless men. Less noted is the region’s other everyday reality, one based on coexistence and cooperation among Mexicans, Anglo-Americans, and the Native Americans, African Americans, and Europeans who also inhabited the borderlands. War and Peace on the Rio Grande Frontier, 1830–1880 is a history of these parallel worlds focusing on a border that gave rise not only to violent conflict but also cooperation and economic and social advancement. Meeting here are the Anglo-Americans who came to the border region to trade, spread Christianity, and settle; Mexicans seeking opportunity in el norte; Native Americans who raided American and Mexican settlements alike for plunder and captives; and Europeans who crisscrossed the borderlands seeking new futures in a fluid frontier space. Historian Miguel Ángel González-Quiroga draws on national archives, letters, consular records, periodicals, and a host of other sources to give voice to borderlanders’ perspectives as he weaves their many, varied stories into one sweeping narrative. The tale he tells is one of economic connections and territorial disputes, of refugees and bounty hunters, speculation and stakeholding, smuggling and theft and other activities in which economic considerations often carried more weight than racial prejudice. Spanning the Anglo settlement of Texas in the 1830s, the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas , the US-Mexican War, various Indian wars, the US Civil War, the French intervention into Mexico, and the final subjugation of borderlands Indians by the combined forces of the US and Mexican armies, this is a magisterial work that forever alters, complicates, and enriches borderlands history.

The House Will Come To Order

The House Will Come To Order Book
Author : Patrick L. Cox,Michael Phillips
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2010-02-22
ISBN : 0292782411
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a state assumed to have a constitutionally weak governor, the Speaker of the Texas House wields enormous power, with the ability to almost single-handedly dictate the legislative agenda. The House Will Come to Order charts the evolution of the Speaker's role from a relatively obscure office to one of the most powerful in the state. This fascinating account, drawn from the Briscoe Center's oral history project on the former Speakers, is the story of transition, modernization, and power struggles. Weaving a compelling story of scandal, service, and opportunity, Patrick Cox and Michael Phillips describe the divisions within the traditional Democratic Party, the ascendance of Republicans, and how Texas business, agriculture, and media shaped perceptions of officeholders. While the governor and lieutenant governor wielded their power, the authors show how the modern Texas House Speaker built an office of equal power as the state became more complex and diverse. The authors also explore how race, class, and gender affected this transition as they explain the importance of the office in Texas and the impact the state's Speakers have had on national politics. At the apex of its power, the Texas House Speaker's role at last receives the critical consideration it deserves.

You All Spoken Here

You All Spoken Here Book
Author : Roy Wilder
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 1998-09-01
ISBN : 0820320293
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A marvelously funny piece of Southern humor and a language-lover's delight, this book preserves and explains the South's linguistic heritage with some 3,000 specimens of the region's most picturesque, metaphorical, and gloriously inventive speech.

The Stone Cold Truth

The Stone Cold Truth Book
Author : Steve Austin,J. R. Ross,Dennis Brent
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0743477200
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The legendary WWE wrestler offers an account of professional wrestling, the triumphs and tragedies of his own career, and his personal rise to success.

Discovering Texas History

Discovering Texas History Book
Author : Bruce A. Glasrud,Light Townsend Cummins,Cary D. Wintz
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2014-09-09
ISBN : 0806147849
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"'Discovering Texas History' is a historiographical reference book that will be invaluable to teachers, students, and researchers of Texas history. Chapter authors are familiar names in Texas history circles--a 'who's who' of high profile historians. Conceived as a follow-up to the award winning (but increasingly dated) 'A Guide the History of Texas' (1988), 'Discovering Texas History' focuses on the major trends in the study of Texas history since 1990. In part one, topical essays address significant historical themes, from race and gender to the arts and urban history. In part two, chronological essays cover the full span of Texas historiography from the Spanish era to the modern day. In each case, the goal is to analyze and summarize the subjects that have captured the attention of professional historians so that 'Discovering Texas History' will take its place as the standard work on the history of Texas history"--

The Land Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education

The Land Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education Book
Author : Roger L. Geiger
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 1351480308
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This work provides a critical reexamination of the origin and development of America's land-grant colleges and universities, created by the most important piece of legislation in higher education. The story is divided into five parts that provide closer examinations of representative developments.Part I describes the connection between agricultural research and American colleges. Part II shows that the responsibility of defining and implementing the land-grant act fell to the states, which produced a variety of institutions in the nineteenth century. Part III details the first phase of the conflict during the latter decades of the nineteenth century about whether land colleges were intended to be agricultural colleges, or full academic institutions. Part IV focuses on the fact that full-fledged universities became dominant institutions of American higher education. The final part shows that the land-grant mission is alive and well in university colleges of agriculture and, in fact, is inherent to their identity.Including some of the best minds the field has to offer, this volume follows in the fine tradition of past books in Transaction's Perspectives on the History of Higher Education series.