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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.

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.

Josey Wales

Josey Wales Book
Author : Forrest Carter
Publisher : UNM Press
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0826311687
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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[The vengeance trail of Josey Wales]. Sequel to Gone to Texas.

Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas Book
Author : John William Thomason
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1937
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Adventure and romance of a man detailed to a fort on the Rio Grande after the Civil War.

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.

Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas Book
Author : Leland L. Smith
Publisher : Historical Publications
Release : 1999-01-01
ISBN : 9781881825210
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 : 2021-06-17
ISBN : 1794761837
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 : 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.

Going to Texas

Going to Texas Book
Author : Center for Texas Studies at TCU.,Texas Christian University. Center for Texas Studies
Publisher : Texas Christian University Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Illustrates the history of the Lone Star State through ten original essays and color plates of sixty-four historic Texas maps, ranging from the earliest sixteenth-century maps of New Spain to statehood and into the twenty-first century.

Old 300

Old 300 Book
Author : Paul N. Spellman
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-07-17
ISBN : 9781497470583
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A broad and dramatic saga of the American westward migration to Texas between 1817 and 1825, this is the story of 300 families who made their way from all across the United States and four countries to settle in Austin's Colony in Mexican Texas. An in-depth, personal look at the families, this adventure considers why they came to Texas, how they got here, and what they shared together in the early years. Most of their stories begin a decade before their arrival on the banks of the Colorado and Brazos Rivers, from action during the War of 1812, through the early Texas filibusters and expeditions, and under the guidance of Moses Austin and his son Stephen F. Austin. It is at once a story of courage and sacrifice, dangers and tragedy, dedication to a dream and desire for a fresh beginning. The story is diverse and filled with unexpected surprises for both traveler and reader. There are American Indians resisting the settlers, pirates on the prowl, earthquakes and hurricanes and deadly floods taking their toll. These first mostly Anglo settlers included large families, young newlyweds, and single men in commercial partnerships, widows and widowers, the very young and the very old. Some brought slaves, some came destitute, and some came rich and eager. There were the scurrilous and the fugitives among the lot, all collectively signing on to Austin's Colony as the iconic Old 300. Author Paul N. Spellman teaches Texas History at Wharton County Junior College in Richmond, Texas.

Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas Book
Author : Garth Ennis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-06-17
ISBN : 9781563892615
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas Book
Author : Mary Rebecca Dulany Scott
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Also includes other ancestral and related families of the author. Ancestors include: Thomas Martin (1792-1855) of South Carolina and Alabama -- William Madison Haddox (1772-ca. 1848) of Virginia and South Carolina -- Henry Heaton (1812-1858) of Virginia and Arkansas -- John Holland (1824-1908) of Tennessee and Texas.

Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas Book
Author : Claris M. Phillips
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1989*
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780788400056
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A genealogy of Anglo-American and Mexican citizens abstracted from The Telegraph and Texas Register 1835-1841.

G T T Gone to Texas

G  T  T  Gone to Texas Book
Author : Thomas Hughes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9780243722617
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas Book
Author : Mickie Baldwin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas Book
Author : John Q. PICKARD (pseud.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1963
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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G T T Gone to Texas

G T T  Gone to Texas Book
Author : Thomas Hughes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1884
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A valuable and entertaining account of three young Englishmen who emigrated to Texas. The book consists of letters written home between 1878 and 1883. The three boys bought an 800 acre ranch near Boerne, and by 1883 had a successful sheep, cattle and horse ranch. The work, edited by their father, was written in part to encourage the second and third sons of English gentlemen, impoverished by a want of opportunity in England to emigrate to America.

Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas Book
Author : John Q. Pickard
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1965
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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