Gone To Texas


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Offers a history of the state of Texas from the arrival of the first humans approximately ten thousand years ago to the twenty-first century.

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Author by Randolph B. Campbell
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0195138430

Gone To Texas A History Of The Lone Star State


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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.

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Author by Randolph B. Campbell
Genre eBook History
Read Book 512
ISBN Number 9780199881383

Josey Wales


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Josey Wales was the most wanted man in Texas. His wife and child had been lost to pre-civil War destruction and, like Jesse James and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri--men with no cause but survival and no purpose but revenge. Josey Wales and his Cherokee friend, Lone Watie, set out for the West through the dangerous Camanchero territory. Hiding by day, traveling by night, they are joined by an Indian woman named Little Moonlight, and rescue an old woman and her granddaughter from their besieged wagon. The five of them travel toward Texas and win through brash and honest violence, a chance for a new way of life.

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Author by Forrest Carter
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 431
ISBN Number 9780826352125

Gone To Texas A History Of The Lone Star State


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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.

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Author by Randolph B. Campbell
Genre eBook History
Read Book 512
ISBN Number 9780199881383

Gone To Texas


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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.

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Author by Don Wright
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 384
ISBN Number 9780312871727

Gone To Texas


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Author by William MacLeod Raine
Genre eBook
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ISBN Number OCLC:221919691

Gone To Texas How Mayflower Decendants Got To Texas


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Author by Judie R Allen
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ISBN Number 9781794761834

Gone To Texas


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Called upon by President Andrew Jackson, Flintlock Jones and his grandson Christopher Groves join the fight for Texas's independence from Mexico and encounter kidnappers, river pirates, cutthroats, and bounty hunters. Original.

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Author by Jason Manning
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 0451185005

Gone To Texas


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Author by Thomas Hughes
Genre eBook Ranching
Read Book 244
ISBN Number OCLC:1067078716

G T T Gone To Texas


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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.

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Author by Thomas Hughes
Genre eBook Frontier and pioneer life
Read Book 228
ISBN Number UOM:39015059497357